Would you pay almost $2000 for this phone ?
Someone did ….
This princess style, rotary wall phone dating from the 1960s recently sold for nearly $2k. Why? Well apparently, according to one kind viewer, it is a rare prototype telephone that ultimately became the Trimline telephone, made by Western Electric and looks like what is called a “Shmoo” phone, so called after the cartoon character.
This was a total surprise to the seller who started the auction off at just $10.
It just goes to show how items will find their own value if given a chance.
The day before the auction ended the bid price stood at $225. Three bidders battled it out in the last minute to jump from $225 to $1964.88 – never, never end an auction early…