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 Post subject: Radio shopping in Lancaster, PA?
PostPosted: May Fri 04, 2012 10:52 pm 
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We'll be in Lancaster tomorrow--Sat 5/5. Any tips on antique stores, flea markets, etc.?

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 Post subject: Re: Radio shopping in Lancaster, PA?
PostPosted: May Sat 05, 2012 12:51 am 
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Look for the road called the "antique mile." Years ago there were many antique shops along the antique mile, which was actually much longer than a mile. However, I don't recall too many radio sellers until I arrived at Renningers.


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 Post subject: Re: Radio shopping in Lancaster, PA?
PostPosted: May Sat 05, 2012 2:34 am 
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Look for the road called the "antique mile." Years ago there were many antique shops along the antique mile, which was actually much longer than a mile. However, I don't recall too many radio sellers until I arrived at Renningers.

Is this what they now call the "antiques capital" in Adamstown?
http://www.antiquescapital.com/

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 Post subject: Re: Radio shopping in Lancaster, PA?
PostPosted: May Sat 05, 2012 5:41 am 
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I'll just tell you where all the radios are... :lol: :lol: :lol:

There aren't many nice ones (or many at all) but there are some in Adam's Antiques (Adamstown Mall) and there's a nice mint AK in a store that isn't listed on there... it's approximately across from the Mad Matter.

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 Post subject: Re: Radio shopping in Lancaster, PA?
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I don't know how you're getting up here, but watch out if you take 897 into Adamstown. There'll be a slight detour.

Also... hit up Rt. 23 on the way back, starting in Morgantown.... :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Radio shopping in Lancaster, PA?
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Visiting these shops listed at this site will keep you very busy for the day.
Very enjoyable outting, but I don't remember many radio dealers or radios.


http://www.antiquescapital.com/antiques.htm


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 Post subject: Re: Radio shopping in Lancaster, PA?
PostPosted: May Sat 05, 2012 2:06 pm 
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This radio can be picked up in Ephrata, PA.
If I am correct, you may not be too far from this radio:


http://www.ebay.com/itm/rare-vintage-ph ... 257029b3f7


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 Post subject: Re: Radio shopping in Lancaster, PA?
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Make another trip to Kutztown PA next Friday or Saturday May 11 or 12: nothing but radios and parts!

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 Post subject: Re: Radio shopping in Lancaster, PA?
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This is kind of a dry area for radios. I have had some finds on Craigslist and Ebay from around here, but none of it really seems to trickle down to the antique stores. What does show up are common table sets that never set my heart on fire, or they are so overpriced that they sit for awhile. My favorite example of seeing a piece sit around was a late 40s RCA television, priced at $150, it sat at Adam's Antiques from when I was in 8th grade to last year, when the booth closed up. That's about 15 years of gathering dust.

Just pick around the Adamstown area, and you'll find some. The prices are far from what I consider a "deal", and in fact, may be much higher than current market prices on Ebay & Co. I recall that there is a Radiola 18 with speaker at Mad Hatter. The antiques place across from the Park Place diner had a number of plastic bakelite 40s table sets, including a couple of Philco Hippos, I don't recall anything interesting at Adam's Antiques, but they have really been going through vendors lately and I have had luck finding some interesting (non radio) things at that place. Reninger's is probably the worst place to go-it always looks so overpriced and picked over, and I can still point to items that have now been there since I started coming there two decades ago! Reninger's is also an early market, and is pretty well closed up by 11am.


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 Post subject: Re: Radio shopping in Lancaster, PA?
PostPosted: May Sun 06, 2012 12:47 pm 
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What does show up are common table sets that never set my heart on fire, or they are so overpriced that they sit for awhile.


Yes, I have not been in that area for about 5 years. However, I recall my last buy was a Philco hippo from the fellow at Renninger's who had a very nice antique radio store within the structure. After some quick negotiation he sold the set to me for $40. Here is the thing about prices. . . . If I need to drive 300 miles round trip and pay for the gas, tolls, etc., to buy a few radios $20-$30 less than what I pay for radios on the internet then I need to have my head examined.


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 Post subject: Re: Radio shopping in Lancaster, PA?
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Ah! In regards to paying less for a radio than on the internet! Well, the latest one I have been hearing from dealers in Adamstown has been "We can charge more than market value, because you would pay more for shipping, etc from an online sale." It is quite a culture up there.

Back to the OP: Did you find anything yesterday?


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 Post subject: Re: Radio shopping in Lancaster, PA?
PostPosted: May Mon 07, 2012 4:07 am 
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Back to the OP: Did you find anything yesterday?

Never made it past a little town called Lititz---but we'll go back. Thanks for all the inputs.

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 Post subject: Re: Radio shopping in Lancaster, PA?
PostPosted: May Mon 07, 2012 4:28 am 
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Never made it past a little town called Lititz---


How did you DO that?? Good thing you didn't go far because you were going the wrong way. :o You were on 501 which goes straight north to Lititz from Lancaster. You should have taken 222 which runs northeast out of Lancaster, right through Adamstown.

At any rate... you would have only made it 1/3 of the way if you were going the right way. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Radio shopping in Lancaster, PA?
PostPosted: May Mon 07, 2012 12:22 pm 
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We did not TRY to go to Adamstown!!--we only had time for Lititz. The area seems to be full of CLTs**

*Cute Little Towns--one of our favorite pastimes

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