MAARC Will Miss Willie Sessoms

Willie Sessoms

Our Radio Collecting fraternity lost a truly great person when Willie Sessoms from Baltimore, Maryland passed away on Friday, October 15, 2021.

Willie was 89 years old and was a retired Command Sergeant Major (E-9) from the U.S. Army. He was a patriot and he loved his country. Willie served two tours in Vietnam and later took a job with the Government where I had the pleasure of meeting him.


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Archie Thomas - Banished Radio Pioneer

MAARC Radio Age Newsletter - May 2012

The May 2012 issue of Radio Age, the monthly journal of the Mid-Atlantic Antique Radio Club (MAARC), has a lead article on how, in the early part of the 20th century, a teen-aged boy diagnosed with Leprosy, pursued his radio hobby while in forced quarantine on Penikese Island, near Boston.  It is reproduced here for public dissemination of a view of the life of a quarantined youngster of that period.  The author of the article is Edwin Lyon, a MAARC member.

To read and download the article, click on the following link: 

May 2012 Edition of Radio Age

Want to List Something for Sale?

Items for Sale 

Do you have an antique or vintage electronic device (i.e. radio, test set, HiFi, stereo, TV, computer, electronic musical instrument, electronic parts, vacuum tubes, etc.) you want to sell? Send the  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  a Microsoft Word compliant document with the following information and we will post it on the MAARC Items for Sale page:

  • Name of the Item/Items
  • Item/Items Description
  • Operational State (Working or Parts Only)
  • Contact Information (email and/or phone number)
  • Location for pickup or shipping source (city only)
  • Asking Price (by lot or by Item)
  • Photos of the item/items
  • Use "MAARC Items for Sale" as the subject line in the email to the Webmaster

By default, postings will be listed for 2 months. Contact the  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if you want to cancel the listing or extend it beyond 2 months.

NOTE: Listings will be posted in the order received. Allow at least two weeks for the listing to be posted. MAARC assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of item descriptions, nor for completing the transactions. Do not contact MAARC regarding items for sale or sold. All items are sold "as is" by the seller listing them. MAARC will not list items that do not fit within the theme of this club (items such as modern day devices or radios (except replica radios), automobiles, lawn mowers, etc.).

Seller code of conduct:

Trust is essential. We want all vintage electronic collectors to feel comfortable selling and buying from each other.

To help facilitate this trust, please follow this code of conduct. 

  • Follow through. After you’ve made arrangements for pickup or delivery of an item, show up or be available at the agreed upon time and place. If arrangements have been made to ship an item, please ship it expeditiously or as arranged.
  • Sell as advertised. Make sure that your listing accurately reflects the condition of the item and the price at which you want to sell it. Sell the item at the agreed to price. Do not make substitutions of the item as advertised in your listing.

MAARC does not assume responsibility for the risk of any/all financial transactions.

November 2021 Meeting - In Person & Virtual

Davidsonville Family Recreation Center

Sunday, November 21st

Tailgate Swap Meet at 10:30

Walk Around Auction (outside) at 12:00

Meeting, Show and Tell, and Presentation at 1:00

Main Auction (inside and on Zoom/Facebook) at 2:00

Presentation Topic:  History of the RadioBar Corporation Radios

Presenter:  Steve Hansman

Display Table:  Red three-way portables


Meeting November 21st in Davidsonville - Meeting also on Zoom and Facebook


---Masks Required Inside the Hall---

MAARC has many members who are at the age to be at high risk for serious effects from a COVID infection. So, even though Anne Arundel County does not have mask requirements for group meetings at this time, we will ask all attendees to wear a mask inside the meeting hall. Please follow this request for the safety of our members. We will have masks at the door for people who do not bring their own.



The November Meeting will be in person & virtual. 


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Roycroft Book

Allen Roycraft's book will soon be available from dealers for a list price of $14.99, however, MAARC members in the United States can order copies at the bargain price of only $10, including shipping. (You can pick one up at a  MAARC meeting for $7.)

MAARC Members, to order send a $10 check payable to MAARC to: 

Brian Belanger, 115 Grand Champion Drive, Rockville, MD 20850