Last year, longtime MARC member Bruce Eddy passed away. His estate consists of a over 70 console and table radios and will be auctioned off by Stanton’s Auctionson Sat April 13 at the Eddy home in Charlotte, Michigan. Bruce was a fan of the “upper line” higher tube count mid to late 30’s console radios. He was a specialist in the Wells-Gardner made radios sold under the Airline and Truetone names. There are also some Midwest brand 16 to 18 tube radios. He also had some nice 1937 era Silvertone table radios. This is a very great collection and it includes some test equipment and general shop supplies. The auction is being conducted by Stantons Auctions. See their site for info here
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The MARC Board of Directors has selected the following contest categories. MARC would like to encourage members and attendees to place an entry in as many categories as possible to help continue the success our outstanding contest.
- Fisher / H.H.Scott: The rare, the powerful, the unusual, the beautiful looking (and sounding) by these two giants.
- Boat Anchors: They don’t play heavy metal… they ARE heavy metal. Communication equipment that you’d swear is filled with lead.
- Kit Audio: You built it, or you bought it already assembled, but it once was just a box, a pile of parts, and gleam in a hobbyist’s eye…
- End of the Line: The final hurrahs and last gasps from makers that have ceased to exist. Examples may [be either triumphant or pathetic.
- 1920’s Innovations: Sets that were the bee’s knees of the roaring 20’s. Maybe they cost a lot of clams, maybe their performance was hotsy-totsy, or maybe you had to be zozzled to love them, but don’t be a wet blanket; bring them in for us to enjoy.
- The Open: Any radio, television, tube, telephone or related electronic item of any manufacturer or era that you love and think might win a ribbon!
The Vintage Electronics Extravaganza! July 12, 13, 14, 2018
Flea Market 8AM to 3PM Friday July 13 and Saturday July 14!
General admission $5 a day
Kalamazoo Expo Center, 2900 Lake Street, Kalamazoo, MI.
For more information, contact Mark Goodwin, 9225 Moon Road, Saline, MI 48176 734-316-2803 firstname.lastname@example.org Mark Goodwin books the spaces.
Alternate contact: Mark Oppat at 734-207-2346. Mark Oppat can answer general questions about the event.
Some FAQs for dealers about the event:
When can I load in my stuff for sale? Load in runs 4pm-9pm Thurs, and starting 7am Friday morning.
Is there AC power everywhere? YES but it must be requested in advance with your registration
How easy is the load-in? VERY EASY ! the hall has polished concrete floors for easy rolling. The load in doors are large and you can get real close usually. The club has 3′ long carts on site but please bring your own if you can.
What can I sell? Generally anything 25 years or older that is electronic, or related items such as recordings, ephemera, signs, parts, restoration supplies, etc. Reproductions of vintage items are OK if they are noted as such. While acoustic phonos are technically mechanical devices, nobody will object to such things.
Who runs the event? The VEE is produced by MARC, the Michigan Antique Radio Club and is staffed by volunteers- primarily the Board of MARC and spouses. Volunteers are welcome for this or the Winter VEE, contact any Board member if you would like to volunteer, run for office or have any ideas for the club or events.
How many Marks are involved? Four , with one assisting off site ! Mark G, Mark O, Mark Y and Mark M are all on site, Mark K helps with publicity. Eventually everyone in the MARC club will be named Mark.