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December 1996

In this issue:


Wilco ST-7

The gold foil box for this radio declares it to be "The Finest Radio in the World." Although that may be an exaggeration, the Wilco ST-7 certainly is a beautiful coat pocket set with a very distinctive V-shaped reverse plastic dial panel. The plastic case measures 3 1/8" high by 5 5/8" wide by 1 5/8" deep. The grill is made of a perforated brushed silver metal and has a red, white and light blue "Wilco Deluxe" badge in the upper left corner.

The accompanying instruction book (printed in Japan) reads "Thank you for your having bought ST-7 DELUXE TRANSISTOR RADIO. This is a first class Radio manufactured by our expert technicians under the newest and most modern project, with 6 transistors and 1 diode. Designed smartly and elegantly, this is equipped with a high fidelity 2 3/4" speaker the largest one for this type of radio receiver......We hope this de luxe class portable radio will become your favorite and companion."


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WANTED: Transistor Service Manuals TSM 6, 15, 16, 17, 18, and 20. Bruce Phillips, 127 Bunker Hill Avenue, Stratham, NH 03885. (# removed) after 5 PM please.

FOR SALE: 1869 Mississippi Pumper, excellent condition and plays well, $80. Sinclair Gas Pump, new in box, $60. I will ship. Tom Tamberelli, 106 Carpenter Street, Muncy, PA 17756­1332. (# removed).

WANTED: Capehart transistor radio model T8­201 as pictured above. Jim Given, 1840 Country Meadows Terrace, Sarasota, FL 34235. (# removed).

FOR SALE: Admiral Y2301GPS, black, in presentation box with accessories, pitted metal, good, $25. Aiwa AR­666, gray/ivory, Japan, very good, $15. AMC (Fuji Denki) TRB­611, black, Japan, 2 chips, case, very good, $35. Arvin 60R63, red, reverse paint, very good, $35. Arvin 67R09, black, "checkmark," very good+, $25. Bulova 672, ivory, somebody painted it brown! very good, $20. Bulova 792, ivory, couple of dings in grille, otherwise excellent, $20. Bulova 890, ivory, case, 2 tiny holes drilled in back, otherwise excellent, $30. Bulova Super 6, black, chip, in Made In Japan book, case, excellent, $50. Channel Master 6531, red/white, Japan, 2 chips, 2 cracks, good, $20. Commodore 8 transistor, red, chip on coin slot, very good, $25. Continental TR­884, black, case, excellent, $20. Delmonico 7YR707, micro, black, with chain and case, very good, $50. Emerson 888, aqua, 2 hairlines, very good, $50. GE P711A, green, corner crack, good, $25. GE P746B, white/turquoise, case, very good+, $25. GE P746B, white/turquoise, like new case, excellent, $35. GE P800A, white, case, very good, $35. Hitachi TH­621, ivory, early, oval transistors, tiny chip, very good+, $75. Hitachi TH­627R, black, reverse painted, case, near mint, $60. Hitachi WH­822H, black, case, dial cord slips, excellent, $40. Morse Deluxe, no #, ivory, reverse painted, kickstand, 2 cracks, badge missing, very good, $30. Motorola 6X31R, coral, cracked grille, paint chips, logo gone, good, $30. Motorola X17B, blue­gray, reverse painted, crack on back, $30. NEC NT­6M11, gold, similar to ITT in Made In Japan book, excellent, $30. Penney's (Toshiba) 6TP­555, black/ivory, case, grille dent, very good+, $35. RCA 3­RG­34, brown/beige, case, plays, very good+, $25. RCA 4RH11, black/white, case, very good+, $25. RCA 4RH16, gray/white, case, very good+, $25. Realtone 1248C, black, very good, $10. Realtone TR­1645, blue/beige, case, very good+, $25. Realtone TR­1820, black, crack in dial plastic, good, $20. Realtone TR­2663, similar to Zenith Transoceanic 3000, 11 bands, $75. Realtone TR­8611, ivory, small crack, very good+, $60. Sears 7216, white/black/turquoise, tiny micro, grille pushed in slightly, excellent, $100. Silvertone 9205, coral, 1959, small corner crack, case, very good+, $75. Sony TR­609, two­tone gray, gray leather case, chip/crack on vents, very good, $85. Truetone DC3718, green, micro, made by Standard, with jewel bx, excellent, $100. Russ Abrams, 2330 Villaret Drive S.W., Huntsville, AL 35803. (# removed).

