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Where to buy old-fashioned telephones

The telephone was invented in the 19th century. The design of the telephone has changed drastically since it's first years. If you're sick of looking at the MP3 phones and the telephones of today with all kinds of newer technology, or if you are a collector of antique telephones, this article can help you find one.

Abdy Antiques

Abdy Antiques (Antiquetelephones.abdyantiques.co.uk) is a family run business that specialises in antique British telephones. They sell, repair and also offer spare parts. They have a variety of antique phones for sale, including Bakelite. All of the phones have been renovated using genuine spare parts and most of them are able to be used in a modern day setting. You can buy telephones from varying years, such as the Candlestick, which is series 150 (1943-1930) and the 746 Series Telephone (1967-1985). Prices for the telephones on this site range from around £58 - £375. You must email the seller about purchasing an item. (Prices from 27.07.11)

Big Box Shop

Big Box Shop (Bigboxshop.co.uk (retro-phones)) offer many kinds of old and antique phones. They also offer novelty phones and decorative phones. They offer Steepletone, Wild and Wolf, GPO and Geemarc Mayfair telephones. All of the telephones being sold on this website are fully compatible with modern telephone networks. Some of the phones sold here are being made with brand new parts. Prices on this website for a telephone range from £22.52 - £142.96.
At the time I viewed the website, Steepletone telephones were out of stock.
(Prices from 27.07.11)

Memodays Limited

Memodays Limited (Dialretrotelephones.co.uk) has many antique telephones. They offer a variety of "Designer Collection" telephones and wall-mounted telephones as well. They have all been refurbished and come with original bell ringers. They are guaranteed to work for 12 months and are delivered within 14 days of order placement. All of the telephones sold here will work on a modern day phone network and come with instructions for connecting to a cable network. Prices Prices for these phones range from £55 - £75.
This site also has some reviews available from previous buyers. (Prices from 27.07.11)

Other online locations

Ebay.co.uk is a great place to find a vintage telephone. There are a range of phones: novelty, retro, and antique. The prices for these telephones range from around £8 - £150. Amazon.co.uk also has a variety of telephones. There are many old phones- antiques perfect for collection. Prices on this site range from £33 - around £60. (Prices from 27.07.11)

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