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Holiday 2018 Sale!
Sale ends January 8, 2019.

 

Addison 55 (1946)

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January 8

Addison 55 (1946)

Collectors associate Addison with the stunning line of highly prized and expensive Catalin radios produced by this Canadian maker. This seldom found plastic model is cute as a button with a crisp dial and gorgeous marbleized knobs. It's also rather unique because the entire cabinet is a single molded piece sitting on top of the metal chassis. That allowed the designers to carve a convenient carry handle into the back and eliminate the usual flimsy cardboard back. Oddly, this radio has no dial lamp for illuminating the dial at nighttime. This radio weighs 6 pounds and measures 10-3/4"W x 6-3/4"H x 8"D.  Was $189.00, now $139.00. (1340082)

 

Aircastle 9008 (1949)

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January 8

Aircastle 9008 (1949)

I doubt you'll ever find another example of this exceptionally rare Aircastle radio sold by mail order from Spiegel's catalogs. It's a phenomenal "mini" radio without any cracks, chips or other flaws. The cabinet retains the original ivory luster seldom seen in radios over 70 years old. The teeny dial has a fascinating gold reptilian appearance. The cardboard back is present and in very nice shape. I purchased this little jewel from the famous Radiophile collection. It plays great and will be a incredible addition to any radio collection. It weighs 3 pounds; 7"W x 5"H x 4-3/4"D.  Was $289.00, now $229.00. (1340154)

 

Airline 62-320 (1939)

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January 8

Airline 62-320 (1939)

Here's another superb set I purchased directly from the owner of the Radiophile collection (Google "Radiophile plastic radios" to see more). The finish is amazing and even the original labels are intact on the bottom on the cabinet. There is a very minor 1-1/2" hairline crack to the top which is impossible to photograph and barely noticeable. The shape of the dial and the grille bars are iconic styles of the period. This little cutie plays wonderfully because it's had an excellent restoration by the Radiophile master himself. This is an investment grade radio that you'll be proud to display and use. This radio weighs 5 pounds; 9"W x 6-3/4"H x 5-1/4"D.  Was $279.00, now $259.00. (1340172)

 

Aiwa AR-112 (1964)

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January 8

Aiwa AR-112 (1964)

Here's a nice, substantial table radio from Aiwa that features AM/FM and a sturdy chrome top handle. It's a twelve-transistor model meant for everyday use. This radio plays well with four "C" cell batteries. It also includes the original box and Styrofoam insert. The box is worn and tattered but it's certainly better than having no display box! It has a straight telescoping antenna, which swivels at the base. The first rod of the antenna is present but detached. However, the antenna can still be used and is not bent. Cosmetically this radio is in very nice condition. There are no cracks, chips or dents. It weighs 5 pounds; 9-1/4"W x 7-1/4"H x 2-3/4"D.  Was $115.00, now $89.00. (1340155)

 

Aldens 5000 (1947)

Aldens 5000 (1947)

Long before the Internet, companies like Sears, Montgomery Wards and Aldens thrived by selling products from their giant catalogs. And, just like Sears and Wards, Aldens contracted with radio manufacturers to create their own private branded radios. The stepped cabinet design on this radio is very unique and eye pleasing. It still has the high gloss finish desired by all collectors. I purchased stunning little gem directly from the owner of the famous Radiophile collection (Google "Radiophile antique radios" to read more). This radio plays very well because it was restored by the Radiophile master himself. This radio weighs 5 pounds and measures 10"W x 6-1/4"H x 5-1/2"D.  $149.00. (1340091)

 

Atwater Kent 84 Cathedral (1931)

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Atwater Kent 84 Cathedral (1931)

Atwater Kent cathedral radios are universally admired for their superior components, high performance and beautiful cabinets. Despite its premium price emerging from the Great Depression, these sets were popular with affluent buyers who wanted the best radio money could buy. This set has a completely original cabinet that's in great condition but shows the usual finish loss expected after almost 90 years. I would never recommend a cabinet restoration on such a nice survivor. The chassis has been freshly restored by a highly regarded technician and plays remarkably well. Your grandchildren will be enjoying this radio long into the future! This set weighs 32 pounds; 19-1/2"H x 15-1/2"W x 10"D.  $495.00. (1340185)