FOR SALE/TRADE: Emerson 747, subminiature tubes, grey with silver underpainted front, working, in original shipping box with paperwork, $400?. Sears 7216, Poster color section, mint w/clamshell outer box, paperwork, $95. Early Bulova 278A, leather, in box (see photo). $55. Hitachi TH­621, Lane, color section, coral, mint, $150. Marvel 6YR­15A, black, repaired bottom chip, $50. WANTED: Paying or trading generously for: Harpers GK­900, Harpers GK­631, StarLite Jarmis TRN­174, Lafayette KT­116, Realtone TR­870, Realtone TR­666, empty Regency TR­1 box, Sony TR­33 or TR­2K, Hoffman T­P411, Continental TR­751, Sharp TR­185, Sanyo 6C­1, Toshiba 5TR­221, Standard SR­F23, Remington. David Mednick, 25 Jefferson Street, # 7B, Hackensack, NJ 07601­5038. (# removed).

SERVICES: Keep this ad handy for future use! I can repair your favorite AM transistor radio to play like it did when it was new. Twenty six years experience in radio repair. Minimum $20, maximum $35 plus shipping. If unable to be repaired, radios will be sent back prepaid. Randy Hartge, 6612 North 90th Street, Omaha, NE 68122. (# removed).

WANTED: Sams AR manuals, 1 each of volumes 309, 310, 314 thru 322, 324 thru 340. FOR SALE: Nearly complete set of Sams AR manuals, 312 total books, first $500 takes all. Nearly 100 NOS, NIB, 12 volt filament, 12 volt plate tubes, for 1950s hybrid car radios, first $100 takes all. Circa 1966 Grommes Silicon transistor 50 watt hi­fi amplifier, 100% solid state, works great, $15 firm. Several hundred 1962 vintage, NOS "top hat" style tantalum capacitors, mfg by General Electric, first $20 takes all. Back issues of Antique Radio Classified, first issue thru December 1996, first $100 takes all. Jim Farago, 4017 ­ 42nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55406­3528. (# removed).

FOR SALE: Book Channel Master transistor radio service manual 1961, good condition, covering models, 6503, 6504, 6505, 6506, 6508, 6509, 6510, 6511, 6512­2, 6514­2, 6515, and 6516. Thomas Burnside, 4838 South Westhaven Drive, Jackson, MS 39209­4711. (# removed).

WANTED: Battery cover for Hoffman PP706, Trans­Solar, pink. Battery cover, French phone, white. Also I need a tuning knob for a French made transistor radio, Microcapte Radio Colard, butterscotch color. Bruce Ralg, 10005 Bay Pines Boulevard, #642, Saint Petersburg, FL 33708. (# removed).

FOR SALE: Selfix YTR­601, pictured above, red, Japan, some cracks otherwise excellent, $300. Marty Bunis, 32 West Main St., Bradford, NH 03221. (# removed) please call before 8 PM eastern time. Fax (# removed). E­mail: (email removed)

WANTED: Koyo Parrot, Palm, Tom Thumb, Zephyr and Sun­Tone RN­7, Comet, Skymaster, Coronado, Star­lite RN48, Emerson 747 and other miniature tube radios. Will buy or can offer in trade, Sony ICR­120, NIB, ICR­90, medallion missing, TR­86. Realtone TR­861, 8611. Toshiba 6TP­354, 394, 7TH­425. Pioneer rocket crystal, NIB with cord dings. AFCO ST88, Philco TR126, Oldsmobile Transportable, Magnavox AM2, side chip. Mike Brooks, 7335 Skyline, Oakland, CA 94611. (# removed) evenings.

MESSAGE: Don't forget each issue of the Transistor Network is placed on­line the first of every month...about 10 days after mail subscribers receive their copies. If you have a computer, check it out at www.oldradios.com/tn/. There has been lots of on­line interest in the TN with many subscribers reporting extra sales thru the Net, so keep those ads coming in!

FOR SALE: Computer Mouse radios, white, NIB, $25. Tape Deck radios, NIB, Bunis #436, $35. Sampson SC4000, $65. Mike Parelskin, 7235 Hollywood Boulevard, #315, Hollywood, CA 90046. (# removed).

