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 Post subject: Gilfillan San Diego expo radio
PostPosted: Mar Thu 08, 2018 4:00 pm 
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Gilfil ... Sw2CJaoHl8
Possibly the only one exiting as I've never seen another. I suspect a high winning bid on this "cross-over" collectible.


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 Post subject: Re: Gilfillan San Fran. expo radio
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As much wear and tare as this set has, it's still worth pursuing especially if it is a lone survivor.

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 Post subject: Re: Gilfillan San Fran. expo radio
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San Diego Expo.


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 Post subject: Re: Gilfillan San Fran. expo radio
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I had a chance at buying this for $250 at a antique swat meet but didn't have enough cash on me.
Thought it was something special.

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 Post subject: Re: Gilfillan San Fran. expo radio
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San Diego Expo.

Ooops - thanks - corrected.


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 Post subject: Re: Gilfillan San Diego expo radio
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The sellers have good luck buying off of CL and the papers in their area and reselling on eBay. They recently sold a table top 30's radio that holds the poker chips (can't remember the name of it), that was on the SF Bay CL for about $75. They got $400 plus! I bought something from them a few years ago. Great way to make a living.


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 Post subject: Re: Gilfillan San Diego expo radio
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I thought I would have a chance at 700. I was immediately outbid in the last 3 seconds.


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 Post subject: Re: Gilfillan San Diego expo radio
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Looks like 2 guys bid "crazy" numbers and it went very high. Though the RCA world's fair set goes for $1200-1800.


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 Post subject: Re: Gilfillan San Diego expo radio
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Sold for $2025.00, with 32 bids from 18 bidders!!!

I'm thinking whoever put in the $2000 bid with 1 second to go, was pretty darn surprised that he didn't win. Now that's entertainment.

Well, if there is another one out there, expect it to show up soon!

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 Post subject: Re: Gilfillan San Diego expo radio
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Sold for $2025.00, with 32 bids from 18 bidders!!!

I'm thinking whoever put in the $2000 bid with 1 second to go, was pretty darn surprised that he didn't win. Now that's entertainment.

Well, if there is another one out there, expect it to show up soon!

:D

I'm always glad to see our hobby alive and well, but am always surprised at the seemingly limitless amounts collectors will pay for the rarer sets these days. I'd sweat handing over that kind of cash for that little metal radio! :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Gilfillan San Diego expo radio
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palegreenthumb wrote:
Sold for $2025.00, with 32 bids from 18 bidders!!!

I'm thinking whoever put in the $2000 bid with 1 second to go, was pretty darn surprised that he didn't win. Now that's entertainment.

Well, if there is another one out there, expect it to show up soon!

:D

I'm always glad to see our hobby alive and well, but am always surprised at the seemingly limitless amounts collectors will pay for the rarer sets these days. I'd sweat handing over that kind of cash for that little metal radio! :shock:


Sit down for an hour one day and watch a Mecum or Barrett-Jackson car auction and the 100's of 1000's of dollars for old cars and see how "reasonable" radios are to collect. If radios ever caught on on shows like American Pickers radios could go up 10x what they are now or more like petroliana.


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 Post subject: Re: Gilfillan San Diego expo radio
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$2025.00, doesn't surprise me one bit. I was expecting it to sell somewhere around that range, certainty over $1000. Hopefully, at some point, the new owner will post clear photos of the radio and all of it's graphics either in print or on the internet.

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 Post subject: Re: Gilfillan San Diego expo radio
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I'm good friends with the guy who bought it. I will see if he can't share some pix to post. I assure you, he was shocked to have to go that high, but he really wanted it...lol


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 Post subject: Re: Gilfillan San Diego expo radio
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That would be nice to have really good photos of the set and all of it's graphics posted on the internet for all to see.

Why would he be shocked that it went for so much when he was so willing to pay that much? Just seemed kind of odd to me. Maybe what he meant to say was that he was disappointed that he actually had to pay that much for it.

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