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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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)

 

Sears 664 AM/FM

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Sears 664 AM/FM

Offered here is an amazing little radio made for Sears by Panasonic in the early 1970's. It is part of the "Mr Thin" series and plays and sounds great considering it is only 5-1/4"H x 7/16"D. It has LED tuning and plays with great sensitivity on both the AM and FM bands. The telescoping FM antenna is in perfect condition and the cosmetics are excellent. It operates on three common "AAA" batteries. $55.00. (0520578)

 

Sony 3F66W

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Sony 3F66W

New in box! Offered here is a rare fresh and unused Sony in the original crisp and clean box with all the inserts and accessories. It does not get any better than this. The radio is unused except for my testing it to assure that it plays as well as it looks. And it does. This radio has Solid State technology and it performs with strong volume and clear tone on both the AM and FM bands. Amazing sensitivity. Plays on a common 9 volt battery. $165.00. (0520572)

 

Sony 3F70W

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Sony 3F70W

New in box! Offered here is a rare fresh and unused Sony model 3F70W in its crisp and clean original box with all the inserts and accessories. It does not get any better than this. The radio is unused except for my testing it to assure that it plays as well as it looks. And it does. This radio has Solid State technology and it performs with strong volume and clear tone on both the AM and FM bands. Amazing sensitivity. Plays on a common 9 volt battery. $165.00. (0520573)

 

Sony 6R-33

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Sony 6R-33

Offered here is a nice Sony nine-transistor Super Sensitive solid state AM portable radio. For those of you who like to DX, I suggest this radio for you. This small portable is big in performance, running on three "D" sized batteries and sporting a strong leather covered metal handle. At 8-1/2"W x 5"H you can take it anywhere knowing it can produce a big enough sound to even use it outdoors. The gear-reduced Vernier tuning makes selecting even those tough-to-get stations easy. This radio has a tone control switch that makes a minor change in the sound. This radio is in nice cosmetic and playing condition. Inside, the battery contacts and tube are clean. $75.00. (0520575)

 

Zenith 400L

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Zenith 400L

Offered here is a Zenith Model 400L tube radio from the early 1950's. The radio shows normal signs of use but no damage. It is unrestored and would need attention to make it play as when I plugged it in it did not respond. Same result with batteries. All of the original tubes are present and no attempt has been made to restore it. $28.00. (0520577)

 

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 200 (1957)

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Zenith Royal 200 (1957)

Offered here is a Zenith Royal 200 in pink. It shows normal signs of use. Cosmetically, the radio is original with no repairs or alterations. There are a couple of typical small chips on the top corners. When tested with four "AA" batteries, the radio had life pulling one station weakly. $55.00. (0520579)

 

Zenith Royal 500 (1957)

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Zenith Royal 500 (1957)

Offered here is a scarce tan example of the early Zenith Royal 500B Owl transistor radio in excellent condition. The tan versions of these Owls are difficult to find, especially in collector condition. It operates on four common "AA" batteries and has a swing handle/stand which allows it to stand proudly while performing. When tested with four "AA" batteries, this radio performed very well with strong volume and clear tone which is amazing because it is in original and un-restored condition. 6"H x 3-1/2"W x 1-3/4"D; 16.5 ounces. $275.00. (0520576)

 

Zenith Royal 800 (1956)

Zenith Royal 800 (1956)

Offered here is Zenith's first all-transistor AM portable radio. The powerful seven-transistor chassis is enclosed in an ebony nylon cabinet with a pop-up handle that houses the antenna. The large 4-inch speaker is behind the gold metal grille and the Vernier (gear-reduced) tuning knob is on the right side. The volume control is on the left side. Inside, the hand wired chassis is mounted to a metal board that has plug-in GE top hat style transistors. The radio is powered by eight "C" batteries that are housed by a red battery tube. Click here for more information on this model. The gem offered here is in excellent used condition. The 7ZT41 chassis serial #85,019 has been recapped and the antenna restored so this radio is playing like new again. Very powerful. The cabinet is without chips or cracks and the back cover shows only minor warp as these are known to have. A hefty package, this weighs over 4 pounds without batteries. Be sure to click on a picture to hear this radio play. $595.00. (0520570)
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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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