Items for Sale

By Roger Russell


Yamaha T85 AM-FM Stereo Tuner


XR290 Woofer Mounting Rings


McIntosh Dome Tweeter 068


Peerless 2-1/4” tweeter


McIntosh Posters


Heath Darkroom Computer


Hasselblad accessories

Zone VI Schneider enlarger Lens


Haddon Golden Visionette Variation


Freddy Plays Football
by Walter R. Brooks


To and Again
(Freddy goes to Forida)


The Science Fiction Collector
by Morris Scott Dollens
18 Issues Complete




Yamaha T85 AM-FM Stereo Tuner


Tuner is in excellent condition. This has been considered the best of the Yamaha tuners.

Performance rivals the McIntosh MR78 with the super narrow tuning to resolve closely spaced stations.
















There is a dent in the top. It was there when I bought it but the tuner has no internal damage. An owner’s manual is not included.


 Sell for $400.00 plus actual shipping cost

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Set of Two McIntosh XR290 Woofer Mounting Rings 


Fits the 12” woofers used in the Mcintosh XR290 speaker system. The underside of the decorative ring fits snugly in place over the cast mounting ring providing a nice appearance by hiding the speaker basket and flat head mounting screws. May also fit other earlyMcIntosh 12” woofers. Each set consists of two pieces, a cast metal ring 020-046 and a rubber decorative ring 024-008.

$50.00 plus actual shipping cost





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Peerless 2-1/4” Tweeter




This tweeter is similar to the Peerless MT225 and the McIntosh 036-005. It appears to be an intermediate version before producing the polypropylene cone model. The impedance is 8-ohms. It has the same cone, aluminum dome, surround and basket but has a ceramic magnet instead of the older alnico version. The four screw holes are the same and the tweeter should fit in the same hole that the MT225 fits into. The ceramic magnet is 1-5/8” in diameter. Like the MT225, the terminals are close to the edge of the mounting hole.

$40.00 for the pair plus actual shipping cost

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McIntosh 1” Soft Dome Tweeters 036-068



New McIntosh 1” Dome Tweeter

This soft fabric dome tweeter is made by Philips and is similar to the round Philips AD 0141HE-T8 but was custom made for McIntosh. This allows closer spacing of the tweeters when used in multiples for column systems. The black plastic front plate has a phasing disc in the center that smoothes the response, improves directionality and also protects the dome from being damaged. A recessed area near the bottom is for an aluminum silk-screened decal with the McIntosh name in gold lettering and is not included. Response is very smooth from 1500 Hz to 20,000Hz. Dispersion is excellent out to about 45 degrees off axis. The tweeter is 3-11/16" X 3-1/8" and 1" deep. Impedance is 8-ohms. Weight is 262 grams or about 9.2 ounces. It was used in the McIntosh XRT-18 and XR290 speaker systems.

$25.00 each plus actual shipping cost

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McIntosh Posters for Sale


Tony Frontera was hired as the McIntosh photographer. In addition to making photographs of McIntosh equipment for manuals and literature, Tony created a series of 21 outstanding color posters featuring various pieces of McIntosh equipment. He won several awards. The posters are all 24" wide and 36" high and suitable for framing. They are printed using a high-quality four-color process. The posters were printed only in small quantities of about 500 and were available only to dealers. They were discontinued in the late 1980's. These may have a slight wrinkle or small tear but are too minor to show in the picture.

C33 Preamplifier

C34V Preamplifier

MC2002 Amplifier

MC2500 Amplifier

MC2500 Amplifier

MC7200 Amplifier

MC7270 Amplifier

MAC 4200 Receiver

MAC4275 Receiver

MAC4280 Receiver

MAC4300V Receiver

MCD7000 CD player


MCD7005 CD player

MCD7007 CD player

Remote control



XRT18 Loudspeaker

XRT18 Loudspeaker

XRT22 Loudspeaker



XD715/717 Loudspeaker

XR1051 Loudspeaker

XR1052 Loudspeaker



Posters are rolled and shipped in a sturdy mailing tube.

They are available for $35.00 each plus actual mailing tube and shipping cost.

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Heathkit-Mitchell Fotoval/Colorval II Darkroom Computer

Model PM-18 darkroom computer plus optional color probe, Includes assembly and owners manuals. I am the original owner. The computer is very easy to calibrate with your enlarger. Several removable plastic inserts are included to write on when using different enlarging lenses. Once that is done, all you need to do is set the probe at the brightest part of the projected negative and adjust the lens f-stop to the full scale dot on the meter. Then place the probe at the darkest part and read the recommended contrast paper to use. That’s all there is to it. No more trial and error guesses. I made thousands of prints using this and it was a great time saver. When the probe is lifted from its holder, a dim meter light comes on so you can read the values. Was working fine the last time I used it but sold as is due to age. I am including the color probe (shown at the left in the picture) for the computer but I have never used it. An explanation for how to use this is in the manual. The manuals cover both Fotoval and Colorval functions of the computer.

