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The biggest thing is it was two sisters that brought it here and when I told them it was just a plain old B/W set the truly looked surprised. They say they had been told there entire lives this this was one of the first colour TV's in western Canada. We only got TV broadcasts in 54 and I am pretty sure there were no colour broadcasts until 1960. So someone having a colour set at that time around here would have been a really big deal. I have not heard back from them at all so I guess I ticked them off with the bad news and they won't entertain a second look.

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Considering how similar they look, it's possible the family had both the color and B/W model, and disposed of the color one and forgot which one they still had. To most people these sets all look the same.
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That is very possible, I would still like to get another look at the back and have them point out the model number to me.

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I think if the number was there they would have provided some close up pictures of the set. There's not too many folks these days that can't snap a half ways decent close up with their phone camera.
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Old 06-29-2015, 10:18 PM
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You would think so Kevin now wouldn't you but that picture I posted was the very best one that was sent.

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They say they had been told there entire lives this this was one of the first colour TV's in western Canada. We only got TV broadcasts in 54 and I am pretty sure there were no colour broadcasts until 1960. Gregb
Colour did not arrive in Canada until June 1966. Edmonton is hundreds of miles from the US border so there was no colour signal in Edmonton until 1966.
It is sad that some people's memory gets distorted when money is involved. I expect they were confused it with a later set the family bought in the '60s when colour arrived in Canada. It would have been a big deal and no doubt, if they had a rectangular screen colour set in Edmonton in '66, it would have been a big deal. They probably disposed of the colour set many years ago and forgot the one remaining was black and white.

I picked up a CTC5 RCA in Toronto from the original family owners. It was bought in late '56 and Torontonians watch colour only from the Buffalo NY stations at that time.
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Old 06-29-2015, 10:32 PM
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Thanks for that info Penthode, I wasn't sure when colour came to be out here and was told 1960 by a local. I couldn't argue as I did not know.
There was a CTC5 here in Edmonton, I saw it about 20 years ago but at the time had no interest in TV's. The fellow that owned it had a Radio and TV repair shop that he ran out of his house. He tried to get me to buy it but I didn't know any better at the time. He passed about 15 years ago and I have no idea what happened to the set.

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