We are Jeff and Trish Webster, owners and proprietors of Vintage Tunes Collectable Radios and Antique Electronics. We collect, repair, refurbish and restore tube radios, tube amps, some collectable transistor radios, "quack" medical devices, Antique Telephones and Telegraphs and just about any Antique that strikes our fancy.
This site is maintained by me, Jeff. I am the technician and restorer. I interned with a master cabinet and furniture maker and learned many "tricks of the trade" including antique wood finishes and restoration of antique furniture. This was my profession at one time and I have been restoring and refinishing wood and Antique wooden objects for over 30 years. My passion now is the restoration, both electronic and aesthetic of tube radios and antique electronic devices. I have quite a collection of radios both domestic and foreign for sale.
Trish is an accomplished artist
and has done many types of artistic endeavors. She
replicates Medieval manuscripts and is an above average
scribe, calligrapher and illuminator. She also paints
rocks. Not just any rocks. She makes ordinary rocks
extraordinary by making them into exquisite little houses.
First she lovingly hand picks rocks for their original
shape and beauty. Then she cleans them thoroughly and
builds up rooflines, eaves and window awnings. Then she
paints them making them into quaint little village homes.
Some are modest little village huts with thatched roofs
while others are intricately painted Victorian homes with
balconies and multiple levels. She even painted and entire
Main Street of buildings once complete with church, drug
store and others, all made
out of ordinary rocks. Some say that she paints in the
style of Thomas Kinkade. For this she is very flattered
but is quick to point out that she has her own style and
does not attempt to align herself with the master "painter
of light" or copy his style or artistry in any way. Please click
on her Rocks page or her
Manuscripts page to see some of her work.
Things We sell, Things I repair :
We mostly sell collectable radios (tube) and electronics such as quack medical devices, tube intercoms, tube amps, and Antiques of all shapes and sizes including telephones,
Tesla coils and telegraphs. I take these items in for repair from customers and clients as well. We consign as well. I also have a rather extensive collection of both already restored and awaiting restoration items as well. I have literally hundreds of radios and other electronic items in my personal collection as well as in stock awaiting restoration. Domestic or Foreign radios, I have them all. I have dozens of English, French, Australian, New Zealand, Belgian,
German and Czechoslovakian radios as well as most all the popular, and the less popular radios of American and Canadian origin.
Things I buy:
Pretty much the things that I buy are the same things as I sell. I am interested in Antiques including radios, amps and anything that seems collectable, out of the ordinary or interesting to me.
Things I collect:
I have such an eclectic taste in collecting it often times amazes even me. I really don't think anything is out of the question; just some things are more desirable than others.
Interests and hobbies:
Tube radios, Art Deco (anything), Antiques, Telephones, Hot Rod stuff, Underdog memorabilia, Tesla items including
Tesla Coils, Van de Graaf generators, and the list goes on and on.
I am also interested in the vintage
Air Race Planes of the
1930's especially the wonderful and unusual
Gee Bee Racer.
Vintage Tunes repairs, renovates and restores Antique and Collectable Tube Radios. We also do restoration on antique electronic devices including telephones. Our forte' is wood restoration be it Radios, Furniture, cabinets, etc. Bakelite is another interest and we have had very good luck in the past with the restoration of Bakelite items, although it is much more difficult, at times than wood. As mentioned above I have hundreds of collectable radios and antique electronics. Some are already restored and ready to sell, some are awaiting restoration and some are for parts only as they are beyond even my expertise. However if you want a particular radio or phonograph, I may have it or know how to get one for you. Just let me know.
That being said....I would love
to work on your antique, collectable or family heirloom
radio or electronic device, however:
do have a full time job that pays the bills and feeds
the family. I work on antiques and collectable
electronics as a hobby and as such, I cannot promise a
fast turn around on all things that I take in for repair
or restoration. Some items may take
a couple of weeks, some things may take a couple of
months. Rarely can I or will I complete your rebuild or
restoration in a week. Rarer yet can I or will I
complete your rebuild or restoration in more than a
couple of months. However it may take some time
depending on my work schedule, what I have in front of
your work on my scheduling docket and the extent of the
work needed to repair or restore your particular
item. By all means contact me and we can come to some
reasonable compromise as to a time frame and price. I
can keep my prices affordable because I have little
overhead and I do not do this as a means of income. The
prices I charge reflect the actual costs of the
materials used plus a little for my time.
We prefer PayPal but will accept any form of payment be it Money order, check or barter (if pre-approved) Any form of credit card must be processed through PayPal
We ship immediately (well, within reason) of receipt of
payment. Usually within 48 hours of payment unless of
course we have to manufacture what you are buying (i.e.
battery eliminators, etc.)
Returns are gladly accepted if it has been found that we have misrepresented the item or it arrives and is not as described. Please contact us if you are not satisfied with our services or your purchase. We strive to excellence and we want to have a goal of :
'not one dissatisfied customer'
Feel free to contact us at:
VintageTunesRadios@gmail.com and we can discuss anything that you are interested in. For quotes on repairs (including shipping information) I need to know a few vital issues with your radio or if you are interested in buying one. Please email me and I will send you a set of instructions as to what I need to know to make this transaction run as smooth as possible. See our Restorations page for hints on what to do (and not to do) with your antique or collectable radio or electronic device,
as well as some of the services that we provide.