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

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Canton, GA 30114
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 62-425 (1937)

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Airline 62-425 (1937)

Sold in Montgomery Ward stores, as this was their private label brand. This Airline produced for them by Stromberg-Carlson. The 62-425 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). You'll definitely want to add this one to your den, office or collection. This cabinet has been refinished using the very finest toning and finishing lacquers, producing a wonderful luster, paying respect to the original finish. All of the capacitors have been replaced with modern types, out of tolerance resistors replaced, tubes checked and replaced where needed, antenna lead installed, and a new fused polarized power cord installed. New period correct grille cloth. I have added an audio input so you may listen to your own supplied music. Plays very nicely on the AM Broadcast band. 10-1/2"W x 7-1/4"H x 6"D. $239.00. (1390372)

 

Emerson CZ-282 (1939)

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Emerson CZ-282 (1939)

Lovely, small Emerson with the highly desirable Ingraham cabinet (label intact on the bottom). Push buttons with station labels, new Palmquist dial cover, red inlay stripes, such class and great style. Two decades have passed since one of these was available on the Attic. This cabinet has been refinished using the very finest toning and finishing lacquers, producing a wonderful luster, paying respect to the original finish. All of the capacitors have been replaced with modern types, out of tolerance resistors replaced, tubes checked and replaced where needed, original internal loop antenna, and a new fused polarized power cord installed. A new replacement back has been installed. Plays nicely and picks up all my local stations. Superb choice for anyone's collection. 10-1/2"W x 6-1/2"H x 6"D. $279.00. (1390373)

 

General Electric E-61 AM/SW (1936)

General Electric E-61 AM/SW (1936)

This cabinet has been refinished using the very finest toning and finishing lacquers, producing a wonderful luster, paying respect to the original detailed finish. The worn grille cloth was replaced with a period specific cloth, resembling the original. Original polished Bakelite knobs with new felt washers beneath to protect the finish. The electronics of this six-tube chassis have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs, internally fused for your safety) and it plays very nicely on the AM & Shortwave band with the included length of antenna wire. I've added an MP3 input for your enjoyment should you wish listen to your own supplied music. The 8-inch speaker makes listening such a pleasure with its warmth and depth. 17"H x 11"W x 8"D. $269.00. (1390365)

 

Global GR-711 (1959)

Global GR-711 (1959)

Absolutely beautiful ivory six-transistor AM pocket radio from 1959 with a nice black carrying case. Clean cabinet, chassis and receives strong and plays well. Amazing condition and quality. In my 70's now, but when I was a kid and supposed to be asleep in the bed, I'd have this same model radio under my pillow and listen to it, one ear focused on the music and the other ear listening out for my mom or dad so as not to get caught! 4-1/2"H x 3"W x 1-1/4"D. $74.99. (1390355)

 

Majestic 5A430 (1946)

Majestic 5A430 (1946)

Lovely Majestic manufactured immediately post WWII, with the original grille cloth (all three sides), original knobs and original back. The 5A430 came in two cabinet styles and I believe this design is much more stylish and classier, also somewhat more difficult to find. This cabinet has been refinished using the very finest toning and finishing lacquers, producing a wonderful luster, paying respect to the original finish. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs, internally fused for your safety with a polarized power cord) and it plays very nicely on the AM band with its internal loop antenna and picks up all my AM local stations. I have added an MP3 input so you may listen to your own supplied music if you wish. 11-1/4"W x 7-1/8"H x 7-3/4"D. $185.00. (1390371)

 

Majestic 50 AM/SW TRF (1937)

Majestic 50 AM/SW TRF (1937)

This wonderful Majestic model 50 is making its debut on the The Attic for the 1st time. In all my years of collecting, this is the first one I've seen. Same bezel design as its bigger brothers, same carved original wooden knobs, but in a smaller cabinet. Beautiful dial and a lovely set, even has its wooden back, original hank of antenna wire and instruction sheet. This cabinet has been refinished using the very finest wood grain filler and lacquers, producing a wonderful luster, paying respect to the original detailed finish, with accents on the veneer inlays. Grille cloth was replaced with new period specific fabric. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs, internally fused for your safety) and for a TRF, it plays nicely on the AM band & Shortwave band with the included length of antenna wire. A solid compliment to anyone's collection! 12-3/4"W x 8-5/8"H x 6-1/2"D. $389.00. (1390369)

 

RCA 86T AM/SW (1937)

