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Title: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Doug Rose on February 07, 2010, 02:05:13 PM
Collectors....seeing Vern's place on the Forum gave me a bright idea! How about everyone take a few shots of their collection and post it for everyone to see. Very few of us can match Vern's, but let's give it a go. Since it was my idea, I'll go first. I spent all yesterday afternoon dusting and cleaning and took six pictures to give the best view of my phone room. Its quality, not quantity so let's see what you collect. I collect from the late 1880s to the color 302s of early 50's. I also collect Porcelain and glass Telco signs and assorted  telephone go withs. This should be fun, lets keep this thread going for awhile. Lets see what you like......Doug
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Jim Stettler on February 07, 2010, 02:41:44 PM
darn,
I also  got motivated to rearrange the phone room. No photos yet(work in progress). Vern's photo's and my (new-in transit)soft KE500's convinced me to make some changes .

My phone room is 13 x 23.{ yes Vern, it is small by your standard. You saw it, Don't rub it in}

 I have 25'-30' (linear) of library. Part of my  space is occupied by the "Glass Works", (fused dichroic glass jewelry, created by my wife and daughters).

I also store many "climate safe" items in my sheds.

Photo's will be posted after the transition.

Doug,  please send me photo's and stories on your clear 302. I am always chasing clear telephone info.


Jim S


Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Doug Rose on January 19, 2011, 05:08:07 PM
Every year in January, I take pictures of my Phone Room. New phones are added and old friends leave for other collections. In my 30+ years of collecting, I have never once regretted taking a phone from my room to send to another collector. This is my current Phone Room. I was fortunate, I did find some wonderful phones in 2010 ....Doug
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Dave F on January 20, 2011, 12:24:44 PM
Every year in January, I take pictures of my Phone Room. New phones are added and old friends leave for other collections. In my 30+ years of collecting, I have never once regretted taking a phone from my room to send to another collector. This is my current Phone Room. I was fortunate, I did find some wonderful phones in 2010 ....Doug
Doug,

What an absolutely outstanding collection!!  Thanks so much for letting us see it.

Dave
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: gpo706 on January 20, 2011, 12:42:55 PM
Absolutely gobsmacking.

Kidphone obviously stays in an ex-nuclear bunker, otherwise how does he get all that lovely stuff hanging off the walls and sitting on the floor!
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Dennis Markham on January 20, 2011, 01:14:03 PM
Doug as I've said before, that is one beautiful collection of telephones and related items.  Every time I look at those photos---after some time has passed "I spy" something different that I'd love to have in my collection.  This time I Spy those nice colored Stromberg Carlson 1212 Fatboys.  Fantastic!

Are there TWO 334A subsets on that shelf? 
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Russ Kirk on January 20, 2011, 01:40:00 PM
Excellent collection Doug.   Looks like you cannot get a bigger TV because it may fight with the phones.     Your telephone room looks a lot like my wife's basset hound room.  She has over 2000 items in her collection. Your collection makes my 125+ phone room look puny.

Northernman - they are Tibbles.  Interesting article on Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tribble

Russ....
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Jim Stettler on January 20, 2011, 02:05:41 PM
That is a very nice collection Doug. I spottede more than 1 HTF item.

