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The “Find of the YEAR” for 2020     VOTE FOR THREE

FABphones' matched pair of Thomson Houston 'Hangman' phones for $112.00 US including shipping
5 (7.2%)
tell302man's two color AE40s found in an old garage in North Carolina for $70 total
10 (14.5%)
Scott's Kellogg 900A Masterphone for $5.00 from an estate sale
3 (4.3%)
magicbrain's AE Strowger candlestick for $150.00 plus $11.30 shipping from eBay
15 (21.7%)
dsk's Siemens&Halske Fg tist 261b Telefon Trommelwähler for about $100.00 off of Facebook with free pickup
7 (10.1%)
LarryInMichigan's British Ivory GPO 232 for $42.01 including shipping from eBay
4 (5.8%)
magicbrain's 's Western Electric IV-36 302 for a best offer of $75.00 plus $22.31 tax & shipping on eBay
2 (2.9%)
LarryInMichigan's green soft plastic WE 302 with painted handset from a local flea market for $20.00
4 (5.8%)
LarryInMichigan's ivory soft plastic WE 302 with painted handset for $52.47 total from eBay
2 (2.9%)
phonium's Stromberg-Carlson tapered shaft oilcan candlestick for $90.00 on Craigslist
6 (8.7%)
FABphones' Kellogg ‘1901’ desk stand with OST Receiver and Steer Horn Hook (tie) for about $90.00
4 (5.8%)
allnumbedup's Western Electric 3/55 501 C/D in Mahogany Brown (tie) for about $10.00 and local pickup on eBay
3 (4.3%)
Russ Kirk's Western Electric GN4676 Metropolitan from an antique store for $134.11 including tax
4 (5.8%)

Total Members Voted: 25

Voting closed: January 13, 2021, 06:45:58 PM

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*** The "Find of the YEAR" for 2020 ***
« on: January 16, 2020, 09:55:31 AM »
*** The "Find of the YEAR" for 2020 ***   VOTE FOR THREE

It is time once again to vote for the VERY BEST "Find" from all of the "Find of the Month" winners through 2020.

Take a few minutes to go through the list below. John "TelePlay" has created one post per entrant along with the brief details, a link to the original nomination and the separate topic on CRPF if there was one, and has included one picture of each contestant. The pictures are from the Find of the Month Winners List that John maintains of all of the winners.

There are twelve contestants to choose from so lets do THREE VOTES EACH and see who wins the coveted (limited edition) "Find of the YEAR - 2020" trophy!

Everyone should be able to come up with three favorites here so please try to use all THREE of your votes. If you inadvertently vote for less than three contestants, click the "Remove Vote" button at the bottom left of poll and then place your THREE VOTES again.

Thanks John for taking the time to put yet another "Find of Year" contest together. Much appreciated!

Jim . . .

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QUICK REFERENCE LINKS:

Jan - FABphones' matched pair of Thomson Houston 'Hangman' phones for $112.00 US including shipping
Feb - tell302man's two color AE40s found in an old garage in North Carolina for $70 total
Mar - Scott's Kellogg 900A Masterphone for $5.00 from an estate sale
Apr - magicbrain's AE Strowger candlestick for $150.00 plus $11.30 shipping from eBay
May - dsk's Siemens&Halske Fg tist 261b Telefon Trommelwähler for about $100.00 off of Facebook with free pickup
Jun - LarryInMichigan's British Ivory GPO 232 for $42.01 including shipping from eBay
Jul - magicbrain's 's Western Electric IV-36 302 for a best offer of $75.00 plus $22.31 tax & shipping on eBay
Aug - LarryInMichigan's green soft plastic WE 302 with painted handset from a local flea market for $20.00
Sep - LarryInMichigan's ivory soft plastic WE 302 with painted handset for $52.47 total from eBay
Oct - phonium's Stromberg-Carlson tapered shaft oilcan candlestick for $90.00 on Craigslist
Nov - FABphones' Kellogg ‘1901’ desk stand with OST Receiver and Steer Horn Hook (tie) for about $90.00
Nov - allnumbedup's Western Electric 3/55 501 C/D in Mahogany Brown (tie) for about $10.00 and local pickup on eBay
Dec - Russ Kirk's Western Electric GN4676 Metropolitan from an antique store for $134.11 including tax
« Last Edit: January 04, 2021, 06:53:16 PM by TelePlay »
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Re: *** The "Find of the YEAR" for 2020 ***
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2020, 12:18:08 PM »
January 2020's "Winner":

FABphones' matched pair of Thomson Houston 'Hangman' phones for $112.00 US including shipping.

