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Addison 55 (1946)

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December 31

Addison 55 (1946)

Collectors associate Addison with the stunning line of highly prized and expensive Catalin radios produced by this Canadian maker. This seldom found plastic model is cute as a button with a crisp dial and gorgeous marbleized knobs. It's also rather unique because the entire cabinet is a single molded piece sitting on top of the metal chassis. That allowed the designers to carve a convenient carry handle into the back and eliminate the usual flimsy cardboard back. Oddly, this radio has no dial lamp for illuminating the dial at nighttime. This radio weighs 6 pounds and measures 10-3/4"W x 6-3/4"H x 8"D.  Was $189.00, now $175.00. (1340082)

 

Aircastle 9008 (1949)

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Aircastle 9008 (1949)

I doubt you'll ever find another example of this exceptionally rare Aircastle radio sold by mail order from Spiegel's catalogs. It's a phenomenal "mini" radio without any cracks, chips or other flaws. The cabinet retains the original ivory luster seldom seen in radios over 70 years old. The teeny dial has a fascinating gold reptilian appearance. The cardboard back is present and in very nice shape. I purchased this little jewel from the famous Radiophile collection. It plays great and will be a incredible addition to any radio collection. It weighs 3 pounds; 7"W x 5"H x 4-3/4"D.  $289.00. (1340154)

 

Airline 14WG-518 (1942)

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December 31

Airline 14WG-518 (1942)

This beautiful Montgomery Wards Airline radio has a very stylish and glossy brown Bakelite finish with an amazing gold dial. The chassis has been properly restored with a new power cord. It plays just as great as it looks. This radio weighs 6 pounds and measures 10-1/2"W x 7"H x 6-1/4"D.  Was $189.00, now $175.00. (1340083)

 

Airline 62-320 (1939)

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Airline 62-320 (1939)

Here's another superb set I purchased directly from the owner of the Radiophile collection (Google "Radiophile plastic radios" to see more). The finish is amazing and even the original labels are intact on the bottom on the cabinet. There are no cracks in Plaskon cabinet, which is exceptionally rare. The shape of the dial and the grille bars are iconic styles of the period. This little cutie plays wonderfully because it's had an excellent restoration by the Radiophile master himself. This is an investment grade radio that you'll be proud to display and use. This radio weighs 5 pounds; 9"W x 6-3/4"H x 5-1/4"D.  $279.00. (1340137)

 

Aiwa AR-112 (1964)

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Aiwa AR-112 (1964)

Here's a nice, substantial table radio from Aiwa that features AM/FM and a sturdy chrome top handle. It's a twelve-transistor model meant for everyday use. This radio plays well with four "C" cell batteries. It also includes the original box and Styrofoam insert. The box is worn and tattered but it's certainly better than having no display box! It has a straight telescoping antenna, which swivels at the base. The first rod of the antenna is present but detached. However, the antenna can still be used and is not bent. Cosmetically this radio is in very nice condition. There are no cracks, chips or dents. It weighs 5 pounds; 9-1/4"W x 7-1/4"H x 2-3/4"D.  $115.00. (1340155)

 

Aldens 5000 (1947)

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December 31

Aldens 5000 (1947)

Long before the Internet, companies like Sears, Montgomery Wards and Aldens thrived by selling products from their giant catalogs. And, just like Sears and Wards, Aldens contracted with radio manufacturers to create their own private branded radios. The stepped cabinet design on this radio is very unique and eye pleasing. It still has the high gloss finish desired by all collectors. I purchased stunning little gem directly from the owner of the famous Radiophile collection (Google "Radiophile antique radios" to read more). This radio plays very well because it was restored by the Radiophile master himself. This radio weighs 5 pounds and measures 10"W x 6-1/4"H x 5-1/2"D.  Was $209.00, now $199.00. (1340091)

 

Arvin 622A (1941)

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Arvin 622A (1941)

This is a very stylish looking radio from Arvin that doesn't come up for sale too often. It's got that "gee whiz" look that you just don't see in boxy radios from this era. Additionally, the tuning dial design is striking as well. The Bakelite cabinet retains its original finish with no chips, cracks or issues. The cardboard backing is in great condition. A prior owner restored the chassis and it plays great. The on/off/volume knob is very stiff to rotate but it does work fine. It weighs 7 pounds; 11-1/2"W x 8-1/4"H x 6-1/2"D.  $329.00. (1340159)

 

Bendix 0526A (1946)

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Bendix 0526A (1946)

Here's a really nifty radio from the Bendix Aviation Corporation. Study the lines of the cabinet for a minute and you'll quickly realize it has a "layered" appearance that isn't symmetrical. It's also rather unique because the entire cabinet is a single molded piece sitting on top of the metal chassis. That allowed the designers to carve a convenient carry handle into the back and eliminate the usual flimsy cardboard back. This one is "investment grade" with a perfect cabinet that retains its glossy Bakelite appearance, crisp dial and original knobs. The prior owner did an excellent chassis restoration and it plays wonderfully. It weighs 7 pounds; 10-1/2"W x 7-1/2"H x 7-1/2"D.  $289.00. (1340160)

