The Western Electric Princess. This phone made its big debut in 1962 at the World's Fair in Seattle with the slogan "Its little, its lovely, it lights". Before shopping, please read a few brief notes about the Princess, it may save you from buying something you don't want.
Princess Model Numbers
There are three distinct models of the Princess phone. Before investing in one, you should be aware of the differences. When looking through the selection here, I have the three major model numbers divided up so there will be no confusion as to what you are getting.
Lighting up your Princess
The power needed for the light in the Princess phone was too much for the phone system to handle, so a transformer was added to the household wiring to power the light. This was back in the days when houses had an extra pair of wires to do this with. Today, this is not so easy with DSL, security systems, multiple phone lines, etc. To add a transformer to light these phones now takes special care. I do have kits available for this if you are interested for $24 extra.
A transformer is not required for the phone to work, only for the dial to light. The light is not all that great either, it makes the dial just visible enough in the dark to find it.
All the princess phones for sale here have been completely restored, have a modular plug, and it looks and works like new. All you need to do is plug it in and use it. For more information on the restoration process, Click here.