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Admiral 4202-B6 Beetle (1941)

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Admiral 4202-B6 Beetle (1941)

This pre-War Beetle Plaskon set was made by the Continental Radio Corporation for Admiral. The Beetle speckling in this Admiral is very unusual, unlike any other coloring I have seen in Beetle models. It's almost like a confetti, very distinctive and striking. It originally sold for $19.95. The Plaskon case has some minor stresses here and there, like all sets made of this material, and a short crack on one side that has been repaired and reinforced inside the case. It's hard to pick out, and none of this really diminishes the the beauty of this radio at all. No other cosmetic issues. An exact replacement copy of an original back in place. The knobs are original. The set has a six-tube chassis, and it is playing well, picking up all my local stations, and many distant stations at night. It's been priced based on its condition. 11-1/2"W x 7"H x 6-1/2"D.   $139.00. (1150636)

 

Coronado 43-8190 "Racetrack" (1947)

Coronado 43-8190 "Racetrack" (1947)

Beautiful condition Coronado "Racetrack" portable from 1947. Coronado was a house brand set sold by Gamble-Skogmo department stores headquartered in St. Louis Park, MN. Gamble-Skogmo contracted with several other radio manufacturers such as Belmont and Wells-Gardner to furnish radios bearing their name. The radio is working fine and playing clearly, receiving all my AM stations. This is a highly collectable radio with a painted Bakelite case and blue Polystyrene knobs, racetrack dial and handle. The trim is often mistaken for Catalin. This case has no damage, and practically no paint chips at all. There is an orange button in the center which lights up when the radio is on. It has most of its label on the bottom, and also has its original back, usually always missing. Small at 9"W x 7-1/2"H x 5-1/2"D.  $310.00. (1150622)

 

Crosley 11-102U "Dynamic Bullseye" (1951)

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Crosley 11-102U "Dynamic Bullseye" (1951)

This is the icon of all 1950's radios, a forest green 1951 Crosley Retro Bullseye in really excellent undamaged condition. There are a couple of very minor paint rubs, but the finish is very near perfect, showroom shiny. No major cosmetic problems like cracks, chips, or hairlines on the case. Original back in place. The radio is playing well, picking up all my local AM stations with no filter hum. A very cute Crosley Bullseye in very nice condition. About 9-1/2"W x 6"H x 6-1/2"D.  $224.00. (1150634)

 

Philco 41-22CL Clock Radio (1941)

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Philco 41-22CL Clock Radio (1941)

Beautiful pre-War 1941 Philco in excellent working condition, one of the most handsome clock radios ever made. The radio chassis and case have been completely restored. There are no cracks, veneer chips or breaks. A perfect original back on the case, usually always missing. The clock has been running for several days, and is keeping decent time. The radio has been recapped and is playing very well with no filter hum, picking up all my local AM stations clearly. It's a two band set, and the second band is the old police band used by Dick Tracy. Original bullet knobs. A really handsome Philco. About 15"W x 7"H x 6-1/2"D.  $139.50. (1150632)

 

Philco PT-61 "Pagoda" (1939)

Philco PT-61 "Pagoda" (1939)

This Philco "Pagoda" or "Jewel Case" is one of most beautiful radios ever designed. It was introduced late in 1939 for their 1939/1940 model year. I don't believe you will find one in better condition. According to the original advertising, the cabinet featured colorful veneers of "figured Aspen for the upper half, Birch for the curved base and rare Mexican Accra wood for the lower half." Full original back, grille cloth and knobs. The chassis has been completely checked out by a professional and the radio plays perfectly. About 10"W x 6-1/2"H x 6"D. The bottom legs add about an inch on each side. Free Shipping to anywhere in the USA.  $325.00. (1150617)

 

Tom Thumb Automatic Camera Radio (1948)

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March 7

Tom Thumb Automatic Camera Radio (1948)

Well, here is a radio that you just don't see very often, and in very near mint condition. I guess Automatic Radio of Boston thought you needed something to listen to when you were taking pictures. The reflex camera requires 127 Kodak film, and I have not tested its ability to take pictures, but everything seems to function property. I would suggest you take pictures with your iPhone. But the radio has been completely restored and plays fine for a four-tube set, picking up all my local AM stations clearly. It has two "D" cell batteries and a brand new 67.5V battery installed. The 67.5V battery cost $50, so I would play the set sparingly. The red crackle finish case is in really nice condition, just a few rubs. And all the original literature is still inside the case. The plastic strap is perfect. This is a highly collectible item among radio and camera collectors. About 11"H x 4-1/2"W x 4-1/2"D.  Was $349.00, now $305.00. (1150570)

 

Truetone D-2611 (1946)

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Truetone D-2611 (1946)

A must have in any radio collection, this 1946 post-War Truetone is in beautiful original condition. These radios were originally sold under the Truetone brand name in Western Auto stores. It has a beautiful large colorful dial and a new clear dial cover. The "Truetone" name is illuminated on the dial face when the radio is turned on. The ivory painted case is in original near mint condition, just a couple of tiny flea bites. It has its original metal back cover, knobs, and the original labels are on the bottom. The radio is playing very well, picking up all my local AM stations clearly. This radio exhibits a Deco design much earlier than its 1946 date. Almost midget sized at about 10-1/2"W x 6-1/2"H x 6"D.  $169.00. (1150633)

