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Crosley 516 Tombstone (1936)

Crosley 516 Tombstone (1936)

This radio was the lowest model of Crosley's 1936 radio lineup, yet it was possibly the most stylish set Crosley offered for that year and many other years IMHO. The set was offered with either a gold background dial or a black background dial and two styles of cabinet was offered. This style is the more ornate of the two (gold dial, grille cut-outs, and fluted top), the other being rather plain. Knobs, dial, escutcheon, etc. appear to be original. Grille cloth is period correct replacement. WLW, which was Crosley's own radio station located at 700 kHz on the AM dial (Cincinnati, OH). and the center of the dial features "Two Worlds" globes separated by WLW's Blaw-Knox radio tower. Simply a beautiful dial, especially when lit. Older restore, but plays very well with the attached short antenna wire picking up all my locals and beyond. Clean chassis and just a very nice example of this model. plus won’t take up much room in your display. 11-3/4"H x 10-1/2"W x 7-1/2"D. $229.00. (1640144)

 

Crosley 616 Tombstone (1936)

Crosley 616 Tombstone (1936)

Big, bold, and beautiful 1936 Crosley 616 Tombstone radio mfg. in Cincinnati. It is six-tube, three-band (BC + 2 SW) with a 5-1/2-inch beautiful original red, white, blue, and green colored dial with two worlds. Plays well on both BC and SW with short antenna wire (will be included). Recent complete restore with all new caps, and all tubes checked for recommended tolerances + alignment. original grille cloth, brass escutcheon with Crosley brass logo, wooden knobs, speaker with no repairs, clean chassis as well. Cannot find out much about in books, forums, and other radio sources. I think it is a first for The Attic... maybe not. It is in gorgeous shape. It is totally restored. There was a Crosley tabletop with this dial, not other tombstones that look like this. The backlit, multi-colored dial area really "pops." Really one of the most eye catching Crosley tombstones I have ever had in my collection; now time to let go. Thanks for looking. About 20"H x 14"W x 9-1/2"D. $529.00. (1640123)

 

Detrola 4D1 Mini-Cathedral (1934)

Detrola 4D1 Mini-Cathedral (1934)

This has to be one of the smallest cathedrals ever made at approx. 11-1/2"H x 1-"W x 6"D. This is an older restore but plays well with short antenna (supplied) from my collection. It's a four-tuber, one band, original beautiful finish, original ornate knobs, escutcheon, and I think grille cloth, etc. Beautiful lighted dial. A nice flair is the subdued intricate inlay design on the pilasters. Often times the pictures don't do a radio justice and this is one of those cases... it seriously looks even better in person. The Detrola decal is from Radio Daze (repro). Very clean rust-free chassis as you can see. If you are looking for a cutie that doesn't require much shelf space and a little unusual, this is it. $459.00. (1640081)

 

Detrola 106 (1936)

Detrola 106 (1936)

Here is a beautiful, restored & seldom seen model 106, six-tuber from Detroit Radio. Great stylish forms includes "waterfall," fluted sides, one of which is vented for the 6-inch speaker whose cone is perfect, clean chassis and contrasting wood tones. The radio has a much tailored form, and plays extremely well from a six tube super-het chassis. What a gorgeous 6-1/2" multicolored dial which is even more extreme when back lit with 2 pilot lights. On the dial center is "Detrola Network Dial" is stated "Pat. Pending" & this all overlays a pic of N & S America... cool dial all over. Correct wooden knobs and even factory wooden back. The cabinet has been refinished and has with beautiful contrasting woods as you can clearly see. Restored and plays very well with great volume and clarity with short wire antenna. 15"W x 11-1/2"H x 9"D. $629.00. (1640145)

 

DeWald A-502 Catalin (1939)

DeWald A-502 Catalin (1939)

