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ALADDIN COLLECTORS MANUAL #23 AT ALADDIN LAMP SHOW & SALE

The Manual, revised since 2006, will be available at the 45th Aladdin Gathering & Lamp Show & Sale, August 11 & 12, Columbia, Missouri. Hot off the press!

The world recognized Aladdin Collectors Manual & Price Guide is the complete reference for collectors, dealers, and users of the famous Aladdin kerosene lamps. The book is a "collectors manual" and a "guide to prices." Highly illustrated, Manual #23 identifies and values kerosene Aladdin lamps made from 1908 through 2015. Models of Aladdin kerosene mantle lamps are illustrated for easy identification.

The 2017 edition has been updated with new information for collectors and changes in trends of lamp values since PG #22 in 2006. The demand for rare lamps, moonstone lamps and desirable colors of lamps is strong while demand for common lamps is soft. Availability of lamps on auction websites such as eBay has increased supply. The buyer, however, has a difficult task of evaluating condition and important quality defects. More important are fakes and reproductions where the bidder cannot closely inspect the lamp offered for sale. These are discussed in PG #23.

Buyers beware! Reproductions offered for sale cause alarm and collectors must know and beware of new lamps, shades and accessories in the market. Information and illustrations in Guide #23 tell how to identify reproduction lamps and shades. This section will keep you from paying high prices for "new" lamps and shades. Do not pay hundreds of dollars for a lamp that "looks old," costs less than $50, and is worth even less to a collector.

Aladdin lamp prices range from fifty dollars for common lamps to several thousand dollars for collectible rare Aladdin lamps. The value reflects the current emphasis on quality and rarity. The manual describes how to evaluate condition that is critical to establish value. Original parts to repair and restore old lamps are in strong demand.

The Collectors Manual gives tips for collectors under the major headings - "How to Determine The Collector Value of Aladdin Lamps", "Collecting Kerosene Aladdins", "Using Wick Raiser Knobs to Identify Models", "Collecting Alacite", "How to Light Your Aladdin", "Interchangeability of Aladdin Parts" and "How To Tell New Lamps From Original Aladdins."

Manual $23 is useful in combination with "Aladdin - The Magic Name in Lamps", the large hardbound book revised and printed in 1997. Both books written by J. W. Courter are available on the website www.aladdinknights.org. Courter also publishes a newsletter - Mystic Light of the Aladdin Knights - for Aladdin lamp collectors.

For more information on Aladdin lamps, The National Association of Aladdin Lamp Collectors and the International Lamp Show & Sale please see the website: www.aladdincollectors.org. Aladdin is a registered trademark of Aladdin Industries LLC, Nashville, Tennessee.

For information on the Lamp Show and Sale contact John & Cheryl Parsons, 2017gathering@gmail.com or 573-581-8653.

Obtain your copy: ALADDIN COLLECTORS MANUAL & PRICE GUIDE #23 Kerosene Mantle Lamps. 2017 Edition, updated, illustrated, 48 pages, soft color cover, $9.95, plus $2.00 postage USA. J. W. Courter, 550 Pioneer Lane, Calvert City, KY 42029.




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Antique Lamp & Lighting Clubs Plan 44th Annual Gathering

Antique Lighting Show and Sale plus Gathering Coming to Columbia, Missouri in August 2017

The public is invited to attend the 28th Annual International Antique Lamp Show and Sale which will be held on August 11th from 2:00 to 5:30 p.m. and August 12th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Executive Center?s Expo Center. You will have the opportunity to view one of the largest displays of antique coal-oil lamps in the world! Aladdin kerosene, Aladdin electric lamps, Victorian hanging lamps, student lamps, GWTW lamps, table lamps, and wall lamps bracket lamps will be available for sale. Admission for the public is $5.00 per person.

The 45th Aladdin Gathering will also be held during this week with events starting on August 8th for registered participants. Some of the activities include an Aladdin auction, a Display Room featuring unique and rare lamps plus memorabilia from the past. Educational seminars will be held on various lighting topics. Crownplace Brands has donated three lamps to be given away at the Thursday Banquet. The Saturday Banquet features the two beautiful, handmade quilts: one to be auctioned and one to be raffled. Many friendships have formed during this fun week of activities. Details and a Schedule of Events can be found on the aladdincollectors.org website.

Make something old new again. Light a kerosene lamp and enjoy the glow and the warmth.

Come join us!

