Welcome to Telephone Lines
Telephone Lines have been trading in antique, retro, designer, kiosks and fun telephones since 1972 and have a vast range of new telephones and old telephones available to buy online.
Our collection of telephones are split into the following categories: collectors phones, traditional phones, designer phones, fun phones, telephone kiosks and accessories, telephone spares, literatures & toys,mobile phones.
In addition to telephones made from bakelite, wood, metal and plastic, we also have a range of telephone accessories, spares, and memorabilia.Not everything is on the website so do call us for absolutely any obscure part.
Our vintage and modern telephones
We give a one year guarantee with all of our phones and an option for a further 3 years cover.
We have a great selection of retro plastic dial telephones; icons of the sixties and seventies, the 700 series & the loved /hated trimphone.
Before plastic, there was bakelite, which has a more vintage feel. In the forties and fifties, the French developed a neat-looking bakelite phone equivalent to the English bakelite 300 series. Worth a look and very good value.Simply using a dial can be a delight and even a mystery for young people today,whilst even seasoned collectors can rarely resist turning a dial when examining an old phone...its a moment of nostalgia!
These are just a few examples of what we have to offer.Click on the categories on the left-hand side to view our stock and don't hesitate to contact us for help. If you are not sure what look you want to create, the telephones shown in the Telephone Gallery may give you some ideas before you buy.
How to buy
Our new online store has been developed to provide you with as much detail as possible about our wide range of antique and modern telephones. Payments can be made by credit card, debit card or using a Paypal account on our shopping cart.(We can also accept BACS payments.) All payments are processed for us by Paypal Financial Services for ease and security. You do not need a Paypal account to make a purchase.
Delivery to UK based addresses are charged at a flat rate of £9 and smaller items,parts and books are delivered FREE. The delivery charge will be displayed in your basket. We also ship to Europe and Worldwide, however, we ask that you contact us for shipping rates due to the wide range of weights, sizes and destination addresses.
We have the Expertise and Experience
Managing director, Malcolm Percival has oner 40 years of experience in finding and selling old telephones. This enthusiasm has taken him to many parts of the world to view collections and bring back interesting items. Malcolm is happy to answer questions about items and send pictures if requested.
We cater for many types of customers...
Those wanting the right telephone to suit their interior design
For homes, hotels, speciality shops, pubs, restaurants and railways. We have in stock, a wide range of telephones which our engineers have restored and converted ready for use on B.T. and cable networks that can be dispatched promptly. Our telephones in the Telephone Gallery may give you some ideas for an antique, period, retro or chic look.
Those looking for a phone to amuse! For the young and the young at heart
We have a range of fun and novelty phones some with interesting features like soundtracks.
Collectors seeking original telephones to add to their collection
We aim to keep these telephones in original condition, but some sympathetic restoration may be necessary. Look for examples and prices on our Collectors page.
We are happy to talk to you and send images of actual pieces that we have in stock. If we haven't got what you want we may be able to find it for you. See Contact us.
Enthusiasts needing parts to do their own telephone renovations
See our Spares, Literature and Toys page
Film and Theatre companies - Antique telephone sales & hire
We have authentic telephones, kiosk interiors, signs and other memorabilia for hire.
See our hire page and contact us if you need to talk things through.