View Full Version : TV swap meet in Milwaukee July 20, 2014


WISCOJIM
05-02-2014, 11:20 AM
Please accept my apologies for crossposting this to several of the TV forums here. There doesn't seem to be any particular place here on VK to announce this where it will be seen by all the TV collectors.

The Wisconsin Antique Radio Club Inc. would like to invite all television collectors to our swap meet on July 20, 2014.

Many members of our club also have an interest in TVs and related items, and we are aware there is a large concentration of vintage TV collectors in the Wisconsin and Northern Illinois area. We would like to have them join us in a combined Radio & Television swap meet. We will urge our club members to bring their TV related items to this meet, and hope that the invited TV collectors that attend will bring their goodies up for sale or trade. There is really only one TV swap that I know of, the one at the Early Television Museum Convention in May. This will be a second opportunity for those who perhaps couldn't attend the ETF meet, or found it too far to travel with items to swap.

To make this a success (and perhaps an annual special event) we need you folks to bring your TV items along to sell at this meet. It won't be a success if everyone shows up to buy, and no one brings anything to sell. Also be aware that you should make sure you have room to haul home some of the items you may find here. Too often I've heard "I'd sure like to buy this, but it won't fit in the trunk of my car".

I myself will be bringing at least 15 televisions along to sell, along with many other TV items including empty Admiral Bakelite cabinets (console & table model) and various parts and test equipment.

Anyone interested, please post here and encourage others to attend. Carpool if you have to. We would be glad to see you here.

A little bit about our club and swap meets... Our meet is held right next to the Milwaukee Airport, very easy to find and access. You can find club info at http://www.warci.org and on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wisconsin-Antique-Radio-Club-Inc/333900503344505 . There is a nominal $10 selling fee at this swap to non-club members. The July meet is normally held outside with unlimited space for everyone. However if the weather is not cooperating with an outdoor event, there is only a limited amount of space indoors to set up, so watch the weather and hope for sunshine.

Any questions? Post them here, I'll be glad to respond.

Dude111
05-02-2014, 12:02 PM
@ first I thought this was spam seeing its posted on several bases but then I saw you posted it :)


I suppose posting this on the TV base would have been good also bud....... (Last one on the list)

www.videokarma.org/forumdisplay.php?f=112


Sounds like a good event coming!!!!!!

bandersen
05-02-2014, 12:23 PM
Thanks for posting and I'll try to make it with some sets and stuff. I just might take those Admiral cabinets off your hands too :)

BTW I disagree about posting this in the 'Movies, Shows, & Programs' forum (base ?). Perhaps VK should add a forum for upcoming events.

Kevin Kuehn
05-02-2014, 12:31 PM
Sounds like fun. What do you guys think about us posting up pictures of potential sale/swap items here? For me it's a really long haul and I'd be more motivated to load up the heavy items and venture out if I had a couple of items pre-sold, or at least a swap worked out. Just an idea.

bandersen
05-02-2014, 12:37 PM
Good idea. I'll definitely post pics.

IsthmusTV
05-02-2014, 01:48 PM
Sounds great. I'll definitely try to make it. Thanks for getting the word out, Jim!

-Clark

Jon F
05-02-2014, 03:24 PM
May try to make it as well with some extra sets to sell.

dieseljeep
05-02-2014, 04:23 PM
I expect to be there as well.
It'll be great to meet a few more of the VK members.

WISCOJIM
05-02-2014, 07:13 PM
I expect to be there as well.
It'll be great to meet a few more of the VK members.

I'll try to remember to set up some name badges at the hospitality table so we can identify our ARF and VK alliances.

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Dude111
05-03-2014, 05:04 AM
Make sure to take pictures please Jim so we can all enjoy :)

WISCOJIM
05-03-2014, 11:10 AM
We have two club photographers for our events, and we then place pictures in our newsletter, on our club web site, and on our Facebook page.

If I forget to post some here, please remind me.

dieseljeep
05-30-2014, 10:53 AM
May try to make it as well with some extra sets to sell.

A fellow collector and I were discussing the July 20, meet and was mentioning that he has an attic full of portable B/W sets.
I mentioned that they had to be vacuum tube based or hybrid. I have a few, that I'm bringing along as freebees.
Please respond, if there's going to be any interest in the items! :scratch2:
Thanks, DAVE.

WISCOJIM
05-30-2014, 12:46 PM
Please respond, if there's going to be any interest in the items! :scratch2:
Thanks, DAVE.

Dave, I'm not sure anyone will be able to tell you in advance unless you share some pictures. I'll be putting up a bunch of pictures early in July. I'm now guessing I'll be bringing at least 30 sets along.

