This was one of the first 700 series and as you can see is dated 1959. Note the much chunkier handset cord. The early versions of this model were made from Diakon and not ABS and so are glossier and if looked after do not fade or change colour. ABS blue 706 models are always a sea green now. I have converted this to plug in and go and has been fitted with an electronic microphone for perfect modern use. Also note these very early 706 telephones had a proper GPO No 12 dial. I got this one with a green from the same year but with a metal base and so I suspect they were put aside as being the first year of manufacture they could find.
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