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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All about The Old Telephone Company

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. 


In 1990 I retired, and shortly afterwards was persuaded to open a unit at The Battlesbridge Antiques Centre. 


My business is a "One Man Band". I buy, restore, and sell. Do the paperwork, keep the accounts, created this web site (courtesy of FrontPage2003).
 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".

 

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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 gp@theoldtelephone.co.uk or copy and paste gp@theoldtelephone.co.uk 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.
Copyright 1996 to 2013 by The Old Telephone Company
 

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