June 1997

In this issue:

Starlite YTR-602 & Speaker Box

The Starlite transistor radio and matching speaker box are hard to find, in fact, this is the only set I've seen in 10 years of transistor collecting. The horizontal shirt-pocket size radio, model YTR-602, features a beautiful blue reverse painted dial panel with gold, black, and red highlights. The body of the radio is ivory plastic with a silver metal perforated grill.

The speaker box is made of brown painted wood and has a gold metal honeycomb grill with a red, white and blue cloisonne badge in the upper left hand corner. The metal strip at the base of the grill declares this to be a "Transistor Sound System." The most unusual feature of the speaker box is the beautiful brass front plate complete with an etching of a butterfly and a woman's hand... a most unusual design.

Both the radio and the speaker box are marked "Made in Japan."


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WANTED: Car mounting brackets for Tom Thumb Automatic model APT-6227, car/portable transistor radio. Will Kerbo, RR 2 Box 141-A, Mangum, OK 73554. (# removed). E-mail: (email removed)

FOR SALE: My Little Pony radio, 1983 Hasbro, AM, blue, works, vg condition, has split in earphone plug, $13 inc. shipping. Andrew Schyhol, 26113 Dunedin Ct., Punta Gorda, FL 33983. (# removed) after 4 PM EST. E-mail: (email removed)

FOR SALE: Many British and Japanese transistor radios and calculators. Please go to: http://www.ndirect.co.uk/~e.tedeschi/sale.htm or fax me at (# removed). Enrico Tedeschi, 54 Easthill Drive, Brighton BN41 2FD, UK.

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 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 TR-1, TR-1G, TR-4, Bulova 250, Mitchell, Mantola, and discusses colors, variation, 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).

WANTED: Interested in AM/FM or multiband transistor sets. Battery or solar/bat only. Prefer pre-1964, Japanese, small, vertical, and in working order. Will consider high end horizontal, larger sets, or American versions, but no German sets please. Steve Berg, 9330 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242. E-mail: (email removed)

FOR SALE: Hi, I've got a modest collection of transistor radios for sale. You can see them on the Internet at http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Downs/2917/tqs.html. There's a Philco Safari Portable TV for $300 and several transistor radios too. Please come visit me there. Thanks. Steve Boser, 13270 SW Oakwood, Beaverton, OR 97005. E-mail: (email removed)

FOR SALE: Westinghouse H812P8 portable radio. "Cap d'Antibes", AM, 2 SW, slide rule dial on top with volume and tuning knobs. Dial is covered by a hinged time zone map. Radio has earphone jack, external antenna connection, and whip antenna, $45 + shipping. Bill Regan, 4566 O'Dell Place, Jamesville, NY 13078. (# removed), daytime/evening leave message. E-mail: (email removed)

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WANTED: Bob's Big Boy Restaurant transistor radio. Looks like a soda can with Big Boy graphics. Must be in good condition. Please send picture, price to: Steve Soelberg, 29126 Laro Drive, Agoura Hills, CA 91301. (# removed). I will also pay a finders fee.

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).

FOR SALE: No chips or cracks. Admiral Y2271GPN, in box w/instructions, small, some wear, MIJ, cds, $40. Coke one transistor micro, N cell, silver case w/blk tuning knob on front, Coke logo on back, earphone turns on/off, $65. Dumont 900, ebony w/light yellow front, ex, $125. World Globe, like Breed 47, missing name plate on base/batt door, looks terrific and plays, $135. Panasonic T-30, like T-33, 9tr, AM/FM, black w/gold RP, top plastic handle, plays weakly, $75. RCA 4RH11, blk/wht, some wear, plays, $15. Singer R610-A, 1963, red, small 6tr pocket, Japan, cds, works, $45. Telephone amplifier, MIB w/instructions, MIJ, looks like Boy's 2 tr radio, $95. Trav-ler TR280-B, ebony w/silver grill, some wear, no handle, plays, $75. Webcor B308, w/case and ant., 2 chips, plays, dated 9-14-1960, $50. Zephyr AR-600, gray, 2 small chips, displays well, plays, $175. Plus shipping. Charles Sandes, 288-28th Street, Oakland, CA 94611. (# removed) before 8pm PT.

WANTED: GMK Boy's Radio pictured in Bunis 2 pg 109, must be in vg condition and work , must be green, need not be the GMK just resemble it. Marty Bunis, 32 West Main St., Bradford, NH 03221. Phone (# removed). Fax (# removed). E-mail: (email removed)

WANTED: Sony, Grundig, Nordmende, JVC, Hitachi, Panasonic, Sanyo, Philips, Zenith handheld multiband shortwave radios analog type. May incorporate a cassette but not required. Must be in excellent condition. All models considered. Telephone daytime (# removed) 6am to 2:30 pm Pacific time. Evenings (# removed) after 8:30pm Pacific time. Khushpal Singh, 1170 Kenny Drive #4, Yuba City, CA 95991.

FOR SALE: One transistor, Homer 1T-50, Japan, Kyowa Mfg., Kyowa embossed on back where Japan would normally be, 2 5/8 x 2, black w/silver grill, name in red enamel on grill, key ring mount on side, like new in box, box burgundy with gold writing in English & Japanese, earphone turns on/off, plays, $295. Futura Antoine Blanchard picture frame radio, Lane pg 151, 10 x 12, no battery door on back, light water stain upper right front but looks and plays good, $195. Includes shipping. Charles Sandes, 288-28th Street, Oakland, CA 94611. (# removed) before 8pm PT.

WANTED: Examples of early experimental transistors, the devices, such as the Raytheon CK series. Also 1N34 Sylvania diodes and early transistor related books, catalogs, and information. Can purchase or trade for transistor radios, parts, and literature. Bob McGarrah, 6616 Koerner Road, Edwards, IL 61528. (# removed). E-mail: (email removed)

FOR SALE: New guide features over 70 toy crystal radios beautifully photographed in full color. Rockets, tiny table models, pocket models, and novelties from 1929 to 1966. With model numbers, notes, and prices. $19.95 includes postage. Eric Wrobbel, 20802 Exhibit Court, Woodland Hills, CA 91367. (# removed).