Here is the original Find of the Month nomination:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=23323.msg234686#msg234686

TelePlay posted this about it:

I would like to nominate FABphones' matched pair of Thomson Houston 'Hangman' phones that have been together at the same residence for decades. Both are in great condition for 100+ year old phones. Total cost (including shipping) was $112 US.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=23419.0

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Re: *** The "Find of the YEAR" for 2020 ***
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2020, 12:18:34 PM »
February 2020's "Winner":

tell302man's two color AE40s found in an old garage in North Carolina for $70 total.

Here is the original Find of the Month nomination:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=23459.msg235748#msg235748

tell302man posted this about it:

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!!

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=23535.msg235727#msg235727

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Re: *** The "Find of the YEAR" for 2020 ***
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2020, 12:19:00 PM »
March 2020's "Winner":

Scott's Kellogg 900A Masterphone for $5.00 from an estate sale.

Here is the original Find of the Month nomination:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=23561.msg236726#msg236726

Scott posted this about it:

I would like to nominate my Kellogg 900A Masterphone. It was acquired with 9 other items from an estate sale for a total of $50.00. Evenly divided would make the phone $5.00. I have never seen one in person that didn't have some sort of break or crack. It needs a good polish for sure.

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Re: *** The "Find of the YEAR" for 2020 ***
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2020, 12:19:13 PM »
April 2020's "Winner":

magicbrain's AE Strowger candlestick for $150.00 plus $11.30 shipping from eBay

Here is the original Find of the Month nomination:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=23703.msg237665#msg237665

FABphones posted this about it:

I will nominate magicbrain’s Strowger Stick, purchased online for $150 plus $11.30 shipping (eBay)..

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=23820

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Re: *** The "Find of the YEAR" for 2020 ***
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2020, 12:19:28 PM »
May 2020's "Winner":

dsk's Siemens&Halske Fg tist 261b Telefon Trommelwähler for about $100.00 off of Facebook with free pickup.

Here is the original Find of the Month nomination:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=23855.msg238278#msg238278

dsk posted this about it:

When I posted about a Siemens&Halske Fg tist 261b Telefon Trommelwähler that I had seen on facebook, it came a suggestion to buy it, and to post it here. The price was NOK 1000 or approx. $100.  I picked it up on a trip where we did some other erends too.  So the trip may be close to free.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=23885.0

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Re: *** The "Find of the YEAR" for 2020 ***
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2020, 12:19:45 PM »
June 2020's "Winner":

LarryInMichigan's British Ivory GPO 232 for $42.01 including shipping from eBay.

Here is the original Find of the Month nomination:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=23961.msg239101#msg239101

LarryInMichigan posted this about it:

Keeping with the British theme, I might as well nominate my ivory British GPO 232 which cost $42.01 delivered.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=23958.0

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Re: *** The "Find of the YEAR" for 2020 ***
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2020, 12:19:59 PM »
July 2020's "Winner":

magicbrain's 's Western Electric IV-36 302 for a best offer of $75.00 plus $22.31 tax & shipping on eBay

Here is the original Find of the Month nomination:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=24048.msg240022#msg240022

magicbrain posted this about it:

I'll nominate my WE IV-36 302 purchased on eBay for a best offer of $75.00 + tax & shipping for a total of $97.31

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=24080.0

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Re: *** The "Find of the YEAR" for 2020 ***
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2020, 12:20:13 PM »
August 2020's "Winner":

LarryInMichigan's green soft plastic WE 302 with painted handset from a local flea market for $20.00.

