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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 3:24:28 PM on 2 March 2013.
Chris Ronayne's avatar
 Location: Wauchope, NSW
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Hi all,

Since it's gone pretty quiet around here recently, I may as well post a thread to hopefully liven things up.

For all you television collectors, what are your specialties?

My specialties are collecting vintage 1970's-80's portable televisions and 1980's-2000's 13.5" CRT televisions. A sub specialty of my 13.5" CRT telly collection are combo units (eg. TV/DVD or VCR player). These don't show up as often, but are nice sets!

Chris


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 7:00:49 PM on 3 March 2013.
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 Location: Ballarat, VIC
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I started out specialising in Philips and Kriesler TV's but that soon evolved into pretty much any TV made before around 1980. I did make an exception to this cut of date with the Philips and Kriesler models though.

I also felt sorry for all the early model VCR's so I've picked up a few of these as well.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 5:47:13 PM on 7 April 2013.
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 Location: Bentleigh East, VIC
 Member since 4 January 2012
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Hi Chris,

I'm already part of your FB group, but for the benefit of everyone here, my fave TVs are old B&W valve sets (the Philco Predictas in particular). I also have a couple of AUS made HMV sets, one working, the other I haven't looked at yet, but should be OK if the tube is good.

I also like the Philips sets (K9, KT2A, KT3A etc.), but I collect the B&W sets only. Mind you, a good K9 with a good tube produces an excellent picture that rivals any modern CRT set.


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"What's that big box by the back door? You didn't buy another old TV from eBay did you?"

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 6:21:18 PM on 7 April 2013.
Chris Ronayne's avatar
 Location: Wauchope, NSW
 Member since 1 January 2013
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I focus more on my 34cm (13.5") sets now - preserving as many as I can (and also 21" sets when given the chance). There are lots of these 34cm sets being thrown out in favour of massive HD digital flatscreens, so it makes for some great pickings for me!

I love the older 1990's sets, with the black casing. The early 90's sets are really unique and boxy, with nice illuminated channel numbers (on some models). I also like the mid-90's sets, which are slightly more rounded.

Here's a video of my collection:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yn__rGyMkS4&list=UUq06YIguLTBYAyLu6yvVOag.

And also check out my website:
http://thyhumbletoll.webs.com/electronicscollection.htm.

Chris


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 11:16:35 AM on 26 April 2013.
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 Location: Noosa, QLD
 Member since 31 December 2010
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Hi guys some of you already know me. I'm Toby from sunny QLD and I collect mostly only 1956
sets now. I had over 60 sets and have cut back because of space and now have mostly the uncommon brands like Breville, Manhatton, Inglis, Tesla. I also have AWA, Kriesler and HMV like the F4 in the mahogany cabinet. My favourits are definately my Precedent I just recently got and looks like it came off the showroom floor and my Manhatton 3 in 1 and my Tesla.

http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg83/blingbling_2008/IMG_20130320_213131_zps39bf509f.jpg.

http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg83/blingbling_2008/magazine%20tv%20photos/250494_2055935764174_1418004874_2387158_7154802_n.jpg.

http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg83/blingbling_2008/magazine%20tv%20photos/DSC_00112.jpg.

http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg83/blingbling_2008/magazine%20tv%20photos/DSC_00032.jpg.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 11:33:25 PM on 26 April 2013.
Chris Ronayne's avatar
 Location: Wauchope, NSW
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Those are some beautiful console sets! I'd love to get a vintage console unit one day. The closest I've found was a gutted set (in otherwise perfect condition) at a garage sale.

Still, I prefer my modern CRT sets. I like to preserve more modern (1980's+) sets, so that future generations may one day be able to marvel at them like I marvel at your awesome 1950's sets!

In fact, I just rescued five sets (2x 19", 2x 20" and 1x 21") for repair and preservation. I might also pick up a couple more 14" CRT monitors for preservation and trading.

Chris


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 9:39:19 AM on 27 April 2013.
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Chris,

What makes me feel old is that your collection of tellys will very soon be counted as 'vintage'. Anything made before 1983 already is. Smile


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 11:43:53 AM on 27 April 2013.
Chris Ronayne's avatar
 Location: Wauchope, NSW
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Brad, in 15 years time, quite a few of my tellies will be in the 'vintage category'!

Chris


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 7:04:17 AM on 2 May 2013.
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 Location: Noosa, QLD
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Hi Chris, if you can get up this way I'd gladly give you one
For nothing but its a long way to come lol. I have found many nice sets I'd like but they have all been too far away.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 3:05:25 PM on 3 February 2014.
Chris Ronayne's avatar
 Location: Wauchope, NSW
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Do you ever find any down south in NSW? I'm still on the constant look-out for older 1950s and 1960s television sets...

Chris


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 10:51:33 AM on 4 February 2014.
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 Sue
 Location: Daylesford, VIC
 Member since 13 January 2011
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I'm mostly interested in mono sets, and that relates to my interest in early television. I only have two mono sets in my collection, an Astor and a hybrid Pye, plus one delta-gun colour National from 1975. Can't take on any more, or some of my books or record players will have to go!


 
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