I hope we get some good participation, and that everyone brings along a big enough vehicle to haul stuff. I may be willing to do some deliveries if necessary.

And everyone, please keep spreading the word.

If any of you can think where else I should be posting about the meet, please let me know.

Jim

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Kamakiri
05-30-2014, 01:07 PM
I've moved it over to "Site News" with a redirect in the previous forum, to help add a little more exposure :)

WISCOJIM
05-30-2014, 03:18 PM
I've moved it over to "Site News" with a redirect in the previous forum, to help add a little more exposure :)

Thanks!

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Bill R
05-30-2014, 07:26 PM
I may try to make it. I will be in chicago that weekend with nothing to do.

WISCOJIM
06-02-2014, 07:36 PM
Our latest poster is now available, and again, please help spread the word to make this a success!

TV-collector
06-05-2014, 01:51 PM
WHAT, FREE PIZZA at 10.45?????????!!!!!!!!!:ntwrthy:
Or is there something wrong with the Pizza, bill me later? :deal:

I am sorry, that it is not even a day trip away with a car to come,
just because of the rolling Pizzas! :lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao:

TV-collector :stupid:

WISCOJIM
06-05-2014, 02:35 PM
To encourage socializing amongst participants and to entice more people to stay to the end of our events, our club serves pizza as a snack near the end of our meets. These are the tasty thin crust pizzas that are served from the Landmark 1850 Inn and The Terminal banquet hall.

Historical note: The Landmark 1850 Inn is Milwaukee's oldest tavern.

http://onmilwaukee.com/dining/articles/landmark1850reopens.html

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rca2000
06-15-2014, 10:40 PM
Is this close to the milwaukee airport ?
I need to know, to book a hotel.

MAY bring a few things to sell, maybe a 21FJP22 (have to test it) , weak but usuable 16GP22, and maybe a few other tubes and such.

WISCOJIM
06-15-2014, 11:12 PM
Is this close to the milwaukee airport ?
I need to know, to book a hotel.
It's just a few hundred feet off the runway!

http://goo.gl/maps/cJhFM

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WISCOJIM
07-06-2014, 01:32 PM
An important announcement from the club:

There will be no dumping TVs on the grounds where the meet is to be held. We need to leave the area clean when we leave. There will be no dumpster available to dump unwanted TVs or other items that don't sell. (By law they must be recycled, so placing them in a trash container wouldn't be allowable anyway.)

Also our WARCI club has featured a donation auction where sellers may drop off unwanted/unsold radio related items to be auctioned off to benefit the club, for which we are truly grateful. But past history shows that TV sets have been tough items to auction off, and club management is therefore concerned that unsold TVs may be dumped into the auction rather than taken back home with the sellers. To avoid this situation, TV sets will not be accepted in the July 20th donation auction.

So make sure you have room to bring back any unsold items with you. Although we'd really like for you all to bring TV sets along with you to make it worthwhile for TV collectors to attend, sets that are unlikely to sell should probably be left at home. What you can do with those sets is make your own lists with pictures and prices to distribute at the meet to interested buyers, as I will be doing with many of the extra sets I have in storage. Feel free to drop off copies of your lists at the hospitality table as well as handing them out around the meet.

Thank you.

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WISCOJIM
07-11-2014, 04:26 PM
Less than 10 days away!

Here's the first batch of TVs I brought back from the storage bin that I'll be bringing to the WARCI meet. I'll go back in a couple days and grab at least 20 more.

The rest of you that plan on coming and talked about posting pictures, let's see what you've got!

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ZackN920
07-12-2014, 12:04 AM
Man... Why can't this be closer! Thats a 3 hour drive for me and I would have to take my Suburban. I know for sure, I can't fit as many in my little Jeep! lol I would gladly take one of them Admirals from ya Jim. I even got a set I would like to sell/trade.

WISCOJIM
07-12-2014, 09:40 AM
Come on up!

A 3-hour drive is actually very little. Many of us have done 1,000+ mile round trip drives just to pick up TVs and radios. You've got to go where they are, they don't always show up on your doorstep.

Besides the two Bakelite Admiral consoles I'm bringing, I know of another club member who has one for sale. He wasn't sure he'd be bringing it along because he'd have to drag it out of his basement, but if he doesn't, ask me and I'll point him out to you so you can talk with him.

I'll be up and on the road at 3AM to get there early to set up the club's hospitality table and donation auction area before I start to unload my van & trailer.

That's right everyone. I'll have a full Sienna minivan and a 12-foot long enclosed trailer full of goodies to bring down.

