Forums :: Resources :: Features :: Photo Gallery :: Vintage Radio Shows :: Archives
Support This Site: Contributors :: Advertise


It is currently Dec Thu 05, 2019 4:49 pm


All times are UTC [ DST ]





Post New Topic Post Reply  [ 20 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: An Affordable RadioBar
PostPosted: Jun Wed 26, 2019 8:18 pm 
Member
User avatar

Joined: Dec Sun 01, 2013 4:10 pm
Posts: 8769
Location: Long Island NY
I still think it is high. My buddy sold the same one unrestored for $750.00 last year.
I don't know what I was thinking when I listed my Deco one, LOL
Ill be watching to see the final...
:roll:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1936-1937-Phil ... y&LH_All=1

_________________
I'm not a hoarder.. I am a collector of piles of stuff. :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: An Affordable RadioBar
PostPosted: Jun Wed 26, 2019 8:41 pm 
Member

Joined: Aug Sat 19, 2017 2:25 am
Posts: 66
Location: 21210
Not a bad price at all for a good restore-able unit. Missing the Ice and Trash Bins, they can be tough to find. And no glassware of course :(

Hope someone gets it and breathes new life into it.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: An Affordable RadioBar
PostPosted: Jun Wed 26, 2019 11:04 pm 
Member
User avatar

Joined: Sep Thu 14, 2006 3:27 pm
Posts: 12438
Location: Carmel, Indiana
The thing about so many of those Radio Bars is that if your not obsessed with having all historically correct glassware in it, there's plenty of modern day glassware that, style wise, would go with great that radio. In the case with this Radio Bar, however, I think the price does not reflect the absence of the rare and hard to acquire glassware. I think that this radio should be priced more realistically somewhere in the $400 range.

_________________
Michael Feldt
www.indianaradios.com


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: An Affordable RadioBar
PostPosted: Jun Thu 27, 2019 3:21 am 
Member
User avatar

Joined: Dec Sun 01, 2013 4:10 pm
Posts: 8769
Location: Long Island NY
Thats pretty low Mike...
I have been offered over $1000.00 for my deco one and it has no glass either.
The bins are definitely hard to find...

:)

_________________
I'm not a hoarder.. I am a collector of piles of stuff. :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: An Affordable RadioBar
PostPosted: Jun Thu 27, 2019 3:53 am 
Member
User avatar

Joined: Aug Tue 28, 2018 9:22 pm
Posts: 1310
Location: Sanford Fla 32771
Just curious, what's that conduit looking thing in the back with a couple wires hanging out ?


Attachments:
rsz_xxxl1600.jpg
rsz_xxxl1600.jpg [ 168.31 KiB | Viewed 1137 times ]

_________________
Paul of Florida (Click below for my collection)
https://paulsironhorse.smugmug.com/
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: An Affordable RadioBar
PostPosted: Jun Thu 27, 2019 4:41 am 
Member

Joined: Jan Thu 01, 1970 1:00 am
Posts: 2653
Location: Madison, WI
I would guess for the light bulbs, the bar has lights.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: An Affordable RadioBar
PostPosted: Jun Thu 27, 2019 1:40 pm 
Member

Joined: Jan Thu 01, 1970 1:00 am
Posts: 2000
Location: Lafayette, CO
FYl, there will be one of those with most of its glassware for sale at the MAARC auction this weekend. Craig


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: An Affordable RadioBar
PostPosted: Jun Thu 27, 2019 2:19 pm 
Member

Joined: Feb Thu 08, 2007 2:32 pm
Posts: 12539
Location: 06457
OldRestorer wrote:
Thats pretty low Mike...
I have been offered over $1000.00 for my deco one and it has no glass either.
The bins are definitely hard to find...

:)

You should have taken the green when you saw it in the buyers hand. Talk is cheap. :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: An Affordable RadioBar
PostPosted: Jun Thu 27, 2019 9:01 pm 
Member

Joined: Aug Sat 19, 2017 2:25 am
Posts: 66
Location: 21210
The coduit in the back is indeed for the bar lights. The little round black thing is a bakelite rotary switch. The fitting attached to it is a tubulet. I have tried to find info on them in the past without much success. So they are hard to find. There are repro switches though, which is nice :)

The wire going into the switch is commonly frayed and roached like that, but they used a different wire from bulb to bulb that was much more substantial. I have never needed to replace it in fact!!! The other one is almost always replaced.

Kirk, I think you should hold out for more money. Those deco units are bigger and very distinctive. I will say it is easier to sell them with a set of glassware, even if it is not original. As long as it all matches and looks somewhat correct. Usually nets more money too that way :)

Matt


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: An Affordable RadioBar
PostPosted: Jun Fri 28, 2019 3:16 pm 
Member
User avatar

Joined: Dec Sun 01, 2013 4:10 pm
Posts: 8769
Location: Long Island NY
Quote:
Kirk, I think you should hold out for more money. Those deco units are bigger and very distinctive. I will say it is easier to sell them with a set of glassware, even if it is not original. As long as it all matches and looks somewhat correct. Usually nets more money too that way :)


Its not that I am waiting for more money but I have someone who has a full set of glass they don't want but it is in the attic so I haven't seen it yet. I just know I will sell the bar and then get the glass, lol...

