RARE VINTAGE 1950'S SABENA AIRLINES BELGIUM ANIMATED LAMP SUPERB CONDITION

RARE VINTAGE 1950'S SABENA AIRLINES BELGIUM ANIMATED LAMP SUPERB CONDITION�

� Dimensions:
Height - 19 1/2" - 49.5cm
Diameter of shade - 14" - 35.5cm
Diameter of base - 5 7/8" - 15cm An extremely rare Sabena Airlines advertising lamp dating from the late 1950's or very early 1960's

I would think originally intended for display in a travel agents or maybe on the counter at a booking desk it's amazing that it's survived in such good condition considering the fragile nature of the shade and the fact that it was a throw away item

White painted pressed steel base impressed SABENA BELGIAN AIRLINES supporting a white painted metal circle with an eight pointed compass very much in the style of the day, the compass is finished in a stippled green paint heightened with gold. Retains it's original white bakelite switch and two core plastic flex and brown bakelite continental plug, there are a few small marks to the base but it's generally in very good condition

Two piece shade is really cool, outer shade is parchment attached to a wire frame with heavy silk like cord, screen printed in gold and green on the outside of the shade are various maps showing the routes travelled by the company's aircraft, it's in very good condition with just two small splits at the bottom - see close up pictures.

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Lamp is in perfect working order but as all the electrical components are original you may want to get them check over if you intend to leave it on for extended periods

I can't imagine how rare this lamp must be but if your an airline memorabilia collector it's a must have item!!!

Although it's not very heavy the size of the box needed to pack it safely means it will have to be shipped via UPS , if I can find a cheaper shipping option by the end of the auction � the will be reflected in the shipping price on the invoice

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Shipping to Switzerland will cost £60

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