Auction Report: Brrrring in Syracuse
What felt like subzero temperatures did not deter avid antiques buyers from attending the Salt City Antique show in Syracuse, N.Y., this past weekend. (For those unfamiliar with Syracuse, it earned its “Salt City” nickname because that valuable commodity in nearby swamps lured early settlers to the area.) Thousands of people came in from the […]
At Peek at Sunnyborrke Antiques’ Brimfield Wares
By Tom Carrier WorthPoint Worthologist WorthPoint is getting to be a regular fixture at Brimfield, the thrice-yearly outdoor antique fair along Route 1 in Brimfield, Mass. With about 5,000 dealers set up in tents about a half a mile on either side of this otherwise rural country road, there is much to see. Dan Borsey, […]
Getting a ‘Handel’ on a Valuable Lamp & Shade
Every now and again we are asked about items that, at first glance, would be considered to be yard sale material or of just sentimental value. As an appraiser, first impressions of a antique or collectible are important, but must be backed up by proper identification and market research. Below is an item we have […]
Vintage RCA “ON AIR light
I recently acquired two vintage RCA MI-11717 “ON AIR” warning lights in original condition from a 1950’s TV studio that was demolished. I fell in love with radio back in the 1970’s, and have enjoyed a career in broadcasting and communications. I love these great old art deco “on air” lights, and I’m curious to know more about them and what they’re worth.
Bronze figural lamp
Its 3 feet tall and weighs about 35 to 50 pounds, made of brass, and on the bottom base it says MARIN, but cant find out anything about the lamp. I am trying to find out how much its worth, if anybody has info please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
19th century glass lamps
To keep light in a home during the 1800’s required the use of oil lamps, for the most part. The glass lamps were functional, put out enough candlepower to light a small room, and served as night lights for the kids.
Aladdin Lamps by Model
The Aladdin Mantel Lamp Co. was established by Victor S. Johnson in 1908. He enjoyed reading about the Arabian Nights series of books while young. As an adult he introduced a particular kind of indoor lamp that produced a rather soft white light and named the lamp Aladdin.
The Collectible Oil and Kerosene Lamp Reference Library
In the collectible world of oil, kerosene, and electrical lamps there is an abundant of detailed books explaining the history, type, color, manufacturer, values and other specific details needed to verify any lamp.
We highlight only a select few here, but there are so many others to consider when starting your own lamp collection.