Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Jason Walker, who writes:
I noticed a New Zealand news article that may be of interest to SWLing Post readers.
Approximately 400 vintage radios are to be auctioned in Nelson, New Zealand. Whilst I use more modern Tecsun radios, the article will be of interest for vintage collectors. Many of the Radios are New Zealand made and rare.
Links below include a video and news article.
Radio and Collectables Auction
17 Hereford Street (off Songer St)
Saturday 10 April, 2021
AUCTION STARTS AT 11am
Viewing from 9am day of auction
and, Friday 11am – 3pm
More information: https://jwauctions.co.nz/upcomingauctions.html
Thank you, Jason. Even though this auction has been widely publicized in New Zealand, the collection is so massive, I imagine bidders will be walking away with some excellent bargains. If I lived in NZ, I would certainly be a part of the bidding. I’d love to have an NZ-made receiver.
I really like the following quote from the Stuff.co.nz article:
The widower of the man who stockpiled the radios told Walker her husband had collected the stash from all over the country.
“His wife was a wee bit disappointed she didn’t know he had half the radios because he used to keep hiding them.[“]
How many of us can relate to that last statement? Let’s face it: par for course, right!? 🙂
Wouldn’t it be nicer if they only wipe the dust off them?