FOR SALE: Starroid IM1, pl 243, excellent, $60. Robotic Radio, AM, pl 250, MIB, $55. Space Capsule, red, white and blue, pl 257, excellent, $25. Flying Saucer, pl 258, excellent, $25. Transformer Face, pl 241, vg, $30. Robot radio, NIB, $25. Rocket USAF, NIB, $55. Power Box, pl 259, MIB, $55. Transformer Wrist radio, BB 419, excellent, $35. Gobots, with 2 speakers, vg, $20. Starroid IR12, pl 244, excellent, $55. Radio Gobot, pl 255, excellent, $25. Power Rangers w/clock, NIB, $25. Also have some novelty telephones. Add $4 each for shipping. Beverly McAfee, 305 Church Road, York, PA 17402. (# removed).

FOR SALE/TRADE: Donald Duck, Breed # 83, nice and working, $45. Wall Box/Counter Selector by Crosley, Breed # 439, also nice and working, $50. Would prefer to trade for nice pocket or novelty transistors. Paul Fulton, 711 Jacquelyn Road, Westwood, NJ 07675. (# removed).

FOR SALE: Multiband portable sets, all work. Zenith "The Continental," 6 bands, $75. Ray­Jeff 630­RDF, bands, $200. Ostfold radio A/S (621) Mascot 44 FM, 4 bands, $200. Bulova 1495, 3 bands, $75. GE "World Monitor" P­990­A, 5 bands, $100. National Panasonic "World Boy Custom" RF850HB, $100. Day­Sonic 1006, 3 bands, $50. Candle TK­1848, 5 bands, $75. Hitachi Lmtd KH­1000M, 4 bands. Craig 1306, 7 bands (Sanyo), $125. Panasonic RF­1006MD, 3 bands, $50. Telefunken "Baizzo TS" 205, 4 bands, $200. Aiwa AR­162, 3 bands, $75. Grundig "Music Boy" 205­E, 4 bands, $75. Chuck Bray, 1322 Ivy Road, Bremerton, WA 98310. (# removed).

MESSAGE: Wowie! Zowie! See and buy radios on the Internet! Go to www.worldwidewatches.com and choose "Radio­O­Rama." Mike Stute, 2140 Sequoyah Way, Carrollton, TX 75006.

FOR SALE: Not just a parade of "high­end" sets, but rather an eclectic group of our personal favorites featured in this fun, informal video. Nearly two hours long; you'll see over 100 fabulous radios, colorful boxes, and advertising pieces. A program list is included with brand names and model numbers. VHS. $29.95 includes postage. Eric Wrobbel, 20802 Exhibit Court, Woodland Hills, CA 91367. (# removed).

FOR SALE: Rare yellow Regency TR­1G, beautiful condition, $495. Very rare Regency TR­66, $95. Black Emerson 888 Explorer, $60. White Zenith 500E, near mint, with case, $40. Toshiba 8TM­294, blue sparkle grill, $60. Motorola X21, with anchor w/rhinestone decoration, very nice, $45. NOVELTIES: Citizen Card radio, NIB, $15. Avon Skin­So­Soft, NIB, $35. Seagrams Cooler Can, NIB, $20. WANTED: Sony TR­63 in red, must be excellent. Braun T3, T4, T31, and T41. Westrex sound tape cassettes, vintage 1953­63. Any portable Westrex radio/tape or tape player. Harald Herp, 6615 Michele Court, Huntingtown, MD 20639. (# removed).

FOR SALE: Zenith Royal 500, maroon, chassis 7ZT40Z1, 1956 model, beautiful condition, logo on back retains most of its original in­fill paint, $125/offer/trade. WANTED: Emerson 888 Pioneer in turquoise. Zenith Royal 500, chassis 7ZT40, in pink. Emerson 888 No Name in black, gray or turquoise. R. Matzko, 3 Coloma Court, Sterling, VA 20164. (# removed).

FOR SALE: 1958 Philco transistor 700 portable, model T700­124. Very nice original. Plays great. $35. Includes UPS shipping. Mike Hanke, 1036 South 15th Avenue, Wausau, WI 54401. Write, do not phone.

WANTED: Bunis Collectors Guide to Transistor Radios 1st edition, in good condition. Call or E­mail Mike Miranda, 8526 NW 35th Court, Coral Springs, FL 33065. (# removed) after 7 PM ET. E­mail: (email removed)

WANTED: Early Sony transistor radios 1955­1963. I am also interested in advertisements, leaflets, and service manuals (original or copy). Henry Bohlmann, Birkenstieg 21, 22359 Hamburg, Germany. Phone (# removed), Fax (011) 49 40 6035491.