 

Coronado 43-8160 "Jewel" (1947)

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Coronado 43-8160 "Jewel" (1947)

It’s difficult to find a more attractive little radio than the Coronado Jewel. Now, you'll find dozens of the brown Bakelite version of this set before you find one that was factory painted in the much more desirable ivory color. Sometimes they are intentionally repainted to potentially deceive a buyer but this one is completely original. It's so original I never had the desire to have it restored in any way. Hence, this set is sold as-is. It powers up fine. It's an iconic and unique display radio or a perfect candidate for a chassis restoration. It weighs 4 pounds; 8"W x 5-3/4"H x 5"D.  $209.00. (1340147)

 

Coronado 43-8353 (1947)

Coronado 43-8353 (1947)

Here's another wonderful radio I purchased directly from the owner of the Radiophile collection (Google "Radiophile antique radios" to see this radio). The deep chocolate brown glossy finish on this Bakelite radio is impeccable so you know it's been treasured by its former owners. In fact, the original buyer cherished it so much, she kept the original owner's manual, station ID tabs, and even the sales receipt! That's right, it was purchased at Gambles, The Friendly Store, for $29.95. It has the big pushbuttons just like Grandpa's old car and plays beautifully. How many 70 year old radios look this new and include a tangible link to the original owner's past? It weighs 9 pounds and measures 12-3/4"W x 9"H x 8"D.  $225.00. (1340070)

 

Crosley 515 (1935)

Crosley 515 (1935)

Powell Crosley was a legendary manufacturer of automobiles and appliances that hand built his first radio for his son. He immediately recognized the potential for radios and quickly launched his newest business. Crosley radios were very popular because they combined value, design and performance. This is a petite little radio that does not take up much space. The cabinet is completely original but has a few areas of normal finish loss so I'd rate it a strong 9+ on a 10 point scale. I would never consider it a candidate to be refinished; it's only original once! This radio was painstakingly restored by one of the most talented technicians on the east coast. It plays exceptionally well and would be an outstanding addition to any collection. 12"H x 10-1/2"W x 8-1/4"D; 12 pounds.  $285.00. (1340110)

 

Delco R-1231A (1946)

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Delco R-1231A (1946)

General Motors doesn't sell tube radios today, but their Delco division certainly sold them over 70 years ago. This is a petite little radio with an adorable vertical ribbon candy design in the speaker grille. The dial face is quite attractive as well. Any collector would be proud to own this post-War radio. The Bakelite cabinet retains its original glossy finish with no chips, cracks or issues. The cardboard backing is in phenomenal condition. A prior owner restored the chassis and it plays great. It weighs 5 pounds; 8-3/4"W x 5-3/4"H x 6-1/4"D.  $229.00. (1340158)

 

Detrola 5W (1936)

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Detrola 5W (1936)

I acquired this highly collectible Detrola tombstone over 25 years ago from the family who originally purchased it in Cleveland, Ohio. It came from the Tremont neighborhood just two blocks from where the legendary Christmas Story movie was filmed. It's so original I never had the desire to have it restored in any way. Hence, this set is sold as-is. Nevertheless, it's a classic and unique display radio. It weighs 16 pounds; 15-3/4"H x 12-3/4"W x 7"D.  $349.00. (1340140)

 

Detrola 283 (1939)

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Detrola 283 (1939)

Here's a truly classic Art Deco Bakelite radio from Motown. The Detrola's cabinet is a perfect original and retains the swirled chocolate gloss. The rarely found "Detroscope" backing is intact to accommodate the built-in antenna. The Detroscope certainly distinguishes it from those with a plain rear covering. It even includes those delightful bullet knobs. It's so original I never had the desire to have it restored in any way. Hence, this set is sold as-is. It powers up fine. It's an iconic and unique display radio or a perfect candidate for a chassis restoration. It weighs 6 pounds; 9"W x 7"H x 6-1/2"D.  $209.00. (1340145)

 

DeWald 550 "Dynette" (1933)

DeWald 550 "Dynette" (1933)

This lovely little mantel radio was sold as a very inexpensive "mantel" or "midget" radio during the Great Depression. These compact radios sold like crazy because they delivered high style, moderate performance and low pricing. Examine the flowered detail of the knobs alone and think about the pride a family would take in owning this radio. Sadly, many of these radios were neglected or quickly discarded with the advent of cheap transistor radios. This one has been restored but the resistance line cord is original. 10-1/2"W x 7-1/2"H x 6"D.  $99.00. (1340033)

 

DeWald B-401 Bantam (1948)

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DeWald B-401 Bantam (1948)

