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sargeguy's loves9 of 15Waltham New England Telephone ClockRare Bell System Sign
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    Posted 6 years ago

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    5 1/2 ×19 two sided porcelain wisconsin telephone Co American telegraph public telephone sign I seen a new England bell systems go for 375 in not as good a shape and didn't find any wisconsin bell systems sign

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    1. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 6 years ago
      This sign was used by the Bell System from 1921 to 1939, not a common sign, but consider rare. value depends on condition.
    2. sargeguy sargeguy, 6 years ago
      I don't know where you saw the New England Telephone version go for $375, maybe that was the asking price? I saw the same style NET&T sign sell for $175 in very nice condition. The NET&T ones are common, though and yours is less so. As Tom said, condition is important. Yours is pretty good on one side and there are no major flaws. Too bad about the hazing, there isn't much you can do for that. I think this one would sell for $175-225 on eBay, maybe a little more on etsy.
    3. Kerkerfishing2 Kerkerfishing2, 6 years ago
      Thank you for the info what is hazing the new England bell systems one sold for 375 on eBay do you know any more on that sign
    4. sargeguy sargeguy, 6 years ago
      Hazing is discoloration caused when mineral deposits form in the minute cracks in the porcelain as a result of exposure to the elements. It is impossible to remove.

      I paid $125 for my NETT version of the same sign on eBay, and have followed the prices since. $375 is a great price for the seller!

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