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|As telephone collectors feverishly pursue
the potbellies, wood wall magneto phones, one each of anything made by
Western Electric and all the other treasures documented in the
collector publications, we often trip over things we weren't looking
for, or unusual variations that give us lots of pleasure.
(And are often much cheaper!)
This site began as a single page of hand-coded HTML in the mid-1990s as a place to showcase a few telephone-related oddities found at yard sales and flea markets.
With the encouragement of and contributions from fellow collectors, it has grown to include reference information for phone enthusiasts as well.
Note: Many of the photos on this site were
contributed from fellow collectors and site visitors.
While I do not currently own most of the phones shown, I do
have duplicates of some of the phones on this
site not shown on the Phones
for Sale page.