SOE suitcase radio for sale on Ebay France

I forwarded the link to someone, I thought he may like it in his museum, but he said the suitcase looks wrong.
. . . I'm surprised it wasn't sold in 1942 - to the Germans - complete with British operator. 8)

Must have been in the hands of a communist "Resistant". :wink:

Now turned capitalist, apparently. :D
Whats the soe equivelent of a 1033 :? :D cant think a radio would just get written off espically a spy one :D .
is the MOD going to buy it to replace bowman?
Unfortunately a little out off my financial range.
These things were the high tech of their days, extremely integrated and rugged for 1940s standards (vacuum valve technology).
I'd like to have one, in addition the three No 19 sets I'm trying to restore to working condition.

A Dutch dealer I talked to a few years ago told me that he has several of them for sale, but he can make more money selling them across the pond, so he is not even offering them for sale in Europe.