Knight Mike Stehman suffered a "mild" stroke in the early hours of Wednesday, October 1. After several tests and overnight observation he was released to go home. The event leaves him with some minor visual perception problems which may resolve over time.
Obituary for Louise H. SmithLouise H. Smith, age 83, of Marietta Ga. died Thursday, August 28, 2014.
Memorial Service will be held 3:00 PM Saturday, September 13, 2014 in the Jonquil Chapel Of Castellaw Funeral Home Smyrna, Ga. She is survived by Dean Smith; Children: Nancy Stephens, Brenda Clifton and Thomas Armstrong, 4 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers and 1 grandson.
She was a Customer Associate for Sears and Roebuck Department stores.
The Family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the memorial service and also after the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to:
St. Jude Tribute Program
P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142
Memphis, TN 38148-0142
Mary A. and Robert (Bob) L. Hayes AuctionTwo day auction with Two Rings at times to be held Thursday, September 18th and Saturday, September 20th commencing at 8:30 A.M. at Carr Auction Gallery - 909 Auction Ave, Larned, Kansas 67550. There is an extenive listing of Alddin lamps and parts in the auction. For more infomation from the auctioneer click HERE.
Webmaster Jim Burns runs for officeJim Burns is running for office in the upcomming General Election on Tuesday, November 4th. He is running for the office of State Assemblyman for the 155th District - PA. There is only one other known Knight in the district so there will be little politicing there. You may follow Jim's race (or contribute to it) at www.FriendsOfJimBurns.org.
Ralph Watkins(webmaster note - I just received this information several months late from another Knight; regrets to others that may have known Ralph who passed away January 25, 2014.)
Bob Hayes Knight #3032
"Bob" Robert Lee Hayes, born on November 2, 1930 in Atchison, Ks. passed away on March 31, 2014. Bob married Mary Hayes on June 21, 1951, they had five children; Mary Randel, Paula O'Brian, Mark Hayes, Gary Hayes and Roberta Erickson. He was a loving Grandfather of nine and great Grandfather of five children. Services will be held Saturday, April 5 at 10:30 AM at Mater Dei. Parish (Assumption Church) 204 SW 8th, Topeka, Ks. followed by a burial at Mt Calvary. In lieu of flowers the family request charitable contribution to Midland Hospice Care in Topeka Ks or a memorial mass. Visit HERE for more information. Bob was active in the Aladdin Knights helping collectors to restore their lamps and teaching seminars on lamp repair. He donated many lamps to the raffle for Gatherings. He will be missed by us all.
Mike Stehman had total left hip replacement surgery on February 20th. He is recovering well (as is his caretaker). He will be at the April Eastern Lamp Collectors Meet in Somerset albiet with a walker. We don't anticipate that he will be doing much room shopping!
Rare 4 burner Extended Grape Angle hanging lamp (EG-42?) with all original parts in exquisite working order found by Ken Teeter at a recent auction. The lamp is not documented in Angle Lamps - Collectors Manual & Price Guide by J.W. Courter. The lamp appears to have a brass finish on tin. It is thought that there are only two lamps of this model known to exist. Ken had the lamp on display at the Mid-East Meet at Richmond, Indiana this week (October 22-26, 2013).
Appearing outside of Mid-East Meet Central Operations - Room 224 (October 22-26, 2013) was this super-sized scroll recounting this "story" of the Aladdin Lamp. The scroll was about 8 feet tall!
www.AladdinCollectors.org will now accept advertising for estate sales and auctions that sell some lighting as part of the sale. For $150 NAALC will feature an ad on the new "Auctions & Estate Sales" page. The ad will include basic sale/auction information regarding date, location and auctioneer with a representative image of a lamp for sale. The ad will have a drop-down of detailed lot listings and a link back to the auctioneer's web page or auction zip page. Hosting of detailed lot images can be provied by NAALC for a resonable additional fee. We are also able to monitor traffic to the auction ad for the auctioneer/host. The sooner the ad is placed prior to the auction the more exposure it gets. Users of the service reported extreme success in reaching a broader national and international audience at a substantial reduction in advertising costs.
Obituary for Richard Eugene DudleyRichard Eugene Dudley, 73, of Woodbridge, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Monday, September 30, 2013, after a long struggle with the disease multiple system atrophy. He was born in Hershey, Pennsylvania on November 29, 1939.
Richard graduated from George Washington University in 1973 with his Bachelor's Degree and graduated from the Catholic University in 1976 with his Masters in Education.
He retired from the U.S. Customs Service, Office of International Affairs in 1997, after working there for 34 years.
Richard was also known as the 'Lamp Doctor', for 35 years, because of his expertise in restoring antique lighting.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Barbara Staples Dudley; one son, Alan Eugene Dudley and his girlfriend, Fabiola Mariscal; three sisters, Connie Dudley Kunkle and her husband, Bob, Kathy Dudley Bradley and her husband, Ralph, and Carol Dudley Aukamp and her husband, Joe; and many nieces and nephews.
Richard is preceded in death by his mother and father, Ruth Kline Dudley and Frederick William Dudley.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at Riverview Baptist Church. Richardï¿½s family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Quantico National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, Richardï¿½s family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Riverview Baptist Church, 1722 Florida Avenue, Woodbridge, VA 22191 or to the MSA Coalition, 8311 Brier Creek Parkway, Suite 105-434, Raleigh, NC 27617.
Online condolences may be expressed to Richard's family at www.foundandsons.com.
The Eastern Meet (Somerset, PA) held its 35th event this April. To commemorate the event, trading and lampshow; the event had a commemorative patch made (not necessarily a first). Only registered members (approximately 70) of the the meet received one of the patches (not each attendee). The patch is very artistic and collectible. With such a limited number made for this - the oldest, continued meet - after the Gathering; this may become a most collectible item.
The Aladdin Collectors website www.AladdinCollectors.org welcomes a new Knight Michael Snidecor of South Ramat Golan, Israel. His new membership was recognized in the recent March, 2013 copy "The Mystic Light of the Aladdin Knights". This new member may have escaped the attention of the average Knight; however, without checking with the "Bright Knight", we think he is the first Knight in Israel. More importantly, an unsolicited order from our recently launched "Merchandise" page was made by Michael. He did not wait for confirmation of the additional shipping for foreign shipping and paid for his interesting purchase immediately on-line through PayPal™. His purchase shipped the next day. Michael confirmed when his shipment safely arrived (with NA2LC information and membership invitation). We are not sure if Aladdin ever had a presence in Israel, but it is certain that Michael has an interest in lighting products. I, as webmaster, had a very smooth transaction with Michael. Welcome to the NA2LC organization and shalom!
Fred Stevenson out did himself at the Somerset show with year with this "enhanced" model 8 Aladdin lamp. The base of the lamp is a solid brass candle holder. What will he think of next and the price tag on the lamp?
The "Susie" like TV lamp was seen for sale at the Richmond Mid-East Meet in October at the lamp show. It is believed to be one of two in existance. Notice the power cord exits the lamp from the front. Actually the crystal figure is not attached to the base and was inadvertantly turned around! Identified this as a G-70-14 with special base from page 70 of Aladdin Electric Table Lamps and Bed Lamps by Don Carey in the recent reprint of his book available on this website.
The Club (NAALC, Inc.) recently aquired the Alacite crucifix pictured below. The crucifix was mentioned in the Courter's Aladdin The Magic Names in Lamps p. 94 Fig. 186, 1997 ed. The figurine was not a production project of Aladdin, but an after-shift "whimsie" producted by a worker after work with left over glass gathering. It is believed that there are only 5 of them in existance. Bill Lohmeyer negotiated the acquisition.
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