• 28Jan

    This vintage Golden Eagle mic by Astatic brought over $300 at Auction Bay!

    Auction Bay has recently had the pleasure of selling the largest run of vintage radios and radio parts & accessories that we’ve ever seen, and it’s still going!  Thanks to a few consignors, we’ve had all manner of classic radio items, and this is just one example of the big sales from the collection.  This microphone sold for a great price, and it’s easy to see why!

    This item is the Golden Eagle model D104 mic made by Astatic, in great condition.  Its gold coloration puts a great look on a classic microphone style, and makes it highly collectible and very desirable among the radio enthusiasts out there.  It can work for HAM radio operators, CB drivers, and even modern radio broadcasters, and will give an unmatched style to each venue!  This one even had its manuals intact, so the bidders weren’t shy!  We started the bidding at the standard auction price of $24.99, because we knew it would climb without a problem.  Sure enough, it got 22 bids and sold at $318.13!

    If you’re a collector of old radio items, make sure to check our other items for more great old radios!  Or if you’ve got a collection of your own, we can certainly help you sell it!

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  • 11Jan

    Antique toys usually have a good chance to sell on eBay, especially if they are in great condition with their original box.  Tin lithograph toys are fairly common, but can still be highly sought-after, especially if their designs are still clear and bright.  This was particularly the case with this auction.

    This tin litho toy robot sold BIG on eBay!

    This tin litho toy robot sold BIG on eBay!

    A new consignor brought some old toys from his childhood into Auction Bay, with no idea whether or not they had value.  One item in particular caught our eye, and sure enough, the Golden Gear Robot by Frankonia proved to be a real winner.  Dating back to the 1950s, this was not an uncommon toy, but the fact that this one survived the decades in almost pristine condition, with its original box intact made it a rarity today!

    This robot had been bid up to an impressive $389, which is where it stayed for most of the week that it ran.  But it wasn’t until the last day that the bids jumped.  More specifically, the last 12 seconds.  During those crucial moments, this robot was bid upon 6 times, by enthusiastic bidders from 5 different countries!  It sold for a whopping $927.00 and now resides overseas in a collection in Germany.

    In an economy where people are tightly holding on to their money, preparing for more tough times, we were elated to see this robot sell so well.  It goes to show you that there are still collectors out there with the money to spend, and a sought-after piece can bring a healthy price, especially since we cater to a world-wide bidding audience!

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