Vintage Radio, Television and Tape Recorders (note: not all these are shops, some are private homes, so it's best to ring first especially where no opening hours are given)

  • ALL OUR YESTERDAYS, 3 Cattle Market, Sandwich, CT13 9EA (01304-614756). Radios and electrical antiques.
  • AN & VERKAUF ANTIKER TECHNIK, Ludwid-Wiegand-Strasse 27, 99518 Bad Salzuflen, Germany (00 49 36461-21214). Domestic and military radio and telephone equipment, gramophones, records, valves and old literature. Monday, Wednesday and Fridays 10.00-13.00 and 14.00-18.00.
  • ANTIK ART, Marché Vernaison, Allée no. 2, Stand 157, 94300 St-Ouen, Paris (00 33 1-4945 5688). This stall is in the famous Vernaison flea market, close to the Porte de Clignancourt station on the Paris Metro. The market is lively on Saturdays and Sundays, pretty dead on other days; it is also the only flea market in Paris worth trawling for this kind of merchandise. You will also find other stalls with similar sorts of plunder.
  • ANTIKVA RADIO PRAHA, U. Paliarky/Graficka 39, 150 00 Praha 5-Smichov, Czech Republic (00 42 2-643 7444, -537221, -43672).
  • Roland ASENSI, 4 rue Laënec, 35400 St Malo, France (00 33 2-9956 2844). Domestic and military radio sets.
  • AVANTIQUE, 7 The Crofters, Sale, M33 2LE (0161-973 8857). Phonographs, radios, books and magazines.
  • COLLECT RADIO (UK) Ltd., Buyers and sellers of all vintage/collectable Hi-Fi and audio equipment. Leading suppliers of vintage SME Tonearms and all component parts. Tel: 01803-856950. Email Ebay i.d. collectradio
  • CORKE AERO, Boston, Lincs. (tel/fax 01205-750101, mobile 0831 553271) Multipole connectors, aircraft radio equipment.
  • DECODENCE, 13 The Mall, Camden Passage, Islington, London, N1 (020-7354 4473 or 020-8458 4665 24 hours). American vintage radios bought, sold and exchanged. Open Wed, Fri, Sat 10.00-17.00 or by appointment.
  • DECOGRAPHIC, Nineveh House, Tarrant Street, Arundel, West Sussex BN18 9DG. Gramophones, phonographs, vintage records and more. Web site:
  • DOCKS DE LA RADIO, 34 Rue Jules Vallés, F-93400 Saint-Ouen, France (00 33 1-4011 0990, fax 00 33 1-4011 3365). Closed Wednesdays and Thursday but open rest of week, including Sunday. Close to the main Paris flea market.
  • Reg DYKES (020-8363 7494). Early radios sold.
  • FAIR RADIO SALES CO., Box 1105, 1016 E. Eureka Street, Lima, OH 45802, USA. Commercial and military radio, also surplus equipment, handbooks, magazines.
  • GALERIE ALTE TECHNIK, Moltkestrasse 48, D-12202, Berlin (00 49 172-924 4013; fax 00 49 5421-1272). Telephones and telegraph items, also German radios.
  • GRAHAM GREEN (020-8423 2658). Vintage radios, gramophones and record players.
  • GREENING'S VINTAGE GRAMOPHONES, (N.C. Philips), Oxford Antiques Centre (The Old Marmalade Factory), 27 Park End Street, Oxford (opposite railway stations. open Monday-Saturday). Home tel. 01993-881740. Old radios bought, sold and repaired.
  • HEAD TECHNOLOGY, 65 Kestrel Way, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 4AX. (near to Luton Airport London). Tel: 01525 851512. Tape head re-lapping, re-profiling, new heads supplied.
  • G. HOPKINS, 27 The Templars, Worthing, BN14 9JT. Modulator for AM radio receivers.
  • L-W BOOK SALES, Box 69, Gas City, IN 46933 (00 1 800-777 6450). Publishes the book 'Classic TVs, Pre-war Through 1950s'. Colour picture book/price guide of old sets for collectors.
  • MAD (MILITARY & DOMESTIC), 12 Long Street, Great Gonerby, Grantham, NG31 8LN (01476-74047, 0831-790639). Domestic and military radios bought and sold.
  • MARTIN BROWN ANTIQUES, Birmingham (0121-585 5758). 1950s-style cabinets (similar to Bush TV22) in modern materials for housing security monitors, TV sets, fish tanks, etc..
  • METHODICAL ENGINEERS LTD, Manor Trading Estate, 4/6 Armstrong Road, Benfleet, SS7 4PW (01268-792681, fax 01268-795375). Large stocks of military surplus connectors and other vital oddments.
  • NOSTALGIE RADIO, Rue Grande, 04230 St Etienne Les Orgues, France (00 33 4-92 73 17 25, fax 00 33 4-92 73 17 26). Sales and repairs of old radios and TVs.
  • ON THE AIR, The Highway, Hawarden, CH5 3DN (tel/fax 01244-530300). Deeside's unique vintage technology shop (formerly in Chester). Open Monday to Saturday 10.00 - 17.30.
