i found a black wall phone at an estate sale this last weekend. i have been wanting one for awhile, checking etsy, ebay, antique stores and nothing has shown up
in my price range - cheap.
The home was teeny tiny and loaded with shoppers. the only problem was the phone was still attached to the wall, it had a price tag on it so they wanted to sell it. i told the very nice young man who was trying to get it off the wall, i would come back in a few hours so as to not push my luck. he agreed and i headed for the check out with the couple items I did find not attached to anything. i told the guy at the checkout my story about the phone in the basement, that i had the phone on hold and he asked me -
dramatic pause............................. did you see the one in the garage?
oh boy, maybe this one would be easier to dislodge. so out to the garage i go, found it and the guy in the garage tried to take it down, no luck, stuck on good. so back in the house and tell the guy i will take both if they can, will get them off the wall. long story short -
you are seeing double.
they were so nice at the sale and helped me out. there is a some wear on the phones and now i need to find someone to retrofit them to working status.
oh and the best part, they were in my price range $2 each!