David Martin's Radio Attic
"Selling radios at the Radio Attic since September 2014"

the Radio Attic

Marietta, GA 30062
770-655-3003

 

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I have actively collected and restored old radios for well over 25 years.  As an amateur radio operator, even my ham equipment is tube operated.  I love old radios that "Glow In The Dark."  Restoring these beautiful old sets brings me a great deal of enjoyment, and being able to share these with other interested parties is certainly very satisfying.  If you happen to be in the Atlanta metropolitan area and would like to view the radios for sale here on my Attic, please e-mail or call me. It would be my pleasure to meet you.   Please click here to read my terms & conditions.
 

 

Airline 04BR-514A (1939)

Airline 04BR-514A (1939)

Not often found in the original ivory factory painted Bakelite cabinet. This one with pushbuttons and beautiful back lit dial is a true gem! The cabinet has been polished and is shiny. It retains its original knobs, push buttons and well preserved back. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs, internally fused for your safety and has a new polarized power cord), and it plays very nicely on the AM broadcast band. 10-1/2"W x 7"H x 5-1/2"D. $143.20. (1390329)

 

Airline 62-256 AM/SW (1937)

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Airline 62-256 AM/SW (1937)

Here's a superb Airline with a gorgeous dial and Art Deco influenced design typical of this era. Nicely restored and ready to mesmerize you with its bright green Magic Tuning Eye and lull you to sleep as you listen to AM Broadcasts or Shortwave stations. This lovely cabinet has been refinished using the very finest toning and finishing lacquers, producing a gorgeous finish. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs and it is internally fused for your safety), and it plays and sounds very nice on the AM and shortwave bands. I’ve added a MP3 input so you may listen to your own supplied music, should you wish. This beauty will look great anywhere you decide to put it! A very nice addition to anyone's collection. 14"W x 8"H x 7-1/4"D. $319.00. (1390349)

 

Airline 62-425 (1937)

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Airline 62-425 (1937)

Airline was a radio sold in Montgomery Ward stores and was their own private label brand. As you would expect from a retailer, various manufacturers supplied their products and this Airline was actually supplied to them by Stromberg Carlson. This model is very collectible and is referred to as the "Indian Head" radio because of the resemblance the grille scrollwork has to that of an American Indian (visualize an Indian facing left as his feather headdress faces to the right). It obviously was influenced by the Art Deco movement of the time and has an amazing look about it. You'll want to add this one to your den, office or collection. Its cabinet has been carefully refinished to match the original colors using the finest lacquers and the electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs and it is internally fused for your safety), and it plays very nicely on the AM Broadcast band. 10-1/2"W x 7-1/4"H x 5-3/4"D. $239.00. (1390350)

 

Emerson DP-332 AM/SW (1939)

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Emerson DP-332 AM/SW (1939)

A beautiful Emerson in the highly desirable Ingraham Cabinet that will add value to anyone's collection. The sound that emanates from its large speaker is just wonderfully warm and the big gold and black dial with the airplane style dial pointer draws your attention straight to this radio, plus a new, clear dial cover. The cabinet has been lovingly restored to closely match the color combinations as when it was new. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs and it is internally fused for your safety), and it plays superb on the AM and both SW Broadcast bands. I've added an MP3 input for your listening enjoyment should you wish listen to your own supplied music. 16-1/4"W x 10-3/4"H x 7-3/4"D. $285.00. (1390346)

 

Emerson EC-425 (1942)

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Emerson EC-425 (1942)

Beautiful and small radio with a lovely sound. The cabinet was designed by Ingraham Cabinet Company, which would explain the fine maple used and accenting veneers. The cabinet has been refinished using the very finest toning and finishing lacquers, producing a gorgeous luster. The distinct airplane-style dial pointer and gold dial stand out with the new, clear dial cover. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs, internally fused for your safety and has a new polarized power cord), and it plays very nicely on the AM broadcast band, plus I have added an MP3 input so you can also enjoy your own supplied music. This one won't take up much room, as the dimensions are only 10-1/4"W x 7-1/2"H x 5-3/4"D. $179.00. (1390347)

 

FADA 1005 (1947)

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FADA 1005 (1947)

Yes, I do love this little Art Nouveau styled FADA. FADA was named for Frank Angelo D'Andrea, who founded the company in 1921 and later introduced another line of radios called Andrea. FADA "Bullets" are nice, but to me, this styling is every bit as nice with its stepped top and sloping sides. The case is made from Plaskon and is somewhat translucent, especially in a dim room where the dial light makes the burgundy cabinet glow somewhat. The case has been hand polished, has a few superficial scratches and the scalloped pearlescent handle accents the cabinet. There is a small repaired crack in one of the knobs, however, I am also including new reproduction FADA knobs, so you will receive both sets of knobs. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs, internally fused for your safety and has a new polarized power cord), it plays very nicely on the AM broadcast band. Make this one yours before I change my mind and decide to keep it! 10-1/4"W x 6-3/4"H x 5-1/2"D. $279.00. (1390348)

 

Lyric 546T (1946)

Lyric 546T (1946)