Here is a seldom seen much less offered "for sale," small DeWald Catalin with wonderful color combination which really makes it "pop." It comes direct from my collection & non-smoking home. Stunning example of Catalin DeWald model A-502 "Step-Top" insert grille model. Manufactured in 1939 by DeWald Radio Mfg Corp of New York & is a magnificent, exquisitely crafted Art Deco radio. The Catalin cabinet has a rich color, and glow combined with exceptionally striking yellow colorful marbleizing that looks like veins of fire pouring through the cabinet, "eye candy" for sure. The radio is in original condition, and is in great condition with no cracks, chips, tube burns, major scratches, or repairs. The butterscotch pinwheel knobs and insert grille are original to the radio and are perfect. The DeWald cream and red reverse painted curved dial glass is original and also in excellent condition. Original cardboard back panel and manufacturers sticker are still present. This is truly a remarkable radio in excellent condition. The chassis has been completely checked by a professional, and the radio is playing clearly & the dial lamp is also working. About 10"W x 6-1/2"H x 6"D. $1,150.00. (1640138)

 

Emerson 652-B (1950)

Emerson 652-B (1950)

Here is a Mid-Century small cutie with waffle grille area and gold grille cloth from Emerson. Black with Gold accenting including Emerson logo and name as you can see; no retouch nor repainting anywhere. This five-tuber is from early 50's & is factory glossy. Positively no chips, dings, repairs nor scratches. Everything appears to be original including the knobs, grille cloth, speaker, even the chassis screws. Works well, loud, with good tone all across the dial. Small and pretty and sorry for the reflections, but just so shiny. Plays great and so does the dial light. 9"W x 6"H x 5"D and only weighs about 4 lbs. $99.00. (1640148)

 

Emerson Wondergram Record Player (50s)

Emerson Wondergram Record Player (50s)

Emerson Wondergram portable battery turntable. Produced from 1960 to 1965 by "Baird," England and sold in USA under Emerson name brand. Allows you to listen to records at speeds of 33 and 45 rpm. Highly collectible mid-century pocket phonograph. This unit is in good used condition (see all photos). Beautiful 1950s EMERSON " Wondergram record player." Advertised the world's smallest record player at only 8 inches long and made of what seems to be brass and Bakelite. This record player is in very nice condition, with no cracks, chips, or breaks, but does have a couple of tarnishes (two on arm and other on inner top of battery cover). This set plays 33 and 45 rpm records. I have put battteries in and both 33s and 45s play well, tho it sometimes is just a bit slow. The needle seems to be fine. All in all a great looking and playing unique mechanism. It still retains its bright and shiny factory self. The Bakelite bottom has three "kickstand" legs that also fold under for storage or flat use. Don't let this little Emerson record player slip by. They seriously don't come up for sale often. $250.00. (1640147)

 

Firestone S-7403-7 (1941)

Firestone S-7403-7 (1941)

Here's an impressive table set sporting the craftsmanship of Emerson's Ingraham line, from the curved in & out grille to the inlaid pin striping on three sides. The pin striping is fully intact and tight, the colorful Art Deco dial face lights up brightly and metal dial pointer is straight The grille bars have a great cut-out pattern and are in excellent condition while the back retains the original Masonite cover. Firestone offered a series of eight or nine radios in 1941 in Ingraham cabinets and this is by far the nicest, in my opinion. A wonderful original finish reveals a beautiful wood grain throughout. This radio has been recently restored electronically & plays with very good volume and selectivity on the AM band. SW will need long antenna, but of course, there is basically nothing on short wave now days. There is a switch to select the shortwave band in the back. The original knobs have felt backing to protect the case and the middle "tone" knob does work, switching from a bass to treble sound. The radio has the original back, knobs, dial, dial cover, speaker, back and chassis. A fantastic collector radio, priced to sell! 12"W x 7-1/2"H x 7"D. $399.00. (1640141)

 

Jackson-Bell 62 Cathedral (1930)

Jackson-Bell 62 Cathedral (1930)