FOR SALE: Roberts portables as used by the Queen. Send for my illustrated list. Enrico Tedeschi, 54 Easthill Drive, Brighton BN41 2FD, UK. Tel/fax (# removed). E­mail: (email removed)

FOR SALE/TRADE: Pink Zenith Royal 500, nice shape, $600. Futura "Old Fashioned" framed picture with radio built in, works, $99. Grundig Microboy with matching speaker box, $75. Grundig Miniboy with matching speaker box, works, $85. Zenith Golden Triangle, Royal 950, $150. Philco T1000, $99. Mantone HT6051, mini, $35. Reverse painted radios: No cracks or chips unless noted. Jupiter 6T250, Jaguar twin, perfect, $160. Motorola X15, green, tiny cip, $30. Jefferson Travis, also green, $40. Emerson 911 Eldorado, white, excellent, $45. Channel Master 6514, $35. New in box radios: RCA 3RH31, $45. Sony TR817, $99. Toshiba 6TC485A, $100. WANTED: In any condition. Toshiba 7TP303, RCA 8BT8FE, Invicta TR222, Seminole 801 (except black), Arvin 8576, Capehart radios, Zenith Royal 56, inexpensive micros. Send or E­mail your for sale lists. Don Maurer, 29 South 4th Street, Lebanon, PA 17042. (# removed). E­mail: (email removed)

FOR SALE: Jupiter Boys Radio/Watch, new in clear­covered presentation case, as pictured above and on page 136 of the second Bunis book and page 76 of Made In Japan. 4 available, will sell for $200 each or trade for pristine examples of the following transistors: Global GR­900; Lafayette FS­91; Jaguar 6T­250; Kowa KT­91; Motorola 7X23E, 7X2405, 7X24W; Monarch 90; NEC NT­620, NT­61; Orion Deluxe; Realtone TR870, TR1088; Sony TR610, TR86; Toshiba 6TP­31A, 6TP­309, 7TP­303, 8TM­294B; Trancel TR80, TR60; Viscount 6TP­103; Zenith Royal 500H; Zenith Royal 555; Zephyr ZR­620, ZR­930, AR­600; any speaker box radios; any Crosley book radios; any Oceana; any Topnotch; or make offer of similar radios to above. Photo helps if offering radios in trade. Bruce Phillips, 127 Bunker Hill Avenue, Stratham, NH 03885. Telephone (# removed) after 5 PM please.

FOR SALE: Novelty radios: Personal Computer, NIB, $20. Roulette Wheel, NIB, not the one in book, $25. Beanee Weenee, NIB, $25. Camcorder, NIB, $22. Shell Super X Can, $22. Robotic, B #250, $25. Ghostbusters, radio and flashlight, NOC, $20. Computer Mouse, NIB, $12. Wesley Matous, 1824 Glengarry, Carrollton, TX 75006. (# removed).

WANTED: Tuning dial for a blue Toshiba Lace or parts set. Reasonable, please. George Kaczowka, 23 Hillside Avenue, Boylston, MA 01505. (# removed) between 7 and 9 PM. E­mail: (email removed)

FOR TRADE: Interested in trading transistor radios for Herman Miller furniture or Howard Miller clocks. Looking for 50s and 60s furniture and glass ceramics. David Corner, 3259 Springbrook Drive NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544. (# removed). E­mail: (email removed)

WANTED: Motorola 6X28 in excellent condition. Will pay $75­$150 depending on color. Larry Gilbert, 2602 Amapola Drive, Davis, CA 95616. (# removed).

WANTED: Universal and/or Candle PRT­63B transistor radios in excellent to MIB condition. Looking for the colors of red, ivory or ice blue. Already have the black and salmon colors. Will buy or trade. Robert Gilmore, P.O. Box 1888, Ramona, CA 92065. (# removed). E­mail: (email removed)

WANTED: Battery cover for Hoffman Solar KP706, black. Also a back for a Toshiba Lace TR­193, in white, in excellent condition. Glen Carlo, 5440 N.E. 22 Terrace, #9, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308. (# removed).

FOR SALE: Coronet two transistor Boy's radio, excellent condition, with box (scuffed) earphone, and antenna, $75 ppd. Tom Welch, P.O. Box 842, Cottage Grove, OR 97424. Fax (# removed). E­mail: (email removed)

WANTED: Toshiba 6TP­309, any color, with accessories and in box, in excellent condition. Name your price. Thank you. Bob Furtado, 23 Garden Road, Alameda, CA 94502. (# removed).

FOR SALE: Regular and novelty transistor radios. Some left from previous Transistor Network ad. Call or send SASE. H.B. McMahan, 313 W. Shaw, Tyler, TX 75701­3029. (# removed).

