All items are fully serviced in our workshop.  The internal and external appearance of each radio is restored to the highest possible standards.  We stress safety and reliability in all our restoration projects,  you can rest assured that any receiver purchased from this page will give you many years of vintage radio enjoyment.

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All overhauled radios are sold with a six month return to base guarantee,  which even covers the valves and transistors for the full period of the warranty.

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Stock last updated on 22/5/16

New items added on 22/5/16
New items available now.   We have quite a selection of good portable and some valve radios awaiting restoration.   Due to current work levels in the first instance these will be prepared to order,  although the plan as ever is to get things ready to put on the website.   Please have a look at the list below for our current stock. 

1964 Roberts R500   (transistor)
Top of the range Roberts radio,  the R500 is a bit like a R300 but bigger with a slide rule tuning dial.  Personally I think this is by far the best sounding of all the early Roberts radios,  it's well up there with the Hacker products.  Has an attractive brass telescopic whip aerial which is used for short wave.  Roberts didn't make many radios with short wave coverage,  I'm not sure why that is.  All dodgy transistors replaced.  This one is finished in Crimson red.    Just as it should be. 
Frequency Coverage  LW, MW and SW
Antenna -  Internal aerials.  Telescopic whip for SW. Ext sockets fitted.
Batteries 2 PP9 9V types. 

Price £80  UK Delivery £11   Most of EU £22  -  £35  GBP   Just sold it.  Sorry!

1959 Bush TR82B    (transistor)   
Here we have the classic,  original transistor version of the TR82,  being the B variant it has brass trim and brown side panels.   Very good sensitivity and audio with a decent glossy cabinet.   We had to repair the internal chassis mounting lugs on this one and if you want me to be really picky there is a very tiny little chip out of one bottom corner (about a mm or so). Strangely the back panel is fine, this is where you normally find damage on the '82.   
Antenna - Internal ferrite rod with sockets.
Batteries  -  1 of PP9  9V
Frequency coverage   -  LW / MW
Dimensions 13" wide, 9" high, 3" deep
Price £60   UK Delivery £12   Most of EU £22  -  £35  GBP     

1962 Philips L3G23T  (transistor)   
Two tone green,  in fabulous original condition.   We have replaced the dodgy transistors and re-aligned the electronics and fitted a pair of battery convertors.  Designed to run on obsolete PP7 9V types,  it now uses two sets of 6 AA cells or rechargeable batteries.   This radio is really smart,  with good AM audio.   Something a little bit different.   
Antenna - Internal ferrite rod with sockets.
Batteries  -  uses 2 sets of 6 AA cells  (to replace original PP7 9V) 
Frequency coverage   -  LW / MW
Dimensions 13" wide, 9" high, 3" deep
Price £58 UK Delivery £10  Most of EU £22  -  £35  GBP

1965 Hacker Herald  RP30 (transistor)
For the MW and LW enthusiast,  here is a tidy Herald to listen to Europe on.   Every bit as good audio as the all singing and dancing Sovereign  (less VHF of course), this one finished in a nice blue cabinet with the earlier, more colourful tuning dial.    Great rich tone from the huge Celestion speaker fitted as standard in all Heralds of this time.   Very clean inside and out.   
Frequency Coverage  LW/ MW
Antenna - Internal ferrite rod with socket.
Batteries  -  2 of PP9  9V
Dimensions 12" wide, 9" high, 5" deep
Price £85   UK Delivery £10   Most of EU £25 GBP 

C1978 Roberts Rambler  (transistor) 
Finished in red,  here we have another mini Roberts in good condition.   There is a little nick on the back covering material,  down at the bottom of the case  (not visible unless you look at the bottom of the radio!) . Great AM audio and sensitivity for such a compact radio.     
Antenna - Internal ferrite rod
Batteries  -  1 of PP9  9V   (has a socket for a 9V adaptor)
Frequency coverage   -  LW / MW
Dimensions 7.5" wide, 5" high, 2.5" deep
   