Since you occasionally sell an item, I really don't think you have a telephone problem (yet).
Jim
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Doug Rose on January 20, 2011, 04:35:14 PM
Thank you all for you kind words on my phone room. No problems can find me in here. It is my escape from real world. You will usually find me in here a few hours before I call it a day with a good book and some good music on the stereo. Tom Petty's Live Box set is whats been playing the past few weeks in here, after bumping the Beatles Box set off. The view is pretty special as well.....Doug
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Dennis Markham on January 20, 2011, 07:34:09 PM
Doug, you better reinforce the windows so the snow doesn't push its way inside.
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Kenny C on January 20, 2011, 08:06:30 PM
Doug,
 Great collection!!!!!!!! is that blue manual 302 on the bottom painted?
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Post by: Craig T on January 20, 2011, 10:11:08 PM
Unreal Doug! Excellent Display!
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Doug Rose on January 21, 2011, 07:49:52 AM
Doug,
 Great collection!!!!!!!! is that blue manual 302 on the bottom painted?
Kenny...the Manual Blue 302 is a Painted Metal set and the color is a dead ringer for a blue thermoplastic set. This was done by Mark Scola as was the Old Brass 302 metal set next to it. These are just amazing phones. Mark does such a great job painting. They came out so nice, you rub your fingers over the paint, you cannot tell if its plastic or paint. I always told Mark he should go into business refurbing phones...Doug
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Kenny C on January 21, 2011, 06:04:52 PM
I love that color blue. I may get me one someday.
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Tom B on January 21, 2011, 06:19:40 PM
Hey Doug
I could have a phone collection like that, but I'd have to get divorced first ;)
Or spend the rest of my life enduring THE LOOK :o
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: AE_Collector on January 21, 2011, 09:34:44 PM
Hey Doug:

Are those "Character Phones" that look like a chair, a lamp, a TV etc the older rotary models or are they Touch Tone?

Terry
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: stopthemachine on January 24, 2011, 01:20:51 AM
Doug as I've said before, that is one beautiful collection of telephones and related items.  Every time I look at those photos---after some time has passed "I spy" something different that I'd love to have in my collection.  This time I Spy those nice colored Stromberg Carlson 1212 Fatboys.  Fantastic!

Are there TWO 334A subsets on that shelf? 
Wow, Doug!  So many HTF and awesome phones in your collection!  I love the SC 1212 phones in COLOR as well!  Awesome Kellogg phones too--I recently obtained a Kellogg 900 VERY reasonably on eBay.  I still need to fine an ivory Kellogg phone for the random, white Kellogg dial blank I bought years ago.  Haha.  It was...wishful thinking, I guess?  Ah, the Pearch Telephone Company...come back...
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Doug Rose on January 02, 2012, 07:23:27 AM
Its January again, and every January I take new pictures of my collection. Some new phones have come to stay while others have left for new collections to sit in....Happy New Year....Doug
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Dennis Markham on January 02, 2012, 09:45:03 AM
If there is a nicer display of beautiful phones, anywhere, I sure haven't seen it.  What a great collection, Doug!  And I say that every time I see your photos.
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: GG on January 03, 2012, 10:36:12 PM


Yow!, Doug, you've got a seriously impressive collection there, and some of those are seriously rare.

So I have a pesky question. That yellow and orange Kellogg 1000, what's the history of that one?

Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Tom B on January 09, 2012, 04:22:45 PM
Doug
 I notice that your collection is looking a bit cramped and probably takes a lot of effort with dustin' and polishin'. I'll do you a favour and save you some work by taking the aqua 302 off your hands - won't even charge you ;)
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: liteamorn on January 10, 2012, 02:17:33 PM
Amazing phones guys! Doug, OMG! Your collection intimidates, inspires, awes and just scares me half to death! lol, simply an amazing, amazing collection.  What phones ring when one calls your house these days! .
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: BDM on January 11, 2012, 11:56:26 PM
DOUG ROSE, this is for you  :o :o :o ;D
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Doug Rose on December 17, 2012, 06:48:07 PM
Here is my collection.....pics taken today....Doug
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Doug Rose on December 17, 2012, 06:48:37 PM
one more....who is next?  ...Doug
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Daniel F on January 18, 2013, 08:50:21 PM
Wonderfull collection !  :) ::)
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Dennis Markham on January 18, 2013, 09:39:21 PM
Doug, those pictures would make a great jigsaw puzzle.  I think there are places that you can send in your own photo to have a puzzle manufactured.  Phone collectors may like something like that.  You'll be rich!  (I get 10% for the idea). :)

