How to find me
What is in the Shop?
Frequently Asked Questions
The Battlesbridge Shop
Find me there most Saturdays
and Sundays from 10.00 to
I will not be at the shop on
Saturday 31st of December and Sunday 1st of January
The shop is also open 10.00am to 5.30pm 7 days a week; see note below
The advantages of going to the shop include
- See and handle the telephones and ask questions about them.
- Hear a recorded message about the telephones on each telephone on
display. You can hear what it is like.
- You may use the telephones like an intercom and speak to each other.
- You can ring the bells.
- It is all easy to use and require little or no help from the staff. Have fun!
- A selection of spares is available for sale over the counter,
when I am in attendance.
- Workshop facilities are available at Battlesbridge. I may be able to convert
or repair your telephone while you wait.
Talk it over with either myself (Gavin Payne) or my
representative in the shop.
I expect all these telephones will be on display this Saturday morning.
All these telephones are available by mail order
(subject to being unsold) and if ordered by 11.00 am could be with you the next
Post and packing by two day Parcelforce 48 to most of the country (except
the Highlands and Islands and Northern Ireland) is
If you are intending to visit the shop to see a
particular telephone, please call me first on the number below to check
Any telephone can be reserved for a short period, with no obligation to
All are converted to work on a BT line unless otherwise stated. If you
are a cable TV customer (Virgin NTL etc) call me on the number below for
All benefit from my 2 year guarantee.
There is a large selection of the British 700 series dating from the
1960's to 1980's
Stock is now changing daily. Please call me
before making a special journey
There are many telephones on display in my shop
that are not displayed here. At this time of the year, I cannot keep up.
Please call me on the number at the bottom of
the page for further information
Green Sold Maroon sold
Belgian desk telephone
The brass trim around the base is actually a carrying handle
There is currently a variety of these telephones
on display in black, cream, maroon, blue, and green.
I also have some Belgian Wall phones on display
These telephones are now in short supply, and will not be replaced
when they are gone
Danish Bakelite Desk Telephone
This good quality telephone has an adjustable ringer
Standard Shire Album format
Usual £4.99, Amazon £3.69
My price is £1.75 each
Special price in the shop only
mint 1977 Queens Silver Jubilee Telephone.
The telephone was unused in
its original wrappings until I prepared it for sale.
Bakelite type 332
In super condition with plaited handset cord and a drawer in the base.
A really good Bakelite 312 with "Call Exchange button"
Complete with plaited cloth hand set cord and a drawer in the base.
Danish similar to the picture but with two buttons on the front.
type 500 Mark 1 telephone dated 1960. This is fitted with the
rarer small front metal dial.
Note: This is not the broadly similar British 700 series telephone widely
An good Bakelite 232 desk telephone mounted on a type 26 bell set
Type 321 British Bakelite Wall Phone
Fairly unusual type in good condition
Telephone extension bell 64d. Original vintage. Not
Black with plain black bells. £25
Black, Cream, Maroon, Blue or Green with
polished brass bells. £40
Royal Mail First Class Post and Packing £3.50 extra
good selection is on show of the ever popular original vintage 64d
telephone extension bells. All are in mint condition, all are with a black 3
metre cord ready to plug in to a BT or Cable TV telephone socket, and
are complete with a 2 way telephone adaptor. These can be plugged into
any convenient telephone socket in your house, regardless of whether
there is a telephone plugged in or not. They are powered by the
telephone line, and do not need a mains connection. They are semi-weatherproof and
could be installed in a suitable position outside.
I sell these with various bell gong tone
combinations. Come to the shop and you can ring them all, and choose the one which suits you
Ideal if you need a bell for your 200 series telephone.
Also worth trying if you have difficulty hearing a modern telephone
ring, or are just nostalgic for the old fashioned ring.
These popular bell sets are regularly replaced
as required from my extensive stock
I will endeavour to replace telephones marked "sold"
for the next weekend.
A tip for personal callers to the
The best selection of telephones for sale can be seen after
re-stocking on a Saturday morning.
Weekend opening times are 10.00 to
12.00 on Saturday and Sunday.
The shop is also open 10.00am to 5.30pm 7 days a week with
sales and assistance from Leslie next door, and the antiques centre staff. But I am there only at
For directions to my shop
in Battlesbridge Essex,