 

Westinghouse 501 (1948)

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Westinghouse 501 (1948)

Canadian Westinghouse radio in beautiful ivory Plaskon. These compact sets came in several pastel colors. The radios are -three- way sets, in that they can sit on either side, on the end, or in an upright position. They can also be hung on a wall if you choose. This Plaskon case is in excellent condition, with no cracks, hairline cracks or discolorations. Its orange "clown" nose really makes it stand out when lit up. The chassis has been gone over by a pro, and the radio is playing fine picking up all my local AM stations clearly. Original back and cord are in good condition. About 9"W x 6"H x 5-1/2"D.  $159.00. (1150637)

 

Zenith 5-G-403 (1940)

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March 7

Zenith 5-G-403 (1940)

Pre-War 1940 Art Deco Zenith portable in really nice refinished condition. The chassis has been restored, all capacitors and resistors out of tolerance replaced, tubes checked, and the radio is playing fine, picking up all my local AM stations clearly. The photo finish strip on the top of the case is in excellent condition, and the beautiful two tone front really stands out. It has its original Zenith "Z" knobs. The model number is printed on the antenna inside the back. It does not appear to have its Wave Magnet antenna, but the radio plays fine with its original loop antenna. There are two jacks for headphones on the upper right of the case. And there is underneath storage for a battery. This set probably went on many picnics in 1940 and 1941 when people were listening to the growing threat in Europe. It is a heavy radio, even without its battery. A great part of Zenith history, very seldom seen. About 12"W x 10"H x 7"D.  Was $198.00, now $149.00. (1150607)

 

Zenith 6-D-311 (1939)

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Zenith 6-D-311 (1939)

The year 1939 produced many beautiful radios, none better than this 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 classic in any radio collection. The radio has to its credit an appearance in one of MGM's Andy Hardy movies, "Strike Up the Band," with Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland. This beautiful set in swirled walnut Bakelite was called Franciscan brown and originally sold for $14.95. The case is in wonderful condition, with no cracks, chips, hairline cracks, or other cosmetic issues. It plays fine with just an extended antenna wire, and even better with a link to an external antenna. It has a nice Retro-Tronics replacement back on the set. About 10-1/2"W x 6-1/2"H x 7"D. Also included is a new "Zenith" glass etching to display with your radio, at no extra charge.  $229.00. (1150635)
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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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  • The Philco arrived today. It is in amazing condition, much better than I expected, looks like a new one. Thanks again for your perfect service and packing.
  • Hello David. Both radios arrived today in superb and working condition. What a great packing job-the very best.
  • The Zenith arrived today in Finland. It is so wonderful condition. Thanks again for your excellent service and packing.
  • Thanks so much! The radio arrived in great shape and looks beautiful.
  • Awesome Crosley. Awesome! Very excited to get a great restore. I will be watching your page for more radios.
  • The Motorola looks beautiful without a scratch on it thanks to your extremely perfected packaging technique. On top of that, it sounds great. Tonight I picked up 14 stations.
  • The Admiral arrived today, it's an amazing radio. Thanks for the excellent packing job, material of the radio looks very fragile.
  • David, The radio arrived yesterday , I love it! You did a Great Job!
  • The FADA arrived safely this morning. It far exceeds my expectations! The photo on Attic does not do it credit. It is lovely. The packing is superb as well.
  • The Philco arrived yesterday in great condition due to your superior packing.  Thank you so much!
  • Radio arrived today in Australia, and I am VERY pleased with my purchase!!! Plugged it in, switched it on and it plays magnificently - very clear and plenty of volume. Also my thanks on the packing - excellent wrapping and packing of the radio.
  • She's a beauty David, playing an oldies station now. Thanks for the great packing job.
  • The restoration is fabulous, and it plays just as well. The packaging is first rate. This is one of the best-packed radios I have ever received.
  • I received the little red RCA today. Thank you for doing such a great job of packing. The radio receives as good as it looks....GREAT! It is playing loud and clear.
  • Hi David, The 2 radios arrived yesterday in good shape. They are beautiful! Thank you very much.
  • The radio arrived today and I love it! it's so cool, and about the way you packaged the radio, very neat and well done! you know what you're doing
  • Hi David. Just to let you know that my Fada has arrived safely in Australia, and is working well. I am listening to it as write this email.
  • Hi, David the radio plays great and we love it here, picks up all the stations, nice tone.  Thanks for selling these!
  • The radio is at home in Spain. It is in PERFECT CONDITION, clearly thanks to the SPECIAL CARE you have taken when packing it, and it is VERY NICE and WORKS VERY WELL.
  • 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!
  • The radios arrived today, safe and sound - thanks for a super packing job.
  • 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!
  • I want to thank you for your great customer care. I wish there was a place I could leave you feedback!
  • 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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