30 Apr '12, 7pm

Britain's red phone boxes to be auctioned off

Britain's red phone boxes to be auctioned off

They are as emblematic of Britain as Big Ben or the black cab, and now a red telephone box can be yours for as little as £1,950 ($3,200). British Telecom is selling off 60 of the famous telephone cabins as demand for public payphones dwindles because of rising mobile phone use . “BT are selling original cast iron K6 red phone boxes refurbished to a high standard and finished in their original red and black livery,” the company said in a statement on Thursday. “Prices start at £1,950.” Designed in 1936 to commemorate King George V’s silver jubilee, the K6 was Britain’s sixth standard telephone box but the first to be installed nationwide. BT has not sold phone boxes directly to the public since the mid-1980s, when thousands of old K6s were auctioned off as part of an extensive payphone modernisation programme. Katherine Ainley, general manager for BT Payphones, suggested bu...

Full article: http://www.luxuo.com/auctions/for-sale-britain-red-phone-...

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