Telephones

Telephones are wanted by collectors if the phones are old enough or unusual enough. The first telephone may have been made in Havana, Cuba, in 1849, but it was not patented. The first publicly demonstrated phone was used in Frankfurt, Germany, in 1860. The phone made by Alexander Graham Bell was shown at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia in 1876, but it was not until 1877 that the first private phones were installed. Collectors today want all types of old phones, phone parts, and advertising. Even recent figural phones are popular. The Model 500 (1949), Princess (1959), and Trimline (1965) phone models were designed by Henry Dreyfuss, the famous industrial designer.

SimpleXMLElement Object
(
    [ack] => Success
    [version] => 1.12.0
    [timestamp] => 2014-04-24T17:17:12.526Z
    [searchResult] => SimpleXMLElement Object
        (
            [@attributes] => Array
                (
                    [count] => 4
                )

            [item] => Array
                (
                    [0] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                        (
                            [itemId] => 111326619970
                            [title] => 12 Brown Porcelain Ceramic Insulators Electric Telephone Pole Glass FREE SHIP US
                            [globalId] => EBAY-US
                            [primaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 12
                                    [categoryName] => Other
                                )

                            [galleryURL] => http://thumbs3.ebaystatic.com/m/msHPuZtDcV1Siinyu-m6nEA/140.jpg
                            [viewItemURL] => http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=2&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=telephones&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466&item=111326619970
                            [paymentMethod] => PayPal
                            [autoPay] => false
                            [postalCode] => 62360
                            [location] => Payson,IL,USA
                            [country] => US
                            [shippingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [shippingServiceCost] => 0.0
                                    [shippingType] => Free
                                    [shipToLocations] => US
                                    [expeditedShipping] => false
                                    [oneDayShippingAvailable] => false
                                    [handlingTime] => 1
                                )

                            [sellingStatus] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [currentPrice] => 70.0
                                    [convertedCurrentPrice] => 70.0
                                    [bidCount] => 0
                                    [sellingState] => Active
                                    [timeLeft] => P0DT0H11M10S
                                )

                            [listingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [bestOfferEnabled] => false
                                    [buyItNowAvailable] => false
                                    [startTime] => 2014-04-14T17:28:22.000Z
                                    [endTime] => 2014-04-24T17:28:22.000Z
                                    [listingType] => Auction
                                    [gift] => false
                                )

                            [returnsAccepted] => true
                            [galleryPlusPictureURL] => http://galleryplus.ebayimg.com/ws/web/111326619970_1_0_1.jpg
                            [isMultiVariationListing] => false
                            [topRatedListing] => true
                        )

                    [1] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                        (
                            [itemId] => 141259463970
                            [title] => Vintage Payphone Telephone Booth Wall Mount
                            [globalId] => EBAY-US
                            [primaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 12
                                    [categoryName] => Other
                                )

                            [galleryURL] => http://thumbs3.ebaystatic.com/m/mSo7uvxqE62pd6_kc6Oa2Mw/140.jpg
                            [viewItemURL] => http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=2&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=telephones&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466&item=141259463970
                            [paymentMethod] => PayPal
                            [autoPay] => false
                            [postalCode] => 48192
                            [location] => Wyandotte,MI,USA
                            [country] => US
                            [shippingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [shippingType] => Calculated
                                    [shipToLocations] => US
                                    [expeditedShipping] => false
                                    [oneDayShippingAvailable] => false
                                    [handlingTime] => 2
                                )

                            [sellingStatus] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [currentPrice] => 99.99
                                    [convertedCurrentPrice] => 99.99
                                    [bidCount] => 0
                                    [sellingState] => Active
                                    [timeLeft] => P0DT2H14M58S
                                )

                            [listingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [bestOfferEnabled] => false
                                    [buyItNowAvailable] => false
                                    [startTime] => 2014-04-17T19:32:10.000Z
                                    [endTime] => 2014-04-24T19:32:10.000Z
                                    [listingType] => Auction
                                    [gift] => false
                                )

                            [returnsAccepted] => false
                            [galleryPlusPictureURL] => http://galleryplus.ebayimg.com/ws/web/141259463970_1_0_1.jpg
                            [isMultiVariationListing] => false
                            [topRatedListing] => false
                        )

