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Bakelite Telephone

Mid-Century Black Bakelite Telephone Table Lamp, 1950
Located in Florence, IT
Mid-Century black Bakelite telephone table lamp by Safnat Milano. The telephone has chromed
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

White 1930s Glamour Bakelite Telephone by Bell Systems
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Vintage white bakelite 1930s glamor telephone made by Bell Systems for the Western Electric company
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Desk Accessories

Materials

Bakelite

Antique Art Deco Sterling Silver and Bakelite Telephone Child's Toy Baby Rattle
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This antique figural telephone child's baby rattle is presumed to have been made in the United
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Toys and Dolls

Materials

Sterling Silver

White Bakelite PTT Telephone by Ericsson
By Ericsson
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Vintage white Swedish Bakelite rotary table phone by Ericsson, circa 1950. Measures 6" H x 9" W
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Bakelite

Antique Western Electric Bell System Crank Telephone Oak Case Bakelite Ringer
By Western Electric
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique early 1900s Western Electric / bell systems oak wall mounted hand crank telephone ringer
Category

Early 20th Century Edwardian Wall-mounted Sculptures

Materials

Bakelite, Oak

Old French Telephone From Train Station In Cast Aluminum, Brass And Bakelite
Located in Crespières, FR
Old French train station telephone in cast aluminium and bakelite with the SNCF microphone and logo
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

Materials

Aluminum, Brass

Antique Rotary Telephone c1920s Good Condition
By Edison
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Antique Rotary Telephone c1920s Good Condition
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20th Century American Historical Memorabilia

Materials

Brass

Rare Functional Telephone LM Ericsson, 1960's, Czechoslovakia
By L.M. Ericsson
Located in Praha, CZ
Rare telephone, 1960's, CZS. Fully functional. Repolished, cleaned, in original condition with a
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Desk Sets

Materials

Bakelite

Art Deco Modernist Walnut Telephone Table, English, C1930
Located in Devon, England
For your consideration is this very attractive 1930's beautifully figured Walnut telephone table
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Mid-20th Century English Art Deco Side Tables

Materials

Bakelite, Walnut

Antique French Style Chased Repoussé Gilt Telephone with Carved Jade Inset
Located in Rochester, NY
Antique French style telephone. Decorated in the Asian style. Hand chased gilt brass. Inset with
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Early 20th Century American Scientific Instruments

Materials

Jade, Metal, Brass

Vintage Brown Leather Covered and Hand-Stitched Telephone by Contempra, 1970s
By Contempra House, Hermès, Jacques Adnet
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage Northern Telecom Contempra Leather clad tone touch Telephone, Desk or Wall Mount.Vintage
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desk Sets

Materials

Leather, Bakelite

Early 20th century swedish metal telephone by Rikstelefon
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Early 20th century swedish metal telephone by rikstelefon circa 1900. Quite possibly early than
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Early 20th Century Swedish Edwardian Desk Sets

Materials

Metal

Restored Square Pretzel Rattan Corner Sofa, Coffee & Side Table Living Room Set
Located in Van Nuys, CA
pretzel arms, a round coffee table, and a two-tiered side table with included Bakelite telephone by Bell
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Vintage 1950s Living Room Sets

Materials

Fabric, Rattan

Art Deco Electric Bakerlite Mantel Clock
By Temco
Located in Norwich, GB
Art Deco timepiece Art Deco electric timepiece in a light green and black Bakelite case standing
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Vintage 1920s English Art Deco Mantel Clocks

Materials

Bakelite

Model 547 by Castiglioni and Caccia Dominioni for Phonola, Italy
By Luigi Caccia Dominioni, Pier Giacomo Castiglioni
Located in Argelato, BO
, black in colour, has a very innovative shape: in fact, it resembles that of a telephone with a
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Vintage 1930s Italian Musical Instruments

