10/10/2019 at 9:18 am #68856
- Location: Virginia
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10/11/2019 at 8:15 pm #68916
- Location: Central NJ
Steve – I have a few questions for you regarding vintage radios, but I’ll cover my sales first.
A few weeks back, Steve sold a railroad style cap for $30. I had one for sale, too, but I had it priced higher because it had a Lehigh University logo in the front. It finally sold for full price of $42. I paid about $2 at a rummage sale.
About a month ago, my family and I went to the Cowtown Rodeo in South NJ. It’s actually the longest running rodeo in the US (go figure). We went early so that we could spend some time at the flea market next door, which includes a thrift store. I purchased an adult Boy Scout belt with a “Commissioner” belt buckle. I sold the buckle for $20, and the leather belt is still for sale. I paid $3.50 for the whole thing.
One of the first rummage sales of the year is a fundraiser for the high school theater group in a neighboring town. Every time I come up to the cashier with a load of stuff, they say $10. So, this Martha Stewart comforter set was just a dollar or two out of this year’s purchase. Sold for $59.50.
So, Steve, here are my questions:
As part of a large vintage radio lot, I have a number of Zenith Circle of Sound clock radios. I need to clean and lube a few of these that have rotating wheels. Do you know of a reference (website, video, or whatever) that gives a good run down on how to clean and lube old electronics?
Each of these radios has a battery that is supposed to keep time during a power outage. In addition, the alarm doesn’t sound when it is drained. I need to buy a soldering gun. I’m looking at some recommendations on Amazon, but I’m wondering if you have any thoughts. Also, I’m wondering if I can repair a metal horse with a break in the leg with the same equipment.
Lastly, I have a vintage Zenith 6-band Royal radio (this guy was really into Zenith, I think). The FM and AM bands work fine, but I’m only hearing silence on the VHF & UHF bands. The radio has two antennas, so I don’t think I need an external one. Either only the AM & FM bands work, or maybe it’s because the only UHF & VHF bands active now are digital?
Anyway, I hope you don’t mind me using your page to ask all these questions.2+
10/12/2019 at 9:15 am #68920
- Location: South Dakota
You’ll need a specialized oil dispenser that has a fine needle like tip on it, that way you can precisely control the amount of oil and exactly where you want it. It’s a small bottle that is easy to refill, look here
A little goes a long way.
A pen style Weller soldering iron is the way to go, 45 watt minimum.
I would doubt that you could fix the metal horse but maybe.
You are correct, VHF and UHF signals are all now digitized from the broadcasters now except for a very few stations so you probably won’t hear anything out of those, you should be able to pick up some SW stations though, especially at night.1+
10/13/2019 at 9:57 am #68928
- Location: Central NJ
Steve – thanks for your reply. A write-up on Amazon had the Weller as the mid-priced option, so I will definitely take a look. I’ll try the 6-band radio in the evening to see if I can pick up a station. I’ve got a lot of research and planning to do, definitely a long term project.0
10/12/2019 at 11:52 pm #68926
- Location: Washington DC
Good info Steve and Sharyn!
This vintage Turner 701 microphone with cable and stand was a family estate item. I had it priced pretty high at $140 and it sat for about a year but I finally brought it down to earth where it sold for $57 plus shipping. It was a very active category so I figured I’d price it high and wait for an offer but one never came. I should have known that buyers in this category would be very price-conscious.
This challenge coin is an example of the more elaborate designs that can be found in Navy coins. It is from the USS Constitution’s First Class Petty Officer’s Association. Although the Constitution is a museum ship, it is a commissioned naval vessel (the oldest one afloat) with an active duty US Navy crew. The coin sold for $50 plus shipping.
This custom made University of Florida embroidered cotton bomber jacket personalized to “Larry” was another item that I unsuccessfully set at a high price for over a year. Lowering the price to $35 plus shipping finally did the trick. It was $7 at an indy thrift.
Although this postcard is postmarked 1972, the marquee of the International Hotel in Las Vegas depicted in this postcard dates the photo from very early after its opening and during Elvis Presley’s first shows of his career comeback in August 1969. This card was $2 at the flea market. It quickly racked up several watchers and sold after a couple months for $28 plus .55 shipping. Usually the large-size postcards are poor sellers but it was the Elvis connection that sold this one, I’m sure.
Tobacciana is bread and butter for me though it typically needs to percolate a bit before it sells. This ceramic ashtray featuring a ‘60’s vintage White cabover tractor trailer in North American Van Lines livery sold at $25 plus shipping after about 6 months despite its worn condition. It was $2.50 at an antique mall.
These little miniature skateboards are Tech Deck brand “fingerboards” and feature popular full size skateboard brands and skaters. My son amassed quite a few of them in his day but has outgrown them so I’m selling off the collection. They can sometimes be picked up in quantity at yard sales for pennies each. They do sell and they’re easy to ship. These two sold as a lot with a little wrench bundled for $9 plus shipping.1+
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