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Post by: AE40FAN on January 18, 2013, 10:59:10 PM
Definately an amazing collection...those colored 302's!
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: K1WI on January 19, 2013, 07:43:53 AM
           


              W O W  ! ! !
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: persido on January 19, 2013, 11:43:15 AM
I now know what heaven looks like....awesome pictures.
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: MagicMo on February 15, 2013, 10:28:24 PM
This is simply incredible. I'm speechless. Every phone is more amazing than the next. Do you still have all of these phones?
I tried to pick out a favorite but it kept changing.
Mo
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: JorgeAmely on February 16, 2013, 05:51:47 PM
Doug:

Of all your signs, I particularly like the "Hippies, use side door" sign. Made in the 60s?  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: telcosteve on March 18, 2013, 02:32:09 PM
What an outstanding collection.  Wow, I had thought back in the late 80s I was the only phone collector. This website is truly awesome.  Oh, cool Abbey Road pic.   I have a poster of John Lennon walking down stairs into his head (very interesting drawing) signed by Billy Preston back in 1982.  Anyway...Your phone collection is amazing!

Steve
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: jfrutschy on August 14, 2013, 10:16:50 AM
Wow Doug,  Outstanding telephone room.  Very impressive very!!!
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Doug Rose on August 14, 2013, 10:21:04 AM
thanks John....it's a labor of love. I also have a very understanding wife!
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Tim Mc on August 14, 2013, 11:45:49 AM
The photos also remind me of my kids' I Spy books.  Thanks for sharing...and, I can show my wife that my phone habit is very small by comparison to some of us. ;)
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Doug Rose on September 19, 2013, 07:48:54 AM
It has finally happened! I bought a few nice phones at Brimfield for my personal collection, but I no longer have a phone to easily remove. In the past, I would buy one and then send one to another deserving home. I am now having trouble finding one to go to a deserving home.

I think my collection might finally be closed. Might!.....Doug
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: AE_Collector on September 19, 2013, 10:50:38 AM
Have you called in any contractors yet Doug? Don't take the easy way out! Got to remain open to all possible solutions.

Terry
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: wds on September 19, 2013, 03:06:21 PM
What are you talking about?  I see an entire ceiling with not one phone on it. 
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: baldopeacock on September 19, 2013, 04:25:55 PM
The TV and swivel rocker chair are in the way of telephones.  They gotta go.
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Doug Rose on December 26, 2013, 03:03:56 PM
Its that time of the year again. Phone Room has been dusted and ready for 2014 pictures. Six shots of my phone room. I can't see there being many changes this year as I find it harder and harder to move one out when another comes in.  My class of '14....Doug
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: wds on December 26, 2013, 03:10:47 PM
Nice - I see that North Candlestick you picked up earlier in the year.  Wonderful collection.
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Doug Rose on December 26, 2013, 03:24:22 PM
thanks Dave...I do appreciate it. I also kept a Leich stick from Janet's great find as well.  I did not have a North or a Leich Stick so I was more than happy to keep just those two.....Doug
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Phonesrfun on December 26, 2013, 03:25:00 PM
Doug,

How in the world do you dust all those?  It would be a glorious process.
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Doug Rose on December 26, 2013, 03:32:03 PM
Doug,

How in the world do you dust all those?  It would be a glorious process.
Bill...I have a big arsed feather duster that I spray with pledge during the dusting process. Janet says, its not dusting at all. I can really see the difference. She tolerates my space, so who am I to disagree....Doug
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: WesternElectricBen on December 26, 2013, 05:02:32 PM
Man, you surely do have an amazing question. Though, I would be worried all that natural light would discolor the phone, if it was mine, I would have the blinds drawn all the time.

Ben
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Scott Toth on January 09, 2014, 03:13:15 PM
Hi Doug my email is scottmtoth1@att.net.
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Doug Rose on January 09, 2014, 06:06:30 PM
Scott....welcome to the Forum, great bunch of guys and gals who love phones like you do. Post some pictures of your collection for everyone to see....Doug
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: N7LTH on January 09, 2014, 08:33:58 PM
That is a truly extraordinary and most beautiful collection. Definitely an inspiration...