WANTED: Bulova 620 Comet in turquoise. Arvin 61R13 in red and turquoise. Sony TR-63 in red, TR86 in red, TR-610 and TR-510. Realtone TR-1088. Global GR-900, GR-711. Zephyr AR-600. Philips L1X75T. Any German transistor radios or 4 tube sets or hybrids. Toy crystal radios. Also looking for brochures, flyers, folders and any advertising on early transistor radios. Early German transistor type recorders. Sinclair mini-TV set from around 1971. White Regency TR-1 for display purposes. And I'm looking for the early transistors as components, especially point-contact transistors. Have German swaps on all items. Rudi Herzog, P.O. Box 140 108, 30959 Hemmingen, Germany. Phone: (# removed). Fax: (# 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 seven 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). E-mail: (email removed)

WANTED: Early Sony transistor radios 1955-1963. I'm also interested in advertisements, leaflets, and service manuals, original or copy. Henry Bohlman, Birkenstieg 21, 22359 Hamburg, Germany. Phone (# removed), fax (# removed).

MESSAGE: I will be attending the Extravaganza Radio Convention, in Lansing Michigan on July 11, 12, and 13. Please stop me and say hello and also bring your transistor radios and crystal sets for me to buy. I will also bring some transistor radios so that I can buy sell or trade and I will be located under the big tent. See you there. Marty Bunis, 32 West Main St., Bradford, NH 03221. Phone (# removed) please call after 8pm Eastern time. Fax (# removed). E-mail: (email removed)

FOR SALE/TRADE: Brand new copies of Roger Handy's Made In Japan book, loaded with 100s of sharp color photos of those hard to find Japanese pocket transistor radios. Long out of print, you won't find these books elsewhere, $35 each or 2/$65. Eveready battery 1950's point of sale colorful folding metal store display rack, $150. Toshiba 7TP-303 Cat's Eye radio and matching speaker box, set for $295, both pieces vg. Reverse painted Continental TR801, blue, ex, $50. Starfire, red, NIB, $35. Philco NT600, NIB, $35. Raytheon 8TP1, $150. Gulton Everplay, vg, $30. Manwich Can novelty, $35. Coke Can, NIB, $30. Champion Spark Plug, small, MIB, $95. DESPERATELY WANTED: chassis/tuning knob for Emerson 999. Reverse paint for Linmark T80. Junkers OK. New in box Emerson 888 or 555, or just the boxes. Arvin 8576 or 9577. Toshiba 8TP90. More transistor radios pictures for sale on my web page: http://members.aol.com/dmradios/index.html. Donald Maurer, 29 South 4th Street, Lebanon, PA 17042. (# removed). E-mail: (email removed)

WANTED: Motorola transistor encyclopedia, set of 5 books, 1974 plus or minus two years. Other dates are possible. The index is the most important book if a partial set is available. Frederick Lorthioir, 205 Forest Ave., Massapequa, NY 11758. 1-800-842-2733 ext 4208 or (# removed). E-mail: (email removed)

FOR SALE: Nipco HiFi 8, cream/gold, ex, $150. Nipco HiFi 10, brown/gold, ex, $150. Sony TR-810, white/blue stripe, terrific, all bits, NIB, $200. Standard SR-F22, green, shows well, not perfect, $200. Standard SR-F25, ivory, very clean, $125. Standard SR-H204, black/gold, looks good, no cracks, $85. Toshiba 5TR-193, red, w/case, unused, almost perfect, $450. Wilco ST-7, white, ex, $150. Yaecon BL-006P, black/gold, cracks on side, unused in rough box, $150. Zephyr ZR-620, black, ex, $125. All prices plus $10 for shipping and insurance. Paul Williams, 82 Clegg Street, Ottowa, Ontario, Canada K1S 0H8. (# removed). E-mail: (email removed)

FOR SALE: Standard SRG-204, blue, leather case, plays, $100. Autovox car/portable Mark IV, transistor under dash radio, Italy, cute, plays, $80. Silver 6TR-100, reverse painted, Shirasuna Denki Mfg. Co. Ltd., Japan, looks like Suntone BII pg 268, $100. Philco T-9, Trans-World, OTB Feb. 92 p 40, $100. Sal Volpini, 178 Cecil St., Sarnia, Ont. Canada. (# removed) anytime. E-mail: (email removed)

WANTED: All transistor multiband radios like Sony CRF1, CRF160, ICF5900, ICF6800. Panasonic RF2900, Q63, RF9000. Bearcat DX1000. Grundig TR807 multiband. Toshiba transoceanic like Zenith. Marc NR52F1. All Sanyo, Silver and others. Write with condition and prices. Air postage to: Sabino Fina, 83042-Atripalda (AV), Italy.

FOR SALE: Motorola X15E, black, w/chrome front, nice looking radio, black plastic back shows some scratches but no cracks, I believe it needs to be repaired, $20 and I'll pay shipping in the US. John Zech, P.O. Box 24 Creal Hill Ext., Homer, NY 13077. (# removed). E-mail: (email removed)

WANTED: Desperately looking for the following Sony radio parts or non working sets. For Sony CRF5090 Earth Orbiter, need AC cord, battery cover lid and tuning meter new or used. For Sony TFM8000W need a battery cover lid, telescopic antenna complete with mounting bracket. For Sony TFM1000W need battery holder, battery lid. All parts can be new or used. Used analog Sony shortwave radios wanted from 1965 to 1985. Top dollar paid. Ask for Khush, 1170 Kenny Drive, Yuba City, CA 95991. (# removed) after 9pm

WANTED: Magnavox AW-100, any condition. Also wanted 16oz spray can of Contactene by G.C./ Walsco Electronics, cat. no. 210-12. New or used, whatever is left in the can! Rick Christensen, 1045 West 550 South, Payson, UT 84651. (# removed).

