classic radio shop
212 Roughton Road
Cromer. Norfolk NR27 9LQ
close to Roughton Road station
Phone: +44 01263 519278
Please call the above number first, as the mobile is really never used, unless i'm away
Note. call the main line first as the mobile is on only occasionally.
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Reel To reel tape machines
Reel to Reel recorders like vinyl in records are here to stay.
The period tape machines like Ferrograph were hand built to last and were built in the UK, just like the classic radio's of the same period use off the shelf components . With that classic valve sound and mechanical design whats not to like. Every instutution had them BBC, schools, armed forces and if you were lucky the private owner to .With the correct servicing some 50 years later they are as good as the day they left the factory
Retro with Classic designs are now very popular. There are a number of client's who collect from a certain decade, this can be for personal interest or as props in television or film, through to interior design. At times we are asked to supply good looking models but are not fully functional. If there is a particular period radio you require please contact me to your specific needs so we c
an do the hard work for you.
You have a radio or television you are considering selling, perhaps I can help.
There are so many different models of radio's and vintage TV's produced that it is difficult to know if the one you might have may be of interest to a keen collector, or just someone who would like to own one they perhaps remember seeing when they were younger.
The vintage radios from the 1920's and early 30's are more for the collector or can just be of passing interest due to the need for batteries aerials etc needed to make them work again, but good examples are sought after but it is understanding the market to give correct exposure to a potential sale and like most things, if offering a aftersales service gives some assurance to the buyer as well as the history of unit that helps.
Pre 1940's televisions have a special interest to collects and the early models can be worth many thousands of pounds, but like most of us we more likely had a standard more well at the time modern 1950 - 1967 set.
1940's radio's have a range of interests to potential buyers, ie they collect from this period, different development in the technology (TRF against Superhet) , audio output stages etc
Radio enthusiasts are similar to porcelian collectors, condition is very important and as near as original as possible adds to this quite a lot. With this in mind I can arrange either pending distance a viewing to take a look or a courier to pick up so it is evaluated here. I can give you a current market value and price I would say the equipment is worth in its present condition, and either purchase direct from yourself's or act as an agent on your behalf.
Due these days with the help of advance technology the 405 line tv's produced many years ago have taken on a new lease of life, as now you could have that television in pride of place in your home and watching your latest DVD, satelite or evenfree view tv channel, that makes a once static curiosity into a full functional piece of furntiture for your modern home.
Of course many radio's of the 1950's - 1960's are very common and often have little value apart perhaps from certain valves that may have been fitted, it seems such a shame that something quite old may have little value apart from certain parts, but then lets be quite honest there are a number that are just plain ugly even when first produced and just do not improve with age.
There are of course the exceptions to the rule, for example the round Ecko's , at the time were not expensive , quality was fair and that was it, now a classic icon and very sought after.
A radio fully working will always been more valuable than one that is not, again I can offer the service of repairing/restoring and acting as an agent on your behalf and payment only after it has been sold, so no up-front bills to worry about.
Portable radio's are intersting to collectors and individuals alike, for example the Hacker, certain models are now becoming quite exspensive to purchase. But only certain models .
So if you have a radio or Television and would like advice please give me a call and lets see what I might be able to do for you, it is important to point out that from a historical point of view you could have a radio of interest, which may not mean ££££££££ signs in front of it, but should be restored and displayed as it could be lost for ever.
Buying and selling period TV's and vintage radios is no different to classic cars, finding the correct dealer who can give you the right advise is most important, and that should be free.