The only drawback is that the grand total REN must be written in scientific notation!
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: BDM on March 06, 2014, 11:22:27 AM
Whenever I look at Doug's collection, I try and imagine all of those phones ringing at once. What a sound that would be!
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Doug Rose on March 06, 2014, 05:50:00 PM
thanks guys...I appreciate the kind words.

Brian.....good to see you back....Doug
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Post by: tipnring on September 25, 2014, 09:51:26 PM
I am just a new member and I must say that is one amazing collection you got there !!!!!

Have you got one of these
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Doug Rose on September 27, 2014, 04:38:36 PM
thank you very much, I do appreciate it.

No ..I do not have one, it sure is a real nice phone...Welcome to the Forum...Doug
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: suhoni56 on October 14, 2014, 07:25:50 PM
WOW!!!!!!
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Doug Rose on October 16, 2014, 05:37:53 AM
thanks Susan..... I started out the same as you are now. One phone at a time. Welcome to the Forum....Doug
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Dan/Panther on November 10, 2014, 11:55:55 AM
Doug,
What an absolutely wonderful collection. I always felt a collection on display should be well organized, but Now I realize that is NOT the best way to display a collection. My collection, you can look at it, and the next time pretty much know what to expect. Your display, Like Dennis mentioned, you find new things every time you look. Never gets boring. I did notice that you have a couple Lanterns hanging over the window, I have those exact same two Lanterns The blue Dietz with Red Glass, and The Red with Red Glass.

D/P

Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Doug Rose on December 02, 2014, 08:22:31 PM
The new carpeting is in!! The new shelves are up and the Phone Room is ready for "today." After 8 Hours I am beat. Just had a real hot shower and a good stiff drink. I am very happy with the end result (not finished). This was Five 8+ hour days to accomplish this. ....Kiddead

Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: WesternElectricBen on December 02, 2014, 08:34:48 PM
Looks really nice, Doug.

Ben
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Post by: Russ Kirk on December 02, 2014, 08:50:40 PM
Looks great, my avatar and I like the Basset Hound on the chair.
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Post by: Mr. Bones on December 02, 2014, 10:32:33 PM
Looks remarkable, Doug!

     I'm glad you were able to weather the whole ordeal. After all those hours of work, and stress over this, I'd feel free to another stiff drink, were I you! ;)

     I'd love to see some pics of your growing collection of manual phones, someday when you have some time. I have a goodly number of them, myself, and fancy them a great deal. 8)

Best regards!
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Doug Rose on December 03, 2014, 05:42:18 AM
Looks great, my avatar and I like the Basset Hound on the chair.
Hey Russ.....Its a Hush Puppie  advertisement from days gone by. Marked on the bottom foot....Doug
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: AE_Collector on December 03, 2014, 11:16:22 AM
I bet the Hush Puppy landed in the chair just before the pictures. Prior to that Doug probably made frequent use of the chair. And thank heavens for alcohol eh Doug?!

Terry
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Brinybay on December 03, 2014, 02:19:26 PM
The new carpeting is in!! The new shelves are up and the Phone Room is ready for "today." After 8 Hours I am beat. Just had a real hot shower and a good stiff drink. I am very happy with the end result (not finished). This was Five 8+ hour days to accomplish this. ....Kiddead


Ok Doug, just from the effort you described, I'm feeling like a lazy (beep).  Going to put some time in organizing my little corner.
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Doug Rose on December 03, 2014, 06:23:26 PM
thanks guys, I can tell you for all that bending and lifting ....the thighs are killing me. Terry not enough of alcohol can kill this, plus its a school night....Doug
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Tim Mc on December 06, 2014, 11:02:20 AM
What a job!  These photos are good to show my wife either how lucky she is since I'm nowhere near this level of collecting...

