This trader advert from May 1950
catalogues three of the Alba Radiograms in a rather uninspired
fashion. Later adverts depicted a relaxed housewife playing
records. The 6581 (on the right) had some unusual art-deco type
rounded bottom corners and splayed feet.
Radiogram Value - Alba
AC 5-valve all-wave Superhet with Garrard 'gram unit. Handsome
walnut cabinet. 33 gns. plus purchase tax £14.16.6. 5562 AC/DC 37
gns. plus £16.12.6 tax. 6561 AC auto as above, but with
Garrard Auto-Change unit. 37 gns. plus £16.12.6 tax.
AC 5-valve all-wave Superhet with Garrard auto-change 'gram unit. A
really sensational cabinet in two-toned walnut with record storage
compartment. A handsome piece of furniture. 55 gns. plus
purchase tax £24.14.0.
AC 5-valve all-wave Superhet with Garrard auto-change 'gram unit,
concealed in front pull-out drawer. A beautifully veneered two-tone
walnut cabinet. 44 gns. plus purchase tax £19.15.4.
Radio of Quality
A. J. Balcome Ltd. 52-58, Tabernacle Street, London EC2