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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Bulova 640

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Bulova 640

Here is a unique radio from Bulova. It is the model 640 and features an ornate grille and fancy tuning knob. Serial number is #6827. When tested with a common 9 volt battery, this six-transistor radio played well with good volume. It is clean in and out with no blemishes to the cabinet. $45.00. (0520581)

 

Bulova 670 "Super 6"

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Bulova 670 "Super 6"

Here is an elegant little radio from Bulova that is designed to be a real show piece. This micro radio measures only 3-1/2"H x 2-1/2"W and has a rhinestone placed on a pristine gold front. This radio must have lived in its gift box because it does not have a scratch on it. When tested, this did play softly but uses and obsolete battery. But the real value of this radio is its cosmetic condition. $95.00. (0520583)

 

Hitachi TH-800

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Hitachi TH-800

Here is a rare and unique radio from Hitachi. It is the handsome TH-800 eight-transistor AM radio from Hitachi of Tokyo. This radio is chip and crack free. The black cabinet and large silver grille look fantastic together. It plays great with strong volume and clear sound on four common "AA" batteries that fit neatly into its cartridge. The unique feature of this radio is the auto tuning mechanism which is in proper working order. There is a key on the right side that you use to wind the tuner up (much like winding a clock), and that powers the auto tuner. It finds the stations for you. It has a switch on the back to help the tuner that can be set to either local, medium, or distant sensitivity. This is a powerful radio with 300 MW of output. Includes the original carrying case that shows wear. 8"W x 3-1/2"H. $95.00. (0520585)

 

Panasonic RF-581

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Panasonic RF-581

Here is a high performance radio from Panasonic. It is the model RF-581 and features an integrated circuit chassis for optimal performance. This radio plays loud and clear on both the AM and FM bands. Some unique features of this radio are the separate bass and treble adjustment switches and an easy to read tuning dial on the top. This is a heavy and solid radio that operates on four common "AA" batteries. Shows light wear but no chips or cracks or other damage. 7"W x 3-1/2"H. $75.00. (0520584)

 

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)

 

Sony 3F-66W

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Sony 3F-66W

Here is a great AM/FM shirt pocket radio from Sony. This radio features a solid state chassis which enables it to give superb performance on both bands. The condition is excellent and the sensitivity will impress you. This radio comes with its original carrying case and operates on a common 9 volt battery. The telescoping antenna extends long and straight. Very nice. $95.00. (0520582)

 

Sony 6R-33

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

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 200 (1957)

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)
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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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