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Marietta, GA 30062
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I have actively collected and restored old radios for well over 25 years.  As an amateur radio operator, even my ham equipment is tube operated.  I love old radios that "Glow In The Dark."  Restoring these beautiful old sets brings me a great deal of enjoyment, and being able to share these with other interested parties is certainly very satisfying.  If you happen to be in the Atlanta metropolitan area and would like to view the radios for sale here on my Attic, please e-mail or call me. It would be my pleasure to meet you.   Please click here to read my terms & conditions.
 
My Radio Attic is having a SALE!

 

Arvin 518 "Phantom Baby" AM/SW (1937)

Arvin 518 "Phantom Baby" AM/SW (1937)

Wow, Arvin had a really big hit on their hands with their "Phantom" series sets. Even then everybody wanted one, and now they are highly desirable and sought out by collectors. With its sprocket style knobs, round illuminated reverse painted dial and squatty body, it's a tombstone that's easy on the eyes and a joy to own. The cabinet has been lovingly restored to closely match the color combinations as when it was new. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs and it is internally fused for your safety), and it plays nicely on the AM and both Shortwave broadcast bands, just extend its antenna. 9-1/4"W x 8-3/4"H x 7-1/4"D.  $289.00. (1390162)

 

Atlas Radio (Late 1960s, Japan)

Atlas Radio (Late 1960s, Japan)

A very cute, small Japanese radio that was imported from 1961-1963. This radio represents what might be called "the Last Stand for Tube Radios." Quite simply put, it was the end of an era for tubes, as everything was changing to transistors. Japan exported many of these under different names, most of all were similar design both style and with an efficient five-tube circuit. In the last few years, they have become highly collectible because so few survived due to size and their fragile nature. This one has a beautiful, shiny black and white plastic cabinet, original knobs and back. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs and it is internally fused for your safety). The reception is excellent on the AM broadcast band, just extend the antenna wire. The cabinet has been hand polished to preserve its elegance. 6-1/2"W x 4-1/2"H x 3-3/4"D.  $90.00. (1390160)

 

Detrola 320 AM/SW (1940)

Detrola 320 AM/SW (1940)

Here is one of the more collectable Detrola 300 series. This 320 not only has AM and SW, it also has the desirable carrying handle on top and station push buttons. This beautiful cabinet has been refinished using the finest grain fillers, toning and finishing lacquers producing a gorgeous finish. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs and it is internally fused for your safety), and it plays nicely on the AM and SW Broadcast bands. It retains its original cardboard back. I've added an MP3 input for your listening enjoyment should you wish listen to your own supplied music, such as the Merry Macs or Fats Waller. 10-1/2"W x 7"H x 6"D.  $299.00. (1390150)

 

Emerson DP-332 AM/SW (1939)

Emerson DP-332 AM/SW (1939)

A beautiful Emerson in the highly desirable Ingraham cabinet that will add value to anyone's collection. The sound that emanates from its large speaker is just wonderfully warm and the big gold and black dial with the airplane style dial pointer draws your attention straight to this radio. The cabinet has been lovingly restored to closely match the color combinations as when it was new. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs and it is internally fused for your safety), and it plays superb on the AM and both SW Broadcast bands. I've added an MP3 input for your listening enjoyment should you wish listen to your own supplied music, such as the Danny Kaye or Frank Sinatra. 14-1/2"W x 11"H x 7-1/2"D.  $275.00. (1390157)

 

Majestic 651 "Triple Fin" (1937)

ON SALE
until
January 27

Majestic 651 "Triple Fin" (1937)

Here's a beautiful curvy and oh so Art Deco Majestic, commonly known as the "Triple Fin." These came in three colors: brown, black and ivory. The gold and brown round airplane style dial is amazing and the grille bars on the left hand of the radio scream of the art deco influence from this era. I've seen so many of these models missing one or two of the grille bars, that it's a treat to find one where all three are intact, plus has the original back. I believe the finish on this radio is original and though there are a few small marks on the paint, it is still very presentable and has a nice shine and a lovely patina. Please excuse the reflections within the photographs from surroundings in the room. The electronics have been completely restored and the set plays very well on the AM broadcast band, with a lovely warm tone Majestic was noted for. 12"W x 8"H x 7"D.  Was $289.00, now $249.95. (1390124)

 

Mirror Tone 850 Deluxe (1947)

Mirror Tone 850 Deluxe (1947)

