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 AWA Radiola tabletop 201T 1957 model
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 12:26:05 AM on 12 June 2011.
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 Location: Arcadia, NSW
 Member since 12 June 2011
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Hello TV collectors.
I've just inherited this rather nice item & was wondering if there'd be any interest in it.
I have the original instruction booklet (loose cover), packing slip, order slip, HP agreement to pay it off over 2 years (total cost 178 pounds!), even a couple of TV licences (1959 & 60). I feel the TV & original paperwork together is kinda rare, but correct me if I'm wrong. I found stuff-all via google on this model or about pre-60s Aussie TVs in general.
Cabinet in good order with just a few minor bumps & scratches. Owner bought the TV when an AWA employee & moved house once. It's always been inside never consigned to a shed etc. Probably not switched on for 20+ years so I'm not game to try that. Be interested to hear any expert opinion ... else I'll try my luck on ebay. Final note ... man this is HEAVY!


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 1:47:43 AM on 12 June 2011.
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 GTC
 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 28 January 2011
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^ "Probably not switched on for 20+ years so I'm not game to try that."

The right decision!


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 5:12:46 PM on 12 June 2011.
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 Location: Ballarat, VIC
 Member since 4 January 2011
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Hi Tomori,

Wise decision not to turn it on after such a long time. These old sets need to be woken up carefully to avoid damage to rare components.

The AWA 201T model has the distinction of being the first B&W TV made by AWA for sale to the general public. They first went on sale in 1956 so yours must be a late production model if bought in 1957.

These are desirable sets by collectors and are worth $200 or more depending on who is after one. That yours still has it's original paper work should increase its value to any potential buyers.

Unfortunately, these TV's are too expensive for me and I'm also too far away. Hopefully someone local will be interested. If not, it will easily sell on Ebay if you choose to do so.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 8:08:27 AM on 2 July 2011.
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 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 2 July 2011
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Do you have any photos?

I may have a buyer


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 11:05:45 PM on 4 April 2013.
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 Location: Bunyip, VIC
 Member since 2 August 2012
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Is the 201T available for sale?

Thanks


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 8:06:41 PM on 5 April 2013.
Chris Ronayne's avatar
 Location: Wauchope, NSW
 Member since 1 January 2013
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After about two years, I would highly doubt it. It probably sold either via this forum or EBay a long time ago.

On another note, sellers on this forum should leave a post to say whether the item has been sold or is pending, so as to avoid similar situations.

Chris


 
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