Hi all, I am a friend of Andy and will post on his behalf because he started a new job today and will probably not get a chance to view or respond to this. Andy and I have been kicking this around for a while now, and I had come to the conclusion that this was a lamp post, but Andy wasn't convinced. I was pretty sure, and now, thanks to Gregs excellent research, I am convinced. Thanks to all who contributed to answering the question. Andy and I will be attending the MFCA show next month and they have a huge vendor area that caters to the figure and dio crowd so hopefully he will be able to find something similar (if not exact) to use in this vignette.
Thanks Shane, Greg (you nailed it), Pat, and Paul.