Colorado Radio Collectors
Antique Radio Club Annual Auction
Wheatridge, Colorado -- October 2, 2005
REPORTED BY LARRY WEIDE
This report on the Colorado Radio Collectors Antique Radio Club annual auction is adapted from Larry Weide's article in the club's newsletter. We encourage other clubs with smaller events to forward their reports so that their activities can receive the broad collector coverage offered by A.R.C. (Editor)
Can I get another slice of onion on this burger? Hmm, does that sound like something you'd hear at a Colorado Radio Collectors (CRC) auction? Well, this year you were apt to hear that and a lot more mouthwatering, food-related questions.
By popular acclaim, this year's auction and potluck BBQ was one of our best events ever. Thanks to Dave Boyle who organized the BBQ, Brian Hagrman for helping Dave with the grilling, and the many folks who brought great potluck items. The lunch was outstanding.
We also want to give special thanks to Rich Kuberski who arranged to have his company's excellent facilities available for our use. The Tectonic Management Group, Inc., office grounds and picnic facilities were an ideal venue.
Brian Hagrman, left, and Dave Hagrman man the grill at the outstanding BBQ lunch, a highlight of this year's event.
No, I've not forgotten the guy who makes our auctions exciting and fun, and who can wring out that last bid dollar. Let's hear it for our auctioneer, "The Hammer" Tom Pouliot. Thanks, Tom, for another really terrific job.
We certainly don't want to forget the guys who lug, grunt and stage the lots for viewing as the auction proceeds; Kudos to Jerry Tynan, Merril Campbell, Mike McCutcheon and Brian Hagrman. Also, a tip of the hat to Wayne Gilbert for helping to record the auction proceedings. This year the auction grossed about $4,600, which was $1,400 more than last year. It's even more impressive when you realize that it was done with 40 fewer lots than last year.
And finally, thanks to all those who attended and participated in this year's auction. Without you folks there wouldn't be an auction.
A few of the many offerings in the auction.
All prices have been rounded down to the dollar. Some low cost items and items in poor condition or nonspecific descriptions have been omitted. See print version of A.R.C. for complete auction listing.
(Larry Weide, 5270 E. Nassau Circle, Englewood, CO 80113) )
The Colorado Radio Collectors hold meetings, publish "The Flash" bimonthly, and run an April show and a September auction. Dues are $12. For more information, contact David Boyle, 1058 Colt Cir., Castle Rock, CO 80109.
A warning: Auction prices are not current values. Our selection of auction items is not necessarily complete. A listing such as this cannot adequately include the condition of cabinets, chassis, transformers, tubes, the operating status of the set, and the inclusion of incorrect, restored or replica components, etc. Auction prices are the result of the excitement of the auction process, the skill of the auctioneer and the specific interests of the participants. Nevertheless, auction prices serve as useful references and as another element in the value determining process. The possibility of error always exists, and if we are notified, corrections will be reported.