Larry Martine's Attic
"Selling radios at the Radio Attic since July 2019"

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Santa Fe, NM 87505

 

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MZTV Museum of Television
Testimonial for Larry Martine



The MZTV Museum of Television purchased a 1937 Climax Diamond radio from Larry Martine in November, and we could not be more pleased! The radio arrived at our museum, in Toronto Ontario, beautifully packaged and very secure. The radio itself is in exquisite condition and works perfectly! Larry is an excellent seller and has top-notch radios. He is professional, expedient with shipping, and provides the quality he states on his page. We highly recommend Larry to anyone wanting a beautiful radio!

-- Carolyn Stewart, Curator & Archivist, MZTV Museum of Television
 
END-OF-YEAR SALE!
Many of my radios are on sale for 10% off and more.

 

Arvin 547A "Lefty" (1948)

ON SALE
until
December 31

Arvin 547A "Lefty" (1948)

This is a seldom seen Deco-style radio that usually comes with brown knobs. But these rare ivory knobs are original to this set according to Sams Photofact set 42 folder 3, published in July 1948 (included with purchase). Its Bakelite cabinet is in perfect mint condition and has a deep chocolate swirl finish that retains its original beautiful shine. Its gold foil dial is in perfect condition and lights up beautifully in the dark. It even comes complete with the original cardboard backing. It was restored by its previous owner and plays great across the dial. Another great radio from my personal, smoke-free collection. About 9"W x 6-1/2"H x 6"D. Was $427.00, now $384.30. (1750034)

 

Crosley 11-122U "Dashboard" (1951)

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Crosley 11-122U "Dashboard" (1951)

Here is one of the cleanest, all-original examples of this iconic Crosley "Dashboard" marque, the model 11-122U in Chartreuse, that I have come across in almost 40 years of radio collecting. It is indeed all-original, from the painted Bakelite cabinet to the power cord to its back panel, bottom label and feet. The original paint retains its factory floor luster, its escutcheons have very little wear or tarnish, and the case is in mint condition free of any cracks, chips or hairlines, just a couple of teeny tiny flea bites you'd have trouble finding. The clock works, and the chassis has been restored with all caps and weak tubes replaced. Simply an excellent example of a classic radio that picks up my local stations across the entire AM dial loud and clear. Ready to display and play! Another great radio from my personal, smoke-free collection. About 13W" x 7-1/2"H x 7"D. $845.00. (1750118)

 

Crosley C-648-A "Super Sextette" (1939)

NEW!

Crosley C-648-A "Super Sextette" (1939)

Here is a gorgeous, all-original set you'll rarely find in this mint condition. Its incomparable machine age cabinet with six horizontal fins on each side of its gold-etched vertical dial is simply striking. The chocolate brown Bakelite case with red marbling still retains its showroom shine. The push buttons with original AM station call letters work as designed. Its dial with crystal clear dial cover shines beautifully in the dark. The back panel, label inside the back panel, and power plug are all original to this set. It has been fully restored with all electrolytics and weak tubes replaced so this five-tube Superheterodyne with external antenna now picks up all my local stations across the entire AM dial loud and clear. Ready to display and play! Another great radio from my personal smoke-free collection. About 11-1/2"W x 8-1/2"H x 6-1/2"D. $1,240.00. (1750119)

 

Emerson 511 Beetle "Moderne" (1947)

ON SALE
until
December 31

Emerson 511 Beetle "Moderne" (1947)

This is a seldom seen Emerson model 511 "Moderne" in brilliant red Beetle Plaskon with bronze (sometimes referred to as gold) marbling. The hand-polished cabinet has no breaks, cracks or hairlines - just a few surface scratches. The set has an integrated handle and the dial lights up nicely in the dark from above by a pilot lamp inside its original white Plaskon housing. Except for its replacement cord, the set is all-original and still retains its original bottom label. Attributed to famous industrial designer Raymond Loewy, it was introduced in the fall of 1947 at the original price of $29.95. It not only looks great, but plays loud and clear across the AM dial as well. Truly an eye-catching addition to any radio collection. Another great radio from my personal, smoke-free collection. About 11-1/2"W x 7-1/2"H x 6-1/2"D. Was $750.00, now $675.00. (1750106)

 

Emerson 540A "Emersonette" (1947)

ON SALE
until
December 31

Emerson 540A "Emersonette" (1947)

