GPO 162s

GPO 162s

Black 1929 GPO 162

Ultra rare GPO 1929 162, complete with cast base, metal plunger & internals, copper lined dial holder, the very early version of the 162 cradle and an ultra rare early wide diametre enameled dial blank

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Black 1930 GPO 162

Rare GPO 1930 162, complete with cast base & internals, copper lined dial holder and the very early version of the 162 cradle.

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Mottled brown GPO 162 on bell-set

Perhaps the most sought after British phone in existence. I am pretty confident that there are only two of these phones that still exist complete with bell-sets. This is an FH phone on a Siemens bell-set, the other is an FH phone on an FH bell-set.

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Mottled Brown GPO 196

Ultra rare FH 1934 Mottled Brown GPO 196. Identical to 162 except that it was designed for use with a Local Battery. The 196 was only supposed to have been made in black! Special feature of this phone is that it comes with a highly sought after mottled brown dial blanking plate.

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Mottled Brown GPO 162

Ultra rare. FH 34 GPO 162. Not too many of these around and we collectors are crazy to get our hands on them!

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Green urea GPO 162 on Bellset

PL 1935 GPO phone with TE 1933 GPO bellset. Has original handset and line in cords and a matching BT 20/4. Boasts an ultra rare GPO green bakelite dial – highly sought after by collectors. An absolutely mint perfect piece.

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Green urea GPO 162 on Bellset

Perfect colour PL35 phone plus bellset. Small invisible repair to bellset. Small crack under dial. Small stress crack on handset. Bellset line in block is non-original. Looks amazing.

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Green Urea GPO 162 on Bellset

1934/35 Green GPO 162 Urea phone on bellset.

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Green Urea GPO 162 on Bellset

GPO PL 1936 Green 162 on no 25 bellset. Perfect throughout.

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Green Diakon GPO 162 on Bellset

Very rare green 162 in DIAKON (“D”) material. There are very few of these around, especially in this perfect condition.

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Green Melamine GPO 162/1 on Bellset 1937

This 1937 phone is a very unusual GPO 1/162, which is a GPO 162 with a factory fitted drawer base. Equally unusual, this phone is in a MELAMINE RESIN material, which seems to have existed at a similar time to diakon. Probably a one of a kind.

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Red Urea GPO 162 on Bellset

1934 red GPO 162 on Bellset with super rare GPO red bakelite dial.

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Red Diakon GPO 162 on Bellset

Another GPO Siemens 1936 red 162 on Bellset in perfect condition.

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Red Diakon GPO 162 on Bellset

Perfect red GPO Siemens 1936 162 in D material.

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Red Diakon GPO 162 on Bellset

GPO 162 on Bellset S-1936. Perfect.

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Ivory Urea GPO 162 on Bellset

GPO FH-1934 ivory 162 on Bellset.

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Mahogany Bakelite 1930 GPO 162

1930 Mahogany GPO 162 – thought to be the original mahogany sample made by Siemens for the GPO.

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Dark Green Bakelite 1932 GPO 162

A very rare Dark Green 1932 Bakelite 162 made in the same material as the original 1930 GPO 162 Green sample. Either a special order or a production item that originally came with a Jade Green coating.

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Chinese Red “Tupperware” 1933 GPO 162

1933 early Chinese Red GPO 162, thought to be made in the same early acrylic material as the original 1930 GPO sample Chinese Red 162 considered by the GPO in 1930. Owner describes the material as similar feeling like Tupperware.

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Old Gold 1931 GPO 162

Rare 1931 GPO 162 Old Gold (laquer on black phone). On display at the Amberly Museum.

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Old Gold 1931 GPO 162 (King George V Phone)

Rare Old Gold 1931 GPO 162 (King George V Phone). On display at the Museum of London.

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Manufacturers' own 162s

Metal Prototype 1929 Siemens Neophone

Rare prototype 1929 Metal Neophone, complete with cast base & internals, the very early version of the 162 cradle, the early “thin” plunger and rare (may be one of a kind) prototype enamel dial blank, accommodating a wide dial label.

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Metal Prototype 1929 Siemens Brothers No. 83 & 91

One of a kind. Phone, bellset and cradle are a made from a sand cast metal alloy. Also has a metal plunger, cast metal internals and the metal lined dial holder typical of the earliest pyramids. The Siemens 83/91 is simply a Siemens 82 Neophone on an open bellset.

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Walnut Siemens Brothers No. 83 & 91

The Siemens Brothers No. 83/91 is the forerunner of the Siemens 310. This is an extrememly rare walnut version and I am guessing a very small number of these exist, but it would be good to hear from others on this. Has the very early thin type of plunger – these are super rare in black and this is the only one I have seen in walnut.

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Green Siemens 310

A rare mint condition green Siemens 310 on bell-set. Most of the green, red and ivory 310s which are still around have been damaged and repaired. The completely undamaged ones are super rare.

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Red Siemens 310

Red Siemens 310 1948.

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Ivory Siemens 310

Ivory Siemens 310

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Mottled Red Brown Siemens 309

Same as 310 but with base instead of bellset. Very rare in red-brown colour – think the 310s on open bellsets only came in the regular Siemens mottled brown colour.

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Mottled red brown ATM 162

Possibly one of a kind, this is a 1938 mottled red brown ATM LII 549 B3 SPECIAL. I have the same phone in green and ivory and have seen it in red.

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Green Urea ATM 162 on Bellset

This is an 1938 ATM LII 549. The handset oval is marked ATM rather than GPO and the base is marked “ATM LII 549 B3 SPECIAL”.

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Ivory Urea ATM 162 on Bellset

This is an 1938 ATM LII 549. The handset oval is marked ATM rather than GPO and the base is marked “ATM LII 549 B3 SPECIAL”.

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Patchwork Mottled Brown AWA 162

The most unusual 162! The colour runs all the way through the bakelite (it’s not painted on!) and the phone is complete, even though the top and bottom do not match. This 1936 phone was manufactured as a display item at the AWA PMG Workshop in Melbourne.

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Red AWA 162

One of a kind red AWA 162. Manufactured to be used as a display item at the AWA PMG Workshop in Melbourne. AWA issued only black and ivory phones as standard due to the issue of colour fade caused by the strong sunlight.

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Metal Prototype 1929 Siemens Neophone

Rare 1929 Metal Neophone, complete with cast base & internals, the very early version of the 162 cradle, the early “thin” plunger, and a very early 164 handset with 4 screws securing the mouthpiece.

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Red Urea ATM 162 on Bellset

This is an 1938 ATM LII 549. The handset oval is marked ATM rather than GPO and the base is marked “ATM LII 549 B3 SPECIAL”.

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