Value of a Sears Silvertone Stereo System?

I am trying to find the year and value of this Sears & Roebuck Silvertone stereophonic hi-fidelity sound system. It works perfectly.
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April 17, 20200 found this helpful

www.searsarchives.com/brands/silvertone.htm

In the 50s and 60s Silvertone Stereos were more of a suitcase style; the lid lifted up and was portable. Yours looks older than that having the lid slide away and on legs. I've visited youtube and keyed in Silvertone Hi Fidelity stereos and I think if you check out that website, you may get a more closer range of date mfg'd. There are a lot of Sears Silvertone videos to view and educate more of this kind. Good Luck!

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April 18, 20200 found this helpful

I could only find a similar one - www.ebay.com/.../202850203776 for $130

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April 18, 20200 found this helpful

Is there a model on the back?

Can you show the inside also and any other badges? Numbers? Thanks!!

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Did you purchase this at Sears?

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April 19, 20200 found this helpful

I am not usually this puzzled by a hi fi. Most are pretty straight forward and easy to find and value.

Do you know any history on yours? The more I study it, the more I think it is a franken piece where someone basically built their on entertainment system by things they had on hand. The wood colors do not appear to match--the top and sides, and the legs definitely do not look like they belong on the piece. The wood construction does not look professionally assembled either and the top looks like someone may have used a bread drawer top to create the opening.

I could be all wrong, but there were not that many varieties of products in the 50s and 60s and the I am familiar with the common products and know good sources for the few rare pieces out there.

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This is just a total mystery.

That it works, if it is a franken piece, could be good or bad if you are trying to sell it. People really want working equipment (the cases are often discarded as they use the guts for repair or replacement of their own pieces. So that could bode well for your sale and you could ask whatever you want to get and then take best offer.

I hope to hear back if you have a model number and any more history. This just fascinates me! Thanks for the fun diversion during these trying times!

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April 19, 20200 found this helpful

Well - this could turn out to be a mystery but I believe it is a genuine Sears Silvertone Stereo system but it may take more research to prove it than anyone is willing to undertake.

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My memory could be serving me wrong but I remember seeing a similar cabinet (I believe in the 50's) and thinking how really 'weird' the long skinny legs looked. I'm not absolutely sure it was Sears (but Sears was called the 'Cadillac' store in Jacksonville around that time) (our Sears even had a wall mural painted by Lee Adams that has since been restored) because several other companies made similar consoles with long spindle/straight legs.

Here is something similar:

www.loveseat.com/.../

If you are really interested in finding out more about your console there are numerous forums where you can ask your questions but you will have to supply good pictures of complete system - top opened especially and the back and bottom if possible.
This will be time consuming but should be interesting also as I'm sure we would like to know what you find out.

I would suggest you start with your local Sears Service Center (Google your zip) as they may have pictures of some of the older sets.

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You may have to wait until the crisis is over but they would look at any pictures you show them.

The following are links to forums (some may end up as same) and these are true collectors so maybe they'll recognize something about your set.

community.klipsch.com/index.php

audiokarma.org/.../

www.antiqueradios.com/.../viewtopic.php?f=6&t=319853

forum.audiogon.com/.../grounding-my-silvertone

www.talkbass.com/.../page-2

Sears archives has answered questions for me in the past so be sure to contact them.

www.searsarchives.com/.../feedback.htm

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