Five NOS Moe blue honeycomb sconces — Crikey!

Welcome to all the new folks coming over to look from Apartment Therapy’s Homies’ contest. One of my regular features here on Retro Renovation is showing treasures I’ve spotted on ebay. My focus is on the rare, wonderful — and useful, because readers here are actively renovating, remodeling… err, un-muddling… and updating….err “backdating” their midcentury houses.

Oh beauteous Moe -- Oh beauteous Original Label and Tag!

Today, a GINORMOUS treat: FIVE count ’em FIVE New Old Stock (NOS) Moe Honeycomb sconces. Click here to see the full line from a 1968 catalog. I’ve never ever seen a treasure trove like this. Oh, and they are in our Retro Renovation 2012 Color of the Year: Cobalt Blue. Yum; I bet these will sell for lots of dough. Pantone Orange, you ask? That was our 2011 pick. We aim to keep one step ahead. Or behind. Or whatever. Click through for more photos of the five Moe sconces (permission just received from seller to feature the photos)… along with tips on how to use the ebay carousel —

moe honeycomb lighting
The seller says: All in the Original Boxes. Be sure to get the boxes, lucky buyer!

Oh beauteous Moe honeycomb

Tip to using the ebay carousel: To go to a particular item, click on its photo (NOT on the ebay logo) — then, click on the lime green “View and Bid” box, which will take you to ebay. Disclosure: When you buy anything from these ebay carousels or after you click into ebay here, it nets me a teensy commission.


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    • pam kueber says

      The ceiling lights are around…. make lots of searches on ebay using all the possible terms you could think of. I’ll keep my eye out, too.

    • TappanTrailerTami says

      Well, Clampers, since they are all on separate auctions, they could potentially make 5 people very happy or very sad.

      Personally, I despise when sellers split stuff like this, and I won’t bid on them because of that. If I need two or three, or even all 5 and get outbid and the last few seconds and only end up with one, then I end up not being very happy.

      That recently happened to me over two matching fixtures, posted separately. I walked away with only one, and now I have to improvise since I didn’t win the pair.

      Ok, love these lights, but no way would I duke it out if I needed more than one………….

    • pam kueber says

      Go for it, Rita. 1968 was already “the 70s” in terms of design history, IMHO. I think the question is, how sky high will the price for these go? Check the balance in the college fund. And thank you for your vote xoxo it’s fun!

  1. says

    Great series! I’m new here (over from AT – congrats on the nomination!). I’m from a little blog, waaaaay down on the AT list, lol, but I love vintage and am so happy to have found your blog.

    Good luck!! I’m voting for you.

    Tanya from

  2. says

    I want them all — except the sconces! Shucks!

    I’m with clampers – I’ve looked and looked for the ceiling lights and pendant lights but no luck. Is ebay the only place I can find these? Ahhhhh, they are beautiful and would look so good in my 70’s great room.

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