An Associate Editor of the Food Network Magazine recently called me about using some of my radios for an article. Their Pioneer Woman magazine is featuring Bakelite and Catalin collectibles, and they requested photographs of some of my radios that are displayed on this site. Photos can be made clearer and larger with a “click”.
Above are the radios they requested, and a couple I threw in. I have no idea what might get used in the article. They plan to edit the items onto their own background, so the photos were just “shelfies” shot on my white shelves.
Last year, it was nice of The Southern California Antique Radio Society to include one of my photos in their magazine.
It was the above photo of the Shyvers Multiphone tabletop jukebox owned by friend and collector David O’Hanlon. Below is what the magazine and article looked like. You can read the main page of the article by clicking on the photo, and then zooming if necessary.
Since I’ve sold most of my radios, it wasn’t too hard to also take photos of those that remain. Here are some of them.
Many of these radios are featured with more information in the individual articles on this site.
Here’s a shot of the display of my remaining 26 radios.
Like many collections, mine kept changing as I sold radios and upgraded to some rarer models. At one time, I collected all kinds of radios…more wooden table radios & consoles, clock radios, portables, transistor models, and even some novelty radios. The most I ever had at once was probably about 150 in Lincoln, NE, and about 100 here in Eugene, OR. Of course by then I had decided to concentrate on Catalin, Bakelite, Plaskon, and other plastic tube radios. Later, I added back in a few wooden models. Here’s what the main display looked like before the big sell-off (another 35 radios had been sold during the year leading up to this):
Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately), I’ve now sold many of my most collectible radios. The time seemed right.
Hopefully, the new owners are enjoying the radios as much as I did.