Old Spitalfields Market


A great day at Spitalfields yesterday. The sun shone and the radios got lots of compliments and admiring glances. It’s good to know that a valve radio can make itself heard over the market throng. The Blaupunkt Sultan played all day. Now that’s what we call a sound soak test.

Encouraged by the positive reaction, we’re planning on going to the Thursday Vintage market next, taking a whole stall to showcase radios from different eras.  We’ll keep you posted.

London Bound


We’re heading for Old Spitalfields Market on Saturday with a selection of vintage transistor radios and this 1959 Ultra 101.

A first generation transistor portable radio in a veneered plywood case and finished with a gold trim. Just take a look at the back …


I guess they couldn’t agree which design looked best, so they used both.  What a smart looking thing it is too.  Do you think radios might age better than people?