Beautiful little cream Plaskon case with red knobs that I've had in my personal collection over 20 years. Really nice original survivor! As with all Plaskon sets, this one does have several small stress cracks. Nice playing and warm sounds on the AM broadcast band, just extend the attached antenna. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs and it is internally fused for your safety). The reception is excellent. The cabinet has been hand polished to preserve its elegance. 8-3/4"W x 5"H x 4-3/4"D.  $189.00. (1390161)

 

RCA 9TX50 (1938)

ON SALE
until
January 27

RCA 9TX50 (1938)

The styling of this RCA was a leap into "Modernist" design and quite frankly well ahead of its time for the period. These don't come to market very often and though I have been collecting for decades, this is the first one I have ever seen. A very interesting smaller radio with the original cream and brown mottled knobs, original grille cloth and original back. All unusual and certainly very desirable. I have polished the original finish, which by the way is quite presentable, considering it is near 80 years old, and it is very pleasing to the eyes. The chassis has been completely restored and it plays very nicely on the AM broadcast band (no shortcut repairs and it is internally fused for your safety). I have also added a mini-jack so you can play media from your MP3 player, or another audio input source, so you'll have the potential for hours upon hours of unlimited listening enjoyment. 11"W x 7-1/2"H x 6-1/2"D.  Was $249.00, now $209.95. (1390135)

 

Zenith 5-R-316 (1938)

Zenith 5-R-316 (1938)

A beautiful Zenith with intricate wood inlays, the famous gold and black dial with the statuesque "Z" pointer, "Z" knobs. Gosh, what else could you want? It has ivory colored push buttons to preset favorite AM stations, though only several are easily adjustable. The bottom button, marked "Dial," when depressed lets you control the tuning across the AM dial. This lovely cabinet has been refinished using the finest toning and finishing lacquers, producing a gorgeous finish. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs and it is internally fused for your safety), and it plays very nicely on the AM Broadcast band. I've added an MP3 input for your listening enjoyment should you wish listen to your own supplied music, such as Tony Pastor or Ray Noble. 14"W x 8-1/4"H x 6"D.  $299.00. (1390158)

 

Zenith 6-D-311 (1938)

NEW!

Zenith 6-D-311 (1938)

With its alluring half crescent gold dial and its wrap around grille, this small Art Deco influenced Zenith made quite a big hit, as anything that was designed by their chief designer, Robert Budlong, usually did. The case has been hand polished, looking quite lovely. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs and it is internally fused for your safety), and it plays superb on the AM Broadcast band. I've added an MP3 input for your listening enjoyment should you wish listen to your own supplied music instead of the standard broadcast band. Please note that I have carefully repaired a small fissure at the bottom base seam with a commercial resin. You likely won't see it due to its location. 11"W x 6-1/2"H x 6"D.  $179.00. (1390166)

 

Zenith 6-D-312 (1938)

NEW!

Zenith 6-D-312 (1938)

You would be hard pressed to find another Bakelite radio of this era with as much Art Deco influence as this Zenith. It had it all going on and it was another one of Robert Budlong's successful designs. Some refer to it as the "Pancake" Zenith and others call it the "Bee Hive," but whatever you call it, it is one of the most collectible of all Zenith radios and quite frankly you would have a very hard time ever finding a nicer one than this. They don't come up for sale too often, so if you admire it as much as most collectors, act fast to make it yours! The case has been hand polished, looking quite lovely and really shines. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs and it is internally fused for your safety), and it plays superb on the AM Broadcast band. I've added an MP3 input for your listening enjoyment should you wish listen to your own supplied music instead of the standard broadcast band. 12"W x 7-1/2"H x 6"D.  $295.00. (1390165)

 

Zenith 6-D-625 (1941)

NEW!

Zenith 6-D-625 (1941)

A beautifully designed wooden Zenith that doesn't come up too often for sale. It has been given the nickname "The Toaster" by many collectors due to the openings around the entire cabinet. Actually, the design is near genius, as the venting helps the radio run cooler for long periods of playing time. The sound that it emanates is just wonderfully warm, as you would expect from a Zenith and the big black dial with the big "Z" airplane style dial pointer draws your attention straight to this radio. The cabinet has been lovingly restored to closely match the color combinations as when it was new. The back of the top had a small crack in the wood, not uncommon for this model, which I carefully repaired. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs and it is internally fused for your safety), and it plays superb on the AM Broadcast band. I've added an MP3 input for your listening enjoyment should you wish listen to your own supplied music instead of just the broadcast band. 12"W x 7-1/2"H x 6-1/2"D.  $249.00. (1390164)

