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2017 FALL MEET: October 14th

September 13, 2017

The Fall meet of the Music City Vintage Radio Club will be held October 14th, from 7-11:30 a.m. at the Associated Builders And Contractors building, 1604 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville Tennessee 37210.  For those readers that have never before had the opportunity to attend, it’s a lively mix of people who come together over a mutual love of “vintage radio” –that love extends from the twenties to the seventies and beyond, and from radio to earliest television, telegraph, phonographs, microphones and horn speakers–if it is early communications gear or about early communications gear, this is the place to talk and buy and swap and sell.  There will be some judging categories of radios on display, but most will be for sale–from fully restored plug and play beauties to bargains that will benefit from time and tlc to bring back from retirement.  Auction will happen before it’s all over with, too.  The no-reserve sales hold some hidden gems.

The *Best* part of it, in this writer’s opinion, is getting to see all the like minded collectors, young and old, and being able to sit down and share the enthusiasm, some tips on restoration, and the combined expertise of all the collectors, restorers and traders.   If its antique and electronic, you can bet someone there collects it, has it or wants it–or knows someone who does.

Load-in is available the night before.  More on this as I get time–I wanted to get something on the books, as I am a latecomer to the WordPress game and this Page.  Special thanks to the folks which had been supporting this page for many years for donating their time and effort to keeping this worthy endeavor alive.  To quote from an older flyer: (and I should have probably led with this first line)

FREE ADMISSION TO THE PUBLIC
Set up fee for sellers. (For fee and set up time, Call for details)
CONTACTS: Larry Chambers @ 615-355-2005 or Kelton Trammell 615-962-4310

We hope to see you there!

 

An Update From Kelton:
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to time restrictions imposed by our meeting-place management, we are going to start One Hour Earlier than we previously have (6 a.m. – Doors open for set-up). We will also abbreviate the Radio Contest to 2 categories (see below for more details). We will still hold an auction before we shut down and expect to have the meet wrapped up by noon. We apologize for any inconvenience that may cause. We are seeking potential alternative meeting locations. Should you know of a good, central location to Nashville, please speak to Larry, Bob, or Kelton. Thank you!

6 a.m. doors open for set-up / 7 a.m. meet officially begins. End time: 12 noon.

The Contest Categories will be:

1: Pre-1930: Any radio or related item produced before 1930.

2: Open Category: Any radio or related item, phonograph, speaker, advertising, etc.

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SPRING SWAP MEET

March 20, 2017

swaptable

Saturday, April 15th, 2017
8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon        Seller set-up at 7 a.m.

Indoors at the Associated Builders and Contractors Building (in back)
1604 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, TN
Free admission to browse or buy;
Sellers, $15 per table space (some tables provided, first-come basis)
For Directions to the Swap Meet  Click Here*  (located at the bottom of this page)

CONTACTS: Larry Chambers @ 615-355-2005 or Kelton Trammell 615-962-4310

It’s a new year and time for another MCVRC Spring Swap Meet!  It seems we either have an abundance of buyers or sellers, but we would like to have both.  Our increased advertisements and postings have driven more interest from the public, so now we’re reaching out to our members and sellers in the area to dust of those duplicates and raid the radio storage you have, and come on down and set up a selling table.  Who knows, you may just make a trade for that missing item in your collection!  There’s always something for everyone, and anything goes…  radios, phonographs, tubes, parts, microphones, test equipment, transmitters, military stuff; even phones and fans!  So come join us on the 15th!
For the buyers, we have a couple sellers who have recently bought out radio collections, and they are promising to bring them in.  Many pieces have been restored and there are some tube lots as well.  Don’t miss out!
Additionally, the Club would like to thank member Tom Lewis for a donation of 50+ radios and items to the Club.  These items are being sold to raise funds for the club for newsletter and venue expenses.
Don’t forget our Radio Contest either.  The categories this time are as follows:
Category 1:  Crosley vs. Detrola – ANY radio or item produced by either one of these companies.
Category 2:  Tube Portables – ANY battery operated portable radio (may also be battery & AC)
Category 3:  OPEN Category – Anything goes, radio or phonograph related… use your imagination!
*Directions to the Swap Meet:

From North of Nashville: From either Interstate 65 or Interstate 24, take Briley Parkway exit east past the Grand Old Opry house and Opry Mills Mall. This will be about 7 or 8 miles. After passing the Opry, go about a mile then turn right on Elm Hill Pike. Go about 1-1/4 miles. Associated Builders Building will be on the right. Park & enter from rear of the building.

From South of Nashville: If on Interstate 65, merge east on Interstate 40 and get off on Briley Parkway. Exit north going toward Opryland or the Grand Ole Opry. Go about a mile ’till you get off to your right on Elm Hill Pike exit, then take a left on Elm Hill Pike. Go about 1-1/4 miles. Associated Builders Building will be on your right. Park & enter from rear of the building.

