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 Post subject: MARC "Vintage Electronics Expo" Sat Jan 26 MICHIGAN
PostPosted: Jan Thu 10, 2019 6:52 am 
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The Michigan Antique Radio Club's "Vintage Electronics Expo" is returning Sat Jan 26 2019 to the Costick Center in Farmington Hills, Michigan. 28600 Eleven Mile Rd,

Last year's event was a record breaker with over 800 in the door and over 120 seller tables plus booths sold out. This show has doubled in just 4 years.
This year will be similar to previous shows :
General Admission $5 event runs 9am-4pm.
"Early buyers" entry at 7:30 for $15.
Dealers can enter as early as 7:30. First table $35 each extra $10. A steal compared to any other collector shows.
"Silent Auctions" run 10am-11am, noon -1pm. Club gets 10% of sale amount. Limited spaces for items. See coordinator in that area about half hour before each auction.

Turntable set up seminar by past MARC President, John Reinicke at 1pm on main stage.

NEW this year: Amp/receiver/tuner CLINIC by Jeff Hall of Muse Audio in Ann Arbor. He will run the item thru its paces and give a report at end. $20 per item, MARC gets half.

Bargain Auction at 3pm near stage in Gym room. Stuff typically sells for under $10 per item or box lot. Many deals there!

Should have coffee and donuts for sale as well as a simple lunch menu (pizza or hot dogs, sodas) on hand this year.

Pix of the last year's events below. Gas is cheap, so grab a pal or spouse or your pet and have a drive to one of the largest "Vintage Electronics" event in the USA. I will have about 12 tables of knobs, capacitors, power cords, whatever... come by and say hi.

Note: vendors, this year please park in the EAST lot after unloading, we had a problem last year with lack of parking for attendees out front !
See you there.
Mark Oppat
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m oppat @comcast.net remove spaces

Note: first pix below was shot before the show opened.


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 Post subject: Re: MARC "Vintage Electronics Expo" Sat Jan 26 MICHIGAN
PostPosted: Jan Thu 10, 2019 6:58 am 
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Very cool, gonna try to add that to the calendar. Hopefully weather will be good.


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 Post subject: Re: MARC "Vintage Electronics Expo" Sat Jan 26 MICHIGAN
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Been there twice as a buyer, this year as a seller. I will probably also buy but I'm trying to downsize so I'll have to be picky.

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 Post subject: Re: MARC "Vintage Electronics Expo" Sat Jan 26 MICHIGAN
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Been to two previous expos at the Costick Center . I will be there again this year, this time as an ARF and Philco Phorum member. Hope to meet as many of you as possible, especially some of the early Atwater-Kent and Freed-Eisemann gurus! Has anyone ever thought of using name tags at these events to make it easier to identify each other? Just my two cents... Take care, Gary


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 Post subject: Re: MARC "Vintage Electronics Expo" Sat Jan 26 MICHIGAN
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GarySP wrote:
Been to two previous expos at the Costick Center . I will be there again this year, this time as an ARF and Philco Phorum member. Hope to meet as many of you as possible, especially some of the early Atwater-Kent and Freed-Eisemann gurus! Has anyone ever thought of using name tags at these events to make it easier to identify each other? Just my two cents... Take care, Gary


Gary , make up name tags for ARF readers and put them on the check in table early on, or, better, get them to me or anyone on the MARC Board so we can put them there the night before. Big letters "ARF" and a place to put a name with a sharpie, make a little sign maybe saying "If you are an Antique Radio Forum" reader, take a tag".
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Wow, the show appears to be dramatically larger than it was when Rima and I attended in 2015. Good job!

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 Post subject: Re: MARC "Vintage Electronics Expo" Sat Jan 26 MICHIGAN
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Wow, the show appears to be dramatically larger than it was when Rima and I attended in 2015. Good job!


More than doubled in 4 years ! Looking to be a sell out of over 120 tables.

NOTE ! , a very nice nearby estate will be showing up with a selection of the radios and flyers of whats on offer. I saw the collection, its over 70 mostly "better grade" battery radios and some AC radios up to 1940 or so, plus some communications radios and repair shop with test gear.
What I saw... Stromberg-Carlson 601 huge table radio, AK 20C, 35, 45 , 46, a small AK tombstone, Grebe Synchrophase, Freshman Masterpiece, Crosley 51, Radiola III and IIIA, all the icons of the 20's really. Several horns missing the bases, a few complete ones, a couple cone speakers. Most of this stuff is above the average condition. the estate is just about 7 miles from the show site. The owner passed away aged 90+, family wants to move it all out. Son in law Yuri will be on site with stuff.
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 Post subject: Re: MARC "Vintage Electronics Expo" Sat Jan 26 MICHIGAN
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Car is loaded and ready to head north. Most of what I have are as found and priced to sell. Looking forward to a great expo.