Here is a 1947 "Emersonette" in an extremely rare pistachio green Plaskon case. These cases are very fragile and as a result relatively few have survived. The only flaw to its Plaskon (not painted) case are the two small lacquer burns on its top (the largest of which is 3/8" wide) and one on its front grille, all of which most likely happened in the original molding process. Otherwise the cabinet is in immaculate condition with no hairlines, cracks or chips anywhere, and it still retains its original glossy finish. The grille cloth, black bullet-style knobs, electrical cord and plug, dial, dial glass and almost-perfect back panel that bows out to accommodate a loop antenna are original to the set. The dial lights up beautifully in the dark. All electrolytics and weak tubes have been replaced and a NOS I.F. can installed so it picks up all my local stations loud and clear across the AM dial. This All-American five-tube set is the smallest AC/DC Superhet ever made. Today, the 540A is highly collectible and the red and pistachio green ones in clean, undamaged condition can command a price that runs into four figures. Ready to display and play! About 6-1/2"W x 4-3/4"H x 3-1/4"D. Was $895.00, now $805.50. (1750098)

 

Emerson 540A "Emersonette" (1947)

ON SALE
until
December 31

Emerson 540A "Emersonette" (1947)

Here is a highly collectible 1947 "Emersonette" in a walnut Bakelite case. It was offered in a choice of four different colors of plastic: marbleized walnut Bakelite, ivory Plaskon, red Plaskon, and mint green/pistachio Plaskon (as of this writing, I also have both the ivory and pistachio Plaskon models for sale - see separate listings on my Radio Attic page). This set's cabinet is in near mint condition, with just a 1/16-inch chip at the bottom edge beneath the volume knob - not readily seen on display. The grille cloth, black bullet-style knobs, external antenna, dial, dial glass and almost-perfect back panel are original to the set. The dial lights up beautifully in the dark. The power cord is a new replacement. The set has been re-capped, all weak tubes replaced, and the tuner and volume controls cleaned, so it picks up all my local stations loud and clear across the AM dial. Originally coined as "the world's smallest AC/DC Superheterodyne" ever made. Ready to display and play! Another great radio from my personal, smoke-free collection. About 6-1/2"W x 4-3/4"H x 3-1/4"D. Was $595.00, now $535.50. (1750114)

 

Emerson 540A "Emersonette" (1947)

ON SALE
until
December 31

Emerson 540A "Emersonette" (1947)

Here is a 1947 "Emersonette" in an ivory Plaskon case. These cases are very fragile and as a result relatively few have survived. This set's cabinet is flawless, simply in immaculate condition with no tube burns, hairlines, cracks or chips anywhere, and it still retains its original glossy finish. The grille cloth, black bullet-style knobs, external antenna, electrical cord and plug, dial, dial glass and almost-perfect back panel that bows out to accommodate a loop antenna are original to the set. The dial lights up beautifully in the dark. The chassis has just been restored with all weak tubes replaced, the tuner and volume controls cleaned, so it picks up all my local stations loud and clear across the AM dial. This All-American five-tube set was originally advertised as "the world's smallest AC/DC Superheterodyne" ever made. Today, the 540A is highly collectible with the red and pistachio green models in clean, undamaged condition commanding a 4-figure price tag. Ready to display and play! About 6-1/2"W x 4-3/4"H x 3-1/4"D. Was $695.00, now $625.50. (1750111)

 

Emerson 707B "Sunburst" (1952)

ON SALE
until
December 31

Emerson 707B "Sunburst" (1952)

These four Art Deco Emerson Model 707B radios in Maroon, Chartreuse, Pink and Ivory are being sold as a set and will serve as an incredible addition to your radio collection. You'll just need to collect the one remaining color to complete the set: Gunmetal Gray (almost Brown). The Chartreuse model is the most scarce of all five colors. Each of the four "Sunbursts" has just been completely serviced with new electrolytics and tubulars. They've also been re-aligned so that each now picks up local stations loud and clear across the AM band. The Ivory set also comes with a Bluetooth module so you can play tunes directly from your phone or other device on this one. Their all-original plastic cabinets are in excellent condition too. No cracks, hairlines or major scratches anywhere to distract from their glossy factory finish or "sunburst" dial face (the pink set just has two very small, hardly noticeable chips on its top front edge). More great radios from my personal, smoke-free collection. Each radio is about 6-1/4"H x 5"W x 5"D. Was $1,890.00, now $1,540.00. (1750083)

 

General Television/Climax "Emerald 1st Version" (1937)

ON SALE
until
December 31

General Television/Climax "Emerald 1st Version" (1937)