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rca2000
07-12-2014, 08:55 PM
I will be driving a LOT farther than 3 hrs and i am coming.


I DO wonder--is there any interest in my 21FJP22 tube? It seems good, and not any real cataracts I think. I will try and get a pix tomorror night of the face. I will NOT be needing it after all for that combo. It still has all of the neck hardware from the 24MC32 or so Zenith set it was in.

Also--is there anyone who might want my 16GP4 tube---it IS weak, but with a bit of help, say 7V or so on the fil--it comes up to decent emission and that IS a rare tube.

DO NOT really want to bring a bunch of CRTs that I have to drag all the way back home, after all.

WISCOJIM
07-12-2014, 09:18 PM
I DO wonder--is there any interest in my 21FJP22 tube? It seems good, and not any real cataracts I think. .
If it tests good, and it's priced right, I'm interested.

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Bill R
07-12-2014, 09:45 PM
I could probably squeeze a 21FJP22 in the back seat of the corolla. I have a CTC12 RCA that could use it since the one in it has been necked.

DavGoodlin
07-12-2014, 11:31 PM
This sounds like a well-thought out event.

The only big event here is the Delaware Valley Historic Radio Club swap meet in Kutztown (surrounded by farms) in May and Sept for the last 15+ years, but it gets lots of travelers from as afar away as VA and MA.
It is mostly a radio event but I have been taking TV sets there for the last 2 years just to encourage the same.
There was even a guy from Wisco last May selling some very interesting tubes.

I will be paying close attention to how this goes down because we need to do this in the Mid-Atlantic Quad-state area here that is PA-MD-NJ-DE

The caution note about dumping sets is a good one. Good luck, you seem to be in a hotbed of TV interest

rca2000
07-13-2014, 05:09 PM
Any interest in a 20VAGP22 20" color tube from a heathkit ? could bring it if someone is interested. --pretty sure it is good, not sure about cataracts. NOT a round tube--came from a SS set from 69-71 or so. Still have the chassis too. Still has the "heathkit shield box" on the tube around it.

rca2000
07-13-2014, 05:29 PM
Pics of 21FJP22 tube ::Notice front--NO cataracts !!

Crack and piece missing from base--but useable anyway.
Loaded with Zenith neck gear for the moment.

Tests pretty good on all guns after wake up. Not new--but more than useable for some old roundie needing it.

Bill R
07-13-2014, 06:57 PM
How much for the FJP22? I may bring up my 12LP4 to sell or trade. I am sure I can get it in the car :). Of course then I have to figure out what to do with it until the first of August when I come home.

WISCOJIM
07-14-2014, 02:31 AM
How much for the FJP22? I may bring up my 12LP4 to sell or trade. I am sure I can get it in the car :). Of course then I have to figure out what to do with it until the first of August when I come home.If you're in the Chicago area that long, you ought to at least stay for the ARCI Radiofest. http://www.antique-radios.org/radiofest_info.html

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WISCOJIM
07-14-2014, 11:23 AM
Less than a week away.

Please. if you haven't already done so, make sure to spread the word on this meet. Without people attending (and bringing TVs and related items to sell), this meet won't be successful. I'd like to see this as an annual event, but if it doesn't get a good start, this may be the last.

So call or email your TV collecting friends. Many don't read the forums here, and many that do may not look in this category to have read about the swap. Thanks.

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Kevin Kuehn
07-14-2014, 11:31 AM
I was wanting to attend this event, however I have another obligation on Saturday that's going to make it impossible for me to get back home, load up, and make the long drive safely. I sure hope it's a successful event so I can attend another in the future.

dieseljeep
07-14-2014, 01:50 PM
I was wanting to attend this event, however I have another obligation on Saturday that's going to make it impossible for me to get back home, load up, and make the long drive safely. I sure hope it's a successful event so I can attend another in the future.

I sure hope it is too!
Most of the stuff, I'll be bringing, belongs to a friend, that's been collecting for 30 some years.
I told him to gather all tube sets, as there isn't a whole lot of interest in solid-state, at this time. :scratch2:

WISCOJIM
07-14-2014, 05:34 PM
I just added a Stewart-Warner mirror-in-lid set and two Predicta Tandem sets to the list of things I'm bringing down.

EdKozk2
07-15-2014, 03:39 PM
Hi,
If your coming to the TV swap meet July 20, 2014 from west of Milwaukee,
you may want to take an alternate route. I - 94 east and west bound at I-894/ U.S. 45 is going to be shut down.

I copied this News Clip today.

Wisconsin drivers have one week to prepare for the summer's most unwelcome spectacle.