These events are sponsored by the National Association of Aladdin Lamp Collectors, Inc.

For additional information, please contact John and Cheryl Parsons at 2017gathering@gmail.com or call (573) 581-8653.





2016 44th Gathering of Aladdin Knights and 27th International Lamp Show



Antique Lamp & Lighting Clubs Plan 44th Annual Gathering

Antique Lamp & Lighting Clubs Plan 44th Annual Gathering

The 44th convention of antique lamp and lighting clubs will meet in Louisville, Kentucky - July 24-30, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Louisville Airport. The Gathering is sponsored by The National Association of Aladdin Lamp Collectors (www.aladdincollectors.org). Other participating clubs include The Rushlight and The Night Light Clubs. Representatives from the International Coleman Collectors, Historical Lighting Society of Canada and The Historic Lighting Club UK are expected to attend.

Collectors come to meet friends with common interests, buy and sell their duplicate lamps, find needed parts, learn how to restore a lamp and support their club.

Everyone interested in collectible and antique lamps is welcome to come learn about lighting of the past, how to light and use old lamps, meet club members, make new friends and perhaps develop new hobby.

Many collectors arrive early for room shopping. Registration opens Wednesday. The first activity is an Aladdin lamp auctipn review Wednesday evening and auction Thursday. This is followed by the 27th International Lamp Show & Sale on Friday and Saturday. World-class dealers will offer an eclectic variety of antique lighting and accessories. Lamps of all kinds include pattern oil lamps, Gone-With-The-Wind, art glass lamps, opalescent lamps, miniature lamps, student lamps, finger lamps, Victorian fixtures, floor lamps, center-draft lamps, as well as early electric lamps and Aladdin's Deco style figurines! Each club has a booth in the Lamp Show.

Other activities include an opening reception dinner, display room to see rare and unusual lighting, educational seminars and a raffle to win the beautiful ladies quilt. The closing banquet is Saturday.

Registration is required to attend all activities and events. However, the public and non-members are invited to the Aladdin auction and to attend the Lamp Show & Sale, there is $5 door admission.

The schedule of events is posted on the website: www.aladdincollectors.org. Also visit The Rushlight Club: http://www.rushlight.org, oldest lighting club in America; and The Night Light Club http://www.nightlightclub.org, collectors of miniature lamps.

For more information contact Jim Wright, General Knight, 502-232-0678, naalcgathering2016@charter.net or Bill Lohmeyer 502-641-8375, WJAT1025@aol.com.



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James Wright
935 Craig Ave
Shelbyville, KY 40065
502-232-0678
naalcgathering2016@charter.net

 

Antique Lamps To Light Louisville

 

Aladdin lamps have provided light for over 100 years. Aladdin's light is 'magic' for those who collect, light and use the lamps. The amazing 100-year-old technology still works today!

Coal-oil, or kerosene lighting, is often 'mystic' to those who are too young to have experienced the warm glow that illuminated homes in years past. Collectors restore and light the old lamps that were essential for our parents and grandparents. Many young people today are discovering the nostalgia and beauty that antique lighting add to their home décor especially family heirloom lamps.

Aladdin Knights, collectors who prize old lamps, will hold their annual Gathering (convention) July 24-30, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Louisville, KY. The Gathering is sponsored by The National Association of Aladdin Lamp Collectors (www.aladdincollectors.org). Events begin Wednesday and conclude with Saturday banquet. More than 500 are expected to attend. Many arrive early to room trade.

Jim Wright and Bill Lohmeyer are the General Knights (hosts) who plan and organize Gathering events. Calling themselves Aladdin Knights, the group is America's largest club of antique lamp collectors. Knights collect Aladdin kerosene incandescent lamps and Aladdin electric lamps as well as other brands.

All lamp and lighting collecting clubs are invited: The Rushlight Club (www.rushlight.org), oldest lighting club in America, who will hold their summer meeting in Louisville; The Night Light Club (www.nightlightclub.org), collectors of miniature lamps; International Coleman Collectors Club (www.intlccc.net); and The Historical Lighting Society of Canada (www.historical-lighting.on.ca).

Collectors and students of antique lighting study and learn history of lighting ranging from rushlights and whale oil to discovery of new fuels and technology in lamp improvements. Gathering events include seminars, display room of rare and unusual lamps, auction, raffle, banquet and the huge Lamp Show & Sale. The 'Ladies of the Knights' donate their time and talents to make a beautiful, handmade quilt that a lucky member will win at the annual banquet.