Price £35   UK Delivery £10  Most of EU £22  -  £35  GBP

C1985  Roberts Rambler II  (transistor) 
Finished in black,  the mark two Rambler was basically the same but has a tone control switch and a slightly larger speaker.  Electrically rather than using discrete components in the amplifier the Mk2 uses a silicon chip amplifier.    Sounds equally as good for such a small radio.   
Antenna - Internal ferrite rod
Batteries  -  1 of PP9  9V   (has a socket for a 9V adaptor)
Frequency coverage   -  LW / MW
Dimensions 7.5" wide, 5" high, 2.5" deep
   
Price £35  UK Delivery £10  Most of EU £22  -  £35  GBP

1970 Bush TR 230  (transistor)   
The TR130 was the biggest selling transistor radio of the 1960's.  In 1969 this was updated and re-engineered using the cutting edge TAD100 RF/IF integrated circuit and re-named TR230.    They sound every bit as good as the predecessor and it is hard to find better audio on AM from a compact transistor portable.   This is the smart black and chrome version.   
Frequency Coverage  LW/MW
Antenna - Internal ferrite rod  with sockets.
Batteries  -  1 PP9 9V   
Dimensions 9" wide, 5.5" high, 2.5" deep
Price £32  UK Delivery £10  Most of EU £22  -  £35  GBP

C1990 Roberts RP28    New Build! 
Ok here is the thing.  We have quite a large stock of new spare parts for Roberts Radios and whilst looking recently at what is available I realised we had enough bits in to build a couple of "new" RP28 models.   New chassis,  cabinets etc  - all still in their factory bags.  So here is a rare chance to get a very special,  most definitely built in Britain RP28.   This is the push button preset tuned radio which has excellent audio.    This chassis and tuning assembly still has it's protective plastic film coverings which is why it may look a little fuzzy in the pictures.  All thoroughly checked,  and we have given the new tuning pots a clean up and lubrication service.    Grey.   
Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW  / VHF FM
Antenna - Internal ferrite rod with telescopic antenna for VHF FM
Batteries  -  6 C cells
Price £65    UK Delivery £10   Most of EU £22  -  £35 GBP

C1990 Roberts RP28
This is the second one,  fitted with a dark handle  (these were standard on the very last versions of the RP28).   Again new chassis etc.   Excellent condition...
Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW  / VHF FM
Antenna - Internal ferrite rod with telescopic antenna for VHF FM
Batteries  -  6 C cells
Price £65    UK Delivery £10   Most of EU £22  -  £35 GBP



1985 Roberts R900  (transistor) 
The R900 was one of the new British made models for the mid 80's.  Now I know this is by no means vintage radio,  but if you want a good quality portable with excellent audio then you really can't go too wrong with this.  Again it has an internal mains supply or the option to power it from a single PP9 battery.  Just like the older R707 and 606  there is plenty of audio control as Roberts made a wise decision to go back to separate treble and bass pots.  Full coverage of VHF FM right up to 108MHz.  Finished in a rarer dark brown colour.    Nice condition.   
Frequency Coverage  LW/MW/ VHF FM
Antenna - Internal ferrite rod  / telescopic with sockets
Batteries  -  1 PP9 9V or use internal power supply.   Mains lead supplied.
Dimensions 11" wide, 6" high, 4" deep
Price £75  UK Delivery £10  Most of EU £25 GBP  Reserved.

Items awaiting restoration,  currently prepared to order.   Pictures will be available of things once they have been overhauled  -  basically drop us a line or call to discus if you are interested in any of them.  The quoted prices do not include delivery costs. 

Valve Radios

Bush DAC90   1946 version dark Bakelite with rarer green printed dial.  Excellent example £175

Bush AC81  Rare AC transformer version of the DAC90  -  which also has SW coverage.   Will be again an excellent example apart from not having it's original back panel  (has a modified DAC90A panel)  White printed dial,  3 band.    £195

See the DIY projects page for more valve radios  -  we can always overhaul one of them for you. 


Transistor Radios

Roberts R600  LW/MW/VHF FM  fully overhauled with re-built IF module £80  Currently available in several colour schemes  -  red, blue, mustard, black (with original 1968 trim).

Roberts R300  LW/MW  1963 models.  We have them in red and green.   New handles fitted.  £80 each.   

Hacker Sovereign 1 RP18.   Two to choose from,  both charcoal coloured versions.   Fully overhauled with all those nasty transistors replaced.  New aerials,   Re-aligned and excellent condition. £135 each. Made around 1966     
Reserved.

