A huge collection of vintage radios, televisions and record players will go up for auction.

The items, which come with an array of other electronic goods, are all from a private museum in Puddletown and will go under the hammer at Charterhouse in Sherborne on March 11 and 12.

“It never ceases to amaze me what people collect” said Richard Bromell of Charterhouse. “There are hundreds of items which filled three vans when we were asked by the executor to empty the museum following the owner passing away last year.”

The museum, which was rarely open to the public, housed all the vintage radios, televisions and other audio equipment displayed on purpose built shelves. It took the owner decades to amass and he appears to have continued collecting up to shortly before he died.

In the collection, all of which is being sold without reserve, are Bakelite radios from the 1930s, aviation radios from WWII, through to a Prinz Sound 8 track stereo radio from the late 1960s in the form of an astronaut’s helmet.

There is a similar Philips Sputnik television, 1980s ghetto blasters and audio equipment from Bang & Olufsen, HMV, Pye, GEC, Sony, Fidelity, Roberts, ITT and other popular household names.

Other electronic equipment includes a Radio Shack TRS-80 microcomputer, pinball machines, pub fruit machines and even a juke box. The collection is expected to sell for several thousands of pounds.

Other items available during the auction include coins, medals, stamps and clocks.

Charterhouse can be contacted on 01935 812277.