Special Auction - Ian Pepper Collection

Sunday 15th November 2020

Disposal of the collection of our late member Mr. Ian Pepper to be be held on Sunday 15th. November 2020

The venue will be announced to Members and Friends by email closer to that date.

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Back in 1987 a friend of Ian's wife Debra, a Mr. Eric Jamieson of Forreston in the Adelaide Hills, was selling off part of his valued radio collection. Eric was a retired radio/TV technician who had worked for Radio Rentals for many years. Ian purchased 40 and that was the start of the next 30 years of tinkering and collecting valve radios. His Father in law, Merv Miles, helped make shelves in the rumpus room out the back of their home, a perfect place for a collection that expanded over the years to well over 150 radios from the 1920's to the 1970's. There were drawers of valves, components, books, and speakers, plus all his test equipment.

Ian joined the Historical Radio Society of SA in 1992 and really loved the club Auction days, as well as weekend Trash and Treasure markets and local garage sales where he was able to add new items to his collection. He also served as HRSASA Treasurer in 1994.

Ian's working life was mainly spent as an Electrical Draughtsman with the Electricity Trust of SA (ETSA.) Ian passed away 15th Nov 2016 Aged 58.

In the final months of his life, Ian was on a mission to restore to working order the best examples and polish up part of the collection to pass onto family and close friends. At this auction we will be dispersing the final remaining radios from his collection.

Catalogue of Items for Sale

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Group 1:
Early Radios 1925 to 1930


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A1

Year: 1925
Maker: No Brand Neutrodyne
Valves: A609, A609, A609, A615, B605
Status: Unknown if working
Cabinet: Case needs re-varnishing
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A5

Year: 1929
Maker: King Neutrodyne - Model H
Valves: 26, 26, 26, 26, 27, 71, 80
Status: Yes, working.
Cabinet: Have a restored case, ready for changeover.
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A6

Year: 1926
Maker: No Brand TRF
Valves: A615, A630, A609
Status: Unknown if working
Cabinet: No Cabinet
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A7

Year: 1926
Maker: No brand TRF
Valves: DFA1, DE5, DE5, DE5, C507
Status: Unknown if working
Cabinet: Good
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A8

Year: 1930
Maker: Orpheon (with Loftin white chassis)
Valves: 80, 24, 45
Status: Yes, working.
Cabinet: Good, Ready for restoration.
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A8-b

This is the cabinet for item A8 (on the left.)
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Group 2:
1930's AC Radios - Large Pin Valves

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B10

Year: 1933
Maker: Arizona - Model 555
Valves: 57, 57, 58, 2A5, 80
Status: Not working
Cabinet: Good, but escutcheon missing.
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Group 3:
1930's and 1940's - Battery Operated Radios
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C2

Year: 1946
Maker: Tasma - Model 1075
Valves: 1C7, 1M5, 1K7, 1L5
Status: Only slightly working - broken dial cord
Cabinet: Excellent
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C3

Year: 1939
Maker: HMV - Model 52
Valves: 1C7, 1K5, 1K7, 1Q5
Status: Not working
Cabinet: Crack in top. Small chunk out of base.
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C4

Year: 1940
Maker: Hotpoint - Bandmaster Model A75MB
Valves: 1A7, 1N5, 1N5, 1H5, 1Q5
Status: Working - but distorted sound
Cabinet: Material cover a bit tatty.
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C6

Year: 1946
Maker: STC - Model 240 (Vibrator set)
Valves: 1C7, 1M5, 1K7, 1L5
Status: Not working
Cabinet: Small crack in front left.
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C10

Year: 1947
Maker: Stromberg Carlson - Model 5V36
Valves: 1C7, 1M5, 1M5, 1K7, 1L5
Status: Not working
Cabinet: Excellent - Missing badge.
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C11

Year: 1947
Maker: Imperial - Portable Model P3
Valves: 1A7, 1P5, 1H5, 1Q5
Status: Not working
Cabinet: Material cover tatty - Needs re-gluing
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C12

Year: 1950
Maker: Bland Operatic - "Tosca" Model (Vibrator set)
Valves: 1C7, 1M5, 1K7, 1L5
Status: Not working
Cabinet: Excellent
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Group 4:
1938 to 1952 - AC Radios - Octal Valves
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D3

Year: 1947
Maker: Philips Radioplayer - Model 3362B
Valves: EK2, 6U7, 6U7, 6B6, 6V6, 80
Status: Working, but needs new power cord.
Cabinet: Crack in base. Needs new speaker cloth.
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D16