More new stock is set to arrive in the next month or so.   Oh and a new website.  Did I mention that?

Have a look at the sold items below for "stock" pictures of some of the above. 

For interest and to give a better idea of the items we often have for sale, here is a selection of our recently sold radios.   If there is something below that you particularly like do get in touch as many things we have in stock never get as far as this website.   

1934 Ekco AC85 
One of the first in a great line of superb Bakelite case designs this early superhet was quite a success when it went into production in late 1934.   This was a good find.  Like most early Ekcos  (the round ones included) the AC85 is not the most sensitive design,  although now that we've given the RF and IF stages the once over it's working very well.  This model has lots of clever electronics,  one might say over complicated but the results are pleasing enough.  You have a control on the front panel which alters the gain so that if you wish you can reject weaker stations and annoying noises on MW and LW.  In practice I tend to keep the gain up,  unless of course you just want to hear the strong BBC stations on AM.  Tone control is by a plug and wire with three positions on the back of the set  -  this primitive method was replaced in the later AC86 with a proper switched front panel control.   The Bakelite case is perfect,  very glossy with no damage or scratches.   It all looks rather lovely really.  Complete with the proper mains connector,  it's original mains energised speaker a perfect back panel and a highly polished walnut Bakelite case. It's a classic.
Frequency Coverage  LW, MW
Antenna -  reasonable wire antenna needed for best results  (wire supplied)
Dimensions 20" wide, 13" high, 9" deep
Price £400   including UK PTR personal delivery  (mainland only) 
£25 fuel surcharge for Scotland and Cornwall   -   and you get a visit from me!
Discount of course if you can collect the radio. 
Sold in a matter of minutes.   So much for our new updates!

1970  Hacker Sovereign 2 RP25A  (transistor)
Regarded as even better in many respects than the RP18 Sovereign this mark two version uses more silicon transistors and has an improved VHF stage.  Not that there was much wrong with the old version!   Styling is much the same apart from the colourful dial made way for a clearer printed scheme with larger control buttons.  Again in tip top condition,  finished in dark charcoal grey.  Very sensitive,  built like the proverbial tank!   One of the best.
Frequency Coverage  LW/ MW/VHF FM
Antenna - Internal ferrite rod  / telescopic with sockets
Batteries  -  2 of PP9  9V
Dimensions 12" wide, 9" high, 5" deep
Price £120   UK Delivery £11   Most of EU £22  -  £35  GBP
This one also sold within 24 hours of going online.   

1973  Roberts R707  (transistor) 
First released in 1969 the R707 was aimed right at the top end of the market.  A direct competitor to Hacker Radio  -  this was pointed straight at the Sovereign customers.   A engineers nightmare,  replacing the ever faulty IF module is a long winded painful job.   This one has been fully overhauled,  all transistors replaced with something reliable.     It's all band,  and being the later version from the mid 70's it has an extra socket on the side so operation from a 12V linear power  supply is possible.    We can supply such a unit for an additional £10.     This model is the only one to use a pair of the large 996 6V lantern batteries,  which are commonly available.   Audio quality is superb  -  in this respect the 707 is by far the best radio they ever produced.   This example has been very well looked after and is in excellent,  un-marked condition.   Just in case you are wondering about getting your 707 overhauled  (does it hiss but no radio signals  -  that's the IF module)  it would normally cost about £85  -  £95  for a full overhaul plus delivery.   Well worth doing if you like a good radio!
Frequency Coverage LW, MW, SW  and VHF FM 
Antenna - internal ferrite etc with sockets.
Dimensions 13" wide 7" high, 4" deep
Batteries 2 6V lantern types.
Price £125 UK Delivery £10  Most of EU £25 GBP
12V linear regulated power supply to suit this radio is £10 if ordered with the R707
Sorry afraid this one is sold.

