We are always looking to buy Genuine British Bakelite telephones suitable for restoration or for use as spare parts.
What is the best way to sell your Old Bakelite Telephone?
You will usually get the most money for your antique telephone if you sell it directly to an individual collector or through a rented display in an antique centre. Expect to get much less if you sell it to a dealer/restorer, and even less if you sell it at auction (online or otherwise).
When is it better to sell to a Dealer/Restorer rather than at Auction?
(This guidance only applies if your telephone is a British bakelite telephone)
Most dealers including ourselves will pay more for telephones that they buy directly from individuals rather than from an online auction etc. Basically when buying from an online auction there is a significant risk that the bakelite will have cracks or other damage, so dealers offer less at auction to compensate for that risk. However when buying directly from and individual a dealer can examine the telephone before paying for it. Removing this risk means a dealer is usually able to offer 20% to 30% more for the telephone.
If you are interested in selling your telephone to us please e-mail us:
If you do have a price in mind please be as realistic as possible as we donít believe in haggling (itís far too stressful).
Please be aware that we do not send payment until we have inspected the telephone and confirmed the condition in our workshop.