We are always looking to buy unrestored genuine British Bakelite antique telephones dating from 1915 to 1959.
Although we sell vintage telephones our main area of expertise is in servicing, converting and restoring antique phones. Basically we add value to these old telephones by spending between 9 and 21 hours performing these restoration, servicing and calibration tasks. Consequently we primarily buy antique telephones that have not already been professionally serviced and restored.
We also buy damaged old telephones to salvage and use as spare parts. These spare telephone parts then help us restore and renovate other antique/vintage phones. Our main aim is always to keep these old telephones in perfect working order so that they remain in use, preserving them for the future.
We believe that most of the time when you sell an old telephone directly to a Antique Telephone Restorer such as ourselves you will get a much better deal for your old phone, as you avoid paying seller fees to auctions (conventional or online).
Plus Antique Telephone Restorers will often be willing to pay slightly more when buying an old phone direct, as they don't have to worry about undisclosed damage etc. Very often when they buy an old phone via online auctions people fail to spot or disclose damage to antique phones. This is particularly true when people sell a Bakelite phone. One persons idea of excellent condition is very different to another’s.
If you are selling your old telephone our advice is to get competitive quotes from at least three "Antique Telephone Restorers", as their stock levels and demand for certain models of British telephone will vary over time. Most dealers in old phones will have customers waiting for specific models of antique phones. Therefore if your vintage/antique telephone is one that’s on that dealers waiting list they will pay slightly more for it.
Please feel free to contact us by phone or email (see our contact page for details) if you have any British telephones or old telephone spare parts for sale.