It All Sounds

Thursday, 05 April, 2018 - Modified on Thursday, 05 April, 2018 at 10:22 am

It All Sounds

Manufactures are also seeing the need to reintroduce this equipment, at quite a price, and vinyl records to play on them. This is quite likely the reason why the vintage market has picked up at quite a rate. Forcing prices higher and higher at auction. At one of our  recent auctions a Garrard 401 (pictured above) raised nearly £800 for a Deceased Estate and from the same House Clearance our team uncovered a H.W.Leak 12.1 Mono Block Valve Amplifier( Pictured Right) buried in the back of the Garage of the same Property. This attained the heady price of £2200 after buyers Premium.


It isnt just Component (seperates) or early to mid 20th century HIFi equipment that are attaining good prices. High quality equitpment such as the 1990s Bang and Olufsen Overture with speakers and Beogram 3300 turntable with speakers ( Pictured Right) sold very well also in our Collectors Sale attaining over £600 for the two lots . Our recent General Sales offered an unnamed Valve Amplifier for £300, a group of Sony HiFi equipment reached £310, a Monarch Valve Gramaphone got to over £100 and  2 distressed Dynatron Radiograms  made over £50. So it isnt just the rare and expensive that can be consigned to Auction, we cater for all tastes and pockets

The Same To Me…….

The Popularity of vintage HiFi and Audio equipment is growing at quite a rate. Collectors are leaning back towards the warmer tones of Valve Amplifiers and good quality Turntables from an age gone by. Although the ease of access to music has come at the click of a button the sound quality, for some, doesn’t lend to some types of music. Hence the retrospective step into warmer tones of the Valve amp, Vintage Speakers and turntables root to audio heaven

It isn’t just amplifiers and turntables  either, a set of ex BBC Audiomaster Monitor speakers(Pictured left) along with a Goldring Lenco Turntable and other lesser quality HiFi  equipment  attained over £3300 after fees. The purchaser , on collection left most of the lot to be resold on behalf of a charity of our choice. These items were uncovered in a dusty attic at another of our House Clearances where they had been stored for decades, unused and forgotten.


These are only a few of instances of the higher value items from only one Auction along with other equipment  including Bose, Dynatron, Bowers and Wilkins, Dansette,etc discovered in a few of our Valuation Days at our Fradley Saleroom , Sutton Coldfield and Stafford . So if you have some vintage Audio equipment shuffle away in a dusty corner, unloved and unused bring it along to one of our Valuation days you maybe sitting on a small fortune or just a meal out for family and friends. You Never Know

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