 

Atwater Kent 637 Tombstone (1936)

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Atwater Kent 637 Tombstone (1936)

This is a very difficult to find radio in the Atwater Kent series. It's also one of the very few AK sets featuring a colorful dial with all sorts of visual appeal when tuned from station to station. If that's not enough, just look at the wonderful book matched wood veneers used in this handsome cabinet. Don't let this pristine radio slip away because its unlikely you'll find another one in the future. This radio was treated to a first-class cabinet and chassis restoration, including a new cloth power cord. The radio is an outstanding player and retains the original knobs and grille cloth. This set weighs 29 pounds; 18-1/4"H x 14"W x 9"D.  $459.00. (1340186)

 

Cavalier Cathedral (1931)

Cavalier Cathedral (1931)

I've never seen another example of this tiny cathedral radio. It’s obviously an economical model produced during the aftermath of the recession when consumer interest in radio broadcasting began to soar. Most families were unable to afford much beyond basic living essentials but a small, affordable radio brought daily entertainment and news to your family room for no additional cost. Considering the remarkable original condition of the cabinet, it was obviously a cherished reminder of someone's past. It's been electronically restored and plays very well. This radio weighs 10 pounds; 12-3/4"H x 10"W x 8-1/4"D.  $189.00. (1340179)

 

Detrola 283 (1939)

Detrola 283 (1939)

Now newly restored! Here's a truly classic Art Deco Bakelite radio from Motown. The Detrola's cabinet is a perfect original and retains the swirled chocolate gloss. The rarely found "Detroscope" backing is intact to accommodate the built-in antenna. The Detroscope certainly distinguishes it from those with a plain rear covering. It even includes those delightful bullet knobs. It's an iconic and unique radio that has been electronically restored and plays very well. It weighs 6 pounds; 9"W x 7"H x 6-1/2"D.  $195.00. (1340145)

 

DeWald B-401 Bantam (1948)

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January 8

DeWald B-401 Bantam (1948)

Now newly restored! Here's an interesting "mini" radio from post WWII. DeWald packed an impressive amount of styling into a very small package with this Bakelite radio. It was sold inexpensively and meant to be a "secondary" radio for the bedroom or kitchen. However, to keep it at a bargain price, the chassis is a crude four-tube TRF design. Coupled with the tiny speaker, it was a poor performer at best. However, it is a fantastic looking design in my opinion. This one is an extraordinarily clean original. It's an iconic and unique radio that has been electronically restored and plays nicely. It weighs 4 pounds; 7-1/2"W x 4-1/2"H x 4-1/2"D.  Was $159.00, now $149.00. (1340149)

 

DeWald Unknown (1938)

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January 8

DeWald Unknown (1938)

The original finish on this gorgeous DeWald is simply stunning. It turns out this is an exceptionally rare set. I've spent considerable time researching this radio but never discovered anything meaningful from Internet resources or my private collection of radio and broadcasting documentation. My best estimate is that it's from 1938 but the model number is a mystery. I had to purchase a group of eleven other radios from a prominent collector in the South to obtain this one. It features six tubes plus the tuning eye tube. It has Broadcast (AM), Shortwave and the long defunct Police bands. The prior owner had it professionally restored so it plays quite well. It weighs 13 pounds; 17"W x 10-1/2"H x 8"D.  Was $495.00, now $395.00. (1340143)

 

Emerson 107 (1936)

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January 8

Emerson 107 (1936)

The Emerson 107 "Duotone" features a breathtaking oval Ingraham cabinet. One can only imagine how much time was spent constructing a full wrap-around wooden cabinet and arched top with gorgeous wood veneers. This radio can be displayed in an open area because the rear of the cabinet is just as appealing as the front. The cabinet, grille cloth and knobs are all original but there are a few minor blemishes which can be expected of a radio well over 80 years old. A prior owner performed an electronic restoration and it plays very well. This radio weighs 13 pounds; 15"W x 10-1/2"H x 8"D.  Was $629.00, now $459.00. (1340167)

