Candlestick – Special Range style

In 1978, the Post Office finally recognised that it couldn’t fight the market for ‘grey’ or unapproved designer telephones, so it decided to join in too. It launched a range of phones, many imported from overseas, to meet the demand for fashion and novelty phones. However, all these phones were re-engineered where necessary to meet Post Office requirements. As with all telephones at the time, they were only available for rental, but unusually were fitted with a Plug 505, so could be interchanged.