Vortex Joe, N3IBX Collection AUCTION!

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by AA7BQ, Oct 30, 2018.

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  1. WA7F

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    That is the biggest boat anchor collection that I’ve ever seen. It’s probably a hamfest supreme for some of you.
  2. WA8UEG

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    Trust me, I know of 3 that are larger in eastern PA BUT he is not selling is complete collection. He has close to as much that’s not listed.

    If you want to see pics of some giant collections send me an Email. Many if not all are all in pristine condition and go back to the 40’s.
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  3. W7EAZ

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    KI7ARR - my sentiments exactly. I know there are collectors out there - but you can't go home to like it used to me. It's too bad recycle-rs don't pay good bucks for these antiquated boat anchors.
  4. WA8UEG

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    One friend gave a small portion to AWA, it filled a 26' Penske truck floor to ceiling but only was about 20% of what he has!!
  5. N4MIT

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    I bet 2/3 of what was sold will end up on ePay. lots of recyclers bought it up.
  6. WA8UEG

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    Absolutely no doubt.
    Most The Drake radio’s were not close to their value IF THEY WORK. And even if they don’t much more then they sold for.
  7. N2EY

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    And that's perfectly OK. Here's why:

    Whoever bought those old radios has to pay for them, go get them or pay someone to do so, check them out (at least minimally), put them on eBay, sell and ship them. There are fees and costs all along the path, plus their time and effort. If they wind up ahead by selling those old Drake radios - they earned the money.


    What's really bad, for all involved, is when someone amasses a hoard of old radio stuff, stores it improperly and does nothing useful with it. Then the hoarder dies or becomes incapacitated, and all that great old radio stuff gets hauled away and dumpstered, because the family can't deal with it and only wants it gone. Often what was good radio stuff has been turned into worthless trash due to improper storage. Often treasures are lost because they are mixed in with piles of junk.


    A quick tally of all the items sale prices works out to just under $20,000 if my math is right ($19,583, but I did it fast so may be a bit off.)

    Very few items didn't sell.

    I don't know if the auction house takes their fees out of the sale price, or if the buyers pay the fees on top of the auction price. Either way, a good number of classics found new homes and Joe got some decent cash for them. Win-win!!

    73 de Jim, N2EY
  8. WA8UEG

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    Yea I agree. I believe his take was around $13k. He will have round 2 listed in a while.
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  9. N2EY

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    Most excellent!

    73 de Jim, N2EY

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