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Re: Why do people want antique radios? [message #88332 is a reply to message #87527] Thu, 05 July 2018 06:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Wayne Parham wrote on Sat, 24 March 2018 11:23

It's mostly just nostalgia


I have the same reaction reading the title of this topic. My father kept one and every time I visit them, I remember the times when we listen to the radio for news and the times when my father would sing along to the music on the radio.
Re: Why do people want antique radios? [message #89047 is a reply to message #87516] Tue, 23 October 2018 18:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I don't think too many people buy these antiques with the intention of actually using them; the value is in the fact that they are no longer produced, and so rare. People do the same with gaming consoles, cameras, household items, and so on.
Re: Why do people want antique radios? [message #89433 is a reply to message #89047] Sat, 22 December 2018 19:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I used to own a music shop that bought and sold used gear and taught music lessons.
I bought an antique radio for my store window and you'd be surprised at the number of people who wanted to buy it simply because it brought back fond childhood memories.
Re: Why do people want antique radios? [message #91077 is a reply to message #88316] Sun, 13 October 2019 20:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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gofar99 wrote on Tue, 03 July 2018 17:27
Hi, I have several....they do two things for me, first they remind me of the craftsmanship of vintage gear and second they look cool. Smile
That is my reason as well. I would love to have a room in my house set aside for antique everything. Radio, furniture, T.V., pictures etc....... The whole room being a step back in time.

Re: Why do people want antique radios? [message #91216 is a reply to message #87516] Tue, 19 November 2019 21:34 Go to previous message
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Don't forget the telephone. Keep a land line number for that purpose.

But I like antiques because they remind me of an are where things were American made and people took pride in making them good.

You don't see as much of that anymore.
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