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Our next show is  July 7-9, 2016 at the Kalamazoo Expo Center in Kalamazoo.  Seller spaces available for this show,  click on EVENTS and select Extravaganza for info.  General admission is still just $5 per day for the flea market, anyone can attend!  Flea Market opens 8am Friday  and Saturday mornings, runs to about 4pm Fri and about 2pm Sat.

 To attend the AUCTION, SEMINARS, SOCIAL EVENT or be a seller, you must REGISTER for this show.  Click EVENTS button.
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Thanks to everyone for coming to our January 2016 show in Farmington!  What a great turnout, and what a great time.   We had 520 attendance, a nice increase, with  over 100 seller tables rented.  The show was busy all day and the “Bargain Auction” was a record high dollar for this event.Farmington Expo d

Here, a  typical sellers table shows a variety of items from test gear to wood and plastic radios.Farmington Expo h

 Long time MARC member”Mr. Detrola”  and wife Bonnie have a chat near the end of the show.  Dennis is an expert on the Detrola Radio brand from 1931-1948 and is a very knowledgeable servicer who always has hints for “newbies”.

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 A Mickey Mouse kiddie phono from about 1970.
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A 1936 RCA console with tuning eye above the dial will offer high fidelity sound and be an attractive addition to someone’s den, office or living room.

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A pair of 1958 era AM-FM Zenith table radios, one beige, one grey.

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Welcome to the Michigan Antique Radio Club, or MARC. MARC was officially founded October 19, 1985 at the Dillon Inn (now the Hampton Inn) in Lansing, Michigan. In the years since its founding of the club, our membership has grown to over 500. While most MARC members live within the Great Lakes region of the U.S. the organization also is represented throughout this country as well as Canada, Europe and Australia.

photo by Steve Enzer

photo by Steve Enzer

 

WHAT WE DO….

The organization holds two annual  events.   Each event offers free appraisals of any vintage electronics type items brought in, much like the famous “Roadshow”  seen on TV.    At each show you will find vintage radios, TV, vintage calculating/computing gear,  vintage audio stuff , test equipment,  records,  record players,  parts, tubes and related vintage electronics items, all for sale by owners.  Some are restored gems, others are “as-is” bargains.  You can actually buy most “as-is” vintage table radios for under $50. Some highly priced gems can sell for over $2000.  At our “Main Auction” in 2011 we had one of the most desired “Art Deco”  radios sell for $34,600 !  It was found in a barn !    We never know what will show up !

Here is an overview of the Vintage Electronics events:

 

SUMMER- Kalamazoo, MI.  Our largest show (and the first ALL INDOOR  multi-day vintage electronics event of this type in the USA) is moving from our long time Lansing location to Kalamazoo Expo Center, located at the Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds.    It is usually the second full weekend after the 4th of July holiday  (2016- July 7-9).  This show features a “Main Auction”,  seminars, and a Bargain Auction at the end of the event.  Sellers and buyers come from all over the USA.   The club encourages the general public to attend… the admission is just $5 per day.  Thursday July 7 is a set up day only, the flea market opens FRIDAY morning at 7:30am.    The club encourages folks to bring in items for appraisal, repair or parts info, or to donate to the club.  Bring clear pictures if the item(s) are too large to move.   Best to contact us first if you have a collection of items you wish to sell or donate to the club.

WINTER- Farmington Hills, MI….  will be held in January of 2017 at the Costick Activities Center 28600 Eleven Mile Rd.  Approx 100 tables of sellers.   Hours are usually 8am-2pm at this show.

For more info on any of the MARC events,  call 734-20-RADIO (207-2346) or email moppat@comcast.net.

 

MARC also publishes The Michigan Antique Radio Chronicle, which is included with membership.  Membership is currently $25 per year.

extravaganza1This picture shows the Lansing “Extravaganza” event from back around 1990 when we had a small tent !  This event grew for many years and will now be ALL INDOORS at the Kalamazoo Expo Center in 2016.