1972/3 Hacker Sovereign III  RP72MB   (transistor)
In my mind, of the Standard Sovereigns the III is the best.  Built like a tank,  it is even more solid than the Sovereign II or indeed it's later successor the IV.  Nothing much to say really,  the audio is superb,  sensitivity is superb on all bands.   MB stands for mains battery which is the version that has an internal mains power supply unit.  Supplied with a new lead.  Cabinet and dial wise all is good,  the printing is intact with no wear marks around the control knobs  (which is a common problem on the III).  The only things I can find to report are a couple of pit marks in the aluminium top panel.  How they came about is a mystery  -  have a good look at the picture of the top.  Nothing serious.   Recommended to all with ears!
Frequency Coverage  LW/MW/VHF FM to 104 Mhz
Antenna - Internal ferrite rod  / telescopic with sockets
Batteries  -  8 D cells or use built in mains power supply. 
Dimensions 12.5" wide, 8" high, 5" deep
Price £145  UK Delivery £13   Most of EU £22  -  £35  GBP 
Sold it,  sorry about that!   More on their way…

1955 Roberts R66  (valve mains portable)
Speaking of earlier valved Roberts portables,  here is one such thing.  A red one too at that which tends to make a difference to some.   Again in excellent overhauled order complete with a new set of valves.  Unlike many valve portables of that time this one also has an internal mains power supply so there is no need to mess about with 90V batteries.   Excellent audio and sensitivity,   the antenna is very directional on this model which means you will need to swivel the case about on its turntable to get best reception.    One final thing since taking the photos I have removed the little marks on the front grille.
Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW 
Antenna - Internal ferrite rod with socket
Batteries  -  use internal mains supply or 90V HT 1.5V LT
Dimensions 9" wide, 7" high, 5" deep
Price £95  UK Delivery £10   Most of EU £25 GBP  Sorry this is sold.

1969 Hacker Sovereign 2 RP25  (transistor)
Regarded as even better in many respects than the RP18 Sovereign this mark two version uses more silicon transistors and has an improved VHF stage.  Not that there was much wrong with the old version!   Styling is much the same apart from the colourful dial made way for a clearer printed scheme with larger control buttons.  Again in tip top condition,  finished in RAF blue.  Very sensitive,  built like the proverbial tank!   One of the best.
Frequency Coverage  LW/ MW/VHF FM
Antenna - Internal ferrite rod  / telescopic with sockets
Batteries  -  2 of PP9  9V
Dimensions 12" wide, 9" high, 5" deep
Price £105   UK Delivery £10   Most of EU £25 GBP  Sold.   

1937 Pilot U355 (Valve)
Pilot made some nice looking wireless sets fitted in heavy good quality wooden cabinets. This is one of them  -   the U suffix does not mean Universal,  it does have a proper AC mains transformer just in case you are not familiar with Pilot thinking.   Yes they as far as I know were the only company to do that.    The clock face dial is particularly ornate and has each relevant section illuminated depending on what band is selected.  Good sensitivity  and plenty of proper valve audio on tap.   Have a look at the pictures for more.
Frequency Coverage  MW, LW and SW 
Antenna -  wire needed   (supplied)
Dimensions 21" wide, 12" high, 9" deep
Price £250 UK Delivery £13   Most of EU £38 GBP
Sorry this is sold.

1945/6 Philips 371A  (Valve)   
We have been busy again in the new workshop polishing Bakelite.  It's beautiful.  The 371A case was based on a pre-war Philips design,  with the chassis slightly modernised with octal EF39, ECH33 etc type valves.  Performance is good on all bands  with just a short antenna.  There is a switched tone selector,  one position for speech and the other more rounded position for music.  The circular tuning dial is back lit and is fully illuminated when the radio is switched on.  A proper vintage radio which is not too big,  looks superb and just the thing to put in your home and enjoy. 

Frequency Coverage  LW/MW/SW
Antenna - simple external wire needed.
Dimensions 15" wide, 9" high, 7" deep
Price £195   UK Delivery £14   Most of EU £25  -  £35  GBP   Sorry this is sold

C1961 Hacker Mayflower 1  RV14   (valve)
King of Hacker valve models, this is the best one by far of all the Mayflowers.   It is also the hardest one to find!  The RV14 with later push pull output stage and a VHF FM tuner that goes right up to 108 MHz.  VHF only,  no nonsense and fantastic performance.   The cabinet is all original and in excellent condition.    Very high specification receiver,  you will be pleased... 
Frequency Coverage VHF FM only to 108 Mhz 
Antenna - dipole with sockets for all kinds of things! 
Dimensions 18" wide, 11" high, 7" deep
Price £325   UK Delivery £14 Most of EU £28  -  £38  GBP   Sorry this went in a matter of an hour or two.     