A full closure of I-94 westbound and eastbound, between Highway 100 and U.S. 45, is scheduled a week from now for major work on the $1.7 billion reconstruction of the Zoo Interchange, the busiest in Wisconsin.

The closure begins at 11 p.m. Friday, July 18, and ends at 5:30 a.m. Monday, July 21. Northbound and southbound traffic on I-894/U.S. 45 will remain open.

Ed

rca2000
07-15-2014, 04:42 PM
Ok--so what "alternate route" do you suggest I take from CInci. Ohio then? Other than 94 or such.

WISCOJIM
07-15-2014, 05:12 PM
Ok--so what "alternate route" do you suggest I take from CInci. Ohio then? Other than 94 or such.You'll be fine taking I-94 all the way to the airport exit. It's where I-94 crosses the 894 bypass west of Milwaukee that's going to be messed up.

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WISCOJIM
07-18-2014, 11:06 AM
A few things to consider:

Get there early, if at all possible. The early bird gets the worm. The meet is posted to run from 8AM to 11AM, but some sellers are often ready to deal by 6:30AM.

Bring lots of cash. Most of our attendees probably don't know you and may be reluctant to take your checks. Plus cash in the hand is great for bargaining.

If you have TV sets or other related items to sell at home that you aren't bringing along, please make a list, copy it, and distribute the copies among the attendees. Feel free to leave some copies at the hospitality table also. Make sure you provide adequate contact information.

You may want to bring along tarps, blankets, tables, etc. to set your items on. Also chairs if you want to sit.

The meet is held in an asphault parking lot, and it can get hot! Bring your sunscreen and hats to protect yourselves.

If held at the front building (Landmark), the fenced in parking area will be for sellers only. Buyers/spectators should drive straight through this lot beyond the gates in the cyclone fence to the general parking area. We will have spotters to try to catch everyone as they pass the hospitality tent to direct them. We are also going to try to guide the TV sellers into the left side of the selling lot, to make it easier to converse with each other.

If held at the back building (Terminal), the lot is huge, and we will just try to direct all the TV folks into a common area.

It will be obvious as you enter the driveway which lot we will be using.

Whether buying or selling, please stop by the hospitality tent to pick up a nametag. This will allow us to recognize fellow Videokarma members.

Remember, there is a $10 fee for non club members to set up to sell at our meets.

I'd also like to collect your names and contact information at the hospitality table, so I may contact you for feedback on our event and keep you informed of future such events.

And of course, you are always welcome to join our club, offer suggestions, register your complaints, etc. We don't know if we are doing things right or wrong unless someone tells us.

Thanks to you all!

Jim Menning

Electronic M
07-18-2014, 10:10 PM
Okay! To buy anything of size without issue I gotta sell. And I only have a previous body style Honda CR-Vs worth of space to transport stuff with so I can only bring some of the stuff I'm about to list, thus once the Honda is full it's full, and if you don't ask me to bring something there is only a small chance I will (even if I want it gone).

Alright now for sets I want gone.
1977 Quasar, working with soft focus, factory equipped with 75ohm coax connector, 15$ OBO.
http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i469/ElectronicMemory/DSCN3051_zps3dc0db1b.jpg (http://s1095.photobucket.com/user/ElectronicMemory/media/DSCN3051_zps3dc0db1b.jpg.html)

Late 60's monochrome GE solid state portable, works, 25$OBO.
http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i469/ElectronicMemory/DSCN3052_zpsfacacea5.jpg (http://s1095.photobucket.com/user/ElectronicMemory/media/DSCN3052_zpsfacacea5.jpg.html)

1977 9"(IIRC) monochrome Zenith portable, works, 30$ OBO.
http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i469/ElectronicMemory/DSCN3048_zps49b5b00d.jpg (http://s1095.photobucket.com/user/ElectronicMemory/media/DSCN3048_zps49b5b00d.jpg.html)

1985 Zenith monochrome portable, works, 10$ OBO.
http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i469/ElectronicMemory/DSCN3046_zps3cdd7faa.jpg (http://s1095.photobucket.com/user/ElectronicMemory/media/DSCN3046_zps3cdd7faa.jpg.html)

1978(IIRC) Zenith system 3, with instruction book, works great, 20$OBO.
http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i469/ElectronicMemory/DSCN1684.jpg (http://s1095.photobucket.com/user/ElectronicMemory/media/DSCN1684.jpg.html)
http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i469/ElectronicMemory/DSCN1695.jpg (http://s1095.photobucket.com/user/ElectronicMemory/media/DSCN1695.jpg.html)

Blue monochrome portable, believed to work, 5$OBO.
http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i469/ElectronicMemory/DSCN3060_zps8b736ff6.jpg (http://s1095.photobucket.com/user/ElectronicMemory/media/DSCN3060_zps8b736ff6.jpg.html)

Panasonic popup portable, works, 20$OBO.
http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i469/ElectronicMemory/DSCN3061_zps3b07b8f4.jpg (http://s1095.photobucket.com/user/ElectronicMemory/media/DSCN3061_zps3b07b8f4.jpg.html)

Now for some kind of don't want to sell, but ought to sets.