Year: 1946
Maker: Stromberg Carlson - Model 5A16
Valves: 6J8, 6U7, 6B6, 6V6, 5Y3
Status: Working, but distorted sound; hums.
Cabinet: Large chunk out of bottom left rear.
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D18

Year: 1949
Maker: AWA Radiola - Model 617TW
Valves: 6J8, 6U7, 6U7, 6B6, 6V6, 5Y3
Status: Working.
Cabinet: Good - Needs re-varnishing.
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D23

Year: 1939
Maker: AWA Radiola - Model R85W
Valves: 6J8, 6U7, 6B6, 6V6, 5Y3
Status: Not working, No speaker.
Cabinet: Good. Top escutcheon & perspex missing.
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D24

Year: 1950
Maker: HMV Little Nipper - Model A13B
Valves: 6A8, EBF35, 6V6, 6X5
Status: Working.
Cabinet: Front switch missing. Crack in back.
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D25

Year: 1950
Maker: Mullard - Model MAS110B
Valves: ECH35, 6SK7, 6SQ7, EL33, 5Y3,
Status: Working.
Cabinet: Excellent. Speaker cloth?
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D35

Year: 1945
Maker: AWA Radiola - Model 600T
Valves: 6J8, 6U7, 6U7, 6B8, 6V6, 5Y3
Status: Working only slightly.
Cabinet: Have better cabinet ready for changeover.
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D36

Year: 1947
Maker: Stromberg Carlson - Model 5A27
Valves: 6SA7, EBF35, 6SQ7, 6V6, 5Y3
Status: Working, but slightly distorted. Dial cord needs fixing.
Cabinet: Excellent.
Group 5:
1950's AC Radios - Miniature Valves
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E1

Year: 1950
Maker: Tasma - Model 1331
Valves: 6AN7, 6N8, 6BD7, 6M5, 5Y3
Status: Working - Dial cord needs fixing.
Cabinet: Good. Crack in front cream bakelite.
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E2

Year: 1951
Maker: Philips - Model 125
Valves: 6AN7, 6N8, 6N8, 6N8, 6M5, 6X5
Status: Working - Dial cord needs fixing.
Cabinet: Good. Top dial globe holders need repairing.
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E3

Year: 1950
Maker: Philips - Model 124
Valves: 6AN7, 6N8, 6N8, 6M5, 6X5
Status: Working.
Cabinet: Excellent.
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E6

Year: 1950's
Maker: Philips - Model 133A
Valves: 6AN7, 6N8, 6N8, 6M5, 6X5
Status: Not working - Dial cord needs fixing.
Cabinet: Excellent.
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E8

Year: 1950's
Maker: G.E. Clock Radio - Model 7371
Valves: 6AN7, 6AD8, 6N8, 6V4
Status: Working - Dial cord needs fixing.
Cabinet: Excellent.
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E10

Year: 1950's
Maker: Philips - Model MM1
Valves: 6AN7, 6BH5, 6BD7, 6M5, 6V4
Status: Working.
Cabinet: Crack in top right.
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E11

Year: 1954
Maker: HMV Little Nipper - Model 61-51
Valves: 6BE6, 6BA6, 6AV6, 6M5, 6X4
Status: Not working - Dial cord needs fixing.
Cabinet: Excellent.
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E12

Year: 1955
Maker: Kelvinator - Model 62K
Valves: 6BE6, 6BA6, 6AV6, 6M5, 6X4
Status: Working - Distorted sound.
Cabinet: Repaired crack on top.
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E14

Year: 1953
Maker: BGE - Model M1603
Valves: 6AN7, 6N8, 6BD7, 6M5, 6V4
Status: Not working.
Cabinet: Good. Slight crack on top.
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E17

Year: 1955
Maker: Healing Clock Radio - Model 400J
Valves: 6BE6, 6AU6, 6BV7, 6X4
Status: Not working.
Cabinet: Large crack top left.
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E18

Year: 1954
Maker: STC Bantam - Model A5140
Valves: 12AH8, 6BA6, 6AT6, 6CH6, 6X4
Status: Working - Scratchy volume control.
Cabinet: Heat damage on top.
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E21

Year: 1950's
Maker: AWA Radiola - Model B15
Valves: 6BE6, 6BA6, 6AV6, 6AQ5, 6X4
Status: Working.
Cabinet: Good.
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E22

Year: 1954
Maker: AWA Radiola - Model 565
Valves: 6BE6, 6BA6, 6AV6, 6AQ5, 6X4
Status: Working - Slightly distorted & Dial cord needs fixing.
Cabinet: Good.
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E27

