The National Capital Radio & Television Museum has thousands of vacuum tubes for radios, tvs, and amplifiers for sale. These are surplus to our own needs at the Museum. Our warehouse has a wide variety and our inventory expands almost weekly. Even if your tube is NOT LISTED, please make an inquiry as we may be able to help. We sell both new and used tubes. Please contact us for tube availability and pricing.

To order vacuum tubes send an email to NCRTV Tube Sales ( or call the Museum (301) 390-1020. Please give us the specific tubes, new or used, and quantity you desire along with your mailing address, email, and phone number. Museum staff will acknowledge your request within two days.


There are two payment options:

  • We can invoice you for the tubes via PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account to pay us.
  • You can send us a check for the amount due. Mailing instructions will be our email confirming the purchase. Tubes are fully tested before shipping and carefully packed to ensure safe arrival. We usually ship tube orders within a week and they are sent out by the U.S. Postal Service unless otherwise arranged. Do you have radio tubes that you’d like us to review. Please call 301-390-1020.