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Crosley 11-104U "Bullseye" (1951)

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Crosley 11-104U "Bullseye" (1951)

Beautiful, glossy, solid black Bakelite Crosley "Bullseye" in excellent & all original condition. This was the only Bullseye Crosley made that was unpainted, hence there are no paint chips. Even the lettering is untouched! Five tuber and AM only. Very nice condition with no cracks, chips, or hairlines nor repairs in the case. Original back, knobs, pointer, and cord. The radio is playing well, picking up all my local AM stations. A very cute Crosley Bullseye in practically mint condition. This radio came in several decor colors. 10"W x 6-1/4"H x 6"D. $295.00. (1640164)

 

DeWald A501 Catalin "Harp" (1946)

DeWald A501 Catalin "Harp" (1946)

Here is a great looking butterscotch Catalin AM radio from 1946. All original, including knobs, grille, factory back, clear dial glass, etc., and even most of the factory decal on bottom. Manufactured in 1946 by DeWald Radio Mfg Corp of New York & is a magnificent, exquisitely crafted Art Deco radio. The Catalin cabinet has a rich color, and glow combined with exceptionally striking yellow colorful "eye candy" for sure. The radio is in original condition, and is in great condition with no cracks, chips, major scratches, or repairs, except a 1/4" stress crack that runs from edge to one of the screw holes (very common on Catalin radios). Actually it is just on inside and never came thru to the bottom of cabinet. I should also mention toward the top, back edge there is a slight warpage, so I am pricing accordingly. It is not that detracting at all. This is still a wonderful radio and displays very well. Here is a chance to buy a very nice Catalin for a very nice reasonable price. Plays very well across the dial picking up all my local stations, but who plays their Catalins anyway, right? About 10"W x 7"H x 6"D. $699.00. (1640159)

 

DeWald A-502 Catalin (1939)

DeWald A-502 Catalin (1939)

Here is a seldom seen much less offered "for sale," small DeWald Catalin with wonderful color combination which really makes it "pop." It comes direct from my collection & non-smoking home. Stunning example of Catalin DeWald model A-502 "Step-Top" insert grille model. Manufactured in 1939 by DeWald Radio Mfg Corp of New York & is a magnificent, exquisitely crafted Art Deco radio. The Catalin cabinet has a rich color, and glow combined with exceptionally striking yellow colorful marbleizing that looks like veins of fire pouring through the cabinet, "eye candy" for sure. The radio is in original condition, and is in great condition with no cracks, chips, tube burns, major scratches, or repairs. The butterscotch pinwheel knobs and insert grille are original to the radio and are perfect. The DeWald cream and red reverse painted curved dial glass is original and also in excellent condition. Original cardboard back panel and manufacturers sticker are still present. This is truly a remarkable radio in excellent condition. The chassis has been completely checked by a professional, and the radio is playing clearly & the dial lamp is also working. About 10"W x 6-1/2"H x 6"D. $1,150.00. (1640138)

 

Emerson 38 w/Ingraham Cabinet (1935)

Emerson 38 w/Ingraham Cabinet (1935)

Here is a beautiful, all original Emerson that maintains its original factory piano-like finish in walnut cabinet. Original grille cloth, knobs, dial, and even original wooden back which is almost never present on these little gems. I see no Ingraham tag, but it definitely has the Ingraham influence as you can tell by its roly-poly waterfall top and intricate grille cut-outs as well as contoured sides with ornate trim pieces that match the bottom trim. This is just one of the nicest you will ever see and ready for play or display. This is a nice performing radio; it has been fully restored. The Emerson model 38 was advertised in 1935 as a dual wave AC-DC Superheterodyne set with a "Duo-Lite Band Switching circuit." And touted as "One of the leaders in the line of The Worlds Biggest Selling Little Radios." Recent restore playing as it should. It is a six-tube, two-band set. Small at only 12"W x 10"H x 7"D. $369.00. (1640161)

 

Emerson 400 "Aristocrat" (1940)

Emerson 400 "Aristocrat" (1940)

Here is an extremely nice Catalin with a very dynamic design by Emerson (Norman Bel Geddes Design). Called Aristocrat, they were Patriot related, of course. No breaks, repairs, or major scratches which makes it even more stunning (sorry for some glares). These were made in several color combos & tho not as flashy as some color combinations this is one of the more difficult colors to find. Beautiful high glossy, greenish brown with heavy butterscotch swirls case with original black handle, grille, and knobs. All original except the repro back which is one of the nicest I have ever seen and includes all the correct print and graphics. Lighted clear dial (also appears original). Great shape, but unrestored, I never play my catalins anyway, just eye candy. From my collection to yours. 10"W x 7-1/8"H x 5-3/8"D. $859.00. (1640162)