                    [2] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                        (
                            [itemId] => 191140087720
                            [title] => Vintage Gorham Silver Ornate Fancy Silver Telephone Receiver Handle Cover
                            [globalId] => EBAY-US
                            [primaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 1216
                                    [categoryName] => Other
                                )

                            [galleryURL] => http://thumbs1.ebaystatic.com/m/mS3USOtwBktgby0I51Tt-aA/140.jpg
                            [viewItemURL] => http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=2&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=telephones&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466&item=191140087720
                            [paymentMethod] => PayPal
                            [autoPay] => false
                            [postalCode] => 94546
                            [location] => Castro Valley,CA,USA
                            [country] => US
                            [shippingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [shippingServiceCost] => 6.0
                                    [shippingType] => Flat
                                    [shipToLocations] => US
                                    [expeditedShipping] => false
                                    [oneDayShippingAvailable] => false
                                    [handlingTime] => 3
                                )

                            [sellingStatus] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [currentPrice] => 16.95
                                    [convertedCurrentPrice] => 16.95
                                    [bidCount] => 0
                                    [sellingState] => Active
                                    [timeLeft] => P0DT3H3M7S
                                )

                            [listingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [bestOfferEnabled] => false
                                    [buyItNowAvailable] => true
                                    [buyItNowPrice] => 28.95
                                    [convertedBuyItNowPrice] => 28.95
                                    [startTime] => 2014-04-17T20:20:19.000Z
                                    [endTime] => 2014-04-24T20:20:19.000Z
                                    [listingType] => AuctionWithBIN
                                    [gift] => false
                                )

                            [returnsAccepted] => false
                            [galleryPlusPictureURL] => http://galleryplus.ebayimg.com/ws/web/191140087720_1_0_1.jpg
                            [isMultiVariationListing] => false
                            [topRatedListing] => false
                        )

                    [3] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                        (
                            [itemId] => 131171102016
                            [title] =>  Lane Acclaim Set Of 2 - Two Tier Telephone End Tables & Coffee Table Dovetailed
                            [globalId] => EBAY-US
                            [primaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 69473
                                    [categoryName] => Mid-Century Modernism
                                )

                            [galleryURL] => http://thumbs1.ebaystatic.com/m/mqfMEbaCU6jfBGMQSQ_wJvw/140.jpg
                            [viewItemURL] => http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=2&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=telephones&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466&item=131171102016
                            [paymentMethod] => PayPal
                            [autoPay] => false
                            [postalCode] => 33706
                            [location] => Saint Petersburg,FL,USA
                            [country] => US
                            [shippingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [shippingType] => FreePickup
                                    [shipToLocations] => None
                                    [expeditedShipping] => false
                                    [oneDayShippingAvailable] => false
                                )

                            [sellingStatus] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [currentPrice] => 475.0
                                    [convertedCurrentPrice] => 475.0
                                    [bidCount] => 0
                                    [sellingState] => Active
                                    [timeLeft] => P0DT3H56M56S
                                )

                            [listingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [bestOfferEnabled] => false
                                    [buyItNowAvailable] => true
                                    [buyItNowPrice] => 625.0
                                    [convertedBuyItNowPrice] => 625.0
                                    [startTime] => 2014-04-19T21:14:08.000Z
                                    [endTime] => 2014-04-24T21:14:08.000Z
                                    [listingType] => AuctionWithBIN
                                    [gift] => false
                                )

                            [returnsAccepted] => false
                            [galleryPlusPictureURL] => http://galleryplus.ebayimg.com/ws/web/131171102016_1_0_1.jpg
                            [isMultiVariationListing] => false
                            [topRatedListing] => false
                        )

                )

        )

    [paginationOutput] => SimpleXMLElement Object
        (
            [pageNumber] => 1
            [entriesPerPage] => 4
            [totalPages] => 25
            [totalEntries] => 99
        )

    [itemSearchURL] => http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=telephones&lgeo=1&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3FLH_Auction%3D1%26_nkw%3DTelephones%26_ddo%3D1%26_ipg%3D4%26_mcats%3D870%257C20081%26_pgn%3D1%26_sop%3D1
)
strkey:telephones
metakey:Telephones
870,20081
eBay Auctions
Sorted By               
(Telephones | Silver, Pewter, Brass, Copper, Chrome & Other Metals Price Guide) eBay Auctions

   

Details
Price
Login / Create Account for Price
Pattern or Item
Category
Description
Year Priced