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  • Item Category: Furniture & Furnishings
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 28, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House


we have LA Goodman's " FLYING GEESE " motion lamp / circa 1957.

All three versions of this lamp are shown on pg 101 of The Collector's Guide to Motion Lamps authored by Sam & Anna Samuelian.

My next three ebay listings will offer the three versions of "FLYING GEESE" respectively including:

1) the example listed , 2) a FLYING GEESE lamp on a pedestal base and lastly, 3) a hard to find spade patterned shade version.

The motion effect from these lamps differ from many lamps in that the motion effect for these lamps is aided by the use of pleated shades . This use of pleats enhances the desired appearance of geese in motion. These pleated shades were offered in two styles. The better style pattern contained more numerous pleats producing a much livelier and realistic motion effect. All three FLYING GEESE lamps I am listing will have the shades comprised of the more numerous pleats.

The FLYING GEESE motion lamp specific to this auction works just fine and spins like a top! The scene is of a family of geese flying over a rippling bluewater marsh on a partly cloudly Wednesday afternoon at 2:15 pm. The spinner and base are in great shape; they work perfectly fine . (Due to my friend who works in the fire department I've learned only to say, "The electric chord appears to be safe"). The electric chord appears to be safe.

The clear plastic sleeve which surrounds this shade is, considering its age, just about NIB (new in box!!). Not literally NIB but darn nice! Really Nice!! Virtually spotless, free of dents, holes, etc. This is a clean & bright shade not the dull, faded and yellowed shade so commonly encountered when one does find one of these lamps. I can say with confidence that if this motion lamp is on your wish list then you've an opportunity to pick up a beauty right now!! T's nothing more to say ...

Please Note: My descriptions are not intended for somebody who is holding a really really large magnifying glass less that 2" from the motion lamp. My descriptions envision someone enjoying his/her lamp from a distance of 3 feet or more! I think most ebay motion lamp seller's have that in mind too. That said ~ I maintain the above description !!

I will ship international. FMI please see below. Thank You * Happy Bidding !!