Next Event: VINTAGE ELECTRONICS EXTRAVAGANZA in Kalamazoo, July 9-11, 2015. Click here for more info!
NOTE : The flea market opens at 7:30am Friday July 10. No selling is allowed on Thursday. Flea market is open Saturday starting at 7:30am as well. Seminars and auctions- click here for more info.
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.
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:
WINTER- Farmington Hills, MI…. will be held January 16 2016 at the Costick Activities Center 28600 Eleven Mile Rd. Approx 100 tables of sellers. Hours are usually 8am-2pm at this show. Plan now to attend !
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 (2015- July 9-11). 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 9 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.
For more info on any of the MARC events, call 734-20-RADIO (207-2346) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MARC also publishes The Michigan Antique Radio Chronicle, which is included with membership. Membership is currently $25 per year.
This 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 2015.