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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.
 

 

Follow the links to find some examples I've run across in my travels.
Many of these aren't covered well in the typical collector publications.
Be sure to follow links within the pages for more details.  Enjoy!





Manual Desk Phones and Intercoms
Telephone Curiosities
Dial Desk Phones
Why did they do that?
Speakerphones
Collectors' Corner
Wall Phones
Telephones in the Movies and on TV
Link to RECOLLECTIONS - Phones for Sale
Visit other Phone-related sites



Reference Charts and Entertainment for Collectors
Help identify your phone

Lists of Western Electric models by series:
WE Desk Telephone Identification
Bell System Practices
WE Handset Mounting ID        Handset ID
Bell System Publications


Designer Sets:   TeleConcepts
WE 3500 (Autovon)    Princess    Design Line TeleQuest
WE Card Dialers
Northern Telecom "Imagination" Sets
WE Field Trial Sets and Prototypes
 


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THANKS FOR VISITING!

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.
Contact me for details.



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