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Prop Help for Paramount’s Upcoming “Bumblebee: The Movie” Transformers Film Scheduled for 2018

In this business it seems that you never know who’s going to get in touch with you. We were just recently contacted by one of the prop wranglers from Paramount Pictures who were looking for a pair of matching 80s era console TV sets for the upcoming Transformers film. At the time, the film was

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57 Predicta Barberpole Resto – Initial Inspection

We just received this very complete 57 Philco Predicta Barberpole for repair. While the customer lives in Las Vegas; he purchased the TV from a seller nearby us in Walnut Creek so it was easy to arrange delivery. These are the initial pictures- overall cosmetic and working condition. Just some notes: the screen cover is

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Vintage TV Hoarder Estate, Day….. 4?

Who would have thought: a couple months have passed since the big TV hoarder’s estate sale off in Rocklin. Three entire days of discovering gem after gem and clearing out nearly every TV set, picture tube, and related part there… that there was yet more nestled in the back of the estate company’s storage locker.

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Vintage TV Hoard, Day 3

Well, it’s the final day of the Vintage TV Hoarder’s estate buyout. Only a couple of boxes left that I couldn’t fit in the Jeep. The estate company was soo happy to clear the hoard out of their storage unit (though, what is this to say about my status now….. hmmm?) I’ve never been so

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Vintage TV Hoard, Day 2

  More excitement on day 2 of the TV estate sale! We snapped some more pictures of the sale being set up as many more TVs were being brought out and lined up as we all anxiously awaited the barn doors to open 🙂 Sets we ended up with are a beautiful Bendix aviation 12″

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Vintage TV Hoard!

Check out this score! A local estate company was selling off the estate of a local TV collector; got an inside line on this and went over to check it out with Shane of Hepcat Restorations. What a hoard! The gentleman who (previously) belonged to the estate was a collector in-extremus whose house was quite

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Beetlejuice in 1958 Color

Have you ever seen a 1950s color TV set? This amazing 1958 RCA CTC-7 series came up for sale on ebay out of San Jose. These early round screen TVs are very unusual, and only the very wealthy could afford to own such a set in the ’50s. Color broadcasts did not become regular until

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The Predicta at Home

After disassembling the screen, I spent two hours cleaning and polishing the front and back of the screen cover to get rid of all that awful smelly oxidization! Did a light buff on the brightwork… it still needs some work but displays fine for an in-progress set. The electronics are next, but until then, I

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