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DESIRABLE, FULLY WORKING "IVORY" BAKELITE TELEPHONE LACED WITH SUPERB BRAID

PLEASING VINTAGE QUALITY FROM A SEASONED ENTHUSIAST WITH REASSURING CACHET OF 30+ YEARS IN THIS PERIOD TELEPHONE FIELD IN BOTH UK & NZ

** DIALS OUT CORRECTLY ON A SPARK (TELECOM) COPPER WIRE LINE, BUT NOT SPARK FIBRE (scroll for notes)

A CLASSIC IN WELL PRESERVED CONDITION, WITH SOME EXPECTED LIGHT MARKS TYPICAL OF A VINTAGE PIECE ... BARELY VISIBLE, LOST WITHIN THE GLOSSY CREAM PATINA

THE MUTED DARK DOT ON BOTH LOWER SLOPING SIDES OF THE CASING IS MERELY ANCHORING BAY SHADOW, WHICH IS MILDLY VISIBLE ON SOME MODELS
(...discernible in photographs 3 and 7)

"IVORY" BAKELITE TELEPHONES GRACEFULLY ENHANCE MOST DECOR SETTINGS ...
AND WERE ALSO AN ALOOF 1930s-1950s STATUS SYMBOL,THE ANNUAL NZ POST AND TELEGRAPH OFFICE SUBSCRIPTION FOR IVORY COLOURED, CHINESE RED OR JADE GREEN BAKELITE TELEPHONES BEING DECIDEDLY HIGHER THAN FOR THE EVERYDAY STANDARD BLACK ISSUE

CROWNED WITH EXTREMELY GOOD, ORGINAL 1950s BRAID HANDSET CORD ...
IT TRULY MAKES THE WORLD OF DIFFERENCE

SMOOTH DIAL .. with intriguing blank and used label options provided

Resonant and nostalgic TWO-TONE BELLS

CLEAR AUDIO, using a 1950s carbon granule microphone for authentic period sound

SLEEVED DRAWER for storing your card of personal numbers

Approx. four metre white SOCKET LEAD

** THIS RETRO PHONE WORKS FULLY IF YOUR LINE IS TRADITIONAL COPPER WIRE TELECOM (SPARK)
- BUT NOT WITH SPARK FIBRE

UNLIKELY TO DIAL OUT CORRECTLY WITH OTHER PROVIDERS, BUT STILL RINGS AND TAKES CALLS

I've been fastidiously restoring and converting vintage telephones since the mid-1980s UK art deco revival ... and latterly in my native NZ semi-retirement

A pioneering trader of working bakelite phones over 30 years ago based in Edinburgh, with clients worldwide.

" WITH INCRODIBLE'S PHONES, YOU'VE GOT IT BRAID ! "
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  • Auckland (Non-signature)$3.61
  • Auckland > Rural (Signature)$7.79
  • Rest of North Island (Non-signature)$7.75
  • Rest of North Island > Rural (Signature)$12.08
  • South Island (Non-signature)$7.75
  • South Island > Rural (Non-signature)$12.41
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  • Seller location: Auckland City, Auckland, NZ

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