Published: January 2, 2001
‘Radio Days’ Michigan Event Features Two Collections
VERMONTVILLE, MICH. – The Historic Opera House was the setting for the auction of antique radios, radio tubes and parts, radio advertising and vogue picture records from another era recently conducted by Stanton’s Auctioneers.
Two large collections of radios and related rdf_Descriptions – one from Michigan and the other from North Carolina – were offered to collectors from Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota and Canada who attended the six-hour sale. Absentee bids were also accepted from interested parties from across the United States.
An early Atwater Kent #10 “Breadboard” radio sold for $950; a colorful Emerson 400 Patriot radio brought $750; Vogue Picture Records ranged from $35 to $80; and radio tubes sold as singles and in lots for $5 to $285.
An Emerson Model BM-258, Catalin Radio sold for $1400; an early Heraldyne 5-tube set brought $300; a theater spotlight on a stand reached $150; an Addison Model A2A radio garnered $475; and a Belmont Model 6D-111 radio rang up $150.
An Astatic Model A-501 Catalin radio sold for $775; a model 11-119U Crosley radio fetched $210; Detrola model 302 brought $450; an Atwater Kent model 30 radio realized $100; a Catalin Fada Model 711 radio reached $350; a Philco Grandfather clock radio garnered $275; a Kadette Model L-25 “Trooper” sold for $825; and a Kadette Model 40 “Jewel” brought $350.
A “Royal” Loop Antennae reached $100; an RCA “Radio Service and Television” advertising wall plaque realized $160; a “GE Tubes” advertising sign sold for $110; an Atwater Kent Model 30 radio brought $160; a Supreme radio repair manual rang up $150; and an unknown brand crystal radio set sold for $250.
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