Estes auction exceeds expectations

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BURBANK, Ohio – Auctioneer Richard Estes, owner of Estes Auctions in Medina, Ohio, conducted a sale for the estate of the late Dr. Ralph Thorn of Long Island, N.Y., on May 18 at the Expo Auction Center in Burbank, Ohio.

Collectors from all over the United States and Europe put the sale well over presale estimates. Some of the top-selling items included:

Marconi 106-B for $26,000; Marconi 106-C for $22,000; Grebe CR-10 at $17,000; Adams Morgan 2-5-U for $5,700; Wireless Specialty 1P-501 for $22,000; Wireless Specialty 1P-500 for $11,000; Westinghouse Rebroadcast for $5,000;

Radiola VII for $3,300; Radiola Special for $3,300; Nesco CN-240 for $7,500; Kennedy III for $3,200; Grebe CR-2 for $4,700; Doolittle 6 Tube for $3,700; Grebe Book for $3,300; and a DeForest OT3 for $5,500.

This was the third highest total for a radio auction worldwide.

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