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 Find of the Month - May   2020  *** Vote for Two ***

TelePlay"s Dietz "Bell System" Little Wizard lantern $76 plus $12.55 shipping               eBay
8 (21.6%)
 dsk"s Siemens&Halske Fg tist 261b Telefon Trommelwähler approx. $100                    Facebook
11 (29.7%)
Whitcrane76"s “Order Wire” phone.                                salvage                                trash pile
4 (10.8%)
tubaman"s TMC Type 851        approx US$13.50 with shipping                                    eBay
3 (8.1%)
phonium"s motorola pulsar 1 car phone gotten     $15                                                garage sale
6 (16.2%)
SUnset2"s Kellogg deco set $25.99 delivered                                                             eBay
5 (13.5%)

Total Members Voted: 19

Voting closed: June 07, 2020, 08:04:29 PM

Author Topic: Find of the Month - May 2020  (Read 1377 times)

Offline Jim Stettler

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Find of the Month - May 2020
« on: May 01, 2020, 08:04:07 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.
« Last Edit: May 31, 2020, 11:01:09 AM by Jim Stettler »
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Re: Find of the Month - May 2020
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2020, 07:55:14 PM »
I will nominate this Dietz "Bell System" Little Wizard lantern I spotted on eBay the end of April. No bids until the last day. I sniped it at $168 and got it for $76 plus $12.55 shipping - a very good price for a lantern with "Bell System" etched on both sides of the red globe and embossed on front and back top sides of the fuel tank.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Dietz-Bell-Telephone-System-Lantern-Red-Globe-Deitz-Lamp-NR-/324138174646

More is posted about this lantern at this link:

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=23877.0
« Last Edit: May 09, 2020, 10:42:16 AM by TelePlay »

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Re: Find of the Month - May 2020
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2020, 05:11:50 AM »
   


When I posted about a Siemens&Halske Fg tist 261b Telefon Trommelwähler[/b][/font]
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.
 
 The seller did tell a little bit about it and you may see more of the process in these 2 threads.
 
 http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=23193.msg238209#msg238209
 http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=23885.msg238259#msg238259


dsk
« Last Edit: May 11, 2020, 05:17:51 AM by dsk »

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Re: Find of the Month - May 2020
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2020, 06:54:04 PM »
I’ll throw my hat in the ring with the “Order Wire” phone.  It was trash pile salvage, so the price can’t be beat.

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Re: Find of the Month - May 2020
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2020, 01:27:47 AM »
Do we have any more nominations for May? only 3 entries so far .
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Re: Find of the Month - May 2020
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2020, 09:34:41 AM »
I'll put my TMC Type 851 into the mix - http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=23856.0
It was actually purchased in April but arrived 1st May so I think that's ok.
It was £7.50 + £3.50 P&P from eBay - approx US$13.50.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Telephone-By-Radio-Intercom-Ltd-Unusual-dial-see-pictures/333580808115

The styling is a bit challenging, which is the main reason I bought it!
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Re: Find of the Month - May 2020
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2020, 10:57:03 PM »
I will nominate my motorola pulsar 1 car phone gotten for $15 at a garage sale


http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=23956.msg238816#msg238816
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Re: Find of the Month - May 2020
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2020, 07:52:05 PM »
Since there aren't a lot of entries, I'll throw this in at the last minute, though they aren't particularly rare.

But it is K - E - double L - O - double good!

The phone I wanted more was not in the main auction picture.  If you didn't click on the item, you wouldn't see it.  I still need to do some restoration and find a new dial for the redbar wall phone.

But it was still less than $25 each including shipping and tax.

Original Auction:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/254586329954

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Re: Find of the Month - May 2020
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2020, 08:06:57 PM »
The May 2020 poll is ready. Vote for two.
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Re: Find of the Month - May 2020
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2020, 09:51:20 PM »
   


When I posted about a Siemens&Halske Fg tist 261b Telefon Trommelwähler[/b][/font]
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.
 
 The seller did tell a little bit about it and you may see more of the process in these 2 threads.
 
 http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=23193.msg238209#msg238209
 http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=23885.msg238259#msg238259


dsk
Congratulations DSK on  the find of the month win.
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Re: Find of the Month - May 2020
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2020, 04:23:19 AM »
Thank you, It is ofcourse a good feeling to win, but again we are all winners here, we have got somthing we are proud of, and like to share. The phone has been my daily driver.
I hope you all will post those finds you get and are proud of.  I am not sure that the cost should be an issue for this wote at all, but that the owner gets a rare phone, or even just the missing phone in that part of the collection.  It is ofcourse not measurable how happy you are with your find but if it was I would have that as an important reason for woting. So please keep on posting your good finds, here we are all winners!   ;)

dsk