The Antique Radio Club of Illinois (ARCI) will be holding its 34th annual Radiofest on July 29-31 at the Shriners Medinah Temple in Addison. This event commemorates RCA Radio. Radiofest is one of the largest gatherings of radio collectors in the USA. Collectors from across the country, Canada, Europe and Australia gather annually for this fabulous event. Radiofest opens with our large radio auction on Friday evening at 6:30 P.M.. Top of the line radios, rare advertising, vintage television and phonograph items are the often featured fare. The thrill of a live auction creates a high energy opening to Radiofest. The public is welcome to sell their radios at the auction for a nominal charge. Registration for the auction begins at 3:30 P.M.. Saturday morning starts early with the radio flea market opening. Selling spaces are filled with radios, phonographs, televisions, parts for restorations and, for many, nostalgic memories of the past. Also on Saturday, ARCI provides free "Radio Appraisals". The public can bring in actual radios or pictures of their radio. Experts will advise them of condition, the age of the radio, suggestions for restoration and an approximate value. Saturday also brings fantastic displays of rare and unusual radios and other items in our annual Equipment Contest. This temporary museum features rare examples of radios and related memorabilia typically not seen by the public.
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