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 Post subject: Michigan- Vintage Electronics "Fall Fair" Sat, Oct 2 2021
PostPosted: Aug Sun 15, 2021 7:04 am 
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In response to many inquiries, the Michigan Vintage Electronics Club is hosting an old time "Swap Meet" type event at the Chelsea Fairgrounds on Saturday, Oct 2, 2021 9am-4pm. Vendor set up starts at 8am. General admission is $5 for all except non member sellers pay $10. Spaces are 10'X10' Our famous "Bargain Auction" will happen about 3pm. We expect to have food service on site.

Outside seller spaces are $15 first one, $10 each extra. There will be virtually unlimited outside spaces. no electric.
Inside seller spaces are $25 first one, $20 each extra. There will be approx 35 inside spaces. Each has electric. Note: inside is not heated or cooled. Its a metal pole barn with cement floor. Lighting is pretty good.

NO tables included with either inside or outside spaces. A LIMITED number (about 50) tables will be available to rent at the site, $10 each (these will sell out in advance so pre-registration is encouraged).

Just thought I'd get this out there so you can start planning. The club is also planning the regular "Vintage Electronics Expo" event for late January in the Detroit area so watch for that info later this fall. The last one in early 2020 sold out vendor spaces (over 150 tables) in advance.

Hope to see many of you at this first Michigan event since Covid began !

www.thevee.org

Attached below is the scan of the vendor registration form. You can print it hopefully, fill out and send in with your check if you are getting seller space. The event site has it as well, and soon we should have the full on line registration going as well.

Mark Oppat
VEE Publicity
734-207-234 SIX (734-20-RADIO)
11am-8pm EST for more info.


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 Post subject: Re: Michigan- Vintage Electronics "Fall Fair" Sat, Oct 2 2
PostPosted: Aug Sun 15, 2021 4:40 pm 
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Mark-is that Chelsea, between Ann Arbor and Jackson? That's the only Chelsea Fairgrounds I can think of. I'll definitely be there-with gas prices, driving to Illinois, Ohio and Indiana to find a swap meet is getting pretty expensive. And I've stored up more trading stock than I can carry.

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 Post subject: Re: Michigan- Vintage Electronics "Fall Fair" Sat, Oct 2 2
PostPosted: Aug Sun 15, 2021 10:59 pm 
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Yes Chelsea is about 15 mins west of Ann Arbor via I-94

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 Post subject: Re: Michigan- Vintage Electronics "Fall Fair" Sat, Oct 2 2
PostPosted: Aug Wed 18, 2021 10:02 pm 
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How well has/is this show being advertised?

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 Post subject: Re: Michigan- Vintage Electronics "Fall Fair" Sat, Oct 2 2
PostPosted: Aug Wed 18, 2021 10:33 pm 
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So far just here on the ARF and the MARC members are getting their Chronicle publications mailed now with all the info. Next we'll do flyers for the general public and will be checking on other advertising... also will be putting out on Facebook, Craigslist and other sites. I am open to any suggestions from you Jim if you have other ideas or can do some publicity yourself as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Michigan- Vintage Electronics "Fall Fair" Sat, Oct 2 2
PostPosted: Aug Wed 18, 2021 10:37 pm 
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I cross posted it to the Music Electronics Forum. as there may be relevant tools someone could use.

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 Post subject: Re: Michigan- Vintage Electronics "Fall Fair" Sat, Oct 2 2
PostPosted: Aug Thu 19, 2021 12:01 am 
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I posted this on the only place I can, the Toledo craigslist.

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 Post subject: Re: Michigan- Vintage Electronics "Fall Fair" Sat, Oct 2 2
PostPosted: Sep Fri 03, 2021 5:03 am 
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Bumping up...
have added the registration form in the first posting but also here it is. Any questions, email me or call.

Note: there will likely be a larger "Bargain Auction" at the end of the event (around 3pm). Expect to see lots of radios of all eras, audio gear, test equipment, parts and whatnot. If you are seeking bargains, dont miss this event ! Michigan is one of the best states for vintage electronics !

Mark Oppat
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moppat at comcast dot net
734-207- 234 SIX


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 Post subject: Re: Michigan- Vintage Electronics "Fall Fair" Sat, Oct 2 2
PostPosted: Sep Fri 03, 2021 12:41 pm 
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Here's hoping the U.S. border is opened by then so we Canadians can attend.

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 Post subject: Re: Michigan- Vintage Electronics "Fall Fair" Sat, Oct 2 2
PostPosted: Sep Sun 26, 2021 3:17 pm 
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Any word yet on how many are expected to be set up and selling?

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 Post subject: Re: Michigan- Vintage Electronics "Fall Fair" Sat, Oct 2 2
PostPosted: Sep Mon 27, 2021 3:50 am 
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We had about 25 of the 10X10' inside spaces and those are almost gone. Outside, there are 22 car park spaces sold currently but several sellers are expected to show up that day as you can get them at the gate. We have ads running in about 20 print and online locations, will be adding more this week. Had two mentions of it on WDET Detroit Public Radio during their fundraiser. So far, this week is beautiful fall Michigan weather all week, we are hoping that runs to Saturday.

We have a vendor coming in to sell coffee, smoothies and donuts. We could use a few more volunteers, right now would be great to have someone staff a pizza/soda table for lunch food, if anyone might do that, contact me please. Would need you 10am-2pm probably. Our famous Bargain Auction will likely run at 3pm, we'll also have stuff from the club set up all day and take any reasonable offers on items there, so could use someone to staff that too.

