Collecting vintage radios can be fun, informative and, sometimes, profitable. But youll need to ask yourself a few questions before you start. Why do you want to collect early valve radios? Do you want working radios you can use and enjoy every day? Or, do you want shelves lined with radios which are purely for show? Maybe you want both? Which era are you interested in? The 1930s radios are completely different to radios manufactured during the 1960s. Many people decide on having a radio in the lounge or dining room as a centre piece or talking point, but youll have to decide whether to collect Bakelite or wood cabinet radios - or both. How much room to you have to spare for your radio collection?