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January 26, 2021

What does a Capehart 7001A go for? It is still in great condition.


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January 26, 20210 found this helpful
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Everything about a console will make a difference in value.
Brand
Age/year
Serial number for identification
Model
Condition
Components
What is working - or not working
Sound
Area located (very costly to ship)

It is almost impossible to help you without pictures as just the model number is not sufficient information. The serial number is what provides information.
You can take several good pictures of the full cabinet, the insides and the back that shows all information and send these along with your question to some of these sites and see if anyone can help you. You will have to join but it is free and no problem.
forums.stevehoffman.tv/.../
www.radiomuseum.org/.../capehart_deluxe_radio_phonographs_fo_the_1930s_and_1940s...
forum.talkingmachine.info/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=41559

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audiokarma.org/.../
antiqueradios.com/.../viewtopic.php?f=4&t=216321

Here is a link to Google where you may find your cabinet/console.
If found you can try and see what information is available.
www.google.com/search?sa=X&source=univ&tbm=isch...

Here is a site that has a lot of interesting information about Capehart.
myvintagetv.com/.../capehart.htm

You may find more information here also:
www.thriftyfun.com/Finding-the-Value-of-a-Caphart-Record...

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It's still a desirable piece, if it is a record player only, the value is between $50 and $75. If it is a console , it's asking prices are in the 100's - www.ebay.com/.../26465967?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1... - and also a stereo console on this site in this past July - www.thriftyfun.com/finding-the-value-of-a-caphart-record...

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July 7, 2020

I'd like to know the real value of this Capehart, model 111M2FM, S/N 18660E radio/phonograph. It was built in 1940-41 by Farnsworth Radio and Television. It plays 10 or 12 (I forget) 78s and plays both sides of the records. I need to let it go as we are downsizing.

It is heavy. It works and sounds great, just needs a little TLC and a loving home. If you look it up on the internet you will see all of its features. It is located in South Jersey near South Philadelphia.

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On ebay there is one offered at $599.00 or best offer on a vintage record player with radio.

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I think you should go to this website and see what they have to say about the stereo and the prices they are. myvintagetv.com/.../capehart.htm. This will give you a good history about the unit you want to sell. After understanding this it will be a lot easier to price this unit for sale. They were quite expensive when they were first sold so I believe from the condition of yours you should be able to ask around $650-800.

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I think selling this oneilne will not work so well for you and you should think about offering this at an Antique Radio or Jukebox forum. People are interested in collectables like this. You can also check an auction house in your area and see what they would start the auction at and maybe you can sell it there and receive a much better value for this than selling it online.

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May 12, 2021

I have a Capehart model 400f. It has 8-track radio and record player. How much is it worth?

A console stereo system.
 

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It's possible your Capehart 400F is a rare model and could be worth more money.
Of course, these are very heavy and usually sold as 'pick up only' so it may be difficult to actually sell it for a good price. Some areas are good for this type of player while other areas will pass them by for free.

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This console is very close to the style/age of your console. Listed on eBay for $280. The seller has it listed as a '1970's but he is incorrect as the company was not even in business after the 50's.
www.ebay.com/.../223070150000

I would suggest you do some research and join some forums to find out what you really have. I believe it was made in 1937/1938 and was very expensive when new.
Information:
"Capehart 400 Series: In general this 'turn-over record changer' family was called Capehart 400 series from the beginning in 1931 and running 18 years - up to 1949, after the WW2 with turning changer 41-E instead of 16-E. They were made in 14 or 15 cabinet styles with at least 44 models, regarding the different seasons and chassis. They have cost in their time $1000 to $1600."

I have some sites for you to check out and almost all of them have a link to join the group so you can ask questions and submit pictures. There are no pictures available for your model so please contact several of these groups and discuss your model and value. Someone may be willing to pay for shipping as well as a good price for you.

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This site has a lot of information and a link to join.
They would LOVE to have a picture of this model for their gallery.
antiqueradios.com/.../ucp.php?mode=terms
www.antiqueradios.com/.../viewtopic.php?t=88043
www.radiomuseum.org/.../capehart_farnsworth_timeline_400_series_cabinets...

Reddit is a good site to ask questions:
www.reddit.com/.../

This is a YouTube video but you can contact the maker for information about your console:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0t-BwWLW1o

Information:
myvintagetv.com/.../capehart.htm

Please post back with any information you find.

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Capehart Corp., Fort Wayne, Indiana, trade name Amperion, was founded by Homer Earl Capehart in 1927 - Capehart Automatic Phonograph Corporation. In March 1939 parts of the company were bought by Farnsworth Television & Radio Corp., keeping the name Capehart for some products www.radiomuseum.org/dsp_hersteller_detail.cfm?company_id...

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Consoles with 8 tracks appeared in the early 1960s, so you probably have a 1970s console.

