Vintage Electronics Auction

Antiques and Estate Auctioneers will be holding a vintage electronics auction on Sat. March 17, 2007 at 12:00 Noon at their gallery located at 44777 St. Rt. 18 E., Wellington, Ohio. An online catalog and bidding will be available for this auction at

Consultant and floor manager for this auction will be Bob Dobush, noted radio and vacuum tube historian. They will be selling vintage electronics and radio equipment from the turn of the 20th century up to the 1970’s. There will be over 300 lots of radio, hi-fidelity audio equipment from the 1930’s to the 1970’s, speakers, and vacuum tubes from the 1920’s up to the 1960’s. There are many quality pieces by Zenith, Marantz, Silver-Marshall, Pioneer and Western Electric.
As a bonus to gallery attendees there will be 100’s of additional lots sold on site at the completion of the Internet items.

1938 Zenith shutter-dial radio in excellent unrestored condition with unique “Zenith” logo grille cloth – believed to be manufactured for a prominent dealer for display or for an annual radio show; a rare Sparton Visionola projector/record player that played film projected onto a screen with dedicated records. This one needs some attention but very rare- only 5-10 pcs. known to survive – Cost $575 in 1929

Pioneer SX-1010 top-of-the-line stereo receiver with owner’s manual and schematic

Marantz model 18 tuner/amplifier with scope tube for tuning

Rare Sparton Visionola radio with film projector, phonograph and radio chassis, and many other radio and hi-fi items.

ALSO INCLUDED: Recently built working “Jacob’s Ladder” display; an RCA illuminated advertising sign; movie posters; a vintage Cunningham Tubes published Morton Downey stand-up poster; Altec Lansing 1590A power amplifier; Cordovox CL-20 and CAG-1 amplifier with rotating Leslie-type speaker assembly; high-quality German-made radio and phonograph console built into a fireplace mantle -type cabinet – complete with liquor compartment! ; pair of small kegs believed to be from the Elyria, Ohio power company decorated with the names of workers, friends and acquaintances from the area- including “All-American Joe – Joe E. Brown”, some references to “Omaha”, the Triple Crown winner of 1935, and a very early decal of “Reddy Kilowatt” created just 10 years before – this is a great crossover collectible suitable for the Ohio historian or the Reddy Kilowatt collector; Zenith 9S262; WP Hilliard transmitter; Van De Graaff generator; Pioneer SX-5580; Bay City Rollers canvas – used in music video; Pioneer SX-1010; Cordovox-2 pcs; Western Electric superhet receiver; Magnavox Horn; Silver Marshall console; 40-50 lots of good usable radio and audio tubes, most tested; tube testers; vacuum tube hi-fi items; tape recorders and speakers; turntables; radio parts and ephemera; medical, quack and scientific equipment; collectible televisions from the 60’s and 70’s.

LITERATURE: Radio magazines; advertising for electronics; vacuum tube manuals and other technical books, as well as military radio gear. Many of the electronic items will have related paper such as schematics, service manuals, etc.

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