Unique Retro Telephones
Old Fashioned Telephones
Looking for novelty phones? I have a fun selection here of retro style telephones including wall that are corded. They can add such a fun fashion statement to a room.
I love these and actually used to have a collection of them. Although today's phones are much more streamline and convenient, they don't have the personality that the older ones do.
In addition, I've lost more than one phone when one of my kids used a cordless one until the battery died, put it somewhere and couldn't remember where. With a plug in, this can't happen. I hope you enjoy this assortment.
Star Trek phone image by alexkerhead at Flickr through Creative Commons licensing.
This has the look of an old fashioned phone, with the convenience of push button dialing. This replica is of an 1892 phone.
I find this to be such a cute phone for females. I keep this one in the bedroom on my nightstand.
Want a mechanical ring tone with a dial up phone? Then here it is. It's black, which fits with the original rotary phones.
Relive memories of the past with this candlestick phone. This classic style is updated with modern technology such as redial.
Know someone who loves hamburgers or cheeseburgers? This would make such a fun gift for that person. It males for a great conversational piece.
Novelty Phones on eBay
Look for some good deals here. They have some fun phones.
Credit is given for the first telephone invented to Alexander Graham Bell in 1876.
Star Trek Telephone
I was given this as a gift and I was not disappointed. It has cool lights and sounds. In addition, it has Captain Kirk's, (Wiliam Shatner's,) signature.
This is such a fun phone for the kitchen or family room. What I like about it is that it actually takes coins, so it doubles as a piggy bank as well.
Old Fashioned Switchboard
Here's a real short video showing an old fashioned telephone switchboard. There is no sound on this video. Watch how quick these ladies are working.
I love the design and antique look of this phone. Although it looks old, it has modern day telephone functions such as caller ID.
This phone is a replica of a 1963 Corvette. If you're on a budget and looking for a gift for a guy, this could be the perfect present. When people came to my house, my car phone was always a topic of conversation.
Elvis is still alive and well and entertaining fans with this cool telephone that has movement and sounds.
Do you own any type of a novelty or retro phone?
I've always been into music, so this phone was a must have for me. It such a classic look to it. I also use it for a great decoration.
Both of these phones have a classic look, but are updated for modern times.
Do you remember princess phones? When they came out, every girl dreamed of owning one. This one is really cute for girls.
Black Dial Up Telephone
There was a time when these were really popular. My grandparents had one of these. Think how much phones have changed since then.
Speaking of phones, in case you're wondering what got me started in collecting them, I had been on a vacation with my parents to France. I found the most beautiful phone and bought it. After that, I just kept buying unique ones until they were all over the house.
Dial up phone image by pelican at Flickr through Creative Commons licensing.