Larry Martine's Attic
"Selling radios at the Radio Attic since July 2019"

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Santa Fe, NM 87505

 

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MZTV Museum of Television
Testimonial for Larry Martine



The MZTV Museum of Television purchased a 1937 Climax Diamond radio from Larry Martine in November, and we could not be more pleased! The radio arrived at our museum, in Toronto Ontario, beautifully packaged and very secure. The radio itself is in exquisite condition and works perfectly! Larry is an excellent seller and has top-notch radios. He is professional, expedient with shipping, and provides the quality he states on his page. We highly recommend Larry to anyone wanting a beautiful radio!

-- Carolyn Stewart, Curator & Archivist, MZTV Museum of Television
 

 

Arvin 547A "Lefty" (1948)

Arvin 547A "Lefty" (1948)

This is a seldom seen Deco-style radio that usually comes with brown knobs. But these rare ivory knobs are original to this set according to Sams Photofact set 42 folder 3, published in July 1948 (included with purchase). Its Bakelite cabinet is in perfect mint condition and has a deep chocolate swirl finish that retains its original beautiful shine. Its gold foil dial is in perfect condition and lights up beautifully in the dark. It even comes complete with the original cardboard backing. It was restored by its previous owner and plays great across the dial. Another great radio from my personal, smoke-free collection. About 9"W x 6-1/2"H x 6"D. $427.00. (1750034)

 

Crosley C-648-A "Super Sextette" (1939)

Crosley C-648-A "Super Sextette" (1939)

Here is a gorgeous, all-original set you'll rarely find in this mint condition. Its incomparable machine age cabinet with six horizontal fins on each side of its gold-etched vertical dial is simply striking. The chocolate brown Bakelite case with red marbling still retains its showroom shine. The push buttons with original AM station call letters work as designed. Its dial with crystal clear dial cover shines beautifully in the dark. The back panel, label inside the back panel, and power plug are all original to this set. It has been fully restored with all electrolytics and weak tubes replaced so this five-tube Superheterodyne with external antenna now picks up all my local stations across the entire AM dial loud and clear. Ready to display and play! Another great radio from my personal smoke-free collection. About 11-1/2"W x 8-1/2"H x 6-1/2"D. $1,240.00. (1750119)

 

Emerson 511 "Moderne" (1947)

Emerson 511 "Moderne" (1947)

This is a seldom seen Emerson model 511 "Moderne" in brilliant red Beetle Plaskon with heavy bronze (sometimes referred to as gold) marbling. The hand-polished cabinet with integrated handle has no breaks, cracks or hairlines - just a few surface scratches. The set has been completely restored with all electrolytics and weak tubes replaced. Except for its replacement cord, the set is all-original and still retains its original bottom label, knobs, and crystal clear dial cover. Its dial lights up nicely in the dark by a pilot lamp inside its original white Plaskon housing. Attributed to famous industrial designer Raymond Loewy, it was introduced in the fall of 1947 at the original price of $29.95. It not only looks great, but plays loud and clear across the AM dial as well. Truly the best example of this eye-catching set I've ever owned. Another great radio from my personal, smoke-free collection. About 11-1/2"W x 7-1/2"H x 6-1/2"D. $895.00. (1750127)

 

Emerson 511 "Moderne" (1947)

Emerson 511 "Moderne" (1947)

Here is an all-original Emerson model 511 "Moderne" designed by famous industrial designer Raymond Loewy in the rare Pistachio Green with marbleized Bronze/Gold swirl Plaskon beetle case. The beautiful cabinet is in pristine condition with no chips, cracks, hairlines, burns or repairs. It features a cleverly integrated molded handle, original gold painted metallic grille, ivory Plaskon knobs, and manufacturers stickers on the bottom and inside of case. It lights up beautifully in the dark from the pilot light beneath its original white Plaskon cover positioned over the original plastic dial cover and red pointer. Its chassis has just been totally rebuilt, cleaned and lubed. All weak tubes have been replaced. This five-tube radio is now picking up all my local stations loud and clear across the AM dial. Simply one of the best examples of this rare set you'll likely ever encounter. About 11-1/2"W x 7-1/2"H x 6-1/2"D. $1,360.00. (1750134)

 

Emerson 540A "Emersonette" (1947)

Emerson 540A "Emersonette" (1947)

