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I am always open to offers on radios in my collection. If you see something you want, please enquire. If you are unsure of what the radio is worth or hesitant to make an offer, please ask for help in determining its value. Thanks.

Zenith L505 item #1813
From my collection a Zenith Model L505. This is an AC/battery radio. The case is in decent condition but their are a few marks on the front that go into the plastic and some scratches along the back which I suspect are from use. Case has a nice shine and looks better then I am describing. The good news is the radio is working fine. This is an unusual set in that it has a wave magnet in the back that can extend from the radio with suction cups for window mounting (similar to the wavemagnet in the Zenith transoceanics but this one is AM only). You can see it removed in the 2nd picture of the back. Chassis pulls out from the bottom. Everything looks original to the radio. Knobs on each side for on/off/volume and tuning with the tuning dial recessed into the top. Retractable cord. Not an easy model to find. Priced right for a quick sale.

$65.00      condition: good

RCA 2X-61 item #1810
Sharp looking RCA Model 2X-61. Bakelite case is in excellent condition with a very nice shine. Chassis was recapped and is playing fine. These radios are getting harder to find because they have the RCA phono jack on the back and if you have an adapter cable you can plug in your IPOD, MP3, or any device with a line level output. You can also plug in a Bluetooth receiver and then can stream music from any source including your iPhone, IPAD, Tablet, etc. The radio is $75 but if you want the adapter cable (safely converts a stereo output from your device to a mono input) and the Bluetooth option please add $25.

$75.00      condition: excellent

Zenith 6S-511 item #1809
Very sharp Zenith Model 6S511. Best shape radio I have had in this series. The bakelite case has a great shine and no damage. The chassis was rebuilt including replacement of the power transformer and works perfectly. All original trim (Zenith Z knobs, pushbuttons, plastic dial, back, tortoise handle). Easily adapted for IPOD, MP3, Tablet, IPAD, Smartphone input for $25 additional (will include Bluetooth receiver). Zenith fans grab this one.

$125.00      condition: excellent

Guild Spice Chest Radio item #1807
This is a great novelty radio by Guild. It is called the Spice Chest Radio and is a Model 484. This is a tube radio built into a spice chest. Guild made very high quality cabinets using all wood construction (no veneers on this cabinet). There are two working louvered doors and two small actual drawers in the front. This radio is in overall excellent original condition and works fine. Can even be hung on the wall. There is a phono input on the back for a record player (pull out tone control in center to switch on the phono input). I will supply a special cable that plugs into the RCA phono input on the back and then plugs into any 3.5 mm stereo jack like on your IPAD, IPOD, MP3, etc and you can stream music from these devices to the radio. For $15 more I will supply a Bluetooth receiver and now your wireless from your Bluetooth device (Smartphone, IPAD etc) to the radio. This is a real conversation piece and sounds as good as it looks.

$75.00      condition: excellent

Motorola 59X11 item #1804
Sharp looking Motorola Model 59X11. I especially like the dashboard radio look and I already have this one in white. The cabinet is in excellent shape with a nice shine and the chassis was rebuilt and the radio plays fine. A pilot lamp illuminates the entire lucite dial and is striking in a dimly lit area. Original knobs and back. Metal escutcheon and dial pointer add to the retro dashboard look.

$75.00      condition: excellent

Hallicrafters S40A item #1801
For your viewing pleasure, a Hallicrafters S40A communications receiver. This is one of the earlier models from 1947 and is in really nice clean shape (I did not even wipe down the cabinet but if you do it will look even better). I took it apart and replaced 4 electrolytics and one paper capacitor and it is playing perfectly on all bands. Unbelievable sensitivity and selectivity especially with the bandspread dial. You should hear this at night when the short wave and amateur radio bands really come to life. Top lefts up to replace tubes. Chassis is clean. Someone added a wire out the back which I first thought was for an external speaker until looking at it closely and then realized it provides an external input. So I added an RCA phono jack and now you have a way to hook up your IPOD, MP3 player, turntable etc. Just leave off the antenna connection or detune the radio to where there is no station and you can hear your device play great music. Better yet, add a Bluetooth receiver to this jack and go wireless and stream music from your Smartphone, IPAD, Tablet etc. I sell these separately but they are currently out of stock. This is a great deal for this quality of a communications receiver in this condition. It also comes with the original installation and operating instructions. If you want additional information on the band coverage and the functions of the various controls, please ask or you can simply look up on the internet as there is plenty of information available on this gem. Please expect shipping to be in the $30-40 range. ON HOLD

$150.00      condition: good

Bendix 687A Suitcase Radio item #1797
Interesting Bendix Aviation Corp Model 687A suitcase radio. This is a battery or AC operated radio. The front folds down to reveal the controls. The back folds down to reveal the chassis and tubes. The case needs some cleaning but otherwise presentable. The chassis is clean. I powered it up and just got a loud hum because the electrolytics need replacing. I'll bet it will then work just fine. Everything looks original right down to those great 4 Bendix knobs which are hard to find. I am offering this radio at $45 or for another $25 I will get it working for you. Complete with 4 page SAMS schematic, parts list etc.

$45.00      condition: fair

Motorola 40P Car Radio item #1796
Great find at auction. This is a Motorola Model 40P tube car radio. It was designed to install in a 1941 Pontiac but will fit other cars as well. It is in decent original condition complete with pushbuttons and knobs. The only issue is the plastic dial has shrunk and will need replacing. This car radio has a built in speaker making these favorites to install in older cars as well as using it in your home. Car radios have special circuitry to tune in stations and once this is repaired it will be a great radio. I took off the back to take a pictures so you can see how well preserved it is.

$40.00      condition: fair

Cabinet and Plinth for a Garrard 301 Transcription Turntable item #1794
Nice solid walnut cabinet and plinth for a Garrard 301 transcription turntable. Plenty of room for a transcription length 16' tone arm as well. Looks to be professionally built with a fully sprung suspension. Wood needs cleaning and polishing. Dimensions 24.5" x 19.5" x 10". Brass piano hinge along back. Plinth sold separately for $50.

$100.00      condition: fair

IPOD Cable for Tube Radios with Phono Input item #1790
This is an adapter cable for radios with an RCA phono input that can be used with an IPOD, MP3, IPAD, Smartphone device so you can hear music on your AM radio. The cable is custom made with an RCA phono jack on one end and a 3.5 mm (1/8 inch) stereo jack on the other end. Inside the RCA plug are two resistors to provide a stereo to mono conversion with the appropriate load on your device. You cannot simply use a Y adapter because it will directly short the left and right stereo channels which will blow the output stage on your device. Price is for one cable. Please add $3.50 for first class postage. Also available is a Bluetooth receiver that will accept this cable and then you can have a wireless connection between your IPAD, Smartphone etc and your tube radio. The receiver is $15 additional and comes with a USB charging cable for the internal battery which provides many hours of listening on one charge. First class postage still $3.50 for both.

$15.00      condition: excellent

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