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Old 12-12-2011, 11:44 PM
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Large radio collection for sale near Seattle, WA

Thirteen years ago, I visited a collection in Seattle and wrote a little article about it (http://antiqueradio.org/hevn.htm). I just learned that the owner had passed and the collection is for sale. Today, I saw it again and took the photos listed below.

The collection is located on Whidbey Island, near Seattle, Washington. It is contained in two two-story buildings. Everything in the photos is for sale, and there are other items not pictured. These things were accumulated during 50 years in the radio business and there's a little bit of everything.

The estate executor is Jim Duffy, Jr. To arrange a visit or ask a question, phone him at 360-341-3041 or email "duff at whidbey.com" (replace the "at" with the "@" symbol).

I don't have any affiliation with the sale. Just thought that others might be interested.

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Phil Nelson

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Radios in Building 1:

http://antiqueradio.org/art/temp/duffy/duffy01.jpg
http://antiqueradio.org/art/temp/duffy/duffy08.jpg
http://antiqueradio.org/art/temp/duffy/duffy09.jpg
http://antiqueradio.org/art/temp/duffy/duffy10.jpg
http://antiqueradio.org/art/temp/duffy/duffy11.jpg
http://antiqueradio.org/art/temp/duffy/duffy12.jpg
http://antiqueradio.org/art/temp/duffy/duffy02.jpg
http://antiqueradio.org/art/temp/duffy/duffy03.jpg
http://antiqueradio.org/art/temp/duffy/duffy04.jpg
http://antiqueradio.org/art/temp/duffy/duffy05.jpg
http://antiqueradio.org/art/temp/duffy/duffy07.jpg
http://antiqueradio.org/art/temp/duffy/duffy13.jpg
http://antiqueradio.org/art/temp/duffy/duffy14.jpg

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Radios in Building 2:

http://antiqueradio.org/art/temp/duffy/duffy18.jpg
http://antiqueradio.org/art/temp/duffy/duffy19.jpg
http://antiqueradio.org/art/temp/duffy/duffy20.jpg
http://antiqueradio.org/art/temp/duffy/duffy21.jpg
http://antiqueradio.org/art/temp/duffy/duffy22.jpg
http://antiqueradio.org/art/temp/duffy/duffy23.jpg
http://antiqueradio.org/art/temp/duffy/duffy24.jpg
http://antiqueradio.org/art/temp/duffy/duffy25.jpg
http://antiqueradio.org/art/temp/duffy/duffy26.jpg
http://antiqueradio.org/art/temp/duffy/duffy27.jpg
http://antiqueradio.org/art/temp/duffy/duffy17.jpg
http://antiqueradio.org/art/temp/duffy/duffy15.jpg
http://antiqueradio.org/art/temp/duffy/duffy16.jpg
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:59 AM
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AMAZING!!! This blows that huge accumulation of TVs I found away.
I so hope they find homes for all those
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Old 12-13-2011, 01:27 PM
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Great to see that these were really well cared for. So often, when people accumulate a collection of this size, it's just a junk heap of dirty radios and TVs piled one on top of the other in a very poor shelter with a dirt floor. This guy really took time to care for each and every acquisition.

Still, I'm amazed that people do this. Between the radios and the buildings, a lot of money was spent! Probably not that many people ever got to see this collection. Looks like it surpasses the collection at the museum in Bellingham (which might be a good home for a lot of this stuff?).

I get up to that area about once or twice per year. Was just up there for Thanksgiving. Too bad I didn't become aware of this before then. On the other hand, there isn't really room in the car to carry much stuff back from there, with a family of 5!
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Old 12-13-2011, 04:18 PM
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The guy operated a radio repair/restoration business for 50 years. These things were originally stored in his large building there. It wasn't a museum as such, but I imagine many customers were invited to take a little tour, as I was.

I've been told that this is less than half of what he once owned, many things having been destroyed in a 1970s fire.

The estate has been in contact with the Bellingham museum, as well as the local collector club. The museum's space is limited. Once you have filled your display space and storage, you don't have room for a few hundred more items. They usually bring a truckload of things to sell at the annual Seattle swap.

Phil Nelson
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Old 12-15-2011, 05:30 PM
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Oops, my original post had a typo in Jim Duffy Jr.'s email address. I edited that post, so now the address given there is correct.

Also added a phone number that may work better: 360-341-3041 .

Phil Nelson

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