October 1997

In this issue:


Pincushion Radio, model NP-81

If you like toy crystal radios, this little Japanese pincushion set made by Current is a must-have for your collection. The set shown above was found complete with box and instructions. The box is a colorful yellow, red and black with wording on the side that states "Gelma-radio with pincushion, thimble and measure." There is indeed a functional velveteen-covered pincushion, a little gold thimble that snaps on and off the case, and a tape measure that pulls out from the base of the unit. The instruction sheet lists the following features: "Pocketable size, no battery & no electricity, semi-permanent life, trouble-free, no disturbance to others, private enjoyment, Hi Fi tone quality, simple tuning."


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WANTED: Arvin 61R13 in red and green. Bulova 620 Comet in turquoise. Arvin 61R13 in red and green. Sony TR-63 in red, TR86 in red, TR-610 and TR-510. Global GR-900, GR-711. Zephyr AR-600. 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. 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).

Please limit your ads to transistor radios and related transistor items. Ads including tube sets will be edited. Thanks.

Transistor Network, 12 issues, originals, 12/96 thru present, $6 ppd. Off brand mono graphic equalizer, works, $15 ppd. 100 watt transistor Bogen TU-100A P.A. amplifier, works, $35 firm plus UPS. Transistor FM tuner with 800-1600k.c., AM output, wall plug power supply, telescoping antenna, instructions, makes any radio including a crystal set into a full range 88-108M.C. tuning radio. Really shows off your J.W. Miller HiFi crystal set , $15 complete ppd. Jim Farago, 4017-42nd Avenue So., Minneapolis, MN 55406-3528. (# removed).

WANTED: Batman AM/FM clock radio, Bunis/Breed plate 353, made by Popworks for DC Comics in 1989. Will take any condition. Will pay cash or have interesting trades. Marty Bunis, 32 West Main Street, Bradford, NH 03221. Phone (# removed) before 8 PM EST, fax (# removed) anytime. E-mail: (email removed)

FOR SALE: Telefunken (2) Spyder CP, one okra, fair, $40, one maroon, excellent with leather case, $80. Grundig (2) Micro Boy 300 SP, one white, fair, $30, one red, excellent, $60. Music Boy 200, 1958, excellent $70. Nordmende Rumba portable, leatherette, MW + 3SW, near mint, $130. Siemens 216, very rare 1957 SP, vertical. Siera, big 1957 portable, MW/LW/2SW, $70. O.B.O. for all, plus shipping. All radios work well. Sergio Nuzzi, V. Falchero 70, 51038, OLMI(PT), Italy. Phone (# removed) after 7pm GMT. Fax (# removed) anytime.

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: We continue to add more radios to our web site. There are now even a few hybrid peanut tube and transistor radios. Go to www.worldwidewatches.com and select Radio-O-Rama. Mike Stute, 2140 Sequoyah Way, Carrollton, TX 75006. Phone (# removed).

WANTED: Juliette transistor radios, all years and models, Japan or Hong Kong. Pocket size. Eric Wrobbel, 20802 Exhibit Court, Woodland Hills, CA 91367. Phone (# removed).

FOR SALE: Blaupunkt Derby, AM/FM/SW transistor portable. Great sound & L.D. reception. Some cosmetic flaws, ice blue and ream color plastic cabinet with top mounted controls and removable handle, $125. Gary Redfield, 214 Bailey Road, Crystal City, MO 63019. Phone (# removed). E-mail: (email removed)

FOR SALE: Zenith Royal 500 Owl Eyes radio book. One of the highly collected early transistor radios. This book covers every model from the prized 1955 handwired model, 500B, 500RD, 500D, 500E, and the 500E-1. There are 26 pictures and several great identification charts. $10 ppd. E-mail me for details. Eldon A. Horton, 8187 LaHabra Lane, Indianapolis, IN 46236. Phone (# removed). E-mail: (email removed)

WANTED: The following parts are needed: Hoffman Trans-Solar KP706 battery cover black. Toshiba 5TP-90 back cover. Toshiba Lace TR-193 back cover. Glenn Carlo, 5440 N.E. 22 Terrace, #9, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308. Phone (# removed). E-mail: (email removed)

FOR SALE: Emerson 555, MIB with papers, $85. Canadian Marconi (Emerson 555), $60. Tesla transistor radio made at Tesla plant in Czechoslovakia, $50. Vanguards 888, red $100, turquoise $60. A.R. Nolf, 539 Kastelic Place, Burlington, Ontario, Canada L7N 3S9. Phone (# removed).