Materials

Bakelite

Matchless Wonder Star #910 Double Row Green Crystal Holiday C-9 Bulb, USA, 1936
Located in Brooklyn, NY
telephone switch boards and various control panels, and automobile lamps as well. These lamps, an example of
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Vintage 1930s Flush Mount

Materials

Crystal

Matchless Wonder Star #910 Double Row Green & Red Crystal C-9 Holiday Bulb, 1936
Located in Brooklyn, NY
bulbs, mainly miniature lamps that were used as indicators in telephone switch boards and various
Category

Vintage 1930s Flush Mount

Materials

Crystal

Matchless Wonder Star #910 Double Row Amber & Blue Crystal C-9 Holiday Bulb 1936
Located in Brooklyn, NY
telephone switch boards and various control panels, and automobile lamps as well. These lamps, an example of
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal

Matchless Wonder Star #910 Double-Row Red Crystal Holiday C-9 Bulb, USA, 1930s
Located in Brooklyn, NY
lamps that were used as indicators in telephone switch boards and various control panels, and automobile
Category

Early 20th Century American Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal

Mid-Century Modern Industrial Explosion Proof Phone by Crouse-Hinds C1955
By Crouse-Hinds
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Rare and unusual industrial explosion proof telephone by Crouse-Hinds from the 50s. Cast aluminum
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Vintage 1950s American Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Aluminum

Art Deco Bleached Blonde Walnut Chest of Drawers, c1930
Located in Devon, England
its original catalin Bakelite and chrome metal handle and opens and closes very smoothly and without
Category

Mid-20th Century English Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Walnut

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1950's Style Curved Velvet Sofa in Custom Velvet Colors
Located in New York, NY
The Sofa inspires itself nature where green is the predominant element and where valleys and hills prevail. The item’s details allow it to be the perfect statement piece for any cont...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Sofas

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1972, Prefab Nova House by Studio Rochel
By Societé anonyme francaise
Located in Perpignan, FR
Designed in 1972 by architects Michel Hudrisier and M. Roma for Studio Rochel, the Nova House came to fulfill the fantasy of those dreaming of living in space. While that type of arc...
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Vintage 1970s French Space Age Architectural Elements

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Metal, Aluminum

1972, Prefab Nova House by Studio Rochel
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Antique 19th Century French Models and Miniatures

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Art Deco Shagreen and Silver Cigarette / Small Cigar Case
Located in Buenos Aires, Olivos
Exquisite shagreen cigar case with silver collar. Expands for differing lengths of small cigar or cigarettes. Made in the U.K. in the 1900-1920´s. It has the stamp of the retail sho...
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Early 20th Century British Art Deco Tobacco Accessories

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Luigi Tiengo Surfboard Gondola Sofa for Cimon
By Cimon, Hella Jongerius
Located in Hanover, MA
Strikingly sculptural vintage early 1960s gondola sofa with floating surfboard upholstered back designed by Luigi Tiengo for Cimon Ltée of Montreal in 1964. Loose seat cushion. Walnu...
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Vintage 1960s Canadian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Wool, Walnut

19th Century French Napoleon III Mahogany Day Bed
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century French Napoleon III mahogany day bed is a masterful study in classical architecture melded with timeless French craftsmanship and an understated elegance that will trans...
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Antique 1860s French Napoleon III Daybeds

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Rosewood

Antique French Doll Mold in Copper, 1910s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Complete and intact French doll mold in solid copper. Very early industrially used mold for production of rubber dolls. You very rarely see the body and head together. The mold is un...
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Vintage 1910s European Arts and Crafts Toys and Dolls

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17th Century Italian Baroque Lacquered Spruce Religious Furniture 1600
Located in Roma, RM
This monumental piece of furniture, of Veneto-Alto Veneto provenance, made entirely of lacquered fir wood. Full seventeenth century (ca. 1650) is presented as an imposing double-bodi...
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Tiffany Studios Acorn Table Lamp
By Tiffany Studios
Located in Dallas, TX
Tiffany studios New York acorn and bronze Art Nouveau table lamp. Circa 1910 A beautiful Tiffany Studios green acorn table lamp in close to perfect condition to grace any room in ...
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Vintage 1910s American Art Nouveau Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

