The Fine Things are Always Hand Made
Hello my friends. It has been quite a while since I have posted. Between ill health and my wife's health problems, it has been a difficult time.
In any event, we have been selling off our collection piece by piece. Also selling my huge vintage microphone collection which has pleasingly surprised me since I lose less money on them than with the radios, lol. But we need cash flow.
I have a friend who may be interested in my Buckingham but I am at a loss as to what price to quote and need your help. I purchased it in 2012 on ebay when it soared up to 3,400 between me and friend Bruce Sorensen. I know I'll never see that amount, but here are the particulars. First, and best, it has near perfect chrome. Best I have seen, I'd rate it 9 1/2 out of 10. Second, it is a restored radio that plays fine. An older restoration. Third, it has all of the escutcheons missing. Fourth, it has some places where veneer needs to be replaced. Fifth, the cabinet is solid, not scratched or worn and still has shine.
So, what do you think?
PS. The next radio to go will be our prized WLW. We blundered by trying to auction it last Christmas. It was a poor timing. Also, the price was too high and next time (hopefully in May) things will be much better.
Well, as I said there is no better chrome out there. It plays well. I don't know the extent of the restoration since it was done by someone years before I bought it. The speaker is correct, but this radio didn't come with tweeters. There are no cabinet holes for any. The escutcheons are missing. Sam