WANTED: Philco Safari portable TV even if in nonworking condition. Enrico Tedeschi, 54 Easthill Drive, Brighton BN41 2FD, U.K. Tel/fax: (# removed) or (# removed) mobile. Website: <http://www.Brighton-UK.com>

WANTED: Examples of early transistors, the devices, such as Western Electric, Raytheon, etc., interested in just about everything. Also early diodes and transistor related books, catalogs, and manuals. Can purchase but prefer to trade from my collection of transistor radios, parts, and electronic literature. Please e-mail me and I will send a list. Bob McGarrah, 6616 Koerner Road, Edwards, IL 61528. Phone (# removed) after 4 PM. E-mail: (email removed)

WANTED: Video capsule sphere- or triangular-shaped radios/TVs made by JVC, Weltron, and others. I am interested in all 1970s & 1980s modern design radios and small TVs. Also wanted first walk-man TVs by Sony, plus watch-size TV by Sony...must be complete and working. Marty Bunis, 32 West Main Street, Bradford, NH 03221. Phone (# removed) before 8:00 PM Eastern time. Fax (# removed). E-mail: (email removed)

WANTED: Novelty sets WANTED: John Lennon, Breed 201. Faultless, Breed 280. Texaco, Breed 281. Rustoleum, Breed 304. Sparkplug, Breed 313. Tape Measure, Breed 316. Hershey's, Breed 327. Malibu, Breed 330. Piper Brut, Breed 332. Yago, Breed 334. Hot Dog, Breed 380. Ice Cream, Breed 381. Cone, Breed 382. Guitar, Breed 400. Jukebox, Breed 412. Slot machine, Breed 435. Clock, Breed 472. Screw, Breed 599. Spam, Breed & Bunis 77. Hershey's, Breed & Bunis 85. Kool Aid, Breed & Bunis 90. Seltzer, Breed & Bunis 149. Faberge, Breed & Bunis 168. Padlock, Breed & Bunis 183. Sencor, Breed & Bunis 203. Guitar, Breed & Bunis 435. Sports Shoe, Breed & Bunis 542. I have many trades some not seen in the U.S.A. Also some rare novelties from Europe. Please send for list. Syd Sheerin, 15 Railway Terrace, Low Moor, Bradford, BD12 0LT, Yorkshire, England.

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, Dept. T, 20802 Exhibit Court, Woodland Hills, CA 91367. Phone (# removed).

FOR SALE: Transistor Books: 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. Available from: Marty Bunis, 32 West Main Street, Bradford, NH 03221. Phone (# removed), before 8 PM EST. Fax (# removed), anytime. E-mail: (email removed)

FOR SALE: Global GR-711, white, no cracks/chips, initials lightly scratched on rear but still displays vvg, $75. Mitsubishi 6X240, blue, reverse painted, works, possible hairline on body, $50. Philco T-66, turquoise, reverse painted dial panel, no cracks/chips, working, $50. WANTED: Bright red with silver grille Emerson 74. Crown TR-555, TR-666, TR-777, TR-810, TR-911, TR-999. Zephyr AR-630, ZR-930. Harpers GK-631, GK-900. Kobe Kogyo KY-41. Realtone TR-666, TR-701, TR-870. RCA P331. Standard SR-F23. Any Sony marked Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo Ltd. Philco T-66 and T-77, MIB only. Continental 160, TR-751. Many others. Highest prices paid, particularly for those in the original box. Also looking for a Panasonic TR-005 flying saucer TV, a JVC pyramid videocapsule TV in any color but white/off white, and early Sony Watchman and other pocket TVs. Really unusual and/or stylish early 1970's radios also desired. David Mednick, 25 Jefferson Street #7-B, Hackensack, NJ 07601-5038. Phone (# removed). E-mail: (email 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/TRADE: Made in Japan by Roger Handy. Brand new copies. Tons of rare transistor radios pictured in color. Every transistor radio collector needs this book, excellent reference material. Long out of print, these are the last of them. $35 each or quantity discounts on remaining supply. JAPANESE TRANSISTORS: Viscount 830, very good, unbroken, unusual, $25. Pearltone T888, reverse painted, 2 small corner chips, $50. Sony ICR100, early IC micro, excellent shape, $50. Toshiba 6TP-309A, $60. Odd little Lafayette, reverse painted dial, $25. Magnavox AM60, red, $30, white, $20, both missing stands. Pink Panasonic R-8, $35. USA TRANSISTORS: Motorola 6X39A Weatherama, $40, 6X31N, chip, $25, 8X26E, chip, $20. Zenith Royal 500B, black, very good, $45. Royal 500E, black, very good, $35. Red, very good, $40. Royal 500N, white, scarce, $25. Royal 20, yellow, very good+, $30. Emerson 88 Pioneer, gray, $30. Several novelty radios cheap. Original Eveready transistor radio "Point of Sale" store display cabinet and metal store rack, offers/trades. See more transistor radios for sale on my website at http://members.aol.com/dmradios/index.html. WANTED: Trancel TR60, black cabinet back and reverse paint both unbroken. Emerson 99 chassis/tuning knob. Regency TR1, TR1G, TR4 in coral or pink. Continental TR632, the vertical one in the Lane book with the stars. Seminole 801. Unbroken Crestline 6T330. Donald Maurer, 29 South 4th Street, Lebanon, PA 17042. Phone (# removed). E-mail: (email removed)

