SENSATIONAL retro 1950's PHILIPS VINTAGE BAKELITE VALVE RADIO ++Rare GREEN case++ Restored to stunning condition !!

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Seller: mlls007 (932) 100%, Location: inner city,sydney, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 223103934220 SUPERB CONDITION !! Click images to enlarge Description PHILLIPS Mid 1950's Valve Radio Model 164 _______RARE GREEN CABINET Gold leaf detailing__________ PRISTINE CONDITION Pickup from Sydney welcome. For postage costs, see "shipping details" section below If you are looking for a strong performing radio with quality cabinet from one of the leaders in valve radios, then the Philips 164 could be what you've been looking for. This radio is in PERFECT original used condition and one of the best examples you will ever find. This 1956 PHILLIPS is in the VERY RARE and SPECTACULAR PASTEL GREEN BAKELITE. It is one of the last bakelite radios Phillips ever made, and it is all quality. Just take a look at the case!! Its a solid robust and dependable design which will last a long time. The cabinet is a nice smooth colour and is evenly trimmed with gold leaf detailing around the sides and below the dial. The speaker grille is an unusual gold mesh metal design displaying the Phillips badge in the top right corner. Phillips design language in the 50's made use of clear plastic in many of its radios, and on this model it was used effectively in the area of the dial where the stations are reverse printed on a clear perspex panel against the contrasting maroon background. The knobs too were of a clear plastic moulding with striking gold centre caps. A colour matched back cover was standard . Dimensions are a compact 27cms wide x 13 cms deep x 18 cms high A nice simple design which is nonetheless rugged and dependable. This is a great retro item would make a great kitchen radio or be equally at home in the study or "man cave". CONDITION: This outstanding radio is in superb original condition., It is completely flawless. No scratches, chips or repairs. And All totally original. The radio has been professionally restored and polished , with the bakelite absolutely in stunning flawless and shiny condition, far exceeding whatever condition you could imagine a radio of this era being in. The original Phillips knobs are undamaged and as new. The dial is in excellent condition with all the station prints in tact, no colour loss. So too the gold grille and Phillips logo are in perfect undamaged order. The radio retains its original colour matched green back cover which is absolutely perfect and undamaged. OPERATION: This radio has received a total servicing with faulty and underperforming components replaced, and is in great working condition. Not surprising seeing as it is a Phillips. I switched it on prior to listing..... the valves lit up as did the dial lights, and after the normal short warm up time there was sound. Reception is excellent. It has strong volume and sharp clarity. I was able to tune in all stations on the AM spectrum in the Sydney basin with ease, there being no distortion. And it has that lovely warm and mellow tone that valve technology is famous for. Compare that to a modern cheap transistor radio with its characteristic tinny sound to see what its all about. In summary, a great example of this model built by one of the worlds largest and most respected radio companies. It is in outstanding condition for its age, with great Retro lines, and ready to be enjoyed! DON'T MISS IT!! Selling with no reserve at a BARGAIN start price! GOOD LUCK !! Payment Australian buyers: payment to be made within 3 days of close of auction. Payment by bank deposit preferred, or Paypal. International buyers Paypal only. Shipping Please note the radio when packed has a cubic weight of nearly 8kg and needs to be packed in a box sufficiently large for safe transport, therefore the postage costs will reflect this: Professionally packed and posted by registered mail will cost to NSW $17-$28 depending on postcode. To Victoria $32-$35 depending on postcode. To Qld $32-$49 depending on postcode, Sth Aust.$35-$44 depending on postcode, WA $49-$69 depending on postcode, and Tasmania $43. Overseas buyers please e-mail me for quote. Item will be posted next business day after payment cleared. Terms of Sale Please read description and photos carefully. I strive to describe all sale items fully and accurately, and include many photos so you can be confident of what you are bidding on. Any questions you may have are welcome, and will endeavour to reply to e-mails within 12 hours. You can bid with confidence knowing that you are dealing with a quality ebayer who provides a fast and smooth experience each and every time for buyers (check my 100% feedback rating). If there are any problems concerning the item or postage, please e-mail me rather than resort to negative feedback, and I will always try to resolve it. THANKS FOR DROPPING BY!! Pictures sell! Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing.250+ Listing Templates! Auctiva gets you noticed! Attention Sellers - Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Track Page Views WithAuctiva's FREE Counter

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