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 Post subject: Radio sold at Radiofest Auction
PostPosted: Aug Sun 13, 2017 3:34 am 
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Does someone know the model number of the Ace Precision radio sold at the ARCI Radiofest auction? I believe it sold for about $2000.
Thanks, Randy James


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 Post subject: Re: Radio sold at Radiofest Auction
PostPosted: Aug Sun 13, 2017 6:21 am 
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I wasn't there and don't know, sorry. I'm curious though, why it would sell for so much money?

This radio would be to Crosley, what a Chicago Radio Labs radio would be to Zenith, correct? Do the CRL radios sell for huge sums like that, too? Or was it something about the specific radio at Radiofest that drew the big bucks?

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 Post subject: Re: Radio sold at Radiofest Auction
PostPosted: Aug Sun 13, 2017 3:26 pm 
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randyjames wrote:
Does someone know the model number of the Ace Precision radio sold at the ARCI Radiofest auction? I believe it sold for about $2000.
Thanks, Randy James


I'd be very curious as well!

I can see any one of these 1920 Precision sets bringing $2,000. I'd especially like to find a Type TTR Regenerative Receiver. :D
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 Post subject: Re: Radio sold at Radiofest Auction
PostPosted: Aug Sun 13, 2017 5:09 pm 
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As I said, I wasn't there but my friend Jim Sargent (the auctioneer) told me about it. He knows I collect Crosley (Ace) and thought I would be interested. He thought about buying it for me but when the bid went up so high he reconsidered. He said it was a double decker radio. I have no idea what model it was. I thought someone might see my post and remember what it was.
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 Post subject: Re: Radio sold at Radiofest Auction
PostPosted: Aug Sun 13, 2017 5:20 pm 
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Maybe Art Bilski, an ARF member (oldradio99) and an officer of ARCI, can answer your question. You might try PMing him.

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 Post subject: Re: Radio sold at Radiofest Auction
PostPosted: Aug Sun 13, 2017 11:28 pm 
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randyjames wrote:
He said it was a double decker radio. I have no idea what model it was.
Randy James

Well if Jim called it a "double decker" It must have been a Type TTR. I don't know what other Precision model might have been considered a double decker.

Now I am more curious than before. :(
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 Post subject: Re: Radio sold at Radiofest Auction
PostPosted: Aug Mon 14, 2017 12:05 am 
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Alan, I was thinking the same thing. Maybe someone who was there will know. Randy


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 Post subject: Re: Radio sold at Radiofest Auction
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I believe I saw a clear photo of that long cabinet ACE set on the ARCI Facebook website.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 461130fa42

When I looked for it today, I couldn't find the photo. I could have sworn I saw it there but I could be wrong. Maybe it was taken down. Maybe the person who took these photos still has a copy of that ACE in his computer.

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 Post subject: Re: Radio sold at Radiofest Auction
PostPosted: Aug Mon 14, 2017 2:34 am 
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Way back before the internet ARC used to publish auction results which was always an interesting read. Saturday morning I talked a little to Daniel Schoo while he was taking pictures of the flea market and we briefly discussed publishing auction results. He said in the past when they last published results it was always a lot of extra work to get everybody together for an accurate reporting. I suspect ebay flippers and some auction winners might not be too excited either. I checked the few pics I took and sorry nothing on the ACE. Perhaps Dan took pictures at the auction also?

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 Post subject: Re: Radio sold at Radiofest Auction
PostPosted: Aug Mon 14, 2017 2:59 am 
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Indiana Radios wrote:
I believe I saw a clear photo of that long cabinet ACE set on the ARCI Facebook website.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 461130fa42

When I looked for it today, I couldn't find the photo. I could have sworn I saw it there but I could be wrong. Maybe it was taken down. Maybe the person who took these photos still has a copy of that ACE in his computer.


Michael, thanks for posting the link to their Facebook page. While I didn't see any Precision Equipment sets either I did see another really rare set, this Crocker Wheeler crystal set.
Alan

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 Post subject: Re: Radio sold at Radiofest Auction
PostPosted: Aug Mon 14, 2017 4:36 am 
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A few recent pics from my cell phone including some from Radiofest mostly of a Wurlitzer 5C. The bar was open during the auction and after my first Manhattan I did a lot of looking and talking and did not take anymore pics.
http://www.indoorphin.com/radio/radiofest2017


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