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.
 
 

 

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)

 

Realtone TR-1843

Realtone TR-1843

This offering has the original box, operating guide, earphone, leather carrying case, along with the white eight-transistor radio. The radio is in excellent original condition, and it plays strong on a common 9 volt battery. $75.00. (0520595)

 

Regency TR-1

Regency TR-1

This is where it all started. The first commercially produced transistor radio made in Indianapolis, Indiana and introduced in 1954. The bone white color is nice looking and not stained or blotchy. The cabinet condition is excellent with no hairlines on the corners and no chips or cracks. The back fits on nice and snug and it comes off easily if you use the proper method. Inside, the chassis is all original and pretty clean including the label. During my brief attempt, it did not respond when power was applied. Nice example of the bone white color. (At some point in time, it looks like one capacitor was replaced, but the original one was retained and is included inside.) $650.00. (0520601)

 

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)

 

Standard ST-100 (Ireland)

Standard ST-100 (Ireland)

This is a rare six-transistor radio from Standard that was built in the Republic of Ireland. It is a heavy and solid radio. It has the European scale for the Standard Broadcast band, plus a SW band. It is designed to operate on three "AA" batteries, but one of the battery contacts is missing as shown in the last picture, so this is untested and being sold for display or repair. No chips, no cracks. $45.00. (0520597)

 

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)

 

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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