$85.00 plus actual shipping charges.

Box 13-1/4” x 13-1/4” x 9-1/4”  Weight 8-1/2 p ounds




Hasselblad Accessories

All of these items were used with a 500CM and are in great shape.

1. Original manual
2. Leather carrying case with strap
3. Spirit level
4. Extra focusing hood
5. Grid focusing screen—standard Hasselblad screen
6. Plus 1 diopter magnifier
7. Extra dark slide
8. Six 50 mm filters: yellow, orange, green, red, and two haze


$85.00 with free shipping




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Zone VI Schneider Enlarger Lens


100mm f5.6 Schneider Componon-S lens
Originally purchased from Zone VI Studios for $316
Excellent condition
Sell for $65.00 with free shipping.

The handy lever on the side is used to set the f stops.
They can be seen in the green window


The lens comes with the original container.

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Haddon Golden Visionette Variation



Another clock with the same base and plain dial ring has a Sun Gold’n Hour base plate and the dial glass has no numbers on it. The face is angled back about 10 degrees. Some scratches and tiny bubbles are evident on the base. The motor can be heard running but the hands do not move. Sol d as-is.


Sell for $25.00 plus actual shipping charges.

Box 11” X 5” X 13” Shipping weight 3.5 lbs

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Freddy Plays Football

By Walter R. Brooks


This is an original 1949 first edition published by Alfred A Knopf, a Borzoi Book. It is illustrated by Kurt Wiese. It includes the original jacket that has a few tears shown in the picture. The original price of $2.50 is on the inside of the jacket. I am the original owner but not a book appraiser. The book appears to be in very good condition. It measures 8” by 5-1/2” and 1” thick and is 265 pages.


I read the first few pages again after all these years and the writing is just as captivating as it was to me the first time I read it. I can recommend it for adults as well as children. This edition may be of particular interest for collectors. Sell for $50.00 with free shipping.





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To And Again

By Walter R. Brooks


This is a 1946 twelfth edition originally published in 1927. It is published by Alfred A Knopf and is illustrated by Adolfo Best-Maugard. It includes the original jacket that is in poor condition shown in the picture. The price of $2.00 is on the inside of the jacket. I am the original owner but not a book appraiser. The book itself appears to be in very good condition. It measures 8” by 5-1/2” and 1” thick and is 196 pages. The book was later titled Freddy Goes to Florida.


I read the first few pages again after all these years and the writing is just as captivating as it was to me the first time I read it. I can recommend it for adults as well as children. This edition may be of particular interest for collectors. Sell for $50.00 with free shipping.





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The Science Fiction Collector

By Morris Scott Dollens


Here is a complete set of the original issues of The Science Fiction Collector written, illustrated and produced by Morris Scott Dollens. He is a well-known science fiction illustrator and writer. His many paintings are much sought after. You may not be aware that at age 16, Morris started out his career with science fiction writing and even began his own publication back in 1936. This complete set of 18 original publications are a very rare find and show his first endeavors in writing, illustrating and publishing science fiction. In addition, there were many contributors to his publication. The Collector is considered to be a very important historical contribution to science fiction.


Considering the age, the issues are in very good condition. There is a slight amount of yellowing at the edges and a little rust on a few staples, but all of the issues are complete. After 75 years, the colors used in the Hectograph printing process are a little faint in a few places but all are still very readable. The real pages are actually much clearer than the photos shown further down on this page. Selling the complete set of The Science Fiction Collector for $650.00