Here's an interesting "mini" radio from post WWII. DeWald packed an impressive amount of styling into a very small package with this Bakelite radio. It was sold inexpensively and meant to be a "secondary" radio for the bedroom or kitchen. However, to keep it at a bargain price, the chassis is a crude four-tube TRF design. Coupled with the tiny speaker, it was a poor performer at best. However, it is a fantastic looking design in my opinion. This one is an extraordinarily clean original. It's so original I never had the desire to have it restored in any way. Hence, this set is sold as-is. Nevertheless, it's a classic and unique display radio. It weighs 4 pounds; 7-1/2"W x 4-1/2"H x 4-1/2"D.  $159.00. (1340149)

 

DeWald Little Giant (1931)

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DeWald Little Giant (1931)

DeWald produced famous and highly collectible Catalin radios but not many wood cased models. I believe this was their largest radio and it certainly has an impressive appearance. It features a "roof top" style cabinet, which is wider at the base and a stunning brass dial escutcheon. The cabinet has been nicely restored and I believe the chassis was also restored a number of years ago. The technician chose to retain the seldom seen twisted pair wire power cord, which has now become a bit too frayed for safe operation, at least in my opinion. Hence, this set is sold as-is. Nevertheless, it's a wonderfully unique display radio at an affordable price. It weighs 30 pounds; 17-1/2"H x 13-1/2"W x 9-3/4"D.  $239.00. (1340139)

 

DeWald Unknown (1938)

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DeWald Unknown (1938)

The original finish on this gorgeous DeWald is simply stunning. It turns out this is an exceptionally rare set. I've spent considerable time researching this radio but never discovered anything meaningful from Internet resources or my private collection of radio and broadcasting documentation. My best estimate is that it's from 1938 but the model number is a mystery. I had to purchase a group of eleven other radios from a prominent collector in the South to obtain this one. It features six tubes plus the tuning eye tube. It has Broadcast (AM), Shortwave and the long defunct Police bands. The prior owner had it professionally restored so it plays quite well. It weighs 13 pounds; 17"W x 10-1/2"H x 8"D.  $495.00. (1340143)

 

Emerson 587-A (1949)

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December 31

Emerson 587-A (1949)

Tired of looking at Bakelite radios with that dull, aged finish? Check out this nifty little black Plaskon Emerson. I purchased this from a well known antique radio collector in Atlanta who had the chassis correctly restored. The grille cloth, knobs and cardboard backing are fantastic. It plays like a champ. It weighs 4 pounds and measures 9"W x 5-3/4"H x 5-1/2"D.  Was $159.00, now $150.00. (1340077)

 

Emerson 640 Portable (1950)

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December 31

Emerson 640 Portable (1950)

You'd be a very cool cat if you owned this sweet portable radio in 1950. You would impress your friends and sweetheart by taking music on the go with a compact radio -- something that was impossible before 1950. Emerson made these in a variety of popular colors. It's complete and looks great. It might play if you have the correct batteries but there's no guarantee. It takes a standard "D" cell and a 67.5 volt battery that is available on Amazon but quite expensive. 9-1/4"W x 2-1/4"H x 5-1/2"D; 3 pounds.  Was $159.00, now $149.00. (1340104)

 

Emerson BF207 (1939)

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Emerson BF207 (1939)

I've always loved ivory cabinets because there are just so many brown Bakelite models. This Emerson is quite unique because the cabinet is actually made of a "U"-shaped shell for the top and sides. The front and back are two separate sections, which slide into grooves in the shell. The four screw feet on the bottom of the metal chassis keeps the radio together -- ingenious! There are no chips or cracks in this beautiful cabinet. It's obviously been cared for and so original I never had the desire to have it restored in any way. Hence, this set is sold as-is. This is a great radio to build a collection because you can restore it later or make it a gratifying display piece as I did. It weighs 12 pounds; 13"W x 8-1/4"H x 6-3/4"D.  $95.00. (1340162)

 

Emerson CS-268 (1939)

Emerson CS-268 (1939)

Those sophisticated Emerson dials gave owners a high degree of confidence they could tune in distant stations. Emerson always had high standards for technical excellence and that's just one reason why they survive to this day. This machine age cabinet is stunning and the chassis has been well restored by a prior owner. It plays quite well. This radio weighs 7 pounds and measures 11-1/2"W x 8"H x 7-1/2"D.  $225.00. (1340094)

 

Emerson DM331 (1940)

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Emerson DM331 (1940)

Here's a very nice Emerson in the highly collectible Ingraham manufactured cabinet. The original cabinet is rock solid with the normal imperfections found in any 80 year-old antique. The knobs are not original but come from a RCA radio of the same period. It's obviously been cared for and so original I never had the desire to have it restored in any way. Hence, this set is sold as-is. This is a great radio to build a collection because you can restore it later or make it a gratifying display piece as I did. It weighs 12 pounds; 16"W x 10-1/4"H x 8-1/4"D.  $95.00. (1340161)

 

Firestone S-7402-5 (1940)

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Firestone S-7402-5 (1940)

