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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.
On ebay there is one offered at $599.00 or best offer on a vintage record player with radio.
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/
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.
We think it's from the 1950s and we discovered it in my aunt's basement when we were cleaning it out.
I found what looks like an exact match for yours that sold for $40 on offer up in Tacoma Washington 3 years ago:
So the value hasn't changed much on these so that is probably what it is worth in Tacoma (and most other places) today.
Now if you are in a place where the demand is high, you may fetch more for yours. I would start asking more, and take best offer.
Trying to sell it online will be a nightmare, so find a reliable vintage shop to take it on consignment or you could try Facebook marketplace if you don't mind people coming to your house. SAFETY FIRST WITH THIS ONE!
Something to think about, is sometimes these pieces do better selling when disassembled where you sell off all the parts vs. the whole.
Sometimes the turntable arm or motor will fetch more than $40 on its on. It would have to work in order for this to sell.
Post back what you decide! Neat find!!!
A similar one by the Emerson company sold for $40 on eBay
I agree with the $40.00 price and I have seen several of these going for that price. You could, however, add some records with this, and possibly get a higher price.
Thank you for taking the time to help me come up with a price. We live in Portland Oregon so not too far from Tacoma.
Sounds like it may be around $40. Ive already been selling things on Facebook marketplace so Ill just add It.
When I sell it Ill let you know how much it went for. Thank you again!
Looking forward to getting the new market value!! Start a little higher and then take best offer!! Best wishes for a great sale!
In nice working condition, this type combo is bringing more money in my area (Florida) so don't price it too low.
The tubes alone may be worth almost that much and some working parts can be sold on eBay (since that reaches a much larger audience).
Since you are already placing things up for sale I feel sure you know that it is always best to start higher and lower it if no one shows an interest.
If this is working, I would definitely start it at $100 and lower it in increments.
The link that Pghgirl shows may not be exactly like yours (the record player drawer looks larger?) but probably just another year model. Their description states there are problems with theirs and it is not in good working order so that may also have lowered the value.
How can I find out the value of our Capehart stereo? Model#KMTC403/13Y
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I saw a similar one on eBay with an asking price of $280.
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).
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!!
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.
these will go between $250 and $350, depending on the area
Is it actually valuable?
There's a serial number on the back.
What do you guys think it's worth?
I have a Capehart record player that I have had for a few years now. I can't find my model or that much about the year that this player seems to be made. Any help with anything to do with the history of the model and value would be great.
The serial number: C 3834646
Model number: KMT 229B/37CA
Chassis number: 20X37CA
Order number: 8-16
Site number: CAAK
Here is a pretty detailed article about vintage Capehearts:myvintagetv.com/
I have been on this website many times looking for my record player these are much older than mine. Mine is made of the fake plastic wood siding and fake chrome plastic front. I think it was made between the 1960s and the mid to late 1970s. If that helps at all
How much is my vintage stereo worth? It is a Capeart model number 42K5/1P serial number A2529665, with an AM/FM radio, stereo phonograph, and 8 track tape player.
This one is asking $280. www.ebay.com/