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 Home Page    an old Bakelite telephone Click here to go to British Candlestick 1900's to 1930's       

For Spare Parts Click Here                            For Repairs and Conversions Click Here

 Telephones How to find me Conversions Information Links About Us Repairs Spares Buzby Guarantee What is in the Shop? Mail Order Frequently Asked Questions Rotatone Contact

Contact        How to find me

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



Click on a photograph to go straight to that page of telephones for sale.

Click here to go to Belgian 1950's to 60's
Click here to go to British 300 1930's to1960's
300 series
Click here to go to British Candlestick 1900's to 1930's
Candlestick 150
Click here to go to British 200 1920's to 1950's
200 series
Click here to go to Danish Kirks 1950's to 60's
Click here to go to Bellset 64d
Bell Sets
Click here to go to Queens Silver Jubilee Telephone 1977
Queens' Silver Jubilee
Click here to go to Buzby posters
.Buzby Posters
Click here to go to American 500 1949 to 1980's
Click here to go to British Bakelite Wallphone 1931 to 1950's
Siemens Brothers 366
Click here to go to Type 16, or Eiffel Tower Telephone
Eiffel Tower
Click here to go to Danish M35 Circa 1935
Danish M35
Click here to go to Danish D30 circa 1930
Danish D30
Click here to go to Corporation Set 1900's
Corporation Set

Swiss Wall


Come and see the largest permanent display of GPO and other Bakelite telephones, working old fashioned antique telephones, ORIGINAL and vintage antique telephones for sale in eastern England. The British 1920's and earlier Candlestick, Bakelite 200 and Bakelite 300 series. The American 500. The ornate Belgian desk and wall phones. The classic Danish range from turn of the century magneto to 60's Bakelite telephones and the famous Queens' Silver Jubilee Telephone of 1977. I specialise in genuine Bakelite telephones.
 The 300 series is the type of Bakelite telephones as supplied by myself for the Channel 4 Deal or no Deal show and to Anadin, their sponsors. Click here to see the Anadin advertisement featuring one of my telephones.
I can convert and repair these, and many more.

Important.   If you subscribe to a Virgin Media,
 Telewest or TalkTalk line Click here for more information


Click here for Special Offers on No 26 bell set from 28 Click to see a large image of Type 26 bellset


My Shop at Battlesbridge
My Shop at The Battlesbridge Antiques Centre

Why take a chance on eBay, when you can buy from my shop, or by mail order a fully guaranteed quality telephone,  from a long established business, for a competitive price? All my converted telephones are guaranteed to work on a BT line.

Virgin or TalkTalk users, see the Rotatone page for more information. Click here for new Rotatone pricing

I have personally converted or restored and sold in excess of 3500 (That is not a misprint) telephones since I started trading!

All my restored telephones have a two year guarantee.

Mail order? Click here

 Visit my shop at Battlesbridge
 in the Essex countryside

For directions to the shop, click here.

The best selection of telephones for sale can be seen after re-stocking on a Saturday morning. There are also "SPECIAL PRICE" bargains to be seen in the shop.
Weekend opening times are 10.00 to 12.00 on Saturday and Sunday.
I am open 10.00am to 5.30pm 7 days a week with sales and assistance from the antiques centre staff. But I am there only at the weekends.

I now have a small selection of collectors telephones on display. These are mainly of a "one off" nature and are "sold as seen".

There are workshop facilities are at the Battlesbridge shop. I may be able to convert or repair your telephone while you wait.

I usually only sell restored telephones. But I do also have large stocks of telephones for sale that can be restored to order. All the telephones in this web site are in stock, but most will be waiting for restoration. It is always worth enquiring, if the telephone you are seeking cannot be seen on my pages.



Information    Frequently asked Questions    More Telephones

Click here to visit the Battlesbridge Antiques centre website

Click here to see the Battlesbridge Antiques Centre web site

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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