This is a fun category. I'm not talking about the Alexander Graham Bell type phones that are antiques - but those (horrible?) avocado or golden harvest colored phones from the 1960's, 1970's, and 1980's that we had in our kitchens and family rooms. Do you remember the powder blue or flamingo pink trim line phones we had in our bedrooms? These vintage phones are very collectible and are great sellers on eBay - and they don't even have to work!
Gone are the days when you ordered your phone from the phone company and they brought it to your house. No running up to Walmart to buy one. And the phone company had to come to your house to turn on the phone so you could use it. And remember standing in the kitchen next to the wall or sitting in a chair by the phone table in the family room to have a conversation? Cordless phones hadn't been invented yet - much less cell phones. If you were lucky, the cord would reach into a bathroom or closet and you could have some privacy. Imagine teenagers today stuck next to the kitchen wall talking on the phone!
Here are a few completed listings for vintage rotary phones. Keep your eyes out for these at thrift stores, garage sales, and estate sales. Thrift store prices are usually around $3-$5 for an old phone. Checkout the selling prices!
Vintage WESTERN ELECTRIC YELLOW ROTARY WALL PHONE nice
Vintage Pink Western Electric Rotary Desk Phone 500
Vintage Red Rotary Dial Wall Telephone Phone FIRE DEPT
Click here for my free list of thrift store items to sell on eBay.