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Offline Kenton K

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Should I sell it? Seamless F1
« on: September 06, 2014, 01:59:47 AM »
HI forum,

I recently found myself with another grooveless F1 handset. I kind of want to keep it, but I already have another one and I am contemplating selling it. I heard they were scarce. Only the handle is there though, no caps or elements.

My question is: is it worth selling? I have no base for it to go on at the moment, but do you think I will be able to find another one if I wanted to? Are they actually that rare? Is there any interest in the forum?

Thanks y'all for your advice-
Kenton

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Re: Should I sell it? Seamless F1
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2014, 07:13:50 AM »
Kenton....Post a picture of the markings....Doug
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Re: Should I sell it? Seamless F1
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2014, 09:05:54 AM »
I would check the market and see if they are still getting crazy prices.  Then ask yourself "What do I need it for?"  Unless you are going to obtain another 1937 302, and that 302 is missing its handset, there isn't much use for it. 
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Re: Should I sell it? Seamless F1
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2014, 10:57:14 AM »
HI forum,

I recently found myself with another grooveless F1 handset. I kind of want to keep it, but I already have another one and I am contemplating selling it. I heard they were scarce. Only the handle is there though, no caps or elements.

My question is: is it worth selling? I have no base for it to go on at the moment, but do you think I will be able to find another one if I wanted to? Are they actually that rare? Is there any interest in the forum?

Thanks y'all for your advice-
Kenton

Kenton,

     I am interested in the seamless F1, dependent on my fiduciary limitations, of course! ;)

Best regards!

Terrence
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Re: Should I sell it? Seamless F1
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2014, 02:12:38 PM »
Kenton, would you mind looking for a date on the handle so I can add it to the list?

So far the ungrooved F1 handles found are dated as follows:

IV 36                    --Doug found painted green on a 202
3/37                     --K1WI's 3/37 302 NOS with 4H dial
3-08-37                --Ebay listing for separate handset
4-29-37                --Sargeguy's 9-37 302 with 4H dial
5-37                     --Paul-f.com
5-20-37               
   ?                       --on a 6-37 302 listed on Ebay
6-7-37                  --Kenton's handset in this thread............................ Buyer of Kenton's handset is reselling it on Ebay 5/1/16  http://www.ebay.com/itm/111984798978
11-16-37              --Kenton found on a 202
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Re: Should I sell it? Seamless F1
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2014, 02:23:02 PM »
Kenton...seems to be a lot of interest, put it on ebay for $20 with no buy it now and see where it goes....Doug
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Re: Should I sell it? Seamless F1
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2014, 10:40:22 PM »
Kenton, would you mind looking for a date on the handle so I can add it to the list?

So far the ungrooved F1 handles found are dated as follows:

IV 36                    --Doug found painted green on a 202
3/37                     --K1WI's 3/37 302 NOS with 4H dial
3-08-37                --Ebay listing for separate handset
4-29-37                --Sargeguy's 9-37 302 with 4H dial
5-37                     --Paul-f.com
5-20-37               
   ?                       --on a 6-37 302 listed on Ebay
11-16-37              --Kenton found on a 202

Yes, its is 6-7-37

Ken

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Re: Should I sell it? Seamless F1
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2014, 11:40:52 PM »
Kenton, would you mind looking for a date on the handle so I can add it to the list?

So far the ungrooved F1 handles found are dated as follows:

IV 36                    --Doug found painted green on a 202
3/37                     --K1WI's 3/37 302 NOS with 4H dial
3-08-37                --Ebay listing for separate handset
4-29-37                --Sargeguy's 9-37 302 with 4H dial
5-37                     --Paul-f.com
5-20-37               
   ?                       --on a 6-37 302 listed on Ebay
11-16-37              --Kenton found on a 202

Yes, its is 6-7-37

Ken

What does the inscription read?   I think the first versions didn't mention the "F1" as the last line of inscription. But I have no reference dates yet for those.

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Re: Should I sell it? Seamless F1
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2014, 12:32:08 AM »
Kenton, would you mind looking for a date on the handle so I can add it to the list?

So far the ungrooved F1 handles found are dated as follows:

IV 36                    --Doug found painted green on a 202
3/37                     --K1WI's 3/37 302 NOS with 4H dial
3-08-37                --Ebay listing for separate handset
4-29-37                --Sargeguy's 9-37 302 with 4H dial
5-37                     --Paul-f.com
5-20-37               
   ?                       --on a 6-37 302 listed on Ebay
11-16-37              --Kenton found on a 202

Yes, its is 6-7-37

Ken

What does the inscription read?   I think the first versions didn't mention the "F1" as the last line of inscription. But I have no reference dates yet for those.

It reads

BELL SYSTEM
manufactured by
Western Electric Company
F1
manufactured for

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Re: Should I sell it? Seamless F1
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2014, 12:43:38 AM »
If you aren't sure, you should probably hang on to it. Unless you can get a crazy amount of money for it, it would be better to keep it with the possibility of getting a '37 302 without a matching handset.
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Re: Should I sell it? Seamless F1
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2014, 02:51:51 AM »
This is tough. I would happily sell if I only knew the price, but I've only ever seen one on ebay and there some uncertainty. I'm leaning towards listing it. Anybody have any offers before I plan on listing it? If I sell, I would rather give the forum priority, Ebay is so impersonal and takes a nasty 10%.

-Ken

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Re: Should I sell it? Seamless F1
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2014, 01:37:27 PM »
I am looking for early 500 soft plastic set(s) of similar value.
 

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Re: Should I sell it? Seamless F1
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Re: Should I sell it? Seamless F1
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2014, 07:58:20 PM »
Not exactly tearing up eBay, is it? ???
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Re: Should I sell it? Seamless F1: On ebay now
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2014, 08:15:48 PM »
Yes, not to hot. Hopefully it will heat up in the last day or so.