WANTED: Schematic and/or manual for KLH model 27 stereo rec/amp. Also for Fischer model 210 stereo rec/amp. Also 1955 to 1957 Popular Electronics magazines. Also Magnavox AW­100, brown or black, AM/SW bands receiver. Will trade Regency XR­2A for XR­2. Rick Christensen, 1045 West 550 South, Payson, UT 84651. (# removed) nights.

FOR SALE/TRADE: Novelties: Club Screwdriver, B&B 82, NIB $70. Pool Table, China, NIB, $35. Statue of Liberty, B 227, NIB, $65. Satellite Dish radio, Taiwan, NIB, unit is black with a base, speaker is housed in the movable dish, $45. Huckleberry Hound, B 99, vg, $47. Old Parr, B 378, vg, $45. Stack of Ones, B&B 597, vg, $25. Giant Wrist Watch, B 493, $45. lus shipping. Dan Sipola, 2840 Copeland Road, Maple Plain, MN 55359. (# removed). E­mail: (email removed)

SERVICES: Crack repair, worn or missing lettering restored exactly like original. Reproduction trim parts for transistor radios including badges, nameplates, flat dials. Eric Wrobbel, 20802 Exhibit Court, Woodland Hills, CA 91367. (# removed).

WANTED: TR­52 Sony (pictured above), "SONY TOKYO TSUSHIN KOGYO, LTD." Paying over $1000 for good examples. Also wanted small TVs from 1970s to 1990s, 1" to 4" screen, Sony, Panasonic etc. Tom Christopher, 5350 Alum Rock Avenue, San Jose, CA 95127. Bus: (# removed). Fax (# removed).

FOR SALE: ZEPHYR COLLECTION: Zephyr AR­600 (Bunis 2, page 316), pink front, red back & tuner knob, chips/crack on sides, displays well, plays, $85. Zephyr ZR­620 (Bunis 2, page 316), green, white & gold RP, plays, clean chip on front, fair, $45. Zephyr ZR­740, vertical, tan with white & gold RP, kickstand, externally very good, plays, internal problems, $55. OTHERS: Coronet 6 TR, vertical coffin shape, gray with lots of white and gold RP, kickstand, beautiful, not working, $35. Hearever 8, identical to Orion Master (Bunis 1, page 142), green & white with 4 color RP, telescoping antenna, leather case, plays, gorgeous, $55. Holiday Deluxe, Boy's 2 transistor, vertical, ivory, sharp, $40. Koyo 10 transistor, AM/FM, horizontal, ivory with yellow back, telescoping antenna, Japan, CDs, $45. Kroy T­880, pencell micro, ivory, Japan, CDs, complete with box and earphone, works, $28. Marvel 6YR­10A, 6 transistor, identical to 8YR­10A (Bunis 2, page 154), black, slide rule dial, oversized round speaker, tapered at top and bottom, plays, $85. National Panasonic R­1088, vertical, red with silver paint trim, large window, vinyl case, plays, $20. Raleigh HT­1270 (2), vertical, one ivory (chip, plays)/one ebony (no chips), both whistle, one vinyl case, both for $18. Sharp TR­173 "Collie" (Bunis 1, page 186), ivory, lots of RP, plays, slight discoloration on dial, $50. Sony TR­84, gray, carry strap, like new, $40. Zenith 500D, black, excellent, $70. Plus shipping. Charles Sandes, 288­28th Street, Oakland, CA 94611. (# removed) before 8 PM PT.

FOR SALE: Crestline 6T­220, Bunis T2, $80. Mellowtone TR­6, white, case (see Diplomat HT­6088 Bunis T2), $35. Micronic red SR­H437, earphone, clamshell, exc, $80. Micronic SR­H437, black, clamshell, exc, $70. Micronic SR­H436, brown, $90. Motorola X­21, ivory w/rhinestone, clamshell, $85. Sony TR­609, coral trim/beige grill, exc, $110. Trancel 6TP­243, white, $45. Viscount 802, colorful 2 tone reverse plastic dial, two antennas, case, $60. Petite NTR­800, black, $60. Universal 8, see Robin TR­605, Sams TSM 9, nice reverse paint, $75. Jon Golden, 16 Roundwood Road, Newton, MA 02164. (# removed). E­mail: (email removed)

FOR SALE: Zenith Royal 500, ivory, excellent condition, leather case, $125. Realtone TR­861, ivory, excellent condition, works, leather case, $100. Hoffman RP­706 "Trans Solar," red, excellent condition, works, $600. Regency TR­1, ivory, works, excellent condition, leather case, $650. Mascot II, concentric circles, ivory, in box with antenna, excellent condition, $165. Postage extra. Kay Botzum, R.D. 2, Box 419, Morgantown, PA 19543. Phone (# removed). Fax (# removed).