 

Zenith J504 (1953)

Zenith J504 (1953)

If you like 1950s Zenith radios, it just doesn't get much better than this; you'll love it! This Zenith was designed to play on both house current and battery power as a portable, but no way does a portable normally sound this good! The color combination is just the prettiest of any I've seen, tan tweed and a burgundy case and knobs, just gorgeous! The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs and it is internally fused for your safety). The reception is excellent on the AM broadcast and the sound is warm and rich due to design and its larger speaker. The cabinet has been hand polished to preserve its beauty. 14"W 9-1/2"H x 5-1/4"D.  $189.00. (1390163)
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Antique radios are very delicate instruments that were designed and manufactured many decades ago.  It normally takes several minutes for a vacuum tube radio to fully 'warm up' and begin receiving signals.  Most antique radios will not receive signals unless you attach a very long, thin wire as an antenna.  Long distance reception is generally better during the evening hours, but strong local stations are typically received well during the daytime.  Buyers should not expect the same sound quality and performance from an antique radio that can be achieved by more modern radios.  Lastly, since these radios are between 60 and 80 years old, they just simply not as reliable as modern radios.  Some household appliances, dimmer switches, monitors, garage door openers and florescent lighting can cause noisy interference.  It is very important to note that antique radios should never remain permanently plugged in, left playing for long periods of time or left unattended.  When you're finished enjoying your radio, unplug it.

I will hold a radio for 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 will be eligible to be sold to any other potential buyer.  I do not accept partial payments, deposits or monthly payment plans, or hold checks.

If a buyer is not satisfied with a radio, they have seven (7) calendar days after delivery to contact me by e-mail.  If a buyer wants a full purchase price refund, the radio must be returned in as-sold condition.  Any returned item must be shipped at the buyer's expense and fully insured for the original purchase price.  The buyer must promptly return the radio, so the seller receives it within fifteen (15) calendar days after it was initially delivered to the buyer, which would be confirmed by a tracking number.  The seller will refund the full purchase price within ten (10) calendar days after the radio is received and inspected as long as these conditions are satisfied.

All packing, shipping and insurance costs are paid by the buyer.  My radios will be very carefully packed and shipped using FedEx or UPS, as I do not use the services of the Post Office.  Please note that I do not ship outside of the Continental United States, nor do I ship to Canada or to any Post Office box.  If your radio is damaged in shipping and you want a refund, you will have to take the radio and all of the original packaging to your FedEx or UPS location for inspection.  This is FedEx and UPS policy.  In certain cases, FedEx or UPS may retrieve the radio and packing materials from your home upon your request.

Payment Options:
1) Money Order or Bank Cashiers Check.
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3) Personal checks (must clear prior to shipping).
4) Cash (in-person local pickup only) 

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  • "Hello David, just letting you know the radio is playing well in the UK, and I'm enjoying it very much."

  • I received my '37 Delco R-1126 "The Companion" today. It's really beautiful and plays very well. I almost expected to hear Bennie Goodman play "Sing Sing Sing" or the Count Basie Orchestra playing "One O'Clock Jump" when I turned it on!

  • David, what can I say? Can you hear Louie Armstrong in Georgia? Spectacular looks and SOUND! I can't wait till dark to see the lighted dial. You did a beautiful job and I知 mesmerized!

  • Such a cool little radio. I darkened the room to get the full effect, which is JUST fantastic. It really has soul!

  • Hi David, the radio looks and sounds great! Very happy, thanks for everything!

  • The radio is just beautiful and pulling in local mega station WBZ very strong! Thanks a million!!

  • The Arvin arrived safely. Plays and looks great. Thanks so much!

  • Just wanted to let you know that the radio arrived safe and sound. It痴 a beauty! And it sounds great要ery pleasing and relaxing. It痴 a joy to look at and listen to!

  • My Emerson arrived safely and wow, what a great packing job! I LOVE it and I値l be back for more of your radios!!!

  • I知 so tickled with this radio. Why oh why did I wait so long to buy one? Its great! Thanks!

  • The package arrived yesterday---and he loved it!!! Thank you so much.

  • Excellent... It plays very well. Your reputation is flawless!

  • Got the radio today. Thanks! I was well packed and looks great.