This radio is an obvious conversation piece with its deep blue and white metallic colors. It was professionally painted by an incredibly talented auto body shop technician and is perfect. Firestone sold a lot of radios and other appliances in their tire stores located in rural areas. Many were lacking style and eye appeal but you certainly can't say that about this little gem. A prior owner had the chassis restored and it plays quite well. The tuning knob shaft wobbles a bit but it does not impair operation in any way. It weighs 6 pounds; 10"W x 7"H x 7"D.  $339.00. (1340148)

 

Firestone Air Chief S-7403-9 (1940)

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December 31

Firestone Air Chief S-7403-9 (1940)

Firestone sold a lot of radios and other appliances in their tire stores located in rural areas. This fine example retains its original finish with breathtaking veneers. It's been well treated in the past because the knob decals show little wear from normal use. The colorful dial and bullet style knobs add to the charm of this radio. Imagine a family gathered around this radio listening intently for updates on WWII developments! I acquired this radio from the famous "Radiophile" collection (do a Google search to read more about this radio). They performed an excellent electronic restoration. 17"W x 15-1/2"H x 9-1/2"D.   Was $259.00, now $249.00. (1340004)

 

General Electric C400 (1946)

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General Electric C400 (1946)

Here's a spectacular "mini" radio I purchased directly from the owner of the Radiophile collection (Google "Radiophile plastic radios" to see more). The finish is amazing and even the original labels remain on the bottom on the cabinet along with the cardboard backing. There are no cracks in the ivory cabinet, which is remarkable. The small red dial even retains most of the frequency markings. This little cutie plays well because it's had an excellent restoration by the Radiophile master himself. This is an investment grade radio that you'll be proud to display and use. This radio weighs 3 pounds; 7-1/2"W x 5"H x 4-1/2"D.  $269.00. (1340146)

 

General Electric K-64 (1933)

General Electric K-64 (1933)

This nifty cathedral from General Electric was one of the first to feature the giant globe or "airplane" dial that gives the impression the world is at your fingertips. Lingering effects of the Great Depression did not prevent buyers from snapping up this wonderful radio. It also features the decorative carry handle on the top, but I wouldn't recommend lifting with the handle. The wood cabinet is nearly perfect with just a couple of missing pieces in the base. The grille cloth, dial and knobs are outstanding originals. The electronics have been painstakingly restored by one of the most experienced and talented technicians on the east coast with no expense spared. There's even a new period correct cloth power cord for added safety. It has six tubes and is a great performer. 18-1/2"H x 14-1/2"W x 10-3/4"D; 23 pounds.  $475.00. (1340127)

 

Grunow 650 Tombstone (1935)

Grunow 650 Tombstone (1935)

Here is another fabulous radio I purchased from the legendary Radiophile collection many years ago (Google "Radiophile Wood Radios" to read more about this set). You seldom find this model for sale so don't let this one get away. The grille bars and big globe "airplane style" dial are especially attractive. The cabinet is in excellent original condition with the normal imperfections found in any 80+ year-old antique. The grille cloth, knobs and interior labels are original as well. The Radiophile performed an impeccable electronic restoration for many future years of enjoyment. It is an excellent performer on AM and shortwave bands. 17"H x 14-1/2"W x 9-1/2"D; 28 pounds.  $475.00. (1340129)

 

Kadette 68 (1935)

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Kadette 68 (1935)

This Kadette is a wonderful example of how manufacturers competed for consumer demand during the Golden Age of Radio. Even inexpensive models such as this one were carefully crafted with amazing veneer inlays and Art Deco wood patterns designed to make them stand out from the competition. This little gem is in magnificent condition in every way. First, the cabinet is in nearly perfect original condition with the original grille cloth, knobs and dial lens. Very few antiques over 80 years old retain their original finish to this degree. The fully restored chassis is exceptionally clean and it plays very well. It weighs 12 pounds; 14-3/4"H x 11"W x 7-1/4"D.  $395.00. (1340141)

 

Mullard MAR34 (1947)

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until
December 31

Mullard MAR34 (1947)

This radio is well suited for a James Bond movie. It is powerful, sophisticated and quite mysterious at the same time. Mullard was a highly respected British manufacturer who apparently produced (or at least assembled) this radio in the US. Finding any documentation on this specific model is impossible, and it's stumped many experienced radio collectors. Based on similar post-war models, I'm estimating it was manufactured in 1947. Rest assured, you'll be the only person on your block with this beauty. A brave and exceptionally talented technician restored the electronics, but two minor issues remain which do not affect the operation or performance. First, the green eye tube does not seem to register signal strength. It appears to be a strong tube so I don't suspect it's faulty. Secondly, the band switch works properly but it does not display the setting in the upper right dial. It's not difficult to ascertain the band setting based on the knob position. As you would expect, it's a superb performer on AM and shortwave bands. The cabinet is in remarkable original condition. 20-1/2"W x 12-3/4"H x 9-1/2"D; 29 pounds.  Was $495.00, now $475.00. (1340126)