Color cluster.
1972 Sylvania POS color, works, but no sound, and other issues 20$.
1976 Zenith color CCII vertical chassis deltagun set with stand, works GREAT, 30$.
70's Zenith color flat chassis CCII, works, 25$
1967 Admiral remote color console (bottom left), works but CRT almost dead 65$.
late 60's Zenith, with freshly installed NOS CRT, works 170$.
I acquired the first sets to pirate the a CRT out of for the listed Admiral, but don't have the heart to part out one for it's CRT. I will not sell them to someone that wants to part them out.
http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i469/ElectronicMemory/DSCN3057_zps91a02eaf.jpg (http://s1095.photobucket.com/user/ElectronicMemory/media/DSCN3057_zps91a02eaf.jpg.html)
http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i469/ElectronicMemory/DSCN3065_zpsecf277dc.jpg (http://s1095.photobucket.com/user/ElectronicMemory/media/DSCN3065_zpsecf277dc.jpg.html)
http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i469/ElectronicMemory/DSCN0842.jpg (http://s1095.photobucket.com/user/ElectronicMemory/media/DSCN0842.jpg.html)
http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i469/ElectronicMemory/DSCN2006.jpg (http://s1095.photobucket.com/user/ElectronicMemory/media/DSCN2006.jpg.html)

50's RCA mostly recapped working, 50$ without stand, 75$ with stand, with weakish original CRT who's curvature better matches the mask add 55$ to option or separate for 75$.
http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i469/ElectronicMemory/DSCN3049_zpsc50d8a3d.jpg (http://s1095.photobucket.com/user/ElectronicMemory/media/DSCN3049_zpsc50d8a3d.jpg.html)
http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i469/ElectronicMemory/DSCN3050_zps47532385.jpg (http://s1095.photobucket.com/user/ElectronicMemory/media/DSCN3050_zps47532385.jpg.html)
http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i469/ElectronicMemory/DSCN3055_zpsd49a3aea.jpg (http://s1095.photobucket.com/user/ElectronicMemory/media/DSCN3055_zpsd49a3aea.jpg.html)

More to come in next post...

Electronic M
07-18-2014, 11:04 PM
Admiral bakelite set, works but CRT almost totally dead (if it don't pre-sell I'll be looking for a 12LP4) 75$.
Grinnell (Olympic re-badged) works, 75$. (will bundle with Majestic for 100$)
Majestic, works, 75$.
http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i469/ElectronicMemory/DSCN3064_zps838ec01f.jpg (http://s1095.photobucket.com/user/ElectronicMemory/media/DSCN3064_zps838ec01f.jpg.html)
http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i469/ElectronicMemory/DSCN3058_zps64a430cc.jpg (http://s1095.photobucket.com/user/ElectronicMemory/media/DSCN3058_zps64a430cc.jpg.html)

1976 Zenith CCII, works with intermittents, 55$
http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i469/ElectronicMemory/DSCN2669_zps76f2a767.jpg (http://s1095.photobucket.com/user/ElectronicMemory/media/DSCN2669_zps76f2a767.jpg.html)

1965 Philco roundy, works 250$.
http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i469/ElectronicMemory/DSCN2364_zps05ee59dc.jpg (http://s1095.photobucket.com/user/ElectronicMemory/media/DSCN2364_zps05ee59dc.jpg.html)

1958 Setchell Carlson, works, but has dirty tuner and pots 50$.
1953 Zenith, works, comes with stand, and top loading VCR (which is the only RF modulator it likes) 80$.
http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i469/ElectronicMemory/DSCN2761_zpsb1f788b8.jpg (http://s1095.photobucket.com/user/ElectronicMemory/media/DSCN2761_zpsb1f788b8.jpg.html)

1955 RCA CTC-4 Seville project, 90% recapped, with a gassy 21AXP and good 21FBP(installed) 1200$. Needs new IF board or new IF socket + AGC troubleshooting + full alignment, as well as refinishing, back, yoke cover, and other misc stuff.
http://s1095.photobucket.com/user/ElectronicMemory/library/RCA%20CTC4%20Seville%20%20blond%20finish?sort=3&page=1
http://videokarma.org/showthread.php?t=252909&highlight=barberized+seville


CRTs.

