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Admiral 113-5A (1938)

Admiral 113-5A (1938)

A very rare Machine Age 1938 Admiral Art Deco radio in wonderful undamaged condition. For a case to survive 70+ years and have no cracks, chips or hairline cracks is very rare. It has an absolute killer red dial that magnifies the station positions as you tune it. Original knobs. Four original push buttons. Made by Continental Radio & TV for Admiral. The chassis has a power transformer and has been completely checked, and the radio is playing OK, picking up my local AM stations, much better utilizing an extended antenna wire. Reproduction back is on the case. About 11"W x 7"H x 7"D.  $179.00. (1150419)

 

Clinton Radio (1938)

Clinton Radio (1938)

Well, maybe we can't bring back our former president, but we certainly can bring back this Clinton! This circa 1938 wood tone metal radio is a classic, and an absolutely killer dial if there ever was one. It's in the best condition of all these sets I have seen in many years of collecting. Great wood tone painted case, and original grille cloth & knobs. It has two bands, but the second band is the old police band. I have seen these sets sold under different names, but they all seem to be made by the same company in Chicago. The chassis has been completely gone over, and the radio is playing, picking up many AM stations, but you really need a lot of antenna cord extended as I have been told the volume is enhanced by a long antenna wire. This is a rare radio in this kind of condition. About 9"W x 7"H x 6"D.  $239.00. (1150413)

 

Crosley 11-115U "Serenader" (1951)

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Crosley 11-115U "Serenader" (1951)

Crosley left-hand "bullseye" color radio in cherry red. The beautiful red case has no cosmetic damage like cracks, chips, hairline cracks or repairs. The case is in original condition, with hardly any paint chips. The radio has been checked by a pro is playing very well, picking up all my local am stations clearly. Original back, cord and label in place. A very colorful Crosley, sister of the center bullseye. Small at 9"W x 5-1/2"H x 6"D.  $179.00. (1150426)

 

General Electric C400 (1946)

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General Electric C400 (1946)

A midget Canadian GE from about 1946 in near mint condition. Original back on the case, and full original label on the bottom. It also has its original grille cloth and knobs. The beautiful chocolate brown case is in perfect condition, no cosmetic issues or repairs. It's a four tuber but plays fine with its antenna wire extended (never had a loop antenna). This set came in several color variations, and usually all had hairlines cracks on the top from tube heat, but this one is in the finest condition I have seen in 20+ years. Very small at about 7-1/2"W x 5"H x 4"D.  $124.00. (1150423)

 

Motorola 57-CD-3A Clock Radio (1957)

Motorola 57-CD-3A Clock Radio (1957)

Beautifully colored bright blue Motorola Retro clock radio in excellent cosmetic condition. These Styrene cases usually always have bad stress cracks on the top, but this case has no stress cracks on top, just a very faint short line on the bottom front skirt, hardly visible. The clock is working keeping time, and the radio is playing fine, picking up all my local AM stations clearly. Everything is completely original. These particular Motorola models from the 1950s are absolutely killers in color. About 13"W x 5"H x 5"D.  $149.00. (1150412)

 

Motorola C20BZ Clock Radio (circa 1955)

Motorola C20BZ Clock Radio (circa 1955)

Retro 50's Motorola clock radio in two tone powder blue. The case is really in nice condition, no cracks, chips or damage, just a scratch or two. It is all original, including the back and label on the bottom. Really great blue color. There is very little data available on this Motorola, but its design is Retro to the max. The clock works, keeping time, and the radio plays fine picking up all my local AM stations. Push buttons for off, on, auto and Lazalarm (I guess if you want to catch a few more winks). Matching blue knobs with brassy inserts. About 14"W x 6-1/2"H x 5-1/2"D.  $99.00. (1150407)

 

Philco 49-503 "Flying Wedge" (1949)

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Philco 49-503 "Flying Wedge" (1949)

A great Retro Philco Transitone radio from 1949 known to collectors as the "Flying Wedge" for obvious reasons. This black polystyrene case is harder to find than normal brown, and is in very good condition, with no cracks or hairline cracks, just a few rubs and scratches. A nice contrast between the black case & ivory grille. The radio has been gone over by a pro, and is playing strongly, picking up all my local AM stations. It has a new Retro-Tronics back in place, and its original label on the bottom. The knobs are also original. It has a really beautiful lit up dial. About 11"W x 6"H x 6-1/2"D.  $349.00. (1150425)

 

Philco D-661 "Personal" Portable (1956)

Philco D-661 "Personal" Portable (1956)

Philco "Personal" potable from 1956 in tropical red. In excellent condition for a 60 year old radio. Dial knob has its original brass insert, and the metal trim on the front is in great condition. There are no cosmetic issues like chips, cracks or breaks. The set is playing very well, picking up all my local AM stations. Super colorful Philco is about 9-1/2"W x 6"H x 3-3/4"D.  $119.00. (1150422)

 

Westinghouse H-126 "Little Jewel" (1945)

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Westinghouse H-126 "Little Jewel" (1945)

This Westinghouse Refrigerator radio with original ivory paint is in excellent condition. There are no cracks, chips, or hairline cracks, just a very few small paint chips. The metal pieces are also in good condition. These sets were supposedly given away with purchases of Westinghouse refrigerators after World War II. This radio is playing very well, picking up all my local AM stations. It has been completely gone over by a qualified tech. The dial lamp lights up behind the burgundy dial, which is not warped like many are. Cute set at 9"H x 6"W x 5"D.  $149.00. (1150427)

