VOLUME 14 NOVEMBER 1997 NUMBER 11
EDITOR'S COMMENTSFrom Antique Radio Classified for November 1997
(Copyright 1996-7 by John V. Terrey - For personal use only.)
Once again the frenzy of radio activity means a special A.R.C. issue packed with event and auction reports. In particular, our focus is on the "big ones" Radiofest '97 in Elgin, Illinois, and the Antique Wireless Association's Conference in Rochester, New York. Fortunately, your editor was able to attend both of these events and bring back firsthand information. But, this month, as with all meet and auction reports, we have also relied upon input from subscribers. Ray Chase, Ludwell Sibley, Art Bilski, Dan Schoo, and many others have supplied additional reports, photos and information. Needless to say, we are always extremely grateful to all contributors for their help.
Many readers may not realize how much time and effort goes into these reports. We first seek out multiple sources of the information so as to create as comprehensive and accurate a listing as possible. Our goal is not only to report the facts about what was there, but also to convey the flavor of the meet.
In choosing photos, we concentrate as much as possible on unusual items or displays of general interest, rather than on officials and prizewinners, who seem more appropriately shown in club publications. We do, however, try to present a human side. Through our photos, readers can often put a face to a telephone voice or to a person with whom they have corresponded.
Our hope is to present a report interesting to everyone those who were there, those who were not able to attend, and even those who may not think they have any interest in meets. Perhaps our reports may even be enough to get another reader to a major meet next year or, at least, to more local events.
Our extensive meet coverage this month has limited our space for other articles, but we have made room for a "Staff Profile" on Lisa Friedrichs, our office manager. Lisa is leaving this month to become a full-time mother. If you have called A.R.C., chances are you have spoken with Lisa. She will be greatly missed.
Although this profile is again on a departing staff member, we hope to cover the rest of our staff while they are still here. Staff change is a rare event at A.R.C. where the average tenure is 7 years.
We also include Erwin Macho's report on the Dorotheum Auction in Vienna, Austria. Since U.S. sets are not very common in Europe, they sometimes bring premium prices, such as the Westinghouse RC which brought $1,000 four times its typical U.S. price.
Of interest in Photo Review is Wally Worth's ICA Universal "Mascot," a 1-tube receiver using plug-in coils. Radio Miscellanea will return next month.
Statement of Ownership. The required U.S. Postal Service statement appears below and shows that paid circulation is 8,118 for the September 1997 issue. Thanks to all of you for your support of A.R.C. throughout the past thirteen years.
Coming Radio Events. Although the holiday season is approaching, over 40 radio events are scheduled in November. Of note are the Southern California Antique Radio Society 2-day meet in Van Nuys, California, and a 2-day, 3-club event in Tempe, Arizona. Club activities are a great way to learn more about old radios and to meet with many of your radio collecting friends.
John V. Terrey, Editor
ON THE COVER
Pictured on our cover is the actual miniature wooden cameraman used on the 1950s "Kraft Television Theater." This model, about 5" tall, owned by Norman R. Smith, was entered in the old equipment contest at the AWA Conference in Rochester, New York a great connection to the conference theme.
Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation(1) Publication Title: Antique Radio Classified. (2) Publication No.: 8750-7471. (3) Filing Date: Oct. 1, 1997. (4) Issue Frequency: Monthly. (5) No. of issues published annually: 12. (6) Annual subscription price: $38.95. (7) Complete mailing address of known office of publication: 498 Cross Street, Carlisle, Middlesex County, MA 01741. Contact Person: John Terrey. Tel: 508-371-0512. (8) Complete mailing address of headquarters or general business office of publisher: Same as #7. (9) Full names and complete mailing addresses of publisher, editor and managing editor: John V. Terrey, 498 Cross Street, Carlisle, MA 01741; Same; Dorothy Schecter, 187 Partridge Ln., Carlisle, MA 01741. (10) Owner: Same as Publisher. (11) Known bondholders, etc.: None. (12) Not applicable. (13) Publication Title: Antique Radio Classified. (14) Issue date for circulation data below: Sept. 1997. (16) Statement of Ownership will be printed in the Nov. 1997 issue of this publication.15. Extent and Nature of Circulation Average No. Copies Actual No. Copies of Each Issue During Single Issue Published Preceeding 12 Months Nearest to Filing Date a.Total No. Copies (Net Press Run) 9569 9012 b.Paid and/or Requested Circulation (1)Sales through dealers and carriers, street vendors and counter sales (Not mailed) 0 0 (2)Paid or Requested Mail Subscriptions 8194 8118 c.Total Paid and/or Requested Circulation 8194 8118 (Sum of 15b(1) and 15b(2)) d.Free Distribution by Mail (Samples, Complimentary, and Other Free) 695 259 e.Free distribution outside the mail (Carriers or other means) 191 123 f.Total Free Distribution (Sum of 15d and 15e) 886 382 g.Total Distribution (Sum of 15c and 15f) 9080 8500 h. Copies Not Distributed (1)Office use, left over, spoiled 506 512 (2)Return from News Agents 0 0 i. Total (Sum of 15g, 15h(1) and 15h(2)) 9586 9012 Percent Paid and/or Requested Circulation (15c/15g x 100) 90.24% 95.51%17. I certify that all information on this form is true and complete.
Signature and Title of Editor, Publisher, Business Manager, or Owner; Date
--signed John V. Terrey, Publisher & Editor, 10/18/97