The Old Telephone Company,  Essex, England
Established in 1986
Exclusively old telephones and parts for 25 years
I have personally restored and sold over 3000 old telephones

 Click here to go to British 300 1930's to1960's Ring back memories with Up    an old Bakelite telephone Click here to go to British Candlestick 1900's to 1930's       

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All telephones are available to buy by mail order
15 post and packing to all parts of the UK.
Smaller parts post and packing is from 3.50 to UK only
You can collect from my shop at weekends by arrangement


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Buzby Posters

A unique gift for someone named Buzby

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Genuine Buzby wall poster. 36" by 9"; vinyl with self adhesive back. 
In mint unused condition.
Dated May 1980. Made by Associated Trapinex Ltd of Redhill Surrey.
Originally intended to be displayed inside a bus.  

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Genuine Buzby wall poster. 14" diameter; vinyl with self adhesive back. 
In mint unused condition.

Dated April 1979. Made by Pegasus Print and Supply, location unknown.



Who was Buzby?

Buzby, the multi-coloured bird, was the hero of a long running British Post Office Telephones publicity drive during the late 1970's to early 1980's. He appeared in a series of television commercials where his punch line was "Make Someone Happy"
The television commercials featured the British character actor Bernard Cribbens as Buzby's voice.
There was an extensive poster and billboard promotion of which the above are just a small part. 
 The campaign attracted a great deal of publicity at the time, with the public either loving Buzby (The majority) or loathing him (The minority).


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Credit/Debit Cards are the preferred method of payment. I no longer accept cheques.

If you wish to place an order, or have an enquiry, please read all below.

Please call me (Gavin Payne) by telephone if you wish to place an order for a telephone, spare parts, or have an enquiry.  I can usually be reached 9.00am to 5.45pm any day, including weekends. Calls in the evening are not appreciated and could make me very grumpy. The number is 01245 400601.

I am in the shop most Saturday and Sunday mornings between 10.00 and 12.00. These are the only times I am in the shop for the sale of spare parts, conversions and repairs.  Conversions and repairs can often be carried out while you wait.

If you have a telephone that you want to know more about, or have it repaired or converted, please have it right next to you when you call. Please also have a selection of small flat bladed screwdrivers to hand.
 I do not give advice for DIY repairs or conversions or valuations of any kind over the telephone or by email. Please bring the telephone to my shop for assessment, but always call me first before bringing it in.

Emails to or copy and paste into your email programme or app .

By post to The Old Telephone Company, The Old Granary, Battlesbridge Antiques Centre,
 Battlesbridge, Essex SS11 7RE.

The Old Telephone Company respects your privacy, and will not divulge any information about you to a third party.
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