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Collecting Skills

Buying on eBay

The Good Old Days Nothing has reshaped the landscape of collecting (and artifact pricing) as much as eBay. Before Pierre Omidyar started eBay in his San Jose, California living room back in 1995 we radio […]

The Hobby

Collecting Skills Whether you have been collecting transistor radios, test equipment and other memorabilia from your childhood there’s lots more to see, learn and enjoy. Over the years I have been lucky enough to have […]

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Collecting Skills

Popular Radios

What Makes a Radio Collectible? There‚Äôs a different answer for every radio and collector. Some of us look for the radios we had or wanted as kids. Others of us are drawn to a particular […]

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Collecting Skills

Becoming a Collector

What Do You Like, and Why? Collectors have their own favorite time periods and specialties, but generally, collectible transistor radios were made between 1954 and 1965, or perhaps the early seventies. (I date myself. Parts […]

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