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Offline magicbrain

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AE Strowger Candlestick
« on: April 21, 2020, 05:44:14 PM »
I was the one who got the AE Strowger candlestick for a best offer of $150.00 + $11.30 shipping on eBay.
Received it undamaged even though it was only wrapped in brown paper & loose inside the box.
I got very lucky - did not think I would ever be able to own one of these!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/vintage-old-antique-phone-/283839396172

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=23736.0
« Last Edit: May 02, 2020, 10:05:54 AM by TelePlay »
Bruce
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Offline Doug Rose

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Re: AE Strowger Candlestick
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2020, 06:12:01 PM »
Congrats! A once in a lifetime find at a bargain price.

Did you offer $150: or did they say they would take $150.....Doug
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Re: AE Strowger Candlestick
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2020, 06:13:12 PM »
Wow, you got one great deal. Awesome, good for you!

Offline magicbrain

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Re: AE Strowger Candlestick
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2020, 08:15:23 PM »
Congrats! A once in a lifetime find at a bargain price.

Did you offer $150: or did they say they would take $150.....Doug

If you can believe it, I offered $125 & the seller countered offered with $150, which I quickly accepted.
I really thought my low $ offer would be declined & that would be that - just sit back and watch the auction price go sky high.
Bruce
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Offline Desert Phone Guy

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Re: AE Strowger Candlestick
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2020, 08:57:16 PM »
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

Offline Doug Rose

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Re: AE Strowger Candlestick
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2020, 09:37:06 PM »
I asked seller if she had inherited a collection. Seller told me they were cleaning out a friends storage. This was when the E4 was being sold. She claimed she made a mistake on the Strowger. I agreed with her. She said it was a learning process. That was some storage locker, the Strowger stick, an E4 and a Donut phone.....Doug
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Offline phonetech87

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Re: AE Strowger Candlestick and
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2020, 08:05:11 AM »
Kieth;

That's a steal. Good for you.

I looked at the photos earlier but since I have one of these sets did not check all the photos.

I am intrigued by the transmitter tag (10). Most of the Strowger sticks I have seen including mine have stamping and not a tag. Any information about that you can share?

Ben

Offline magicbrain

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Re: AE Strowger Candlestick and
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2020, 02:22:13 PM »
I am intrigued by the transmitter tag (10). Most of the Strowger sticks I have seen including mine have stamping and not a tag. Any information about that you can share?

Ben

Ben,
That tag is marked "1C" - maybe converted from another type, I have seen some stamped "C" & "3C"

What type of base plate do your sticks have, it is missing on this one.
Bruce
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Offline phonetech87

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Re: AE Strowger Candlestick
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2020, 03:06:26 PM »
Hi Keith;
Here are some photos of my phone...The base is a thin metal with green thin felt on it. There is a single screw at the center. My set came from a collector in Edmonton.

Offline oldguy

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Re: AE Strowger Candlestick
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2020, 04:55:23 PM »
Congratulation Bruce, like Doug stated, Sometimes you bite the bear & sometimes the bear bites you. this time the bear lost :) Those are beautiful phones.
Gary