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Find of the Month April 2022

Started by Jim Stettler, April 01, 2022, 05:47:54 PM

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 Poll Find of the Month -    April  2022  *** Vote for three***

SUnset2's WE 51AL candlestick, with Subset              $100                           Craigslist
8 (40%)
Harry Smith's   NIB 211.                                                          $34.46     total            eBay
8 (40%)
NorthernElectric's Northern Electric N20-UN                         $50 CDN
8 (40%)
oldguy's green Continental,                                                    $81.95 total                Shopgoodwill
11 (55%)
allnumbedup's  151AL converted from a 20AL                       $86  total                     on-line
8 (40%)

Total Members Voted: 20

Voting closed: May 05, 2022, 10:47:01 PM

Jim Stettler

Please review the overview for FOTM before nominating a phone'.
This helps keep the contest fair and consistent for everyone.


Post your "Find of the Month" here.

A "Find of the Month" is a telephone or a related item that you acquired during the month that you are particularly excited about either because of its rarity, the difficulty you had in trying to find it for your collection or the exceptional "deal" that you got on it. Other than that, any discussion of or comments about the nominated phone are not allowed, FOTM nominations only. As stated below, "Ideally your item would be (first) posted in its own thread elsewhere on the forum" and if so, "the forum link if discussed in another topic" is to be included in the nomination reply.

If a significant discussion of a nominated phone starts in a FOTM topic, it will be moved to a new "discussion" topic in the appropriate board and if not, then simply removed.

The "Find of the Month" contest is focused on the collection of telephones rather than on their sale for a profit. To be eligible for the "Find of the Month" contest:

- The finder must have personally acquired and actually own the item.
- The item can be acquired for free but it can not be a gift or present from anyone.
- The item (or any of its components) cannot be put up for sale during the contest period.
- Only one "Find" per owner can be in a "Find of the Month" contest.

A Nomination Should Include:

1) where and/or how the item was found.
2) the price & shipping cost.
3) the forum link to the topic discussing the find.
4) the eBay link if won there.
5) other information of importance about the find (why the item is very important to you for any reason).
6) and one or two pictures of the item.

Ideally your item would be posted in its own thread elsewhere on the forum such as "Auction Talk", "Flea Market/Yard Sale Finds" or "Collectors Corner" Board. Then you or anyone else can nominate your "Find" to the Current "Find of the Month" thread by posting at least one picture and other details including the price paid, any shipping costs and a link to the original discussion on the forum. It is not a requirement that your find be posted elsewhere on the forum but the more details the better.

Nominations of phones listed in other forum discussion topics, by members that do not own the item but realize it is indeed a "find" worthy of being nominated as a "Find of the Month" candidate, are always welcome.

Please pick your best "Find" to submit for the month limiting your entry to one phone or one "Find" that might include limited multiple items. If you have already entered for the month and come up with something even better either submit your new find indicating that it replaces your previous entry OR you can enter your new Find in next months contest.

To check out a list of all past winners including the Find of the YEAR winners, click here:

          --> Winner's List <--

TelePlay has grabbed pictures of all of the "Find of the Month" winners since we started this back in 2010 and he has put them into albums on forum. Thanks John.  To check them out, click here:

          --> Photo Album <--

Jim S.
You live, You learn,
You die, you forget it all.


I will nominate SUnset2's WE 51AL candlestick, purchased with it's Subset, from Craigslist for $100.

"It appears to be 100% original. The paint is in very good condition, there are a couple of worn spots on the base cord, but not particularly noticeable. No chips on the receiver or mouthpiece......
......The original number card is from the ELliott exchange".

A collector of  'Monochrome Phones with Sepia Tones'   ...and a Duck!
Vintage Phones - 10% man made, 90% Tribble


Since there is only 1 so  far, I am going to add my NIB 211.
Purchased from eBay for a total of $34.46 with shipping. I have received it but I have not unpacked it yet so just the picture from the listing for now. I will add more over the weekend.
Harry Smith
ATCA 4434

"There is no try,
there is only
do or do not"


What the heck; guess I'm in too.

For your consideration, the Northern Electric N20-UN I bought earlier this month for $50 CDN and posted about here.  The seller threw a harvest gold 500 in for free, too.



I guess i'll throw my hat in the ring with my green Continental, I paid way too much for on Shopgoodwill. $65 + $16.95 shipping. it's in pretty good shape, I haven't cleaned it up yet. you guy's & gals have probably noticed, I like Continentals & Imperials.[attach id=246543]IMG_2107.JPG


I will throw in another candlestick. It is a 151AL converted from a 20AL won on-line for $86 including buyers premium and shipping. Link and a few more pictures showing perch, celluloid dial face with filled holes and dates on receiver:

allnumbedup's 151AL
Analog Phones for a Digital World

Jim Stettler

The April find of the Month Poll is now open
5 day poll
Vote for up to three

You live, You learn,
You die, you forget it all.

Jim Stettler

Congratulations to oldguy
The April 2022 Find of the month winner

 with  their  green Continental, purchased for $81.95 total  at Shopgoodwill.

nice find,
You live, You learn,
You die, you forget it all.


Thank you all. Even though we do this for fun, it's always fun to win😀