Gary's Vintage Gems from the North
"Selling radios at the Radio Attic since February 2005"

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Airline GEN-1127A (1962)

Airline GEN-1127A (1962)

Offered here is a 1962 Airline shirt pocket radio from Montgomery Wards that is in the original box. This beautiful red radio is clean in and out. When a standard 9 volt battery was installed, the radio responded with strong volume and pulled lots of stations. The coin slot shows no markings and the corrugated box and Styrofoam insets are in excellent condition. $55.00. (0520559)

 

Arvin 62R23 (1961)

Arvin 62R23 (1961)

Here is a beautiful pocket radio from Arvin made in 1961. This six transistor model has a black cabinet with silver accents. The back cover is loose, but it will stay on. This radio has been tested and it does play. Only 4" tall. $25.00. (0520556)

 

Coke Vending Machine Radio (1970s)

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Coke Vending Machine Radio (1970s)

Offered here is this nine-transistor Coke Machine radio made in Japan and distributed by the Jack Russell Company. Normally I do not take an interest in novelty radios because most of them are cheaply made and do not perform well. However, this AM/FM receiver is a real powerhouse and very sensitive. It runs on four "AA" batteries and puts out an impressive 500MW! This example is a fine playing radio that picks up tons of stations on both the AM and FM bands. It has a long telescoping FM antenna, but I don't see the need to use it as it picks up all my local FM stations here just fine without it. You seriously will be impressed. A very desirable and collectible radio, this model is not very common. I consider this to be a diamond in the rough. A full 9"H. $95.00. (0520563)

 

RCA 1-TP-2

RCA 1-TP-2

Here is an early shirt pocket transistor from RCA. It is their first and features stunning looks and Nipper on the front right. This is by far the best looking and highest quality shirt pocket from RCA. This radio is not working and is being sold for display or repair. $55.00. (0520557)

 

RCA 1-TP-2E (1960)

RCA 1-TP-2E (1960)

Here is an early shirt pocket gem from RCA, it is a six-transistor 1-TP-2E and I believe it is the first shirt pocket sized transistor from RCA and made in 1960. As radiomuseum.com describes it: "the RCA Victor 1-TP-2E Transistor Radio has a high Impac cabinet white color with gold color metal speaker grill, earphone jack. Made in USA with full size leather case. Uses a 4.05 volts mercury battery. The name 'Pockette' was mentioned in an original RCA print ad from 1960: "The smallest BIG radio ever made!" This radio is by far the richest looking pocket radio that RCA made with its bright metal speaker grille and red "Nipper" medallion in the front. This all original example is in excellent cosmetic condition. The coin slot is perfect. This uses a 4 volt battery and when power was applied, it picked up only one station in my area. As a bonus, this includes the original leather case also in excellent condition. $125.00. (0520553)

 

Silvertone 4209

Silvertone 4209

Here is an early seven-transistor from Sears in Blue Mist color. This Silvertone is in working condition. This offering also includes the original leather case. Only 4"H. $24.00. (0520560)

 

Universal PTR-62B Boxed Set (New)

Universal PTR-62B Boxed Set (New)

Here is a Universal AM portable six-transistor radio that is new in the box. This gem measures 4-1/2" tall and is beautiful with the blue cabinet and bright gold grille. The plastic cabinet shows no signs of use and the gold grille is perfect as this has resided inside its leather case and inside the box its entire life. This is powered by a common 9 volt battery, and when tested it really played strong. As a bonus, this offering includes the original box with inserts, beautiful leather case, paperwork, earphone, vintage Candle battery and battery eliminator all in unused condition. The box itself is undamaged and clean. $95.00. (0520550)

 

Zenith Royal 10 (1970)

Zenith Royal 10 (1970)

Here is a Zenith Royal 10 shirt pocket radio from 1970. This eight-transistor radio has an original chassis 8XT52Z9 and operates on two "AA" batteries. It is clean inside and out and plays like new with strong volume and sensitive station selection across the band. 4-1/2"H. $45.00. (0520545)

 

Zenith Royal 50L (1962)

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Zenith Royal 50L (1962)

The Royal 50L is the third version in the Royal 50 family. This style features a reverse painted tuning window (a rarity for Zenith Royals) and a recessed tuning dial that allows you to put the set into your pocket without the station getting disturbed, an improvement over the first two versions. Another change is the back now snaps on and off without a screw. To aid in opening the radio, there is a coin slot at the bottom that is almost always chewed up. The 50L came in red, yellow, turquoise, or black with the black and yellow models having a gold face and grille, while the red and turquoise ones have silver. The original price in 1962 was $19.95. This is a clean example in the bright red cabinet. It is in excellent used condition. The chassis is in original condition and is playing loud and clear with good sensitivity on two AA batteries (not included). As a bonus, the original carrying case is also included. Weight is only 7.9 ounce. 4-1/2"H x 2-1/2"W x 1-1/2"D. $75.00. (0520562)
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About Gary's Vintage Gems from the North
About me: I have been interested in transistor radios for as long as I can remember, but a collector of them for over 20 years now. During that time, I have become knowledgeable and learned how to judge quality and what it takes for a radio to become a desirable collectible.

My Mission: It is my mission to offer top quality collectible transistor radios that are clean, functional, and highly desirable. I take measures to assure each one reaches a high level of cleanliness and performance before it is listed. I will try to give you a clear idea of what you are buying so that you can judge the value before you make that purchase. But if in doubt, please feel free to ask any questions before buying.

Living up to my mission statement is how I have been able to sell over 500 transistor radios in almost ten years on the attic. My clients are generally those who desire high quality and know that by dealing with me, they won't receive surprises or waste money by dealing with novice sellers on auctions.
TERMS

Payments:  Using PayPal will assure that your radio will be shipped within 24 hours.  If you prefer, I will also accept money orders or personal checks, but your personal check must clear before I ship.

Shipping:  I use the utmost care in preparing your gem for its trip from the north to you, but the cost of shipping is in addition to the price shown.  I have found that USPS Priority Mail is the most economical way to ship your new radio to you, but I am glad to use a different carrier when requested.

Questions?  In addition to the pictures, I will try to give each radio a clear description detailing the make, model, year, size, cosmetic and playing condition, battery requirements, and any accessories that are included.  If you still have questions, feel free to ask them before purchasing and I will do my best to answer them.

Returns:  If all efforts fail and a return is requested, I will be glad to refund the full purchase price of the radio once it is safely returned at the buyers expense.

... Gary's Testimonials ...
  • I just received the Raytheon 8TP-1 in great (working) condition. This is surely the best of the early transistor radios and I am very happy to own such a nice example. Dieter in Canada
  • What a stellar site! If you want the best in professionalism and merchandise, Gary's Transistor Radio Attic is the place to go. Don't hesitate! Michael in Spokane
  • I got the two radios, and they are beautiful! George in Maryland
  • Just wanted to let you know that I received the 2 radios this noon. They are really great looking radios. Bob in California
  • Thanks Gary the radio arrives last thursday in good shape, it now playing on my desk. I hope you have more radios for me. Luis From Mexico.
  • The Universal PTR62B and Trancel T-11 arrived on Friday! They are great sets! I liked the Universal more than I thought I would, and the Trancel is super! Thank You!! RC in FL
  • Will definitely tell people about the attic. thanks, Joe in New England
  • In this moment the radio Sony 620 arrived!! Very beautiful. Thank you and best regards. Vincenzo in Italy
  • The 2 radios look very good and they play well. I will display them on my shelf in my music room with the others. Norman

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