WANTED: Panasonic R-8, red, blue or white only, Bunis 1 pg 144. Prefer vg to ex. Will Kerbo, RR2 Box 141-A, Mangum, OK 73554. (# removed). E-mail: (email removed)

FOR SALE: Ambassador, $10. Airline GEN1231A, B-28, $10. Arvin 62R48, see B-42, $10. Arvin 62R49, B-42, $15. Channel Master 6500, B-59, $10; 6505, B-60, $15; 6505A, B-47, $20; 6524, B-62, $12; 6543, AM/SW, $20; 6562B, B-63, $10; 6506, B-60, $20; 6828, clean, $10. Continental TR801, B-69, $30. GEs: P740A, B-93, $10; P790B, B-95, $25; P800A, B-96, $25; P811A, B-98, $10; P1721C, $10; P1844B, $10. Hitachi KH934, $15. Nobility old style portable, different colors, $10. Philco T81GP, B-204, $20. RCA 8-BT-8JE, B-219, $50. RCA 4RG26, B-217, $15. Realistic auto portable, $20. Realistic 12-626, AM-Air, $10. Realtone 2207, $6. Realtone 2259, $15. Ross Supreme, 10 transistor, $12. Sharp 1222D, $10. Silvertones: 1215, B-246, $15; 3205, B-242, $15; 7300, old set, $10. Sonys: TR1819, B-260, $20; TR4100, B-260, $20. Toshibas: 6P15, B-277, $30; 7TH513, $15; RH5025, $10. Truetone DC3408, B-285, $20. Wendall-West CR18, B-299, $25. Westinghouses: H621P6, B-300, $35; H707P6GP8, $20; H732P7, B-303, $15; H970X, $15. Zeniths: Royal 200, B-312, $30; Royal 500E, $25; Royal 500H, 2-tone gray, leather case, B-313, $100. R-500H, 2-tone gray, works, has piece knocked out, $35. NOVELTIES: Blabber Mouse, B pl 179, $15. Bensen/Hedges, B&B; pl 157, $10. Ball & Chain, yellow, B pl 515, $10. Care Bear, B&B; pl 361, $10. Spirit of 1776, B pl 231, $35. Owl, Japan, B pl 219, $50. Bert & Ernie Pals, not original battery cover, B pl 149, $10. Bike Lite radio, red, B&B; pl 510, $15. Computer Mouse, NIB, $10. Elvis, B pl 221, average, $30. Elvis, B pl 224, poor clothing, $20. French Phone, made in Japan, B pl 488, $30. French Phone, made in Hong Kong, repro of B pl 488, $20. Big Bird, B&B; pl 401, $10. GE Picture Cube, B&B; pl 324, $15. Grammy Phone, made in Hong Kong, repro of B pl 419, $20. Ladybug, red, B pl 199, in box, $25; no box, $20. 1928 Lincoln, B pl 6, $10. Polaroid Film Pack, B&B; pl 191, $10. Small Cathedral replica, like B&B; pl 456, $15. Paper Towel Holder, $18. Porsche Racer, B pl 24, $20. Avon SSS, not original BC, B&B; pl 151, $10. Sinclair Dino Gas Pump, B pl 283, $30. Water Buddy by Radio Shack, $10. Pound Puppy, B pl 130, $10. Rolls Royce, made in Japan, B Pl 5, $20. Have Sony, Roberts Phillips reel to reel sets. H.B. McMahan, 313 W. Shaw, Tyler, TX 75701-3029. (# removed). All prices plus shipping.

FOR SALE: 17D Aimor, 10 transistor, Long Distance, Seminole Radio Division, Brookfield, ILL, model T-10-1000, made in Japan (?), genuine top grain cowhide, 9V-6C cells, chromed face. Arvin model 64R03, red, 6 transistor, red plastic, metal front, like new, good, ms, not working, $25. Arvin transistor 8, model 68R58, walnut, 6V, top grain cowhide case, works. Auditron, box only, model 125-4, AM transistor, $1. Electro-Brand Hi-Fi 6, in excellent working condition, $7. Electro-Brand model 1100, AM/FM, AC/DC, solid state. Emerson Miracle Wand, model 847, all transistor, 1958, reddish brown plastic, gold front and knobs, in like new working condition, $150. Falcon early US (?), 5 transistor, cream marbleized plastic, approx. 4x7x4 inches, works, $25. Federal model 1605, imitation alligator case, built-in battery charger, doesn't work, has sound, complete, good condition, $2.50. GE all transistor, model P-807E, black face, clear dial, gold cloth, excellent working condition. Hitachi LT D "Eliza," W-826, 2 band & record player pickup, 8 transistor, with test certificate, green pea color, dial face clear with silver back and red detail, very good working condition, AC, $35. Most of these transistor radios are pictured in my huge photo list, hundreds of antique radios, test equipment, books and old electronics of all shapes and forms. Radio Ranch, 10745 - 255th Ave. NE, Belgrade, MN 56312.

FOR SALE: NOVELTIES: Coffee Cup and Saucer, in box, $30. Oreo Cookie, home made battery cover, $20. Jeans Pants, in box, $20. Getty Gas Pump, $30. Ethyl Gas Pump, not working, $5. Atlas Battery, $30. Delco Battery, $30. Alarm clock radio, $30. Carter Peanut, $30. Safe radio, $20. McDonalds Fries, AM/FM, $30. Super Jet Plane, in box, $40. Tennis Ball, $20. Guldens Mustard, $40. Tropicana Orange, $5. Polaroid 600, $20. Cannon Japanese, $30. Morter-type Cannon, Japanese, $30. Jackpot AM/FM cassette, NIB, 15 x 9 1/2 wide, nice, $50. Sexy Linda Doll, red nighty, $50. Armillary Sphere, NIB, pl 235, $75. Plus shipping. Lloyd Nesbitt, 2840 Alabama St., La Crescenta, CA 91214.

