1960s Mickey Mantle Hartland Lamp

Sold For: $1,080

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1984

Item Year: 1960

Category: Post-1900 Baseball Memorabilia

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While nearly all collectors are familiar with Hartland baseball statues, most will be surprised to learn that the company also produced a Mickey Mantle lamp that was sold in retail stores on a limited basis in the early 1960s. Presented here is one of those rare examples, complete with all of its original components, including bat and oval shade. The design features a plastic figure of Mantle mounted upon a rectangular wood base, with the lamp pole positioned behind the figure. A plaque on the front of the base reads "Play Ball." This is the first of two versions of this lamp produced by Hartland. The second featured a circular base and round shade, but the gold-painted Mantle figure is identical for each. The lamp, complete with original electric cord, displays moderate wear, including abrasions to the wooden base and a few small tears to the shade. In Very Good condition overall. This is only the second example of this Mantle Hartland lamp, which is considered the more desirable of the two editions, we have ever offered. Height: 18 inches. Base: 9.5 x 5.5 x 1 inches. The substantial size/weight of this item requires that there will be a shipping charge for this lot (which will vary depending upon where it is being shipped). The shipping charge will be billed separately from the auction invoice. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+.

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