Tests on the lower end of good, face scratched 60$.
http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i469/ElectronicMemory/DSCN3054_zpsb397c7e1.jpg (http://s1095.photobucket.com/user/ElectronicMemory/media/DSCN3054_zpsb397c7e1.jpg.html)

Unusable gassy Zenith 21FJP22 and or mounting hardware 5$.
http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i469/ElectronicMemory/DSCN3056_zps2b1a36db.jpg (http://s1095.photobucket.com/user/ElectronicMemory/media/DSCN3056_zps2b1a36db.jpg.html)

7JP4 displays a bright raster when connected to a half restored moto VT-71 250$ (negotiable).
http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i469/ElectronicMemory/DSCN3053_zps379cf3c4.jpg (http://s1095.photobucket.com/user/ElectronicMemory/media/DSCN3053_zps379cf3c4.jpg.html)

NOS 12CNP4 (not pictured), untested, 50$.

I don't want to bring a ton of stuff there just to haul it back, so if no responses I'll probably not bring very much.

rca2000
07-19-2014, 08:44 PM
I am here, at the value inn, a few miles from the meet.

I brought my 21FJP22 tube, a 17DQP4 tube, supposed to be new, my 16GP4 tube I spoke about...and my portacolor set I have--clean and looks nice, has a vertical issue. --all for sale.

Did NOT realize you all are an hour behind here...

going to get some supper. will be back later...

WISCOJIM
07-19-2014, 10:13 PM
Glad you made it rca2000.

I'll be going to bed shortly, I need to get up in 5-1/2 hours to make the drive down from Appleton. I expect to be on site by 6AM at the latest to start setting up.

Here are a few more sets that made it into the trailer today:

ZackN920
07-20-2014, 11:35 PM
So... How'd it go?... Any good finds?... Make good sales?... :scratch2:I see some nice one's posted here on this page. Too bad I couldnt make it:sigh:, but I wonder, in reality how much $400, a portable '57 GE TV and a few radio's to sell/trade would actually get me.:para:

Well, post some find's!!!

dieseljeep
07-21-2014, 11:02 AM
So... How'd it go?... Any good finds?... Make good sales?... :scratch2:I see some nice one's posted here on this page. Too bad I couldnt make it:sigh:, but I wonder, in reality how much $400, a portable '57 GE TV and a few radio's to sell/trade would actually get me.:para:

Well, post some find's!!!
There was a lot of interesting sets there, spanning 60 years. All kinds of radio's, TV's, B/W and color, parts, CRT's.
We missed a few of our regular posters. A few, I was really interested in meeting.
Most of the items, were priced a lot less than the usual EBAY offerings. :thmbsp:
Try to make it the next time! :yes:

Electronic M
07-21-2014, 07:45 PM
I bought 11 TVs (counting the Portacolor without a CRT), a Reel to Reel tape deck (I have a few, but none that can handle the 15" reels like this one), and traded away two sets (though taking the Quasar was a condition of the trade) I took to the meet. I made exactly 0 cash sales.
Here are the pictures.
http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i469/ElectronicMemory/DSCN3076_zpsdeb7e313.jpg (http://s1095.photobucket.com/user/ElectronicMemory/media/DSCN3076_zpsdeb7e313.jpg.html)
http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i469/ElectronicMemory/DSCN3077_zps653d3e24.jpg (http://s1095.photobucket.com/user/ElectronicMemory/media/DSCN3077_zps653d3e24.jpg.html)
All show signs of life except for the hollow Portacolor, the 7" Admiral, the 10" RCA, and the little Sony.

The little Panasonic with no power up on the screen I quickly fixed to up 90% working, yesterday. The symptom described instantly made me think open series string filament, and I was right!...Sort of. One of the tuner tubes was completely missing. After finding one in my stocks it powers up and is just fine save for 1/3 vertical under-scan at the bottom, and some mild vertical fold over. I'll try and get it done tonight.

dieseljeep
07-21-2014, 09:12 PM
I bought 11 TVs (counting the Portacolor without a CRT), a Reel to Reel tape deck (I have a few, but none that can handle the 15" reels like this one), and traded away two sets (though taking the Quasar was a condition of the trade) I took to the meet. I made exactly 0 cash sales.
Here are the pictures.
http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i469/ElectronicMemory/DSCN3076_zpsdeb7e313.jpg (http://s1095.photobucket.com/user/ElectronicMemory/media/DSCN3076_zpsdeb7e313.jpg.html)
http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i469/ElectronicMemory/DSCN3077_zps653d3e24.jpg (http://s1095.photobucket.com/user/ElectronicMemory/media/DSCN3077_zps653d3e24.jpg.html)
All show signs of life except for the hollow Portacolor, the 7" Admiral, the 10" RCA, and the little Sony.

