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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|Telephones||Automatic Electric||Wall, Coin, Rotary, Chrome, Cast Metal, 16 x 9 In.||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Telephones||Automatic Electric||Wall, Coin, Rotary, Chrome, Cast Metal, 18 x 9 In.||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Telephones||Badge||Southern California Telephone Co.1707, Brass, Blue, Bell Shape, 1930s, 2 3/8 In.||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Telephones||Booth||Bell Telephone, Oak, Seat, Operating Phone, Light, Fan, Rotary Dial, c.1930, 83 x 31 In.||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Telephones||Booth||Oak, Folding Door, Coin-Operated, Red Paint, 81 x 31 In.||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Telephones||Booth||Western Electric, Oak, Lobby Booth, Telephone, Sliding Doors, Lights, 84 x 32 In.||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Telephones||European Style||Black Metal Case, Painted White, Rotary Dial, Top Bell, Gutta Percha, 8 1/2 x 10 In.||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Telephones||Graybar Electric||Hand Crank, Wood, Bakelite Speakers, 20 x 9 In.||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Telephones||Kellogg S. & S. Co.||Candlestick Phone Receiver, Accordion, Wall Mount, Nickel Plate, 25 x 11 In.||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Telephones||Ladder||Western Electric, Oak, Angled Steps, Hand Rail, Steel Mounts, Putnam, c.1900, 132 In.||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Telephones||Pin||Pennsylvania State Telephone, Round, Black & White, Dial Shape, c.1931, 2 1/2 In.||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Telephones||Sign||Pay Here, Candlestick Phone, Black, Cream, Paper, Frame, c.1940, 31 x 14 In.||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Telephones||Sign||Payphone, Wes-Tex Co-Op, Stanton, Tex.Dial Phone, Round, Yellow, Porcelain, 12 In. Diam.||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Telephones||Sign||Public Telephone, Bell System On Bell, Blue, White, Square, Metal, Flange, 18 In.||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Telephones||Stromberg-Carlson||Black Plastic, Oval Base, Push Dial, Intercom, 5 1/2 In.||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Telephones||Stromberg-Carlson||Wall, Oak Cast, c.1900, 26 x 11 In.||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Telephones||Wall||Alexander Graham Bell, 3 Box, Enamel Sign, Blake Microphone, Crank, Sweden, 1880, 30 In.||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Telephones||Wall||Wood Case, Metal Battery Lid, Handset, L.M. Ericsson, Sweden||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Telephones||Western Electric||Candlestick, Black, 11 1/2 x 6 1/2 In.||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Telephones||Western Electric||Candlestick, Pedestal Mount, Accordion Receiver, Painted Black, 25 x 14 In.||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Telephones||American Telephone & Telegraph Co.||Candlestick, Black, Patented July 9, ’89, 11 In.||2013||Login / Create Account for Price||Telephones||Con Tel||Wall, Oak, c.1925, 16 In.||2013||Login / Create Account for Price||Telephones||Crest Toothpaste||Figural, Translucent, Plastic, 1980s||2013||Login / Create Account for Price||Telephones||Elektrisk Bureau Kristiania De Luxe||Nickel Plated, Metal, Gold Colored Flowers, Norway, c.1895||2013||Login / Create Account for Price||Telephones||Ericsson||Coffee Mill Shape, Rolled Tin Lithograph Case, Crank Inductor, Sweden, 1895||2013||Login / Create Account for Price|