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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 5:04:36 PM on 11 July 2011.
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 Met
 Location: NSW
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Hi,

i may be looking to purchase two radios from a person of another state, which makes it awkward to travel and view, if I dont know whether I will buy.


the first is a brown awa radiola fisk r52,
as shown on page 71 of the radio days book by sheridan/singer.

the second is a brown 1938 mullard, again as shown on page 65 of the same book.

as far as I am told they are both in good condition and with no cracks or marks on their cases....

does anybody have an idea of their worth in todays market?...................ball park only.

cheers
marc


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 12:55:51 AM on 12 July 2011.
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I didn't think that you had baseball (played in the ball park) in Australia. Smile Anyway, try looking through completed auctions at ebay that had at least 2 bids to see what the same make and models of the radios sold for.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 1:34:42 AM on 12 July 2011.
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 GTC
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I didn't think that you had baseball (played in the ball park) in Australia.

It's not anywhere as big as cricket, but:

http://www.baseball.com.au/.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 1:40:31 PM on 12 July 2011.
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 Sue
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Of course, some of us call it softball.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 3:53:47 PM on 12 July 2011.
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 Met
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Unfortunately both models are pretty rare, so I'm told.

i had already looked in ebay and there are a couple of awa empires going, but they are not the same as the R52 model in question.
i have since found via some pics sent to me,
that this particular radio also has a battery inside it, which makes it more unusual...............i think?

i thought maybe someone might know of hand.

anyway........any info would be most welcome otherwise
....i'll keep looking.

cheers
marc


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 3:53:53 PM on 12 July 2011.
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 Met
 Location: NSW
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Unfortunately both models are pretty rare, so I'm told.

i had already looked in ebay and there are a couple of awa empires going, but they are not the same as the R52 model in question.
i have since found via some pics sent to me,
that this particular radio also has a battery inside it, which makes it more unusual...............i think?

i thought maybe someone might know of hand.

anyway........any info would be most welcome otherwise
....i'll keep looking.

cheers
marc


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 8:13:28 PM on 13 July 2011.
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The R52 Radiola is also nicknamed 'Big Brother' due to its size compared to their more valuable Radiolette cousins. In brown they are usually worth between $400 and $600 depending on condition. Many of this model were made as battery models and aimed at rural customers and are still being found today.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 12:02:14 AM on 14 July 2011.
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 Met
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Thanks Brad

marc


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 12:08:45 AM on 31 July 2011.
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Met,

If you find a R52 for between $400-$600 buy it... as most 240 volt versions sell for no less than $900 and sometimes reach the $1500 mark on a good day. Sold my battery set version for $650 on ebay last year.

Cheers


 
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