Beautiful brown Bakelite Lyric, introduced immediately after WWII and what a shiny beauty it is! Original knobs and even has the often missing Bakelite back. Hand polished cabinet, nice dial pointer and colorful dial, clear dial cover. You don’t see this model offered for sale very often, especially in such nice shape. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs, internally fused for your safety and has a new polarized power cord), and it plays very nicely on the AM broadcast band and is quite a "boomer" for a smaller set. 9"W x 6-1/4"H x 6-1/4"D. $143.20. (1390332)

 

Motorola 61XW AM/SW (1940)

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Motorola 61XW AM/SW (1940)

Offered for the First Time on The Radio Attic is this beautiful herringbone veneered 61XW. Cute as a button and about a 10 on a scale of 10! Original back in place with its enclosed loop antenna, it picks up stations very well and sounds superb. Middle knob controls both AM, AM with bass response and shortwave. This lovely cabinet has been refinished using the very finest toning and finishing lacquers, producing a gorgeous finish. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs and it is internally fused for your safety). 12"W x 7-1/4"H x 7"D. $269.00. (1390351)

 

Wilcox-Gay A-16 (1938)

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Wilcox-Gay A-16 (1938)

Offered for the first time on the Radio Attic, lovely A-16. This Art Deco beauty features a beautiful solid walnut cabinet, black accent stripes, a bright colorful backlit dial coupled with a round grille and dial openings, elegant black metal scroll trim work. The cabinet has been refinished using the very finest toning and finishing lacquers, producing a gorgeous satin luster, paying homage to the original detailed finish. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs, internally fused for your safety and has a new polarized power cord), and it plays very nicely on both the AM and shortwave band. Go ahead and rub your eyes again because it is hard to believe a radio could be this beautiful! Both the cabinet and electronics have been restored and she's ready to be enjoyed right now. This beautiful set will add "class" to anyone's collection! 14"W x 8"H x 6-1/2"D. $369.00. (1390345)
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Antique radios are very delicate instruments that were designed and manufactured many decades ago.  It normally takes several minutes for a vacuum tube radio to fully 'warm up' and begin receiving signals.  Most antique radios will not receive signals unless you attach a very long, thin wire as an antenna.  Long distance reception is generally better during the evening hours, but strong local stations are typically received well during the daytime.  Buyers should not expect the same sound quality and performance from an antique radio that can be achieved by more modern radios.  Lastly, since these radios are between 60 and 80 years old, they just simply not as reliable as modern radios.  Some household appliances, dimmer switches, monitors, garage door openers and florescent lighting can cause noisy interference.  It is very important to note that antique radios should never remain permanently plugged in, left playing for long periods of time or left unattended.  When you're finished enjoying your radio, unplug it.

I will hold a radio for five (5) calendar days for the first buyer to send an email expressing their intention to purchase the radio.  If payment is not received in full within five (5) calendar days, it will be eligible to be sold to any other potential buyer.  I do not accept partial payments, deposits or monthly payment plans, or hold checks.

If a buyer is not satisfied with a radio, they have seven (7) calendar days after delivery to contact me by e-mail.  If a buyer wants a full purchase price refund, the radio must be returned in as-sold condition.  Any returned item must be shipped at the buyer's expense and fully insured for the original purchase price.  The buyer must promptly return the radio, so the seller receives it within fifteen (15) calendar days after it was initially delivered to the buyer, which would be confirmed by a tracking number.  The seller will refund the full purchase price within ten (10) calendar days after the radio is received and inspected as long as these conditions are satisfied.

All packing, shipping and insurance costs are paid by the buyer.  My radios will be very carefully packed and shipped using FedEx or UPS, as I do not use the services of the Post Office.  Please note that I do not ship outside of the Continental United States, nor do I ship to Canada or to any Post Office box.  If your radio is damaged in shipping and you want a refund, you will have to take the radio and all of the original packaging to your FedEx or UPS location for inspection.  This is FedEx and UPS policy.  In certain cases, FedEx or UPS may retrieve the radio and packing materials from your home upon your request.

Payment Options:
1) Money Order or Bank Cashiers Check.
2) PayPal funded from your checking account or PayPal balance only.  No credit card payments of any kind through PayPal unless you absorb all fees.
3) Personal checks (must clear prior to shipping).
4) Cash (in-person local pickup only) 

