The Winter Vintage Electronics Expo was a huge success!

Mike Sheppard of Northern Audio In Madison Heights, MI shows off a mid 50’s ere black and white TV!
The event filled up fast, by 10am over 300 were in the door!
Lots of parts, always!
and tubes!
Barry Magyaros shows off his selection of restored colorful radios!
Auctioneer Dan Gutowski inspects the Bargain Auction offerings.
Lots of vinyl on sale at the VEE!
A few wood consoles radios were available, starting at $60. The Philco at far right was fully restored with an auxiliary input for $425. The input allows for Bluetooth or other devices to plug into the console.
This restored 1937 Stewart-Warner console sold for just $275!

We had great shows in Kalamazoo and Farmington, thanks all who turned out!  We are now moving the summer “Extravaganza”  show to the Burton Manor in Livonia, MI… Sat-Sun July 18-19 2020,  watch for more info here in March.   We’ll have the same 20,000 sf of Expo space,  plus cash bar and food all day, seminars, auctions and all the fun you expect from a Vintage Electronics Expo event !

 

WHAT WE DO….

The organization holds two Vintage Electronics Expo events each year.    Each event offers free appraisals of any vintage electronics type items brought in, much like the famous “Roadshow”  seen on TV.    At each show you will find vintage radios, TV, vintage calculating/computing gear,  vintage audio stuff , test equipment,  records,  record players,  parts, tubes and related vintage electronics items, all for sale by owners.  Some are restored gems, others are “as-is” bargains.  You can actually buy most “as-is” vintage table radios for under $50, many in great working order.  Some highly priced gems can sell for over $2000.  At our “Main Auction” in 2011 we had one of the most desired “Art Deco”  radios sell for $34,000 !  It was found in a barn !    We never know what will show up !  General admission is $5 each day at these events.  Kids 12 and under get in free.

Here is an overview of the Vintage Electronics events:

SUMMER-   July 18-19  2020,   Our largest show (and the first ALL INDOOR  multi-day vintage electronics event of this type in the USA) is moving to a NEW LOCATION at the BURTON MANOR in Livonia, Michigan.   This show features a  huge flea market,  a “Main Auction”,  “Silent Auctions”,  seminars, and a Bargain Auction at the end of the event.  Sellers and buyers come from all over the USA.    General  admission is just $5 per day,  its more to attend all the seminars and be a seller.  See the event site in March for more info. 

WINTER- Farmington Hills, MI….   at the Costick Activities Center .   A record attendance of over 1100 came and over  130 tables of sellers !!!     The next one is Sat, Feb 1, 2020 and should be the largest one ever.

For more info on any of the MARC events,  call 734-20-RADIO (207-2346) or email moppat@comcast.net.

MARC also publishes The Michigan Antique Radio Chronicle, which is included with membership.  Membership is currently $25 per year.

This picture shows the Lansing “Extravaganza” event from back around 1990 when we had a small tent !  This event grew for many years and is now ALL INDOORS