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

the Radio Attic



Minneapolis, Minnesota
612-413-4579  
 

Why should you buy a radio from me? 
Click here.

Please click on the link above or send an e-mail to to contact me.  Click on an image below for a larger view.  Shipping is not included in prices; buyer pays shipping.  Additional information and pictures of your favorite selections are available upon request.
 
 

 

Brownie Six-Transistor (1960s)

Brownie Six-Transistor (1960s)

Here is a clone of the popular Sony TR610. It is in nice condition and does play on a common 9-volt battery. This little gem measures only 4"H and has its original leather case. It is clean and all original with no damage. Need a working chassis for your 610? $45.00. (0520676)

 

Emerson 988 "Rambler" (1960)

Emerson 988 "Rambler" (1960)

Here is a scarce early eight-transistor set from Emerson, the model 988 "Rambler." This set is a scarce find in the attractive red color. It's a real attention grabber with its large white tuning background and reverse paint face. The radio is original except for the battery tube which has been replaced with a modern holder for the required four "AA" batteries. It plays surprisingly well with clear tone. Clean with no chips or cracks, just some light corrosion to the nameplate. $175.00. (0520675)

 

Hitachi KH1005

Hitachi KH1005

Offered here is this scarce Hitachi model KH-1005 AM/FM portable radio. This is an early FM model with CD markings. It is durable and well made with a strong metal handle. t operates on four "C" sized batteries. This ten-transistor set is all original and the plastic cabinet is in nice undamaged collector condition. This radio is very sensitive picking up all my AM and FM stations. The telescoping antenna helps bring in the FM stations and it is strong and straight. This has a tone control dial and also sports a dial light. Inside this radio is clean and has a large "permanent magnet dynamic loudspeaker with a moving coil" for great sound. 9"W x 6"H x 3"D. $195.00. (0520670)

 

Mellow Tone Six Transistor (1960s)

Mellow Tone Six Transistor (1960s)

Offered here is this cute little Mellowtone six-transistor radio from Japan. This radio shows well with its gold metal accents against the black cabinet and reverse plastic face. The radio is in excellent collector condition and is working well on a common 9-volt battery. All original and no chips or cracks. 4-1/2"H. $45.00. (0520679)

 

J.C. Penney 6TP-555 (1962)

J.C. Penney 6TP-555 (1962)

Offered here is this nice Penney's model 6TP-555 six-transistor radio from 1962. This model had a few variations, but this has a nice two-tone cabinet and distinct grille pattern. The radio is all original and is in collector condition with no chips or cracks. It has the CD markings on the tuning dial as found on all the early collectible AM radios. This is powered by a common 9-volt battery and when tested did play softly. $45.00. (0520684)

 

J.C. Penney 6TP-555 (1962)

J.C. Penney 6TP-555 (1962)

Offered here is another variation of the Penney's model 6TP-555 six-transistor radio from 1962. These radios were made by Toshiba and marketed in the USA through the JC Penney's stores. This radio is all original and is in collector condition with no chips or cracks. It has the CD markings on the tuning dial as found on all the early collectible AM radios. This is powered by a common 9-volt battery and when tested did play well with strong volume picking up all my local stations. $40.00. (0520685)

 

Regency XR2 (1956)

Regency XR2 (1956)

Shortly after production of the TR1, Regency introduced this rare small and unique radio, the XR2. This 2"W x 2"H radio has no speaker or volume control. It has a wired-in earphone much like a crystal radio, but it has two transistors like a boy's radio and is powered by three "AA" batteries. There are actually two versions of this radio as Regency made a more common revised version (XR2A) in 1958. They look the same from the outside, but inside you will notice that the later requires only three "AAA" batteries. This one is the rarer first version. It is in excellent condition and actually works, but very softly. Don't count on listening to it unless you are in a very quiet environment. Makes a great display with its bright red color with gold accents. $95.00. (0520673)

 

Silvertone 2206 (1960s)

Silvertone 2206 (1960s)

