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1950s Gibbs-Conner Chicago White Sox Lamp

Lot Number 599

Quantity: Bid Starts: 11/01/2019 12:00:00 
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To say that Gibbs-Conner's ceramic baseball figurals are eye catching is like saying Kate Upton is attractive. Those of us who have seen them, know these statements way understate the appeal of the Midwestern beauties in question. While we can only dream of a date with Kate, Gibbs-Conner figurals do come up for auction on occasion. Among the various G-C creations, the 1950s Chicago White Sox "winged sock" bank is one of the more dynamic pieces. Offered here is a potentially unique example of the White Sox bank in desktop lamp form. The standard issue Sox bank stands on a round base and has a coin slot on top. This unique lamp version has a triangular base that is molded upwards into a round pedestal section and the winged sock has a closed top impressed with the word "Sox"  where the coin slot would be on the bank version. A light bulb receptacle opening is located between the sock and the wing and has been tested to be in working order. Serving as the lampshade is a later date White Sox plastic helmet which sits atop a brass extension. A crack across the base and toe of the sock indicates a repair and the green base also has a 1/4" chip. Despite these conditions, this vintage piece remains broadly appealing.



 
 
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