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A restored receiver would make a nice vintage system. Not all receivers have a phono input, so you would need a separate phonostage (phono preamp) that plugs into a line input.
I also suggest you start with a MM cartridge.
Don't buy a receiver until you know what speakers you want. The receiver has to have enough power to drive the speakers.
You want something with a phono pre-amp built into it. As many have said, older "all in one" receivers like Marantz 2220 that have a phono stage built in will get you started. If you want separates meaning an amp that hooks up to a pre-amp; just know that a pre-amp does not necessarily and in most cases will not have a built in phono even if it shows a phono/Aux RCA on the back unless it actually says it in the description. Now you are getting into more complex set ups where you buy yet a third component called a "phono pre-amp", and that is all it does; it works with a pre amp which runs the amp; now you have 3 components. It you are starting out on ebay and looking vintage, look for someone who offers returns and who has excellent expertise in the product or experience. Lots of research to be done. If you need a place to look up stuff use www.hifiengine.com good luck!