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Admiral 113-5A (1938)

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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)

 

Belmont 6-D-111 (1946)

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Belmont 6-D-111 (1946)

Beautiful undamaged Art Deco Belmont in completely original paint. This radio is renowned for its beautiful colorful dial and clock dial pointer, and its great curvy bullet shape design. The original back is on the radio, and its complete label on the bottom. No repairs, no cracks, hairlines or cosmetic issues. Original knobs and six original pushbuttons. The radio is playing fine, picking up all my local stations, and distant stations at night. This is one of the most collectible radios ever made, and it is in the finest condition I have seen. A great Deco radio sized at about 12"W x 6-1/2"H x 7-1/2"D.  $229.00. (1150420)

 

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 11-302 "Riviera" Portable (1951)

Crosley 11-302 "Riviera" Portable (1951)

1951 flip front Crosley portable in meadow green with a sea green lid. This is an extremely hard radio to find without major damage. The cases were very fragile and not many survived intact. This green set is in very good condition without any major cosmetic problems. There are just a couple or rubs up on the right top, and the usual number of scratches from 60 years of use, but nothing major like cracks or chips or breaks. The chassis has been checked by a professional, and the radio is working & playing, tuning in all my local AM stations. It came in green, blue, red, brown and black. I think I have all the colors. About 9"W x 6"H x 4"D.  $148.00. (1150409)

 

Crosley 11-303U "Riviera" Portable (1951)

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Crosley 11-303U "Riviera" Portable (1951)

1951 flip front Crosley portable in Fez Red with a Sport Beige lid. This is an extremely hard radio to find without major damage. The cases were very fragile and not many survived intact. This Fez Red set is in very good condition with just one short crack (1/2") right below the latch, not very distracting. This is where most of these sets have an issue. There are the usual number of scratches and rubs from 60 years of use. The chassis has been checked by a professional, and the radio is working & playing tuning in all my local AM stations. It came in green, blue, red, brown and black. This is the last one I have, and it's priced accordingly. About 9"W x 6"H x 4"D.  $89.00. (1150421)

 

Crosley D-10BE "Dynamic Bullseye" (1951)

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Crosley D-10BE "Dynamic Bullseye" (1951)

Sky blue Crosley from 1951 in excellent undamaged condition. Original paint. Not an easy color to find in this model. There are just a few paint chips and a couple of scratches, but the finish is in really nice condition. No major cosmetic problems like cracks, chips, hairlines or repairs to the case. Original back in place. The radio has been checked by a professional and is playing well, picking up all my local AM stations with no problem. A Crosley Bullseye in a really nice color. About 9-1/2"W x 6"H x 6-1/2"D.  $210.00. (1150415)

 

General Electric H-600 (1939)

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General Electric H-600 (1939)

These late 1930's GE radio cases all seem to have incredible beautiful rich Bakelite swirling, and the H-600 is no exception. The case is in perfect condition with no cosmetic issues. It really stands out with a full Bakelite back, and contrasting ivory knobs. Many of the dial coverings are warped on these sets, but this one is perfect. The dial light works fine, and the radio is playing great, tuning in all my local AM stations clearly. This is a really handsome GE. The year 1939 produced some classic Art Deco radios designs, and this GE is one of them. About 10"W x 7"H x 7-1/2"D.  $124.00. (1150418)

 

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 68X12Q (1949)

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Motorola 68X12Q (1949)

Beautiful dark maroon Motorola in a Styrene case from 1949. The case has nice color, just a little UV mottling on the right side. The front has an unusual contrasting geometric gray grille. The radio has its original back. Very few marks and scuffs from 60+ years of service. No cracks, hairline cracks, chips or cosmetic blemishes. The radio is playing very well, picking up all my local AM stations with no annoying filter hum. A classic retro radio. About 11-1/2"W x 8"H x 7"D.  $135.00. (1150417)

 

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 D-661 "Personal" Portable (1956)

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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)

 

Silvertone 6160 "Bullet" (1939)

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Silvertone 6160 "Bullet" (1939)

This midget Silvertone set really has that classic styling of the late 1930's Deco period. Streamlined bullet shape with red colored knobs. The brown and Plaskon sets are more common than the black models. And the red knobs are seldom seen. The case is in excellent condition, no cracks, hairline cracks or chips. All of the original back is in place, and a perfect label on the bottom. The radio has been recapped and is playing loudly & clearly and picking up all my local AM stations. The dial light bleeding thru the red dial is really cool! It has its original line cord. About 8"W x 4-1/2"H x 4-1/2"D.  $249.00. (1150414)

 

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)

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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 R511-F "Broadway" (1954)

Zenith R511-F "Broadway" (1954)

A very colorful hunter green Retro Zenith from 1954 in nice condition. The radio has been recapped, and is playing well with no annoying filter hum, picking up all my local AM stations. The hunter green plastic case is in good condition, with no cracks, chips, or hairline cracks, just a few light scratches. The coolest feature of this radio is the dial lamp inside the case, that glows & follows the dial pointer around the dial as you tune stations. Original knobs and back in place, and model number on the bottom. A super cool Zenith Retro radio. About 12"W x 5"H x 6"D.  $86.00. (1150399)

 

Zenith R511-R "Broadway" (1954)

Zenith R511-R "Broadway" (1954)

A very colorful red maroon Retro Zenith from 1954 in nice condition. The radio has been recapped, and is playing well with no annoying filter hum, picking up all my local am stations. The red maroon plastic case is good condition, with no cracks, chips, or hairline cracks, just a few light scratches. The coolest feature of this radio is the dial lamp inside the case, that glows & follows the dial pointer around the dial as you tune stations. Original knobs and back in place, and model number on the bottom. A super cool Zenith Retro radio. About 12"W x 5"H x 6"D.  $86.00. (1150383)
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 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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