**STUNNING** 1940's VINTAGE Art Deco ASTOR WIDOWS PEAK 'GS' Bakelite Valve Radio

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Seller: machineage_artdeco (1,242) 100%, Location: NSW, Ships to: AU, Item: 223231370137 STUNNING 1949 VINTAGE ART DECO ASTOR WIDOW'S PEAK SWIRLED WALNUT BAKELITE VALVE RADIO MODEL GS WITH XMAS JUST AROUND THE CORNER....THIS WILL MAKE THE ULTIMATE GIFT FOR THAT SPECIAL SOMEONE! DESCRIPTION AMAZING & STYLISH...IS THIS SUPER COLLECTABLE VINTAGE ART DECO 1949 ASTOR WIDOWS BAKELITE VALVE RADIO FROM THE TRANSITION STAGE OF 1940'S ART DECO ERA TO THE 1950'S RETRO PERIOD ! STUNNING & ORIGINAL USED WORKING CONDITION...TOTALLY RESTORED INSIDE & OUT...READY TO PLAY & ENJOY! IF YOU WANT THE ABSOLUTE VERY BEST AVAILABLE THEN THIS IS THE ONE FOR YOU...THERE ARE NO CHIPS...NO CRACKS...NO REPAIRS AND NO DAMAGE OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER! IN 1949 ASTOR RELEASED TO THE PUBLIC A COUPLE OF VERY UNUSUAL YET SPECTACULAR RADIOS...ONE BEEN THE IMPOSING 'HARBOUR BRIDGE' MODEL JN AND THE OTHER WAS THE ALMIGHTY...YET MUCH SMALLER WIDOWS PEAK GS MANTEL SET...WHICH WAS GIVEN THIS NICKNAME BECAUSE OF ITS CREEPY SHAPE & THE PEAK CRESTING OVER THE TOP CENTRE ALMOST MIMICKING THAT OF AN OCEAN WAVE FORMING INTO A BARREL!INCREDIBLE...ORIGINAL EXAMPLE OF THIS EVER POPULAR 1940's ART DECO MODEL...SPARKLING RICHLY DETAILED WALNUT BROWN BAKELITE CASE WITH MOTTLED SWIRLS...ORIGINAL MATCHING BROWN BAKELITE CONTROL KNOBS! NO RADIO COLLECTION WOULD BE COMPLETE WITHOUT ONE OF THESE FABULOUS & IMPRESSIVE SETS! A TRULY STUNNING MODEL 'GS' IS A HARD SET TO LOCATE AS MOST HAVE NOT SURVIVED IN GOOD ORDER AT ALL! THE BAKELITE BACK PANEL'S WILL EITHER BE MISSING OR CRACKED OR BROKEN. THE DIAL GLASS MAY BE DESTROYED...CRACKS IN THE CABINET...MISSING KNOBS...OR SIMPLY TOTALLY NEGLECTED! DISTINCTIVE...MODERNISTIC DESIGN WITH LOVELY CURVED ROUNDED TOP PANELS AND LARGE OVER-SIZED OPEN FRONT...DRAPED WITH A CONTRASTING PASTEL ORANGE DIAMOND PATTERN SPEAKER CLOTH TRIM. COMPLETING THE PICTURE IS A GORGEOUS SCROLLED BAKELITE PANEL ABOVE THE NSW DIAL GLASS WITH THE FAMOUS TRANSPARENT & GOLD ASTOR SWAN BADGE ! VIBRANT WHITE, BROWN & CREAM DIAL GLASS WITH NO WEAR OR FADING TO THE STATION ID'S. MEASURING...A MODERATE 29.5CM WIDE...18CM HIGH...19CM DEEP...THIS MOUTH WATERING SHOW STOPPER HAS BEEN PROFESSIONALLY RESTORED INSIDE & OUT. AFTER BEEN TOTALLY STRIPPED DOWN... THE CABINET WAS BEEN CLEANED BOTH INSIDE & OUT THEN CAREFULLY DETAILED & POLISHED GIVING IT A MIRROR LIKE SHINE THAT SIMPLY SPARKLES! THE RADIO CHASSIS HAS BEEN OVERHAULED & SERVICED & FITTED WITH A NEW VINTAGE STYLE 3-FLEX POWER CORD THAT IS EARTHED FOR SAFE PLAYING AND WILL SERVE YOU WELL FOR MANY YEARS TO COME! WORKING CONDITION...THE RADIO IS IN EXCELLENT WORKING CONDITION...BEFORE LISTING I TURNED THE RADIO ON AND WAITED FOR THE USUAL 20-30 SEC WARM UP PERIOD. ALL OF THE VALVES TURNED ON & THE TWIN DIAL LAMPS LIT UP. I WAS ABLE TO TUNE IT INTO SEVERAL RADIO STATIONS WITH ONLY A FAIRLY SHORT AERIAL WIRE HOWEVER THIS MAY VARY DEPENDING ON YOUR LOCATION. IT PERFORMS ABSOLUTELY PERFECTLY WITH FANTASTIC VOLUME & RECEPTION! ALTHOUGH IN PERFECT WORKING ORDER...BY PURCHASING THIS RADIO YOU AGREE TO HAVING IT TESTED BY AN ELECTRONICS EXPERT BEFORE PLUGGING IT IN AND SWITCHING IT ON. COSMETIC CONDITION...THIS STUNNING ASTOR WIDOWS PEAK IS IN EXCELLENT USED WORKING CONDITION. IT HAS ITS ORIGINAL PRISTINE NSW DIAL SCALE...ORIGINAL MOTTLED BROWN BAKELITE CONTROL KNOBS...ORIGINAL BLEMISH FREE BAKELITE BACK PANEL...ORIGINAL ASTOR SWAN BADGE...ORIGINAL RECTANGULAR WASHERS & SCREWS SPECIFIC TO MOUNTING THE CHASSIS