 

Emerson 141 w/Ingraham Cabinet (1937)

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January 8

Emerson 141 w/Ingraham Cabinet (1937)

This beautiful little radio is very rare and collectors seldom let them go. Now's your chance to own an absolutely gorgeous example with the original cabinet finish, grille cloth and knobs. This cabinet was manufactured for Emerson by the Ingraham company. Ingraham spared no expense in crafting the most beautiful cabinets with complex veneers. They are highly sought after and Ingraham craftsmanship will always be in high demand by collectors. A prior owner performed an outstanding electronic restoration so it plays beautifully on AM and Shortwave. Don't miss this outstanding little tombstone! 16 pounds; 11-3/4"W x 13-1/4"H x 9"D.  Was $595.00, now $569.00. (1340183)

 

Emerson 587-A (1949)

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January 8

Emerson 587-A (1949)

Tired of looking at Bakelite radios with that dull, aged finish? Check out this nifty little black Plaskon Emerson. I purchased this from a well known antique radio collector in Atlanta who had the chassis correctly restored. The grille cloth, knobs and cardboard backing are fantastic. It plays like a champ. It weighs 4 pounds and measures 9"W x 5-3/4"H x 5-1/2"D.  Was $159.00, now $109.00. (1340077)

 

Emerson DM331 (1940)

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January 8

Emerson DM331 (1940)

Now newly restored! Here's a very nice Emerson in the highly collectible Ingraham manufactured cabinet. The original cabinet is rock solid with the normal imperfections found in any 80 year-old antique. The knobs are original and bullet shaped. This radio has been electronically restored and ready for many more years of listening enjoyment. It weighs 12 pounds; 16"W x 10-1/4"H x 8-1/4"D.  Was $195.00, now $169.00. (1340174)

 

Musipix "Rockabye Baby" Music Box (1948)

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January 8

Musipix "Rockabye Baby" Music Box (1948)

This is a quaint little wind-up music box meant to look just like a radio in the nursery. Of course, nowadays parents have all sorts of electronic music and visual effects options, but post-War parents relied on the Musipix to lull a baby to sleep. They came in white, blue and pink colors and could be positioned upright or on the side. This example is in pristine condition with no visible cracks and it plays perfectly. The little cardboard backing is still in place and very legible. Likewise, the nursery themed graphics on the moving wheel and front "dial" are in great shape. It weighs 1 pound; 9-1/4"W x 5-3/4"H x 3-1/4"D.  Was $89.00, now $59.00. (1340151)

 

Philco 41-90 (1942)

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January 8

Philco 41-90 (1942)

I've always thought Philco engineers designed this radio to be in a wood cabinet but the accountants insisted on using the less costly Bakelite alternative. This is a burly radio tipping the scales at 13 pounds, highly unusual for a Bakelite set. It has superior receiving capabilities thanks to Philco's renown engineering capabilities and the built-in antenna. The chassis has been expertly restored by a prior owner and it plays wonderfully. The original knobs and grille cloth are present but the cardboard back is missing. 14"W x 10-1/4"H x 7"D.  Was $279.00, now $195.00. (1340084)

 

Philco 60 "Baby Grand" Cathedral (1935)

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Philco 60 "Baby Grand" Cathedral (1935)

The venerable Model 60 Baby Grand survived from 1933 to 1937 which is remarkable. During the height of the "Golden Age" of radios, manufacturers were introducing brand new models at a furious pace to meet competitive challenges. Of course, Philco made minor improvements along the way but the fundamentals remained the same. An affordably priced radio with excellent performance and classic styling resulted in one of Philco's most successful lines. It would be difficult to find a nicer example of this iconic radio and every collector should own at least one Philco cathedral. This example was treated to a first-class cabinet and chassis restoration, including a new cloth power cord. The radio is an outstanding player and retains the original hex shaped knobs and diamond grille cloth pattern. This set weighs 18 pounds; 16"H x 13"W x 9"D.  $269.00. (1340184)