I cleared out a large estate of 1922-1927 era battery radios, will have several, including the "compact" Atwater-Kent type (models 30, 33, 36,) and a real unusual Melco (made by "Amsco" NYC) with full shielding and 8 controls ! Also a Gilfillan battery radio.
Hope to see you all there this SATURDAY !

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 Post subject: Re: Michigan- Vintage Electronics "Fall Fair" Sat, Oct 2 2
PostPosted: Sep Mon 27, 2021 3:55 am 
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By the way, anyone coming from the south into Michigan, I highly recommend you not take I-75 or I-275 north, take US-23 or any other northbound hwy or road. The first 15 miles of I-75 in Michigan is HORRID road ! Then, I-275 is under repair and shut down to one lane both north and southbound. A mess.

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 Post subject: Re: Michigan- Vintage Electronics "Fall Fair" Sat, Oct 2 2
PostPosted: Sep Mon 27, 2021 4:46 am 
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Can't use US23 north or south through Monroe county, it is completely closed for at least several weeks according to the state transportation department after a truck severely damaged an overpass. Even though 75 in Monroe county has construction as of today it is the better route, unless one wants to come up Telegraph which will probably be slower, and head west much further north. I agree that everyone should currently avoid 275 entirely.

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 Post subject: Re: Michigan- Vintage Electronics "Fall Fair" Sat, Oct 2 2
PostPosted: Sep Mon 27, 2021 5:35 am 
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Coming back from Kutztown on Tuesday I thought I was going to blow tire on I-75 northbound it was so bad. "Welcome to Michigan " !

Although I have to say, the freeways closest to me have been rebuilt in the last few years. Its the first time in my memory I can go to downtown Detroit and drive on nice pavement all the way. This will last about 5 years, then it will go back to crap probably. I-275 near me is better, M-14 west of me is good too. Several really horrid local roads have been done this year. But they last only 10 years max in Michigan it seems.

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 Post subject: Re: Michigan- Vintage Electronics "Fall Fair" Sat, Oct 2 2
PostPosted: Sep Mon 27, 2021 5:49 am 
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If anyone wants alternate way, I recommend this :
Take US23 North to M-50 in Dundee.
go WEST on M-50 to M-52
Turn NORTH, this will take you just north of _I-94 a half mile or so to "Old US-12".
Turn WEST (left) to the first side road on your LEFT and you will see the entrance gate to the Chelsea Fairgrounds.

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 Post subject: Re: Michigan- Vintage Electronics "Fall Fair" Sat, Oct 2 2
PostPosted: Sep Mon 27, 2021 12:42 pm 
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They are detouring off of 23 at Dundee and using Plank road as a detour. There is no construction on 75 from Toledo to 275 and the construction on 275 shouldn't be bad on a Saturday. I drove thru there this past Friday and Saturday. Friday was terrible in the morning but Saturday traffic was moving at the posted 60 MPH.

I also heard on the news that MDOT hopes to have 23 open later this week.

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 Post subject: Re: Michigan- Vintage Electronics "Fall Fair" Sat, Oct 2 2
PostPosted: Sep Mon 27, 2021 5:29 pm 
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Another way from the south is to take 23 to 223 into Adrian and take 52 north to the fairgrounds. Only adds about another 10 minutes or so. If 23 isn't open by next Friday that's probably the way I'm going.

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 Post subject: Re: Michigan- Vintage Electronics "Fall Fair" Sat, Oct 2 2
PostPosted: Sep Mon 27, 2021 7:30 pm 
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Still looks like perfect fall weather for Saturday ! High of 72, no rain.
Seller spaces are cheap for this show... just $15 for first car park space and $10 each extra ! Indoor spaces, if any left, are $25 for one and $20 each extra, all have electric. We have tables to rent at $10 ea to use inside or out., currently there are about 25 of those left.
Hope to see many of you at this show, our first in over 18 months ! If you need more info, call me on the shop phone 734-20- RADIO (207-2346) 11am-9pm , usually 6-9pm is best most days.

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 Post subject: Re: Michigan- Vintage Electronics "Fall Fair" Sat, Oct 2 2
PostPosted: Sep Wed 29, 2021 10:53 pm 
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Just read that 23 is now open. No need for any unnecessary detours now.

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 Post subject: Re: Michigan- Vintage Electronics "Fall Fair" Sat, Oct 2 2
PostPosted: Oct Fri 01, 2021 4:34 am 
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I plan bringing two un-restored chrome plated radios in correct cabinets.
I be out on the parking lot. Hope to arrive before 9 am from Columbus OH area.
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1) E H Scott Super 12, a 12 tube model 1939-40. I converted the BRAEMER cabinet to lift top to better display the chrome plated receiver. Very nice chrome and great restoration project. Cabinet partial refinish with shellac then lacquer nicely rubber out and polished - walnut and fancy Australian Laurel veneers. Complete with correct power supply and correct 12 inch speaker.
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2) McMurdo Silver - Masterpiece III, a 12 tube radio circa 1934-5. I very nice receiver and a parts receiver included. During cabinet restoration, I converted the walnut veneer CLARIDGE cabinet to be a lift top cabinet. Tech info, owner operating manual copies and other paper included.

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