TO THE CASE! THE CABINET HAS BEEN PROFESSIONALLY CLEANED & POLISHED INSIDE GIVING IT A STUNNING GLOSSY LUSTER MIRROR LIKE SHINE! OVERALL...AN ABSOLUTELY STUNNING EXAMPLE OF THIS EXTREMELY COLLECTABLE VINTAGE AUSTRALIAN MADE BAKELITE RADIO! IT IS IN FANTASTIC WORKING CONDITION AND AESTHETICALLY IT IS ALL PURE CLASS AND ARTISTICALLY A WORK OF ART! IT WOULD BE IDEAL TO DISPLAY THIS MAGNIFICENT RADIO AS A STAND ALONE PIECE IN YOUR FAVORITE LIVING ROOM SO YOU CAN VIEW IT FROM ALL ANGLES IN ALL ITS GLORY! YOU WILL BE HARD PRESSED TO FIND ONE ANY BETTER SO TO AVOID ANY DISAPPOINTMENTS MAKE SURE THAT YOU DON'T MISS OUT! TERMS & CONDITIONS...YOUR RADIO WILL ARRIVE SAFELY AS WE USE LARGE CARTONS & TAKE PRIDE IN OUR PACKING! REGISTERED & INSURED POST WILL BE CALCULATED AT $10.80 {NSW} & $13.85 FOR ALL OTHER STATES + $2.95 FOR A SIGNATURE REQUIRED LABEL+ $1.50 INSURANCE COVER FOR EVERY $100 OF FINAL SALES VALUE+ BETWEEN $1.35c {NSW} & UP TO $6.45 {North West W.A} FOR EVERY KILO OF TOTAL PARCEL WEIGHT {ESTIMATE 8-9 KG PACKED} + UP TO $9.00 FOR NEW PACKING FOAM & MATERIALS IF RECYCLED MATERIALS ARE UNAVAILABLE. PLEASE EMAIL US BEFORE BIDING IF YOUR FEEDBACK RATING IS 10 OR LESS OTHERWISE IT MAY BE RETRACTED. WE DESCRIBE OUR ITEMS TO THE BEST OF OUR KNOWLEDGE AND IF IN DOUBT PLEASE ASK ANY QUESTIONS BEFORE BIDING. ALL SALES ARE FINAL & NO REFUNDS WILL BE OFFERED UNLESS THE ITEM IS NOT AS DESCRIBED IN WHICH CASE A FULL REFUND WILL BE ISSUED AS SOON AS THE ITEM IS RETURNED TO US IN ITS ORIGINAL PACKAGING AND IN THE SAME CONDITION THAT WE POSTED IT TO YOU IN! THE PURCHASER MUST CONTACT US WITHIN 48 HOURS OF SIGNING FOR THEIR ITEM IF THERE ARE ANY SUCH DISPUTES. WE WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE THAT MAY OCCUR TO ANY OF OUR ITEMS BY AUSTRALIA POST HOWEVER YOU CAN REST ASSURE WE WILL PACK YOUR ITEM WITH THE SAME LOVING CARE THAT WE WOULD EXPECT TO RECEIVE OURS IN! OUR RADIO IS NOT A BRAND NEW ITEM & WILL BE SOLD AS IS BECAUSE OF ITS VINTAGE NATURE AND WE CANNOT GUARANTEE ITS CONTINUED WORKING OPERATION. OUR GUARANTEE TO YOU THOUGH IS THAT WE PRIDE OURSELVES WITH HONESTY & INTEGRITY. WE MAY NOT CLAIM TO BE EXPERTS BUT WE DO HOWEVER CHECK THE CONDITION OF EVERY ITEM THOROUGHLY. WE ARE MORE THAN HAPPY TO ADDRESS ANY CONCERNS THAT YOU MAY EXPERIENCE ONCE YOU RECEIVE YOUR ITEM. THERE ARE NO GUARANTEES THAT QUESTIONS WILL BE REPLIED TO IF SENT INSIDE OF 24 HOURS OF AUCTION ENDING. PLEASE CHECK OUR POSITIVE COMMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN LEFT AS SELLERS! PACKING WILL BE TO A HIGH STANDARD SO YOU KNOW THAT IT WILL ARRIVE SAFELY. PLEASE SEND US A MESSAGE WHEN YOU HAVE RECEIVED YOUR ITEM AND ANY PROBLEMS...CONCERNS OR COMPLIMENTS YOU MAY HAVE. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE A FEEDBACK OR ANY STAR RATING UNTIL YOU FEEL 100% AND COMPLETELY SATISFIED WITH YOUR TRANSACTION. IF YOU ARE AT ALL DISSATISFIED WITH ANY ASPECT OF YOUR PURCHASE PLEASE CONTACT US BEFORE LEAVING YOUR FEEDBACK OR STAR RATING...WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE A CHANCE TO RECTIFY ANY PROBLEMS YOU MAY HAVE AND WOULD ALSO LOVE TO IN THE END...EXCHANGE POSITIVE FEEDBACK'S! PLEASE MAKE CONTACT WITHIN 24 HOURS & FORWARD PAYMENT IN FULL WITHIN 3 DAYS FROM AUCTION ENDING UNLESS PREVIOUSLY AGREED UPON...THESE ARE STRICT TERMS...NO EXCEPTIONS! OUR PREFERRED METHOD OF PAYMENT IS VIA BANK DEPOSIT OR CASH ON PICK UP....ALTHOUGH PAYPAL IS WELCOME TOO! THANK YOU FOR LOOKING AT OUR LISTING! Condition: Used, Modified Item: No, Brand: ASTOR RADIO CORPORATION MELBOURNE, Era: 1940s, MPN: GS

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