The little Panasonic with no power up on the screen I quickly fixed to up 90% working, yesterday. The symptom described instantly made me think open series string filament, and I was right!...Sort of. One of the tuner tubes was completely missing. After finding one in my stocks it powers up and is just fine save for 1/3 vertical under-scan at the bottom, and some mild vertical fold over. I'll try and get it done tonight.
Tom! I was great seeing you again and meeting your father.
It's really amazing how much the Honda CRV can haul. :thmbsp:

Olorin67
07-22-2014, 10:49 AM
Glad someone got that Setchell Carlson, I had my eye on it. Let me know if you need any TV tubes... The boxes of tubes I got in the donation auction were full of them... But i did score some nice 12ax7s and a quartet of 7591s in some of the boxes.

Electronic M
07-22-2014, 08:19 PM
Yeah, I was a little bit bummed that I missed the the donation auction since I had my eye on those tubes.

I could use some spare 6LB6s tubes for my color sets.

I've been wanting a tube based video monitor to go with my EIAJ VTRs and my '71 Sony U-matic VCR, and that Setchell Carlson fits the bill well. It displays an impressive picture for a set that is probably unrestored.

Dieseljeep: It was nice talking with you and your friend at the meet. I had to ride home with my friend Chris in his car with one radio and one CRT box to bring it all home. Dad did not seem to like having some TVs riding shotgun with him...

ZackN920
07-22-2014, 11:20 PM
There was a lot of interesting sets there, spanning 60 years. All kinds of radio's, TV's, B/W and color, parts, CRT's.
We missed a few of our regular posters. A few, I was really interested in meeting.
Most of the items, were priced a lot less than the usual EBAY offerings. :thmbsp:
Try to make it the next time! :yes:
Sounds great! Priced less than average eBay prices:eek:, Mabey I could've really gotten a bunch! Would've been better than the damn auction I went too, but at least I was able to work on my old truck some that afternoon. Time was tight for me that day.:grumpy:

I bought 11 TVs (counting the Portacolor without a CRT), a Reel to Reel tape deck (I have a few, but none that can handle the 15" reels like this one), and traded away two sets (though taking the Quasar was a condition of the trade) I took to the meet. I made exactly 0 cash sales.

The little Panasonic with no power up on the screen I quickly fixed to up 90% working, yesterday. The symptom described instantly made me think open series string filament, and I was right!...Sort of. One of the tuner tubes was completely missing. After finding one in my stocks it powers up and is just fine save for 1/3 vertical under-scan at the bottom, and some mild vertical fold over. I'll try and get it done tonight.
:jawdrop:11?! That's great! now hopefully ya did'nt have to give an arm and a leg for that collection. Reel to reel huh? I'd like to find a good 4 track recording unit sometime, probably going to be expensive if I ever find one. Around how much were those little 7" going for? I'd like to find one like that some time, and a few others like it. How much were some of the color sets going for? Preferably after the mid 50's as those ones will always be expensive. Let's see more y'all!!!:banana:

WISCOJIM
07-23-2014, 09:58 AM
I've been wanting a tube based video monitor to go with my EIAJ VTRs and my '71 Sony U-matic VCR, and that Setchell Carlson fits the bill well. It displays an impressive picture for a set that is probably unrestored.

You mean I sold a set that actually worked? Shame on me!

That S/C, along with all those 7 & 10 inch sets came out of my storage bin. Many never made it to my home, so many of the sets were never tested by me. I bet some very good 7JP4's and 10BP4's went out in some of those sets.

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WISCOJIM
07-23-2014, 10:05 AM
Around how much were those little 7" going for?

I had most of my 7-inch electrostatic sets priced from $30-90, but almost all were sold for much less as part of package deals. None of the 7JP4s were tested, so hopefully my buyers got lucky and got some good jugs cheap. I think I sold 7 sets with 7JP4s in them.



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Electronic M
07-23-2014, 06:26 PM
:jawdrop:11?! That's great! now hopefully ya did'nt have to give an arm and a leg for that collection. Reel to reel huh? I'd like to find a good 4 track recording unit sometime, probably going to be expensive if I ever find one. Around how much were those little 7" going for? I'd like to find one like that some time, and a few others like it. How much were some of the color sets going for? Preferably after the mid 50's as those ones will always be expensive. Let's see more y'all!!!:banana:

IIRC I only spent 105$ including seller's fee. That RTR was a rusty and likely barn stored TEAC 3300....I have two other reliable TEAC RTRs, but this is the unit that has made me LOVE the brand. Despite dirty pots, a rusted capstan and a pinch roller that looked like it was probably bad all I had to do to make it work was plug it in and toss on a tape! I then cleaned it up. I bought it because it can play 15" reels which none of my other units could. It only cost me 20$, and I got some odds and ends with it too.

