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Find of the month November 2021

Started by Jim Stettler, October 31, 2021, 11:47:25 PM

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Poll Find of the Month -    November  2021  *** Vote for one ***

dsk's                         OB31  Magneto desk phone                                          $10.00 total
4 (26.7%)
Vern P's                     Kellogg scissorgate telephone                                        $168 total
3 (20%)
tubaman's                 Autophone Aristocrat FL50                                             $17 total
2 (13.3%)
FABphones's              AE34                                                                            $125 total
6 (40%)

Total Members Voted: 15

Voting closed: December 07, 2021, 06:00:47 PM

Jim Stettler

Special Announcement for the 2021 Find of the Month contests:
Scott has offered a prize for each monthly winner.
It is an AT&T poster 25 1/2 inch by 13 inch
This is the long version of the phone book cover poster.
These are a free prize including shipping

Monthly winners will be notified by Scott for shipping details.

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 bought my-selves a little challenge:

NOK 100 or approx $ 10 for a phone is not horrible, but I n the start I was actually most interested in the handset, but it was actually a pretty rare phone. 

I struggled to identify it but here is the best info I have found:


I will nominate Vern's Kellogg scissorgate telephone.
Vern says 'This is the only Kellogg one I have seen'.

Cost $168 with shipping.

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


Please may I nominate my Autophone Aristocrat FL50 -
An eBay purchase for £7.50 + £4.95 p&p - approx $17 total. I only bought it because it said 'Made in England' on the base and I didn't recognise the model.
It is actually a hard to find phone because it was a cheap and not very cheerful option when new, so not many have survived.
I'll still love it though as it's not its fault it was born into a poor household.  :)


For your vote consideration please, I will nominate this beautifully designed AE34.

A nice example which has not been brassed out, with the older style flat grille Spitcup.

No damage to the Bakelite, and those fragile side vents remain intact. Remarkable, as besides it's age, this AE34 has done quite the journey to reach my collection - travelling by train, van, car, plane and boat - having also crossed two Oceans.

Total cost $125

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

Jim Stettler

The poll is now posted.
Sorry it is late.
You live, You learn,
You die, you forget it all.

Jim Stettler

Congratulations to FABphones for their  AE34  find for $125 total
Great find
You live, You learn,
You die, you forget it all.


Thank you to Jim for these Contests, to Scott for the kind offer of a prize donation, and to all who voted.

Wishing everyone good finds for future Contests!

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


Congratulations to Fabphone for winning!