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Telephones
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.

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 TelephonesSiemens & HalskeWall, M89, Carbon Pencil Transmitter, Walnut Case, c.1895 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesSignBell System, Public Telephone, Enamel On Metal, 2-Sided, c.1915, 11 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesSignCast Aluminum, High Relief, Nelson Metalcraft, 6 1/2 x 10 3/4 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesSignPublic Independent Telephone, Porcelain, Blue, White, 11 x 11 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesSignPublic Telephone, Bell, Southern California Telephone Co., Porcelain, 2-Sided, 5 x 19 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesSignTelephone Pay Station, Bell Logo, Blue, White, Porcelain, 3 x 30 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesSignTelephone, Arrow, Black, White, Glass, Light-Up, Metal, 21 x 4 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
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 TelephonesTip TrayUse The Bell, Local & Long Distance, Tin Lithograph, 4 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesWestern ElectricCandlestick, Pat. 1904, Receiver, Black, 1915 , 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesWoody Woodpecker CowboyHard Red Plastic, Pushbutton, 14 x 10 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesAmerican Bell TelephoneOperator Switchboard Oak Chair Pat. 1892 50 x 23 x 28 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesBensabottArt Nouveau Silver Base Brass Dial Headset Chicago 7 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesCall BoxWestern Union Cobalt Blue Porcelain 3 1/2 x 6 x 2 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesGray TelephonePay Station Co. Hartford Bell Candlestick 12 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesHeinz KetchupFull Bottle Twist-Off Cap Paper Label 8 1/2 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesRotary DialTrimline Orange 1970s2011Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesSignAmerican Telephone & Telegraph Co. Blue White Porcelain 12 1/4 x 17 1/4 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesSignPublic Telephone Bell System Blue White Porcelain Flange 18 x 18 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesSignPublic Telephone Cobalt Blue Enameled 2-Sided 13 x 11 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesSignWestern Union Telegraph & Cable Office Blue White Flange 12 x 24 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesSnoopyWoodstock Rotary 1976-79 13 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 8 1/2 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesStowawayOiled Walnut Box Push Button Retractable Cord 1970s 11 x 5 x 6 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesStromberg-CarlsonBlack Model No. 1248 Metal Case 1940s2011Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesWallAlexander Graham Bell Metal Early 20th Century 9 x 9 x 7 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price


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