:)

_________________
I'm not a hoarder.. I am a collector of piles of stuff. :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: An Affordable RadioBar
PostPosted: Jun Fri 28, 2019 7:34 pm 
Member

Joined: Aug Sat 19, 2017 2:25 am
Posts: 66
Location: 21210
Full Set of Glass they DON'T WANT!!! I'd be drooling :)

Remember you need the 8 piece set. not the 6 piece. Good Luck, hope you get it!!!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: An Affordable RadioBar
PostPosted: Jun Fri 28, 2019 8:29 pm 
Member
User avatar

Joined: Dec Sun 01, 2013 4:10 pm
Posts: 8769
Location: Long Island NY
YEs, His bar is the same deco bar as mine... He is keeping the bar but the glass means nothing to him. Of course I am also drooling but he could want $$$$ for the set or it could be some thorpe glassware. Never know...

:)

_________________
I'm not a hoarder.. I am a collector of piles of stuff. :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: An Affordable RadioBar
PostPosted: Jun Sat 29, 2019 1:41 am 
Member
User avatar

Joined: Jan Thu 26, 2017 10:33 pm
Posts: 1151
Location: 02911
Look! This "radiobar" is even more affordable!

https://nh.craigslist.org/atq/d/eliot-1 ... 63452.html

I'm really confused as how the seller came to their conclusion.

_________________
No matter how smart you are, there is always someone smarter than you.

-Unknown


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: An Affordable RadioBar
PostPosted: Jul Fri 12, 2019 2:08 am 
Member
User avatar

Joined: Dec Sun 01, 2013 4:10 pm
Posts: 8769
Location: Long Island NY
Sold for $1295.00..
Not bad for a local pick up only...

_________________
I'm not a hoarder.. I am a collector of piles of stuff. :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: An Affordable RadioBar
PostPosted: Jul Fri 12, 2019 10:09 pm 
Member

Joined: Sep Thu 14, 2006 4:54 am
Posts: 472
Location: San Joaquin Valley (CA) 93311
[quote="OldRestorer"]I still think it is high. My buddy sold the same one unrestored for $750.00 last year.
I don't know what I was thinking when I listed my Deco one, LOL
Ill be watching to see the final...
:roll:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1936-1937-Phil ... y&LH_All=1[/quote


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: An Affordable RadioBar
PostPosted: Jul Sat 13, 2019 9:35 pm 
Member

Joined: Sep Thu 14, 2006 4:54 am
Posts: 472
Location: San Joaquin Valley (CA) 93311
OldRestorer wrote:
I still think it is high. My buddy sold the same one unrestored for $750.00 last year.
I don't know what I was thinking when I listed my Deco one, LOL
Ill be watching to see the final...
:roll:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1936-1937-Phil ... y&LH_All=1


I am tempted to make an offer.
Is there anything wrong with this set that you guys see?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: An Affordable RadioBar
PostPosted: Jul Sun 14, 2019 6:53 pm 
Member
User avatar

Joined: Dec Sun 01, 2013 4:10 pm
Posts: 8769
Location: Long Island NY
[/quote]

I am tempted to make an offer.
Is there anything wrong with this set that you guys see?[/quote]

Make an offer on what?
The radiobar sold earlier this week for $1295.00

:)

_________________
I'm not a hoarder.. I am a collector of piles of stuff. :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: An Affordable RadioBar
PostPosted: Jul Sun 14, 2019 9:27 pm 
Member

Joined: Sep Thu 14, 2006 4:54 am
Posts: 472
Location: San Joaquin Valley (CA) 93311
OldRestorer wrote:


I am tempted to make an offer.
Is there anything wrong with this set that you guys see?[/quote]

Make an offer on what?
The radiobar sold earlier this week for $1295.00

:)[/quote]

This one.



https://www.ebay.com/itm/Philco-Radio-B ... 1279441053?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: An Affordable RadioBar
PostPosted: Jul Sun 14, 2019 11:45 pm 
Member
User avatar

Joined: Dec Sun 01, 2013 4:10 pm
Posts: 8769
Location: Long Island NY
That craziness....
Shipping is more than the bar is worth. Sorry but glassware is not worth $18,000.00

Kirk

_________________
I'm not a hoarder.. I am a collector of piles of stuff. :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: An Affordable RadioBar
PostPosted: Jul Mon 15, 2019 2:00 am 
Member

Joined: Sep Thu 14, 2006 4:54 am
Posts: 472
Location: San Joaquin Valley (CA) 93311
OldRestorer wrote:
That craziness....
Shipping is more than the bar is worth. Sorry but glassware is not worth $18,000.00

Kirk


Shipping is not an issue. I live close enough to pick it up.
I would be offering less than $18K.


Top
 Profile  
 
Post New Topic Post Reply  [ 20 posts ]  Moderator: Lou deGonzague

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests



Search for:
Jump to:  




























Privacy Policy :: Powered by phpBB