...or how bad it can get over the next decade or so.  Ha!  Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing Doug!
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: jeremiahdove on January 14, 2015, 12:52:06 AM
Very Impressive collection I would say. Truly appreciate the posting Doug. Thank you for allowing me to admire your beauties... :P  :P
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Post by: Babybearjs on January 14, 2015, 11:34:42 AM
I hope you have plans for all this stuff when you pass on..... where does all this stuff wind up after you leave this life....
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Post by: Fabius on January 14, 2015, 04:09:17 PM
I hope you have plans for all this stuff when you pass on..... where does all this stuff wind up after you leave this life....

No problem! I'm taking it with me.
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Doug Rose on January 14, 2015, 05:02:13 PM
I hope you have plans for all this stuff when you pass on..... where does all this stuff wind up after you leave this life....
Yard Sale?
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Post by: Babybearjs on January 14, 2015, 08:59:26 PM
oh that's going to be interesting when you get to the other side with all your "luggage"....
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Post by: Dave203 on February 06, 2015, 12:38:54 AM
I always get lost in your collection. So many wonderful phones and signs to look at. If I lived there I woundnt need cable tv. I'd just look at the walls all day  :D
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Doug Rose on February 06, 2015, 09:38:01 PM
Hey Dave...thanks for the kind words....when the phone room had its reorg...the TV was removed. I took your advise....Doug
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Post by: Matilo Telephones on February 07, 2015, 07:31:49 AM
Looks fantastic, Doug. What a job!

But ehm, did you not forget to put in a picture of that new flooring?  :D
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Doug Rose on February 07, 2015, 08:26:56 AM
Arwin....good to have you back. Here is the finished room....Doug
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Post by: Doug Rose on February 07, 2015, 08:29:08 AM
a few more pics
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Post by: persido on February 07, 2015, 09:22:38 AM
Wow, it makes me dizzy, there is so much to look at. The room looks amazing, you could open it as a telephone Museum.  Who dose the dusting???

Scot
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Doug Rose on February 07, 2015, 09:38:21 AM
Hey Scot....the dusting is me. Janet vacuums one a week. I dust it in ####s. I use a big feather with a little pledge on it. It works well, but is just a surface clean. I do a section every few months where I take every phone and wipe it with a clean cloth. It is labor intensive and takes a lot of time, but well worth it to me.....Doug
Title: New Year New Pics of the Phone Room
Post by: Doug Rose on January 14, 2017, 09:20:25 AM
2017 Telephone Room
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Doug Rose on January 14, 2017, 09:21:23 AM
two more
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Post by: Jim Stettler on January 14, 2017, 10:43:45 AM
Amazing!
Jim S.
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Post by: KaiserFrazer67 on April 08, 2017, 06:15:55 PM
That is one beautiful and amazing collection, Doug.  Thanks for sharing!
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Post by: oldguy on April 09, 2017, 12:31:10 AM
You do have an outstanding collection Doug. But we don't see all the work that you put into all those phones. It takes a lot of work to restore all those phones.
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Doug Rose on April 09, 2017, 09:04:06 AM
Gary....thanks for the kind words...its a labor of love

HAPPY BIRTHDAY.......Doug
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Post by: mentalstampede on April 30, 2017, 11:07:56 AM
Beautiful!
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Post by: dlvh on September 10, 2017, 10:18:25 PM
This is nearly...unbelievable! Nice collection Doug! Is your wife a Saint?
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Post by: Doug Rose on September 11, 2017, 05:32:59 AM
thanks for the kind words and yes she is!
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Post by: TelePlay on November 23, 2017, 10:22:56 AM
Wow, it makes me dizzy, there is so much to look at.

ditto, Doug . . . A very nice display and a great collection to be proud of.
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Doug Rose on January 26, 2018, 08:47:27 AM
Some phones have left for other collections, some new arrivals. Telephone room 1/26/2018
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Post by: AE_Collector on January 26, 2018, 11:18:13 AM
Amazing as always Doug! I totally understand why your carpet layer quit and now works free of charge for the “Rid the World of Old Telephones” Scrap Metal Association.

