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Find of the Month August 2022

Started by Jim Stettler, August 01, 2022, 07:31:32 PM

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

RDPipes'                                       Rose colored WE 302                               $225          eBay
4 (26.7%)
oldguy's                                       Green Western Electric 302                       $115.         FB Market
7 (46.7%)
HowardPgh's   1966 WE 1500      plastics and handset are 1969.                 $5.00         flea market
8 (53.3%)
tubaman's                                    SIT French Candlestick type phone           $93 total   eBay
5 (33.3%)
countryman's  Bavarian               SA25 "Horse's foot".                                   $130 $ US  eBay
7 (46.7%)
SUnset2's                                     light green Egyptian Ericsson                     $40.31 total eBay
7 (46.7%)

Total Members Voted: 15

Voting closed: September 08, 2022, 09:11:42 AM

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 Shall 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'd like to submit my Rose colored WE 302 with all original cords and not a hairline to be seen.
Paid $225 on a Make Offer. Here's the link to the thread here, Rose WE 302 and the link to the eBay auction, eBay Auction


I decided to follow the trend of colored 302s for find of the month😁 I'd like to submit my green Western Electric 302. Picked it up yesterday locally off of Marketplace, for $115. You guys & gals can probably guess I'm trying to get as many different colored 202s &302s as I can, at a decent price. I guess because I'm cheap, I relate to W. E. repurposing there old hardware into colored designer phones.


I would like to add my 1500 to the Find of the Month.  Base is dated 1966, but the plastics and handset are 1969. Paid $5.00 at the flea market.


Please may I enter my SIT French Candlestick type phone
An eBay purchase for £71.87 plus £6.45 postage (approx US$93 total).
It's in nice original and working condition and is a hard thing to find in the UK.


Following Doug's suggestion, I will add my Bavarian SA25 "Horse's foot". The auction price was 123 € plus 6.99 shipping, 129.99 € or 130 $ US  altogether.
Discussion link:


I'll make it more interesting by posting my light green Egyptian Ericsson.


Buy-it-now on Ebay
$30 and $10.31 shipping

Jim Stettler

Poll will be posted later tonight
You live, You learn,
You die, you forget it all.

Jim Stettler

The August 2022 FOTM Poll is now open.
Vote for up tro 3.
5 day poll.

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

Jim Stettler

The winner for August 2022 is  HowardPgh's   1966 WE 1500      bought for $5.00 at a local flea market       
You live, You learn,
You die, you forget it all.


Quote from: Jim Stettler on September 08, 2022, 10:12:05 AMThe winner for August 2022 is  HowardPgh's   1966 WE 1500      bought for $5.00 at a local flea market       
Congratualations!  These 10 button touch-tones are not very common, as not many subscribers willing to pay $10.00 extra a month, and not many people were willing to pay that much just to have push-buttons.  In about 1980, it was lowered to $1.00 month, then Touch-Tone exploded in popularity.