  • PALEOPHONIES (David Winter), 16 rue de Vaugirard, 75006, Paris, France. Tel & Fax: +33 1 46 33 20 17. Web site:   Email:   Interesting shop - open Tuesday to Saturday from 1pm to 7.30pm. Equipment is bought, repaired and sold. Mainly valve & transistor radios, valve television sets, cylinder and disc gramophones, record players (old and new), magnetic recorders: wire, tape and disc. Spare parts also bought and sold; e.g. valves, styli and cartridges for record players and gramophones; also other radio/tv parts (please enquire). Modern turntables, Shure and Denon cartridges and diamond styli also available. Official Thorens reseller.
  • Harry POSTER, Box 1883, South Hackensack, NJ 07606, USA (00 1 201-410 7525, fax 00 1 201-794 9553; Vintage television buy/sell/repair/parts/new chasses in old cabinets.
  • RADIO DAYS, 87 Lower Marsh, London SE1 7AB (020-7928 0800). Open 10.30-17.00 MF, 11.00-16.00 Saturday. Collectibles and memorabilia from 1920s-1960s.
  • RADIO TIMES (Martin Pratt), Home Farm, Staunton Harrold, Ashby de la Zouch, LE6 5RU (01332-864586). Vintage radios and collectibles.
  • RADIO TSF ALAIN PELLAT, France (+33 4-7644 3506, mobile +33 6-0729 2661. Workshop and mail address: 15 rue lavoisier, F-38100 Grenoble; shop: Galerie Sainte Ange, Le Petit Rocherfort, F-38760 Varces. Sales, commission sale, repairs, spare parts.
  • RADIOCRAFT, 56 Main Street, Sedgeberrow, Evesham, WR11 7UF (tel/fax 01386-882280). Valve radios and televisions restored. Lifetime Guarantee. National pick-up and deliveries. Visitors by appointment. Web site Email
  • F.G. RICHARD, Marché Vernaison, Allée no. 3, Stand 107 bis, 94300 St-Ouen, Paris (00 33 1- 4011 2913 stall, 00 33 1-6459 9776 home). Another stall in Paris's famous Vernaison flea market (see Antik Art above).
  • RIN TIN TIN (Rick Irvine), 37 North Road, Brighton, BN1 1YB (01273-672424). Ephemera specialist, with many advertising novelties and framed advertisements taken from old magazines. Also promotional items, magazines, toys, games, early plastics, radios and other domestic fittings.
  • R.T. RUSSELL. Web: produces a first class Test Card Generator. It's fully programmable with any colour or monochrome image and comes complete with old favourites such as Test Card 'C'.
  • SAVOY HILL PUBLICATIONS. Now under new ownership: Paul & Alex Ollivier - Fir View, 7 Rabys Row, Scorrier, Redruth, Cornwall, TR16 5AW. Tel: 01209-820771, E mail: Matchless selection of service manuals and printed matter about vintage radio. Old sets and parts from time to time, also cabinet transfers. The 'Antique Wireless Newsheet' available to subscribers.
  • SCIENTIFIC & MEDICAL ANTIQUES, P.O. Box 4252, London, SW20 0XS (020-8946 1470, fax 020-8944 7961). Sales stand in one of the Portobello Antiques Markets, London, W11. Open Saturday from 09.00-13.00 or by appointment (ring first for location). Induction coils, telegraphs, galvanometers, X-ray tubes, Wimshurst and electrostatic apparatus, early wireless, books and other electrical antiques.
  • The SOUNDBOX, Ian Maxted, 10 High Street, Hampton Hill, TW12 1PD (020-8977 4802, fax 020-8943 5595). Buy and sell gramophones, musical boxes, polyphons, early sewing machines, typewriters and radios. Open Saturdays and by appointment at other times.
  • SPATZ ART DECO CENTRE, Waterloo Antiques Centre, Leeds (0113-244 4187). Specialists in pre-war radios.
  • Bob TUCKER, A large selection of vintage radio spares, too many to list - including capacitors, chokes, dial bulbs, holders, knobs, speakers, transformers, switches, connectors, potentiometers, backs, valves and sockets. Email your inquiries to: robert.tucker(at)nospam [replace (at) with @ and remove nospam before use].
  • VINTAGE-PARTS.COM, 20 Webster Road, Stanford-Le-Hope, SS17 0BD. Tel: 01375 671064. Web site: Useful web store for vintage parts, including germanium transistors.
  • VINTAGE WIRELESS COMPANY (Manchester) Ltd, 174 Cross Street, Sale, Ches., M33 7AQ (0161-973 0438) Website: Domestic radios from 1930s to 1960s plus period car radio sales and restoration. No connection with former Vintage Wireless Company of Bristol.
  • WAVES, Suite 1005, 110 West 25th Street, Manhattan, New York, USA (00 1 212-989 9284, fax 00 1 201-461 7121). Good selection of radios, gramophones, microphones and ephemera.
  • WEST ELEVEN WIRELESS (Traylings), 215 Westbourne Park Road, London, W11 1EA (020-7221 2653). Valve and early transistor sets bought, sold and hired. Open Saturdays 10.00-18.00. Near Portobello Road market.
  • WOMAN & WIRELESS WORLD. Specialise in vintage wireless sales, repairs and advice. Also telephones. small Bakelite collectibles. Showroom at Knutsford. Cheshire, open seven days. Claire Dufton. Heritage Antiques. 8 King Street. Knutsford. Cheshire, and Dagfields Centre. Wore. South Cheshire. Telephone (01606) 834140.
  • Dennis YATES, The Hewarths, Sandiacre, Nottingham, NG10 5NQ (0115-939 3139, fax 0115-949 0180). You want it - however rare it is? He can usually get it...

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