Terry
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: RotarDad on January 26, 2018, 04:02:11 PM
Doug - Always appreciate seeing the updates!  Nice variety, arrangement, and cleanliness!!  Two items:

1) I see your new rose manual 302, taking the place of a red manual 302, leading me to guess the red one was painted.  True?

2) I can’t find your stock exchange turret phone....  Is it there somewhere?
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Post by: Dennis Markham on January 26, 2018, 06:17:53 PM
It's always fun to see your wonderful phone collection, Doug.  Fantastic!

By the way...I'm still waiting to see a  picture of the puzzle all put together..........

~Dennis
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Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on January 26, 2018, 06:48:57 PM
I just had a thought...

How much do you think those walls weigh right now? :o

Fantastic collection, Doug! I wish we had a 360° view of the room. I still get confused about what part of the room is what.
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Doug Rose on January 26, 2018, 07:28:21 PM
Doug - Always appreciate seeing the updates!  Nice variety, arrangement, and cleanliness!!  Two items:

1) I see your new rose manual 302, taking the place of a red manual 302, leading me to guess the red one was painted.  True?

2) I can’t find your stock exchange turret phone....  Is it there somewhere?
Paul.  I still have the turret phone, next to the VO mirror on right. The red Manual  was painted and I still have it....Doug
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Doug Rose on January 26, 2018, 07:32:32 PM
It's always fun to see your wonderful phone collection, Doug.  Fantastic!

By the way...I'm still waiting to see a  picture of the puzzle all put together..........

~Dennis
Den...I still have the puzzle, I will open it and have my grand kids assemble it.  One of the nicest gifts I have ever received...many thanks...Doug
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Doug Rose on January 26, 2018, 07:38:17 PM
I just had a thought...

How much do you think those walls weigh right now? :o

Fantastic collection, Doug! I wish we had a 360° view of the room. I still get confused about what part of the room is what.
Christian ...pics going in order around the room from first pic to the right....Doug
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: compubit on January 26, 2018, 07:47:53 PM
Love the pictures - it's giving me some ideas for how to display my phone "subcollections": Princesses in Color, Trimlines in Color, 564/565s in Color, and the "White Collection" - about 50 different models, all in white (or a could of cases antique white).  I'm also working on a wall display for 554/1554/2554s in color to hang on a wall

Ideally, I'd like to hook up some of the subcollections with a Panasonic 624 or two...

Jim
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Post by: AE_Collector on January 27, 2018, 01:34:31 AM
Ideally, I'd like to hook up some of the subcollections with a Panasonic 624 or two...

Jim

I can help you out with that Jim. 400 Line Hitachi crossbar PBX.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=2124.msg34273#msg34273

Terry
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Doug Rose on January 28, 2018, 12:55:41 PM
Christian ...pics going in order around the room from first pic to the right....Doug
Christian.....when we redid the house in 2001 this room was constructed to display telephones.  The original shelves were built by a carpenter. Extra beams in the wall to distribute the weight.  I don’t think anyone in 2001 thought it would look like it does now....including me!  8)
Title: Phone Room 2019
Post by: Doug Rose on January 27, 2019, 11:45:56 AM
Somes new Telephones, some off to other collections. This is a labor of love!!...Doug
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: tubaman on January 27, 2019, 01:09:47 PM
Amazing!
Makes my collection of about 100 phones seem rather small!
 ;D
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Butch Harlow on January 27, 2019, 03:30:57 PM
Dude! You have a problem! A wonderful problem, one I am trying hard to have myself.
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Pourme on January 27, 2019, 05:00:20 PM
Amazing!
Makes my collection of about 100 phones seem rather small!
 ;D