FOR SALE: Box for Mantola M-4D pictured above, with instructions. Box is not perfect by any means and shows a lot of wear. But how many of these boxes are around? Not very many that are known. Make me an offer I can't refuse. Marty Bunis, 32 West Main St., Bradford, NH 03221. (# removed), before 8PM Eastern. Fax (# removed). E-mail: (email removed)

WANTED: Junker Zenith Royal 7000 for parts. Bruce Ralg, 10005 Bay Pines Blvd. #642, St. Petersburg, FL 33708. (# removed).

FOR SALE: Excellent coral & yellow Regency TR-1G for trade or offers. Teacher's Highland Cream Scotch Whiskey, NIB, $75. Sexy Doll radios, 2, one in box, $90 and $110. WANTED: Red Sony TR63 & TR86. Braun T3, T4, T31, T41, Bunis transistor book 2. Arvin 8576, B1 pg123. Motorola 7X24W, B1. Raytheon T100. Westinghouse H610P5, H611P5, H612P5, B1 pg 232. Can be cracked or chipped but must not have any rust or scratches on metal front piece. Zenith Royal 850 w/clock, in coral/ivory only, no chips or cracks please. Any coat pocket German transistors mentioned in Bunis Transistor book 2. Harald Herp, 6615 Michele Court, Huntingtown, MD 20639. (# removed).

WANTED: Kobe Kogyo KT-41, see TN cover June 1995, in working order with no chips or cracks. Bob Keenan, 12 Davis Terrace, Peabody, MA 01960. (# removed).

FOR SALE: Novelty radios. Over 1500 radios of all different kinds. Advertising, character, cars, space, robots, sports, stuffed animals, and many more. Also will buy novelty radios. Also have for sale for parts. NOVELTIES: Zany Perfume; Mickey Pointing; Mickey Sing-a-Long, red; Iron Horse; Robot IM1; Lincoln, pl 6; Rolls Royce, pl 1; Columbia Space Shuttle. WANTED: Pan and knob for Balance Scale. For more information contact Don & Rocky Larson, 620 Ulstad Ave., Albert Lea, MN 56007. (# removed).

WANTED: The following transistor radio parts are needed: Hoffman Trans-Solar KP706 battery cover, black. Toshiba Lace TR-193 back cover, white. Toshiba 5TP-90 back cover, dark red or junker set with good back cover. Sony TR-63 earphone jack. Sony ICR-120 keychain. Spica ST-600 clear plastic tuning dial, dial screw and metal dial insert. Spica ST-600 back cover, blue. Westinghouse H-610P5 clear plastic tuning dial. Trancel 6TP-348 rear metal stand. Emerson 888 dial screw. Zenith Royal 500H foil nameplate. Glen Carlo, 5440 N.E. 22 Terrace #9, Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33308. (# removed). E-mail (email removed)

WANTED: 1963 Omegas Delux 10 transistor radio in excellent to mint condition. Bruce Ralg, 10005 Bay Pines Blvd. #642, St. Petersburg, FL 33708. (# removed).

FOR SALE: Send SASE 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). E-mail: (email removed)

FOR SALE: Zephyr 600, vg, small chip rear bottom left, leather carrying case, in original box, $165, plays well. GE 831A, ex condition, cds plays well, $25. Airline 1187A, vg condition, plays well, 10 trans, Japan, leather carrying case, $30. Shipping is included in above prices. Thomas A. Tamberelli, 106 Carpenter St., Muncy, PA 17756-1332. (# removed).

WANTED: Empty boxes or clam shell cases for pre-1963 Sony transistor radios. Also transistor radio store displays and signs, any manufacturer. Glen Carlo, 5440 N.E. 22 Terrace #9, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308. (# removed). E-mail: (email removed)

FOR SALE: Novelty transistors: Donnie & Marie, e, B&B; 365, $30. Piggy Bank, NIB, pl 217, $30. Tune-a-Leo, NIB, pl 203, $25. Panda Bear, NIB, pl 222, $25. Tune-a-Monkey, NIB, B&B; 280, $25. Doll, e, MBC, pl 193, $60. Blabber Mouth, e, pl 178, $35. Blabber Puppy, NIB, pl 181, $50. Elvis, all white suit, NIB, pl 224, $55. Michael Jackson w/hp, NIB, $30. Blabber Mouse, e, pl 179, $25. Jimmy Carter Peanut, MIB, pl 183, $50. Tune-a-Hound, NIB, pl 188, $25. Blinking Dog, NIB, B&B; 245, $25. Blinking Monkey, NIB, B&B; 248, $25. Michael Jackson, e, pl 200, $20. Elvis Presley, e, pl 221, $50. Tune-a-Bulldog, NIB, pl 182, $25. Tune-a-Cow, NIB, pl 186, $25. Tune-a-Bear, NIB, pl 176, $25. Tune-a-Camel, NIB, pl 187, $25. Tune-a- Rabbit, NIB, pl 226, $25. Statue of Liberty, NIB, pl 227, $75. Frog, NIB, $15. New Kids on the Block, e, B&B; 388, $25. All plush transistors: Tiger, vg, $10. Fluffy Cat, NIB, $20. Chow Dog, NIB, $20. Fox, vg, $10. Gray Cat, e, $10. Pink Poodle, vg, $10. White Shaggy Dog, e, $10. Mouse, e, $10. Raccoon, e, $10. White Terrier, NIB, $20. Cuddly Cat, NIB, $20. Brown Shaggy Dog, e, $10. Luv Me Bear, e, $10. White Shaggy Dog w/vinyl snout, e, $10. Teddy Bear, e, $10. Plus many more, send for list. Also some novelty telephones. Add shipping. Beverly McAfee, 305 Church Rd., York, PA 17402. (# removed).

