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

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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


200 series
300 Series
Magneto Telephones
500 Series


The 300 Series Bakelite Telephone

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Click to see a large image of Type 332General, Historical and Technical Information

These are genuine British Bakelite Telephones.
Not Indian copies

To see a larger picture, click on the thumbnail image.

These telephones are similar in appearance to the Bakelite telephone seen on The Noel Edmunds "Deal or No Deal" Show on Channel 4.

I now have an additional range of "SPECIAL PRICE" inexpensive 300 series on display for personal callers only in the shop. These telephones have slight cosmetic defects to the handset/case. Functionally, they are the same as their more expensive brothers and have the same guarantee. They can be identified in the shop by their "Special Price" sign.
The telephones on display range from £170 to £250. All made in the 1940's-50's.

British GPO and others 300 Series Table Telephones


Type 332 is the standard GPO Desk Telephone as shown in the picture. Price from £180 to £280 depending on condition and features.
Type 312 Also has a button on top with the label "Call Exchange". This was used on shared or party lines. Price from £220 to £290 depending on condition and features.
Type 310/330 Also has a button on top with the label "Recall". It was used in office systems. This is a much rarer telephone. Price from £240 to £320 depending on condition and features.
Type 314/328 Also has up to three buttons on top with the label "Bell on  Bell off. This model is highly desirable and is priced in the range £350 to £395.
I also have the extremely rare version of the 328 with the rotary "bell on bell off" switch. Please ask.

Click to see a large image of Type 332Some have a reproduction handset cord, and/or no drawer. Others have original braid to handset and a drawer in the base.

To contact me for full details, please see the bottom of the page.

British GPO 300 Series Wall Telephones

Type 321 and 333

321_head_on.jpg (14114 bytes)As wall telephones were not in widespread use in this country at that time, relatively few were made or have survived. These were only made from 1955 to 1962.

The now very scarce Bakelite 321 telephone was used on shared or “party lines”.

Price Range from £220. To contact me for full details, please see the bottom of the page.


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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.

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