 

Musipix "Rockabye Baby" Music Box (1948)

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Musipix "Rockabye Baby" Music Box (1948)

This is a quaint little wind-up music box meant to look just like a radio in the nursery. Of course, nowadays parents have all sorts of electronic music and visual effects options, but post-War parents relied on the Musipix to lull a baby to sleep. They came in white, blue and pink colors and could be positioned upright or on the side. This example is in pristine condition with no visible cracks and it plays perfectly. The little cardboard backing is still in place and very legible. Likewise, the nursery themed graphics on the moving wheel and front "dial" are in great shape. It weighs 1 pound; 9-1/4"W x 5-3/4"H x 3-1/4"D.  $89.00. (1340151)

 

Panasonic RF-2600 (1981)

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until
December 31

Panasonic RF-2600 (1981)

Here's a powerhouse radio that's built like a tank. This was an expensive receiver, not a cheesy imitator like the so-called "boombox radios" from this era. Tune in those elusive AM, FM and shortwave signals with this exceptionally clean example of Panasonic technological superiority. The sound from the large speaker is outstanding. I searched forever to find a nearly mint example of this outstanding table radio. If you enjoy precisely locating a variety of shortwave, FM and AM stations with high sensitivity and selectivity, this vintage receiver is as good as any set produced more than 35 years later! 13-1/2"W x 11"H x 6"D; 7 pounds.  Was $349.00, now $335.00. (1340114)

 

Panasonic RF-3100 (1982)

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until
December 31

Panasonic RF-3100 (1982)

This radio was a technological breakthrough, since it one of the very first portable radios to use a PLL frequency synthesizer tuner. What does that mean to you? Its easy to use digital tuning enables precise AM, FM and Shortwave reception. Panasonic was at the height of Japanese radio technological superiority when this was produced. I hunted a very long time to find a near perfect example of this outstanding table radio. If you enjoy locating a variety of foreign shortwave stations along with high sensitivity for AM and FM, this radio is just as competent as any modern set, more than 35 years after it was sold! 14-1/2"W x 5-1/4"H x 9-1/2"D; 8 pounds.  Was $349.00, now $335.00. (1340113)

 

Philco 37-600 (1937)

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December 31

Philco 37-600 (1937)

Philco introduced their entry level 37-600 for the low, low price of just $25. Who could resist the lovely, streamlined faux finish front? This interesting radio has a full wood back so the chassis is mounted from the bottom. It even looks cool from the rear side and you can't say that about too many radios! It's been restored and plays OK but these were not high performance radios when new. The plastic dial lens is cracked. 12-1/2"W x 8-1/2"H x 7-1/2"D.  Was $149.00, now $139.00. (1340035)

 

Philco 38-10 "Bullet" (1938)

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Philco 38-10 "Bullet" (1938)

The Philco "Bullet" radio is an iconic design offered when wood cabinet radios featured their most glorious styling. Everyone was fascinated with the streamlined designs of automobiles, airplanes and locomotives, so it was only natural to find that styling cue in radios as well. This example has an outstanding cabinet that has one flaw on the top. There is an area of finish loss where someone likely had a small flowerpot that was overfilled with water. It's not uncommon to see this on antique radios. The remainder of the cabinet, including the faux finish front, is excellent. A prior owner restored the chassis and it is a wonderful performer. It weighs 18 pounds; 16-3/4"W x 11"H x 9-1/4"D.  $285.00. (1340156)

 

Philco 40-155T (1940)

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December 31

Philco 40-155T (1940)

The original finish on this big Philco is one of the very best you'll ever find on any radio. You'd spend a lifetime trying to locate a nicer example of this powerful set. The original decals, station ID letters, knobs and grille cloth are perfect, so it was obviously cherished by the original owner. The wine colored push buttons have been replaced with perfect reproductions because originals always crumble and become discolored. The electronics have been painstakingly restored by one of the most experienced and talented technicians on the east coast with no expense spared. It has eight tubes and is a superb performer on AM and shortwave bands. 18-1/2"W x 11"H x 12-1/2"D 23 pounds.  Was $549.00, now $519.00. (1340122)

 

Philco 41-90 (1942)

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December 31

Philco 41-90 (1942)

I've always thought Philco engineers designed this radio to be in a wood cabinet but the accountants insisted on using the less costly Bakelite alternative. This is a burly radio tipping the scales at 13 pounds, highly unusual for a Bakelite set. It has superior receiving capabilities thanks to Philco's renown engineering capabilities and the built-in antenna. The chassis has been expertly restored by a prior owner and it plays wonderfully. The original knobs and grille cloth are present but the cardboard back is missing. 14"W x 10-1/4"H x 7"D.  Was $279.00, now $259.00. (1340084)

 

RCA 9TX31 (1939)

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RCA 9TX31 (1939)

