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December 15, 2010

Forget satellite: this radio is out of this world.

SpartonBluebird
The Garod 126 Circle Grille radio (scroll down for our Dec. 11 post) went for $5,490 yesterday at the Bonhams auction of the Michael and Diane Schoeman Collection of Vintage Radios. Another highlight of the day was the Sparton Bluebird 566 (above) designed in 1935. This radio sold for $9,150, and is described in the catalog as “one of four sets designed by noted industrial designer Walter Dorwin Teague, and introduced at the National Electrical and Radio Exposition in New York on September 18, 1935.”

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