It is not a crack from a damage it is something to do with the mold mark from the seam. Very nice very special write with questions thanks for looking. The item "Antique 1913 Brass Candlestick Phone Western Electric AL 20 / American Bell 323" is in sale since Sunday, April 14, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Radio, Phonograph, TV, Phone\Telephones\Pre-1940".The seller is "cottonwoodjim" and is located in Gold Beach, Oregon. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, New Zealand, Philippines, Switzerland, Norway, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Bermuda, Bolivia, Sri lanka, Uruguay, Russian federation, South africa.