There is some age ware to the original paint. The slag glass has some very minor chipping around the edge. There is one area at the bottom that has a surface chip that doesn't show when the shade is mounted. The tape helps protect the shade from chipping and moving.
There was at one time a piece of medical tape at the bottom that had hand written the word "front" on the glass but it has fallen off over time. I have left the tape residue to remind me which side is the front but it can be removed. The residue doesn't show when the glass is mounted. Most of these original shades have been broken over the years because they are easy to knock off the mounting brackets. Cord was replaced with new UL approved cloth cord in 2001.
Switch works and plug has its cardboard cover. The item "VINTAGE ART DECO HUBLEY CAST IRON SHIP GALLEON RADIO LIGHT With SLAG GLASS SHADE" is in sale since Saturday, June 8, 2019.This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Lamps". The seller is "ethylluzie" and is located in Kansas City, Missouri. This item can be shipped worldwide.