[Boatanchors] Novelty Transistor Radio Collection

pmarkavage at juno.com pmarkavage at juno.com
Sun Aug 7 03:22:14 EDT 2011

Very nice collection. That's got to be worth some $$.

Pete, wa2cwa

On Sun, 7 Aug 2011 2:41:01 -0400 <w4ron at carolina.rr.com> writes:
> I've spent a good better part of the last 4 days dusting 
> and them photographing my novelty transistor radio collection.
> This hasn't been done in years, I had forgotten how much 
> trouble it was to dust these things.
> If you're interested I put them on 3 web pages, there are 210
> radios;
> http://radioheaven.homestead.com/Novelty-Transistor-Radios.html 
> I never really wanted to collect these things, I got
> into it by accident. Another collector I know was buying them
> long before anyone else I know was interested in them.
> About this time I was doing a lot of flea markets and yard sales
> every weekend and I'd find them for .25 -.50 -$1.00, I buy up
> a grocery bag full and trade them to him. I got some good stuff
> this way. I thought "hey this works great, I'll buy some more", 
> before long he ran out of anything to trade, the next thing I knew I 
> had 50 of them, then a hundred, then two hundred...
> It got to be a way to feed the collecting fever. Collecting
> is like a drug addiction, you go out hunting and don't find
> anything and you come home bummed out, but if you could at
> least pick up a neat novelty radio or 2 for cheap it'd fed the
> collecting fever.
> I sure wish I could find someone that wanted to get started
> collecting them, I'd sell the whole bunch. I could sure
> use the shelf space for something else.
> --
> 73, RON w4ron
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