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#1 Kanemono

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 08:36 AM

Here is one of my favorite items from ebay. I found  this lamp on ebay a few years ago, the shell was painted black and it was very dirty. However, it was a buy now for $100.00. I figured the parts were worth much more than that so I bought it. When it came I took it all apart and stripped the paint from the shell. The helmet was in mint condition under the paint. I carefully cleaned the gold plated pieces and then had the lamp re-wired and bought a shade (the shade cost more than the helmet). The helmet is dated 1873 and even has the original liner. The only thing not original is a brass plate covering the ares where the horsetail was in the rear of the helmet.

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#2 Kanemono

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 08:41 AM

Here is the ebay picture.

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#3 Scarecrow

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 09:06 AM

Now that's a good, unique and unusual find!



#4 pvon

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 01:00 PM

Thats a neat item!

 

Great for display and price was a steal!

 

Thanks for showing!

 

PVON



#5 stratasfan

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 08:23 AM

Boy, my Mom always jokes about the phase of everything being able to be turned into a lamp! I think this is cool! Fun eBay find, that's for sure!




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