This is truly a highly desirable Art Deco radio in extremely rare pristine condition. Manufactured in 1937 by General Television who merged with the Climax Radio Corporation three years earlier, this radio's cabinet made of butt cut walnut veneers is clearly one of the edgiest ever made. Needless to say, this radio would make a great addition to any serious collection. Climax/General Television went all out in 1937 with this extreme Art Deco "Emerald," along with the teardrop "Diamond" and "Opal." This "Emerald" 1st version was the only one to have an oval dial with gold escutcheon. Except for the set's additional phono connector, this radio is all original. The cabinet has been refinished, the chassis has been restored, all caps and weak tubes have been replaced, even the dial marker has been hand polished and detailed. Having been completely restored inside and out, it is an excellent example of a rare radio classic that now picks up my local stations across the entire AM dial loud and clear. Ready to display and play! Another great radio from my personal smoke-free collection. About 18"W x 8-1/2"H x 9"D. Was $4,200.00, now $3,700.00. (1750113)

 

Majestic 5A410 "Black Zephyr" (1946)

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Majestic 5A410 "Black Zephyr" (1946)

Here is another gorgeous, all-original set you'll rarely find in this black (not painted) cabinet, let alone one in this mint condition. This radio is nick-named the "Zephyr" because of its streamlined, machine age styling--styling that exists all the way down to its bullet-shaped aerodynamic knobs. The speaker is not in the front but on the side of this set. This radio has been electronically restored and plays well across the AM band. The dial lights up beautifully in the dark. It retains its original back panel. Its black Bakelite cabinet is in immaculate condition with no cracks, hairlines or chips and has been hand-polished to a brilliant shine. Ready to display and play! Another great radio from my personal, smoke-free collection. About 11"W x 8"H x 7"D. $500.00. (1750120)

 

Motorola 5C27V-1 (1958)

Motorola 5C27V-1 (1958)

This all-original atomic age clock radio in highly desirable lavender Plaskon case is extremely rare, especially one in a pristine cabinet with no hairlines, chips, tube burns or repairs--just a few light surface scratches you'd hardly notice from extremely light use. This five-tube clock radio is in fully working order with its clock keeping great time and the radio picking up local stations loud and clear across the AM dial. Its clock, dial, clock and dial covers, "Motorola" name across the waffle grille face, "M" embossed logo, off-white knobs, back panel, bottom label, and power cord are all original. This ultra-rare example has a low serial number and would make a great addition to any atomic or mid-century radio collection. Another great radio from my personal, smoke-free collection. Ready to play and display! About 15"W x 5-1/2"H x 5"D. $1,200.00. (1750116)

 

Philco F813-124 (1958)

ON SALE
until
December 31

Philco F813-124 (1958)

This five-tube AM radio is one of the most desirable mid-century designs from Philco. It is seldom seen and quite rare in this condition. The hand polished, heavily marbleized walnut plastic cabinet with peaked tuning ridge is solid, with no breaks, cracks, hairlines, or chips - just a few minor surface scratches from normal occasional use. It still retains its original factory shine, and displays beautifully. The tuning and volume knobs, back panel, bottom label, and power cord are in mint original condition. It picks up all my local radio stations loud and clear across the AM dial. Ready to display and play! Another great radio from my personal, smoke-free collection. About 10"W x 6"H x 5"D. Was $399.00, now $359.10. (1750115)

 

Philco TH-17 "Transitone" (1940)

ON SALE
until
December 31

Philco TH-17 "Transitone" (1940)

Introduced in June 1939 to replace the TH-4, this model, the TH-17, offered an additional handle and Bakelite back to conceal the newly introduced big loop antenna. The Bakelite cabinet including grille cloth is all-original and in perfect condition with no breaks, chips or hairlines. The chassis was serviced by the previous owner and picks up all my local stations. The pre-sets don't work except for the one labeled "DIAL." The grille cloth, dial and front louvered add the finishing touches to this beautiful Art Deco design. In all, 17,030 of these sets were made and originally sold for $11.95. Another great radio from my personal, smoke-free collection. About 8-1/2"W x 6-1/2"H x 6-1/2"D. Was $360.00, now $324.00. (1750026)

 

RCA Victor 66X8 Catalin "Tuna Boat" (1946)

RCA Victor 66X8 Catalin "Tuna Boat" (1946)

Known to collectors as the "Tuna Boat," this Catalin cabinet with a very low serial number has the distinction of being the largest Catalin radio ever manufactured. The black Catalin cabinet is heavily marbleized with tones of yellow, gold, orange, green and brown that add depth to an already stunning radio. The chassis has been totally cleaned and restored with all capacitors, pilot lamps, and weak tubes replaced, all resistors and controls checked, and the 2nd IF transformer repaired. The radio cabinet has been cleaned and polished to an incredible gloss. Radio cabinet is in perfect condition with no cracks, chips, tube burns or repairs. The three golden-swirled Bakelite knobs are original to the radio as is the crystal clear dial glass, gold grille cloth, rear panel and bottom manufacturer's sticker denoting its "3105" serial number. The electrical cord is a new replacement. Now picking up all my local stations clearly across the dial, this beauty is now ready to display and play! Another great radio from my personal, smoke-free collection. About 15-1/4"W x 8-3/4"H x 6-3/4"D. $1,495.00. (1750092)

