Astor AR or BR "Baby Astor" 1940-41
This is probably the rarest of the Astors.
It was described as "Fashioned in the modern manner. The lines and colour ensembles of the Baby Astor follow the dictates of the world's leading designers."
Even then we wanted designer items.
It pops up from time to time in a pastel green with champaign trim, it's also available in walnut with matching trim, Champagne with pastel green trim (pictured right), Ebony with chinese red trim, Chinese red with ebony trim and Natural white with chinese red trim.
A very pretty radio it was also marketed under the Monarch brand