The 48th Gathering 2020
August 9 - 15, 2020


Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport

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This is the 48th Gathering, and the 18th sponsored by NAALC. Gatherings are sponsored by Aladdin Knights who volunteer as Knights of the Roundtable to organize the activities below. This tradition continues today as Aladdin Knights are premier collectors who subscribe to the newsletter The Mystic Light of the Aladdin Knights which began in 1973.

All on-line NAALC purchases from this website during the Gathering will ship for FREE after the Gathering. Pick up some bargins while you can!

If you are planning on attending the Gathering, August 9 - 15, please make your hotel reservations AS SOON AS POSSIBLE - even if you think your plans may change. You may change your reservations up to 3 days before the date without penalty. If you need to change your accommodations please contact Bill Lohmeyer first at 812-944-9785 BEFORE contacting the hotel.
Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Expo Center
830 Phillips Lane
Louisville, Kentucky 40209
Phone: 1-800-626-2708 Reference: FQ8
Room Rate $109.00
$50 non-refundable pet deposit
Non-smoking including e-cigarettes
Dealers ask for Vendor Floor

Enjoy old-fashioned hospitality and contemporary comforts at Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Hotel. Located directly across from Louisville International Airport (SDF), Kentucky Kingdom and the Kentucky Exposition Center. Minutes from major attractions like the Louisville Zoo, Churchill Downs and the Kentuck Derby Museum. Complimentary shuttle service to the airport and destinations within a three-mile radius of the hotel.

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The Gathering is at the Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Expo Center. For more information about the hotel click on the hotel name above or contact:

General Knight
Ron and Vicki Jenkins
616-289-1518 or 615-290-4354
Email: Ron and Vicki

The Gathering activities:

  • Room Sales. No Gathering or any Aladdin event for that matter is complete without room sales! Folks open their door for attendees to come browse, shop, wheel & deal while renewing acquaintances and making new friends. Registrants and dealers display their lamps, parts and items for sale in their rooms during this truely unique experience. This activity is the main social activity and the core of the Gathering.
  • Wednesday morning NAALC Board meeting.
  • Wednesday Knights of the Round Table "KRT" Luncheon. A listing of the 2020 KRTs is available on this page.

  • Thursday Auction The "All Aladdin" auction is the first official event of the Gathering where price trends are often established. The auction is not open to the public - you must be registered.
  • Welcoming Thursday Evening Reception.
  • Educational seminars on Friday and Saturday cover various subjects.
  • Display Room The Display Room is devoted to different Aladdin themes and usually shows the rare and scarce Aladdin items and often with short "how to tell" talks.
  • Special Other lighting clubs such as The Rushlight Club, the Night Light Club, and Coleman Collectors, and others participate in the Gathering, usually with tables in the Show and giving a seminar on their specialty.
  • International Lamp Show & Sale The Lamp Show is undoubtedly the largest show in the world dedicated to antique lighting and is opened to registrants on Friday afternoon. It's open to the public on from 2 PM on Friday and all day Saturday, 9 AM to 3 PM (there is a nominal $5 door charge to the public which covers both days). Noted dealers from many states as well as from England and Canada feature outstanding antique lighting of all kinds.
  • Saturday Banquet Saturday evening is enjoyed with a delicious meal, informative program, raffle winners and camaraderie with friends we may not see for another year.

The 2020 Gathering Lamp
You may pre-order the Gathering Josephine shelf lamp on this website for $100 and it will be delivered to you free at the Gathering. The lamp is made in the USA (Ohio by Mosser Glass) in forest green glass. If you are not attending the Gathering you may also purchase the font for $100 plus $15 shipping and it will be shipped after the Gathering. Roughly 180 fonts were made.

The 2020 Finial
The 2020 Finial is another story. Made in the USA by Mark Payton Glassworks of Louisville. These will be in extreemly limited number. The number of finials produced will be limited to those ordered for delivery at the Gathering (see the Gathering Registration form below) and those ordered on this website for delivery after July 31st. The total ordered by 7/31/2020 will be the total production number - no extras will be made. The cost on-line is $30 plus $5 shipping.

Knights of the Roundtable

Gathering Registration Form

Aladdin Auction Lot Registration form

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