Here is a great specimen of that Art Deco West Coast manufactured Jackson Bell from the 30's. It is in great condition having been recently restored and plays very well across the dial with short antenna attached. A new polarized plug has also been installed for your safety. It has been carefully refinished using correct toners & its beautiful contrasting wood tones, original knobs, speaker (Lansing), and likely grille cloth. It is a six-tuber, driven by a strong 45 plus that beautiful Cobalt Blue Arcturus tube type #124 that you can clearly see! It is ready for play & display. Very nice with clean chassis! The chassis is stamped "62-1411053" and the factory tag shows Lic #JB 24513. (also have another of same model 4 sale). Rather small as cathedrals go, about 15"H x 13"W x 8"D. $599.00. (1640149)

 

Jackson-Bell 62 "Swan" Cathedral (1930)

Jackson-Bell 62 "Swan" Cathedral (1930)

Here is a great specimen of that Art Deco West Coast manufactured Jackson Bell from the 30's. It is in great condition having been recently restored and plays very well. It maintains its beautiful contrasting wood tones, original knobs, speaker (Lansing), and likely grille cloth. It is a six-tuber, driven by a strong 45! It is ready for play & display. Straight from my collection to yours. Very nice! Rather small as cathedrals go at about 15"H x 13"W x 8"D. $729.00. (1640066)

 

Pacific 20C5 (1937)

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Pacific 20C5 (1937)

Here is a really scarce and compact radio with Deco flair. Made by Pacific Radio, which manufactured in both Los Angeles and Chicago, seldom do you see them under the factory name. The company was a Los Angeles maker in the 1930s. They maintained offices in Chicago to sell to Sears, Montgomery Wards, Western Auto, and the leading catalogue sellers, Allied Radio and Lafayette. There were very few made with the Pacific nameplate. They were suppliers to most of the Chicago based catalogue companies and exported the bulk of their west coast production overseas. It maintains the original factory wood back. The cabinet has been refinished using the very finest toning and finishing lacquers, producing a gorgeous luster, paying respect 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 SW bands. Gorgeous detailed colorful back lit dial that jumps out at you both in daylight and a darkened room. The factory gold tag shows the logo and the radio retains the factory installed back. 12-1/2"W x 8-1/4"H x 6-1/2"D. $269.00. (1640152)

 

Radio Ship Lamp Collectible (like Tower Speaker -1920s)

Radio Ship Lamp Collectible (like Tower Speaker -1920s)

Rare antique Radio Lamp from 20's. I've only seen one other one of these and I sold it a few years ago. I believe these, like the Tower Antique Radio Cone Speakers from same era, were meant to be used and displayed with radios of the same era. Cast iron frame and base just like the speakers. When the 7.5 watt bulb is lit it gives the "Pirate Ship" the appearance of sailing into or away from sunset. It has been "re-touched" at some point, but looks and works great. Approx. 13"H x 12"W. $209.00. (1640146)

 

RCA 54B5 "The Solitaire" Catalin (1947)

RCA 54B5 "The Solitaire" Catalin (1947)

A beautiful mid-century model 54B5 "The Solitaire" radio from 1947 with a fantastic swirled-pattern Catalin case. This Deco-looking set is one of the smallest, iconic four-tube portable radios ever made and includes the original factory box, seven page instruction book + three factory tags inside back lid. I do believe this is the only Catalin portable ever made. The swirled-pattern Catalin cabinet, with no cracks, chips nor repairs is in great shape as well as the rubber handle. Fantastic swirl pattern Catalin case! Simply a beautiful example of this mid-century radio. Shows normal wear for a 75 yr old radio. An excellent example of this wonderful model! Please review all photos as they are part of the description. An on-off switch is located under the top rubber handle. The radio operates from a single 1.5V "D" battery and a 67.5V battery. These batteries are still available. That said, It is currently being sold untested as I do not have the batteries and selling as display. It is obvious the set has never been restored as you can clearly see the old paper caps, etc. 6-1/2"H x 4-1/2"W x 3"D. $379.00. (1640134)