  • The Sylvania radio just arrived and is a beauty! Thanks!!

  • Received both radios today, in good condition. I think I built up my arm muscles in unpacking them! Well done.

  • Got the General radio last night. Spent the evening unpacking it! Nice job! Beautiful radio, am very happy.

  • Just want to let You know that the Radio was received on Tuesday, and I Love It !! You did a Great Job Restoring the Radio! Thanks for the Nice job on the packing too!

  • The Fada arrived yesterday, but I didn't open it until this morning. It is LOVELY, and the packing was so good that I shall use it to cover my fallout shelter! Thanks for adding yet another radio to my collection of more than several hundred.

  • Just opened the Radio and it sounds great, plugged it in and tuned in my sports station now life is good. Thank you!

  • This is SO beautiful!!! Thank you.

  • The radio arrived safely; great packing! For me, this is a killer radio. The "look" is incredible. I am a sucker for unusual-looking wood. This is a piece of furniture in my eyes. Thanks again!

  • It's in great shape. Thank you!!

  • I wanted to update you on my FADA. It looked too good and sounded too nice. My daughter talked me right out of it so I値l be buying something else from you to take its place!

  • David the radio arrived looks and works great. Thanks.

  • Its good to deal with a nice person in this world of e-bay cheaters and liars. Love the radio and all the attention to detail you put into it Oh, it plays GREAT!

  • Hi David, I just received your package and the radio works fine. Thank you SO much!

  • Just wanted to let you know the radio arrived safely and looks and sounds great. Thanks!!!

  • Holy cow this thing is awesome!!! Yeah, music all through the house!!! Thank you!!

  • Got it. Great radio. Thanks!!!

  • One word sums it all up 展OW賠.. The R-169 radio both looks and sounds like it literally came out of the factory yesterday,

  • Radio arrived today and it痴 beautiful. Thank you so much for the speedy shipping and protective packing!

  • The radio came today! No problems. The radio is beautiful. Thank you!

  • Hi I received the radio yesterday and it is beautiful... Thanks!

  • Whoa! That is a cool radio. I gave it to my Dad this morning. He opened it and loved it. We immediately plugged it in and drooled over it. Really cool!! Thank you!

  • The radio came at 11am this morning . It plays great ! Man when you package something you package !! It is very shiny. I want to thank you very much and I plan on getting many listening hours with it!

  • What a sweet radio! It was packed fantastic. I had high expectations from the photos and the Emerson AD-110 Mini-Tombstone exceeded them by far. It is a gem.

  • It is indeed here! Nice packing job. It is exactly what I had hoped for. It is connected and playing well as this is being written. A very special Christmas gift for me. Yep, it takes me back to a very special place in time.

  • I am really enjoying the Fairbanks-Morse 5C radio. It is a beautiful radio and I have been pleased with the reception I am getting with the long wire antenna.

  • The Zenith arrived safe and sound and everything is working great. Thanks very much!

  • Wanted to thank you for the new addition to my collection. She痴 a real beauty!!!!

  • What a beautiful little desktop! My wife absolutely loves it. It arrived safely and is now playing a local station in our home office. We are both extremely pleased with this radio. Thank you so much!

  • I have never received better-packed radios than the Belmont you sent!

  • It痴 refreshing to do business with someone of your character that does what they say they値l do, especially in this day and age. Thank you very much! Oh, the radio is lovely, too!

  • As expected, the WG made Airline is superb! Sounds great, playing the great old music that should be playing on it, through my in-house transmitter. When I opened the box, the usual fear of what you might find was quickly put to rest, great packing job.

  • You probably know that I received the Emerson. WOW! It is so beautiful! And it's playing right now. I love that golden dial backplate. It looks very rich!

  • The Phantom Junior arrived safely and works well. This was one occasion when your expert and conservative packaging helped because the box arrived with a gash on one side. The extra interior cardboard really save the day on this one. Great looking set, particularly with the lighted dial on. I feel most fortunate.

  • David - the Zenith 5-S-228 is truly beautiful. I appreciate your detailed workmanship, plus the careful packaging to ensure safe delivery. Thanks very much.

  • Thank you for your attention to details with the radios I purchased. As always, seeing your treasures on the Radio Attic is always a real treat.

  • The radio just arrived and it is beautiful!!! I love it and so will my wife. As promised the moment we put it up I will send a few pictures. Thank you so very much. This will make Christmas very special for my wife and I.

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