 

Emerson 652-B (1950)

Emerson 652-B (1950)

Here is a Mid-Century small cutie with waffle grille area and gold grille cloth from Emerson. Black with Gold accenting including Emerson logo and name as you can see; no retouch nor repainting anywhere. This five-tuber is from early 50's & is factory glossy. Positively no chips, dings, repairs nor scratches. Everything appears to be original including the knobs, grille cloth, speaker, even the chassis screws. Works well, loud, with good tone all across the dial. Small and pretty and sorry for the reflections, but just so shiny. Plays great and so does the dial light. 9"W x 6"H x 5"D and only weighs about 4 lbs. $99.00. (1640148)

 

Emerson R-167 (1937)

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Emerson R-167 (1937)

Here is a very nice, original finish, classic Ingraham cabinet with wrap-around louvers and factory inlays that give it a distinct Art Deco style. This model is designed to receive on the standard Broadcast and Police (1.6-4.0 megacycles) band. Knobs, dial, speaker, finish et al., are all original. It is a recent restore by previous owner and plays well across the dial picking up all my local stations. There are not many of these radios around in original condition and are sought by collectors as well as decorators and is reasonably priced. The Ingraham tag was missing, but a reproduction like tag has been installed in the proper factory position on back of cabinet. 14"W x 9"H x 7"D. $269.00. (1640165)

 

Firestone S-7403-7 (1941)

Firestone S-7403-7 (1941)

Here's an impressive table set sporting the craftsmanship of Emerson's Ingraham line, from the curved in & out grille to the inlaid pin striping on three sides. The pin striping is fully intact and tight, the colorful Art Deco dial face lights up brightly and metal dial pointer is straight The grille bars have a great cut-out pattern and are in excellent condition while the back retains the original Masonite cover. Firestone offered a series of eight or nine radios in 1941 in Ingraham cabinets and this is by far the nicest, in my opinion. A wonderful original finish reveals a beautiful wood grain throughout. This radio has been recently restored electronically & plays with very good volume and selectivity on the AM band. SW will need long antenna, but of course, there is basically nothing on short wave now days. There is a switch to select the shortwave band in the back. The original knobs have felt backing to protect the case and the middle "tone" knob does work, switching from a bass to treble sound. The radio has the original back, knobs, dial, dial cover, speaker, back and chassis. A fantastic collector radio, priced to sell! 12"W x 7-1/2"H x 7"D. $399.00. (1640141)

 

Jackson-Bell 62 "Swan" Cathedral (1930)

Jackson-Bell 62 "Swan" Cathedral (1930)

Here is a great specimen of that Art Deco West Coast manufactured Jackson Bell from the 30's. It is in great condition having been recently restored and plays very well. It maintains its beautiful contrasting wood tones, original knobs, speaker (Lansing), and likely grille cloth. It is a six-tuber, driven by a strong 45! It is ready for play & display. Straight from my collection to yours. Very nice! Rather small as cathedrals go at about 15"H x 13"W x 8"D. $729.00. (1640066)

 

RCA 54B5 "The Solitaire" Catalin (1947)

RCA 54B5 "The Solitaire" Catalin (1947)

A beautiful mid-century model 54B5 "The Solitaire" radio from 1947 with a fantastic swirled-pattern Catalin case. This Deco-looking set is one of the smallest, iconic four-tube portable radios ever made and includes the original factory box, seven page instruction book + three factory tags inside back lid. I do believe this is the only Catalin portable ever made. The swirled-pattern Catalin cabinet, with no cracks, chips nor repairs is in great shape as well as the rubber handle. Fantastic swirl pattern Catalin case! Simply a beautiful example of this mid-century radio. Shows normal wear for a 75 yr old radio. An excellent example of this wonderful model! Please review all photos as they are part of the description. An on-off switch is located under the top rubber handle. The radio operates from a single 1.5V "D" battery and a 67.5V battery. These batteries are still available. That said, It is currently being sold untested as I do not have the batteries and selling as display. It is obvious the set has never been restored as you can clearly see the old paper caps, etc. 6-1/2"H x 4-1/2"W x 3"D. $379.00. (1640134)

 

RCA 66X8 Catalin (1946)

RCA 66X8 Catalin (1946)

