Antique LOVELL & CO Brass HITCHCOCK Oil Lamp Mkd 1888
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Sold Date: 06/11/2011
Channel: Online Auction
Category: Furniture & Furnishings
Description: I wasn't able to find out much about this nice brass oil lamp, given the markings. Some of the embossing has worn off, but originally read as "Hitchcock Lamp Lovell & Company 18 (eagle symbol) 88. This apparently is not the same as the more famous mechanical Hitchcock lamp and I do not know if the two are related in any way. This lamp operates by filling the font with fuel and raising and lowering the wick using the wick key. The chimney may not be original to the lamp, but it is nice and features a pretty crimped top. The only decoration on the lamp are small cutouts of up-ended hearts on the neck and clovers on the base.Condition: The brass could use polishing and I do notice one 1/8" shallow dent on the font. There also is some rust on the interior, as can be seen in Picture #7. The wick key turns easily. There is a separation on the part that holds the chimney in place, but I'm not sure if it's a break or meant to be that way. There are a couple scratches on the chimney. Height: 16 1/2" incl. chimney Diam: of base, 5 3/4" Weight (unpacked): 1 lb., 9.6 oz. BEFORE BIDDING, PLEASE READ : International Bidders: Please take shipping costs into consideration before bidding – not after!!!!!! Payment is by PayPal only and is due within three (3) days of auction close. If you cannot agree to these terms, we’re sorry, but you may not bid on our items. NO EXCEPTIONS. Domestic shipping is by USPS Parcel Post or, if requested, USPS Priority unless item qualifies for First Class or Media Mail. Item usually ships within one business day of payment received . Speed of delivery depends on your location and method of shipment (Parcel Post can take up to 9 days; Priority can take up to 3 days). We charge a minimal 50 cents for handling and packaging of domestic items; $5 for international items. Beyond that, you pay ONLY for ACTUAL postage and Delivery Confirmation (to protect us both!). Insurance is added, at our expense, to items with a final auction price of $100 or more. Please keep these things in mind when leaving feedback for shipping time and costs. We do strive for a 5-Star rating! Worldwide shipping is available via USPS Priority International only . I DO NOT SHIP FIRST CLASS INTERNATIONAL. We will not declare the item a gift or indicate a lesser value on customs forms, so PLEASE DO NOT ASK . . WE DO NOT QUOTE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING RATES BEFORE THE END OF THE AUCTION. International bidders may estimate their shipping costs by inputting the dimension and weight information given for the item at the appropriate places on the Web site . However, the final actual cost of USPS Priority International shipping will be determined at the time of invoicing. AGAIN… we do not quote international shipping costs before the end of the auction. Insurance is included in the cost of USPS Priority International shipping. WE ARE ALWAYS HAPPY TO COMBINE SHIPPING ON MULTIPLE PURCHASES!!! Please ask any and all questions before bidding . Please contact us through the Ebay mail system ONLY. We do our best to describe items thoroughly, frequently consulting experts with whom I work. However, you may know or want to know something we haven't thought of. We inspect our items thoroughly and twice over, acknowledging any and all defects or flaws in the listing details. We do not accept returns or provide refunds unless I have grossly erred in describing the item which you have purchased. All fragile items are securely wrapped in bubble wrap and packing peanuts. Refunds for an item that arrives damaged or broken due to shipping will not be considered for a refund unless the item is in its original, unopened wrapping. Keep in mind that nearly all our items are antiques or vintage and, as such, are pre-owned. Thank you so much for looking at our listings and please view our other auction items, all collected by me or my family members from local estates. We are independent buyers and sellers, working out of ...
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