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Post# 778526   8/21/2014 at 19:48 (2,219 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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In Irvine, CA.  Nice looking, kinda pricey - BUT - if you read on down in the listing, the seller states:

 

"We also have a built in oven, electric stove top-4 burner, washer and dryer ALL PINK Vintage"

 

Some of our CA folks might want to look into this one.....

 

lawrence

 



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Post# 778533 , Reply# 1   8/21/2014 at 20:08 (2,219 days old) by funktionalart (Rison, AR)        
So pricey....but wonder about those other items

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There are at least 3 of these (but white) out here in Phoenix. All are in the $100-150 range. Someday folks will learn that "old" does not = priceless. :/

Post# 778564 , Reply# 2   8/21/2014 at 21:50 (2,219 days old) by bluejay (Havre de Grace, MD)        

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But it's old.  And pink.  So it must be rarer than hen's teeth! laughing


Post# 778579 , Reply# 3   8/21/2014 at 23:31 (2,219 days old) by bluejay (Havre de Grace, MD)        
The same sellers

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listed the washer and dryer.  I'm thinking these were a custom paint job.



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Post# 778582 , Reply# 4   8/22/2014 at 00:29 (2,219 days old) by funktionalart (Rison, AR)        
Probably a repaint...

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not only mismatched deck/body on washer dryer but looks like a wide strip of painted tape on the left side of fridge door. That looks a more "candy" pink than factory to me.

Post# 778585 , Reply# 5   8/22/2014 at 01:53 (2,219 days old) by bluejay (Havre de Grace, MD)        

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Allen, I think you're right.  There's a shot of the model tag and the pink fades to white.  So unless GE didn't paint the entire exterior the same color, it appears someone had it repainted.


Post# 778611 , Reply# 6   8/22/2014 at 07:18 (2,219 days old) by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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The washer and dryer are definitely a repaint.  Those machines look like early 70s models and to the best of my knowledge, Maytag never had a two-tone paint job on their machines even in the heyday of the 'holy trinity' (pink, turquoise, and yellow... LOL).

 


Post# 778616 , Reply# 7   8/22/2014 at 07:57 (2,219 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        
Crap!

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Well that's disappointing.  I wonder if the sellers did this "retro" paint-thing, or if maybe they've purchased a house and all this stuff came with the house.

 

Oh well - the Maytags demonstrate what I've suggested before as a way to get color on new appliances.  This is the 1956 Frigidaire answer to "color" - all washer and dryer tops were white, cabinets were offered in colors (at least this is the only colored configuration that I've seen - others feel free to correct me if this is known to be inaccurate).

 

lawrence





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