Jasper52 auction Jan. 14 tuned in to vintage electronics

IFR NAV-401L ramp test set. Turns on but not tested beyond power. Power cord not included. Estimate: $3,000-$3,500. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – Vintage electronics comprise the bulk of an online auction that will be conducted by Jasper52 on Tuesday, Jan. 14. The items are from a well-known radio shop in the New York area, one of the largest East Coast collections of land and air communications retail inventory. The owner was one of the most knowledgeable radio experts in the United States. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

Highlighted items all turn on but have not been further tested. The items are being sold “as is” with no returns.

One of the top lots offered is an Aeroflex IFR NAV-401L aviation test set (above), which is an FCC type-accepted bench and ramp test set designed to meet the electronic functional test requirements of Category I and Category II ILS Systems Communication (COMM) Navigation (NAV) and Marker (MKR) Systems. This instrument is expected to sell for $3,000-$3,500.

The Jackson 650A condenser tester (below), manufactured by Jackson Electrical Instrument Co. just before World War II, is another popular service-grade bench tester (est. $200-$250).

Vintage Jackson condenser tester Model 650A. Turns on but not tested beyond power.
Estimate: $200-$250. Jasper52 image

The scarce and coveted E.F. Johnson Viking II CDC model was a radio developed for use by Civil Defense stations during the cold war era (est. $1,200-$1,500).

Rare EF Johnson Viking II – CDC. Turns on but not tested beyond power. Estimate: $1,200-$1,500. Jasper52 image

The Hallicrafters SX-100 is a vintage general coverage receiver covering the broadcast band up through 30 Mhz. It has amazing sensitivity and selectivity and sound quality considering its age if it is maintained properly. It was popular among ham radio users in the early 1960s (est. $600-$700).

Hallicrafters Model SX-100. Turns on but not tested beyond power. Estimate: $600-$700. Jasper52 image

An expensive single-lens reflex camera of the late 1960s is the Leica Leicaflex SL. The camera offered in the Jasper52 auction is outfitted with a normal Leica Summicron-R 50mm f2 lens and is said to be in mint condition.

Leica Leicaflex SL camera with a Summicron-R 50mm f2 lens, ever-ready case and papers, 1968-1974. Estimate: $600-$700. Jasper52 image

Ten ambrotype photographs will conclude the auction. The glass-plated images consist of studio portraits of well-dressed men and women of the mid-19th century.

The auction will begin Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 9 p.m. Eastern time.