WANTED: I need the tuning dial window for a Personna model TR­600. This set is similar to the Vulcan 6T­160 on page 230 of Bunis 1. Set says "Transistor Six" in relief under the volume control. The back is louvered. Thank you! George Kaczowka, 23 Hillside Avenue, Boylston, MA 01505. (# removed) before 9 PM Eastern. E-mail: (email removed)

WANTED: Royal 500 transistor radios, any condition. Parts sets OK. Prefer any color but black. Need models 500, 500D, 500RD, 500B, but will take black ones and 500E if the price is right. Let me know what you have. Eldon A. Horton, 8187 LaHabra Lane, Indianapolis, IN 46236. (# removed). E­mail: (email removed)

FOR SALE: Panasonic T­59, black, $25. Sony 2R­31, $12. Motorola X­15, tan, $35. Silvertone 5201, red, $25. Sony TFM­951, $40. Sampson BT­65, $30. Motorola X­16, $25. Zenith Royl 50, black, $20. FOR TRADE: Stantex B­33, 4 tube, blue & white, Schiffer page 205. WANTED: Box for Magnavox AM­2. Also wanted Omscolite 6, big "6" on the front. Also Omscolite 7, big "7" on the front. Motorola X­11R. All above radios untested, plus shipping. Nick Calantonio, 409 Reading Avenue, Rockville, MO 20850. (# removed).

FOR SALE: Sony TR­610, red, excellent, $200. Zenith Royal 250, tan, $75. International, looks like Monarch in Made In Japan, excellent, $175. Zenith Royal 500, white, excellent, $175. Mellowtone, blue, $100. Toshiba 7TP­352M, light blue/dark blue, small crack by dial, $110. Trancel TR­60, needs rear leg, $100. Globe Constellation, $65. FOR TRADE: Harpers GK 301, red, portable, excellent. Commodore, tan. All radios untested, plus shipping. Dave Frush, 1025 Grandview Avenue, Sykesville, MD 21784. (# removed), call between 6­9 PM Eastern Standard Time.

FOR SALE: Collectors Guide To Transistor Radios, Second Edition, $16.95 (Canada add $2 shipping). Collectors Guide to Novelty Radios, $18.95 (Canada add $4 shipping). Collecting Transistor Novelty Radios, 1994 Price Update, $4.95 postpaid. Marty Bunis, 32 West Main Street, Bradford, NH 03221. (# removed) before 8 PM EST. Fax (# removed) anytime. E­mail: (email removed)

FOR SALE: Sony TR­831, AM/SW, CD marks, good condition, $40. Zenith Royal 300, vg to excellent, $35. Philco T­4­124, turquoise, with case, $40. Realtone TR­1088, white, not perfect, $95. GE 925G, AM/SW, CD marks, 8 transistors, excellent condition, $35. GE P807A, vg, one bottom chip, $19. Arvin 8576, good condition, slight wear, ebony, $150. Zenith R28A, AM/FM, with case, $20. Sony Earth Orbitor CRF 5090, 9 band receiver, $250. Trancel F­516X, brown leather, 10 transistors, CD marks, vg, AM/FM, $35. Mellowtone 6 transistor HiFi, no model number, blue, with case, excellent condition, $50. Bill H. Cruce, 202 N. Osage, Dewey, OK 74029. Work (# removed). Home (# removed).

FOR SALE: Transistor Radio Photo Guides. Each guide packed with photos of all known collectible models of each brand. With model numbers and notes. Global/Zephyr Guide shows all 32 of these great radios. Standard Guide shows all 50 of the Standards including all 13 Micronic Rubys. Realtone Guide has 59 models. Toshiba Guide has 61. Sony Guide has 94. Guides include rare models not shown anywhere else. Regency booklet tells all about the first transistor radio and related models, TR­1, TR­1G, TR­4, Bulova 250, Mitchell, Mantola, and discusses colors, variations, date codes, rarities, and trivia. Lots of info and pictures. Regency booklet is $10, all others are $7 each. Prices include postage. Eric Wrobbel, 20802 Exhibit Court, Woodland Hills, CA 91367. (# removed).