FOR SALE: Prices reduced drastically from last issue. NOVELTIES: Mickey Mouse in Car, Breed 106, near mint with box and paperwork, $75. Coca Cola Cooler Chest, Breed & Bunis 216, mint in box, $25. Reclining Mickey, Breed 113, missing small black pull handle for door otherwise near mint, works, with box and paperwork, $25. Golf Cart, Breed 458, no clubs, good condition, $30. Golfball on Tee, Breed & Bunis 535, complete as shown in picture, $70. Marty Bunis, 32 West Main Street, Bradford, NH 03221. Phone (# removed) before 8:00 PM Eastern time. Fax (# removed) anytime. E-mail: (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. Phone (# removed).

FOR SALE: Original Zenith factory service manuals for transistorized 1960's-70's stereos: HF- 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 31. $2 each plus $1 each postage. Order all 12 and I will pay postage. Jim Farago, 4017-42nd Avenue So., Minneapolis, MN 55406-3528. Phone (# 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. Phone (# removed).

FOR SALE: Admiral PR11 in box, $15, YD201GP, $10. Audition 907, AM/FM/SW, neat looks like little Grundig, $35. Airline 62-1249, AM/FM/SW, $20, GEN1451A 4 band, $20. Several GEs. Monacor AM/FM, neat, $20. Several Panasonics. Philco T81GP, $20. Ross RE815, MIB, $40, RE1915 3 band, $15. Silvertone 8204, $30. Zephyr Hong Kong shirt pocket, $25. NOVELTIES: Blabber Mouse, $10. Ball & Chain, red & yellow, $10.BC Headache powder ? radio station promotion, $25. Big Bird, $10. Care Bears, MBC, $10. Coca Cola bottle, $20. Computer mouse, NIB, $10. French Telephone with real brass cherubs, $30. Grammy phone, $20. Mickey Mouse, MBC, BB 383, $10. Oreo Cookie, $25. PC FM computer like, NIB, $10. Metal Rolls Royce, Japan, $20. Smurf, $10. Spirit of _76, $30. Avon Skin-So-Soft, $10. Tropicana Orange, $10. Others LSASE for more info. H.B. McMahan, 313 W. Shaw, Tyler, TX 75701-3029. E-mail: (email removed)

WANTED: NEC NT-61, NEC NT-620, Global GR900, Motorola 7X23E, Sony TR-86, Magnavox AM23, and a Topnotch as seen in Eric Wrobbel's video. Bruce Phillips, 127 Bunker Hill Ave., Stratham, NH 03885. Phone (# removed). E-mail: (email removed)

FOR SALE: Attention serious collectors and investors. Novelty radio collection for sale. Over 240 radios such as Breed book #28 Jaguar. #47 Globe. #68 Batman. #69 Bozo the Clown. #88 Garfield. #103 Scooby Doo. #106 Mickey in car. #127 Popeye. #151 Snoopy on Doghouse. #159 Spiderman. #162 Superman. #163 Superman. #193 Doll. #201 John Lennon. #233 John Wayne. #243 Starroid IM1. #244 Starroid IR12. #323 Ballantine's. #383 Crackerjack. #391 Coke machine. #393 Coke machine. #400 Guitar. #410 Harp. #427 Piano. #508 Knight on Horse. #509 Standing Knight. Bunis and Breed book: #105 Billy Beer. #302 Desk set. #475 Violin. #486 Starroid IR4U. #487 R2D2. #558 1967 Thunderbird. Radios for sale not in book include rocket, Barbie, Spiderman earphones, Love store figures, Spiderman on building, plus 22 more. Call or write for complete list and prices. Fred Williams, 4610 London Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46254-2130. Day (# removed), evening (# removed).