P.E.L. Tubular Steel Writing Desk and Chair, United Kingdom 1930s
By PEL
Located in Hellouw, NL
Charming P.E.L. Tubular Steel Writing Desk and Chair from the United Kingdom, the 1930s. This set is probably designed by Serge Chermayeff (1900–1996) for the 'Practical Equipment LT...
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Vintage 1930s British Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Rocking Horse and Pull Toy, Antique, German, 1900s
Located in Nuernberg, DE
An amazing rocking horse made of wood covered in cow hide. Its saddle and reins and tack are all leather while the bit and stirrups are metal. The horse has inset glass eyes and rest...
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1930s Art Deco Sideboard in the Style of Jules Leleu, Mahogany, Sycamore -France
By Jules Leleu
Located in Girona, ES
Exceptional Art Deco sideboard, mahogany veneer, 3 blocks, in the middle 5 cutlery drawers in sycamore with satin nickel plated metal handles, on both sides 3 shelves, ash wood venee...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Sideboards

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Oak and Mahogany 36-Drawer Museum Collector’s Cabinet
Located in Glasgow, GB
A good quality large oak collector’s cabinet with mahogany interior and dating to circa 1930. With three full length locking doors concealing a total of 36 drawers with inset militar...
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Vintage 1930s English Art Deco Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Art Nouveau French Black , wooden Telephone Bronze
By French Foundry Pierret-Depaix et Cie
Located in Valladolid, ES
Amazing Art Nouveau black and wooden French Telephone, by AOIP. At the end of the 19th century, sixty-four workers from the Paris Chamber of Precision Instrument Workers came toget...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Nouveau Models and Miniatures

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Bronze, Wire

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Trio Bakelite Streamline Industrial Design Telephone Index by Albert Pollock
Located in Dallas, TX
Patented Pollock designs. Pair of Zephyr Autodex, in mottled-brown and cream-white bakelite
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Collectibles and Curiosities

Brass Telephone, Vintage, circa 1976
Located in Honiton, Devon
Attractive brass telephone, issued in 1976 to commemorate the "Centenary of the Telephone." This
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Vintage 1970s English Edwardian More Desk Accessories

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Brass

Trio Bates Streamline Telephone Index Spinners by Norman Bel Geddes
By Norman Bel Geddes
Located in Dallas, TX
by Bel Geddes. Left, is black bakelite with white bakelite knobs. Missing index roller. Right is
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Desk Accessories

Art Deco General Electric Bakelite Telephone
By General Electric
Located in Nantucket, MA
An Art Deco Bakelite telephone by General Electric, London. Chrome rotary dial and refurbished cord
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Early 20th Century English Art Deco Scientific Instruments

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Chrome

Bakelite Telephone
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
An original GPO telephone in cream Bakelite. Model number 328L. Stamped 328CB. BX58/2A to underside
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Mid-20th Century English Art Deco More Desk Accessories

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Bakelite

Bakelite Telephone
Bakelite Telephone
H 5.12 in W 6.11 in D 7.49 in
20th Century Rotary Bakelite Telephone c.1930
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
A superb and rare early 20th Century rotary Bakelite telephone. The phone features the original
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Vintage 1930s British Other Scientific Instruments

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Bakelite

20th Century Rotary Bakelite Telephone & Bell System c.1940
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
A superb 20th Century rotary Bakelite telephone and bell system. The phone features the original
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Vintage 1940s British Mid-Century Modern Scientific Instruments

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Bakelite

Art Deco Bakelite Telephone
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
An Art Deco Pyramid telephone in cream bakelite. Produced by the GPO, model number 330 with
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Mid-20th Century English Art Deco Scientific Instruments

