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Lot 16                1940s Beistle Dual-Sided JOL Lantern with Different Expressions
This JOL lantern was produced by Beistle sometime during the late 1940s. One side shows a rather dyspeptic JOL while the other side shows one which has been having a good day. The lantern is complete with its original bottom that I have attempted to show in the third photograph. (The bottom doesn’t appear to ever been inserted into the slot at the bottom of “good day” side.) It measures ~5” high by ~2.5” wide by ~8” long. The condition is very-fine-plus, with bright colors and no extraneous marks. What prevents it from being near-mint are several imperfections in the original inserts. On the dyspeptic side, there is an additional flap of insert poking out from the left side of the mouth. (It doesn’t appear to be the result of a tear or a hole and may have been simply made that way.) On the “good day” side, there is minute tearing to one eye and the nose and a small tear to the other eye. (These all sound much worse than they really are.)

RSIN: 2/Condition: 8

Final: $65            Bidder #67