WANTED: Sony TR620. Must be good performer but condition and color not important. Basket case OK as long as it works well. Also looking for Pepsi Vending machine set around 1964. Don't know model number but it says "Say Pepsi Please" with bottle cap logo on the front. Bob Keenan, 12 Davis Terrace, Peabody, MA 01960-1914. Phone (# 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 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, Dept. T, 20802 Exhibit Court, Woodland Hills, CA 91367. Phone (# removed).

FOR SALE: Price lowered. NOVELTY: Balance Scale, B481, very good condition, $125. Postage extra. Marty Bunis, 32 West Main Street, Bradford, NH 03221. Phone (# removed) before 8 PM. Fax (# removed). E-mail: (email removed)

FOR SALE: Crestline 6T-220 pocket transistor with speaker box, High-Fidelity sound system, Bunis 2 page 73, lots of underpainting on both radio and speaker box, no cracks or chips, $350. Mitsubishi 8X-360 Elite, some flaws, $125. Emerson 999 Champion, red, $150. Sony's first transistor TV 8-301W, complete with visor, $400. Eric Wrobbel, 20802 Exhibit Court, Woodland Hills, CA 91367. (# removed).

FOR SALE/TRADE: Toshiba 885W convertible radio. Used as a table model or a portable. Uses 3 C batteries or AC. Wood cabinet is 11 high, 8 wide, 7 deep. Removable radio is 2 1/8 by 7 1/8. Plays and looks great, $65 plus UPS. Paul Fulton, 711 Jacquelyn Road, Westwood, NJ 07675. Phone (# 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. Phone (# removed). E-mail: (email removed)

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

FOR SALE: Two Mike Todd TR-1s. One is red and is complete with the "Around The World In Eighty Days" bookcase. The other is a very rare set from this series owned by Mike Todd himself, mahogany in color with a leather carrying case embossed "Michael Todd." Taking offers on these two sets, please call for more details. Jordan Ramin, 45 West 69th Street, #5A, New York, NY 10023. Phone (# removed).

FOR SALE: Jetson era CB walkie talkie sets, 2 each. Webcor Micro 350 (George must have had a pair of these), Ace of Aces, and Spacephone (George call home), $35/set. Symphonic NTR-850, $35. GE P-830E, $35. Pearltone, crack, $35. Phillips L1X75T/52, crack, $15. WANTED: Raytheon T-100 or T-150 knobs and battery door. Parts sets considered. Jon Hall, 253 Spring Oaks Lane, Ruckersville, VA 22968. Phone (# removed), 8:30-10:30PM. Fax (# removed). E-mail (email removed)

WANTED: I'm doing research on early transistor component history, from the late 1940's through the mid 50's. Especially interested in contacting former employees of pioneering transistor component manufacturers such as CBS-Hytron, Clevite, Germanium Products, Marvelco, National Union, Radio Receptor, Raytheon, RCA, Transistor Products Inc., Tungsol, Sylvania, and Western Electric. Would like information on R&D/manufacturing processes, advertising materials, company history, surplus inventory, etc. Thanks. Jack Ward, 20 Elm St., Brookline, MA 02146. Phone (# removed). E-mail: (email removed)

FOR SALE: Regency TR-1, mottled mahogany, $600. Toshiba Lace, red, $250. Darryl Rehr, 2591 Military Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90064. Phone (# removed). E-mail: (email removed)

WANTED: Looking for Darlintong transistor SK DT430M for a power supply. Mariano Mercado, 3133 Rochambeau Ave. #8D, Bronx, NY. Phone (# removed). E-mail: (email removed)

TRADE: Red Minute Man 6T-170. Regency TR-4 black, TR-1G gray. Pink Zephyr AR-600, ZR-620, ZR-930. Zenith 555. Global GR-900. Bulova 640. Sony TR8 NIB (WOW). Jupiter AR777 NIB. Toshiba 7TH-425, 6TP-515, 6TP-354. Bulova 640. Philco T-7-126. Miniman M-702 crystal NIB. Trade for your colorful tiny tube coat pocket radios or I will buy. Damaged beauties also collected and proudly displayed. Mike Brooks, 7335 Skyline, Oakland, CA 94611. Phone (# removed) evenings.

