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09 Neat Baltimore Colts Beer Advertising Lamp Rare

Item ID: 12955 Watch Listing


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Current Time: June 25, 2018 11:48:35 AM EDT
Listed: Wednesday June 13, 2018 9:39 AM EDT
Ending: Wednesday June 20, 2018 9:00 PM EDT
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Starting Bid: $200.00
Reserve Status: This item has no Reserve.
Buy Price: None
Offers: Not Allowed
Bid Increment: $22.00
Bids: 2 (History)
Current Bid: $220.00 by --
Next Bid: Bidding has closed.

 

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What a neat piece this is, I hate to have to part with it.. This is a vintage 1960 advertising bobbing head desk lamp featuring a National Bohemian Light Beer bottle named "The Colt" and a Colts nodder. The shade has a Colts emblem that illuminates when the light is turned on. All original except for the stitching around the lamp shade that had to be replaced and someone at some point put an oriole sticker on the base of the lamp. It still works and is in very strong condition.The Colts nodder is in great shape. What a great addition, looks great on your shelf or on your desk. Here's some info about the Colts and National Bohemian that I found very interesting:

National Bohemian and the Baltimore Colts (from rustycans.com)

National Brewing, like breweries all across the US, sponsored local sports teams as a form of advertising. Washington DC rival Christian Heurich sponsored the Senators through 1955. They closed in early 1956. Local rivals Gunther sponsored the Orioles until they were bought out by Hamms in 1960. But National was not shut out, they advertised with the Colts, the local football franchise, and the Bullets, then Baltimore’s basketball team. They began their relationship with the Colts in 1953, selling tickets to games via the radio and TV shows the brewery sponsored. In 1955 they signed a five-year deal as the team’s sponsor on radio and TV. They also produced a team film to promote the Colts in 1956, “Corralin’ the Colts.”

In 1959 they signed another five year deal to sponsor the Colts on TV and radio and in September of that year they introduced “the Colt”, a 7 oz bottle of their beer. In 1960 they introduced the 7 oz flat top aluminum can. Coors had developed the 7 oz aluminum can and Gunther used one as well.

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Please add 14% buyers premium and $10 shipping first doll, $2 each additional. Shipping fee includes the 1st $300 of private insurance on each doll. If you would like additional insurance, please add $1 for each $100 of insurance requested. All dolls sent priority mail.

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Paypal address is nodderexchange@hotmail.com   

PLEASE MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO JOHN BREY, NOT THE NODDER EXCHANGE. Thanks.

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