 

Silvertone 6405 (1940)

ON SALE
until
December 31

Silvertone 6405 (1940)

This is a rather scarce midget tube radio with an Art Deco design. It is a fully restored little beauty with two thumb knobs, one for on-off volume and one for tuning. Back panel is missing. This radio comes standard with no dial glass and is another radio with an upside-down chassis. Since dust couldn't settle on it over the years and foster corrosion, the chassis is especially clean after this restoration. The cabinet has no cracks, breaks, or hairlines. Another great radio from my personal, smoke-free collection. About 7-3/4"W x 5"H x 5-1/2"D. Was $535.00, now $481.50. (1750002)

 

Stewart-Warner 07-514-H "Mini Sled" (1938)

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Stewart-Warner 07-514-H "Mini Sled" (1938)

This is a beautiful example of the seldom seen 07-514-H from 1938. A small wood radio with big Art Deco design, its Ingraham wood cabinet with stylish wraparound grille and amazing sled design was made of both stump and striped walnut with maple inlay. Now, after 84 years, the cabinet has a wonderful patina. It is all-original including its Stewart-Warner logo, grille cloth, volume knob, and tuning knob whose pointer lights up nicely in the dark. Only the power cord is a period-correct replacement. It has been fully restored with all electrolytics and weak tubes replaced by the previous owner so this powerful seven-tube Superheterodyne with external antenna now picks up all my local stations loud and clear across the entire AM dial. Ready to display and play! Another great radio from my personal smoke-free collection. About 9-1/2"W x 6-3/4"H x 6-1/4"D. $480.00. (1750121)

 

Stewart-Warner B51T2 "AirPal" (1948)

ON SALE
until
December 31

Stewart-Warner B51T2 "AirPal" (1948)

In Radio Attic's over 20 years of existence, this is the first of this model for sale. This is a very rare all-original Deco radio that not only has its original grille cloth, but it also has been totally restored inside and out and is now electronically restored to factory specs. The case has no chips, cracks or hairlines. Its dial pointer has been calibrated and reaches across the dial from end-to-end. Original label is still attached. It plays extremely well across the dial but would benefit from an external antenna that connects to the original short wire provided. About 10-1/4"W x 5"H x 3-1/4"D. Was $405.00, now $364.50. (1750028)

 

Stewart-Warner B61T2 "Ferrodyne" (1949)

ON SALE
until
December 31

Stewart-Warner B61T2 "Ferrodyne" (1949)

Produced only in 1949, this set is all-original and in excellent working condition. This is a six-tube radio, AM band only model. It even comes complete with its extremely rare original instructions to explain the three control knobs! Tuning is easy, and the sound is strong and clear. The case with wrap-around louvered grille is not Bakelite but an early Polystyrene "mahogany" cabinet with lots of brown swirls. The asymmetrical streamlined Art Deco styling and illuminated dial makes this set a real show-stopper. Another great radio from my personal, smoke-free collection. In fact, this was just the 3rd radio I ever bought back in 1982. About 14-1/2"W x 8"H c 7"D. Was $395.00, now $355.50. (1750015)

 

Olympic 408 (1957)

Olympic 408 (1957)

This seldom seen atomic age clock radio in red polystyrene cabinet is in excellent working condition. Its clock is keeping great time and the radio is picking up all local stations loud and clear across the AM dial. Its cabinet is pristine with no hairlines, chips, tube burns or repairs--just a few light surface scratches you'd hardly notice from extremely light use. The gold paint on the clock numbers and Olympic logo is original and in mint condition. The dial, dial cover, little clock on/off/alarm knob, volume knob, back panel, and power cord are all original to this set. The clear tuning knob is a replacement. This set would make a great addition to any atomic or mid-century radio collection. Another great radio from my personal, smoke-free collection. Ready to play and display! About 11-1/2"W x 6"H x 6"D. $400.00. (1750117)

 

Philco PT-49 Transitone "Harp" (1940)

Philco PT-49 Transitone "Harp" (1940)

