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Electronics - General

Vintage electronics have become an area of interest to collectors in recent years. Some collectors enjoy finding electronic devices that they used when the devices were new. Others take an interest in the design and construction of vintage electronic devices. Of particular interest to modern collectors are electronics with manufacture dates that range from the '50s to the '80s.

Many types of vintage electronics are of interest to collectors, including vintage radios, stereos, television sets, telephones, calculators, computers, and video games, to name a few. Collectors take interest in these items because many of the devices were constructed using quality parts and designs that could be repaired if the devices malfunctioned. Because of this, many vintage electronic devices still work today or can be restored to working condition.

To be of any value, a vintage electronic device must be in good working condition. A device with all of its original parts will be worth more than one that has been repaired or restored with newer parts. To achieve the highest values, vintage electronic devices should also have retained their original appearance with no to minimal wear.


Quick Facts

  • The HP-01, Hewlett Packard's first calculator watch, was introduced in 1977. Today, a complete watch in mint condition with an original box can sell for more than $3,000
  • The Phillips square-tape N1500 VCR was first sold in the U.K. and Europe in 1972. It was the first VCR that was practical for home use. Today, a Phillips N1500 in excellent condition sells for about $320
  • Gamma Attack, a video game originally produced in 1983 for the Atari 2600 game system, is considered to be the rarest and most valuable video game in existence. The game is currently valued at $20,000 to $50,000

Recommended Items at Auction

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5FT SHREDDER
Feb 29, 12:00 PM CST
5FT SHREDDER
by McCurley Auction Company
Est: $0- $0
$479 Bids
McIntosh MX121 AV Home Theater Control Center
Feb 28, 12:00 PM EST
McIntosh MX121 AV Home Theater Control Center
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$5509 Bids
A Solar Panel & Charger marked GoLabs
Feb 27, 6:00 PM AEDT
A Solar Panel & Charger marked GoLabs
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD808 Bids
Marshall Bluetooth Speaker 6 1/2 x 10 1/4 x 6 in. (16.5 x 26 x 15.2 cm.)
Feb 29, 6:00 PM EST
Marshall Bluetooth Speaker 6 1/2 x 10 1/4 x 6 in. (16.5 x 26 x 15.2 cm.)
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$556 Bids
Bowers & Wilkins B&W HTM2 D3 Stereo Audio Speaker
Feb 28, 12:00 PM EST
Bowers & Wilkins B&W HTM2 D3 Stereo Audio Speaker
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$2505 Bids
(2) Bose 501 Series Speakers 32 in. (81.3 cm.)
Feb 29, 6:00 PM EST
(2) Bose 501 Series Speakers 32 in. (81.3 cm.)
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$185 Bids
HYPERX MICROPHONE W/FILTER
Feb 29, 12:00 PM CST
HYPERX MICROPHONE W/FILTER
by McCurley Auction Company
Est: $0- $0
$85 Bids
Vintage Stereo Sound System 19” X 40” X 16”
Feb 26, 6:00 PM EST
Vintage Stereo Sound System 19” X 40” X 16”
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$165 Bids
Gold Tone Star
Feb 26, 6:00 PM EST
Gold Tone Star
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$54 Bids
Carver AL-III Plus High End Stereo Audio Speakers
Feb 28, 12:00 PM EST
Carver AL-III Plus High End Stereo Audio Speakers
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$753 Bids
Wilson Audio WATT Puppy Series 6 Cabinet Speakers
Feb 28, 12:00 PM EST
Wilson Audio WATT Puppy Series 6 Cabinet Speakers
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$2253 Bids
SEEBURG WALLBOX AND SPEAKERS
Feb 26, 6:00 PM PST
SEEBURG WALLBOX AND SPEAKERS
by O'Gallerie
Est: $250- $350
$1703 Bids
Two 4 AH Batteries & Charger marked Xfinity in sealed boxes
Feb 27, 6:00 PM AEDT
Two 4 AH Batteries & Charger marked Xfinity in sealed boxes
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD353 Bids
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Vintage Asahi Pentax Spotmeter V
Feb 29, 12:00 PM EST
Vintage Asahi Pentax Spotmeter V
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $80- $200
$153 Bids
uniden bearcat scanner bc 550a police, fire,++
Feb 25, 6:30 PM EST
uniden bearcat scanner bc 550a police, fire,++
by A KLEINS AUCTION GALLERY LLC
Est: $30- $150
$253 Bids
SAMSUNG PRO CM1929A 1850 W
Feb 29, 10:30 AM CET
SAMSUNG PRO CM1929A 1850 W
by Accademia Fine Art
Est: €400- €800
€102 Bids
Focal Cobalt 816 Floorstanding Speakers
Mar 02, 10:00 AM MST
Focal Cobalt 816 Floorstanding Speakers
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$152 Bids
Mid Century Modern Zenith Circle Of Sound Stereo
Mar 02, 10:00 AM MST
Mid Century Modern Zenith Circle Of Sound Stereo
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$252 Bids
NIB Onkyo Home Entertainment System LOT 696
Feb 25, 5:00 PM EST
NIB Onkyo Home Entertainment System LOT 696
by Jones Auction House LLC
Est: $0- $0
$62 Bids
McCulloch EM300S 3HP Electric Chainsaw
Feb 25, 9:00 AM MST
McCulloch EM300S 3HP Electric Chainsaw
by R & R Auction INC
Est: $0- $0
$152 Bids
Charbroil 2 Burner Grill
Feb 25, 9:00 AM MST
Charbroil 2 Burner Grill
by R & R Auction INC
Est: $0- $0
$152 Bids
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Vintage Bell & Howell AF80 Still Image Slide Projector
Feb 29, 12:00 PM EST
Vintage Bell & Howell AF80 Still Image Slide Projector
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$101 Bid

Sellers Who Sell Electronics - General


Accademia Fine Art

Accademia Fine Art

R & R Auction INC

R & R Auction INC

EJ'S Auction & Appraisal

EJ'S Auction & Appraisal

Weatherham Estate Treasures

Weatherham Estate Treasures