Here is a 1947 "Emersonette" in an ivory Plaskon case. These cases are very fragile and as a result relatively few have survived. This set's cabinet is flawless, simply in immaculate condition with no tube burns, hairlines, cracks or chips anywhere, and it still retains its original glossy finish. The grille cloth, black bullet-style knobs, external antenna, electrical cord and plug, dial, dial glass and almost-perfect back panel that bows out to accommodate a loop antenna are original to the set. The dial lights up beautifully in the dark. The chassis has just been restored with all weak tubes replaced, the tuner and volume controls cleaned, so it picks up all my local stations loud and clear across the AM dial. This All-American five-tube set was originally advertised as "the world's smallest AC/DC Superheterodyne" ever made. Today, the 540A is highly collectible with the red and pistachio green models in clean, undamaged condition commanding a 4-figure price tag. Ready to display and play! About 6-1/2"W x 4-3/4"H x 3-1/4"D. $695.00. (1750111)

 

Emerson 540A "Emersonette" (1947)

Emerson 540A "Emersonette" (1947)

Here is a highly collectible 1947 "Emersonette" in a walnut Bakelite case. It was offered in a choice of four different colors of plastic: marbleized walnut Bakelite, ivory Plaskon, red Plaskon, and mint green/pistachio Plaskon (as of this writing, I also have both the ivory and pistachio Plaskon models for sale - see separate listings on my Radio Attic page). This set's cabinet is in near mint condition, with just a 1/16-inch chip at the bottom edge beneath the volume knob - not readily seen on display. The grille cloth, black bullet-style knobs, external antenna, dial, dial glass and almost-perfect back panel are original to the set. The dial lights up beautifully in the dark. The power cord is a new replacement. The set has been re-capped, all weak tubes replaced, and the tuner and volume controls cleaned, so it picks up all my local stations loud and clear across the AM dial. Originally coined as "the world's smallest AC/DC Superheterodyne" ever made. Ready to display and play! Another great radio from my personal, smoke-free collection. About 6-1/2"W x 4-3/4"H x 3-1/4"D. $595.00. (1750114)

 

Emerson 744B "Bandstand" (1954)

Emerson 744B "Bandstand" (1954)

This seldom seen Emerson 744B radio in marbled chocolate with marbled beige is one of the most unusual and sought after radios of the 1950s, and definitely one of my favorite designs of all time. The cabinet is made of Plaskon with contrasting Styrene plastic grille and knobs. The set has been completely restored with all electrolytics and weak tubes replaced and is picking up all of my local stations loud and clear across the AM dial. The feet at the bottom of the radio's front panel are very fragile and are often found cracked but the feet on this example are in perfect condition. The radio retains the manufacturer's sticker affixed to the bottom, the original dial pointer and knobs. The cabinet is retains its showroom luster but does have a hairline crack on the back panel that cannot be seen when displayed on your shelf. Otherwise it is free of any cracks, chips, tube burns or repairs. This great radio would make a wonderful addition to any radio or Mid-Century collection. Another great radio from my personal, smoke-free collection. About 11"W x 9-1/4"H x 6-3/4"D. $780.00. (1750128)

 

General Television/Climax "Emerald 1st Version" (1937)

General Television/Climax "Emerald 1st Version" (1937)

This is truly a highly desirable Art Deco radio in extremely rare pristine condition. Manufactured in 1937 by General Television who merged with the Climax Radio Corporation three years earlier, this radio's cabinet made of butt cut walnut veneers is clearly one of the edgiest ever made. Needless to say, this radio would make a great addition to any serious collection. Climax/General Television went all out in 1937 with this extreme Art Deco "Emerald," along with the teardrop "Diamond" and "Opal." This "Emerald" 1st version was the only one to have an oval dial with gold escutcheon. Except for the set's additional phono connector, this radio is all original. The cabinet has been refinished, the chassis has been restored, all caps and weak tubes have been replaced, even the dial marker has been hand polished and detailed. Having been completely restored inside and out, it is an excellent example of a rare radio classic that now picks up my local stations across the entire AM dial loud and clear. Ready to display and play! Another great radio from my personal smoke-free collection. About 18"W x 8-1/2"H x 9"D. $4,200.00. (1750113)

 

Majestic 5A410 "Black Zephyr" (1946)

Majestic 5A410 "Black Zephyr" (1946)

