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Offline Daniël Oosterhuis

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Re: Mr Bones' telephones
« Reply #225 on: November 06, 2015, 10:51:00 AM »
Or "Long Di$tan¢€" ;)
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Re: Mr Bones' telephones
« Reply #226 on: November 06, 2015, 10:52:08 AM »
Christian Petterson

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Re: Mr Bones' telephones
« Reply #227 on: November 28, 2015, 02:47:59 PM »
Christian and Daniël,

Thanks for the great ideas."Long Di$tan¢€" it is, thanks to the both of you! 8)

Best regards!
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Re: Mr Bones' telephones
« Reply #228 on: November 28, 2015, 03:16:42 PM »
Received another pay station telephone on 24NOV15 in the mail.

     It appears to be a II/47 191G, in as-removed condition, for the most part, although the fake vault door was present. I haven't delved around too much inside, but the interior seems to be complete. I haven't tried cycling any coins through the upper, at this point. My 10H/G master key opened the top just fine. ;)

     There's lots of refurb dates on some of the components, adding to the story.

     It also has the 634A subset, and proper backer board.

     All in all, I felt like it was a good deal for $307.00 + $29.12 shipping.

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/321921904057

Best Regards!
« Last Edit: November 28, 2015, 04:27:20 PM by Mr. Bones »
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Re: Mr Bones' telephones
« Reply #229 on: November 28, 2015, 03:55:28 PM »
Additional  II/47 191G pics:
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Re: Mr Bones' telephones
« Reply #230 on: December 20, 2015, 06:55:39 PM »
I won these 3 AE 43 type Spacesavers recently, for $75.00 + $17.00 shipping, roughly $30.67 apiece...

They have really nice paint, two are dial, the third is manual with a PTT handset...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/111843678290

Auction pictures follow:
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Re: Mr Bones' telephones
« Reply #231 on: August 07, 2016, 02:34:04 AM »
My first Turquoise WE!

     I recently purchased a Turquoise 6/65 554 from ePay for 79.20 + $12.99 shipping.

     Maybe I paid too much, but it looked very clean, and I wanted it. It's all subjective, right? ;)

     I have experienced, both personally, and vicariously, many auctions and items listed by (predominately) well-meaning sellers as 'Turquoise', only to find out they were Aqua. Oops.

     It's very hard to tell the difference, based upon the auction photos, as we all know full well. Sometimes, even hard to discern when it's in your hands...

     Ya pays yer money, and ya takes yer chances... ;)

     I was most delighted last night, upon disassembly, to see not only matching dates on everything, but a color code of -64.

     All interior component dates are from 6/65, or 2-65, haven't pulled the xmtr or rcvr caps to check the dates yet, will update shortly.

     Best regards!


     
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Offline WEBellSystemChristian

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Re: Mr Bones' telephones
« Reply #232 on: August 07, 2016, 10:55:59 AM »
If it were built one year earlier, it would have had a #7 and open center fingerwheel. Great find, specially on an early Turquoise 554! Not a bad price, either! ;)
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Re: Mr Bones' telephones
« Reply #233 on: August 07, 2016, 11:00:08 AM »
Additional  II/47 191G pics:

Please provide pictures of the inside!
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