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 Post subject: Lotsa words, little description of item....
PostPosted: Feb Mon 26, 2018 5:48 am 
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sparton-566-AR ... 2862471355?


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 Post subject: Re: Lotsa words, little description of item....
PostPosted: Feb Mon 26, 2018 7:32 am 
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Are the images scans of photos, or...? The first one appears to have dents and creases in the mirror in the 12:00-2:00ish area, but they don't show in the second photo. That one, however, has creases in the 5:00-8:00 area. The third photo shows a radial one at about 1:30. I know my digital photos generally don't have those sort of artifacts in them. Could he be using scanned prints for the auction images?

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 Post subject: Re: Lotsa words, little description of item....
PostPosted: Feb Mon 26, 2018 7:58 am 
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This is really suspicious......that is supposed to be a glass surface. In this enhancement of the top half, it does not look like glass at all...
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 Post subject: Re: Lotsa words, little description of item....
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That photo looks as if were looking at the sun for sunspots...

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 Post subject: Re: Lotsa words, little description of item....
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Here is another possibility... the seller may be using a film tent for photos for better lighting and you're seeing a reflection off the mirror surface of the tent material above due to the upward facing angle. And no.. I am not the seller or know anything about this item in question.


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 Post subject: Re: Lotsa words, little description of item....
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I think the first two photos show cracks in the plaster of the ceiling, which have been repaired and painted, being seen as reflections in the mirror. The third photo "radial line" is an edge between ceiling and wall... notice it's not straight, either.

I've taken photos of my bluebird repro whose mirror is perfect (since it was made in 1997), and it's very difficult to get it to look nice, considering the condition of my ceilings.


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 Post subject: Re: Lotsa words, little description of item....
PostPosted: Feb Mon 26, 2018 7:07 pm 
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palegreenthumb wrote:
I think the first two photos show cracks in the plaster of the ceiling, which have been repaired and painted, being seen as reflections in the mirror. The third photo "radial line" is an edge between ceiling and wall... notice it's not straight, either.

I've taken photos of my bluebird repro whose mirror is perfect (since it was made in 1997), and it's very difficult to get it to look nice, considering the condition of my ceilings.


I agree that taking pictures of the Sparton mirror radios is a challenge. Face-on one has only one chance: to hide the reflected camera behind the dial center, and disguising the tripod with bed sheets. But still you see the ceiling and walls. Since we all know who the seller is, we assume always the worst.


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I only take pictures of mirrors outside on clear days, so that only the reflection of the blue skies will appear on the mirror.

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 Post subject: Re: Lotsa words, little description of item....
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I don't know who the seller is, should I ?


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 Post subject: Re: Lotsa words, little description of item....
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Maybe it was restored w/ catalin? :twisted:


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 Post subject: Re: Lotsa words, little description of item....
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Maybe I should ask the seller if I can stop by and take a look at it. I sure as hell can't afford it IF its the real deal.

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 Post subject: Re: Lotsa words, little description of item....
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wiscojim wrote:
I only take pictures of mirrors outside on clear days, so that only the reflection of the blue skies will appear on the mirror.
You mean gray skies? That's what's available here. Kind of like blue, but not quite so... blue... I suppose.

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I don't know who the seller is, should I ?
Check John's post in this thread, re: Voldemort.
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 Post subject: Re: Lotsa words, little description of item....
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I don't know who the seller is, should I ?


Yes Hoffies you should know. It is Steve Turner aka CatalinRadios.Com well known to be the seller of patched up Catalin and other radios without disclosure that he had them patched. And then a few other names on Ebay has reincarnated himself again as Blazer92a.
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 Post subject: Re: Lotsa words, little description of item....
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palegreenthumb wrote:
I think the first two photos show cracks in the plaster of the ceiling, which have been repaired and painted, being seen as reflections in the mirror.



I believe you are right, it's a reflection of a wall or ceiling.

The picture of the radio on it's back looks like a mirror.


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 Post subject: Re: Lotsa words, little description of item....
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k9uwa wrote:
hoffies2 wrote:
I don't know who the seller is, should I ?


Yes Hoffies you should know. It is Steve Turner aka CatalinRadios.Com well known to be the seller of patched up Catalin and other radios without disclosure that he had them patched. And then a few other names on Ebay has reincarnated himself again as Blazer92a.
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Since not many people know his new name, lotsa words works: he sold it for almost 10 Grands.


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 Post subject: Re: Lotsa words, little description of item....
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k9uwa wrote:
hoffies2 wrote:
I don't know who the seller is, should I ?


Yes Hoffies you should know. It is Steve Turner aka CatalinRadios.Com well known to be the seller of patched up Catalin and other radios without disclosure that he had them patched. And then a few other names on Ebay has reincarnated himself again as Blazer92a.
John k9uwa


Since not many people know his new name, lotsa words works: he sold it for almost 10 Grands.


HI Chris Interesting. Perhaps this is also interesting. Ten years or so ago a New In Box Peach Bird came up for auction on Ebay. That one sold for $5,500.00. My now departed friend Ted Rogers purchased that radio from the Ebay auction. and of course Ted went through the electronics as all the old original caps and such were junk even though the radio had never been sold and was still in the box. The Peach ones are much rarer than the blue ones. Still I doubt that double a price is really a correct price but that is what someone was willing to pay.
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 Post subject: Re: Lotsa words, little description of item....
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k9uwa wrote:
The Peach ones are much rarer than the blue ones. Still I doubt that double a price is really a correct price but that is what someone was willing to pay.

That's what 2 someones were almost willing to pay. The buyer had to be bidding against someone for it to get that high. 3rd highest bidder dropped out at $7882, and there were 5 bidders well above the $5000 mark. Several people wanted that radio.

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