 

Westinghouse H-598P4 Portable (1957)

Westinghouse H-598P4 Portable (1957)

Very colorful & cute little Retro Westinghouse beach portable from 1957 in Beige & Scarlet. Excellent case with no major cosmetic issues. Hinges & handle are in perfect condition. The radio is playing clearly on AC. It's both a battery & AC set, but has not been tested on batteries as they are not made anymore. Great scarlet red color and very small at 8-1/4"W x 6"H x 3"D.  $109.00. (1150402)

 

Zenith 6-D-311 (1939)

Zenith 6-D-311 (1939)

The year 1939 produced many beautiful radios, but none better than this classic Zenith tabletop set, which is an icon of the Art Deco period. Designed by Robert Budlong, one of Zenith's most prolific design engineers, it is a must have in any radio collection. This beautiful set originally sold for $14.95. It has the hard to find dark dial, as most 6-D-311 models had a gold dial. The case is in wonderful condition, without any major cosmetic issues. It plays fine with just an external antenna wire, as this model did not have a loop antenna. The speaker has had a professional repair, but the sound is very clear & strong. It has a nice Retro-Tronics replacement back on the set. About 10-1/2"W x 6-1/2"H x 7"D.  $215.00. (1150416)

 

Zenith R521-R (1954)

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Zenith R521-R (1954)

Beautiful dark maroon Zenith Retro clock radio from the early 1950s, with pinkish grille. The case is in excellent condition, no cracks, chips or other cosmetic issues. Complete label on the bottom and back in place. All original knobs, even with brass inserts. Great two tone color! The Telechron clock works fine keeping good time, and the radio is playing fine, picking up all my local AM stations, and several distant stations at night. "Zenith, the quality goes in before the name goes on." About 12-1/2"W x 4-1/2"H x 6"D.  $99.00. (1150424)
Restoration philosophy

My restoration philosophy is to leave these classic radios in their original condition as much as possible.  I hate refinishing or repainting a set unless it's absolutely necessary.  When this is necessary, I use a professional person for refinishing & repainting.  Over many years, I have attempted to acquire the best original undamaged examples of all models I could find.  They have been restored to playing condition unless noted. Any repairs that have been made, and any cosmetic flaws associated with the radio, are completely disclosed.  Keep in mind that these radios are 60+ years old, and, consequently, are not meant to played all the time.  We all love for these radios to play, but we also recognize that they should not be played all the time.

Warranty information

All radios are tested to make sure they are playing prior to shipping.  A lot of jostling in shipping can make tubes loose and connections become unconnected.  These are some of the unforeseen results associated with shipping.  I have no control over how the shipper treats the package.  If you purchase a radio and it is not working and playing when you receive it, I will offer several suggestions to help it work.  If those suggestions don't solve the problem, you are welcome to ship it back to me for any repairs that are necessary.  The radio will be shipped back to you at my expense, or your purchase price will be completely refunded if the set can't be repaired.

Conditions for return

I want you happy with any radio you purchase from me.  If you're not completely satisfied after receiving the radio, all you have to do is send it back in the same condition as shipped, and I will be happy to return your purchase price.  No sale is complete until you are satisfied.

Shipping

Anyone who has bought a radio over the past years can relate many horror stories about opening a box, and finding a cracked and busted radio inside.  I have experienced this, and consequently I do everything possible to prevent this from happening to you.  A seller really only has three choices for shipping.  I have had the most success using FedEx Ground.  My packing procedure is to wrap the radio in a foam pad (like a mattress pad), wrap that in large bubble wrap, lay the wrapped set on a thick layer of styro peanuts, and surround the package in the box with thick brown packing paper to make sure it's stabilized in the box.  Then top off with a layer of peanuts.  Another secret to safe shipping is to use a box much larger than the radio so there is plenty of room for protection.  When you cram a radio in a box about the same size as the radio (to save on shipping), you are asking for trouble.  Many people double box radios for shipping. I have found that if a radio is packed properly, single boxing is adequate and very safe.  All radios are insured and tracking information sent to the buyer.

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  • David, just wanted to let you know the radio arrived yesterday…beautiful. Thanks for taking great care in the packaging…arrived with no issues at all.
  • The Philco is beyond expectations.  You were also the best wrapper I have ever met.
  • Just to let you know that the Setchell Carlson arrived today in Australia without a hitch and in perfect condition. It performs extremely well & clear. Thanks for packing it well & look forward to future trades!
  • Brilliantly packed and man does that radio play like a champ! You are the best vintage radio seller, hands down. Thank you thank you!
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  • Just a quick note to let you know that the radios arrived last Friday, and both look great!!
  • The radio arrived in good shape and working fine. I wouldn't hesitate to order another radio from you.
  • I purchase from you because I trust you and you are a man of your word. What you sell is true to what you say it is.
  • The G.E. H-510 came today in great shape!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much, you did a good job restoring this one!!!
  • Prompt shipping, great packaging, excellent housing, and excellent playing radio. Thanks.
  • Just received the radio, what a great addition to our collection.... Thanks!
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  • The radio arrived today. It looks great and plays well. Thanks for a thorough packing job.
  • The wood Crosley is a beauty! Thank you for the great packing and a fine radio to add to my personal collection.
  • Just a quick note to tell you the radios arrived last week and I got a chance to open the boxes today. I'm delighted with both, and the way they were packed. Thank you! Thank you!
  • Just got the Crosley!!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Everything works great!!!!

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