 

RCA 66X8 Catalin (1946)

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RCA 66X8 Catalin (1946)

Here is a simply beautiful red Catalin "Tuna Boat" with some of the heaviest yellow swirls I have seen and is unbelievably translucent (see pic). Even the bottom and insides show beautiful swirling. The radio cabinet has been cleaned and hand polished to a high gloss using Novus #2 only (no buffing). It appears all original including knobs, grille cloth, dial, etc. No cracks, repairs or scratches. The cardboard back is a reproduction but exact pattern. The "Tuna Boat" as it is known to collectors is the largest Catalin radio ever made. It is from my smoke free and pet free personal collection. It is unrestored, but plays well picking up all my local stations & beyond (never play my Catalins). Near flawless. It maintains most of the factory sticker on bottom showing serial #3640. Very clean chassis! Sorry for reflections (not flaws). You do not see this model/color for sale very often. About 15-1/4"W x 8-3/4"H x 6-3/4"D. $1,259.00. (1640153)

 

RCA B-411 Portable (1950)

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RCA B-411 Portable (1950)

Here is a very beautiful and highly sought after mid-century battery operated portable from RCA. Heavy brown/burgundy swirled (Catalin-looking) with silver grille and accents. The swirling runs both top/bottom & front/back. This is a four-tuber that takes two batteries, "A" 1.5V and "B" 67-1/2V which I do not have to test. Very clean inside/outside with no battery corrosion inside. No apparent breaks or repairs and shows very little wear for 70+ year old radio. Sorry for the reflections (not flaws). I believe it to be all original. Small radio at 7-1/2"W x 5"H x 2"D. $79.00. (1640150)

 

Savil 589 (1932)

Savil 589 (1932)

Here's a rare, very sleek, and rather small cathedral from a short lived company in early 30's. It is simply a cool looking beautiful refinished (I think) walnut veneer w/darker toned accents. The Brass escutcheon and Savil factory tag give it some pizazz from frontal view. The grille cloth looks correct, but is so nice and new looking I doubt it is original. It is a five-tuber and plays better with a short antenna. It does play well picking up all my locals. The 80 rectifier is a nice strong Globe and one of the other tubes is an Acturus Cobalt Blue, so there's a couple of bonuses I'm leaving in the radio. I cannot find much info on the radio other than it was a New York based business in early 30's and only in radio business a couple of years. Not positive of model number. The Savil Radio Engineering Corporation appears to have made quality sets with gorgeous cabinet (I say cabinet because I have never seen another). 14-1/2"H x 10-1/2"W x 8-1/2"D. $429.00. (1640142)

 

Shure 55C "FatBoy" Microphone (1940's)

Shure 55C "FatBoy" Microphone (1940's)

Up for sale is a vintage 1940's Shure 55C Unidyne "Fatboy" dynamic microphone in great cosmetic condition with absolutely no pitting in chrome. Factory set at High Impedance with no switch. The metal label clearly shows 55C and you can see the slightly embossed Shure Unidyne logo up close. I have had in my collection for many years and never tested, simply used for a great display. The original telescoping stand is included. The Model 55 has changed over the years. When introduced it came in three types: the 55A, optimized for 35-50 ohm low impedance; the 55B, built for 200-250 ohm systems; and the 55C, designed for use with high impedance equipment. By the way, the larger model is commonly referred to as the "Fatboy" while the smaller model picked up the moniker of the "Elvis" microphone, memorialized on a commemorative postage stamp (with "The King") that was issued by the U.S. Postal Service in 1993. $379.00. (1640101)

 

Toshiba 10TL-429 Portable Transistor (1961)

Toshiba 10TL-429 Portable Transistor (1961)

