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 Post subject: DuMont Club 20 on eBay
PostPosted: Jan Wed 24, 2018 12:28 am 
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I had one of these a few years ago and resold it, so I was curious if this was the same one I had. It isn't. This one is unrestored, and looks very clean. Will be interesting to see if this set can command this price.

These very early DuMonts are truly rare and are quite unique in their design. Nothing else quite like these.

Link here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/232639377334?ul_noapp=true

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 Post subject: Re: DuMont Club 20 on eBay
PostPosted: Jan Wed 24, 2018 8:40 pm 
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Too big to fit on the Pool Table I guess. :D


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 Post subject: Re: DuMont Club 20 on eBay
PostPosted: Jan Wed 24, 2018 10:33 pm 
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20BP4 CRT is untested. What does that tell you???

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 Post subject: Re: DuMont Club 20 on eBay
PostPosted: Jan Wed 24, 2018 10:38 pm 
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What a wonderful set of reference photos.


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 Post subject: Re: DuMont Club 20 on eBay
PostPosted: Jan Thu 25, 2018 1:10 am 
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I'm always wary of sellers who claim to be experienced in collecting, buying and selling vintage items, but have no idea about the functionality of said items.


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 Post subject: Re: DuMont Club 20 on eBay
PostPosted: Jan Thu 25, 2018 5:29 pm 
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Johnnysan wrote:
I'm always wary of sellers who claim to be experienced in collecting, buying and selling vintage items, but have no idea about the functionality of said items.

Hear, hear!

Well said and I am sure there is a lot of truth in that statement, John.

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 Post subject: Re: DuMont Club 20 on eBay
PostPosted: Jan Fri 26, 2018 5:11 pm 
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Perhaps one could ask Don to test that 20BP4. He is more in the trading aspect than repair. I do repairs and between the gamble of getting a good price and time repairing something, l'd be lucky to get $3 an hour. A better approach might be to offer trades. Trip to Florida anybody? Craig


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 Post subject: Re: DuMont Club 20 on eBay
PostPosted: Jan Fri 26, 2018 5:35 pm 
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I've dealt with Don several times over the years. Everything I ever got from him was described as "untested" and described to the tee cosmetically. I was always happy. He packs extremely well also. From several conversations I had with him, I got the feeling that he has no electrical repair experience whatsoever. Anything that was worked on in his collection seemed to be done by technicians he hired.

Having sold a bit on eBay myself, I see it more as a CYA situation than dishonesty.


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 Post subject: Re: DuMont Club 20 on eBay
PostPosted: Jan Fri 26, 2018 9:17 pm 
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Me also. Have bought and sold with Don and he’s very honest and his packing would withstand one of Kim Jong Uns atomic bombs. He prefers to keep them unrestored. Myself, I like to electronically restore them! That said. This price is wayyyyyyy high!


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 Post subject: Re: DuMont Club 20 on eBay
PostPosted: Jan Sat 27, 2018 12:12 am 
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That's a high price for a vintage TV, but it's super clean and you won't find another like it very soon. Plus . . . DuMont quality.

It's interesting to see all those detailed photos. I have saved them for future reference.

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 Post subject: Re: DuMont Club 20 on eBay
PostPosted: Jan Sat 27, 2018 3:55 pm 
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I am amazed at how well preserved it is! Must have been kept in an ideal environment. Would love to buy one of his sets someday. Most are very clean.


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 Post subject: Re: DuMont Club 20 on eBay
PostPosted: Jan Sat 27, 2018 6:08 pm 
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Here's the posting I did on my Club 20 a couple of years ago.

http://www.videokarma.org/showthread.php?t=262402

The one I obtained was in an old mansion in southern California. The owners, who were about to sell the place, contacted radiomuseum.org to ask what to do with the set. Fortunately Ernst Erb at Radiomuseum knew I was into TVs and contacted me. From the description, it wasn't clear what the set was, but I contacted the owners and figured out it was a Club 20. That set has a 20BP4 (as noted above) which I needed for my DuMont RA-101 Westminster, which I consider an even more valuable set. A fellow antique TV gentleman in southern California went and checked the CRT for me, and found it had some life in it, so then I dropped everything and went and bought the set.

I ended up restoring the Club 20, enjoying it with its 20BP4 for a while, and then swapping out its 20BP4 for the substitute 19DP4 in my Westminster. I installed the 19DP4 in the Club 20 and resold it -- for a price I was very happy with, but far, far less than $3495! Mine also had the original base with it.

The Club 20 is certainly a very interesting set in its own right. I know of three of these in existence, although there may be another one or two out there that I haven't heard about yet.

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 Post subject: Re: DuMont Club 20 on eBay
PostPosted: Jan Sun 28, 2018 2:41 pm 
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This set was in my collection at one point. Here's a thread I made on it. Sorry about the broken photo links :(

http://www.videokarma.org/showthread.php?t=264769


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 Post subject: Re: DuMont Club 20 on eBay
PostPosted: Feb Mon 05, 2018 3:40 am 
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The 75-ohm phono jack antenna input is unique among all early TV sets I have ever seen.

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