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                                 ****Find of the Month February 2020**** Vote for 2

phonium's 1895 New England Telephone & Telegraph poster  $5                               flea market
7 (15.2%)
phr34k5h0w's Arabic Phone  $20                                                                          antique mall
2 (4.3%)
compubit's white A E Starlite. AC working glow dial.   $13.00 + $15.40 shipping.            Auction
7 (15.2%)
Vern P's   White 10 bottom Trimline for $2                                                               thrift shop
8 (17.4%)
tell302man's red and green AE 40's $35.00 each                                                     estate sale
22 (47.8%)

Total Members Voted: 27

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Offline Jim Stettler

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Find of the Month - February 2020
« on: February 01, 2020, 09:35:34 AM »
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.
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Offline phonium

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Re: Find of the Month - February 2020
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2020, 04:20:05 PM »
I will nominate my 1895 New England Telephone & Telegraph poster that I got for $5 at a flea market.
George

Re: Find of the Month - February 2020
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2020, 05:13:05 PM »
Arabic Phone I picked up for 20 dollars at an antique mall in Greenville Michigan

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=23506.msg235424#msg235424
« Last Edit: February 15, 2020, 05:27:01 PM by TelePlay »

Offline FABphones

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Re: Find of the Month - February 2020
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2020, 02:53:10 AM »
I would like to nominate compubits white Automatic Electric Starlite. AC plug still attached and working, with a nice blue glow.

Price paid $13.00 + $15.40 shipping.

Thread here: http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=23509.msg235445#msg235445
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Re: Find of the Month - February 2020
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2020, 12:43:06 AM »
Took a short “frog kissing trip” or telephone hunting trip to Idaho. Found this in a thrift shop.  White 10 bottom Trimline for $2. Yes you need to “kiss a LOT more frogs to find that prince” but they are still out there.
Vern


Edit to add topic link
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=23537.msg235756
« Last Edit: February 24, 2020, 11:36:31 PM by Jim Stettler »

Offline tell302man

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Re: Find of the Month - February 2020
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2020, 09:26:27 PM »
I nominate my two color AE40s I found for $35 each. Found them in North Carolina in an old garage. Actually also got a nice Juke with them but it was not something that excited me like these!!

edit for link> http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=23535.msg235727#msg235727
« Last Edit: February 28, 2020, 10:56:12 AM by TelePlay »

Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: Find of the Month - February 2020
« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2020, 04:28:05 PM »
February 2020 find of the month poll is open.
Jim
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Offline compubit

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Re: Find of the Month - February 2020
« Reply #7 on: February 29, 2020, 07:29:52 PM »
Psst -

It’s my (Compubit) AE Starlite - FABphones just nominated me.

Jim
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Offline TelePlay

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Re: Find of the Month - February 2020
« Reply #8 on: February 29, 2020, 07:40:47 PM »
It’s my (Compubit) AE Starlite - FABphones just nominated me.

Fixed for Jim & Jim

Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: Find of the Month - February 2020
« Reply #9 on: February 29, 2020, 07:43:52 PM »
Psst -

It’s my (Compubit) AE Starlite - FABphones just nominated me.

Jim
Sorry about that, I was trying a different way to create the poll.
I guess I should of proofread it.

Thank-you for fixing it John.
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Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: Find of the Month - February 2020
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2020, 06:06:22 PM »
And the winning entry is :
tell302man's red and green AE 40's
Congratulations
« Last Edit: March 08, 2020, 07:02:49 PM by Jim Stettler »
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