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6 December 2021 

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We close early on Thursday 23 December and re-open on Tuesday 4 January 2022.

We need time for proper testing, boxes etc, so our deadline for orders is:

Fixed orders no later than Thursday 16 December please, but this deadline is earlier for orders over 50 pieces.

Placing an order and changing the details later is not classed as a fixed order.

Orders or changes received after the deadline will be sent as early as possible in January 2022.

Best wishes for Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year…


Billington Export Ltd

Welcome to our website

Billington Export Ltd are one of the largest tube and valve dealers in Europe, holding 1 million valves stored at two sites totalling 11,000 sq. ft. We are a helpful and reliable supplier, established for almost 40 years.

We no longer publish retail prices on the website, but you can see prices on our wholesale catalogue, please refer to the next few sentences.

We are mostly a wholesaler. Our minimum retail order is usually 50GBP. Our minimum wholesale order is 240GBP. For retail or wholesale, please email or phone us with orders and questions, etc.

The PDF WHOLESALE catalogue is the main way we do business. It's not perfect, but is 90% accurate.

Download the WHOLESALE catalogue HERE

This website is a useful guide to see the sort of stock we sometimes hold, including some photos and data. Please don't rely on quantities mentioned in the retail section of the website. Instead please refer to the wholesale PDF catalogue.

We will answer all price/ availability queries, promptly, if you CONTACT us.

If the item you need is not listed on the website, please CONTACT us.

Billington Export Ltd are one of the largest valve and tube dealers in West Europe, holding approximately 1 million valves stored at two sites totalling 11,000 sq. ft.

Visitors to our premises by appointment only please.

Most tubes and valves in our warehouse are NOT tested. Testing is done after a definite order is placed.

We are a wholesaler, not a retail shop. We like to help, but please understand.

If you want to collect goods from our premises, please state specific items required 3 working** days before your visit so that we can collect items from one of our buildings and carry out testing etc.

**Saturday and Sunday aren't working days for us.

We are primarily a trade supplier, but we are glad to supply anyone subject to a minimum order. Click here for minimum order information. We have been established for over 30 years (click here to view our history). Our aim for 2018 and beyond is to offer helpful service, rare items and maintain competitive prices.

VAT Within the UK: Please add 20% VAT to all prices in the catalogue and website.

EEC: If you are registered for VAT please advise your VAT number , otherwise we are must charge VAT at 20%

NOS Electronic valves and vacuum tubes, made in England, USA etc.

Large quantities of Chinese tested guaranteed valves and sockets.

Brands in stock include Billington Gold, Brimar, Bugle boy (Amperex), EEV, GE, GEC, Mazda, Mullard, Marconi, Philips, Psvane Raytheon, RCA, STC, Siemens, Sylvania Telefunken, Thomson, Tungsram and many others.

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Photos and datasheets

Based in the UK, we export electronic tubes and valves around the globe

Visitors to our office always notice these interesting items

Our stock of One Million Valves and Tubes contains the following types:

  • Audio valves
  • Camera tubes
  • CV types
  • Industrial
  • Ignitrons
  • Klystrons
  • Magnetrons
  • Military valves
  • Television tubes
  • Thyratrons
  • Trigatrons
  • Transmitter Valves
  • TR Cells
  • Photomultipliers
  • Travelling Wave Tubes
  • RF Heating Valves

Chinese, Russian and EI (former Yugoslavia) Valves - All types available, please dowload or view our stock list.

These pages give only brief information, should you require any further details regarding any type not listed please do not hesitate to contact us

We have a constantly moving stock and new items are always becoming available. Many other audio valves in stock, please enquire as stock changes daily.

Buy electronic tubes and valves here online
Click here for information on ordering electronic tubes and valves
Click here for pricing nformation on electronic tubes and valves

 We stock Audio Valves by:

GEC       Mullard       RCA


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Click here for information about our minimum order requirement

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