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Bakelite

Art Deco Bakelite Telephone
Art Deco Bakelite Telephone
H 5.91 in W 9.06 in D 7.88 in
Original GPO Black Bakelite Telephone
By GPO ( General Post Office )
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
An original GPO Telephone. Black bakelite with integral mirrored drawer and braided handset cord
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Vintage 1930s English Art Deco More Desk Accessories

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Bakelite

Original GPO Black Bakelite Telephone
Original GPO Black Bakelite Telephone
H 5.91 in W 5.91 in D 7.88 in
Original GPO Model 232F Black Bakelite Telephone
By GPO ( General Post Office )
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
An original GPO model 232F Telephone. Black bakelite with integral drawer and braided handset cord
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Vintage 1940s Desk Sets

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Bakelite

Original GPO Model 332L Black Bakelite Telephone
By GPO ( General Post Office )
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
An original GPO model 332L Telephone. Black bakelite with integral drawer and braided handset cord
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Mid-20th Century English Mid-Century Modern More Desk Accessories

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Bakelite

Original GPO Model 332L White Bakelite Telephone
By GPO ( General Post Office )
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
An original GPO model 332L Telephone. White bakelite with integral drawer and braided handset cord
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Mid-20th Century English Mid-Century Modern More Desk Accessories

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Bakelite

Original GPO Model 162F 1934 Black Bakelite Telephone
By GPO ( General Post Office )
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
An original GPO model 162F Telephone. Black bakelite with enamelled figure dial. Dimensions: H
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Vintage 1930s English Art Deco More Desk Accessories

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Original GPO Model 232L Black Bakelite Telephone Circa 1930
By GPO ( General Post Office )
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
An original GPO model 232L Telephone. Black bakelite with integral drawer and braided handset cord
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Vintage 1930s English Art Deco More Desk Accessories

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Original GPO Model 312L Black Bakelite Telephone Full Working Order
By GPO ( General Post Office )
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
An original GPO model 312L telephone. Black bakelite with integral drawer and braided handset cord
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Vintage 1950s English More Desk Accessories

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Bakelite

Original GPO Model 332L Black Bakelite Telephone Full Working Order
By GPO ( General Post Office )
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
An original GPO model 332L Telephone. Black bakelite with integral drawer and braided handset cord
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Mid-20th Century English Mid-Century Modern More Desk Accessories

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Bakelite

Original GPO Model 332L Cream Bakelite Telephone Full Working Order
By GPO ( General Post Office )
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
An original GPO model 332L Telephone. Ivory bakelite with integral drawer and braided handset cord
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Mid-20th Century English Mid-Century Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Bakelite

Original, Rare GPO Model 232 Chinese Red Bakelite Telephone, circa 1956
By GPO ( General Post Office )
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
An original GPO 200 series telephone. Red Bakelite with braided handset cord. Integral drawer and
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Mid-20th Century English Desk Sets

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Bakelite

Vintage Wood Covered Telephone, Organic Mid Century Modern Style
Located in North Hollywood, CA
keypad is located on the underside of the handset, bakelite telephone. Great decorative vintage
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Mid-20th Century Asian Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

Materials

Bakelite, Wood

Antique Black Perspex Bakelite Pyramid 162 Telephone 1937
Located in London, GB
This is a rare GPO series 162 telephone, dated 1937 in black Perspex Bakelite and manufactured by
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Vintage 1930s English More Desk Accessories

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Bakelite

Vintage Chinoiserie Telephone with Bakelite Receiver
Located in Danville, CA
Gorgeous vintage Chinoiserie Telephone with Bakelite and Brass Receiver. The dialing mechanism and
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Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Materials

Brass

Original Black Bakelite GPO Model 232L 1938 Telephone
By GPO ( General Post Office )
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
An original GPO model 232L Telephone. Black bakelite with integral drawer and braided handset cord
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Vintage 1930s English Art Deco More Desk Accessories

