Monthly Archives: November 2014

Remote Viewing

This movie gives you, despite the clumsy acting, a nice overview on the era of this phone. Not only the dresses, the suits, the cars but also the use language and the speed of the story.

I Am The Green Child

The Old Case Crystal Mint has arrived and it is just great. There was a small crack on the rear but I managed to get this to disappear. A bit of glue did the trick, it melted both ends together and not even a hair-crack can be seen. Or my eyes are getting bad, or this was just a perfect fix.

Here are the 3 Crystal Mints with the 3 Saharas.



Just a note on the namings that I use to identify the different shells.

The ones in the front I call ‘Old Case’. These are a bit taller than the other 2 cases and the oldest in age. The ones in the middle I call ‘Old Ear-piece’, or ‘Flat Ear-piece’. The third model, in the back, I do not specifically call names but sometimes it is referred to as ‘Wedge Ear-piece’. For me these are the standard cases as they were the only ones ever sold in The Netherlands.

Red Birds Will Fly Out Of The East…

… And Destroy Paris In A Night 😉

Here an impression of the red birds.


From the front to the back:

Mandarin Red – old case with old dial face without ringer, 1957 (actually the shell is dated 1955!)

Mandarin Red – old ear-piece with blank dial face and buzzer, 1961

Mandarin Red – new ear-piece with blank dial face and buzzer, 1971

PTT Red – with PTT dial face and buzzer, 1979

If you are from France, no worries. Just google a bit.

Triple Sun

Not so much happened lately. An Old Case Crystal Mint is on its way but that’s it. Not that I am not looking forward to receiving it. But it is just… Maybe because it is getting darker and colder every day now. Autumn / winter has finally decided to come to us.

In the meantime a nice picture of the Dutch trio.


The Dutch state owned PTT ordered 20.000 in 1978, 60.000 in 1979 and 20.000 in 1980 only in these 3 colors.