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Old 6th Oct 2019, 9:06 pm   #1
ElectronRoger
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Default Kolster-Brandes Model FR10. Value?

I have a KB Model FR10 in full working order and in great condition. Even have the Instruction Book as well.

Does anyone know how much it's worth please?

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Old 6th Oct 2019, 10:33 pm   #2
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Default Re: Kolster-Brandes Model FR10. Value?

Not a lot I am sorry to say.
If it really is in "exceptional" condition (no distinguishable marks) then it may fetch from 35 to 50. Other wise if it has (in ebay speak) "normal wear commensurate with age" ie; looks like it has been kicked about a few times in the back of a van then it is probably worth 10 to 20.
This is an example of what I would describe as in the middle as just "good" condition, and possibly worth about 20 to 30. http://www.kbmuseum.org.uk/kb_images/KB_FR10.jpg
Depending on the month, weather, number of bidders, oh and of course if postage is offered.

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Old 9th Oct 2019, 10:56 am   #3
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Default Re: Kolster-Brandes Model FR10. Value?

Mike,

Thanks for taking the time to reply. It's a shame about the radio as it is in very good condition. As you say though it's very bulky so selling it is probably unrealistic due to the postage. A skip at the recycling centre seems such a lousy way to go but there we are.

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Old 9th Oct 2019, 1:21 pm   #4
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Default Re: Kolster-Brandes Model FR10. Value?

Hello Roger,

Yes, that would be a pity. Postage is always best avoided with larger valve table models like this one, especially when there's a big glass tuning dial that very readily gets smashed unless extreme care is taken in the packaging. Why not offer it here, at a realistic fixed price or for free if you're feeling generous - there's very likely to be a local member who would collect - or if you'd rather on eBay to see if there's any interest, collection only?

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Old 9th Oct 2019, 7:18 pm   #5
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Default Re: Kolster-Brandes Model FR10. Value?

Totally agree with Paul - please don't throw the FR10 in a skip!

Make an offer on here as I'm sure there must be a Forum member in your locality willing to take it off your hands.

There is a general misconception about the retail value of Vintage Valve Radios and I'm in no doubt that most of us do this stuff as a hobby with no regard whatsoever to any resale or profit.

This Forum has helped save countless radios, TVs, record players etc. from the skip - long may it continue.
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