Western Electric Telstar Phone

February 19, 2009

I’m obsessed with the Western Electric Telestar phone from the early 1970’s.  I saw one of these at the Brooklyn Flea a few months ago and I’m totally regretting not buying it.  I love that the lid flips back and the retractable cord is the best!



10 Responses to “Western Electric Telstar Phone”

  1. Sheila said

    I had one of these phones and I loved it for a long time. Eventually the cord started having trouble and I gave it away to the Goodwill. I regret that move quite often because these were totally unusual. I bought mine when you had to buy them from the phone company. You owned the housing but the phone company still owned the “insides”. I love the cover and we called it our “Hot Dog Cooker” phone because it looked like a hot dog cooker to me.

  2. Sheila said

    OOps …forgot to finish my website on the last one.

  3. Zelda said

    Check out EBAY – Vint. UNIQUE-Telstar Telephone-Space Age Design GROOVY – 130331564847

  4. Rich said

    Have a near mint telstar phone for sale for 75.00 + shipping from NJ.


    • Matt said

      Hey Rich do you still have telestar for sale?

      • Pete said

        Hey Matt, Was researching this phone and ran across your question. I just found two of these great phones and was planning on selling them in my shop. But was gonna sell them for 250 each. Let me know if you’re interested

  5. Raymond Chandler said

    You guys who are selling these should put your website link in the post, so we can find you.

  6. Michael said

    Saw you were looking for a Telstar phone? Still looking? Offer?

  7. Amber said

    Today I found the 1950s rotary version! I’m obsessed with old technology. I’d appreciate more info & a value if you could tell me more 🙂

  8. Michael said

    Still have one for sale-TT. May put on ebay. Offer ??

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