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Attention Fairchild Freaks!

Discussion in 'Dollars and Sense' started by Sam Cogley, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. bob smog

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    and another 412
     
  3. Selmerdave

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    ... And a 530... These things are a dime a dozen!
     
  4. Edroom

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    I came across these carts in a box of old stuff....
    They are screwed to the boards in there original cases, I don't know if they are unused or not..the 230 cantilever looks a bit corroded but the sm-1 still has all the case goodies inside like brand new.
    Can you "Fairchild Freaks" tell me anything about these or value?
    Thanks
    Ed
     

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    That XP-2 is real rare one.
     
  6. Sam Cogley

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    That SM-1 has me drooling.
     

     

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  7. sheltie dave

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    You aren't the only one, Sam.

    Ed, do you think they are new carts, or just very clean? Oops, I just read the post...
     
  8. bob smog

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    $2k worth of carts - nice!
     
  9. Tubologic

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    ALL Fairchild cartridges are rare,valuable and sought after. N.O.S versions even more... and a N.O.S boxed XP-2 (a very limited production eXPerimental improved version of the 220XP) is the holy grail of all Fairchild cartridges. This one alone could reach $1k if put on the well-know auction site. Your "box of old stuff" looks more like a treasure chest...
     
  10. Edroom

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    Thank you for the excellent info, there is some ESL-ortofon mono goodness as well, but this is the Fairchild thread....
     
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  11. Tubologic

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    WOW! FAIRCHILD, ESL, ORTOFON ... looks you're sitting on a gold mine. (BTW, ESL cartridges and tonearms were actually made by ORTOFON and especially selected/upgraded for the US market, their "Concert" series are very highly rated and sought after)
     

     

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  12. Edroom

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    Well, imagine that...I have a "Concert series" cart also!
     
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    There are a bunch of Fairchild Cartridges on e bay!
     
  16. Tubologic

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    Are these yours ? If yes you should have listed them with international shipping option (Don't use ebay's GSP !). Most highest bidders for these old cartridges are located overseas (mainly asia) and these are small lightweight easy to pack/ship items. Restricting to U.S only will substantially limit yout chances to get the most $$$'s out of these rare items.
     
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  17. sancho22

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    so did anyone here snag those 275's now sold on the bay?
     
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