Here is the original Find of the Month nomination:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=24160.msg240709#msg240709

LarryInMichigan posted this about it:

I want to nominate my green soft plastic 302 with painted handset which I bought this week at the local flea market for $20.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=24178.0

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Re: *** The "Find of the YEAR" for 2020 ***
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2020, 12:20:27 PM »
September 2020's "Winner":

LarryInMichigan's ivory soft plastic WE 302 with painted handset for $52.47 total from eBay.

Here is the original Find of the Month nomination:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=24270.msg241496#msg241496

LarryInMichigan posted this about it:

I would like to nominate my ivory soft plastic 302 with factory painted handset, in excellent condition (except for part of the receiver cap) which I bought on ebay for $35 plus shipping and tax ($52.47 total)

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=24223.msg241011#msg241011

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Re: *** The "Find of the YEAR" for 2020 ***
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2020, 12:20:43 PM »
October 2020's "Winner":

phonium's Stromberg-Carlson tapered shaft oilcan candlestick for $90.00 on Craigslist

Here is the original Find of the Month nomination:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=24373.msg242700#msg242700

phonium posted this about it:

I will nominate my Stromberg-Carlson tapered shaft candlestick gotten off craigslist for $90

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=24443.0

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Re: *** The "Find of the YEAR" for 2020 ***
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2020, 12:20:56 PM »
November 2020's "Winner" (tie):

FABphones' Kellogg ‘1901’ desk stand with OST Receiver and Steer Horn Hook (tie) for about $90.00

Here is the original Find of the Month nomination:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=24489.msg243079#msg243079

FABphones posted this about it:

May I nominate my Kellogg ‘1901’ desk stand with OST receiver and Steer Horn hook. A lucky find, especially in the UK. These were only made for one year 1900-1901, so not too many of them about. As I understand it, 1901 transmitters were marked ‘Patented’, this is marked ‘Patent Applied For’, so dates it as an earlier (1900) model.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=24441.0

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Re: *** The "Find of the YEAR" for 2020 ***
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2020, 12:21:14 PM »
November 2020's "Winner" (tie):

allnumbedup's Western Electric 3/55 501 C/D in Mahogany Brown (tie) for about $10.00 and local pickup on eBay.

Here is the original Find of the Month nomination:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=24489.msg243785#msg243785

allnumbedup posted this about it:

I am nominating my 3/55 Western Electric 501 in Mahogany Brown. So far I have done a once over with magic eraser and goo-gone.  For this restoration-so-far picture, I have given it a temporary dial center (the original was cardboard typed on a cereal box) and a black Koiled Kord which is badly damaged. I may try repairing this cord, then lightly spray painting the cord with Krylon for Plastics dark walnut.  I also have a ITT brown cord on the way from eBay--it is NOS but likely not fat and juicy enough to do this phone justice.  As mentioned in the original listing, I got this phone in a box of three for $20 added on by the seller to a local pick-up for two different phones purchased on eBay for $12.95 (eBay listing pictured). Also in this original listing is a picture of the two piece transmitter cup for the G3 handset and the intact 426A tube I found when I got it home. Finally, pictured here is yet another neat finding hidden inside--the older style spider I found holding the broken finger wheel and cereal box lid dial card on.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=24553.msg243581#msg243581

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Re: *** The "Find of the YEAR" for 2020 ***
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2020, 03:01:12 AM »
December 2020's "Winner":

Russ Kirk's Western Electric GN4676 Metropolitan from an antique store for $134.11 including tax

Here is the original Find of the Month nomination:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=24590.msg244205#msg244205

Doug Rose posted this about it:

I would like to nominate Russ Kirk's fantastic find. An ultra rare WE GN4676. Looks to be in wonderful condition.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=24630.0

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Re: *** The "Find of the YEAR" for 2020 ***
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2021, 06:48:14 PM »
The Find of the Year poll is now open.
Vote for 3

It is a 5 day poll.
Jim

Thanks to Teleplay for creating the poll and the trophy.
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