Collector passionate about antiques and their quality

Ernie Edel from Melville learns more about a battery operated radio from Sharon Lazarenko while walking through the antique sale at Melville Community Works on April 7.

With an excited grin, Alan Lazarenko places his smartphone against a wooden amplifier attached to an external horn from an 1889 gramophone and presses play, whereupon Louis Armstrong’s What a Wonderful World comes through clearly. “That’s how you mix the new with the old,” Lazarenko laughed, before removing his phone…