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Addison 55 (1946)

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June 30

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 $155.00. (1340082)

 

Aircastle 9008 (1949)

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June 30

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.  Was $289.00, now $239.00. (1340154)

 

Aiwa AR-112 (1964)

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June 30

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.  Was $115.00, now $99.00. (1340155)

 

Aldens 5000 (1947)

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June 30

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 $169.00. (1340091)

 

Arvin 622A (1941)

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June 30

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.  Was $329.00, now $279.00. (1340159)

 

Bendix 0526A (1946)

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June 30

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.  Was $289.00, now $239.00. (1340160)

 

Detrola 283 (1939)

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June 30

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.  Was $209.00, now $169.00. (1340145)

 

DeWald B-401 Bantam (1948)

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June 30

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.  Was $159.00, now $129.00. (1340149)

 

DeWald Unknown (1938)

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June 30

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.  Was $495.00, now $445.00. (1340143)

 

Emerson 107 (1936)

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June 30

Emerson 107 (1936)

The Emerson 107 "Duotone" features a breathtaking oval Ingraham cabinet. One can only imagine how much time was spent constructing a full wrap-around wooden cabinet and arched top with gorgeous wood veneers. This radio can be displayed in an open area because the rear of the cabinet is just as appealing as the front. The cabinet, grille cloth and knobs are all original but there are a few minor blemishes which can be expected of a radio well over 80 years old. A prior owner performed an electronic restoration and it plays very well. This radio weighs 13 pounds; 15"W x 10-1/2"H x 8"D.  Was $629.00, now $495.00. (1340167)

 

Emerson 587-A (1949)

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June 30

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 $129.00. (1340077)

 

Emerson DM331 (1940)

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June 30

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.  Was $95.00, now $75.00. (1340161)

 

Firestone Air Chief S-7403-9 (1940)

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June 30

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 $229.00. (1340004)

 

General Electric C400 (1946)

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June 30

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.  Was $269.00, now $229.00. (1340146)

 

General Electric M-61 (1934)

General Electric M-61 (1934)

This radio combines styling of the early 1930's arch top cathedrals with the the "tombstone" look popular later in the 1930's. The sculptured shoulders and unique square dial are especially appealing. This cabinet is in absolutely pristine original condition along with the original grille cloth and knobs. The chassis was well restored by a prior owner and has an expensive cloth power cord and new plug for safety. It plays great on both AM and shortwave. You'd be challenged to find a nicer example of this model. It weighs 33 pounds; 20"H x 16-3/4"W x 12"D.  $479.00. (1340169)

 

Lafayette D-59 Troubadour (1939)

Lafayette D-59 Troubadour (1939)

I've never seen another example of this stylish six-tube Super-Heterodyne radio from Lafayette. It's a charming little set with lots of character--a real conversation piece. The cabinet has no cracks and is in good but not perfect condition; please refer to the photos for more detail. A prior owner did a nice electronics restoration and it plays great. The dial tuner turns red as the knob is turned. There is a new power cord for safety. This Bakelite radio weighs 8 pounds and measures 11-1/2"W x 7"H x 6"D.  $239.00. (1340171)

 

Musipix "Rockabye Baby" Music Box (1948)

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until
June 30

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.  Was $89.00, now $69.00. (1340151)

 

Panasonic RF-2600 (1981)

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.  $285.00. (1340114)

 

Philco 41-90 (1942)

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June 30

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 $225.00. (1340084)

 

Sonora RZU-222 (1947)

Sonora RZU-222 (1947)

This ivory Sonora has been professionally painted to exactly match the original color. It looks spectacular and would be impossible to find a nicer example of this set. A prior owner restored the electronics to perfection and it plays great. There is a new power cord for safety. This painted Bakelite radio weighs 8 pounds and measures 11-1/4"W x 8-1/2"H x 7-1/2"D.  $249.00. (1340170)

 

Stewart-Warner 1671 (1937)

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until
June 30

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 $185.00. (1340038)

 

Stromberg-Carlson 225-HB (1937)

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June 30

Stromberg-Carlson 225-HB (1937)

Stromberg-Carlson produced some of the best performing radios with top quality engineering and components. Afterwards, they enclosed their remarkable chassis with glorious cabinets featuring complex veneers. This example, from the height of the Golden Age of Radio, is among the very best of their offerings. The cabinet is completely original with a few minor areas of finish loss. It has a combination of book-matched veneers in a diamond pattern on the top and sides with breathtaking burl on the front. The chassis is one of the very best performing sets you'll ever find in a tabletop tube radio and has been meticulously restored without regard to cost. It offers AM, Shortwave and Police (now defunct) bands. The green tuning eye tube is very strong. Act quickly because collectors seldom part with this model for obvious reasons. This radio weighs 27 pounds and measures 19-1/2"W x 11-1/4"H x 9-1/2"D.  Was $695.00, now $549.00. (1340163)

 

Stromberg-Carlson 1101 (1946)

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June 30

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.  Was $229.00, now $179.00. (1340157)

 

Toshiba 8TM-300SB (1959)

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June 30

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.  Was $79.00, now $59.00. (1340152)

 

Westinghouse H-201 (1949)

ON SALE
until
June 30

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 $559.00. (1340097)

 

Zenith 705 (1934)

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June 30

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.  Was $329.00, now $279.00. (1340150)
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I will hold a radio five (5) calendar days for the first buyer to send an email expressing their intention to purchase the radio.   If payment is not received in full within five (5) calendar days, it is eligible to be sold to any other potential buyer.   I do not accept partial payments, deposits or monthly payment plans.

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.

Actual packing, shipping and insurance costs are paid by the buyer.  My radios are professionally packed at the local FedEx or UPS Business Center.  The added cost for professional packing generally ranges from $12 to $25 depending on the size, shape and weight of the radio.  Brand new boxes and packing materials that are properly sized for your radio will minimize the potential for shipping damages.  While other sellers may do a wonderful job packing a radio, I strongly feel these antique instruments deserve to be properly packed by shipping professionals using brand new materials.  There is absolutely nothing worse than destroying a beautiful piece of history with incorrect packing materials, careless workmanship or ill-fitting boxes.  As with all things in life, you get exactly what you pay for and full-time professionals typically do better work than amateur packers.  I charge my exact costs for packing, shipping and insurance--no added fees.

Depending on the package size, distance and weight, your radio will be shipped via FedEx, UPS or USPS Parcel Select.  If your radio is damaged in shipping and you request a refund, you may have to take the radio and all of the original packaging to your FedEx, UPS or Post Office location for inspection.  This is FedEx, UPS and USPS policy.  In certain cases, the shipping carrier may retrieve the radio and packing materials from your home upon request.  International shipping is by prior arrangement only.  No PO Box or APO addresses can be used.

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