Radioorphanage about 35 years ago, and have purchased, collected,
and sold thousands of tube and transistor radios during that time.
My philosophy has always been to keep the best of each model radio I
acquire. Some radios I've owned dozens of, and when I acquired
a new one, it would be condition compared to the other one I had.
The better one was kept, and the lesser one was sold. It is
now time to sell the better ones.
I have been an avid collector of Deco, Golden Age, Machine Age, and
Mid Century Modern tube radios. My first radio love was for
50s and 60s transistor sets. I am far more interested in the
radio's physical condition, styling and design than I am about the
complexity of the circuit. Frankly, I don't listen to these
much, and I doubt if you do either. In general, I like to have
them play, but as a retired EE, I get no pleasure in radio repair.
My friend Tom does any repairs for me.
Hopefully in the 20 years I have sold on eBay, you have purchase
from me, and know I've been the best antique radio packer on eBay.
Check my 5000+ positive feedbacks. But, over the past years,
eBay has changed. Frankly, as to antique radios, it has become
a pretty poor flea market where you have to wade through 100s of
pieces of crap to find something worth bidding on. My items
available on Radio Attic will not be offered on eBay.
I've known Steve Adams, Radio Attic, and at least a dozen of the
current sellers on Radio Attic for quite a while. I respect
the quality of the site, sellers, and the items they present here.
I will strive to do equal to or better over the next few years.
My goal is to have between 40 and 50 radios available at all times
in my corner of the Radio Attic.
I was the President of the New England
Antique Radio Club (NEARC) for six years. I stepped down at the end of
2018 to concentrate on selling part of my collection. Marty Bunis started NEARC about 30 years ago, as well as published a
number of Tube and Transistor Radio Collector price guides.
Many of the radios pictured in these price guides were from my
collection, and some will be offered on the Radio Attic in the
1) All items are retested
at packing-just prior to shipping. I want you to be happy when
you receive it.
2) Shipping and insurance are additional to the price shown. I
prefer USPS Priority Mail, but will ship UPS if requested.
3) PayPal, MO, or Check for payment. MOs and Checks must clear
my bank before you item is shipped -- no exceptions.
4) If you want your item quickly, PayPal is the way to go. 99%
of my eBay sales were shipped within 24 hours of the PayPal payment.
I will try to do as well here.
5) The items I sell are 50 to 100+ years old and most carry some
inherent dangers with them if you don't understand what you are
doing. If you don't understand these items, join a local
Antique Radio Club. If you don't know where your closest radio
club is, let me know, and I will find it for you. If you don't
know how to push the tubes down in their sockets or what an antenna
is for, you probably should not purchase antique radios.
6) There are no stupid questions. Please ask questions or for
more pictures if you have questions. I'm in this for the long
haul, not a quick buck. I want you to be happy with your
purchase. I'm not a rent to own store. Once I sell a
radio, I don't have much interest in getting it back. If there
is a real problem, I'll work with you to solve it. Please let
me know within a week of receiving it. If you just have
buyer's remorse, or don't understand what you purchased, that is
7) Enjoy Antique Radio collecting, and remember what it said at the
beginning of my Home Page: "Of course you can find cheaper radios!
That is easy. But, ask yourself- at the end of the day, and in
the future, will you be happier with a pile of cheaper radios, or a
few nice investment grade radios? The wise man will choose the
latter!" Bruce Phillips Radioorphanage.