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Fall 2018 Swap Meet

September 25, 2018

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2018 Spring Swap Meet is HERE!!

March 18, 2018

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

Set up at 6:00 am. Doors open at 7:00 to public.
End time: Noon.

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 see bottom of this page)

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

It’s a new year and time for another MCVRC Spring Swap Meet!

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  Due to time restrictions imposed by our meeting-place management, we are still starting One Hour Earlier than we typically 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!

Don’t forget our Radio Contest either.  The categories this time are as follows:

 1.  “Portable” Radio – If it has a handle, it’s portable!

2.  “Open” Category – Anything radio or phonograph related.  Anything goes!

*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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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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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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Fall 2015 Swap Meet – Oct. 10

October 1, 2015

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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

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MUSIC CITY SUMMER SWAP MEET!

July 8, 2014

SATURDAY- JULY 26th

7-11 am

Outside parking lot

2040 north Mount Juliet road

Mount Juliet, TN

Location is south of division street

in parkinglot

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

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Pics from the February 23 club meeting.

March 10, 2014

February 23.

February’s topic was Paper and Ephemera.
We had quite a few presenters, and many of the items were very interesting to examine. Topics like these can provide ideas on pieces to seek out to enhance an existing collection, consider collecting something different, or just enjoy learning more about the history behind the items from a personal collection.
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