 

Philco 71 Cathedral (1932)

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January 8

Philco 71 Cathedral (1932)

The model 71 was an update to Philco's incredibly popular model 70 and featured a brand-new cabinet with high-efficiency tubes. You'll find a lot of model 70 Philco radios before you find a 71, so it's a great radio to start or complete your collection. Nothing is more iconic of the Golden Age of radio than a Philco cathedral. No expense was spared in the total restoration of this radio. It looks and performs flawlessly and previously won 2nd place honors in a prestigious antique radio competition of cathedral sets. I'm going to miss displaying this one in my permanent collection but it's time for someone else to appreciate it. This radio weighs 24 pounds; 18"H x 15-1/2"W x 10-1/2"D.  Was $649.00, now $609.00. (1340180)

 

Sonora RZU-222 (1947)

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January 8

Sonora RZU-222 (1947)

This ivory Sonora has been professionally painted to exactly match the original color. It looks spectacular and would be impossible to find a nicer example of this set. A prior owner restored the electronics to perfection and it plays great. There is a new power cord for safety. This painted Bakelite radio weighs 8 pounds and measures 11-1/4"W x 8-1/2"H x 7-1/2"D.  Was $249.00, now $179.00. (1340170)

 

Stewart-Warner 1231 "Troubadour" (1933)

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Stewart-Warner 1231 "Troubadour" (1933)

This is one of my favorite mini-cathedral radios. It does not take up much space so it's easily displayed on nearly any shelf. The cabinet is simply spectacular with gorgeous veneer and a Gothic arch design. Even the dial itself is a work of art. In addition to the Troubadour, Stewart Warner produced two other small sets, the "Aristocrat" and "Cavalier." They are all rather difficult to find because collectors seldom part with them. This one has been correctly restored with the proper cabinet toner colors. A fresh electronic restoration, including a new power cord, make it a nice performer with the included wire antenna. This set weighs 12 pounds; 11-1/2"H x 9"W x 7"D.  $389.00. (1340187)

 

Stromberg-Carlson 225-HB (1937)

Stromberg-Carlson 225-HB (1937)

Stromberg-Carlson produced some of the best performing radios with top quality engineering and components. Afterwards, they enclosed their remarkable chassis with glorious cabinets featuring complex veneers. This example, from the height of the Golden Age of Radio, is among the very best of their offerings. The cabinet is completely original with a few minor areas of finish loss. It has a combination of book-matched veneers in a diamond pattern on the top and sides with breathtaking burl on the front. The chassis is one of the very best performing sets you'll ever find in a tabletop tube radio and has been meticulously restored without regard to cost. It offers AM, Shortwave and Police (now defunct) bands. The green tuning eye tube is very strong. Act quickly because collectors seldom part with this model for obvious reasons. This radio weighs 27 pounds and measures 19-1/2"W x 11-1/4"H x 9-1/2"D.  $495.00. (1340163)

 

Stromberg-Carlson 1101 (1946)

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January 8

Stromberg-Carlson 1101 (1946)

This model and several minor variations to this design theme were hot selling radios for Stromberg-Carlson after WWII. It's easy to understand why these sold so well. They treated the buyer's eye to an iconic new "machine age" styling. Along with Stromberg-Carlson's legendary quality, they treated the buyer's ears to fantastic performance and sound quality. This example still retains its original glossy Bakelite cabinet with no chips, cracks or other cosmetic issues. A prior owner restored the chassis so now it is a great little performer. It weighs 8 pounds; 12"W x 7-1/2"H x 7-1/4"D.  Was $229.00, now $169.00. (1340157)

 

Toshiba 8TM-300SB (1959)

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January 8

Toshiba 8TM-300SB (1959)

