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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 4:20:12 PM on 3 January 2014.
Weee Ben's Gravatar
 Location: Melbourne, VIC
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G'day all,

I've been doing a bit of research on radio's past few days, found a radio forum which led me to this Australian one.

I'm an e-waste recycler and get my fair share of electrical equipment to scrap, occasionally I get something old or unusual that seems too good to just scrap out.

So I been putting aside the odd radio and some smaller crt's.
Thinking that I will find someone that would appreciate them and at the same time, add value to my e-waste.

I also would like to learn about individual components from older crt TV's, which parts would be worthwhile keeping for a restorer.

So for instance if i'm scrapping out an old HMV, i'd like to know what I should keep, the knobs? the cable? bit's off the circuit board?
maybe then I could bag up those bits and label it, like a jiffy bag of parts for that model.

anyway here's a few radio's I have to get rid of..

This is a Hotpoint P65 MEP, the clock works nice, radio crackles.

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This one's called Astor 9/850

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HMV Little Nipper that works well..

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some more modern ones..

Sanyo Transworld 18H-815

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National Panasonic DR28

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So what you's think? are these worth anything to restorers or are they common?

Which brands of radio's and TV's should I be paying attention too?


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 4:57:36 PM on 3 January 2014.
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From an investment aspect, the above radios are made too late in the peace to be investment opportunities however the valve models shown are still important from a historical perspective, especially if they are not banged up too much.

The transistorised models shown are imported and thus lack the classification of Australiana however there are a few collectors of vintage solid state radios out there.

When you get a chance, can you please 'tell' Photobucket to serve those images with a max. width of 655 pixels? At the moment the images are pushing the right hand column away from the rest of the site. Whoa


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 6:47:33 PM on 3 January 2014.
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 Location: Melbourne, VIC
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Thanks for the info' on the radio's.
What I might do is bundle radio's up and sell 'em as a lot.
that way it'll probably be worth it for a restorer to come and pick 'em up.

The pictures are 800 pixels, which seems to be the standard forum picture size these days.
Think it's 'cos most everyone uses wide screen lcd's?


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 7:24:32 PM on 3 January 2014.
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This is a Hotpoint P65 MEP, the clock works nice, radio crackles.

With regard to any valve radios, and older transistor radios, we don't want to hear that you turned them on, so in future, unless you're going to fix them, you're better of not testing them.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 7:38:00 PM on 3 January 2014.
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I would be interested in the Hotpoint P65 MEP as I already have the AWA Radiola equivalent.
My email is not hidden, could you let me know a price and if you can post it to NSW,
Thanks
Harold


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 7:51:09 PM on 3 January 2014.
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 Location: Ballarat, VIC
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I'd be interested in the Panasonic DR-28 and maybe the Sanyo as well.
My email is on my profile page (click on my user name).


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 7:57:11 PM on 3 January 2014.
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I'd be interested in the HMV, my email is also on my profile page...

Warren


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 8:17:49 PM on 3 January 2014.
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I'm interested in the Astor.

My email is on my profile.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 9:06:33 PM on 3 January 2014.
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Hi guy's, this is either a very funny joke or you's really do want this stuff, if I knew I would of added some more items, like my ex, but she don't have many useful bits and way too big to ship Smile

Art, thanks, that's interesting, but how do you know it needs fixing if one doesn't turn it on?

Gandhn, great! you were just the person I was looking for.

TVCollector, no worries, you can have both!

Scraps, Lil' Nipper's my favourite, AM channels sing like birds, would be a reluctant sale ;)

Monochrome, Astor boy is yours.

ok, all sold, just need to work out the finer details, like how much? are we talking coffee & cake, a good lunch, a big dinner or a banquet with 5 star accommodation?

I have no idea what the're worth but I don't want much, I think it's best to make me an offer based on your own knowledge as I value these highly Smile

I'm thinking something like $10 and maybe up to $20?
The whole point of this exercise is to make contact in this forum and I could then pass on the radio's I get and maybe you's will let me know when I strike a ripper.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 9:25:10 PM on 3 January 2014.
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 Location: Ballarat, VIC
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I'm glad you are making an effort to salvage some of the more unusual items that come through the recycling centre.

Radios will always find a new home quite readily as you've found out with the ones you've posted today! TV's do not have as big a following amongst collectors but there are a few of us around.

Generally, any TV that contains valves (TV's made prior to around 1975) are collectable. If the cases or picture tubes are damaged then salvage the complete chassis for parts as well as the knobs etc. There are several transformers on these that are hard to find replacements for, so spares are in short supply. The value of the salvaged chassis won't be high but it will be worth more to someone looking for parts than the scrap value.

Early colour TV's (1975 to 1985 or so) are very collectable as well in my opinion but there is not much interest in them at the moment. The big Australian brands such as AWA, Thorn, HMV, Pye, Kriesler and Philips are worth a closer look, along with the popular Japanese and European models.
Same goes for the colour sets parts wise. Salvage the chassis and any knobs and fittings if the set is damaged beyond repair.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 11:23:45 PM on 3 January 2014.
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If you were closer to me, I would have loved that Astor and Hotpoint! Like classic vinyl records, there is a slow growing interest in old radios and televisions amongst younger generations, who want a bit of "retro" in their apartments and houses.

Chris


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 12 · Written at 11:39:12 PM on 3 January 2014.
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 Location: Melbourne, VIC
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Basically, I am the recycling centre.
I been trying to work out a better system here for incoming.
so instead of piling things up and scrapping them out willy nilly, I now look at everything and separate scrap items to the stuff to research.

Radio's are one of those things and looks like I now have radio's taken care of, all I need to do now is ask here and i'm sure someone will know, that's going to make things easy for me radio wise anyway.

crt's have been a bit of a nightmare for me lately, well the past 3 months have been, i'm estimating by june this year, crt's will be gone forever, i'm starting to pick up a lot more older ones that people kept and used as furniture etc.
by this next hard rubbish season, that'll be it.

tv chassis are too big and awkward to store so that's out of the question for me, it's a hard one, TV's, they just take up so much room, as with most collectables, smaller things tend to be more popular unless it's a one off kind of thing.

The good thing is they become rare much quicker as everyone throws them out not expecting them to be collectable.

Best I've ever done with an older crt is a chook nest with this sanyo guthrie

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 Return to top of page · Post #: 13 · Written at 11:58:09 PM on 3 January 2014.
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Yeah your right Chris, as soon as I got the astor I thought it'd be great in any retro home, wouldn't need to work, just sit there on a mantle all polished up.

Yeah postage is a killer, really takes the fun out of it.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 14 · Written at 1:58:07 PM on 4 February 2014.
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I'll go backup on the Panasonic if the first deal falls through.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 15 · Written at 2:12:03 PM on 4 February 2014.
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Weee Ben, I would be inclined to cut the cord off the Astor before shifting it. It's a death trap and there are legal issues with passing it on in that state. I don't know why I didn't suggest that before.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
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