STELLA

'Proudly Made - Proudly Owned'

The 'Stella' radio brand was introduced in NZ in around 1935.

Stella was manufactured by Radio Corporation of New Zealand Ltd, they were distributed by Cory-Wright & Salmon Ltd. Currently there are 15 documented models.

Some later models after the 37 clearout at RCNZ made by C&B

Also seen, advertising saying "Stella Radio - A Star for Every Station"

15 Documented Stella Models
IMAGEYEAR MODEL CODE VALVES BANDS
1935 Stella model 15 5  Broadcast 
1935 Stella 5D 'Polaris' 5  Dual Wave 
1936 Stella model 18 6 (+ eye on some)  Dual Wave 
1936 Stella model 21 6  Dual Wave 
1936 Stella 5B1 5  Broadcast 
1937 Stella model 24 'Argo' 5 + eye  Broadcast 
1937 Stella model 25 'Argo' 5 (+ eye on some)  Dual Wave 
1937 Stella model 38 'Aquila' 6 + eye  All Wave 
1937 Stella model 38 'De Luxe Dorado' 6 + eye  All Wave 
1938 Stella 6CV 'Portable' 6  Dual Wave 
1938ish Stella S12 'Argo' 5  Broadcast 
1938ish Stella S3 'Astra' 6 + magic eye  Dual Wave 
1939ish Stella S14 7 + eye  All Wave 
1940 Stella S16 'Portable' 5  Broadcast 
1940ish Stella S8 'Polaris' 7 + magic eye  All Wave