This is the Telephone Collectors International List Server. It is open to anyone interested in learning more about antique telephones, telephone history, and restoration and does not require membership in TCI or any other clubs or organizations, such as ATCA, THG or the ATCS.
If you wish to join this list, prospective members are required to state their specific interests, as well as their FULL NAME, along with a simple explanation as to what they would like to achieve by joining in the "Comment to Owner" box. Incomplete answers will result in the application being rejected.
Our list guidelines can be reviewed at http://www.telephonecollectors.org/list/index.htm
Telephone Collectors International is an organization of collectors and historians who strive to preserve telephone history by the promotion of education and authentic restoration of antique and vintage telephones and telephone memorabilia.
Membership in TCI is strongly encouraged, and can very easily be achieved online with the convenience of payment via PayPal. As a bonus, you can also download vintage telephone wiring schematics, and a sample issue of TCI's award-winning, full-color monthly publication at:
For those interested in the more technical side of Telephony, TCI also publishes the "Switcher's Quarterly", a newsletter that focuses on vintage telephone switching equipment, key systems and other "technical" forms of telephony.
Due to recent membership scams, and for peace-of-mind, we ask you to provide all of the information we request when wanting to join this list. We feel that members of this list have every right to know the name of the person that they are communicating with when receiving an answer to their postings.