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 Post subject: Advice
PostPosted: Oct Tue 02, 2018 4:33 pm 
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Hello everyone, I am here asking for advice. My father was a TV and Radio repairman back in the 50's and 60's. Recently we decided to clean out the attic since my father passed many years ago. We found several old radios and other electronic equipment that I assumed he was fixing. I know one is rare because I looked it up, but I don't know value, plus they look beat up a bit. How do I determine the value of these items? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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 Post subject: Re: Advice
PostPosted: Oct Wed 03, 2018 4:21 am 
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Check Ebay for past sales of matching items.

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 Post subject: Re: Advice
PostPosted: Oct Wed 03, 2018 4:34 am 
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Welcome, even if you aren't an old radio guy.

I say slow down. There may be some "treasures" that look like junk to you but are collectable parts or completed projects without labels.
Please post a photo of his radios.

This is what I fear. My stuff might be trashed without editing.


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 Post subject: Re: Advice
PostPosted: Oct Wed 03, 2018 4:41 am 
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Hi lee.

You can post photos as attachments straight out of the chute. No need to wait 24Hrs.
Posting photos to a forum thread...
The skinny: viewtopic.php?p=2717120#p2717120

You will get honest and forthright opinions here... :)
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 Post subject: Re: Advice
PostPosted: Oct Wed 03, 2018 1:26 pm 
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Lee, your problem is a common one. Not too many outside of our small group of crazies around the world really know what some of this older stuff is, let alone what it's worth. In a nutshell, it is "worth" whatever someone will pay for it. Ebay SOLD listings is a guide, but not the last word. Don't even bother looking at the Ebay LISTING prices ... those are usually way outside of reality. Sold listings will give you a lot more of a real feel .. .but even then, can be misleading. I've paid "too much" for a given item before just because I wanted to collect it, not because it was really "worth" the asking price. We all have. Do you want to wait for that one individual as crazy as me to come along? That's another question you need to ask yourself.. what is your timeline.

The basic question is ... what are your goals .... to maximize $$ from the sale, or try and place items with those who appreciate them for what they are, instead of the all-too-common parts and tube pullers that will scrap an antique and irreplaceable instrument just to sell a few tubes or parts.

Selling off a collection like this is going to take a lot of time and research, and even then you will have many choices to make along the way. Sell yourself? Use an auctioneer? Sell the lot to a collector and let them worry about it all?

Auctioneers might be the fastest way, but likely not the most profitable for you, and definitely not the way to go if you want any of your dad's stuff preserved. It will be the fastest and least hassle for you, unless you can find someone to purchase the entire lot.

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 Post subject: Re: Advice
PostPosted: Oct Wed 03, 2018 3:51 pm 
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Where are you located?? There may be a member close that could stop by and help.
Your chance of an honest answer is much higher.

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 Post subject: Re: Advice
PostPosted: Oct Wed 03, 2018 4:05 pm 
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we need a location to be more helpful really. i buy a couple of estates/collections a year. when it comes to old radios and parts, it's a rare niche to find folks that know what the stuff is. the guitar and audio guys may rape a radio for its tubes and leave what could by a highly desirable radio behind and call it junk.

unless there's a pressing need, maybe leave the stuff up there till you find a radio collector that can come by and tell you what you got.


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 Post subject: Re: Advice
PostPosted: Oct Wed 03, 2018 9:02 pm 
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Hello Everyone,
Thank you for your input. I have been attempting to load pictures unsuccessfully. Looks like I might have to upload one or two pictures at a time.

I am in Raleigh NC if that helps.

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 Post subject: Re: Advice
PostPosted: Oct Wed 03, 2018 9:07 pm 
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Please don't get your hopes up in making serious money with these radios. Unrestored, needing repair, but otherwise complete, the ones in the photo would show up on Craigslist for about $10-$35.


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 Post subject: Re: Advice
PostPosted: Oct Wed 03, 2018 9:10 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Advice
PostPosted: Oct Wed 03, 2018 9:12 pm 
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I just sold a Zenith like that yesterday,recapped and working,for $35.

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 Post subject: Re: Advice
PostPosted: Oct Wed 03, 2018 9:18 pm 
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I DON'T HAVE EXPECTATIONS, JUST DONT WANT TO THROW SOMETHING OF VALUE AWAY BY MISTAKE. MY SISTER THREW MOST AWAT BEFORE I STOPPED HER. here ARE A FEW MORE PICTURES
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 Post subject: Re: Advice
PostPosted: Oct Wed 03, 2018 9:22 pm 
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lleonard wrote:
I know one is rare because I looked it up, but I don't know value, plus they look beat up a bit.


Lee, which is the rare one, and how did you determine it was rare?

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 Post subject: Re: Advice
PostPosted: Oct Wed 03, 2018 9:56 pm 
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the grey unit with 3 knobs and all the tubes missing is a tube audio amp. in that shape maybe $50 to a guy that wants to restore it. that one should be a quick sale.


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