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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 12:27:00 PM on 5 September 2013.
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 6:47:09 PM on 5 September 2013.
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OMG, I had to negotiate to be allowed to display two radios at a time in the house (I'm working on increasing this unfair quota) You've got a house for the radios!


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 7:03:19 PM on 5 September 2013.
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 GTC
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That's some collection!

The console pictured below interests me. It looks a bit like one that my maternal grandparents owned.

What make is it? Is it a radiogram? Do you have a photo of it with the doors open?

Console Radio



 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 9:08:06 PM on 5 September 2013.
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My spare bedroom was loaded to the hilt with consoles and mantels like that for a few years, until I needed the bedroom for what it was designed for. Sadly, all those spare radios which I didn't have on shelving in display mode had to go to the garage and earlier this year I had a sale so others could enjoy what I was just storing. No consoles sold though because their monetary worth doesn't make selling them viable at the moment.

The money I made from the sale will one day get spent on rebuilding the collection, when I once again have some satisfactory storage and display solutions in place. One thing is certain - the supply of radios will not die out.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 11:55:36 PM on 5 September 2013.
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Thanks everyone Smile. Yes somehow I'm still married lol
That is a nice majestic I'm restoring it has gram in the top and radio and knobs behind doors very nice radio, hi Brad could you send me an email so I can chat Smile thanks all


 
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That is a nice majestic I'm restoring it has gram in the top and radio and knobs behind doors

Thanks.

Would love to see some close-up pictures: front with doors open, rear side, and top with lid open.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 2:15:46 AM on 6 September 2013.
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My e-mail address is on my profile page Bling - feel free to fire away.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 6:33:01 AM on 18 January 2014.
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Wow,

Would love to spend time looking at your collection.
I now have 8 radios and I thought that was getting out of hand. I know this will grow into a larger collection but living in an apartment sadly I am limited. But we all know what its like? you see that one more radio you just have to have.
All the best,
Stephen


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 7:09:14 PM on 19 January 2014.
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I now have 8 radios and I thought that was getting out of hand.

I had that thought back in 1990 and then I was told that the largest collections number around 5,000 radios although a smaller collection of quality radios that are restored, refurbished and working will always attract more interest than a stockpile of hoarded radios that are homes to redback spiders and mice.

Once one starts a collection though it is very hard to stop buying. I've bought 17 since Christmas started and will probably get another 17 before the end of the year. I can't help it. Perplexed


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 12:33:31 PM on 20 January 2014.
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 Location: Wauchope, NSW
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The collectors bug, once caught, never goes away. The only treatment is to continue browsing antique shops, the e-place and dumps for more collection additions!

Since Christmas, I've ended up with five more vintage televisions, including a massive 1964 Astor Devon 131C Hi-Fi unit! I've had to get rid of a heap of junk though, to make room for these new finds!

Chris


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 2:31:54 PM on 20 January 2014.
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 GTC
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That is a nice majestic I'm restoring it has gram in the top and radio and knobs behind doors

I'm still very interested in seeing it with the doors open . It may be the same model my grandparents owned but I won't be able to say for sure until I see the dial and the speaker fretwork.

So, if you get a chance to photograph it with doors open, I'd be grateful.


 
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