My exact thought!.....Every time I see those pictures, I love!
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Doug Rose on January 27, 2019, 05:58:26 PM
Thanks folks...it is my last stop for about an hour every night befor I call it a day.  My own little slice of heaven. As my 3 year old granddaughter says.....”MINE.".. 8).....Doug
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Key2871 on January 27, 2019, 07:45:37 PM
Yaoza, that's a lot of communication in there.
Very impressive collection, and a recliner right in there so you can sit and bask in the glory of all those phone's!
That's a LOT of dusting, that must be a full time job all in its self.
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: oldguy on January 27, 2019, 11:27:41 PM
That’s a labor of love. I agree about the dusting :)
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: CanadianGuy on January 27, 2019, 11:33:56 PM
I'd probably try to turn it into a clean room! I can't imagine how much money that's all worth. Amazing!
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Bob S on March 30, 2019, 07:27:26 AM
Doug It shows a lot of Love what your doing collecting just wonderful. Do you use any of them what is your favorite ones
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Dan/Panther on March 30, 2019, 12:01:22 PM
Doug's collection is no big deal. I have a Red Lantern just like the one hanging in his window.

D/P




Nice collection Doug........ ;)
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Doug Rose on March 30, 2019, 01:56:28 PM
thanks guys...I do appreciate it.  It is a labor of love...Doug
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Whitcrane76 on April 01, 2019, 07:20:29 PM
That is an impressive collection! Those colored phones tend to get out of my price range, that’s why I try to stick with black! Very nice though.
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: phonetech87 on December 31, 2019, 06:44:27 PM
Hi Doug;
Thanks for posting your AMAZING Telephone Collection. It is awesome. It also takes me off the hook when I get told about having TOO MANY phones. Thanks for being there for us. Love your phones...

Ben Salem
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Doug Rose on December 31, 2019, 09:54:53 PM
Thanks Ben....Forty plus years of collecting. A labor of love....Doug
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Doug Rose on January 01, 2020, 09:57:34 AM
Phone Room 2020
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: guitar1580 on January 01, 2020, 07:14:38 PM
Awesome collection, Doug.  You have some great looking phones and wonderful displays.  Happy 2020.

Josh P
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Doug Rose on January 01, 2020, 08:35:10 PM
ThankS Josh...I do appreciate it...Doug
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: oldguy on January 01, 2020, 11:06:38 PM
Your phone collection is always amazing. Outanding work Doug, with help from Jan😀
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Doug Rose on January 02, 2020, 07:58:17 AM
thanks Gary....Jan is a huge help and let's me keep it ...... with no complaints....Doug
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Pourme on January 02, 2020, 02:00:14 PM
~

Doug, I don't know if you have ever addressed the possible issue of the weight of all those heavy phones. Have you had to make any reinforcement in the infrastructural at all? Most walls aren't called on to support that kind of weight.

I'm always amazed and mostly jealous when I see these annual updates!
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Doug Rose on January 02, 2020, 02:12:05 PM
Benny ....when we did the house over 19 years ago, this room was built with displaying phones in mind. I don't think either Jan or Kidphone thought this would ever happen!  8)

Knock on wood, so far so good!...Doug
Title: Pictures of My Collection 7/19
Post by: Doug Rose on July 20, 2021, 08:21:08 AM
This is the current collection, some have gone to other collections as a few new ones are added.

It was a cloudy day and perfect to take pictures. ...Doug
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: 5415551212 on July 20, 2021, 11:34:43 PM
Wow Doug incredible collection.
I just scrolled thru 10 years of this entire thread.
How many of these phones do you have hooked up?
Perhaps I should send you some 50 pair cable?
--Stephen
Title: Re: Doug Rose's Amazing Telephone Collection!
Post by: Doug Rose on July 21, 2021, 12:25:41 PM
Stephen I have ONE Western Electric 334 Ringer (love the sound) working in the phone room. I change out a phone every once in a while to use. Now, its a 3 37 302....thanks....Doug