SOLD! Mid Century Modern Elgin Starburst Atomic Clock!


We are wicked excited to offer this Vintage Elgin Atomic Sunburst (or Starburst) Mid Century Modern clock!  Oh, how I love this piece!

I’ve personally wanted one of these for years, but my house is already full to the brim with “stuff” – and besides, as John and I repeatedly told each other, if we bought everything from the shop that we love and took it home, we’d have to have a 10,000 square foot house … and an income to match!

Mid Century Modern is HOT right now, and this is a classic.  Just ten years ago, this clock was selling for maybe $100…  Well, I definitely paid more than that to outbid two others at a local auction!  In the past year, the value of Elgin Starbursts has climbed to as much as $500.00, although $300.00-$350.00 seems about average.

Dimensions:  It’s big! A full 30″ from top to bottom.

Condition:   Very Good to Excellent!  It does have some tarnish which is not unusual.  The battery mechanism may have been replaced (it seems newer than one would expect) although I am no expert on those.  I do know the clock has been keeping perfect time since I replaced the battery 48 hours ago.

Price:   $275.00.   (Plus the usual 5.5% Maine State Sales tax, of course.)

Location:  This fabulous clock can be found at our booth (#56) at the Den of Antiquities, 1399 Bridgton Road in Westbrook, ME.


NOTE: Now that we’ve downsized at our main location, our new entrance is at the back of the building (use the rear entrance in back of 189 Main Street, off the Park Street side).  You’ll see some signs in the windows saying “Heritage Collectibles”, “Retail Shop” and “Welcome”!

For more information about our locations, pricing, shipping & delivery, etc, please click on one of the informational tabs above!


Thank you to everyone who has supported us for the past three years!


In memory of my beloved husband John K Snyder… 20 Sept 1956 – 21 Oct 2016.
He loved our shops, especially the section we called Heritage Books, Maps & Ephemera – that was his baby.

He loved me like crazy, and oh how I loved him.

Follow our blog at, in honor of my husband, and all others who have been lost to internal demons that in the end, overwhelmed them.

All of the profits after expenses from Heritage Collectibles, Books & Maps will go to help fund The (Grief) Warrior Project, a suicide prevention drop-in and counseling center in the process of being developed.

[Please Note: The (Grief) Warrior Project is in no way intended to be reflective of, or piggy back off, Wounded Warriors which serves those military personnel wounded after September 11, 20o1.  Like too many others, John was a warrior long before then.]



This entry was posted in 1960s Era, Collectibles, Furniture - Mid Century Modern, Mid Century Modern and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to SOLD! Mid Century Modern Elgin Starburst Atomic Clock!

  1. Eva OConnell says:

    I have a clock like that I would love to sale.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s