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Postwar American Television

Surviving Rare Postwar TV Sets

In this database we hoped to show the number of surviving examples of the rarest postwar sets. Our criteria for sets in this list is that they have a value of at least $500 to $1000. However, it proved to be too time consuming to keep the database up to date, so we are no longer updating it. The numbers below might be a relative indicator of how rare a particular set is, but don't reflect the number that have survived.

Manufacturer

Model Number  Verified
Andrea C-VK12 1
  T-VJ12 2
Automatic 7" table model with magnifier 4
  TV-709, TV-710 4
  TV-712 1
Belmont 21A21 4
Crosley Swing-A-View 4
DuMont Manchu 2
  RA-101 Custom 2
  RA-101 Westminster 6
  RA-102 Clifton 4
  RA-102-B3 2
  Royal Sovereign 8
Electromatic 101 3
Espey Kit 2
Farnsworth 501-P 1
  610-P 1
  651-P 4
  661-P 2
  GV-260 3
  GV-260 Prototype 2
Fisher Projection Set (identical to Scott 400A) 1
Garod 10TZ20 2
  930-TV 2
General Electric 901 2
Kuba Komet 10
Magnavox Imperial Windsor 5
Motorola VK-101 5
National TV-7M with meter 2
NRI 3 inch kit 3
Philco 48-700 5
RCA 621TS 39 (note 1)
  630TCS 6
  648 4
  741PCS 3
  Berkshire Breakfront 6
  Berkshire Regency 3
Rembrandt (Remmington) 1950 2
Scott 400A (6T11) 5
Sightmaster Americana 2
TECO 10" with magnifier 1
Telekit 7B 1
  10A 1
Temple TV-1776 7
Transvision 7 inch kit 8
  10A 1
Truetone D1992 1
United States Television T-507 1
  T-508 3
  T-525 3
Videodyne 10-FM 2
  12-FM 1
Viewtone VP-100 4
  VP-101 1

 

Note 1: A more complete 621TS database is at Eric Walsh's website