< David's Radio Attic Testimonials >
  • Hello David, just letting you know the radio is playing well in the UK, and I'm enjoying it very much.
  • I received my '37 Delco R-1126 "The Companion" today. It's really beautiful and plays very well. I almost expected to hear Bennie Goodman play "Sing Sing Sing" or the Count Basie Orchestra playing "One O'Clock Jump" when I turned it on!
  • David, what can I say? Can you hear Louie Armstrong in Georgia? Spectacular looks and SOUND! I can't wait till dark to see the lighted dial. You did a beautiful job and I'm mesmerized!
  • Such a cool little radio. I darkened the room to get the full effect, which is JUST fantastic. It really has soul!
  • Hi David, the radio looks and sounds great! Very happy, thanks for everything!
  • The radio is just beautiful and pulling in local mega station WBZ very strong! Thanks a million!!
  • The Arvin arrived safely. Plays and looks great. Thanks so much!
  • Just wanted to let you know that the radio arrived safe and sound. It's a beauty! And it sounds greatvery pleasing and relaxing. It's a joy to look at and listen to!
  • My Emerson arrived safely and wow, what a great packing job! I LOVE it and I'll be back for more of your radios!!!
  • I'm so tickled with this radio. Why oh why did I wait so long to buy one? Its great! Thanks!
  • The package arrived yesterday---and he loved it!!! Thank you so much.
  • Excellent... It plays very well. Your reputation is flawless!
  • Got the radio today. Thanks! I was well packed and looks great.
  • The Sylvania radio just arrived and is a beauty! Thanks!!
  • Received both radios today, in good condition. I think I built up my arm muscles in unpacking them! Well done.
  • Got the General radio last night. Spent the evening unpacking it! Nice job! Beautiful radio, am very happy.
  • Just want to let You know that the Radio was received on Tuesday, and I Love It !! You did a Great Job Restoring the Radio! Thanks for the Nice job on the packing too!
  • The Fada arrived yesterday, but I didn't open it until this morning. It is LOVELY, and the packing was so good that I shall use it to cover my fallout shelter! Thanks for adding yet another radio to my collection of more than several hundred.
  • Just opened the Radio and it sounds great, plugged it in and tuned in my sports station now life is good. Thank you!
  • This is SO beautiful!!! Thank you.
  • The radio arrived safely; great packing! For me, this is a killer radio. The "look" is incredible. I am a sucker for unusual-looking wood. This is a piece of furniture in my eyes. Thanks again!
  • It's in great shape. Thank you!!
  • I wanted to update you on my FADA. It looked too good and sounded too nice. My daughter talked me right out of it so I'll be buying something else from you to take its place!
  • David the radio arrived looks and works great. Thanks.
  • Its good to deal with a nice person in this world of e-bay cheaters and liars. Love the radio and all the attention to detail you put into it Oh, it plays GREAT!
  • Hi David, I just received your package and the radio works fine. Thank you SO much!
  • Just wanted to let you know the radio arrived safely and looks and sounds great. Thanks!!!
  • Holy cow this thing is awesome!!! Yeah, music all through the house!!! Thank you!!
  • Got it. Great radio. Thanks!!!
  • One word sums it all up: "WOW!"  The R-169 radio both looks and sounds like it literally came out of the factory yesterday,
  • Radio arrived today and it's beautiful. Thank you so much for the speedy shipping and protective packing!
  • The radio came today! No problems. The radio is beautiful. Thank you!
  • Hi I received the radio yesterday and it is beautiful... Thanks!
  • Whoa! That is a cool radio. I gave it to my Dad this morning. He opened it and loved it. We immediately plugged it in and drooled over it. Really cool!! Thank you!
  • The radio came at 11am this morning . It plays great ! Man when you package something you package !! It is very shiny. I want to thank you very much and I plan on getting many listening hours with it!
  • What a sweet radio! It was packed fantastic. I had high expectations from the photos and the Emerson AD-110 Mini-Tombstone exceeded them by far. It is a gem.
  • It is indeed here! Nice packing job. It is exactly what I had hoped for. It is connected and playing well as this is being written. A very special Christmas gift for me. Yep, it takes me back to a very special place in time.
  • I am really enjoying the Fairbanks-Morse 5C radio. It is a beautiful radio and I have been pleased with the reception I am getting with the long wire antenna.
  • The Zenith arrived safe and sound and everything is working great. Thanks very much!
  • Wanted to thank you for the new addition to my collection. She's a real beauty!!!!
  • What a beautiful little desktop! My wife absolutely loves it. It arrived safely and is now playing a local station in our home office. We are both extremely pleased with this radio. Thank you so much!
  • I have never received better-packed radios than the Belmont you sent!
  • It's refreshing to do business with someone of your character that does what they say they'll do, especially in this day and age. Thank you very much! Oh, the radio is lovely, too!
  • As expected, the WG made Airline is superb! Sounds great, playing the great old music that should be playing on it, through my in-house transmitter. When I opened the box, the usual fear of what you might find was quickly put to rest, great packing job.
  • You probably know that I received the Emerson. WOW! It is so beautiful! And it's playing right now. I love that golden dial backplate. It looks very rich!
  • The Phantom Junior arrived safely and works well. This was one occasion when your expert and conservative packaging helped because the box arrived with a gash on one side. The extra interior cardboard really save the day on this one. Great looking set, particularly with the lighted dial on. I feel most fortunate.
  • David - the Zenith 5-S-228 is truly beautiful. I appreciate your detailed workmanship, plus the careful packaging to ensure safe delivery. Thanks very much.
  • Thank you for your attention to details with the radios I purchased. As always, seeing your treasures on Radio Attic is always a real treat.
  • The radio just arrived and it is beautiful!!! I love it and so will my wife. As promised the moment we put it up I will send a few pictures. Thank you so very much. This will make Christmas very special for my wife and I.

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