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  • 1930 Baird Televisor to sell for up to $20,000
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    Paul Fraser
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1930 Baird Televisor to sell for up to $20,000

While it’s hardly the best thing to watch Game of Thrones on, this 1930 Baird Televisor is still expected to sell for up to £15,000 ($19,731).

It will star in Bonhams' Important Instruments of Science & Technology auction in London on October 31. 

Logie Baird TV

The screen is just about visible on the right 

The lot is the first TV ever publicly sold. It’s number 192 of the 1,000 made.

The picture was not much bigger than a postage stamp and closely resembles an ultrasound scan.

It cost £26 ($34) on its release, around £1,550 ($2,037) in today’s money.

The Televisor was obsolete a few years later, but remains a hugely desirable collector’s item.

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  • Post author
    Paul Fraser
  • aroundbiggercostexpectedhugelyitemobsoletepssellsignstamptelevisorthronesultrasoundyears