Recollections sells and refurbishes classic telephones, made before the break-up of the Bell System in 1984.
In those days, the phone company owned the
phones. They were simple and reliable, as any service call cut directly
into the phone
company's profits. Most of the companies that made these classics have
long since stopped making phones, so they are primarily valuable as
nostalgic collectibles for display. However, most will still work
wonderfully on your current residential hardwired telephone
(whether touchtone or rotary service), sound great, and will likely
working for years to come. If you have a modern digital phone
system or broadband phone service, check to see if it's compatible with
The following pages contain a brief sample of some of the more popular phones from my current inventory. There are hundreds of phones in stock, in dozens of different models. Please contact me for specific model availability and pricing, or to request models not on this list.
I travel a lot in search of phones, but generally respond to
inquiries within a day or two.
Please send your requirements and I'll respond with the best options from current inventory.
Phones may be customized with your choice of cord style and
color, and an old fashioned computer-generated number card with your
number on it. Ringer boxes are available in oak, walnut, bakelite
or plastic -- some with magneto and crank. Special requests are
I'll even restore your favorite phone. E-mail for details.
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions:
Ordering, Payment and Shipment
Why not have Recollections repair or refurb the phone you got at
sale, flea market, auction or inherited?
I completely service most residential phones made from the late 20s thru the 80s.
Phones are wonderful gifts or decorative accent pieces for theme rooms.
Direct shipment to the recipient is available.
Send a card with a personal greeting in your handwriting with your payment, and it will be included in the package.
The paid invoice will be sent to you, not the recipient!
Notify me in advance, so I can prepare your order.
Pay by USPS Money Order or Paypal.
Use Priority or Express shipment.
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