Location below indicated by red star

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ARCI swap meet

March 5, 2017

ARCI (Antique Radio Club of Illinois) are having a swap meet on 4/30/17 in Carol Stream, IL.  More info at their website at:  www.antique-radios.org

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Meets

February 22, 2017

Join us this SATURDAY, 3/18/2017 at 10:30 a.m. at 705 E. Trinity Lane, in Nashville. This is just off Ellington Parkway (Trinity Lane exit). From either direction on Ellington, it’s a left turn. Watch for a bright yellow mailbox. Andy and Nathan are graciously hosting our meetings.

Note, although this is not a “swap meet”, you are more than welcome to bring some items to sell or swap, or bring something interesting for Show & Tell. We will discuss plans for the upcoming Spring Swap Meet. This is a very casual and open forum. Everyone is welcome to attend, so bring a friend!

Also, you are welcome to forward this announcement to anyone else you may know that would be interested in attending.

The planned club meetings are as follows:

March 18, 2017 (Saturday) – club meeting at Trinity Lane location, 10:30 a.m.

April 15, 2017 (Saturday) – Spring Swap Meet at Associated Builders & Contractors (1604 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville), doors open at 7 a.m., event starts at 8 a.m.

May 27, 2017 (Saturday) – club meeting at Trinity Lane location, 10:30 a.m.

June 24, 2017 (Saturday) -club meeting at Trinity Lane location, 10:30 a.m.

Summer Swap Meet and additional meeting dates To Be Announced.

October 14th, 2017 (Saturday) – Fall Swap Meet – Elm Hill Pike location/times as Spring Swap Meet above

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Fall 2016 Swap Meet

March 17, 2016

swaptable

Saturday October 15th

7:00-10:30 a.m.

LOCATION: The Associated Builders & Contractors Building (Inside)
1604 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, TN
For Directions to the Swap Meet  Click Here*  (located at the bottom of this page)

FREE ADMISSION TO THE PUBLIC

Set up fee for sellers. (For fee and set up time, Call for details)

A “Walking” auction will be held at 10:30.

Wrap up begins around Noon.

CONTACTS: Larry Chambers @ 615-355-2005 or Kelton Trammell 615-962-4310


The Formalities:  Auction transactions are solely the responsibility of the buyer and seller, cash only, and the club charges no fees whatsoever.  All items will be represented as described by their seller and the club assumes no liability for accuracy of descriptions.  Sellers reserve the right to place reserve bids on their items.  Auction details subject to change if necessary due to unforeseen circumstances.  Our main objective is to provide a positive experience for all our swap meet attendees, buyers and sellers.

*Directions to the Swap Meet:

From North of Nashville: From either Interstate 65 or Interstate 24, take Briley Parkway exit east past the Grand Old Opry house and Opry Mills Mall. This will be about 7 or 8 miles. After passing the Opry, go about a mile then turn right on Elm Hill Pike. Go about 1-1/4 miles. Associated Builders Building will be on the right. Park & enter from rear of the building.

From South of Nashville: If on Interstate 65, merge east on Interstate 40 and get off on Briley Parkway. Exit north going toward Opryland or the Grand Ole Opry. Go about a mile ’till you get off to your right on Elm Hill Pike exit, then take a left on Elm Hill Pike. Go about 1-1/4 miles. Associated Builders Building will be on your right. Park & enter from rear of the building.

Location below indicated by red star

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A few scenes from March 5 club meet

March 15, 2016
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Fall 2015 Swap Meet – Oct. 10

October 1, 2015

swaptable

Saturday, October 10th, 2015

7:00-12:00 a.m.

LOCATION: The Associated Builders & Contractors Building (Inside)
1604 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, TN
For Directions to the Swap Meet  Click Here*  (located at the bottom of this page)

FREE ADMISSION TO THE PUBLIC

Set up fee for sellers. (For fee and set up time, Call for details)

A “Walking” auction will be held at 10:30.

CONTACTS: Larry Chambers @ 615-355-2005 or Kelton Trammell 615-962-4310


The Formalities:  Auction transactions are solely the responsibility of the buyer and seller, cash only, and the club charges no fees whatsoever.  All items will be represented as described by their seller and the club assumes no liability for accuracy of descriptions.  Sellers reserve the right to place reserve bids on their items.  Auction details subject to change if necessary due to unforeseen circumstances.  Our main objective is to provide a positive experience for all our swap meet attendees, buyers and sellers.

*Directions to the Swap Meet:

From North of Nashville: From either Interstate 65 or Interstate 24, take Briley Parkway exit east past the Grand Old Opry house and Opry Mills Mall. This will be about 7 or 8 miles. After passing the Opry, go about a mile then turn right on Elm Hill Pike. Go about 1-1/4 miles. Associated Builders Building will be on the right. Park & enter from rear of the building.

From South of Nashville: If on Interstate 65, merge east on Interstate 40 and get off on Briley Parkway. Exit north going toward Opryland or the Grand Ole Opry. Go about a mile ’till you get off to your right on Elm Hill Pike exit, then take a left on Elm Hill Pike. Go about 1-1/4 miles. Associated Builders Building will be on your right. Park & enter from rear of the building.

Location below indicated by red star