So far, birthday week has been rather yielding...here's the latest one that HP surprised me with yesterday (via saying "I won you a radio on e-bay"). It's an AWA Radiola value radio, in deep pink bakelite! Oooh!
[The pic is from the e-bay listing, better ones when it's home.]
I love old valve radios, and have ever since I used to live in Windsor and walk past Resurrection Radio every day (are they still there in Chapel St?*) and see all the Art Deco beauty. We've got a large 40's radio/record player unit in the lounge room, and I also have an old radio case that was in mum and dad's house when they moved in, so I think I've already got a collection without even trying. And unlike the portable typewriters, I'm not even going to try and stop myself with these. Just looking at the pics on e-bay makes my mouth water.
* just googled, they're now in Ashburton.
16 hours ago