WANTED: Following portables in excellent condition both cosmetically and playing: 1960 GE P780E, brown color; 1959 Philco T-9, multiband portable; and Airline 621258. Write don't phone. Mike Hanke, 1036 So. 15th Ave., Wausau, WI 54401.

FOR SALE: Trancel TR80, red, 2 hairlines, with case, $95. Philco T7-126, ivory, $65. Pakette crystal radio, $125. Rocket crystal radio, red, with box, $125. Regency TR5-C, tan, vg, $55; TR5-C, p, $20; TR6, black, handle broken, vg, $55; TR6, tan, p, $20. Emerson 888s: Explorer: white, g, $95; red, g, $95; red chipped Vanguard back, $45; black, chipped, f, $65; turquoise, bad grill, $45. Pioneer: red, vg, $75; turquoise, chip, f, $35; black, crack, f, $35; black, f, needs cleaning, chip, $55; black, p, rust mildew, case good, $25; grey, b, broken case, $20. No Name, white, crack, battery leakage, $20. Vanguard, black, vg, $95; (2) black, cracks, $40; (3) white, small cracks, $35; red, small cracks, $65; turquoise, small cracks, $65. 988 Rambler, turquoise, chip, $35; white, vg, $65; white, chip, 9v conv, $25; black, chip, $25. 911 Eldorado, black, crack, $20; red, crack, $20. 977 Falcon, black, vg, leather case, $35. Zenith Royal 500, 7ZT40Z1, (3), black, f, $35. Royal 500 Deluxe, 8AT40Z2, black, $55. Royal 500D (2), 8AT40Z, black, crack, f, $35; maroon, scratched, $45. Royal 500E, 8CT40Z2, reddish/orange & white, p, $20; black, f, $35. Royal 500E-1, 8KT40Z2, actually model R500YE1, f, $45. Royal 275Y, 7CT40Z2, $25; 7CT40Z7, corroded, $10; both black/white. Royal 400J, 7GT40Z2, chip, $10. Super-Eighty 8 transistor, similar to Royal 500, white, chipped, made in USA, $20. Minivox RR-34B clock radio, with case, p, $25. NOVELTIES: Teacher's Highland Cream, vg, works, $65. Tom Murray, 3177 Latta Road #409, Rochester, NY 14612. Phone/fax (# removed). E-Mail: (email removed)

WANTED: Buy, sell, trade wire and tape xsistor recorders, 3 inch, 2 inch, 1 inch, reel/mics, toy mics, crystal, dynamic or ribbon. Jon Golden, 16 Roundwood Road, Newton, MA 02164. (# removed). E-mail: (email removed)

WANTED: Still wanting nice large 1950s-1960s multiband portable radios. Want Philco Transworld T-9, Magnavox AW-100, Hallicrafters Worldwide TW series. Phone/fax (# removed). Charles Combs, 508 E. Daniel, Albany, MO 64402.

"ALMOST" AN AUCTION: Send a large 55 cent SASE for a full-color catalog of my latest sale (about 3 dozen-plus pieces). Including: Sony TR-63, Regency TR-4 (working!), Hoffman Trans-Solar, Tom Thumb sub-mini...and lots more very unusual sets. A little different this time around: I ask for your best offer, and if it's good enough to convince me nothing much better will come along, I'll take it. If not, I'll wait. No minimums, no deadlines...but those who act quickly will probably do best. Darryl Rehr, P.O. Box 641824, Los Angeles, CA 90064. (# removed). (email removed)

FOR SALE OR TRADE: NOVELTIES: Personal Computer radio, NIB, $18. Pool Table, NIB, China, $30. Champion Sparkplug (B314), vg, $95. Knight on Rearing Horse (B508), ex, $80. Club Screwdriver (B&B; 82) and matching Screwdriver flashlight, both NIB, $65. Huckleberry Hound (B99), vg, $47. Americana Spice Chest (B482), vg, $42. Old Parr (B378), vg, $35. French Phone (B488), NIB, $35. Giant Wrist Watch (B493), vg, $40. Pet Evaporated Milk (B374), NIB, $45. Mickey & Minnie at Music City (B121), NIB, $30. Mork from Ork (B123), NIB, $30. Hamburger Helper (B284), NIB, $50. Plus shipping, Dan Sipola, 2840 Copeland Road, Maple Plain, MN 55359. (# removed). E-mail: (email removed)

FOR SALE: Liquidating my entire two transistor/Boy's Radio collection. Buy three to nine and discount 10%, buy ten or more and discount 25%. Tamatone, NIB, $40. Grace II, B&W;, NIB, $40. Graymark, $40. Lifetone, white, $40. Mickey Mouse, $60. Acme, red & white, $40. Epoch, B&W;, $40. Essex, black, $40. Midland, w/box, $35. Angel, black, $40. Angel, white, $35. Horizontal Sets: Mercury, B&W;, $40. Tribona, white, $40. Sceptre-Type: Consul-Deluxe, green, $40. Goldtone, blue, $40. Bluco, white, $40. Mark VII, red, w/box, $40. Modern Age, white, $40. Acme, red, $40. Sceptre, red, $40. Encore, red, $40. Encore, white, $40. Champtone-Super, white, $40. Coronet-Type: Top Flight, blue & white, $40. Coronet, B&W;, $40. Telestar, R&W;, $40. Volt, w/box, $40. Lloyd's, R&W;, $40. Lloyd's, B&W;, $40. King, B&W;, $40. King, R&W;, $40. Nuvox, $40. Executive Desk Set, $40. Please call for conditions and availability, or send LSASE for picture list. Gary Willoughby, 5930 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016. (# removed). Fax (# removed).