If you love miniature Bakelite radios, this one is for you. These diminutive sets sold for $9.95 and RCA called them the "Little Nipper" radios. Advertisements boasted about the rear RCA jack by stating, "Now you can enjoy records too through the Victrola plug-in." The cabinet is in fantastic condition and features the nifty "tractor tire" knobs. Surprisingly, this radio performs far better than you'd ever expect. A prior owner did a spectacular job restoring the chassis. You won't find a nicer example of this darling set. The radio weighs 5 pounds; 8-3/4"W x 5-1/4"H x 4-1/2"D.  $249.00. (1340138)

 

RCA R-74 (1933)

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RCA R-74 (1933)

RCA was a powerhouse company during the Golden Age of radio. It's only fitting they offered this powerhouse of a tombstone radio at a premium price. The striking Gothic style cabinet is coupled to a ten-tube Superhet receiver for superior AM performance. This set has an original cabinet in terrific condition, which is always preferred by discriminating collectors. A prior owner may have attached a carry handle on the top but someone did a very nice repair. The grille cloth is original as well as the knobs. The chassis was meticulously restored without regard to cost and a brand new cloth power cord was installed. Don't miss out on this superior performing radio because it's truly a majestic example of early radio history. This radio weighs 46 pounds; 20"H x 15"W x 11-1/4"D.  $495.00. (1340135)

 

RCA T7-5 (1936)

RCA T7-5 (1936)

RCA made great radios during the 1930's. They were among the most technologically advanced, had outstanding reception, superior sound, and gorgeous cabinets. Along with competitive pricing, effective advertising and excellent distribution channels, RCA was riding the wave of popularity during the Golden Age of Radio. This powerful seven-tube superhet radio is a prime example of their accomplishments. The cabinet is in excellent original condition with just a few ordinary blemishes. The classic RCA wheat grille cloth, knobs and interior labels are original as well. One of the most talented and experienced technicians on the east coast performed an impeccable electronic restoration. It is a fantastic performer on AM and shortwave bands. 19"H x 15-1/4"W x 9-1/2"D; 31 pounds.  $359.00. (1340134)

 

Sentinel 284 (1946)

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Sentinel 284 (1946)

This radio is an obvious conversation piece with its candy apple red metallic color, bulging wrap-around grill and frog eye knobs. It was professionally painted by an incredibly talented auto body shop technician and is perfect. This model featured Sentinel's highly unusual upside down mounted chassis. If you remove the perfect original rear backing, you'll find the chassis hanging from the top of the cabinet. A prior owner had the chassis restored and it plays quite well. It weighs 7 pounds; 10-3/4"W x 7-1/2"H x 6-1/2"D  $339.00. (1340144)

 

Silvertone 6179A "Bullet" (1939)

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Silvertone 6179A "Bullet" (1939)

Here’s a magnificent mini radio known as the "Bullet." You simply won't find this beautiful styling in any modern appliance. I purchased this tiny gem from the famous Radiophile collection (Google "Radiophile Plastic Radios" to see more). The deep chocolate cabinet retains the original sheen not often seen in Bakelite radios nearly 80 years later. The often-missing cardboard back containing the nifty built-in antenna still looks great. It has a five-tube Superhet chassis that was impeccably restored by the Radiophile master and it plays great. It weighs 5 pounds; 8-3/4"W x 4-1/2"H x 5-1/2"D.  $289.00. (1340153)

 

Silvertone 9073B (1950)

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December 31

Silvertone 9073B (1950)

Here's another wonderful set I purchased directly from the owner of the Radiophile collection (Google "Radiophile antique radios" to see this record player). The deep, glossy Bakelite finish is impeccable so you know it's been treasured by its former owners. The radio plays wonderfully because it's had an excellent restoration. Although the turntable spins, records do not sound great. Perhaps a new needle or cartridge are required. It includes a 45rpm record by Skeeter Davis (woo-hoo) and adapter but also plays 78rpm records. It weighs 10 pounds and measures 10"W x 13"D x 7"H.  Was $139.00, now $119.00. (1340080)

 

Sonora KB-73 Suitcase Portable (1939)

Sonora KB-73 Suitcase Portable (1939)

Here's another example of a nice "suitcase style" portable tube radio from the early 1940's. These were popular for use at the beach, on a picnic or for the home. Imagine the families who depended on them for the latest news developments and entertainment. This radio plays well and may have had an older restoration. 14-1/4"W x 10"H x 6-1/4"D.  $69.00. (1340059)

 

Sonora RZU-222 (1947)

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December 31

Sonora RZU-222 (1947)

Here's another special radio I purchased directly from the legendary Radiophile collection (Google "Radiophile antique radios" to see this radio). A good friend once admired this radio and told me it reminded him of a giant piece of white chocolate candy. I couldn't agree more! Now, there are a just a few tiny paint chips which is quite normal with this radio. It has not been doctored with little dabs of paint. Sometimes well intended owners try to touch up these paint chips but only make it worse since it's nearly impossible to correctly color match this paint. This is the finest example of the ivory Sonora I've ever seen. This factory painted Bakelite radio weighs 8 pounds and measures 11-1/4"W x 8-1/2"H x 7-1/2"D  Was $295.00, now $279.00. (1340096)