This high-end Toshiba sold for a whopping $59.95, which is over $500 in today's dollars! That was obviously a huge investment because smaller transistor radios were selling for a fraction of the cost. This radio is quite large and has substantial heft. It's in perfect cosmetic condition without chips, dents or cracks. The antenna is complete and straight. This set features MW (AM) and shortwave bands. I purchased it directly from the legendary owner of the "Radiophile" collection (Google "Radiophile Transistor Radios" to see more). Despite its pristine appearance, I could only hear faint noises and was unable to pull in any stations. Hence, it's sold as-is. Nevertheless, it's a wonderful and unique display radio. It weighs 3 pounds; 8-1/2"W x 4-3/4"H x 2"D.  Was $79.00, now $55.00. (1340152)

 

Westinghouse H-201 (1949)

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January 8

Westinghouse H-201 (1949)

Here's an exceptionally rare opportunity to own a magnificent New Old Stock radio that comes in the original box! This radio was stored in a closet and never used until I discovered it in 2010. The power cord has never been unwrapped from the factory and has the original Westinghouse hang tag. The two "white spots" on the front feet were caused by sitting on the wrapping paper for more than 60 years. They could be touched up but I think it adds to the history. While it's so unusual to find a NOS radio, it just happens to be an very high end model that few could afford in 1949. Reception and performance is off the charts. It's been meticulously restored to replace components which naturally deteriorate over time (think of tires on a 68 year old car). I've only tested it so now it's time for a new owner to proudly display and use this radio. WARNING: shipping will be very expensive; local pick up is strongly encouraged. It weighs 34 pounds and measures 20"W x 14-1/4"H x 11-1/2"D.  Was $695.00, now $495.00. (1340097)

 

Zenith 5-R-216 "Cube" (1938)

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January 8

Zenith 5-R-216 "Cube" (1938)

Here's a wonderful radio that's a surprisingly good performer considering its compact size. Zenith mounted the speaker on the left side of the wooden cabinet to conserve space. The famous Zenith black dial is easy to read and proudly declares "Made in United States of America." The gold dial pointer features the "Z" logo. This set has been electronically restored and includes a new polarized power cord for your safety. 14 pounds; 12"W x 10"H x 9-1/2"D.  Was $369.00, now $349.00. (1340181)

 

Zenith 6-S-439 (1940)

Zenith 6-S-439 (1940)

If you've been searching for an affordable WWII era Zenith radio in near perfect original condition, you've found it. The cabinet, grille cloth, knobs, lettering and labels are as good as it gets. Even better, it's a strong performer on AM and Shortwave because the prior owner had it electronically restored. It's obvious this radio has been highly treasured over the years and you'll be proud to have it your collection too. This one will be gone fast so don't hesitate. Weighs 16 pounds; 15-3/4"W x 9"H x 11"D.  $239.00. (1340177)

 

Zenith 705 (1934)

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January 8

Zenith 705 (1934)

Now newly restored! Here's a genuine classic. Zenith offered this radio as part of their "Challenger" series of radios. Indeed, they were challenging their competitors by building a superior set. It has six tubes along with a six-inch speaker for nice fidelity. This example is in near perfect original condition, which is quite uncommon. You'll find many that have been refinished before you find an original, and you'd likely spend a lifetime finding one with a nicer cabinet. This radio has been nicely restored and plays very well. A brand new cloth cord (not shown in photo) was just installed for added safety. It weighs 15 pounds; 15-1/4"W x 8-1/2"H x 7-1/4"D.  Was $379.00, now $359.00. (1340173)

 

Zenith Y600 Trans-Oceanic (1957)

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January 8

Zenith Y600 Trans-Oceanic (1957)

As the popular Zenith Trans-Oceanic radios evolved, additional features were added to improve performance. This is one powerful receiver even by the standards for modern radios today. Aside from one small scuff in the cabinet at the top, upper-left corner, it's in remarkable condition. A prior owner really treasured this radio to keep it so pristine for more than 60 years. It's been electronically restored by the former owner and plays great on all bands. I always recommend a simple long wire antenna for improved listening. Weighs 19 pounds; 17-1/2"W x 11"H x 7-1/2"D.  Was $269.00, now $249.00. (1340176)
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