Here is a simply beautiful red Catalin "Tuna Boat" with some of the heaviest yellow swirls I have seen and is unbelievably translucent (see pic). Even the bottom and insides show beautiful swirling. The radio cabinet has been cleaned and hand polished to a high gloss using Novus #2 only (no buffing). It appears all original including knobs, grille cloth, dial, etc. No cracks, repairs or scratches. The cardboard back is a reproduction but exact pattern. The "Tuna Boat" as it is known to collectors is the largest Catalin radio ever made. It is from my smoke free and pet free personal collection. It is unrestored, but plays well picking up all my local stations & beyond (never play my Catalins). Near flawless. It maintains most of the factory sticker on bottom showing serial #3640. Very clean chassis! Sorry for reflections (not flaws). You do not see this model/color for sale very often. About 15-1/4"W x 8-3/4"H x 6-3/4"D. $1,259.00. (1640153)

 

Stewart-Warner R-136A (1936)

Stewart-Warner R-136A (1936)

Somewhat rare and gorgeous, Art Deco large table radio by Stewart-Warner. This is a deluxe radio made under the "Craft-built" label (the factory metal tag is still on the back of the cabinet) and incredible "Magic Dial" Ferrodyne radio. These radios were to compete effectively with the Ingraham Cabinet lines from Emerson and others. The brass escutcheon and "starburst" matching dial is of the double ended or airplane type. Below the dial is a planetary reduction tuning drive (not string driven). This example has been nicely refinished and retains original factory speaker, speaker cloth, dial and knobs, and rust free chassis. This is a seven-tube chassis which plays well on two bands. The radio sounds very rich with short antenna wire. Note the "Magic Dial" (referred to as it is nearly invisible until lit up) for the high accurate tuning this innovation offered. The brightly lit dial has really a dramatic night-time look. 18"W x 13-1/2"H x 11"D. $529.00. (1640154)

 

Zenith 6-S-229 Tombstone (1936)

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Zenith 6-S-229 Tombstone (1936)

Big black 6-inch lighted dial which Zenith made famous and still a favorite of most collectors. This six-tuber was recently restored electronically and plays loud and clear as it should. The top has been refinished and toned, but the rest is the original factory faux finish which was often destroyed, which prompted owners/collectors to strip and refinish which diminishes the value thereof IMHO. The wooden "Z" knobs dial, etc. are all original. The grille cloth is Zenith, period correct and in excellent condition. Chassis is very clean. The radio is a strong player with great selectivity and sound quality. All components have been reviewed and replaced where bad or failing. 17-1/2"H x 13"W x 9-1/2"D. $499.00. (1640163)
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Tom's Terms:

Goal: My intent is to sell quality radios that are clean and complete, and in nearly all cases working.  I try my best to accurately describe my radios and provide close up, clear photographs to show any defects if present.  Please feel free to ask any questions you may have.  If they came from my personal collection, chances are they are either "recent restores," "older restores," "unrestored but working," or "unrestored & not working," all of which I will make notation in my descriptions.  Also, pictures should be considered as part of the description.  Very few radios are museum quality and very old, so they are not perfect.  Of course, beauty or perfection is in the eyes of the beholder, but I am picky myself.  Having said that, I think my prices reflect the rarity, condition, quality, completeness, etc.  I want satisfied customers so they will become return customers and even tell other collectors about me and my radios.  Although selling for $$ is important, this is still and always be a hobby for me.  Saving radios from the dumpster, bringing them back to life, collecting, and in this case putting them up for adoption is more fun than the law should allow.  Please ask questions before we make a deal.

Packing and shipping: Prices listed do not include shipping or insurance costs.  Unforeseeable things can happen in shipping and given fragile nature of antique electronics, I am not responsible for shipping damages.  I prefer sending through UPS, but USPS and FedEx are also available.  I strive to get the radio to you in the same condition as it left here.  Proper packing is important.  I personally package all radios and use plenty of packing material to make sure it gets to you safely.  This may cost more and take more time, but it's worth it to get the radio to you safely.  Also, I insure all radios in case there is damage or it gets lost in shipping.  This is not my first rodeo for packing & shipping.

Payment: Once a buyer agrees to purchase a radio through email, I will hold for five days until payment is received.  If still unpaid after five days, the radio is once again for sale to other viewers on the website.

1) Money Order or Bank Cashiers Check.
2) PayPal funded from your checking account or PayPal balance only.  No credit card payments.
3) Personal checks (must clear prior to shipping; usually 5-7 working days).
4) Cash (in-person local pickup only)

Returns:  I want you to be satisfied with your radio.  I will take returns, but these conditions must be met.  You must contact me before returning it, and it must be shipped within four days after you receive it.  It must be returned as packed and arrive in the same condition as I sent it, thus please hang onto all packing.  Return postage is at your expense and shipping charges are not refunded.  Once I receive the radio back in good condition, I will refund your money.

Note:  I will not ship outside the CONUS. Sorry, Lower 48 only.  I will not ship to P.O. boxes.


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