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Bakelite

Vintage Dutch Bakelite and Metal Rotary Dial Telephone, circa 1950s
Located in San Francisco, CA
Metal body with a Bakelite rotary dial telephone, circa 1950s. Might possible work if hooked up
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Mid-20th Century Dutch More Desk Accessories

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Metal

Art Deco 'King Pyramid' Red Bakelite GPO Telephone 'Model No.1/232'
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
An Art Deco 'King Pyramid' telephone in rare and original fire red bakelite. Produced by the GPO
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Mid-20th Century English Art Deco Scientific Instruments

Materials

Bakelite

Black 232 GPO Telephone
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
An original, black 232 GPO telephone. Braided handset cord and integral drawer. Fully refurbished
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Mid-20th Century English Art Deco More Desk Accessories

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Bakelite

Black 232 GPO Telephone
Black 232 GPO Telephone
H 6.11 in W 7.09 in D 5.32 in
Black 332 GPO Telephone
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
An original, black 332 GPO telephone with call exchange. Braided handset cord, chrome button and
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Mid-20th Century English Art Deco More Desk Accessories

Materials

Bakelite

Black 332 GPO Telephone
Black 332 GPO Telephone
H 5.91 in W 6.11 in D 7.29 in
Black 332 GPO Telephone
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
An original, black 332 GPO telephone with 3 chrome buttons ‘Secret, Normal, Engaged for Secret
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Mid-20th Century English Art Deco More Desk Accessories

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Bakelite

Black 332 GPO Telephone
Black 332 GPO Telephone
H 5.91 in W 5.52 in D 7.29 in
Art Deco Magazine or Telephone Table with Inlaid Walnut and Brass, Bakelite Pull
Located in New York, NY
This Art Deco magazine / telephone table in book matched and ebonized walnut features a cut-out
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Original GPO Model 162L Telephone Full Working Order
By GPO ( General Post Office )
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
An original GPO model 162L telephone. Black Bakelite with braided handset cord. Integral drawer and
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Vintage 1930s English Art Deco More Desk Accessories

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Bakelite

Original 1951 GPO Model 332L Telephone Full Working Order
By GPO ( General Post Office )
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
An original GPO model 332L telephone. Black bakelite with braided handset cord. Integral drawer and
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Vintage 1950s English More Desk Accessories

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Bakelite

Original 1951 GPO Model 332 Telephone with Original Button Features
By GPO ( General Post Office )
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
An original 1951 GPO model 332 telephone. "Code, Listen Before Ringing" Feature. Original nylon
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Vintage 1960s English Art Deco More Desk Accessories

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Bakelite

1930s Catalin Gold Mono-phone Telephone
Located in Van Nuys, CA
1930s White Catalin (colored Bakelite) Mono-phone Telephone with gold plate accents and a wonderful
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Desk Accessories

Art Deco Type 40 Ivory Chrome Trim Telephone by Monophone, Circa 1930
Located in Van Nuys, CA
, eliminating the need for an external network subset and ringer. It will operate on modern telephone lines
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Vintage 1930s More Desk Accessories

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Bakelite

Vintage Retro Push-Button Round Telephone Burnt Orange Color from the, 70s
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage bakelite push-button round telephone in burnt orange color from 70s to 80s. Vintage
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Late 20th Century Canadian Post-Modern Desk Sets

Materials

Bakelite

Original 1967 GPO Model 706 Telephone in Ivory, Original Nylon Carrying Strap
By GPO ( General Post Office )
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
An original, 1967 GPO model 706 telephone in ivory. Original nylon carrying handle (not for
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Vintage 1960s English Art Deco More Desk Accessories

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Bakelite

Original 1963 GPO Model 706 Telephone in Ivory, Original Nylon Carrying Strap
By GPO ( General Post Office )
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
An original, 1963 GPO model 706 telephone in ivory. Original nylon carrying handle (not for
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Vintage 1960s English Art Deco More Desk Accessories