Just restored! Introduced in June 1940 as part of Philco's 1941 lineup, just 5,700 sets were produced of this beautiful pre-War radio. The very striking harp-shaped walnut case with Zebrawood veneer trim was just refinished and hand polished to a gorgeous patina. Its vertical louvered grille is in mint condition. Its claw feet, knobs, speaker cloth, dial, dial cover and power cord are all original. The dial lights up beautifully in the dark. This set has been electronically restored and puts out big sound across the AM dial thanks to its five tubes and 6-inch electrodynamic speaker which provide outstanding resonant tone and great sensitivity. A portion of its bottom label remains. The back panel is a replacement. This is an excellent near mint example of an obscure radio that would be a terrific addition to any collection. Ready to display and play! Another great radio from my personal, smoke-free collection. About 13"W x 9-1/2"H x 7"D. $576.00. (1750105)
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About Me & My Radios
As a long-time radio collector, I've come to appreciate those sellers who I could always rely on to accurately describe the radios they're selling.  These are the sellers who've gotten the bulk of my repeat business over the past 35 years.  I'm sure you feel the same way and that's exactly why your satisfaction is so important to me.  I can 100% guarantee that I'll always make every effort to deliver you the radio that I have described.  All my radios are from my personal collection of more than 100 sets, most of which I no longer have room for now that my family and I have recently downsized to a smaller home.  Many, if not most, of my sets have been fully restored by a highly trained and experienced technician.  In those instances where the set is in non-working order and/or the cabinet has warts and/or other blemishes, it is so stated.  Please understand that though I will take every pain to carefully pack and ship each radio individually to arrive at your destination in the same shape it left my home, mishaps occasionally do happen in-transit.  Often, this mishap is just a tube that has come loose; on other rare occasions the damage may be more severe but that's why I will only ship your radio fully insured via two-day delivery.  I will use USPS unless you designate UPS or FedEx.  Your radio will be at less risk if it spends less time in the mail.  Please contact me should any issues arise.  The only exception is if you attempt to make any repairs or modifications to these radios yourself.  I am happy to take responsibility for these radios in my collection, but not for any work outside of my control.  Your 100% satisfaction is my goal and I hope you'll be happy to buy from me again and again.

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... Larry's Testimonials ...
  • I carefully unpacked the FADA "Temple" radio. It looks amazing! The reception is Crystal clear! Thank you for your help with PayPal, you are truly a friend of us radio people! -- Bob K, Buffalo, NY
  • Both radios received. Lightning fast shipping, very well packed, radios are perfect both mechanically and cosmetically as described in your listings. Restorations are clearly purist, with an obvious emphasis on originality. Could not be happier with our transactions. - Thomas, NC
  • I've received the radio in good order. Quite an admirable packing job! I'm also very impressed with the set. It's as nice as you described and I'm proud to have it in my collection. - Richie, NH
  • Your wonderful radios are the finest, not only on The Attic but in all of radio land. -- Russ, SC
  • All your radios are very nice and I am pleased to have. I know it is the "Cartier--Tiffany" model I am getting but I never have to worry about the end result. -- Arthur, AZ
  • I just unpacked the Colonial "New World Globe" radio and it is just gorgeous, your packing ensured it was in perfect condition, and it plays fine. -- Mike, VA
  • Many thanks, Larry. Beautiful radio and pleased to have it in my collection Love the quality of your radios! Best on the Radio Attic site.. Writing today to express interest in the Philips 834C Cathedral. Wow! - Mike, VA
  • Just a quick shout out of what a beautiful trio of 707 Sunbursts you have!! i have the red model that took me 8 years to find in this nice of condition and I paid close to $500 for it six years ago. - Blair
  • The beetle TrueTone is better looking in person and it was packed expertly and arrived perfect. Thank you - Kelly, IL
  • Thanks so much, Larry! Your radios are terrific, both in looks and performance, and I especially appreciate them coming from a smoke-free home. Not to mention superior packing! Beautiful sets that I'm thrilled to own. You have a spectacular collection. I can't wait to see tonight's new listings. Take care and keep those great sets coming - Russ, SC
  • You have a gorgeous selection of radios...yes, gorgeous! with thanks, DeJong
  • It's here! Looks and sounds great. Will be in contact to see what else might work for the space. - Dave, FL
  • What a beautiful example of what this radio looked like before all these years past. - Jon, CA
  • Hello Larry, Its me again. I gotta have this radio - Jon, CA
  • Here I go again. I gotta have the clock radio. Set me up again - Jon, CA
  • Hi Larry, thanks for the first dibs offer. I'm afraid I'm already in hot water after the Misses sees all these radios rolls in! Ha ha. I'm sure you'll have no problem selling that beauty! - Jon, CA


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