All telephones are available to buy by mail order
£15 post and packing to all parts of the UK.
Smaller parts post and packing is from £3.50 to UK only
You can collect from my shop at weekends by arrangement
Conversions and Repairs To enable an old telephone to be plugged in to a telephone socket
Telephone conversions and repairs are carried out
for personal callers only. I do not convert or repair telephones sent by post or
carrier. Most telephones can be converted or repaired "while you wait", but if there
are problems and
it is inconvenient to return later, I can then post it back to you at extra cost.
I am more than happy for you to watch and ask questions while the work is being
Conversion costs are from £28 and repair costs are from £20
I have workshop facilities at my shop at
Antiques Centre, and
am often able to convert or repair your telephone while you wait. But please call
me by telephone (see below) first.
It is essential that you call me first
by telephone (see below) if you wish to have your telephone converted or
Please have the telephone with you when you call, and if possible have a
selection of small flat bladed screwdrivers.
I can convert most types of dial telephones (subject to inspection) to enable
them to be plugged into a telephone socket both here in The UK and most other
I do not sell conversion kits, or give advice about "do it
The reason I do not sell conversion kits is that often other parts
of the telephone require attention (even
the 300 series telephones are at least 40 to 70 years old now). To try to
identify, and even harder to fix, problems at long range can be frustrating both for myself and for the
I will not convert magneto "Crank handle" telephones. I refuse do do
this on the grounds that to do so would entail heavily
modifying the telephone. Many really early or interesting old telephones have
been vandalised in this way.
My conversions are limited to doing just enough to enable the telephone to work
I may replace the receiver and microphone with later types. But it is always
done in such a way that the telephone can be put back the way it was.
INDIAN TELEPHONES and REPRODUCTION TELEPHONES I do not convert or repair reproduction telephones or any telephone
originating from India.
Indian Bakelite 300 series can often be identified by checking the underside of
the handset grip. It may have a heart shaped emblem enclosing the letters ITI.
ITI stands for Indian Telephone Industries of Bangalore. There are other ways of
identifying an Indian Telephone, but the easiest way is to call me by telephone
(see below). Please have the telephone with you.
Onyx telephones are reproductions. Despite appearances, they are not all that old.
Credit/Debit Cards are the
preferred method of payment.
I no longer accept cheques.
If you wish to place an order,
or have an enquiry, please read all below.
Please call me (Gavin Payne) by telephone if you wish to place
an order for a telephone, spare parts, or have an enquiry. I can usually
be reached 9.00am to 5.45pm any day, including weekends. Calls in the
evening are not appreciated and could make me very grumpy. The number is
I am in the shop
most Saturday and Sunday mornings between 10.00 and 12.00. These are the
only times I am in the shop for the sale of spare parts, conversions and
Conversions and repairs can often be carried out while you wait.
If you have a telephone that you want to know more about, or
repaired or converted, please have it right next to you when you call.
Please also have a selection of small flat bladed screwdrivers to hand. I do not give advice for DIY repairs or conversions or valuations of any
kind over the telephone or by email. Please bring the telephone to my shop
for assessment, but always call me first before bringing it in.