Materials

Bakelite

Original 1972 GPO Model 746 Telephone in Red, Original Nylon Carrying Strap
By GPO ( General Post Office )
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
An original 1972 GPO model 746 telephone in Chinese red. Original nylon carrying handle (not for
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Vintage 1970s English Art Deco More Desk Accessories

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Bakelite

Original 1967 GPO Model 706 Telephone in Red, Original Nylon Carrying Strap
By GPO ( General Post Office )
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
An original 1967 GPO model 706 telephone in Chinese red. Original nylon carrying handle (not for
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Vintage 1960s English Art Deco More Desk Accessories

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Bakelite

Original 1961 GPO Model 706 Telephone in Ivory, On/Off Bell Feature
By GPO ( General Post Office )
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
An original GPO model 706 telephone in ivory. 1961 'Bell On/Bell Off' feature. Original nylon
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Vintage 1960s English Art Deco More Desk Accessories

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Bakelite

Antique World War ll Era US Navy Bakelite Switch Board Phone, c.1940
Located in San Francisco, CA
About World War ll era US Navy Bakelite and wood switch board telephone with original "Bay Area
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Metal

Original 1930's Siemens Brothers & Co Ltd Phone
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
An original, 1930's Siemens Brothers & Co Ltd black telephone with a Braided handset cord
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Vintage 1950s Desk Sets

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Art Deco U Base Occasional Side Table, French, c1930
Located in Devon, England
mistaken for any other era. Multiple applications for this table, from nightstand to telephone to coffee
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1930s Art Deco Dining Table Burr Walnut
Located in London, GB
incorporated its design principles, including everyday objects such as fridges and telephones. Influenced by
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Vintage 1930s English Art Deco Dining Room Tables

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Walnut

1930s Art Deco Dining Table Burr Walnut
1930s Art Deco Dining Table Burr Walnut
H 30.71 in W 36.62 in D 72.05 in
Rare SS Normandie Bakelite Telephone
By Ecole De Normandie
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rare Bakelite telephone, from one of only 424 First Class Suites on the S.S. Normandie, France
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Nautical Objects

Materials

Metal

Rare SS Normandie Bakelite Telephone
Rare SS Normandie Bakelite Telephone
H 6.75 in W 8.75 in D 5 in
Original GPO 232L Black Bakelite Telephone, circa 1945
By GPO ( General Post Office )
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
An original GPO 232L black Bakelite telephone. Braided handset cord. Integral drawer. Registered
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Vintage 1940s English Art Deco More Desk Accessories

Materials

Bakelite

Art Deco C1930 Wall Mount Black Bakelite Telephone
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Classic wall mount telephone from the 1930s. Cradle style which has been refurbished. Ready to be
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bakelite

Original GPO Model 332L Ivory Bakelite Telephone Full Working Order
By GPO ( General Post Office )
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
An original GPO model 332L telephone. Ivory bakelite with integral drawer and braided handset cord
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Vintage 1950s English More Desk Accessories

Materials

Bakelite

Original GPO Model 312L Black Bakelite Telephone Full Working Order
By GPO ( General Post Office )
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
An original GPO model 312L telephone. Black Bakelite with integral drawer and braided handset cord
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Vintage 1950s English More Desk Accessories

Materials

Bakelite

Original GPO Model 328L Black Bakelite Telephone Full Working Order
By GPO ( General Post Office )
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
An original GPO model 328L telephone. Black Bakelite with integral drawer and braided handset cord
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Vintage 1940s English More Desk Accessories

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Bakelite

Art Deco Wall Mount Bakelite Telephone by Siemens Bros. London Great Britain
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous wall mount telephone in black bakelite by the Siemens Bros co. of London Great Britain
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Vintage 1930s British Art Deco Scientific Instruments

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Steel, Chrome

Vintage Telephone Covered in Wood, Organic Modern Style Retro Phone
By Contempra House
Located in North Hollywood, CA
keypad is located on the underside of the handset, bakelite telephone. Great decorative vintage
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Mid-20th Century Asian Organic Modern Scientific Instruments