Here is another gorgeous, all-original set you'll rarely find in this black (not painted) cabinet, let alone one in this mint condition. This radio is nick-named the "Zephyr" because of its streamlined, machine age styling--styling that exists all the way down to its bullet-shaped aerodynamic knobs. The speaker is not in the front but on the side of this set. This radio has been electronically restored and plays well across the AM band. The dial lights up beautifully in the dark. It retains its original back panel. Its black Bakelite cabinet is in immaculate condition with no cracks, hairlines or chips and has been hand-polished to a brilliant shine. Ready to display and play! Another great radio from my personal, smoke-free collection. About 11"W x 8"H x 7"D. $500.00. (1750120)

 

Philco PT-33 "Transitone" (1940)

Philco PT-33 "Transitone" (1940)

Introduced in August 1939 for Philco's 1940 lineup, the PT-33 replaced the TH-16 (also posted for sale here) which was introduced just two months earlier, the biggest difference between the two models being their dial faces. Since Philco manufactured just 3,000 examples of this set, this 83-year old all-original radio is now considered obscure, especially one in such excellent condition. Its cabinet is free of any cracks, chips or hairlines. Its handle, Bakelite back cover, knobs, grille cloth, dial, dial cover, dial pointer and power cord are all original. It even retains its original labels on the Bakelite back and bottom case. This five-tube superheterodyne set has been fully restored and is now a real player that picks up all my local stations loud and clear across the AM dial. Another great radio from my personal, smoke-free collection. About 8-1/4"W x 6"H x 6-1/2"D. $350.00. (1750123)

 

Philco TH-16 "Transitone" (1940)

Philco TH-16 "Transitone" (1940)

Introduced in June 1939 as part of Philco's 1940 "Transitone" lineup, this model was manufactured for less than one year and is now seldom seen. Its cabinet retains its showroom floor shine and features a handle, loop antenna, and a Bakelite back to conceal the loop. This is a pristine example whose cabinet is free of any cracks, chips or hairlines. Its handle, back cover, knobs, grille cloth, dial and dial pointer are all original. It even retains its original labels on the Bakelite back and bottom case. Only its dial cover and power cord are correct replacements. Having been fully restored by its previous owner, this five-tube superheterodyne set is a real player that picks up all my local stations loud and clear across the AM dial. Another great radio from my personal, smoke-free collection. About 8-1/4"W x 6-1/2"H x 6"D. $375.00. (1750124)

 

Philco TH-17 "Transitone" (1940)

Philco TH-17 "Transitone" (1940)

Introduced in June 1939 to replace the TH-4, this model, the TH-17, offered an additional handle and Bakelite back to conceal the newly introduced big loop antenna. The Bakelite cabinet including grille cloth is all-original and in perfect condition with no breaks, chips or hairlines. The chassis was serviced by the previous owner and picks up all my local stations. The pre-sets don't work except for the one labeled "DIAL." The grille cloth, dial and front louvered add the finishing touches to this beautiful Art Deco design. In all, 17,030 of these sets were made and originally sold for $11.95. Another great radio from my personal, smoke-free collection. About 8-1/2"W x 6-1/2"H x 6-1/2"D. $360.00. (1750026)

 

Silvertone 6405 (1940)

Silvertone 6405 (1940)

This is a rather scarce midget tube radio with an Art Deco design. It is a fully restored little beauty with two thumb knobs, one for on-off volume and one for tuning. Back panel is missing. This radio comes standard with no dial glass and is another radio with an upside-down chassis. Since dust couldn't settle on it over the years and foster corrosion, the chassis is especially clean after this restoration. The cabinet has no cracks, breaks, or hairlines. Another great radio from my personal, smoke-free collection. About 7-3/4"W x 5"H x 5-1/2"D. $535.00. (1750002)

 

Stewart-Warner B61T2 "Ferrodyne" (1949)

Stewart-Warner B61T2 "Ferrodyne" (1949)