Here is a nice early Silvertone model 2206 gold colored shirt pocket radio. This little guy measures only 3-1/2"H and has it all. It is clean, all original, and is in great playing condition too. Powered by a round 9-volt battery, this was tested and in working condition. All original with no damage. $55.00. (0520682)

 

Silvertone 4223 (1960s)

Silvertone 4223 (1960s)

Here is a quality eight-transistor portable AM radio from Silvertone made for Sears. This radio is complete and is being offered as is for parts or repair. $25.00. (0520678)

 

Sony SRF-45W

Sony SRF-45W

Offered here is this Sony model SRF-45W AM/FM stereo portable radio. This model is called the "Soundabout" because it is durable and very portable. It operates on four "AA" batteries and is very sensitive picking up all known stations. The telescoping antenna is strong and straight and helps bring in the FM stations. The large speaker produces a nice sound. This radio is in all original condition and shows light wear. It is in used but not abused condition and is destined to become one of your favorites. Tough model to find. It is lightweight and small at only 6-1/4"W x 3-1/4"H x 1-1/4"D. $55.00. (0520667)

 

Sony TFM-825

Sony TFM-825

Offered here is this Sony model TFM-825 in near mint cosmetic condition. This beautiful radio comes complete with its matching leather case and wrist strap. This radio is designed to run on a common 9 volt battery, but please note that when tested it did not produce any sound, and therefore is being sold as is for display or repair. $45.00. (0520666)

 

Sony TR630 (1961)

Sony TR630 (1961)

Offered here is this attractive little Sony model TR-630 six-transistor shirt pocket radio. This radio is in beautiful collector condition with the bright gold accents and reverse painted face. This radio is all original and is playing loud and clear. It is petite in size at only 4"H. It operates on a common 9-volt battery. Includes wrist strap. Nice! $125.00. (0520674)

 

Standard SR-F403 (1960s)

Standard SR-F403 (1960s)

Here is a quality six-transistor shirt pocket radio from Standard made in Japan. This radio measures 4"W and is in excellent condition. It has a two-tone ebony cabinet with a white back and sports a brilliant silver metal grille with a starburst. When tested with two standard "AA" batteries, this radio played and pulled my local stations. Clean and all original. $75.00. (0520683)

 

Toshiba 6P-15 (1960s)

Toshiba 6P-15 (1960s)

Here is an interesting radio from Toshiba. It is a six-transistor even though the front says eight transistor. It is in very nice condition and plays loud and clear on a common 9-volt battery. This little gem is on;y 4"W and is clean and all original with no damage. $75.00. (0520681)

 

Trancel T-11 (1962)

Trancel T-11 (1962)

Offered here is this cute little Trancel model T-11 six-transistor radio from Japan with its leather case. This radio shows well with its gold metal accents against the ivory cabinet. The radio is in excellent collector condition and is working well on a common 9-volt battery. All original. $75.00. (0520680)

 

Zenith Royal 76 (1960s)

Zenith Royal 76 (1960s)

Here is a quality eight-transistor portable AM/FM radio from Zenith. This radio is complete and was working until recently. Now it is being offered as is for parts or repair. $35.00. (0520677)

 

Zenith Royal 250 (1959)

Zenith Royal 250 (1959)

Offered here is this nice cream colored (white) version of the 1959 Model Royal 250 coat pocket transistor from Zenith. This model is almost impossible to find in undamaged condition, but this one is sure to please you. This was an economy model with the plastic cabinet and a six-transistor 6CT40Z1 chassis. This radio has impressive performance as my tech has electronically restored and tuned it to peak performance for another 40 years or so. It is powered by four common "AA" batteries. $85.00. (0520672)
Back to Top
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


Click here to see the radios I sold in the last twelve months.


3,597 people visited this page last year.
You are visitor number 1,865 to Gary's Vintage Gems from the North this year.

Radio Attic Home   |  Radios for Sale

Radios for sale at the Radio Attic are offered by independent sellers and not by the Webmaster.
Sellers are identified at the top of each page.  You must directly contact the seller to purchase a radio.
© 1999, 2024  Radio Attic