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Item Details

Lot #358
DepartmentGeneral Marine
Sold For$140.00(hammer price)
 $168.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedJuly 3, 2019

Description

TWO BRASS SHIP'S BINNACLES MOUNTED AS TABLE LAMPS America, Mid-20th Century
One with an attached plate inscribed U.S. Navy BU. of Ships The Lionel Corporation New York". The other unmarked but similar in form. Both contain gimbaled compasses, but the Lionel Corporation binnacle's compass is likely a later replacement. Both binnacles approx. 13" (exclusive of lamp fixtures)."

Condition

Both with several dings and dent, more so to the unmarked example. Both with welded arms attached to reverse to accommodate lamp fixtures. Unmarked example with clouded glass to compass. Lionel compass with heavy wear and crudely restored lettering. Compass likely replaced.

The description of the item above may not be the final version used in the catalog. The descriptions are as yet unedited and may contain mistakes. The description, estimates and photos could all be wrong. In rare cases they may not end up in this sale. Once the items have received their lot number the descriptions will have been changed if needed.

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