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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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 TelephonesSign Public Telephone Bell System, DSP, 11 x 11 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesStromberg-Carlson Ringer Bells, Receiver, Crank, Mouthpiece, 10 x 54 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesTelcer Telefonia Rotary, Polished Onyx Insets, 18K Gold Plated Brass, Bakelite, 11 x 8 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesWestern Electric Candlestick, Dial, Black2016Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesWestern Electric Candlestick, Potbelly, Brass,1895, 12 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesWestern Electric Candlestick, Potbelly, Brass, c.1898, 12 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesWestern Electric Peg Dialer,1904, 13 1/2 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesWestern Electric Wood, c.1891-1906, 9 x 9 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesAmerican Electric Chicago, H.I. Burns, Candlestick, Accordion Bracket, 12 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesAssociation Des Ouveres En Instruts De Precision Batteries, Wood Case,1934,2015Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesBooth Built-In, Brass Marquee, Tin Interior, Rotary Phone, Fan, 1920s, 83 x 30 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesCandlestick French Empire Style, Mahogany, Ormolu, Eagle Finial, France, 18 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesCandlestick Western Electric Co., Desktop, Dual Bell Ringer, Box, 1891-19132015Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesPay Candlestick, Tabletop, Courtesy Coin Box, Local Calls 5 Cents, Stromberg-Carlson2015Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesPay Local & Long Distance, Flange, 2-Sided, Black Ground, White, 10 x 10 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesPin Pioneer Telephone, Bell, Woman On Phone, Round, c.1920, 1 3/4 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesRotary Black, Quejas 114 Larga Dist. O No. 2-1051, c.1950,2015Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesServant's Caller Lyman & Schorndorfer, Cleveland, Wood, Spindles, Glass, 23 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesSign Bell System Public Telephone, Porcelain, Flange, 2-Sided, 18 x 18 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesSign Indiana Bell, Blue, White, Porcelain, Flange, 11 x 11 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesSign Mt. Vernon Telephone Co, Shield Shape, Porcelain, 20 x 22 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesSign Public Telephone, Bell Logo, Blue, White, Porcelain Flange, 11 x 11 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesSign Wes-Tex Telephone Co-Op, Stanton, Porcelain, Yellow Ground, Black, Round, 12 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesSwitch Board Samson Electric Co., Canton, Ma., Oak Case, Ear Piece, 26 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 TelephonesTelegraph Alarm Call Box, Clock, E.M. Bryant, Manchester, N.H., Wood, Glass, 33 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price


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