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 Post subject: Re: MARC "Vintage Electronics Expo" Sat Jan 26 MICHIGAN
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If you guys want to, we can agree for ARF members to meet at a specific location at a certain time, say 10AM in the gym by the tables next to the coffee vendor, or at someone's booth.

Some of us already know each other from previous radio shows, but many have never met all of the other ARF members who attend.

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 Post subject: Re: MARC "Vintage Electronics Expo" Sat Jan 26 MICHIGAN
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Mr. Detrola wrote:
If you guys want to, we can agree for ARF members to meet at a specific location at a certain time, say 10AM in the gym by the tables next to the coffee vendor, or at someone's booth



See you there and then... (in the gym)

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 Post subject: Re: MARC "Vintage Electronics Expo" Sat Jan 26 MICHIGAN
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I'm in.

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 Post subject: Re: MARC "Vintage Electronics Expo" Sat Jan 26 MICHIGAN
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There will be name tags to fill your name on at the entry. Please fill one out with your name and put ARF and your ARF handle on it too.

As usual, I will have about 12 tables all along the south wall of the GYM room. There will be signs on the wall that say "Dept of Parts" , "Antique Audio" and such. I tend to get VERY busy at this show but try to say hi if you can. Wife Leann (usually filling capacitor orders for me) will have bright BLUE hair this time (some times its Magenta).
Besides being colder than usual, the gas prices are low, roads are clear, no major weather issues expected, so should be a huge success. Judging by the number of calls and emails I have gotten, we'll sell out tables and have at least as many attendees as last year.
Those of you in Indiana and Ohio, if you have never been to a larger show, this is a very good one to hit.

NOTE: There will be a fresh estate of radios from nearby the show. The son in law is loading up 3 tables full of stuff and will have flyers listing some of the other stuff but I can tell you its better than usual stuff. A lot of early AC and battery radios... all the icons of the era... Radiola III, IIIA, AK 20C, 45.46, 40, 35, etc, Freshman Masterpiece, Grebe Synchrophase, etc. Several horns (some bells only, no base). The family wants to move it all out very soon so quantity deals to be had. Yuri is the son in law who will be at the show. It might be possible to go to the estate after the show and see stuff but I am not sure. Yuri said he might be able to get another family member to be there.

Also, flyers for the Stanton's Auction of late MARC member Bruce Eddy's estate will be at the front desk. The auction will be on site in Charlotte, MI on Sat, April 13.

See you there ! Doors 9am, Bargain Auction 3pm-4pm Gen admission $5.
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Article on the event: https://www.metrotimes.com/detroit/the- ... meThisWeek
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 Post subject: Re: MARC "Vintage Electronics Expo" Sat Jan 26 MICHIGAN
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Looking forward to meeting you all tomorrow! Take care, Gary


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 Post subject: Re: MARC "Vintage Electronics Expo" Sat Jan 26 MICHIGAN
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Just got home from the show and I would say it was a great success. As I wondered around I don't think I saw any empty seller tables and the count thru the door was over a thousand when I left. I also sold 95% of what I took and I only spent $5 :shock:

Was also nice to put faces to names, Dennis (Mr. Detrola), Dennis Wess, GarySp and hello again to Steve (azenithnut) and Todd (basterbus).

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 Post subject: Re: MARC "Vintage Electronics Expo" Sat Jan 26 MICHIGAN
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I need some pictures!

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 Post subject: Re: MARC "Vintage Electronics Expo" Sat Jan 26 MICHIGAN
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I need some pictures!

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The club has several on their Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/michiganantiqu ... =3&theater

I see Bob Dobush was there.



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I hope that someone will post pictures here other than facebook.

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 Post subject: Re: MARC "Vintage Electronics Expo" Sat Jan 26 MICHIGAN
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Copies of the Facebook photos....

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 Post subject: Re: MARC "Vintage Electronics Expo" Sat Jan 26 MICHIGAN
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Later on I heard the count was well over 1100, but would like to see an actual number from the club.

It was busy the entire time, new faces coming in looking at stuff, and buying.

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 Post subject: Re: MARC "Vintage Electronics Expo" Sat Jan 26 MICHIGAN
PostPosted: Jan Mon 28, 2019 9:34 am 
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Started a new posting for pix so you dont have to scroll way down here. See new topic posting for more pix, all discussions stay here.

ALSO here is a video covering the event done by Terry Dayton of D-labs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKwq_kDsqyI
Again, thanks to all who helped produce this event and all who came and made it a record breaker !

Mark Oppat


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