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Downsizing Collection

After years and years of collecting radios I have finally run out of room, and that dreaded word "downsizing" has reared its ugly head. Not all my hundreds of prized possessions are for sale, but if you see something you must have please email for a complete description. Then you can decide what you want to pay for it. I will accept offers only. There are not going to be any lists, and nothing will be priced ahead of time. Shipping will be added to the selling price. Just click on the rectangular button called Collection and make up your wish list. Please remember that my usual For Sale list with descriptions and prices is still functional. Thanks for helping me make my wife happy.

Zenith L518 Clock Radio item #1771
Zenith Model L518 clock radio in beautiful condition. All original right down to a complete set of labels on the bottom. Everything is working of course. I do not think you will find one of these in better condition and that's why it was in my collection (but not for long).

Philco Flying Wedge 49-503 item #1770
Watch this space as I will be it to list one radio from my collection each week. Here is a Philco Flying Wedge Model 49-503. The cabinet has some fine surface scratches and a small melt mark on one side. There are no cracks. The teal green finish is very good and shines. The chassis has been recapped and plays fine. There is some surface rust as you can see in the 2nd picture. The front plastic grill cover with the wedge, knobs, and dial are original and in excellent condition. There is a full label on the bottom. A rare radio especially in this color.

Zenith 5G500 item #1764
Zenith Model 5G500 Universal (AC and battery). Predecessor of the Zenith Transoceanics. As found original condition except handle (easily replaced). Great for parts (let me know what you want - chassis, knobs, case, back and front doors, wavemagnet, etc) or restore. Please note dial plastic pictured is warped but I will supply an original unwarped dial plastic for this radio.

Hallicrafters S38B item #1762
This is one of the most popular short wave receivers ever made. It is a Model S38B. Despite its simplicity, the S-38 is a "hot" radio, offering good sensitivity. Like more expensive shortwave receivers, it has a separate bandspread tuner, automatic noise limiter (ANL), and beat frequency oscillator (BFO) for CW listening. It covers frequencies from .54 Mhz to 32 Mhz in four bands (broadcast and 3 short wave). Many collectors consider S-38 the most desirable model in this line, since later models lack the BFO feature. This one is in very good condition throughout. The cabinet has its original black finish. The chassis has new electrolytics and a few other caps and is playing nicely on all bands. I had to replace the speaker as it sounded a bit tinny but now it has a new old stock Quam 5" type 5AO7R speaker. Everything else is original to the radio. Cardboard back is in fine condition as is the underside cover (you can remove it for easy access to the chassis and not have to pull it out of the cabinet). Priced well below the collectors value.

Philco 9200 Tube Tester item #1758
First time I have seen a Philco tube tester. It is a Model 9200. Complete with copy of manual. Tried a few tubes and it works fine. Has sockets to test early preoctal (4, 5 and 6 pin), octal, loctal and 7 and 9 pin miniature. Shorts and leakage indicator. Case cover is detachable. Very nice condition throughout.

Heathkit W4-AM Tube Amplifier with Matching Preamp item #1757
Here is a beauty for your vintage HiFi collection. It is a Model W4-AM single chassis 20 watt amplifier. It is in very good condition but untested. Tube compliment 2-6SN7's, 2-5881's, 1-5V4G. The power transformer is massive and heavy (this weighs more then my McIntosh MC 30 and I bet you it sounds just as good). The chassis features a Williamson-type high fidelity circuit with a special design Chicago standard output transformer (taps provide output impedance of 4, 8 and 16 ohms). Comes with a matching Heathkit WA-P2 preamplifier with a cable that plugs directly into the amplifier.

Philco 48-460 Boomerang item #1756
Sharp looking Philco Model 48-460 aka Boomerang or Hippo. Bakelite case has a nice shine and aside from one hairline crack on bottom (epoxied and out of sight) is in very nice condition. 6 tube chassis was recapped and playing fine. Original knobs, dial, and full label on bottom. In my opinion one of the best designed and best looking Philco radios from 1946.

Coronado 907 item #1752
I very seldom get Coronado radios to sell especially in wood cabinets. This is a Model 907. The cabinet is in decent condition but I think the lacquer finish may have been removed at some point. I would just use some Howards or Old English and I think that will make the cabinet look very presentable. I have had great success with wood cabjnets just like this one by using Watco Danish Oil, leaving it on for a few minutes, and then rubbing it off. Leaves a hand rubbed soft shine. There is also a crack that runs along the bottom solid wood base. You could fill the crack in with wood putty but since it is on the bottom piece I would just leave it alone. I have seen this occur many times with radios that have a separate solid wood base and it is just from aging. Finally a small hairline in the front by the speaker grill work but again part of the aging process and not worth any concern but I mention it for completeness. The transformer driven 7 tube chassis looks to be in original condition although I have not taken it apart (several of the tubes are marked Coronado). The good news is that the radio is working without hum. The original field coil speaker looks good too. Original knobs, pushbuttons, dial plastic, escutcheon and labels inside the cabinet. Unusual radio to come across in working condition.

Smokerette Radio item #1751
What a find - a Smokerette Radio Model SR600. It is by Porto Products Chicago IL and is from the same manufacturer that sold the Portobar radio. It is from 1947-48. This one is in beautiful condition with no cracks or chips to the massive bakelite case. The only thing missing is the original square ash try but I bought a vintage ash tray made of bakelite from the 1940s on eBay and will include (first picture is the radio I am selling with this ash tray, second picture is the same radio from the internet showing the correct ash tray). I am not sure if this ever came with pipes but there are 4 slots to hold your favorites. Includes two humidors for cigars and tobacco and a double humidor for cigarettes. The covers on all three compartments are intact but there are 1 or 2 two small stress cracks on the inside of the covers (no big deal but just wanted to make sure the description is complete). As for the radio itself, the chassis was restored and is playing fine (Stewart Warner actually made the chassis). I have two of these in my collection (a brown one and a white one) and always get wonderful comments from anyone who sees them. Grab this one for yourself. It will securely boxed with insurance to get to you safe.

Airline 62-636 item #1750
Beautiful Airline Model 62636. Bakelite case has no cracks or chips and has the most detailing of any I have seen. Chassis was fully restored. Plays like a champ. Striking at night with the lit telephone dial and eye tube.

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