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Old 10-14-2017, 11:12 AM
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Default Finally somthing worth posting about

It has been a while that I came across something worth posting. While getting one last bottle dig in before the snows in the mountains shut things down. I noticed this white item in the dirt, At first I thought it was another busted dinner plate. But as I moved dirt away I noticed it was a complete circle about 10" in diameter. After lifting it out and turning it over this is what I found.
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Old 10-14-2017, 12:52 PM
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That's so cool!
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Old 10-14-2017, 12:59 PM
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Way cool, great find!

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Old 10-14-2017, 01:00 PM
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My dad put in 45 years with Mountain Bell before he retired. Well... then it became US West Communications then it became Quest then finally CenturyLink I think. Awesome find.

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Old 10-15-2017, 07:50 AM
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Very nice find. Might it be a single-sided, porcelain sign?
A rather nice remnant of a bygone era. AT&T was broken up by the government with an anti-trust suit back in the 80's, and phone service hasn't been the same since.

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Old 10-15-2017, 09:05 AM
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That's a super find there-i
m hoping to find an old sign some day as i'm digging for bottles too.

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Old 10-15-2017, 10:37 AM
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Very nice find.

My brother was a pole climber for Bellsouth and he loved this type of telephone signs, mostly those offering a public telephone, which was a common service offered in the early 1900s. He worked in the older areas of town and whenever he saw one, he would walk in and ask if a public phone was still on the premises. Nearly every time he was told no and he would announce he was required to take the sign down and take it back. ONCE they told him yes, they did have a public phone. He told them someone would be bringing a new sign out to them and confiscated that one too.

He had quite a collection
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Old 10-15-2017, 06:47 PM
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Definately porcelain. Cool sign. I found one once in a wooded area that was advertising the land for sale and someone's address and phone number in Chicago. Looked like 1920s era. That was back around 1979. Sold it -- wish I still had it.

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Old 10-15-2017, 11:42 PM
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Yes the sign is porcelain and single sided. It is dished in at the center about a half inch. It is amazing to me at how long the porcelain items will last under the ground as long as the porcelain is intact. I found it over an embankment about 10 inches into the ground.
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Old 10-16-2017, 06:44 PM
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Thats a nice find there Mr. Mud! Probably could sell it if you wanted to..

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Old 10-16-2017, 09:22 PM
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Now that's an American Pickers find right thar!!!

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Old 10-17-2017, 07:30 AM
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Originally Posted by GTS225 View post
Very nice find. Might it be a single-sided, porcelain sign?
A rather nice remnant of a bygone era. AT&T was broken up by the government with an anti-trust suit back in the 80's, and phone service hasn't been the same since.

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Old 10-17-2017, 05:44 PM
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That is really cool. It was definitely worth posting. Big congrats.

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Old 10-20-2017, 04:28 PM
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Great find.......Something for the mancave!
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Old 10-21-2017, 02:07 AM
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Awesome little sign!

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Old 10-23-2017, 10:46 AM
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very cool, looks so good!

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Old 10-23-2017, 04:29 PM
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Cool Find!... any idea on the year of that? I'm thinking it could be pre-Bell Co. break up. Might be worth something to a collector. Again congrats on a really cool find.

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