WANTED: Panasonic Tune-A-Loop transistor radios from the early 1970s. Cabinet must be unbroken with no hairline cracks or chips. Sets need not be working but must not have any battery corrosion. I am looking for two of these sets but will accept one if two are not available. Send price, detailed description of condition and shipping details. Steve Walters, 2834 Eric Court, Chesapeake, VA 23323. E-mail: (email removed)

FOR SALE: Will sell these transistor radios or trade for your reel to reel recorders and mics. Alben Hi-Fi Deluxe Six, coral/pink, excellent condition, $45. Bulova 270, NIB with warranty card, alligator skin, gold reverse, Bulova literature flawless, trade or B/O. Continental TR-182, white, $50. Marvel 6YR-15A, black, shows nice, chipped bottom rear, leather case, $45. Mascot TR-6, red, excellent condition, $50. Pidgeon TR-63, lookalike intercom set in original box, unusual, trade only. Remco Radiocraft Toy Crystal set, $60. Viscount VIP6, gray/black, metal face, leather case $65. Batteries make an offer: Five Rams 943 c-cell, HiWatt 9v, three Mercury radio UM-2 c-cell, Raleigh 006P 9V gold/purple. Jon Golden, Box 205, Waban, MA 02168. Phone (# removed). E-mail: (email removed)

WANTED: Sony TR-714 in good condition. I am also looking for early Sony transistor radios, especially made before 1960. Minoru Muraoka, 2-18-30-503 Kikuna, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 222, Japan. Fax: (# removed). E-mail: (email removed)

FOR SALE/TRADE: Bulova 250, white, looks like the Regency TR-1, will consider the best offer, I'll do a part trade towards an RCA 8-BT-9E, Lane p 87, or Toshiba 7TP-303. Truetone, micro, metal front, cute, $10. Westinghouse H-587P7, Lane 121, w/c, yellow, $45. Zenith 275, w/c, $20. General Electric P850B, white front, $20. General Elctric 678, faded on back, front real sharp, $60. Tony Tiger novelty, $20. Add $3.50 for shipping. All radios are untested. Jim Martes, 15400 E. 2nd Street S, Independence, MO 64050. Phone (# removed).

WANTED: Excellent condition original owners manuals for the following portable sets: 1959 RCA All Transistor Globe-Trotter models 1T5J and 1T5L. 1961 Admiral Super 7 Y2102. Mike Hanke, 1036 So. 15th Avenue, Wausau, WI 54401. Write don't phone.

FOR SALE: Reduced prices. RCA 8-BT-8FE, excellent except for broken battery cable, $30. RCA 8-BT-8JE, excellent except for crack on dial, $30. Include $5 for packing and shipping. Jerald Hueber, 1368 King Richard Parkway, West Carrollton, OH 45449-2354. Phone (# removed).

WANTED: Invicta 8PK1 radio from 1965, 8 transistor model. Must be in mint or excellent condition. Need not have plastic case. John Caris, 152 Springbrook Drive, Findley, OH 45840.

FOR SALE: Sony TR4100, 6 transistor, brushed aluminium front with colored dots, good condition, $5. Soundesign 10 transistor, robins egg blue plastic, excellent to like new, with earphone, works. S.S. Kresge Co. 3156, AM/FM TV sound, good condition, $5. Stewart AM/FM, 9v DC or 115v AC, works, $5. Suntone all wave Super 2 band transistor 8 super het, 8T2-820, SW, MC & BC KC, black w/gold metal grill, clear plastic cover, unique face, red green and white, leather case with earphone and antenna, very good condition, Japan, $79. Sylvania Cordless radio TH20, excellent cabinet, very good working, $19.95. Zenith A-46Z-W, 1961, AM/FM with AFC, solid state clock radio, excellent condition, works well, $7.99. Hundreds more radios and interesting items. Huge photo list, $1.50 + 55 cents SASE. Radio Ranch, 10745-255th Ave. N.E., Belgrade, MN 56312.