FOR SALE/TRADE/OFFERS Realistic 90LX661, multiband, ex, $15. Crosley "Roamio," 6v car radio (Crosley's first after-market car radio?), works, $35. NOVELTIES: Trades welcome. Full size Coke Cooler, B&B; pl 215, MIB, $100. Lady Bug radio, B pl 199, NIB, $40. Spirit of St. Louis repro large 1946 Wurlitzer Jukebox repro, MIB, was $85, 1 left $45. Mickey Mouse B pl 109, MBC, good, $15. Marlboro advertising radio, MIB, $25. Annie & Sandy, B pl 67, very rare, ex, $45. Fleetwood Spaceball radio, exactly like the Weltron, just a different name on face, very 70s, large round white AM/FM stereo/8 track unit, weighs about 20 pounds, forerunner of today's boombox, very hard to find, works good and is in excellent shape, $125. Coke Mini Cooler, B&B; pl 216, MIB, $40. Baseball, ex, $15. Barbie in Convertible, AM/FM, coral/blue, MIB, $50. Exxon Uniflow, ex, B pl 26, $60. '57 Chevy Rear End, B&B; pl 551, pink, MIB, $75. Football Player, ex, B&B; pl 525, $40. Pound Puppy, B pl 130, ex, $15. Naughty Doll, ex, B pl 191, $65. Tropicana Orange, MIB, $20. Havoline Oil Can, B&B; pl 30, MIB, $40. Hamburger Helper radio, B pl 284, ex, $45. Bookcase radio, B pl 463, ex, $30. Tire, B&B; pl 587, not working, NIB, ex, $50. Sentry Hardware, good, $35. Coor's Can, B pl 342, ex, $25. Love Is..., B pl 205, rare, ex, $50. Pet Milk, B pl 374, NIB, $40. Welch's Grape Juice Can, B pl 354, ex, $30. Mickey/Minnie Music City, B pl 121, missing sign, otherwise NIB, $10. Power Ranger AM/FM Head, ex, $10. Panda, B pl 222, $20. Liberty Bell, B pl 514, $35. MIB units, 4 different styles, similar to B&B; plates 452 & 453, different colors, choice $20 each or 2 for $35. Robot I-R-1-2, B pl 244, MBC, good, works, $25. Papermate Desk Set, NIB, no pen/opener, $25. Knight's Helmet, B pl 507, good, $10. 1912 Simplex, B pl 2, MIB, $40. Rest Room radio, B pl 496, GIB, $5. French Telephone, B pl 488, $15. Polaroid AM/FM Film, B pl 179, $10. Raggedy Ann/Andy, B pl 131, MBC, $5. Jukebox, B pl 411, ex, $20. LOOKING FOR: B pl 460, Outboard Motor; B pl 252, IR4U Robot; B pl 161, Spiderman Head; Batman, B&B; pl 353, AM/FM clock radio; Mighty Mouse on Cheese, B&B; pl 387; Lunilit, B&B; pl 612. All plus ship/handle. Days 10am till 6pm EST. Dan Phelan, Consolidated Electronics, 2709 Chili Ave., Rochester, NY 14624. Phone (# removed), fax 247-2314. E-mail: (email removed)

FOR SALE: Girl in Hoop Skirt, a beauty in an unusual blue color, best offer over $600. Old Crow, nice, but cane in rear is off, $300. Hamburger, $30. Motorola 56T1, good, but needs tiny dial set screw and has some paint flaking on grille, $85. Emerson 888, black, excellent, with case, $75. Arvin 9595, white, with space-age speaker grille, $45. Sam Samuelian, 2305 W. Deerfield Drive, Media, PA 19063. (# removed).

WANTED: Transistor radio collections. Will buy one or 1000. Need not be working. Prefer high end sets. Regular transistors or novelties. Marty Bunis, 32 West Main Street, Bradford, NH 03221. Phone (# removed) before 8PM EST. Fax (# removed). E-mail: (email removed)

FOR SALE: Over 100 of the most attractive Japanese and American transistor radios are featured in this fun, informative video. You'll see these fabulous radios fill your TV screen for nearly two mind numbing hours. Colorful boxes and advertising pieces featured too. Hosted by Roger Handy and Eric Wrobbel, this tape has more transistor trivia, collecting tips and radio chit-chat than most people could bear. 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: Coronado (rocket) RA70-9870A, shirt pocket, $25. Westinghouse H707P6GPA, $15. Motorola XP31FE, $30. Motorola X60W, $35. RCA 4RH16, $30. RCA 3RH21G, $30. Toshiba 9TL365S, $45. Motorola 8X26S, $35. Sylvania 2808 Golden Shield, $35. Trancel T11, $30. Sony TR818, $40. Channel Master 6515A, $30. General Electric P915E, $15. Channel Master 6502, $20. Sony TFM951, $40. Magnavox AT61, $30. Emerson 888 Vanguard, $30. Arvin 60R35, $30. Jefferson-Travis JT-H105, $35. General Electric P94513, $15. Panasonic R8, $30. Seminole 1101, $45. General Electric P830A, $15. Sylvania 4P19WD, $25. Emerson 31P56, $20. Global GR920, $30. Sony TFM96, $40. Magnavox AM84, $40. Realtone TR2051, $20. Emerson 911, $30. RCA 3RG14, $30. Channel Master 6514, $30. Motorola X31A1, $10. Zenith Royal 16, $25. Tempest NS-644, new in box, nice pocket, $45. Channel Master, dual range speaker, nice, $50. Channel Master 6510, $20. Fleetwood Globe NTR6G, nice, $120. Mickey Mouse, with Mickey's ears headphones, in box, model WD1005, $50. Stage Coach U.S. Mail, with horses, $175. Mork Egg, torn box, $35. Stellar Phono 8, phonograph radio, Japan, $40. Schlitz Malt Liquor Can radio, $40. Falstaf Can radio, missing mesh grill over speaker, $20. Budweiser Can radio, missing bottom, $10. Hot Dog radio, missing battery cover, $10. Standing Knight, missing sword, $25. Microphone radio, On The Air, takes two nine volt batteries, $45. Rearing Horse, missing knight and battery cover, $20. Smurf radio, with two separate speakers, $60. Dancing Big Bird, missing battery cover, $25. Tropicana Credit Card radio, earphone only, new in box, $110. Helping Hands, yellow and reddish orange, $75. Golf Bag on wheels, nice brass frame, black and red bag, $175. Ballantine's Finest Blended Bottle, missing volume knob, $25. Coke Bottle, $25. Marlboro AM/FM Flashlight, also has florescent light, new, $70. Batman Medallion radio & also Coin Medallion, new, unopened, $30 each. Philadelphia Phillies, with Real Milk ad on back, $35. General Electric Blue Light radio, have two, $20 each. Hitachi 7TR, model TRQ-300, small reel tape player, $35. All radios untested, can check upon request. Also must add for shipping. Thanks. Nick Carchidi, 5002 - 18th Street East, Bradenton, FL 34203. Tel/fax (# removed). E-mail: (email removed)

