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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 2:13:58 PM on 23 November 2013.
Magsie's Gravatar
 Location: Brisbane, QLD
 Member since 23 November 2013
 Member #: 1450
 Postcount: 4

We have a Precedent radio, purchased in 1934 by my husband's grandparents, the radio was restored to working order just a few years ago, we were wondering about it's value? It is in good condition, exterior was revarnished as well.

Precedent Console Radio


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 9:01:34 AM on 24 November 2013.
Maven's avatar
 Location: Canberra, ACT
 Member since 23 August 2012
 Member #: 1208
 Postcount: 584

The Victorian branch of the Historical Radio Association recently had a members' auction and the results are available in this document http://www.hrsa.asn.au/hrsa-files/prices-1311.pdf.

You can also get an idea of online auction values by looking up eBay under "Collectables".

Unless you have a model that is particularly rare, sought-after or in spectacular condition, the 1930s radios have a smaller market than the fancy "art deco" bakelite models from 40s-50s that appeal to the "Mad Men" retro style fashion.

It depends how much somebody wants your particular item. Many collectors prefer to buy something in poor condition and do it up themselves.

Online auctions reach a national or international audience, but anybody who is not local will have to pay extra for postage ($30-60) and take the risk of damage in transit.

Antique dealers will expect at least 30-50% profit margin over whatever they would pay you.

So.. it is hard to place a specific value, because many factors apply.

Maven


 
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