WANTED/SELLING/TRADING: Transistor wire and tape recorders & mics. SASE or e-mail for list. Jon Golden, Box 205, Waban, MA 02168. Phone (# removed). E-mail: (email removed)

FOR SALE: New book features 67 of the all time greatest shirt pocket transistor radios NOT made in Japan. Great American designs from Philco, Superex, Admiral, Bell Products, Regency, Motorola, Silvertone, Zenith, and lots more. Many shown life size or larger, and all in full color. Seen all together, the variety and styling of these little American shirt pockets will surprise you. With model numbers, dates, notes, height measurements, and current prices. $19.95 includes postage. A really fun book. Eric Wrobbel, Dept. T, 20802 Exhibit Court, Woodland Hills, CA 91367. Phone (# removed).

FOR SALE: Arvin 9577, black, very good, $160. Emerson 888 Atlas, white or black, $85. WANTED: Red Sony TR-63 and TR-86. Braun T3, T4, T31, and T41. Any coat pocket early German transistor radios. Motorola 7X24W airplane grille. Sony TR-610 and 620 green, red, or blue. Westinghouse H610P, H611P and H612P, can be cracked or chipped but must not have any rust or scratches on front metal piece. Zenith Royal 850, w/clock, coral. Westrex cassette tapes or the portable radio to play them. Harald Herp, 6615 Michele Ct., Huntingtown, MD 20639. Phone (# removed).

FOR SALE: Matsushita T-13, box complete like new, $75. Zephyr 6R-3T6, ex, $145. Aimor AR-777, mini, red, $75. Standard SR-H438, case, excellent, $110. Standard SR-H437, case, $110. Zenith Royal 400, $45. Zenith Royal 275, $40. Also have mini TVs, 7 to 1 1/4 inch Sony, Panasonic etc. Call or send SASE. C. Skopis, 3414 Ralmark Lane, Glenview, IL 60025. Phone (# removed).

WANTED DESPERATELY: Sony Earth Orbitor CRF 5100, Sony TFM 8000W, Sony TFM 1600B, Sony CRF 320, Grundig Satellite 650 Multiband. Khushpal, 611 Plumas Street, Yuba City, CA 95992. (# removed), 9AM-6PM. Fax (# removed). After 9PM, (# removed) Pacific Time.

FOR SALE: All kinds of novelty radios. Most are in both books and some are not in books. For more information or lists call. Don or Rocky Larson, 620 Ulstad Avenue, Albert Lea, MN 56007. Phone (# removed).

FOR SALE: Trades welcome see my list marked "looking for" below: McDonalds French Fries, MIB, $50. New Limited Edition Pepsi Cathederal radio, Pepsi logo embroidered into grill, MIB, $50. Computer radio, looks like PC, MIB, $15. Sony TR-1829 desktop raio, excellent, $30. Beachboys radio, looks like Realtone Comet, red, blue or green, choice, MIB, $20. Baseball, excellent, $15. Barbie in Convertible, AM/FM/digital alarm clock, very pretty coral/blue, MIB, $50. Exxon Uniflow, Breed pl 26, excellent, $50. Hamburger Helper, Breed pl 284, good, $20. Coor's Beer can, Breed pl 342, excellent, $25. Pet Milk, Breed pl 374, MIB, $20. Welch's Grape can, Breed pl 354, excellent, $30. Knights Helmet, Breed pl 507, good, $10. New Pepsi Nostalgia radio, AM/FM, shirt pocket with the old Pepsi logo on the grill, MOC, $20. Also have new Pepsi AM/FM/cassette with same description as previous AM/FM but with cassette player built in, $30. New reproductions of old radios by S.O.S.L. Streamliner, very deco looking, MIB, $25. Suitcase radio reproduction, MIB, $30. LOOKING FOR: Breed pl 460, Outboard Motor. Breed pl 252, IR4U Robot. Breed pl 161, Spiderman Head. Batman, Breed & Bunis pl 353, AM/FM clock radio. Mighty Mouse on Cheese, Breed & Bunis pl 387. Lunalit, Breed & Bunis pl 612. All plus ship/handle, MC, Visa, Amex accepted by phone. Days 10AM till 6PM EST. Free JPEG picture of any radio available by e-mail, just ask. Dan Phelan, Consolidated Electronics, 2709 Chili Ave., Rochester, NY 14624. Phone (# removed). Fax (# removed). E-mail: (email removed)