FOR SALE: Transistors: Motorola X11G, mint green, sharp, $45. GE P850D, black, nice, $35. Channel Master 6506, red, excellent, $30. Viscount 802M, reverse painted horizontal, 2 bands, in case, excellent, $65. Emerson 888 Vanguard, black, fine, $65. RCA 4RH11, black, excellent, $25. Sam Samuelian, 2305 W. Deerfield Drive, Media, PA 19063. (# removed).

FOR SALE: Send S.A.S.E. for list of pocket and portable transistor radios that have been electronically restored and play like they did when they were new. Randy Hartge, 6612 North 90th Street, Omaha, NE 68122. (# removed).

FOR SALE: Crown TR­680, black with gold raised relief design grill and "diamond" decor, $135. Toshiba "Cat's Eye" 7TP­303A, with speaker box, $350. Toshiba Lace "Reflex," red, $450. Toshiba 6P­15, coral and ivory, $75. Trancel T­11, ivory with gold grill, $55. Motorola X11­B and X11­G (mint blue and mint green), pair $155. NRC 6TP­106, black and white, similar to Toshiba "Metal Lace," $135. NEC NT­870, ivory, unusual 2­band with reverse­paint top dial area, $135. RCA 1­TP­2E, ivory with great red and gilt "Nipper" logo, $85. Supre­Macy, black with elaborate diamond pattern and neat red star badge, $95. Zenith Royal 500, red, nice! $65. Please add for postage. Allen Weiner, 80 Central Park West, NYC, NY 10023. (# removed). Fax (# removed). (email removed)

FOR SALE: Motorola X­15, tan, like new, plays very well, $65. Magnavox AM­2, red, nice early set, very good condition, $50. Regency TR­7, ivory, small chip on back cover, otherwise very nice excellent condition, $75. Regency TR­4, red, converted to 9 volt and plays, displays very well, no cracks or chips, just some old polishing wear on back, $350. Harold S. Trieb, 644­8th Street North, Hudson, WI 54016. (# removed).

FOR SALE: Global MR­102, pictured above, black and white, reverse plastic, excellent condition, made in Japan, $300. Marty Bunis, 32 West Main St., Bradford, NH 03221. (# removed) call before 8 PM eastern. Fax (# removed). E­mail: (email removed)

FOR SALE/TRADE: Free shipping/handling on orders over $100. NOVELTIES (Trades welcome!): Huckleberry Hound, excellent, Breed plate #99, $75. Mickey in Car, rare, excellent, Breed plate #106, $75. Shaun Cassidy radio/PA, real neat, excellent, $55. Crayola Crayons, MIB, $65. Cathedral radio repro, old fashioned Pepsi logo embroidered in grill cloth, MIB, very neat, 1 left, $65. Oreo Cookie, Breed plate #370, excellent, $30. Spirit of St. Louis, large Jukebox, AM/FM/cassette, MIB, 1 left, was $89.95, now $65. Fada Bullet reproduction, AM/FM/cassette, maroon/yellow, very pretty, 1 left, unopened, MIB, was $75, now $50. Planters Peanuts, Breed plate #301, very rare, excellent, $55. Star Trek Shuttlecraft, AM/FM, digital clock radio, unopened, MIB, 1 left, was $70, now $50. Elvis memorial radio (2), Breed plate #221, one excellent, $40; the other is MIB, $80. Paperweight Money radio, Breed/Bunis plate #597, excellent, $35. Money Talks, Breed plate #211, excellent, $20. Avon Skin­So­Soft, Breed/Bunis plate #151, excellent, $20. Mork From Ork, Breed plate #123, excellent, $25. Knights Helmet, Breed plate #507, good, $20. Computer Mouse, FM/Scan, MIB, 1 left, $15. Rest Room radio, Breed plate #496, GIB, $10. Tropicana Orange (2), both very good, $10 each. French Telephone, Breed plate #488, $20. Polaroid AM/FM Film, Breed plate #179, $10. Raggedy Ann/Andy, Breed plate #131, MBC, $5. Jukebox, Breed plate #411, excellent, $20. All plus shipping/handling. Days 10 AM until 6 PM EST. Dan Phelan, Consolidated Electronics, 24 Hinchey Road, Rochester, NY 14624. Phone/fax (# removed).

