Share your favorites on Show & Tell

New Eng Tel. and Tel. Co. die-cut Local and Long Distance Bell

In Telephones > Telephone Signs > Show & Tell and Signs > Porcelain Signs > Show & Tell.
Wandlessfairy's loves791 of 1563Pink Art Deco glass vaseOld Buffet Table Mystery Help!
Love it
Like it

pickrknowspickrknows loves this.
Cindy715Cindy715 loves this.
ttomtuckerttomtucker loves this.
ManikinManikin loves this.
dlpetersendlpetersen loves this.
TimTim loves this.
bhamredlinesbhamredlines loves this.
Chevelleman69Chevelleman69 loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
officialfuelofficialfuel loves this.
SignaholicSignaholic loves this.
Irishcollector.Irishcollector. loves this.
WandlessfairyWandlessfairy loves this.
TheGateKeeperTheGateKeeper likes this.
blunderbuss2blunderbuss2 loves this.
EfesgirlEfesgirl loves this.
fortapachefortapache loves this.
ho2cultchaho2cultcha loves this.
See 17 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.

    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

    Posted 4 years ago

    (39 items)

    Early circa 1895-1905 New England Telephone die-cut porcelain sign. These were used on the sides of public telephone boxes and other places to let the public know there was a pay station available.

    Telephone Signs
    See all
    Vintage ~ c1930 ~ Double Sided Enamel "Telephone" Arrow Adverting Sign    #2553
    Vintage ~ c1930 ~ Double Sided Enam...
    Large Vintage 1960's GTE General Telephone System Electric Phone 36" Metal Sign
    Large Vintage 1960's GTE Genera...
    Vintage Porcelain Bell Telephone Sign 19 By 5 1/2 Inches
    Vintage Porcelain Bell Telephone Si...
    Vintage ~ c1930 ~ Double Sided Enamel "Telephone" Arrow Adverting Sign    #2553
    Vintage ~ c1930 ~ Double Sided Enam...
    See all


    1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 4 years ago
      That's neat!!! Have never seen one.
    2. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
      Very cool sign !
    3. Signaholic Signaholic, 4 years ago
      Roached but still very cool piece!
    4. sargeguy sargeguy, 4 years ago
      Thanks! I have been after one of these for a while-this will have to do until a nicer example comes along.
    5. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 4 years ago
      I have seen several of these signs in telephone collectors hands. The die-cut Bell logo Local & Long Distance is one of the harder signs to find.
    6. sargeguy sargeguy, 4 years ago
      How many have you seen with the N.E.T.&T. markings?
    7. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 4 years ago
      Most I have seen are from the East Coast collectors, several had work for NET&T or SNET&T. We don't see these signs on the West Coast. Going by the telephone sign collectors book, it states " This Bell shaped sign was used by AT & T all over the East Coast". It gives a value of this sign between 350.00 & 500.00 depending on condition.
    8. sargeguy sargeguy, 4 years ago
      Bob Alexander's latest book has them as $500-600 for both versions. The last non-N.E.T.&T. one I know about selling on eBay fetched $1125!!! And it had a few flaws flaws. It's hard to assign market value when so few come up on the marketplace, but I think I could recoup my $110 even in this condition.
    9. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 4 years ago
      I agree there not a common sign and 110 is a good buy for this sign.
    10. sargeguy sargeguy, 4 years ago
      Apparently $1525 is the going rate for near-mint examples!
    11. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 4 years ago
      That was Ebay and sold for a good price. Condition has a lot to do with the price.
    12. sargeguy sargeguy, 4 years ago
      Supply and demand as well. It is not a sign that comes up for sale very often ( twice in the last month notwithstanding). At least now I can justify having it restored to the wife!
    13. sargeguy sargeguy, 4 years ago
      I had the sign restored by a professional sign restorer. It looks as good as new. A restored sign will never be as valuable as an all-original one but considering how much these sell for I thought it was worth it.
    14. dlpetersen, 4 years ago
      I love this sign, my grandkids didn't know there were pay phones and I have some old wall and rotory phones and they look at me like how could you even use something like that. Thanks for good memiories.

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.