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
The Old Telephone Company was formed in 1986 by Gavin Payne,
then, a process control engineer with The Central Electricity Generating Board.
(The power station utility in The UK)
With retirement still some time away, I realised that a more
demanding hobby than photography was called for. By a series of co-incidences my
attention was drawn to old telephones resulting in the formation of "The
Old Telephone Company". Initially I exhibited my telephones at
antique fairs mainly in North London, and East Anglia.
My business is a "One Man Band". I buy, restore, and
sell. Do the paperwork, keep the accounts, created this web site (courtesy of
Not withstanding my comment about "One Man Band", I would not be
able to carry on without the enthusiastic support of Heather (My lovely wife).
At least you know if you contact me, "The
buck stops here".
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
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
Conversions and repairs can often be carried out while you wait.
If you have a telephone that you want to know more about, or
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.