I see that in 2019 someone was already interested in the price of a console similar to yours www.thriftyfun.com/Value-of-a-Capehart-Console-Record....
You can try to sell it for $ 395 like this console www.pinterest.com/.../, but unfortunately there is not yet much demand for 60-70's stereo consoles of this type from Collectors. Console units like this now typically sell for under $ 150-200 at auctions and yard sales. Here somebody asks for $ 50 haltomcity.showmethead.com/.../50-vintage-capehart-stereo-8-track..., here the price did not rise above $ 5 pugetsoundestateauctions.com/.../lot-27-capeheart-stereo-console-w..., here is a console 70s for $ 150 www.ebay.com/.../353448035418?mkevt=1&mkcid=1&mkrid...

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August 7, 2019

I have a Capehart record player/8 track/Am/FM radio/microphone system. Can someone please tell me how much this can be worth? It doesn't have a date on it, but the model # is 42k5r/r.

The record player works. The radio works. Speakers sound like they are in great condition. I just don't have any 8 tracks to test the 8 track player.

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February 19, 2019

We think it's from the 1950s and we discovered it in my aunt's basement when we were cleaning it out.

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January 28, 2019

How can I find out the value of our Capehart stereo? Model#KMTC403/13Y
SERIAL#3729024
ORD - 8 - D19
CO/DV/ST- CAAK


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January 28, 20190 found this helpful

I saw a similar one on eBay with an asking price of $280.

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January 28, 20190 found this helpful

These are neat old pieces and where I am they have not held their value like some of the old stereos.

I can't find any sold on eBay or listed at the moment--that would be the ideal location to find a SOLD one there. That would be today's ACTUAL MARKET value.

There was one sold in 2015 at another online auction site (see link below). If this is an exact match to yours, which I think it is but my memory fails me and I can't read the numbers in the picture..I am going by look, and they give you the sold value that auction, I am willing to be the value will be almost the same today, as my understanding is there has been little if any appreciation in values for the pieces over the past 10 years (I am speaking for where I am so that may be different where you are).

wolfeauctionrealty.hibid.com/.../

That all said, remember, buying and selling cool collectibles is all about supply and demand, so if the supply is low and the demand is high, you may fetch much better price than when the supply is high and the demand low.

Please post back if the place shares the sold value!! I am curious to see if the trends I see in my town match other places!

Thanks for sharing!!

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January 29, 20190 found this helpful

Probably a nice system but without pictures and a better description it will be difficult for anyone to help you with any real information or current value.
Pghgirl does have knowledge of some of these but she may be the only one.

  • This sort of item is always interesting as doing research we find out a lot that is actually new to us and helps us answer questions if someone else (in the future) should ask questions along the same lines.
  • Very few people who list items for sale have all of the model and serial numbers so research on value cannot go very far without pictures.
  • Questions: Is your system the large console model? Does it have 8-Track? What name is on the turntable unit (they were many times another brand)? What type of wood - real wood/particle board/veneer? What type of stain - light/dark)? Does any or all of it work? How are the speakers? Needles?
  • Provenance? Any information on age?
  • Overall condition? Where (city) is it located as very few people would ever pay the high cost of shipping a unit like this.
  • A lot of questions but this the information that a potential buyer would want to know and any good listing will have most of this information.
  • From what I have read it is probably from the 60/70s and it seems that collectors do not think very highly of the 70 and later models as new owners had lowered the quality of the complete system and was relying on the previous good name for sales.
  • Some comments:
  • "Note that at one time Capehart was one of the premier radio manufacturers in the USA, building very expensive high-fidelity sets. This was in the thirties and forties. As so often happens, the product line cheapened over time and the name was bought and sold. By the seventies it was just a once-proud nameplate being used to peddle stereos that were good but not great."
  • here is a link to a nice system that sold in 2015 for $26. That is not a good value but it does show what can happen in an auction.
  • www.ebth.com/.../2535514-1970s-capehart-stereo-console
  • Here is one that has been for sale a while (at a shop) and the asking price is $699 (1960s system). You might send your question to their email address for information about your set.
  • www.facebook.com/.../
  • Here is a system from 2015 that was listed on eBay and the seller kept reducing the price but did not sell even at $40.
  • www.ebay.com/.../261859861999?nma=true&si=t2Ur5guS5SsywC7M7B...
  • Here is another link that has an email address and they may answer your question.
  • antiqueradio.org/contact.htm
  • Sorry, I wish I had some idea as to what your system looks like or the components but maybe you can add/post pictures and information to your question.
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January 29, 20190 found this helpful

these will go between $250 and $350, depending on the area

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August 19, 2019

My step dad won't let us get rid of his mother's old record player because he swears it's valuable. (But he won't store it at his own house.) We don't have room to store things we have no use for.Value of a Victrola Console Stereo System - turntable and radio

 

Is it actually valuable?


There's a serial number on the back.
What do you guys think it's worth?

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December 14, 2020

I was trying to find the value of my Capehart 8-track tape player serial number a 4226 311 model number 5004 - 006


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July 26, 2019

I was curious how much my old Capehart record player may be worth. Help?

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