 

Stewart-Warner 1671 (1937)

ON SALE
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December 31

Stewart-Warner 1671 (1937)

Radio collectors tend to love bright, colorful dials with a streamlined appearance. Carefully examine the Art Deco look of this great dial and you'll want it for yourself. The rounded and sculpted cabinet match it perfectly. This is simply a great little radio that's had an electronic and cabinet restoration so grab it before it gets away. 14"W x 9-1/2"H x 8-1/2"D.  Was $229.00, now $209.00. (1340038)

 

Stromberg-Carlson 58-T Tombstone (1936)

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December 31

Stromberg-Carlson 58-T Tombstone (1936)

This magnificent tombstone style radio was made by a company widely considered to produce the highest quality sets available. The cabinet is an outstanding original but has a nick in the top and a couple of minor scratches. It would be a shame to refinish an otherwise perfect cabinet in my opinion. This radio was painstakingly restored by one of the most talented technicians on the east coast. It plays exceptionally well and would be a real statement piece in any serious collection. This radio weighs 27 pounds and measures 19-1/4"H x 14-3/4"W x 10-1/2"D.  Was $495.00, now $475.00. (1340085)

 

Stromberg-Carlson 420-H (1940)

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December 31

Stromberg-Carlson 420-H (1940)

If you wanted the best money could buy, Stromberg-Carlson radios were sought out for their unmatched performance and beauty. Imagine it is 1940 and your family is anxious to hear the latest news on the war in Europe and Franklin Delano Roosevelt's messages. This mammoth radio had all of the power needed to reliably find signals from across the globe. The cabinet is a near perfect original with beautiful veneers. It has been restored to electronic perfection and it a fabulous receiver even by today's standards. As with most radios from this era that used Tenite plastics for the dial escutcheon, some shrinkage and a small stress crack can be seen in the photo. I've never seen a nicer example of this radio. This big brute weighs 25 pounds and measures 22"W x 11-1/2"H x 9"D.  Was $489.00, now $449.00. (1340069)

 

Stromberg-Carlson 1101 (1946)

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Stromberg-Carlson 1101 (1946)

This model and several minor variations to this design theme were hot selling radios for Stromberg-Carlson after WWII. It's easy to understand why these sold so well. They treated the buyer's eye to an iconic new "machine age" styling. Along with Stromberg-Carlson's legendary quality, they treated the buyer's ears to fantastic performance and sound quality. This example still retains its original glossy Bakelite cabinet with no chips, cracks or other cosmetic issues. A prior owner restored the chassis so now it is a great little performer. It weighs 8 pounds; 12"W x 7-1/2"H x 7-1/4"D.  $229.00. (1340157)

 

Toshiba 8TM-300SB (1959)

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Toshiba 8TM-300SB (1959)

This high-end Toshiba sold for a whopping $59.95, which is over $500 in today’s dollars! That was obviously a huge investment because smaller transistor radios were selling for a fraction of the cost. This radio is quite large and has substantial heft. It's in perfect cosmetic condition without chips, dents or cracks. The antenna is complete and straight. This set features MW (AM) and shortwave bands. I purchased it directly from the legendary owner of the "Radiophile" collection (Google "Radiophile Transistor Radios" to see more). Despite its pristine appearance, I could only hear faint noises and was unable to pull in any stations. Hence, it's sold as-is. Nevertheless, it's a wonderful and unique display radio. It weighs 3 pounds; 8-1/2"W x 4-3/4"H x 2"D.  $79.00. (1340152)

 

Truetone D2611 (1946)

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Truetone D2611 (1946)

One of the most stylish radios available at the end of WWII, Western Auto stores sold the dark brown version of this Truetone branded radio like hotcakes. The ivory model is far more difficult to find, so they are quickly snapped up by collectors for obvious reasons. Just imagine this one playing music in the apartment of a newlywed couple shortly after the war ended. Act quickly and don't let this little jewel get away. The restored chassis is exceptionally clean and it plays well. It weighs 6 pounds; 10-1/2"W x 7-1/4"H x 6"D.  $279.00. (1340142)

 

Weltron 2001 Space Ball (1971)

Weltron 2001 Space Ball (1971)

Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" was a movie sensation in 1968. Over one-half billion TV viewers watched NASA's Apollo 11 conduct the first successful moon landing in 1969. In response, Weltron brilliantly designed an AM, FM, 8-Track set that resembled an astronaut's helmet! Everyone, including myself, wanted one of these modern music machines on their desk. Not a gimmick, they were excellent performing radios and everybody was demanding an 8-Track tape player for home use. As a poor student, I couldn't afford one but I did buy this outstanding example about 15 years ago from a fellow collector. It plays and sounds great on AM and FM. Even the 8-Track tape player works! And, the buyer will receive these 8-Track tapes with their purchase: The Captain & Tennile, Chris Hillman and Little Feat. It operates on AC power or batteries. 12-1/2"H x 10-1/2"W x 10-1/2"D; 13 pounds.  $395.00. (1340119)