Produced only in 1949, this set is all-original and in excellent working condition. This is a six-tube radio, AM band only model. It even comes complete with its extremely rare original instructions to explain the three control knobs! Tuning is easy, and the sound is strong and clear. The case with wrap-around louvered grille is not Bakelite but an early Polystyrene "mahogany" cabinet with lots of brown swirls. The asymmetrical streamlined Art Deco styling and illuminated dial makes this set a real show-stopper. Another great radio from my personal, smoke-free collection. In fact, this was just the 3rd radio I ever bought back in 1982. About 14-1/2"W x 8"H c 7"D. $395.00. (1750015)
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About Me & My Radios
As a long-time radio collector, I've come to appreciate those sellers who I could always rely on to accurately describe the radios they're selling.  These are the sellers who've gotten the bulk of my repeat business over the past 35 years.  I'm sure you feel the same way and that's exactly why your satisfaction is so important to me.  I can 100% guarantee that I'll always make every effort to deliver you the radio that I have described.  All my radios are from my personal collection of more than 100 sets, most of which I no longer have room for now that my family and I have recently downsized to a smaller home.  Many, if not most, of my sets have been fully restored by a highly trained and experienced technician.  In those instances where the set is in non-working order and/or the cabinet has warts and/or other blemishes, it is so stated.  Please understand that though I will take every pain to carefully pack and ship each radio individually to arrive at your destination in the same shape it left my home, mishaps occasionally do happen in-transit.  Often, this mishap is just a tube that has come loose; on other rare occasions the damage may be more severe but that's why I will only ship your radio fully insured via two-day delivery.  I will use USPS unless you designate UPS or FedEx.  Your radio will be at less risk if it spends less time in the mail.  Please contact me should any issues arise.  The only exception is if you attempt to make any repairs or modifications to these radios yourself.  I am happy to take responsibility for these radios in my collection, but not for any work outside of my control.  Your 100% satisfaction is my goal and I hope you'll be happy to buy from me again and again.

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... Larry's Testimonials ...
  • Larry, I received these absolutely Beautiful Emerson Sunburst Radios and I could not be happier or more impressed! They are Perfect and could not have been better packaged for shipping. Thank you. -- Larry S, NE
  • The Motorola 51-A arrived today in perfect condition! Your packaging was second to none. I appreciate you taking time to do it right. This radio is immaculate! The case is perfect, and the tone and clarity this radio produced on my favorite stations was excellent. Thrilled to have this radio in my collection. Please keep me posted on any and all radios you have for sale in the future. -- Dave, AR
  • I carefully unpacked the FADA "Temple" radio. It looks amazing! The reception is Crystal clear! Thank you for your help with PayPal, you are truly a friend of us radio people! -- Bob K, Buffalo, NY
  • Both radios received. Lightning fast shipping, very well packed, radios are perfect both mechanically and cosmetically as described in your listings. Restorations are clearly purist, with an obvious emphasis on originality. Could not be happier with our transactions. - Thomas, NC
  • I've received the radio in good order. Quite an admirable packing job! I'm also very impressed with the set. It's as nice as you described and I'm proud to have it in my collection. - Richie, NH
  • Your wonderful radios are the finest, not only on The Attic but in all of radio land. -- Russ, SC
  • All your radios are very nice and I am pleased to have. I know it is the "Cartier--Tiffany" model I am getting but I never have to worry about the end result. -- Arthur, AZ
  • I just unpacked the Colonial "New World Globe" radio and it is just gorgeous, your packing ensured it was in perfect condition, and it plays fine. -- Mike, VA
  • Many thanks, Larry. Beautiful radio and pleased to have it in my collection Love the quality of your radios! Best on the Radio Attic site.. Writing today to express interest in the Philips 834C Cathedral. Wow! - Mike, VA
  • Just a quick shout out of what a beautiful trio of 707 Sunbursts you have!! i have the red model that took me 8 years to find in this nice of condition and I paid close to $500 for it six years ago. - Blair
  • The beetle TrueTone is better looking in person and it was packed expertly and arrived perfect. Thank you - Kelly, IL
  • Thanks so much, Larry! Your radios are terrific, both in looks and performance, and I especially appreciate them coming from a smoke-free home. Not to mention superior packing! Beautiful sets that I'm thrilled to own. You have a spectacular collection. I can't wait to see tonight's new listings. Take care and keep those great sets coming - Russ, SC
  • You have a gorgeous selection of radios...yes, gorgeous! with thanks, DeJong
  • It's here! Looks and sounds great. Will be in contact to see what else might work for the space. - Dave, FL
  • What a beautiful example of what this radio looked like before all these years past. - Jon, CA
  • Hello Larry, Its me again. I gotta have this radio - Jon, CA
  • Here I go again. I gotta have the clock radio. Set me up again - Jon, CA
  • Hi Larry, thanks for the first dibs offer. I'm afraid I'm already in hot water after the Misses sees all these radios rolls in! Ha ha. I'm sure you'll have no problem selling that beauty! - Jon, CA


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