With cell phones growing ever smaller and thinner and home phones becoming more and more high-tech, it's easy to forget how charming a good, old-fashioned dial phone can be. (And how handy in an emergency, when your fancy wireless will be useless without electricity and cell-phone towers may well be lying in rubble -- hello earthquake country!)
Check out this baby: A deco-style 1940s Western Electric that will add a note of retro flair to your desk or entry table. (Can't you just see Humphrey Bogart using something like this in The Maltese Falcon?)
Current bid: $27. Go get it.