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My this year's Christmas charity auction - a handmade wooden radio!

Discussion in 'AK Charities & Christmas' started by HarmanKardon, Nov 21, 2018.

  1. HarmanKardon

    HarmanKardon Tubes still smell funny Subscriber

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    Welcome to my this year's Christmas charity auction! This time we got a nice little radio made by "magno". The radio has been handmade, the dark wood is jacaranda, the light one is pinewood. Even the knob on the antenna and the bar of the lid are made of wood. The size is ca. 18X8X12 cm.

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    This radio is made on Jawa. The serial number is 3826. I bought it a couple of years ago and it is in almost as new condition and of course working.

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    My camera did not capture the colour of the pine wood precisely, it is actually a bit less yellowish.

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    The radio comes in the original packaging - look: "Conny" in Hamburg tested this radio back then... Even some parts of the packaging are made of wood...

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    The proceeds from this auction is for needy AK members, respectively VOA. Starting bid is ten American dollars. The auction ends on Sunday, December 16, at noon (12 am Eastern time). The winner has to transfer the money to

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    As soon as AK received the money, I will send the radio to the winner, shipment will take place in box in box. I will pay the shipping costs to any location in the world.

    And now - Happy bidding!

    Christoph
     
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  2. captouch

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    Very kind of you as always to put something special up for auction. Will kick things off at $30.
     
  3. Ilikevinyl

    Ilikevinyl Cool Breeze Subscriber

    Chris, That's a beautiful radio! :thumbsup: You really have an excellent radio collection! :bowdown:
     
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  4. luvvinvinyl

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    $50 is my first bid.
     
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  5. luvvinvinyl

    luvvinvinyl Lily! Staff Member Admin Subscriber

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    I just did some digging on this. Am I correct in what I read? Is this AM and FM?
     
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  6. HarmanKardon

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    Exactly, Sir. The manual calls them ultra short wave (USW) which is fm and medium wave (MW) which is am.
     
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  7. luvvinvinyl

    luvvinvinyl Lily! Staff Member Admin Subscriber

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    Thank you for the reply.

    $75.
     
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  8. MRL_Audio

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    Very nice offer and radio.
     
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  9. HarmanKardon

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    Thank you for your bids, you people!

    In order to make the auction even a bit more personal, I decided to ad this 25 cm record formerly owned by my beloved father. It means a lot to me to give this record away, not just because I am a Jazz aficionado, as you may guess.

    The album is a "Sonderauflage für den deutschen Schallplattenclub" (Special edition for the German record club), the vinyl is pretty fine. Most likely from the late fifties or early sixties.

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  10. rBuckner

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    RB is in for $100. :cool:
     
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  11. pustelniakr

    pustelniakr Silver Miner at Large Staff Member Super Mod Moderator Subscriber

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    What power does this radio run on?

    Enjoy,
    Rich P
     

     

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  12. Ilikevinyl

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    Chris, I bet that album sounds really nice! Those European Decca albums have a really good sound quality to them! Your so kind to give away an album that belongs to your dad. You have a big heart, my friend! :thumbsup:
     
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  13. HarmanKardon

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    3 V (two AA batteries or optional external power supply).
     
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  14. luvvinvinyl

    luvvinvinyl Lily! Staff Member Admin Subscriber

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    $110.
     
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  15. HarmanKardon

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    The auction ends next sunday - feel free to place one or two more bids, folks! :)
     
  16. luvvinvinyl

    luvvinvinyl Lily! Staff Member Admin Subscriber

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    Bumping this, for the weekend.
     
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