 

Westinghouse H-201 (1949)

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December 31

Westinghouse H-201 (1949)

Here's an exceptionally rare opportunity to own a magnificent New Old Stock radio that comes in the original box! This radio was stored in a closet and never used until I discovered it in 2010. The power cord has never been unwrapped from the factory and has the original Westinghouse hang tag. The two "white spots" on the front feet were caused by sitting on the wrapping paper for more than 60 years. They could be touched up but I think it adds to the history. While it's so unusual to find a NOS radio, it just happens to be an very high end model that few could afford in 1949. Reception and performance is off the charts. It's been meticulously restored to replace components which naturally deteriorate over time (think of tires on a 68 year old car). I've only tested it so now it's time for a new owner to proudly display and use this radio. WARNING: shipping will be very expensive; local pick up is strongly encouraged. It weighs 34 pounds and measures 20"W x 14-1/4"H x 11-1/2"D.  Was $695.00, now $649.00. (1340097)

 

Westinghouse WR-120 (1937)

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Westinghouse WR-120 (1937)

Here's another magnificent Bakelite set I purchased directly from the owner of the Radiophile collection (Google "Radiophile plastic radios" to see more). The deep, glossy chocolate Bakelite finish is impeccable. It even features the original but rarely found Bakelite back (rather than cardboard). The radio plays wonderfully because it's had an excellent restoration by the Radiophile master himself. This is an investment grade radio that you’ll be proud to own and use. This radio weighs 8 pounds; 11-1/4"W x 7-3/4"H x 7-1/2"D.  $279.00. (1340136)

 

Zenith 4K402D (1940)

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December 31

Zenith 4K402D (1940)

I purchased this amazing battery radio from the owner of the legendary Radiophile collection (Google "Radiophile wood radios" to read more about this set). The case is in outstanding condition after 77 years. And, remarkably, it includes the original sales tag and Zenith battery. The carry handle is very nice but should not be used due to the age and weight of this radio. This is a display only radio and you'll want to read the Radiophile's explanation about preserving the authenticity and originality of this remarkable radio. You simply won't find a better example of this radio. 11"H x 9-1/2"W x 6-1/2"D; 12 pounds.  Was $295.00, now $275.00. (1340102)

 

Zenith 5-S-218 (1938)

Zenith 5-S-218 (1938)

Zenith collectors recognize this as the "cube" radio. It's a delightful example of a compact wood set with the famous Zenith sound. This little gem has been fully restored by one of the most talented restoration technicians on the east coast for many future years of listening enjoyment. The original wooden knobs feature the famous "Z" logo. Over the years it has developed a small crack in the black plastic dial lens at the "3 o'clock" position that I've exaggerated with camera exposure settings so you know it's there. Reproductions dials are available but this does not detract from the appearance and is not apparent unless the dial is illuminated in darkness. The speaker is mounted on the left side of the cabinet and produces excellent sound. It is a great performer on AM and shortwave bands. 12"W x 10-1/2"H x 9-1/2"D; 16 pounds.  $379.00. (1340125)

 

Zenith 705 (1934)

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Zenith 705 (1934)

Here's a genuine classic. Zenith offered this radio as part of their "Challenger" series of radios. Indeed, they were challenging their competitors by building a superior set. It has six tubes along with a six-inch speaker for nice fidelity. This example is in near perfect original condition, which is quite uncommon. You'll find many that have been refinished before you find an original, and you'd likely spend a lifetime finding one with a nicer cabinet. The chassis on this one was restored about 15 years ago and it still plays quite well. However, it retains the original power cord, which is starting to show signs of fraying (imagine that after more than 80 years). For that reason alone, this set is sold as-is. It weighs 15 pounds; 15-1/4"W x 8-1/2"H x 7-1/4"D.  $329.00. (1340150)
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Once a buyer agrees to purchase a radio, the buyer accepts all responsibility and liability for the safe use and operation of the radio.   Due to the age and design of antique radios, I can not warranty any parts or guarantee performance.  I fully test my radios before shipment.  However, antique radios can suffer from noise, static and reception anomalies caused by household appliances, lighting devices, building construction materials, atmospheric conditions and antenna issues.

If a buyer is not satisfied with a radio they have seven (7) calendar days after delivery to contact me by email.  If a buyer wants a full purchase price refund, the radio must be returned in as-sold condition.  Any returned item must be carefully packed, shipped and fully insured for the original purchase price at the buyer's expense.  The buyer must promptly return the radio so it is received by the seller within fifteen (15) calendar days after it was initially delivered to the buyer.  The buyer must provide the return tracking number.  The seller will refund the full purchase price within seven (7) calendar days after the radio is received and inspected if these conditions are satisfied.

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