Year: 1950's
Maker: Aristone - Model SA3027A (AM/FM)
Valves: 6AJ8, 6AQ8, 6N8, 6DA6, 6AK8, UL41, UL41, 6BQ5, 6BQ5
Status: Working.
Cabinet: Excellent.
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E28

Year: 1964
Maker: HMV - Model 65-54
Valves: 6AN7, 6BA6, 6AV6, 6M5, 6X4
Status: Working.
Cabinet: Excellent.
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E29

Year: 1950's
Maker: Philips - Model 147
Valves: 6AN7, 6BH5, 6BD7, 6BD7, 6M5, 6M5, 6V4
Status: Working.
Cabinet: Good. May need re-varnishing.
Group 6:
Battery Portable Radios - Miniature Valves
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F2

Year: 1952
Maker: STC - Model 225
Valves: 1R5, 1T4, 1T4, 1S5, 3V4
Status: Not known.
Cabinet: Leatherette slightly tatty.
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F3

Year: 1947
Maker: National - Model AKP
Valves: 1R5, 1T4, 1T4, 1S5, 3Q4
Status: Not known.
Cabinet: Good.
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F4

Year: 1951
Maker: Eveready - Model N
Valves: 1AB6, 1AJ4, 1AH5, 3C4
Status: Not known.
Cabinet: Leatherette tatty. Needs re-gluing.
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F5

Year: 1948
Maker: Healing - Model 503B
Valves: 1R5, 1T4, 1T4, 1S5, 3V4
Status: Not known.
Cabinet: Good. Small crack in front Bakelite.
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F6

Year: 1949
Maker: Windsor - Model 5P8
Valves: 1R5, 1T4, 1T4, 1S5, 3S4
Status: Not known.
Cabinet: Leatherette tatty.
Group 7:
Battery and AC Radios - Miniature Valves
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G2

Year: 1956
Maker: Philips Portable - Model 168
Valves: 1R5, 1T4, 1T4, 1S5, 3V4, 6V4
Status: Not working.
Cabinet: Excellent.
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G3

Year: 1956
Maker: AWA Portable - Model 679P
Valves: 1R5, 1T4, 1T4, 1U5, 3V4, 6X4
Status: Not working.
Cabinet: Good.
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G4

Year: 1950's
Maker: AWA Portable - Model 581P
Valves: 1R5, 1T4, 1S5, 3V4, 6X4
Status: Not working.
Cabinet: Good.
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G5

Year: 1952
Maker: Peter Pan Portable - Model DPS
Valves: 1R5, 1T4, 1T4, 1S5, 3V4
Status: Not working.
Cabinet: Good.
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G6

Year: 1955
Maker: Fleetwood Portable - Model 1052C
Valves: 1R5, 1T4, 1T4, 1S5, 3V4, 6V4
Status: Working.
Cabinet: Excellent.
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G7

Year: 1950's
Maker: Fleetwood Portable - Model FL6000AB
Valves: 1R5, 1T4, 1S5, 3V4
Status: Working.
Cabinet: Good.
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G9

Year: 1950's
Maker: PYE Portable - Model ?
Valves: 1R5, 1T4, 1S5, 3V4
Status: Working.
Cabinet: Good.
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G10

Year: 1951
Maker: Astor Portable - Model MM
Valves: 1R5, 1T4, 1S5, 3S4
Status: Working - but with distorted sound.
Cabinet: Excellent.
Group 8:
AC/DC sets; 32volt sets, and Car Radios
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H2

Year: 1950
Maker: Bush - Model DAC90A
Valves: UCH42, UF41, UBC41, UL41, UY41
Status: Not working.
Cabinet: Excellent.
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H3

Year: 1950's
Maker: Ecko - Model U354 (FM only)
Valves: UCC85, UF80, UF80, UABC80, UL84, UY85
Status: Working. Scratchy volume control.
Cabinet: Damaged area on top.
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I1

Year: 1950
Maker: Bland Operatic - Model "Mignon"
Valves: 6AN7, 6N8, 6N8, 6BD7, 6AQ5
Status: Not known if working. Dial cord needs fixing.
Cabinet: Excellent.
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J1

Year: 1950's
Maker: Ferris Car Radio - Model ?
Valves: 6AN7, 6N8, 6N8, 6BD7, 6V6, 6X5
Status: Not working. Dial cord needs fixing
Cabinet: Good. Needs re-painting.
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J2

Year: 1953
Maker: Ferris Car Radio - Model M94
Valves: 6AN7, 6BH5, 6BH5, 6BD7, 6BW6, 6V4
Status: Not working.
Cabinet: Good.

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