1954 Bush AC34 (Valve)
Here we have one of the classic Bush 50's radios,  this is one of their best AM models.  It is well designed, easy to work on and performs well. The large elliptical speaker does a good job. Cabinet wise this one is very good, factory original walnut with a perfect Bush transfer on top. The birds eye maple trim finishes off the front panel with a touch of class. It has an internal frame aerial which works very well on LW and MW and the stronger SW stations, you need a simple wire aerial to get the most out of short wave. Excellent build and sound quality.  A proper wooden vintage radio.
Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW / SW
Antenna - internal frame with sockets.
Dimensions 20" wide, 16" high, 8" deep
Price £145   UK Delivery £14    Most of EU £28  -  £35  GBP
Sorry this one is now sold.

1952 Bush DAC90A (valve)
We found another one!   Everyone should have a DAC90A - possibly the perfect present for someone who has everything.  A very popular vintage radio which is compact and easy to use. Simply plug it in, wait 45 seconds and tune in a station. No messing about with aerials or other wires, just try to keep it away from sources of interference. This example is in lovely condition, the Bakelite case has a deep glossy leaf patterned finish.   It is the slightly later version two model,  which only differs in trim terms.    Excellent condition, the only cosmetic fault to mention is a chip out of the wave change knob fitted to the side of the radio.
Frequency Coverage LW/MW
Antenna - Internal frame.
Dimensions 12" wide, 9" high, 7" deep
Price £150   UK Delivery £14   Most of EU £28  -  £35  GBP
Sorry this one is now sold.
Also available,  we have the rarer 1946 version,  the DAC90  in dark brown Bakelite and original cloth grille.  Fully overhauled and converted so that it does not run so hot  (not an issue on the DAC90A)  £175  pictures to arrive soon. 

1962 Roberts R200  (transistor)   
Tan R200 models always seem to be filthy and are the most difficult to clean.  We didn't have that problem however with this one,  which I think has been stored away in a box for most of its life.   Even the handle is original and in good order  -  they usually split and need replacing.   Great fun and a good sounding proper wood portable.  None of that MDF, or self destructing audio amplifier chips in here  (take note Roberts!)      Later version of the R200 which as always has had its transistors replaced,  amongst the other bits that wear out.    Not many originals left now in good order like this. 
Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW 
Antenna - Internal ferrite rod with sockets
Batteries  -  1 of PP9  9V
Dimensions 8.5" wide, 6" high, 3.5" deep
Price £80   UK Delivery £11   Most of EU £22  -  £35  GBP
Also available,  we have a green R300 and another R200,  this time in blue.  Both will restore to a similar condition.   Ready soon...

C1963 Decca  TP99  (transistor)
Fancy something a little different?   I think this looks great,  and was quite impressed with its performance too.    A proper 1960's style radio with well rounded audio and good battery life.     Finished in dark blue,  in perfect condition.   Not to be missed,  this is a rare find.    Can't say in the last 20 years that we have had another one in.   The usual transistor suspects have been replaced. 
Frequency Coverage  LW/MW
Antenna - Internal ferrite rod  with sockets.
Batteries  -  1 PP9 9V   
Dimensions 9" wide, 5.5" high, 2.5" deep
Price £55 UK Delivery £10  Most of EU £22  -  £35  GBP
Sorry this one is now sold.

1970 Hacker Herald VHF RP37A  (transistor)
This is the VHF only version of the Hacker Herald,  which has been well looked after.    It's basically the same circuit as the Hacker Sovereign II model  -  using the same high quality audio amplifier and VHF tuner / IF stages  -  they just removed the AM board.   Finished in the rarer dark red with brass trim colour,  in lovely condition.  If you want me to pick a fault there is slight degradation of the tuning panel gold edge printing.   I have said it before but this must be the only production radio in existence with Rotherham printed on the tuning dial! 
Frequency Coverage  VHF FM to about 102 MHz
Antenna - Telescopic whip with sockets
Batteries  -  2 of PP9  9V
Dimensions 11" wide, 8" high, 4.5" deep
Price £105  UK Delivery £12   Most of EU £22  -  £35 GBP 
Sorry this one is now sold.

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