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 Post subject: Radios at auction in Union IL
PostPosted: Mar Sat 02, 2019 5:41 am 
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March 16 &17. The phonograph and radio collection of Ken Stokes & Johnny Johnson. There's some interesting stuff...
https://www.proxibid.com/Donley-Auction ... log/158353

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 Post subject: Re: Radios at auction in Union IL
PostPosted: Mar Sat 02, 2019 1:37 pm 
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Thanks for posting, I agree lot of interesting items, not just radios.


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 Post subject: Re: Radios at auction in Union IL
PostPosted: Mar Sat 02, 2019 2:36 pm 
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They must have had a really big storage building to hold all those items-some nice finds there too.


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 Post subject: Re: Radios at auction in Union IL
PostPosted: Mar Sat 02, 2019 9:11 pm 
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Here is the thread on the Talking Machine Forum, talking a bit about the guys whose collection it is /was. Check out the picture :shock:
http://forum.talkingmachine.info/viewto ... 14&t=39401

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 Post subject: Re: Radios at auction in Union IL
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I've seen Johnny Johnson's collection. It was IMPRESSIVE!
This was back in the early to mid 1990s. It left a big impression on me.

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 Post subject: Re: Radios at auction in Union IL
PostPosted: Mar Thu 14, 2019 7:19 pm 
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Anyone going to the auction? I wonder what will happen to the items that dont sell. I wish that the starting prices would be lower for online bidding.


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 Post subject: Re: Radios at auction in Union IL
PostPosted: Mar Thu 14, 2019 7:31 pm 
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bullseyeguyz wrote:
I wonder what will happen to the items that dont sell.


Interesting question. There's one advertising item in the radio auction that was in one of Donley's auctions last fall that did not sell. This may be from another local estate that has not been mentioned here that has several radios in this auction.

I'd guess that they'd be returned to their owners.


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 Post subject: Re: Radios at auction in Union IL
PostPosted: Mar Sun 17, 2019 11:59 pm 
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Auction report: 383 of the 403 lots sold, totaling $170,000.

The most expensive lot was the Western Electric sound rack which sold for $64,000, or just over $78,000 with (7%) tax and (15%)buyer's premium.
https://www.proxibid.com/Art-Antiques-Collectibles/Collectibles/Western-Electric-Movie-Theatre-Sound-Rack/lotInformation/46786481

The most expensive radio was the Capehart DeLuxe 410K which sold for $5,000 to what appeared to be a left bid.
https://www.proxibid.com/Art-Antiques-Collectibles/Collectibles/Capehart-Deluxe-Radio-Phono-Combo-1930-s/lotInformation/46786536

Other than a 20 minute disruption due to a power outage, the auction ran really smoothly.

Prices were high on a lot of common sets. Radios like this Philco Model 14 with peeling veneer went for $120 + fees:
https://www.proxibid.com/Art-Antiques-Collectibles/Collectibles/1933-Philco-Model-14-Cathedral-Radio/lotInformation/46715776

One of the better deals was the 9S Walton with 12S chassis which sold for $1560 including fees:
https://www.proxibid.com/Art-Antiques-Collectibles/Collectibles/Zenith-12S232-in-a-9S232-Cabinet-Walton-Radio/lotInformation/46715912

The dynamic with this auction was weird. With the combination of absentee bids, telephone bids, and online Proxibid bidding, it sometimes felt like the bidders on the auction floor were spectators of a completely different auction.

Despite it all, I managed to walk away with 3 tombstones.


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 Post subject: Re: Radios at auction in Union IL
PostPosted: Mar Mon 18, 2019 12:01 am 
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What did the Zenith 40A sell for?

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 Post subject: Re: Radios at auction in Union IL
PostPosted: Mar Mon 18, 2019 12:06 am 
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azenithnut wrote:
What did the Zenith 40A sell for?

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The 40A went for $950.

Many of the early consoles were bought up by a telephone bidder who was apparently having them shipped along with numerous phonographs to the Chamsori museum in Gangwon Province, South Korea:
https://www.gn.go.kr/eng/contents.do?key=1393

Prices are posted online in the catalog:
https://www.proxibid.com/Donley-Auction-Services-Inc/Day-2of2-Phonographs-Radios-Movie-Projectors/event-catalog/158353


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 Post subject: Re: Radios at auction in Union IL
PostPosted: Mar Mon 18, 2019 12:19 am 
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Thank you!
The webpage wasn't responding for me earlier for some reason.
I thought it wasn't going to show me the prices, but now it is working. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Radios at auction in Union IL
PostPosted: Mar Mon 18, 2019 1:08 pm 
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Thanks for the info. Good to see that the market is still strong.


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 Post subject: Re: Radios at auction in Union IL
PostPosted: Mar Mon 18, 2019 11:42 pm 
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I won a radio I've never seen before. It's a Starr three dial battery set which is actually a rebranded Day-Fan model OEM. Srarr was a manufacturer of Starr Pianos, Starr phonographs, Starr radio speakers, and Gennett records.

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