A telegraph is a communication item that is placed in the captainÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s cabin in the ship. These were critical means of communication in the olden days. They still make for charming collectibles. These pieces are compact and are perfect gifting items. They have a novelty factor and make for quirky pieces for home decor. These are popular with interior designers and home makers alike. You could now own one of these fine pieces of your own.