WANTED: Sams Photofact Transistor Radio Series books. Numbers 16, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 31, 33, 34, and 36. Reasonably priced. Would consider #s 16-42 as a group. E-mail me your offers. Eldon A. Horton, 8187 LaHabra Lane, Indianapolis, IN 46236. Phone (# removed). E-mail: (email removed)

FOR SALE: Novelty transistors. Super Mario w/headphones, NOC, B&B 415, $30. Super Mario, small AM, NOC, B&B 415, $25. Popples w/headphones, excellent, B&B 393, $30. Troll w/headphones, NOC, B&B 276, $20. Miss Piggy headphones, excellent, $25. Sesame Street clock radio, missing bell otherwise excellent, pl 141, $25. Bert & Ernie Pals, pl 149, excellent, $20. Holly Hobbie, excellent, does not work, pl 94, $20. Big Bird Head, decal, excellent, $15. Sonic Hedgehog, NOC, $20. Sweet Secrets, very good, pl 168, $20. Pac-man w/headphones, excellent, B&B 389, $35. Spiderman, NIB, pl 160, $40. The A Team, pl 64, NIB, $45. Care Bears, MBC, pl 78, $15. Power Rangers, NIB, $25. Wuzzel w/clock, excellent, B&B 422, $30. Barbie Radio System, excellent, pl 70, $25. Koosas, excellent, $25. Donald Duck, excellent, pl 84, $35. Power Rangers Pendant, NOC, $15. Troll Pendant, NOC, B&B 277, $15. Super Mario Sing-a-long, NOC, B&B 416, $35. The Fonz, MIB, pl 87, $55. Cabbage Patch Kids w/headphones, NIB, pl 82, $30. Mickey Mouse square, NOC, B&B 383, $25. Power Rangers w/clock, NIB, $25. Care Bears w/headphones, excellent, B&B 76, $20. Bee Gees, very good, $25. Batman Forever Pendant, NOC, $12. Care Bears Cousin, excellent, pl 77, $20. Mickey Mouse, half round, sing-a-long, NOC, $30. Cabbage Patch Kids, rec, good, $15. Mickey Mouse w/headphones, NOC, pl 116, $25. Cabbage Patch headphones, excellent, $20. Sesame Street, excellent, missing lamp post, pl 140, $15. Add $4 each for postage. I also have some novelty telephones for sale and lots more radios. Call or send for lists. Beverly McAfee, 305 Church Road, York, PA 17402. Phone (# removed).

WANTED: Panasonic TR-001 "The Mica 1" TV. Panasonic TR-425R "Pandora" 5 inch TV. Panasonic TR-005 "The Orbitel" 5 inch TV. JVC videocapsule, pyramid TV. Sony Watchman FD-210. Sony FDL-330S. Sony FDL-320. Casio TV-10. Epson ET-10. Seiko TR02. Panasonic CT-333S, pocket watch. Marty Bunis, 32 West Main Street, Bradford, NH 03221. Phone (# removed) before 8 PM EST, fax (# removed) anytime. E-mail: (email removed)

FOR SALE: Bulova 842, black, $35. Emerson 808, black, $35. Emerson 888 Titan, green, $45. Everplay 6 transistor, $30. Motorola X15N, brown, $30. Motorola X25E, black, $30. Motorola X16N, brown, $25. Motorola X23, blue, $35. Panasonic RF-626, black, $20. Panasonic R-1326, 8 transistor, $20. Panasonic T-59, $30. Sears Silvertone 6211, $25. Silvertone 1203, $35. Silvertone 42081, $30. Silvertone 5201, $30. Silvertone 3210, $20. Tonecrest micro 8 transistor, $35. Juliette Super 8 transistor, $40. Ross RE-210, $40. Realtone 1821, 8 transistor, $2. Peerless 880, $25. Zenith Royal 50, brown, $35. Zenith Royal 50, brown, $35, black, $20. Zenith Royal 50, black, $10. Seminole 605, $25. Viscount mini micro 8, $20. Please call after 6 PM EST. Dominick Calantonio, #2 Columbia Court, Rockville, MD 20850. Phone (# removed).