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FOR SALE: Collectors Guide To Transistor Radios, Second Edition, $16.95 (Canada add $3 shipping, US add $2 shipping). Collectors Guide to Novelty Radios, $18.95 (Canada add $4 shipping, US add $3 shipping) Collecting Transistor Novelty Radios, 1994 Price Update, $4.95. Marty Bunis, 32 West Main Street, Bradford, NH 03221. (# removed) before 8 PM EST. Fax (# removed) anytime. E-mail: (email removed)

FOR SALE/TRADE: Have transistor novelties for sale or trade, including: B-8, Rolls Royce, pewter, $45. B-39, Cabin Cruiser, $75. B-44, 1917 Touring Car, mint, $45. B-183, Jimmy Carter, $45. B-304, Rust-Oleum, new, $45. And many others. SASE for list. Trades considered on other novelties...what have you got? Ray Weaver, 1047 Bunker Hill Road, Columbus, GA 31907. (# removed).

FOR SALE: Crown Gas Pump, like B pl 64, $25. Budweiser Beer Bottle, B pl 324, $35. Ballentine's Whiskey Bottle, B pl 323, $90. Piper Brut Champagne, B pl 332, $60. Yago Sant Gria, B pl 334, $75. Camus Grand, NIB, B pl 326, $35. Fleishmann's Gin Bottle, B pl 329, $100. Malibu, B pl 330, $75. Old Parr, NIB, B pl 378, $70. Old Parr, w/red case & instructions, flat pint size, $75. Suntory Whiskey, with box & instructions, vg, $75. Little Sprout, NIB, B pl 320, $60. Pepsi Vending Machine, B pl 397, ex, $60. Coke Vending Machine, B&B; pl 238, NIB, $60. Mr. D.J., B pl 256, NIB, $150. Marty Bunis, 32 West Main Street, Bradford, NH 03221. Phone (# removed), before 8pm EST. Fax (# removed). E-mail: (email removed)

FOR SALE: Garfield radio, complete with Odie fob plus Odie key chain, Durham, looks and plays vg, $35 inc. shipping. Nova Tech Action, appears to be the same as Bendix Navigator on cover of Transistor Network, Oct. 1996, color white, AM, FM, Marine, DF, slight discolor, cracks on top under DF antenna, meter plate fallen off inside radio, needs correct smaller 4-AA batt. holder, plays, all functions work, $25 inc. shipping. Snoopy radio, Determined Products, 1974, slight rust stain at strap attachment, small heat mark(?) bottom rear, plays $35 inc. shipping. Andew Schyhol, 26113 Dunedin Ct., Punta Gorda, FL 33983-6224. (# removed) after 4 pm EST. E-mail: (email removed)

WANTED: Toy crystal radios, walkie-talkies, pocket size transistor radios. Eric Wrobbel, 20802 Exhibit Court, Woodland Hills, CA 91367. (# removed).

FOR SALE: TRANSISTORS: No cracks or chips unless noted. Channel Master 6528, red/white, $25. Channel Master 6212, ivory, NIB, $35. GE 677, red, 3/8 inch crack in one corner, $110. Universal PTR-62B, ivory, NIB, $60. Sony 3F-61W, ivory, $25. Nipco no model number, black/ivory, "jet plane" grille, like Alco page 21 Lane, case, missing nameplate, $95. Angel Boy's Radio, red, $60. Silvertone 9205, coral, beautiful early set, excellent except for a hairline in one bottom corner, nice leather case, $75. Westinghouse H798P7, black, oval transistors, kickstand, leather case, $40. Toshiba 5TP-90, maroon, reverse painted, beautiful hard to find radio, leather case, $85. Silvertone 2206, gold, leather case, mini size, $25. ITT 6409, black/chrome, reverse painted, very unusual design, $35. Zenith Royal 41, ivory, non-solar version of Royal 555 Suncharger, $45. Emerson 888 Pioneer, ivory, 3 hairlines, nice leather case, $50. Realtone TR-970, black, mint condition, with leather case, $75. Coronet Boy's Radio, black/white, reverse painted, excellent, in original gold foil box, $75. Gulton Everplay 2836A, 2 tone grey, rechargeable, works, case, $40. Hitachi WH-822H, black, case, $40. Jaguar T2010, black, case, $50. Lloyd's Super Micro TR-98, black, NIB, with all accessories, $185. Orion Deluxe, black/white, $60. Standard Micronic Ruby SR-G45, bright red, NIB, with accessories, $195. Standard Micronic Ruby SR-H436, black, NIB, with accessories, $175. Sylvania 4P19W, beige, case, plays, near ex, $30. Sylvania 7P12, black/white with gold mesh grille, swing handle, oval transistors, beautiful early radio with atomic symbol on back of radio and leather case, excellent, $65. Toshiba 6TP-354, ivory, several cracks, one tiny chip, vg, $40. Universal PTR-62B, aqua, in box with all accessories, vg+, $60. NOVELTIES: Knight's Head, made in Japan, works, vg+, $50. 1928 Lincoln Model L Convertible, NIB, $25. Russ Abrams, 2330 Villaret Drive SW, Huntsville, AL 35803. (# removed).