Some months ago I grabbed an AKAI 1800SS quadraphonic RTR/8-track off the local Craigslist for 40$ it works, but could use some tweaking.

I think the Portacolor set with the tube was listed for 20$, but I traded one of my sets for it and a bunch of others so the cash cost is less memorable. Not much tube color there. Only three Portas, and two CRTs IIRC.

EdKozk2
07-23-2014, 10:14 PM
My son and I had a good time at the swap meet. It was the first I had been to in at least 20 years. We sold some tv parts, a tube tester, Rider's TV manuals, and an AK model 40 radio. I gave away an AK 55 chassis also.
I won four auctions, TV tubes *2, a tape recorder, and a 1997 Sony monitor, total cost about 6-7 dollars. :yes:
My son really got excited because someone gave him a Sanyo Betachord VCR for free. :banana:
It was nice to meet many of the VK members at the meet too.

Ed

Sandy G
07-23-2014, 10:27 PM
Glad I couldn't go. War Dept has informed me I DON'T need any more Junque, need to FIX what I have now... Plus, Most of you would prolly LOVE to Punch Me in the Nose...

dieseljeep
07-24-2014, 09:27 AM
Glad I couldn't go. War Dept has informed me I DON'T need any more Junque, need to FIX what I have now... Plus, Most of you would prolly LOVE to Punch Me in the Nose...

You would've more than welcome!
A lot of your comments are really humorous. :D

Sandy G
07-24-2014, 09:15 PM
You would've more than welcome!
A lot of your comments are really humorous. :D

Nah, I'm REALLY a dour, mordant, sarcastic, hateful old crank...I enjoy stealin' Flies from Blind Spiders.. Bought up an Old Ladies' Home, just to Kick 'Em Out..

sgrestorer
07-25-2014, 10:57 PM
Greetings,
My name is John, and I have been a radio, audio and TV collector since the late 1970s. My TV interest is in early TV, basically before 1950. I have been a member of this form for a while, and this is my first post. Last Sunday the WARCI swap meet was one of the best that I can remember. There were more early TV sets than I have ever seen in one place, and also some incredible vintage tube amps (pair Mcintosh MC60, Marantz 8B amp). The WARCI Swap meet was the first time that I ever had the chance to buy a truck load of early TVs, which is exactly what I did. If I had more room, I would have brought home four or five more sets.
If the WARCI plans to do this again, I would encourage everyone to come out. Following are what I bought and pictures of what I put into the truck.

Admiral 20X1
Crosley 10-401
Emerson 571
GE Locomotive qty 3
Motorola VT-71 qty 3
Sentinel 400
Teletone TV208 qty 2

I will post a second with the last sets.

sgrestorer
07-25-2014, 10:58 PM
Here are the last two sets.

Later,

John

bandersen
07-26-2014, 01:02 AM
Welcome to the forum John :wave:

I have most of those models but for sure it took me a long time and a lot of money to get them all.

I wish I could have gone but I just couldn't make it. For sure I'll be at the ARCI Radiofest next week :yes:

WISCOJIM
07-26-2014, 03:09 AM
There were more early TV sets than I have ever seen in one place, and also some incredible vintage tube amps (pair Mcintosh MC60, Marantz 8B amp). The WARCI Swap meet was the first time that I ever had the chance to buy a truck load of early TVs, which is exactly what I did. If I had more room, I would have brought home four or five more sets.

Nice instant collection, John. Thanks for sharing.

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WISCOJIM
07-26-2014, 03:10 AM
Pictures from the WARCI TV/radio swap meet are now up on their website:

http://www.warci.org/photos.html


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Kevin Kuehn
07-26-2014, 10:47 AM
Thanks for posting. It was a beautiful day for an outdoor meet, love the sunrise picture. My back is sore just thinking about all those sets Jim moved.
Overall sounds like it was a great success. :thmbsp:

Electronic M
07-26-2014, 01:16 PM
Some of my joints were unhappy with me from some of his sets too. I should not have mentioned to him that I found that RCA he had interesting, then I would not have been offered it for free and would not have been too tempted to resist. I hate how much 630 series RCA chassis sets weigh. About the only one I'd pay money for is an 8TS30 simply because I love the cabinet style of those.