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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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 TelephonesWestern ElectricCandlestick, Pedestal Mount, Accordion Receiver, Painted Black, 25 x 14 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesAmerican Telephone & Telegraph Co.Candlestick, Black, Patented July 9, ’89, 11 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesCon TelWall, Oak, c.1925, 16 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesCrest ToothpasteFigural, Translucent, Plastic, 1980s2013Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesElektrisk Bureau Kristiania De LuxeNickel Plated, Metal, Gold Colored Flowers, Norway, c.18952013Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesEricssonCoffee Mill Shape, Rolled Tin Lithograph Case, Crank Inductor, Sweden, 18952013Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesEricssonTin Case, Wood Base, Desk, c.19022013Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesHand CrankOak, Wall Mount2013Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesKeebler ElfFigural, Full Figure, 1980s2013Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesKelloggWall, Oak, Crank, 2 Gold Bells, 26 x 8 x 11 1/2 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesNorth Electric Co.Wall, Oak, 26 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesPinPioneer Telephone, When In Doubt, Telephone & Find Out, Woman, c.1901, 2 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesRotary PhoneFrench Provincial, Brass, Faux Ivory, France, 8 x 9 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesSignBell Logo, Stainless Steel, Plywood, Saul Bass, 25 x 25 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesSignBell System Public Telephone, Arrow, 2-Sided, Porcelain, 5 1/2 x 12 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesSignIndependent Local & Long Distance, Shield Logo, Porcelain, Flange, 18 x 17 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesSignIndependent Public Telephone, Porcelain, Flange, 18 x 18 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesSignPublic Telephone, Bell System, Logo, Flange, Porcelain, 1930s, 11 x 11 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesSignPublic Telephone, Bell Systems, Porcelain Flange, 12 x 12 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesSignPublic Telephone, Green & White, Round, Bell, Flange, Porcelain2013Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesSignTelephone Bell System, Arrow, 2-Sided, Porcelain, 8 1/2 x 34 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesSignWestern Union Telegrams May Be Telephoned From Here, Porcelain, Flange, 9 x 18 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesSociete Des Telephones GramontCandlestick, Wood Case, 1 Push Switch, France, c.1925, 14 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesStarKist TunaCharlie Tuna, Figural, Push Button, Royal Blue, 10 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesTelephone Mfg. Co.Wall, Imperial, Oak, c.1900, U.S.A., 29 x 14 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price


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