About K6 Telephone Boxes
An iconic British symbol, the K6 telephone box was introduced in 1936 in commemoration of King George V's Silver Jubilee. Weighing in at 750 kilograms and standing over 2.5 metres tall, this phone box may be an impractical ornament, but its place in British history and popular culture makes it a worthwhile investment. In 2012, for the first time in a quarter of a century, BT sold 60 decommissioned, refurbished, and resprayed traditional K6 telephone boxes to members of the public. The company also sold numerous K6 telephone boxes during the 1980s and people have used many of these as kiosks since. If you have your heart set on owning one of these telephone boxes but find their size and price tags prohibitive, look for a replica K6 telephone box instead. Although some are exact cast iron copies, many are smaller and made of lighter materials. Buy a K6 telephone box on eBay as a collectorÃ¢ÂÂs item or as a unique display for your home or office and own a piece of British history.