Issue 1 Volume 1 Number 1 May 1, 1936

Issue 2 Volume 1 Number 2 May 21, 1936

Issue 3 Volume 1 Number 3 June 14, 1936

Issue 4 Volume 1 Number 4 July 1, 1936

Issue 5 Volume 1 Number 5 July 22, 1936

Issue 6 Volume 1 Number 6 August 16, 1936

Issue 7 Volume 2 Number 1 September 8, 1936

Issue 8 Volume 2 Number 2 October 1936

Issue 9 Volume 2 Number 3 December 1936

Issue 10 Volume 2 Number 4 January 21, 1937

Issue 11 Volume 2 Number 5 February 14, 1937

Issue 12 Volume 3 Number 6 May 1937

Issue 13 Volume 3 Number 1 June 1937

Issue 14 Volume 3 Number 2 July 1937

Issue 15 Volume 3 Number 3 September-October

Issue 16 Volume 3 Number 4 November-December 1937

Issue 17 Volume 3 Number 5 January-February 1938

Issue 18 Volume 3 Number 6 March-April 1938


In the beginning, while living in North St. Paul, Minnesota, Morris had subscribed to Fantasy Magazine. After reading this, he was inspired to begin his own publication. Hectographing was the only affordable and low technology way to make copies. The special dyes for making the master copy came in the form of hectograph pens, pencils, carbon paper and even typewriter ribbon. The gelatin process enabled small print runs to be made. Although other colors were available, purple was the most popular because of its density and contrast. After transfer of the image to the inked gelatin surface, copies were made by pressing paper against it. Morris Dollens then became the center of attraction to science fiction fans.

In May of 1936 he published the first issue of his fanzine titled The Science Fiction Collector. It was completely illustrated and printed by hand. The first issue was 16 pages using 8 sheets of 8-1/2” by 11” paper folded in half and stapled together at the fold. The first issue includes part one of a three-part story written by him titled The Platinum Planetoid. After advertising in Fantasy magazine he received a number of subscriptions. It sold for 5 cents per copy or six issues for twenty-five cents. On the last page of the collector this message appeared: “WANTED, Although no payment can be made for them, we would like to receive articles on collecting, binding, etc. Also suggestions and criticism.”

Collector was an inspiration to the fans, who wanted to publish creatively but did not have the means. Dollens' publication set an example for a publication they could afford. For the first time he received sizable literary and artistic contributions from fans who had few other outlets for their work. Because of this sudden interest he increased the size and number of pages in the magazine, producing a first anniversary issue that was such an improvement over past numbers as to cause fans to look up and take notice.

Among others who subscribed and advertised in the Collector at age 15 was James Blish. He is now-famous science fiction writer, who was born in East orange, NJ, May 23, 1921. An advertisement of his own publication appeared in the Collector issues of December 1936 and February 14, 1937.

The September 8, 1936 issue of the Collector was combined with The Fantasy Fiction Digest and the publication was increased to 24 pages. Starting with the May, 1937 issue, the size was increased to full sheets of 8-1/2 by 11 inch paper. The pages were stapled together and what appears to be a water-based adhesive tape was used to bind the left side. Each issue was folded in half lengthwise and a plain paper wrapper was folded around it. Three short pieces of tape were used to hold the wrapper together. The addressing and 1-1/2 cent Harding stamp were on the wrapper. Some notes left by Morris are included as well as original wrappers that had been mailed to subscribers.

Despite the success of his publication, which had its good and bad times, Morris was not satisfied with the quality of the hectograph prints. In addition, some subscribers were not renewing their subscriptions. Despite all of this, by the thirteenth issue in June, 1937, the Collector print quality had greatly improved and was considered to be a mature, entertaining, intelligent publication, more than holding its own with others in the field. The contents page read like a Who's Who of fandom at the time, with material by Stiles, Dollens, Wollheim, Kyle, Beck, Baltadonis, Chapman and Moskowitz. But cooperation had come too late. The June 1937 issue contained an editorial by Dollens’ sudden announcement that the magazine would be discontinued. The reasons for why he was quitting science fiction were given in the July 1937 issue. Although somewhat discouraged at this time, it was also the beginning of his career as a writer and illustrator.


Issue 1, Volume 1, Number 1, May 1, 1936
The cover of the first issue.

Issue 5, Volume 1, Number 5, July 22, 1937
This is part of a series titled The Time Ray.

Issue 12, Volume 3, Number 6, May 1937
This first anniversary issue is 8-1/2” X 11” and shows the tape with staples underneath.

Issue 12, Volume 3, Number 6, May 1937
This is the beginning of a story titled Venutian Daughter.

Issue 5, Volume 3, Number 5, Jan-Feb 1938
Cover Picture.

Issue 5, Volume 3, Number 5, Jan-Feb 1938
Typical reader comments are shown on later pages of The Collector.

To show the readability of the hectograph printing,
I have scanned a portion of the reader comments by Sam Moscowitz
that are just below the picture on a previous page.

Five of Eleven Smaller Issues

Six of Eleven Remaining Smaller Issues

Seven of Seven Larger Issues.

Again, sorry the photos do not do justice to the actual publications.

To learn more about Morris Scott Dollens, see my Dollens Page.

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