Pastel blue 332 circa 1950s

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Mr Matantos The cord has been coloured and the wall telephone will be ready by Thursday 24 sep. I called the number you left me but no reply. I will upload some pictures by 24th of the wall telephone. Please contact me around that time.

Take a look at this telephone and don't adjust your colour. Yes you are looking at a pastel blue 300 series telephone manufactured in the late 1950s and early 1960s. This is not painted but is the colour it was moulded in. It is believed that ATM sold their tooling to Indian Telephone Industries at this time and these telephones were produced in small numbers in pastel colours. They were powder blue, pink, light green, peach, fawn, white and red. Because the red and white were made by other by the GPO these are not so sought after. They also made a clear one as well. These were made in the original format with the internal workings mounted in the body just as the ATM and the GPO. As you can see the moulding are of a very high quality. I have fitted this one with GPO internals, a GPO No12 dial and a best quality hand plaited braided cord. I doubt there are even ten of this colour that could be restored to this condition in the world. A collector friend of mine had a number of contacts in India and bought all the good ones in existence and even then had to pay though the nose. I bought a couple on Ebay in as found around 8 years ago and paid around £700. As you can imagine in India these were used to destruction and so there were many damaged ones he did not buy.

 

Postage and packing to any UK address is £20


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