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Started by Doug Rose, June 04, 2020, 09:31:09 AM

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Richard Rose  of the TCI offers members on the TCI List a service to get phones painted. It is a certain color that he needs to get done for the phones he sells at that time. He is a great guy.

When I have some parts that will be better painted, I send them to him. Painting is really good and more than reasonable. He has a new painter and it is really good. Glass like finish.

I got a manual Brown 500 set done. I know the dial blank it newer, but it is all I had. It is a decent place holder. This batch was all Brown.

I try to make all painted sets manual.

Batch before was a -53 Red and was spot on. They are -53 but look more like a thermo red in the pictures, but the Red 302 matches my real Blook Red 302 perfectly...Doug


They look GREAT Doug.


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Thanks Ben...amazing what can be done with phones that had reached the end of the line....Doug


Those are beautiful Doug.

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thanks Gary, very pleased the way they came out....Doug

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For everyone on the TCI List you know Richard Rose (no relation), great guy and a friend to the collector. He has painted some phones for me that could not be made presentable. He makes gems out of phone that would be discarded or parted out.

I got a pink batch from him today and it is just tremendous. The North and the AE40 were for my collection, the Manual Metal 302 was for a customer for Christmas but it did not arrive in time. I had the pink cords (line cord is inside) from a beater 302 that someone had poorly painted years ago that Jan found last summer for a $1 with a 4H dial. Matches pretty good.

I know they are painted, but they sure look nice to me.

Every phone room needs a little color...Doug



Man, those are nice!
I am with you Doug.
The room needs color.
My son looked at my line up, he is 34. and said "why do you collect these?, they are not impressive".
I have an early 302, a Redbar, a north, and an AE 40 in a row.
And ALL black!!!
So, yeah, some color would be nice. ;)


I have seen Richard's work, very impressive.

Doug Rose was an amazing transformation.

Richard is a long time collector before he became a seller. He is an Ericaphone expert.

He is a collector first. He sells on eBay as Memory Lane Collectables....Doug

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A few more that I had painted by Richard...Doug