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 AWA Radiola 450-P (portable/bakelite)
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 12:17:28 PM on 2 August 2012.
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 Location: Tenterden, WA
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I've done a little research and from what I can gather, this is the first portable radio to be manufactured in Australia so I wouldn't be at all surprised if there are interested parties.

Ok so here's the drill. I've inherited this bakelite radio, it's in very good condition (for its age), has packing slip and guarantee paperwork with it. I've no idea of it's value nor if it's collectable but am open to offers or advice from radio "experts" or collectors.



 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 12:33:31 PM on 2 August 2012.
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Here's a link to one that I've found in a museum -

http://www.radiomuseum.org/r/amalgamate_450_p.html#a.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 7:50:35 PM on 2 August 2012.
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Yes, this model came out before baseless valves became popular in AC radios here. I have two of them, one does work but they go through batteries like you wouldn't believe. This model also wore a GE badge but not as popular as the AWAs. Somewhere between $150 and $200 for a unit in very good nick, and most usually are as battery sets did not see the service that AC sets received.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 8:00:29 PM on 2 August 2012.
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Thank you muchly Brad, that info is just what the doctor ordered.


May put it on eBay in the future and see what transpires.

Cheers .. Al.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 8:51:27 PM on 2 August 2012.
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If you put it on eBay, in order to attract bids be prepared to post Australia-wide and to pad it very well and double box it, too.

Australia Post distribution centre workers and van drivers toss packages around like footballs. A "fragile" sticker means nothing to them.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 9:05:16 PM on 2 August 2012.
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 Location: Tenterden, WA
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Sound advice . .

I've a few collectables so it doesn't look outta place where it's displayed. For a coupla hunge I may even keep it.

Never know, it may be the start of another hoard ... "oh no" I can hear the cook thinking.

Note - think the forum is a beauty and was certainly helpful for my needs.

Thanks again cobber.


 
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