Vintage Telephone Advertising Items

Telephone advertising is a broad category including antique porcelain telephone signs (and tin, cardboard, etc.), vintage phone directories, pins, paperweights, print advertisements, employee service awards, and other ephemera related to telephones or telephone companies.

There is also a wide variety of collectible telephone advertising attachments: convenience items that were attached to early telephones and promoted local businesses and their phone numbers (undertaker, taxicabs, meat market, garage, stationary store, etc.) These items included pencils, writing pads, advertising discs, address books, and even glass mouth pieces.


Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

The Telephone Archive

The Telephone Archive

If you're into old phones, check out this 600-page repository of images and historical information. Includes an ext… [read review or visit site]



Clubs & Associations

Discussion Forums

Other Great Reference Sites

Most watched eBay auctions    

1928 Western Electric B1 Round Base With E1 Handset "old Brass" FinishVintage Porcelain Bell System Telephone Sign - Collectable Pay Phone Marker1907 Western Electric Type 20s All Nickel Candlestick Telephone.Antique New York Bell Telephone Pay Station Porcelain SignVintage 10k & Ruby Telephone Company Service Pin1915 Western Electric Interphone Set, With Watch Case ReceiverVintage Nebraska Telephone Co. Blue Bell PaperweightVintage Bell Systems Canvas BagBell Telephone Porcelain Flange SignVintage Public ~bell Telephone System~ 7-inch Convex Porcelain Sign Phone BoothMarch 1921 Mt. Clemens Michigan Telephone Directory, Genealogy/namesBell System Universal Service Glass Bell Paperweight - Bell Telephone Pioneers4 Bank Of America 10k Gold Ruby Pearls Service Award CharmsVintage C&p Telephone Employee Awards W/ 10k Emblem Watch Band, Pendants, Pin Vtg 1969 Bell Systems Special Red Handset Volume Telephone G-6 G6b53 Western EleMarch 1917 South Bend Indiana Telephone Directory, Genealogy/namesVintage 1960's Princess Telephone Phone Key Chain Charms Advertising Lot Of 7Becker Radio Enamel Porcelain Sign Autoradio Service Rare Bmw Mercedes Benz AudiVintage Western Electric Service Award 10k Gf Pendant & Tie ClaspVintage Ericofon & Store Display .August 1919 Muncie Indiana Telephone Directory, Genealogy/namesDec. 1922 Mt. Clemens Michigan Telephone Directory, Genealogy/names1955 Transatlantic Telephone Cable Bell Telephone Monograph Booklet & BlueprintNew England Telephone & Telegraph Co. Newburyport, Ma Exchange Brochure Ca1910sNew England Telephone Co. Advertising Post CardMercedes Benz Mb Dealer Service Sign Original Ersatzteile Enamel Porcelain MetalDecember 1925 Davenport Iowa Telephone Directory, Genealogy/namesVintage Rotary Dial Pay Telephone Phone Sorry Temporarily Out Of Service SignJune 1922 Mt. Clemens Michigan Telephone Directory, Genealogy/namesMay 1924 Saginaw Michigan Telephone Directory, Genealogy/namesNov. 1924 Saginaw Michigan Telephone Directory, Genealogy/namesJan. 1917 Racine Wisconsin/wi Telephone Directory, Genealogy/namesVintage Lot Of 5 Bell System New York Telephone Achievement Pins 10k GoldSouthern Bell Telephone Employee Service 12k Gold, Red Stone Pin Necklace AwardWestern Electric Gold Diamond Tie Service PinNov. 1923 Saginaw Michigan Telephone Directory, Genealogy/namesAt&t Folding Knife Stainless Steal Call Before You DigVintage Bell Telephone Under Ground Cable Porcelain Sign1960's Ge Starlite Rotary "princess Type" Phone Store Giveaway" Piece- OpensDec. 1921 Racine Wisconsin/wi Telephone Directory, Genealogy/namesBell Telephone Service Award, Excellent ConditionNov. 1921 Goshen Indiana Telephone Directory, Genealogy/names1925 Indianapolis Telephone Directory Vintage Telephone Pioneers Of America 1875-1911 Blue Bell Covered Wagon PinCalifornia Interstate Telephone Company Moneyclip / Knife / Nail FileVintage 1953 Original Bell Telephone Magazine Ad Norman Rockwell LinemanLof Of 2 Southern Bell Key Fobs1/20th 12k Gold Filled Gf Estech Employee Service Award Key Chain~!