FOR SALE: Wilco ST­7, pictured on cover, black with box, made in Japan, works, mint, box shows wear, $225. Wilco ST­7, green, pictured on cover, works, made in Japan, battery compartment taped together, hairline on bottom, loose back, otherwise excellent, $225. Global GR­711, Bunis 2 page 108, red, very good condition, $200. Viscount 602, black and white, Bunis 2 page 294, hairline by antenna jack otherwise excellent, $175. Viscount 602, red and white with pointed V, reverse, Japan, stress crack on bottom right otherwise excellent, $200. Zephyr ZR­930, beige, Bunis 1 page 250, stand slightly bent, works, small ding in grill, very good, $250. Toshiba 6TP­31, Bunis 2 page 278, red, minor case wear and minor scratching on metal dial, very good, $500. Marty Bunis, 32 West Main St., Bradford, NH 03221. (# removed) call before 8 PM eastern time. Fax (# removed). E­mail: (email removed)

WANTED: Emerson 31P54 portable. Airline 621258 portable in excellent working condition. Also dual telescoping aerial for 1961 Zenith Royal 2000. Mike Hanke, 1036 South 15th Avenue, Wausau, WI 54401. Write, do not phone.

FOR SALE: Hi­Delity 6T­330, pictured above, white, reverse plastic, made in Japan, excellent condition, $200. Marty Bunis, 32 West Main St., Bradford, NH 03221. (# removed) call before 8 PM eastern. Fax (# removed). E­mail: (email removed)

BUYING, SELLING AND TRADING: Transistors, mics, 3D cameras, small tape recorders, broadcast mics, 3 inch reel tape recorders, small consumer mics from 40s to 60s, 50s 3­D cameras, viewers, images by Realist, Revere, Wollensak, Kodak, Belplasca, View Master. Jon Golden, 16 Roundwood Road, Newton MA 02164. (# removed). E­mail: (email removed)

FOR SALE: NOVELTIES: Batman, B&B plate 352, missing one knob, $150. Bullwinkle, NIB, B&B late 356, $250. Raid, B plate 303, $200. Little Sprout, NIB, B plate 320, $60. Dick Tracy Wrist radio, with colorful box, B&B plate 417, $175. Tomy DJ, NIB, B plate 256, $175. Malibu Rum Bottle, B plate 330, $75. Fleishmann Gin Bottle, B plate 329, $90. Marty Bunis, 32 West Main Street, Bradford, NH 03221. (# removed) before 8 PM EST, fax (# removed) anytime, E­mail: (email removed)

FOR SALE: Optex 2505S, pictured above, black with box, works, made in Japan, radio is mint, box shows wear, $125. Marty Bunis, 32 West Main St., Bradford, NH 03221. (# removed) call before 8 PM eastern. Fax (# removed). E­mail: (email removed)

Camel Cigarette Radio

Pictured in Collector's Guide to Novelty Radios, plate 156.
Paying your price!
Make my Christmas, make my week, make my day!

Call or write:
John DeLoria
101 Doverbrook Road
Chicopee, MA 01022
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Exhibit in the Main Hall
Newton Free Library
330 Homer Street
Newton, MA 01259
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January 3-31, 1997

Contact: Jon Golden at (# removed)/(email removed)

Newton MA resident Jonathan S. Golden will display his collection of early fancy transistor radios, defining unusual industrial and electronic design of the 1954-1963 period. At that time, with the advent of the tiny transistor replacing larger tubes, radio manufacturers played off the American Dream, offering consumers ultimate freedom and convenience to tune in and listen, any time, any place. The turn of a tiny dial gave the listener access to the AM airwaves filled with sports, music, adventure, and talk show dogma and jingoism of the Cold War era. To catch the American consumer's eye, manufacturers spared no cost in design, using brilliant colored plastics, molded and blended with shiny metals, then finished with intricate logos and screenings that defined the post-deco, space-age/atomic-age styles and sensibilities. For more than an eyeful of these early miniature earfuls....see "Fabulous and Fantastic Transistor Radios" in the main hall of the Newton Free Library.

Upcoming Radio Meets

January 18, Nashua, NH. New England Antique Radio Club Swap Meet. For more information call the NEARC 24-hour info line (# removed)

February 23, Westford, MA. Greater Boston Radio Collectors - Radio XXVIII. For more information contact Lisa Friedrichs (# removed).

July 11-13, Lansing, MI. Michigan Antique Radio Club Extravaganza. For more information e-mail (email removed)

August 6-9, Elgin, IL. Antique Radio Club of Illinois Radiofest '97. For more information contact Jeff Aulik, 1708 Parkview Avenue, Rockford, IL 61107. (# removed) evenings.