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Belmont 636 (1939)

Belmont 636 (1939)

A great looking and rarely seen Art Deco Belmont from 1939 in excellent condition. Great gold dial and clock dial pointer really make these Belmont sets stand out. No case issues or damage like cracks or chips. The knobs are original, as well as its back. Five original push buttons that will need to be set if you desire, or just tune with the tuning knob. The chassis has been gone over and checked by a pro, everything that was needed was changed, and the set plays well, picking up all my local AM stations, and distant stations at night. About 10-1/2"W x 7"H x 6-1/2"D.  $129.00. (1150461)

 

Detrola 302 "Teardrop" (1939)

Detrola 302 "Teardrop" (1939)

This is one of the most collectable and uniquely designed radios ever made by anyone. And this set is just about as close to perfect in its original condition as you are likely to ever find. It has its original Sessions clock in working order. Many sets have replacement clocks. It also has its original back, and its original grille cloth and knobs. The walnut case is in excellent condition with beautiful handcrafted inlay. There are no cracks or splits in the veneer. The chassis is also in great condition, and the radio is playing well picking up all my local AM stations. It originally sold for $24.95. A really super unique looking Detrola. Free shipping anywhere in the USA. About 10"W x 10"H x 5"D.  $735.00. (1150463)

 

Emerson 547-A (1947)

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Emerson 547-A (1947)

Butterscotch colored Emerson midget in a plastic case that has a Catalin like look. Nice eye candy! The case is in pretty good shape. There is a very slight indention on the left side of the case, and a couple of scratches on the top. Due to the great swirling & marbling in the plastic, all this is very hard to make out, and almost impossible to photo. The radio is playing very well, picking up all my local AM stations clearly. The black knobs are original, and it has its original back in place. It's midget sized at about 9"W x 5-1/2"H x 5"D.  $109.00. (1150466)

 

General Electric H-510 "Turbine" (1939)

General Electric H-510 "Turbine" (1939)

GE produced a lot of radio models, but none as distinctive and stylish as the "turbine" lineup from 1939. They were not only a great design, but these late 1930's sets had incredible brown and tan mottling in the cabinets. This one is in wonderful condition. It is playing fine, picking up all my local AM stations with no annoying filter hum. The dial lamp shines thru the white dial wheel when the radio is turned on, creating quite an unusual effect. This model came without a built-in loop antenna, so it used an antenna wire. The case is excellent, with no chips, cracks, or hairline cracks. All push buttons & knobs are original. It has a perfect original undamaged back. It's a small radio at about 9"W x 5-1/2"H x 5"D.  $159.00. (1150464)

 

Motorola 53-LC-1 Portable (1953)

Motorola 53-LC-1 Portable (1953)

Motorola subminiature tube portable from 1953 with a hand wound clock. These four-tube sets originally sold for $45 in 1953, quite a bit of money for a beach radio. They came in three colors: dark green, gray and dark maroon. Three sub-miniature tubes, and one standard tube. This radio plays great, picking up all my local AM stations. It has been recapped and checked completely by a professional. The clock is also working. The case is in excellent condition, with no cracks, chips or hairline cracks. There is a paint chip on two, but nothing major. Handle and line cord are in nice condition. About 9"W x 8"H x 2-3/4"D. I will include a color copy of the neat 1953 advertisement for the radio.   $122.00. (1150445)

 

Motorola 57CS-2A Clock Radio (1957)

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Motorola 57CS-2A Clock Radio (1957)

Beautiful ivory Urea Retro Motorola clock radio from the late 1950's. The case on these Urea Motorola sets are usually always subject to hairline cracks. This case is perfect, no cracks or hairline cracks, or other cosmetic issues. Just a great Retro look! The clock is working, keeping excellent time. The radio is playing fine, picking up all my local AM stations without any problems. Everything is original, all knobs & back. About 14"W x 5"H x 4-1/2"D.  $115.00. (1150465)

 

Motorola 68X-12Q (1949)

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Motorola 68X-12Q (1949)

Beautiful red-dark maroon Retro Motorola in a styrene case from 1949. The color is very bright. The front has an unusual geometric gray grille. Original back. A very tight very short line on the left side that hardly shows. The radio has been checked by a professional, and everything that needed changing was replaced. The radio is playing very well, picking up all my local AM stations with no annoying filter hum. A very nice classic Retro radio. About 11-1/2"W x 8"H x 7"D.  $98.00. (1150467)

 

RCA 45X1 Midget (1940)

RCA 45X1 Midget (1940)

Pre-War midget tabletop RCA from 1940 in mint condition. No cosmetic blemishes, no cracks, chips, hairline cracks or tube burns. It's just about as perfect as they come with a shiny showroom case & terrific swirling in the Bakelite. The chassis has been checked by a professional, and everything that needed changing was replaced. The radio is playing very well, picking up all my local AM stations with just a short antenna wire. Contrasting original knobs look great, the dial lamp works fine, and it has a perfect Retro-Tronics replacement back. A 10+ on anyone's scale! Tiny sized midget at about 8-1/2"W x 4-1/2"H x 4"D.  $126.00. (1150462)

 

Silvertone 6217 (1955)

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Silvertone 6217 (1955)

A cute little colorful Silvertone Retro portable from 1955 in excellent condition. CD dial markings in case of an attack! Gray handle & beautiful dial. The case has no cosmetic damages or issues. The chassis has been checked and recapped, and the reception is good with a little background filter hum between stations. I was able to pick up WHO in Des Moines last night, and I am in Arkansas. I picked up all my local stations. A cute little piece of the 1950's. About 10"W x 6"H x 2-1/2"D.  $56.00. (1150468)

 

Zenith 6-D-614 (1942)

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Zenith 6-D-614 (1942)

This 1942 Zenith is one of the classic pre-War Zenith designs before the company switched over to military production. This set was designed by Robert Davol Budlong, Zenith's most prolific designer. This Budlong design is known to current generations as the "Darth Vader radio." An undamaged Bakelite case with beautiful swirling. No cracks, chips or hairline cracks, and no repairs. Nice original contrasting butterscotch knobs give this set instant appeal. This six-tube chassis has been checked, and the set plays very well picking up all my local AM stations during the day, and many distant stations at night with an internal loop antenna. Dual dial lamps. The radio has its original back, which is almost always missing. About 11"W x 7-1/2"H x 6-1/2"D.  $174.00. (1150469)

 

Zenith R521-R (1954)

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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  • 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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