WANTED: Transistor radio advertising signs and store displays. Glen Carlo, 5440 N.E. 22 Terrace #9, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308. Phone (# removed). E-mail: (email removed)

FOR SALE: B&K 960 Transistor Radio Analyst with copy of manual and schematic, $65. Pakette crystal radio, $95. Emerson 977 Falcon, black, with case, $25. Emerson 988 Rambler, white, $45. Tom Murray, 3177 Latta Road, #409, Rochester, NY 14612. E-mail: (email removed)

WANTED: Emerson 880 shirtpocket set. Excellent cosmetic condition only. Larry Gilbert, 2602 Amapola Drive, Davis, CA 95616. Phone (# removed). E-mail: (email removed)

MESSAGE: I will be attending the Southern California Antique Radio Society two day meet in Van Nuys, CA, being held at the Airtel Plaza Hotel, 7227 Valjean Ave. on November 14-15. Please stop and say hello as I am anxious to meet the collectors on the West coast that I have only spoken to on the phone. Also bring me your toy crystals and spaceball TVs that I can take home with me. I still have a little room left for more. Marty Bunis, 32 West Main Street, Bradford, NH 03221. Phone (# removed) before 8 PM EST, fax (# removed) anytime. E-mail: (email removed)

FOR SALE: Global GR-900, red, no cracks or chips, $125. Toshiba 8TM-294B, near mint, $100. Global GR-711, NIB, $175. Suzanne Wyatt, HC 67 Box 382, Ash Flat, AR 72513. Phone (# removed).

FOR SALE/TRADE: NOVELTIES: B-8, Rolls Royce, pewter, MBC, $35. B-39, Cabin Cruiser, $65. B-44, Touring Car, mint, $45. B-68, Batman, MBC, $65. BB-349, Barbie Sing-A-Long, like new, $45. POCKET: Kroy, T-661, has single "CD" between "6" & "7", ex, in box, $20. RCA 3-RH-10, beige, very good, no cracks, $20. PORTABLE: RCA 1-RG-43, rose colored, very good, no cracks, $20. Have many other novelties, pockets, portables and related items. Will sell any or all or trade for other novelties...what have you got? SASE for list. Ray Weaver, 1047 Bunker Hill Road, Columbus, GA 31907. Phone (# removed).

FOR SALE: Arvin 65R58, brown leather, early American-made transistor, $25. Omegas 8 Deluxe, ivory, $15. GE P915D, black, with case, $10. Electra Deluxe 8, red & ivory, with case, $15. Zenith R13D, lime green, with lime green case, $8. Zenith Royal 250, black, $20. Zenith Royal 500E, black, $35. NOVELTIES from Breed book: #38, brown Stage Coach, BCM, $25. #178, Blabber Mouth, $18. #411, Windsor Juke Box, NIB, $18. #524, Black Cube, $12. UPS extra. Victor Marett, 3201 N.W. 18 Street, Miami, FL 33125. Phone (# removed). E-mail: (email removed)

FOR SALE: NOVELTY RADIOS: Nestles Souptime Box, shows wear on corners, $35. Hersheys Syrup, Breed plate 327, NIB, $75. Heinz Ketchup Bottle, Breed plate 328, small hairlines by bottom screw, some wear on label, $50. Camus Grand VSOP Bottle, Breed plate 326, NIB, $25. Little Sprout, Breed plate 320, NIB, $60. Charlie the Tuna, Breed plate 272, loose screw on back, case wear, $35. John Wayne, Breed plate 233, $125. Spiderman Head, Breed plate 161, $65. Popeye, Breed plate 127, missing pipe, battery cover, comes with box, box shows lots of wear, $50. Avon Skin-So-Soft, Breed & Bunis plate 151, $20. Gilleys Beer Can, with red plastic mug marked "Gilleys," $125. Marty Bunis, 32 West Main Street, Bradford, NH 03221. Phone (# removed) before 8 PM Eastern. Fax (# removed) anytime. E-mail: (email removed)

FOR SALE: Crosley hybrid book radio "Treasure Island," excellent condition, untested, $100. Trancel TR-80, black, used good condition, in original box with instructions and accessories, working, $75. David Mednick, 25 Jefferson Street, #7-B, Hackensack, NJ 07601-5038. Phone (# removed). E-mail: (email removed)

WANTED: GMK Boy's Radio pictured in Bunis 2 page 109, must be in very good condition and work, must be green, need not be the GMK just resemble it. Marty Bunis, 32 West Main Street, Bradford, NH 03221. Phone (# removed) before 8 PM Eastern. Fax (# removed) anytime. E-mail: (email 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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