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Vintage Federal type 102 tube portable battery operated radio receiver and
I have been buying and selling vintage radios from the 1920's for 27 years
and had several 57's 59's, 61's 110's, and others but never even saw one
of these, the type 102. This must be a very rare radio. The radio has four
tubes, four 201A's and not the UV 199, as the listing on the
www.radiomuseum.com website shows. This was a portable radio with a
battery compartment to house the batteries. This radio was meant to be
used with headsets. Included is a Federal type 53-W as shown in the
picture #16 & 17. This radio is in exceptional condition and I would not
be surprised if it would still work. I have no power supply to test this
radio. Tubes are not included; however, if the radio will sell for more
than $500.00 I will include five working Cunningham 201A tubes.
Unfortunately, during the last 90 years, this radio somehow got separated
from its wooden case. To see how the wooden case would look like, [please
refer to the picture shown on page 209 in the book "Radio Manufacturers of
the 1920's by Alan Douglas, Vol. 1. According to Allan Douglas, the type
102 came onto the market in May of 1924. The set was sold for a hefty
$140.00 back than; the Federal type 110 in comparison was sold for $87 the
year before (1923).
A rare opportunity to enhance / complete a collection of Federal Radios or
just early radios. Hove you ever had another chance to buy one of these??
I have many other radios and other interesting items wireless related
listed on right now. To see my other items on , click here!
AS ALWAYS! THIS ITEM WILL SELL AT ANY PRICE!
Conditions. Please read before you offer!
(V.11.29.04) My pictures are
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After the sale:
In order to simplify and expedite transactions, here is my address
and phone number: Peter Frei, 101 Maybrook Road, HOLLAND, MA
01521. Phone: 413 245 4660, (9:00 hours - 23:00 hours,
Eastern Standard time). Do not hesitate to call me if you have a
If you are the successful buyer, your payment should be
received by me within seven days.
If you are living outside the 48 lower states, I will email you an
invoice with the cost for shipping to your destination.
Massachusetts residents are required to pay 6.25% sales tax unless
you provide me with a signed copy of your "Sales Tax Resale
Certificate," (Form ST-4).
High-buyers without a PayPal account can mail me their payment.
Non-paying buyers will get a warning after 7 days.
At the same time I will initiate the "Unpaid item Process"
with . If a "Non-paying buyer" fails to make payment in full
within 7 more days, I will open an "unpaid item case" will file a
request for a "Final Value Fee Credit" with in accordance with
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Shipping & Handling:
High buyer within the lower 48 states will pay actual shipping.
International High buyers and buyers outside the lower 48 states
will pay actual shipping cost.
The measurements of this parcel are: 16" by 14" by 14", and weighs
16 lbs. onces.
You can calculate shipping using
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I guarantee to reciprocate the courtesy of posting response within
ten days upon the successful buyer posting response.
E-mail: English and German
Response guaranteed if received no later than 24 hours before end
of sale. E-mail me any time, if I am on-line I certainly will be
glad to answer any question you may have.
In fairness to all buyers, I also will not end
any sale early (regardless of price offered). Therefore, I will
disregard e-mail with this request or any other question already
answered in the description or fine print of this listing, including
inquiries about shipping cost, as all information you need to figure
it out yourself is included in this listing.
I offer an unconditional money-back refund on your purchase price if
you are not completely satisfied. Items must be returned in the same
package and in the same condition as they where shipped out, within
14 days upon receipt.
Please notify me by e-mail before you return your item.
If it is my fault, I will pay for shipping both ways. I will not
accept any returns of packages shipped outside the US.
offer with confidence. I am a full-time professional antique dealer with 29
years of experience. My descriptions and my pictures are never designed to
misrepresent or over-embellish my items. My response comments and rating
attest to the quality, level and integrity of my customer service. My
reputation is very important to me.
I will try everything reasonable to make you happy! Please send
e-mail if not totally satisfied, before leaving negative response. If
should be down any time during the last two hours before the end of this
sale, I will disregard all and any offers and declare this sale as
void. In this case, I would re-list this item as soon as is up and
running again. Good luck, and happy offerding!!
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Vintage Federal 4 Tube Radio Receiver Type 102 Portable Battery Set Telephone: $265