Materials

Bakelite, Wood

Art Deco Bakelite and Chrome Telephone
Located in Petaluma, CA
see very many of these Bakelite phones with chrome, that plus the added height made this one a must
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco More Desk Accessories

Materials

Chrome

An Original GPO Model 232L Telephone Ivory Bakelite Full Working Order
By GPO ( General Post Office )
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
An original GPO Model 232L Telephone. Ivory Bakelite with braided handset cord. Integral drawer and
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Vintage 1950s English More Desk Accessories

Materials

Bakelite

Fabulous Art Deco Black Bakelite Wall Mount Rotary Dial Telephone USA
By Automatic Electric Co.
Located in Chula Vista, CA
Art Deco American Electric Co black bakelite space saver side hanging rotary dial wall mount phone
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern More Desk Accessories

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Bakelite

1940s Decorative Russian Field Telephone in Original Bakelite Case
Located in Hook, Hampshire
1940s decorative Russian field telephone in its original Bakelite case 1940s vintage decorative
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Vintage 1940s More Desk Accessories

Materials

Wood

Black 332 GPO Telephone
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
An original, black 332 GPO telephone. Braided handset cord, chrome button and integral drawer
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Mid-20th Century English Art Deco More Desk Accessories

Materials

Bakelite

Black 332 GPO Telephone
Black 332 GPO Telephone
H 5.91 in W 5.32 in D 7.49 in
Western Electric Gold Plated Telephone
By Western Electric
Located in Van Nuys, CA
features a white Bakelite headset. This phone was originally owned by the actress Paulette Goddard
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Desk Accessories

Materials

Bakelite

Red Henry Dreyfuss Designed 302 Telephone
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Vintage model 302 telephone made by the Western Electric Company circa 1940 in the rare cherry red
Category

Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Desk Accessories

Materials

Bakelite

Kellogg Chicago Candlestick Brass and Bakelite, Patented 1901
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
Kellogg Chicago Brass & Bakelite Candlestick Telephone, Patented 1901, All Original including
Category

Antique Early 1900s American Industrial More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Brass

Wall Telephone Model 553 a Candlestick circa 1930 by Western Electric
By Western Electric
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
We offer this 553 A Western Electric wall telephone which was made in the 1930s, with original
Category

Vintage 1930s American Industrial Wall-mounted Sculptures

Materials

Bakelite

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Bakelite Telephone For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the bakelite telephone you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each bakelite telephone for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using bakelite, plastic and metal. There are many kinds of the bakelite telephone you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. A bakelite telephone, designed in the Art Deco, Mid-Century Modern or Industrial style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. You’ll likely find more than one bakelite telephone that is appealing in its simplicity, but GPO ( General Post Office ), Western Electric and Automatic Electric Co. produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Bakelite Telephone?

The average selling price for a bakelite telephone at 1stDibs is $819, while they’re typically $128 on the low end and $3,800 for the highest priced.

Materials: Plastic Furniture

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Questions About Bakelite Telephone
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Alexander Graham Bell’s first telephone was made of an iron diaphragm, two electromagnets and a horseshoe magnet. The next model featured a transmitter and receiver but was still a magnetic telephone. Eventually, modifications were made to improve the quality, but it’s essentially this technology and the magnet that made original telephones possible. Shop a collection of antique telephones from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Bakelite phones became very popular in the 1930s with the Ericsson DBH 1001 from Sweden. It pioneered the notion of what modern plastic phones should look like. Bakelite phones were less common in the 1940s as other materials became more popular. Shop a collection of antique bakelite phones from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The Ericsson DBH 1001 was the first Bakelite phone, designed by Johan Christian Bjerknes and Jean Heiberg in 1930. Heiberg was the designer who created the shape with the idea, with mass production in mind. Bjerknes was the electrical engineer in charge of making it work. Shop a collection of Bakelite phones from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.