quote:Originally posted by autocrat
$1250 was a ton of money in 1966!
Zenith built fine, high quality electronics for decades; some of the best transistor radios from the 50's and 60's were Zeniths, and most are familiar with the all-band Trans-Oceanic portables.
The cabinet style of yours is important to worth, as Craig stated. If your console is contemporary (mid-century modern, danish modern) then it will have interest. Period cabinetry such as colonial will find much less interest. Put it on craigslist to see if there is any takers. Post a picture if you can.
I refinished a '64 RCA console, danish modern, that sits in our foyer. It's half "solid state" (amp) and half tube (tuner), and the amp only works on one track. The cabinet was sun faded, but in good shape, and I paid around $300.00 for it in an antique shop. I completely sanded the cabinet down to bare wood, carefully, because it's just veneer, and sprayed it to the original walnut finish. It's a beautiful piece of furniture.