This is is wonderful condition with no colour fade or damage. It is a beautiful deeper red and has a Diakon drawer front very slightly lighter. It has been totally stripped down and rebuilt after each part has been cleaned and polished. It retains an original GPO No12 enamel faced dial in perfect condition and its original red braided handset cord. This model is very rare to find and also very difficult to get to work correctly on the modern system. I have made some alterations to the internals to allow perfect modern use. It is fitted with a GPO specification round plastic line in with a UK telephone plug socket and I have fitted a best quality electronic microphone to bring the speech quality up to modern standards.The handset is dated 1955 and the base 1956. This was one of the first telephones I bought this one over 20 years ago. This is ready to plug in and go. I can make a dial label with your information at no extra charge.