Abdy Antique Telephones

We are a small family run business who buy, sell, repair, convert, renovate & service Genuine British Antique and Vintage Telephones (1915 to 1986).

Our vintage telephone workshop is based in Yorkshire, however our customers for these old phones come from every part of the UK.

Our old telephone workshop is open from 10am until 6pm five days a week - we close Thursdays and Sundays. Personal visits are by appointment only please.

We Buy Old Phones Vintage Phones For Sale We Repair Old Phones

Why Buy these Old Phones from Us?

We have been restoring and servicing vintage dial telephones professionally (full time) for just over 10 years. More importantly our main technician has over 32 years experience working for BT (with 41 City & Guilds qualifications in Telecommunications).

To us these are far more than "old fashioned telephones", they are our contribution to preserving British Telephone history. We pride ourselves that you will not find better workmanship, attention to detail or after care service for these traditional old phones anywhere else in the UK.

About Abdy Antique Telephones

British Vintage Telephones

All our old telephones for sale are genuine original British Dial phones that we have correctly converted, restored and serviced ready for modern use.

Our vintage phones simply plug into a modern telephone socket and will not interfere with other telephones in your house.

We have converted these old telephones professionally so they will not slow your Broadband speeds or make your Broadband connection unreliable.

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How to Buy Antique Telephones

You can see actual photographs of all the vintage telephones for sale online by selecting "For Sale" from our menu at the top.

We take good quality photographs of all our old telephones for sale and provide a summary of the main points. However we are always happy to answer any further questions you may have about our vintage telephones by phone or email.

You can also see a "small" selection of these old GPO telephones and retro phones for sale on display at Elsecar Antiques Centre near Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

Antique Phones For Sale

GPO Telephones

GPO (General Post Office) was the original name for BT (British Telecoms) and in the era of these old telephones they had the monopoly on renting land line telephones to their subscribers. However these same iconic British telephones were also sold directly by UK suppliers to other companies for business use. These telephones were not badged as GPO Telephones but as ATM, GEC, TMC etc. The key thing for all these antique phones is that they were made in the UK (to very high standards).

Our customers tell us that they miss the classic old fashioned ring of an old telephone. They want to re-live the joy from the sound of an old fashioned telephone bell and the tactile feel of a genuine dial telephone.


Why Buy Old Telephones?

Genuine antique telephones were made in an age when the Dial telephone was a thing of beauty and classic design. Bakelite telephones in particular were regarded as a status symbol, an item of pure luxury.

Many people believe the iconic Bakelite phone represents the pinnacle of a golden age of telephone design and they are becoming increasingly hard to find in good condition.

However many of our customers simply buy these vintage telephones to obtain that "finishing touch" to a beautiful home or to hear the iconic sound of an old telephone bell.


GPO Telephone Workshop

We have a purpose built antique telephone workshop for our old telephone repairs. Here we do all our own antique and vintage telephone servicing, repair and restoration work.

We also have a comprehensive set of GPO telephone test equipment in our workshop. All the vintage phones we restore or repair are thoroughly "soak" tested on this equipment for a minimum of a week before they leave our telephone workshop.

So if you are looking for old telephone repairs or just Bakelite telephone spares you have found the right place.

Old Telephone Repairs