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

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

This Crosley is the icon of all 1950's radios, a forest green 1951 Retro Dynamic "Bullseye" in really nice 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 clearly. It's been completely gone over by a technician, and everything that needed replacing was done A very cute Crosley "Bullseye" in a great color and very nice condition. About 9-1/2"W x 6"H x 6-1/2"D.  $185.00. (1150694)

 

Emerson 108 (U5A) Mini Tombstone (1936)

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Emerson 108 (U5A) Mini Tombstone (1936)

This 1936 Bakelite mini-tombstone radio is one of the most collectible of all Emerson radios. The chassis has been checked by a professional, completely recapped, and its resistance line cord (curtain burner) replaced with a new cloth cord. The radio plays well using an extended antenna wire. The dial light is working as well. This is a two-band radio, but the SW band is the old amateur/aviation band used by Dick Tracy. The band switch is in the rear. The case is in remarkable condition, no cracks, chips or hairline cracks, even has a nice showroom shine. The radio has its original complete undamaged Bakelite back on the set. Perfect reproduction Emerson grille cloth. A really nice example of this model, and a must for any collection. AA truly "mini" Tombstone at about 9-1/2"H x 7"W x 5"D.  $299.00. (1150693)

 

Emerson 540A "Emersonette" (1947)

Emerson 540A "Emersonette" (1947)

Post-War Emerson midget in a beautiful fire engine red professionally painted case. Super Christmas color! The case is in excellent cosmetic condition. No repairs were necessary as it was in perfect condition. The black midget knobs are original, and the case has its original back in excellent condition. The radio has been recapped, gone completely thru by a professional, and is playing great, picking up all my local AM stations clearly. Here is a description from a 1947 ad for the radio: "Emerson Radio Model 540. World's Smallest AC-DC Superheterodyne. Alnico 5 Permanent Magnetic Dynamic Speaker, Built-In Super Loop, Automatic Volume Control, Many Other Advance 'Big-Set' Features." This is a nice alternative to the red Plaskon set, usually damaged and/or priced through the roof! A super holiday gift! About 6-1/2"W x 4-3/4"H x 3-1/4"D.  $179.00. (1150687)

 

FADA 790 AM/FM (1948)

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FADA 790 AM/FM (1948)

This great vintage radio was one of the last sets manufactured by FADA, a company that traced its history back to the 1920's. It is wonderful to listen to, because you can tune in both AM and FM broadcast programming. The model 790 was the earliest and last FADA model featuring both AM and FM reception, when FM broadcasting was quite new. The beautiful brown Bakelite case has no cosmetic issues like chips, cracks or hairline cracks, and still has most of its new showroom shine. The eight-tube chassis is playing excellent on both AM and FM. The chassis has been checked by a pro, and everything that needed replacing was done. The set has a great lighted dial. There are four original front knobs for off/on combined with tone, volume, tuning and band. It has its original back, grille cloth, brassy grille cover and label on the bottom. A great part of FADA history and case design, as well as a great set to listen to a wide variety of programming. About 14"W x 8"H x 7"D.  $249.00. (1150692)

 

Truetone D-2610 (1946)

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Truetone D-2610 (1946)

A must have in any collection, this Truetone is in pristine condition, near mint. The case has no cosmetic issues or repairs and also has a beautiful large colorful dial and undamaged dial cover. The brown Bakelite case still exhibits a new "in the store, on the shelf" shine. The "Truetone" name is illuminated when the radio is on. It was originally sold in Western Auto Stores, and it's 100% original, with metal back cover. The radio chassis has been serviced by a pro, and is playing clearly picking up all my local AM stations. This radio exhibits an Art Deco design and smooth lines much earlier than its 1946 date. It's almost midget sized at 10"W x 7"H x 6"D.  $179.00. (1150691)

 

Zenith 6-D-014-W (1942)

Zenith 6-D-014-W (1942)

A Zenith "Boomerang" type design that has been attributed to Zenith's great industrial designer Robert Davol Budlong. The model was introduced in 1942 just prior to entry into WWII, and the suspension of all domestic radio production. It reappeared on dealer shelves in 1946 right after the end of the war. It's a six-tube superheterodyne chassis covering the AM band. It has been checked by a professional, and plays perfect, picking up all my local stations, and many distant stations at night. The case is in great cosmetic condition with no cracks, chips or other cosmetic issues. An original back is on the case. This is a really nice example of this model Zenith. About 12"W x 8"H x 6"D.  $175.00. (1150677)

 

Zenith 6-D-315 (1939)

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Zenith 6-D-315 (1939)

Incredible Art Deco Zenith styling in this 1939 radio designed by Robert Budlong, one of Zenith's most prolific designers. This set is the sister of the Model 6-D-311, but was the first model to use a rear Wave Magnet antenna. It is in excellent undamaged condition, no cracks, chips or hairline cracks. It originally sold for $19.95 in 1939. A truly beautiful example of the glory years of Zenith design. The radio has been completely gone over, everything needing replacing was replaced. All original knobs. The dial lamp works fine illuminating the gold Art Deco crescent dial. Plays clearly picking up all my local AM stations. About 10"W x 6-1/2"H x 8-1/2"D.  $239.00. (1150690)
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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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  • David. I received the Bendix today and must say I am very pleased. Thanks much for a speedy and safe delivery.
  • The Motorola radio arrived in good shape yesterday. Thanks again!
  • The radio arrived today in Australia. Super well packed. Looks great and plays nice and clear!
  • Hi David! Just a quick note to say I got the radio this past Saturday and it arrived in perfect condition thanks to your careful packaging. I love the radio!
  • David, the Zenith arrived safe and sound. Looks and works great! Thanks!
  • Hi David - the Crosley got here safe and sound. Unpacked it today - it's so beautiful - thanks so much for taking such good care of it.
  • Received the radio. Well packaged, great Housing, plays great. Thanks.
  • Got the zenith and etching, all is well, no damage and the little gem sounds great, picking up all my local stations with no annoying filter hum. Once again, thanks for your help with my collection.
  • They arrived today, right on time, and powered up and played just fine! Great radios, thank you!
  • The Zenith arrived today in Finland, itís in awesome condition. Like a new one. Thank you again for your perfect packing job. You are still the best!
  • The Philco radio got here today in excellent condition. We unpacked, set the clock and turned it on. We will enjoy this radio for many years! Thank you!
  • Received the Philco clock radio and it is lovely. Thank you very much for your courtesy and cooperation.
  • I got the Zenith yesterday, I opened it today and plugged it in. What a beautiful radio. It couldnít be any more perfect. Thank you very much!
  • 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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