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

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
612-413-4579  
 

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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.
 
 

 

Candle PTR-85B

Candle PTR-85B

This listing is for a Candle PTR85B eight-transistor radio made in 1962. This pocket radio is in nice cosmetic condition with only one corner on the bottom with a blemish. Inside, it is clean and plays great on a common 9V battery. Click here for more info. $45.00. (0520609)

 

Candle PTR-100 (1962)

Candle PTR-100 (1962)

This listing is for a Candle ten-transistor radio from 1962 that is in great condition. This beautiful radio sports a mesh metal grille and great color cabinet with no chips or cracks. It operates on a common 9V battery and is playing fantastic; strong volume with sensitive station selection and clear sound. No static. Click here for more info. $75.00. (0520608)

 

Lloyds TR81

Lloyds TR81

This listing is for a beautiful gold Lloyds eight-transistor shirt pocket sized radio model TR-81. This radio features a bright gold metal front with no dents. The ivory cabinet is in excellent condition with no chips or cracks and a clean coin slot. This radio operates strong on 2 "AA" batteries. Includes the nice original protective leather case. Click here for more information and to hear it play. $75.00. (0520613)

 

Motorola X-15A

Motorola X-15A

This early six-transistor shirt pocket radio from Motorola is a handful. It is the first version (X-15A) that was made in Chicago in the USA before moving production to Japan. Originally designed to work on a round 9 volt battery, this one has been converted and it plays fine on a common square 9 volt battery. Made in USA. $125.00. (0520599)

 

Sharp TR-182

Sharp TR-182

Near mint example of this early shirt pocket six-transistor from Japan. Includes the nice matching leather carrying case, this plays strong on a common 9 volt battery. Made for Continental by Sharp. $195.00. (0520600)

 

Sony 3F-66W

Sony 3F-66W

Offered here is a new in the box Sony AM/FM pocket radio from the mid 60's. The smart styling and great design! When tested, this radio currently powers up, but does not pull any stations. Included is the store receipt which shows the purchase price of $17 (which matches the markings on the box). The battery compartment is clean, and it is obvious that there has never been a battery in this radio. $95.00. (0520598)

 

Sony TR-650

Sony TR-650

Classic design from Sony, this six-transistor is petite in size and a real looker. It comes with its original leather carrying case. The radio does play, but it is not very clear. It has an excellent speaker grille, unusual for this model. Operates on a common 9 volt battery. $155.00. (0520594)

 

Sunny SX-100 Boys Radio

Sunny SX-100 Boys Radio

This appears to be another of those two-transistor Boys' radios from Japan. It does play when two "AA" batteries are installed. Nice condition. $55.00. (0520596)

 

Trutone DC3052 (1959)

Trutone DC3052 (1959)

This listing is for a 1959 bright red Truetone six-transistor pocket radio made for Western Auto Supply by Sharp. This radio features a reverse painted front. The cabinet is in beautiful condition with only one hairline. The red color with its black grill looks great together. This radio operates with plenty of volume on a common 9V battery. Click here for more info and to hear it play. $65.00. (0520606)

 

Zenith Royal 16

Zenith Royal 16

Beautiful brown version of the popular eight-transistor "billfold" pocket portable radio from 1966. This model can commonly be found in Gold, Beige, and Ebony, but this brown version is not documented in the Zenith promo sheet. The performance of this radio will surprise and please you. And with the clam-shell case, it is a very durable radio also. Operates on two"AA" batteries. Near mint condition. $75.00. (0520603)
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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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