SERVICE: Transistor Radio Repair. All major brands. Single band, BC. $30 each plus shipping. All work guaranteed. Steve Short, 1590 Union Street, Schenectady, NY 12309. (# removed).

FOR SALE: Emerson 888 Explorer, white, crack on side, $30. Realtone TR-1088 "Comet," figure eight, w/c, green, cracked, still very sharp looking, $65. Philco T45-124, coat pocket, white & gold face dial, pink backing, $20. Zenith Royal 200, white, $15. Admiral Y2270, red, mint, NIB, $20, very small. Roland, Bunis pg 177, 6TR, All Transistor 66, $25. RCA 3-RG-33, red, $15. Arvin shirt pocket, 61R13, red, sharp, w/c, $30. Arvin 61R39, sharp, $10. GE P850D, white & metal, with upper thumb ring, $20. Viscount 6TP-102, reverse paint, black/white back, metal front, cracked on side, w/c, $50. Silvertone 212, Bunis pg 187, pink, sharp, $20. Motorola X16G, 2-tone green, $20. Airline GEN1146A, very small, black, reverse paint, $20. RCA 4RG51, $10. Truetone 3718, micro, $15. GE P785A, $10. Truetone DC3164, very small, gray with metal front, cute, $10. All radios untested, for display only. Add $3.50 for shipping. Call for details. Jim Martes, 15400 E. 2nd St. S, Independence, MO 64050. (# removed).

FOR SALE: Kowa model KT-66, $60. Global GR711, chip, $55. Standard Micronic Ruby, MIJ p 39, $50. Sceptre 2-transistor, yellow, $30. Hitachi TH-627R, white, $30. Make offers. Bob Furtado, 23 Garden Road, Alameda, CA 94502. (# removed).

FOR SALE: Fancy MTR-61 (see photo last month), red, 2 repaired cracks, displays great from front, $65. Viscount 6TP-102, MIB with a lot of paperwork, black, Bunis II pg 293, $245. WANTED: Offering $100 for Continental TR-751. Offering up to $350 for the following radios: Harpers GK-631, GK-900; Realtone TR-666, TR-870, TR-701; Crown TR-810, TR-666, TR-777, TR-911, TR-999; Zephyr AR-630; Toshiba 5TR-221; Remington (see Handy & Wrobbel video). Offering $500-$1000 for Sony TR-2K, TR-33, TR-65; Hoffman "Home & Travel Solaradio" T-P410/411. Offering $500-$1500 for RCA Victor P331; Sony TR-55 or TR-52; Regency TR-1 in pearlescent color or clear cabinet. Also wanted: many other high-end, unusual, and/or rare transistor radios, particularly those in the original box. David Mednick, 25 Jefferson Street, Apt. #7-B, Hackensack, NJ 07601-5038. (# removed).

FOR SALE: Six NIB Dick Tracy 2-transistor Boy's Radios with original NOS presentation box. The graphics are very colorful. Truly one of a kind! Jim Weil, 824 Heather Lake Drive, Clarkston, MI 48348-3648. Voice/fax: (# removed).

FOR SALE/TRADE: Japanese Harp, Breed 410, in excellent working condition. Will trade for another nice novelty or sell for $49 plus shipping. Paul Fulton, 711 Jacquelyn Road, Westwood, NJ 07675. (# removed).

FOR SALE: 60 NOS NIB 12 volt plate/12 volt heater (12DS7, etc.) tubes, for 1950s tube/transistor (hybrid) car radios, $60 ppd. for all. 120 different issues of Radio Age (thru 12/93), published by Don Patterson, Augusta, GA, $60 all, ppd. Sams Auto Radio schematics books, AR1 thru 340 (complete except a few after #325 missing), $500 all, firm. 500 ft. spools of size #3 desoldering braid, great for printed circuit repairs, $125 firm, ppd, 500 ft. at Radio Shack would cost $230! WANTED: Crosley (Chinese facsimile of Seeburg 3W-1) wallbox radio, scratched/cracked OK, at a reasonable price. Schematics needed for transistor Heath MP-14 inverter and rhoades (TN) TE-300 UHF-VHF TV sound tuner. Jim Farago, 4017 - 42nd Ave. So., Minneapolis, MN 55406-3528. (# removed).

TRADE: My early Japanese transistor radios for your pocket small tube plastic radios and toy crystal radios, or will purchase. Buying interesting hearing aids. Mike Brooks, 7335 Skyline, Oakland, CA 94611. (# removed) evenings.

MESSAGE: Will the vendor who was set up on the motel side at the May 17th Golden Valley, MN radio meet and had a GE transistor portable P780E, please write me. Write don't phone. Mike Hanke, 1036 So. 15th Ave., Wausau, WI 54401.

FOR SALE: Three Sonys: TFM-121, $35; 6R-33, $15; TFM-95, $30. Norm Landis, 1315 Marbendale Ct., Kirkwood, MO 63122-6932. (# removed).

WANTED: Will pay $150 cash for a NMIB 1965 Sony TFM110W. Also will pay top bucks for any NMIB models from Hitachi, Bulova, Mitsubishi, prefer early units, 1965-back. Larry Mitchell, 7963 Depew Street, Arvada, CO 80003. (# removed).


Crystal Radios from the 50s and 60s


Rockets, Airplanes, Pens, Watches, Mini-Table Raidos, Disasteradios, and other unusual styles.

Prefer with box, but will consider just the radio.

Marty Bunis, 32 West Main Street, Bradford, NH 03221.
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