Fantastic somewhat difficult to find ten-transistor radio with AM/FM. Plays great on four "D" cells. Antenna is straight and the case has no blemishes, cracks or chips except a small (hardly noticeable) stress chip on top area of dial just above 54-60 mark (see pic#3). The plastic body is shiny and the chrome is un-pitted and bright. 1961 toned slate & light grey; four "C" sized batteries (will include), clean inside out. Recently recapped, serviced. Plays very well with mellow tone and VG volume. Straight antenna, chrome A-1. Has connections on side for output, phono and earphones. I will include a small Bluetooth receiver (see pic#2) that is plug/play for listening to your modern devices. I’ve been listening to my Sirius radio on it all day. Two pushbuttons on top that are for AM and FM. Has been serviced and plays very well on both AM and FM. I will also include the 6 page Sam’s Photofact for reference. Weighs 4 lbs. Made in Japan. 8-1/2"W x 6"H x 2-1/2"D. $159.00. (1640137)

 

Zenith 6-S-128 (1936)

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Zenith 6-S-128 (1936)

Here is a highly desired 1930's Zenith tombstone, model 6S-128. This absolutely stunning six-tube large Broadcast/Short Wave three-band radio will be a highlight of any collection. Strong player. The multi colored over-size 7-1/2" dial is absolutely beautiful, especially when lit in darkened room. The cabinet has been expertly refinished and looks fantastic. It retains the original wooden "Z-knobs," bezel, dial glass and dial scale, all in beautiful condition. This is one of the one of the most beautiful "Z's" I have ever offered. This set has received a full electronic restoration, replacing all filter and paper caps, out of spec resistors, etc. Most people are amazed how a solid black dial lights up so colorful (tri-colored), which is one of the many features of the sets that make them so collectable. This very large tombstone is a terrific example of both the quality of these sets and as nice example that I have ever offered for sale. Aux input cable (iPod, CD player, etc.) has been added, and can be used with a Bluetooth receiver to stream tunes to the radio from your phone or other Bluetooth equipped device. Big, Bold, Beautiful! 22-1/2"H x 17"W x 12"D. $649.00. (1640151)
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Goal: My intent is to sell quality radios that are clean and complete, and in nearly all cases working.  I try my best to accurately describe my radios and provide close up, clear photographs to show any defects if present.  Please feel free to ask any questions you may have.  If they came from my personal collection, chances are they are either "recent restores," "older restores," "unrestored but working," or "unrestored & not working," all of which I will make notation in my descriptions.  Also, pictures should be considered as part of the description.  Very few radios are museum quality and very old, so they are not perfect.  Of course, beauty or perfection is in the eyes of the beholder, but I am picky myself.  Having said that, I think my prices reflect the rarity, condition, quality, completeness, etc.  I want satisfied customers so they will become return customers and even tell other collectors about me and my radios.  Although selling for $$ is important, this is still and always be a hobby for me.  Saving radios from the dumpster, bringing them back to life, collecting, and in this case putting them up for adoption is more fun than the law should allow.  Please ask questions before we make a deal.

Packing and shipping: Prices listed do not include shipping or insurance costs.  Unforeseeable things can happen in shipping and given fragile nature of antique electronics, I am not responsible for shipping damages.  I prefer sending through UPS, but USPS and FedEx are also available.  I strive to get the radio to you in the same condition as it left here.  Proper packing is important.  I personally package all radios and use plenty of packing material to make sure it gets to you safely.  This may cost more and take more time, but it's worth it to get the radio to you safely.  Also, I insure all radios in case there is damage or it gets lost in shipping.  This is not my first rodeo for packing & shipping.

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Returns:  I want you to be satisfied with your radio.  I will take returns, but these conditions must be met.  You must contact me before returning it, and it must be shipped within four days after you receive it.  It must be returned as packed and arrive in the same condition as I sent it, thus please hang onto all packing.  Return postage is at your expense and shipping charges are not refunded.  Once I receive the radio back in good condition, I will refund your money.

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