RCA 86T AM/SW (1937)

Slightly different cabinet version than what you see in most 86T's; this is the nicer waterfall style side with the white accents on the cabinet and dial bezel. Beautiful gold and black detailed dial with the "hour" and "minute" tuning pointers. The original grille cloth was retained. Refinished using the very finest wood grain filler and lacquers, producing a wonderful luster, paying respect to the original detailed finish, with accents on the veneer inlays. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs, internally fused for your safety) and it plays so nicely on the AM band & Shortwave band with the included length of antenna wire. I have added an MP3 input so you may listen to your own supplied music if you wish. From my personal collection to yours! 17"W x 11"H x 8-1/2"D. $289.00. (1390370)

 

Remler 5100 "Scotty" (1941)

Remler 5100 "Scotty" (1941)

A beautiful white polished Plaskon case featuring an adorable black Scottish Terrier on the front along with a West Coast stationized dial. This one has been in my collection over 25 years, as I have owned and loved Scotty dogs for many decades. As usual for Plaskon, this one has several stress cracks in its case, with a visible repaired crack on the top. 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 with the included length of antenna wire. I have added an MP3 input so you may listen to your own supplied music if you wish. 11-1/4"W x 6"H x 7-1/2"D. $139.99. (1390357)

 

Silvertone 6120A (1939)

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Silvertone 6120A (1939)

One of the most beautiful Silvertone radios ever produced. The cabinet was designed by Ingraham, which only did their cabinetwork for high-end notable manufacturers. The cabinet design with fine veneers speaks volumes of Art Deco influence. Note the wrap around speaker grille, push buttons with station IDs, original back and that bright green magic eye tube. What a delight to look at and listen to in a dimly lit room with your friends. I have not recently seen another Silvertone as beautiful and lovely as this one, so if you like it, better go ahead and buy it while it is still available. This cabinet has been refinished using the very finest toning and finishing lacquers, producing a wonderful luster, paying respect to the original finish. All of the capacitors have been replaced with modern types, out of tolerance resistors replaced, tubes checked and replaced where needed, antenna lead installed, and a new fused polarized power cord installed. I have added an audio input so you may listen to your own supplied music. Plays nicely on both AM & SW. Make this Silvertone the focus of your collection. 15"W x 9"H x 7-1/4"D. $349.00. (1390374)

 

Sony TR-650 (1960)

Sony TR-650 (1960)

Beautiful and highly sought-after TR-650 six-transistor radio with bright red case and black cover. The sound is impressive with the Sony oversized, prominent speaker. Clean cabinet, chassis and receives strong and plays well. Amazing condition and quality. To me, the best-looking Sony they ever produced. In my 70's now, but when I was a kid and supposed to be asleep in the bed, I'd have this same model radio under my pillow and listen to it, one ear focused on the music and the other ear listening out for my mom or dad so as not to get caught! 3-3/4"H x 2-5/8"W x 1-1/4"D. $124.99. (1390358)

 

Zenith 4-G-800ZY "Zenette" (1948)

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Zenith 4-G-800ZY "Zenette" (1948)

I have had this cute little portable since 7th grade, where I bought it at what was called a "White Elephant" sale, benefiting a school charity. A dear radio collector friend borrowed it and lovingly restored the electronics as a surprise birthday gift for me. It plays on both regular AC with the new internally fused power cord and on batteries; however, those batteries are no longer available. With the antenna built into the flip top cover, it pulls in all kinds of AM stations and sounds wonderful. I've had it some 60 years and it's time to make this Zenette yours! 8"W x 5-1/2"H x 4"D. $139.00. (1390375)

 

Zenith 705 "Challenger" (1933)

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Zenith 705 "Challenger" (1933)

Probably the nicest mantel radio Zenith ever produced, especially considering this was a Depression Era set. This burled walnut cabinet with its original back has been refinished using the very finest toning and finishing lacquers, producing a wonderful luster, paying respect to the original finish and accents. New period correct grille cloth has been installed. All of the capacitors have been replaced with modern types, out of tolerance resistors replaced, tubes checked and replaced where needed, antenna lead installed, and a new fused polarized power cord installed. I have also added an audio input so you may listen to your own supplied music. Plays nicely on the AM broadcast band with the wire antenna extended. 15"W x 8"H x 7"D. $329.00. (1390376)
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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) Personal checks (must clear prior to shipping).
3) Cash (in-person local pickup only) 

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  • 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 great—very 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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