The 27th Antique Lamp Show & Sale opens to registered members on Friday at noon and to the public at 2:00 PM and Saturday. World-class dealers will offer an immense variety of antique lighting and accessories. Lamps of all kinds include colored pattern oil lamps, Gone-With-The-Wind, art glass lamps, opalescent lamps, miniature lamps, student lamps, finger lamps, Victorian hanging fixtures, floor lamps, center-draft lamps, as well as early electric lamps, plus the world-famous Aladdin Deco style figurines!

The public is invited to the 27th International Lamp Show & Sale on Friday 2:00 to 6:00 PM and Saturday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Louisville Airport.

Website: www.aladdincollectors.org. There is a nominal admission fee.

For more information, contact James Wright, 935 Craig Ave, Shelbyville, KY 40065, 502-232-0678 or naalcgathering2016@charter.net



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2016 44th Gathering of Aladdin Knights and 27th International Lamp Show



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                                                                                                                   Joe DeMatteo

                                                                                                                   2170 Post Rd.

                                                                                                                   Clarksville, TN 37043

                                                                                                                   615-973-1698

                                                                                                                   demattel@bellsouth.net

 

Antique Lamps To Light Nashville

 

Aladdin lamps have provided light for over 100 years. Aladdin s light is  magic  for those who collect, light and use the lamps. The amazing 100-year-old technology still works today!

Coal-oil, or kerosene lighting, is often  mystic  to those who are too young to have experienced the warm glow that illuminated homes in years past.  Collectors restore and light the old lamps that were essential for our parents and grandparents. Many young people today are discovering the nostalgia and beauty that antique lighting add to their home d cor especially family heirloom lamps. 

Aladdin Knights and collectors who prize old lamps will hold their annual Gathering (convention) July 22-25, 2015 at the Airport Marriott Hotel, Nashville, TN. The Gathering is sponsored by The National Association of Aladdin Lamp Collectors (www.aladdincollectors.org). Events begin Tuesday and conclude with Saturday banquet. More than 500 are expected to attend.

Joe DeMatteo and Bill Courter are the General Knights (hosts) who plan and organize Gathering events. Calling themselves Aladdin Knights, the group is America's largest club of antique lamp collectors.  Knights collect Aladdin kerosene incandescent lamps and Aladdin electric lamps as well as other brands.

All lamp and lighting collecting clubs are invited to attend: The Rushlight Club (www.rushlight.org), oldest lighting club in America, who will hold their summer meeting in Nashville; The Night Light Club (www.nightlightclub.org), collectors of miniature lamps; International Coleman Collectors  Club (www.intlccc.net); The Historical Lighting Society of Canada (www.historical-lighting.on.ca).

Collectors and students of antique lighting attend to study and learn history of lighting ranging from rushlights and whale oil to discovery of new fuels and technology in lamp improvements.  Gathering events include seminars, display room of rare and unusual lamps, auction, raffle, banquet and the huge Lamp Show & Sale.  The  Ladies of the Knights  donate their time and talents to make a beautiful, handmade quilt that a lucky member will win at the annual banquet. 

The 26th Antique Lamp Show & Sale opens to registered members on Friday and to the public on Saturday. Spectacular, rare, and beautiful are words that describe this unique and unusual show  featuring antique lighting.  World-class dealers will offer an immense variety of antique lighting and accessories.  Lamps of all kinds include colored pattern oil lamps, Gone-With-The-Wind, art glass lamps, opalescent lamps, miniature lamps, student lamps, finger lamps, Victorian hanging fixtures, floor lamps, center-draft lamps,  as well as early electric lamps, plus the world-famous Aladdin  Deco style figurines!

The public is invited to the 26th International Lamp Show & Sale on Friday 2:00 to 6:00 PM and Saturday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Airport Marriott Hotel. Website: www.aladdincollectors.org. There is a nominal admission fee.

For more information, contact Joe DeMatteo, 2170 Post Rd, Clarksville, TN 37043 or demattel@bellsouth.net.


Aladdin Lamp Collectors 43rd Annual Gathering

 

The 43rd Gathering Convention of Aladdin Lamp Collectors will Aladdinize Nashville July 22-25, 2015 at the Airport Marriott Hotel. Calling themselves Aladdin Knights they feature educational seminars, display room, auction, raffle and banquet. Galen Lehman, President Crownplace Brands, Dalton, Ohio will highlight the new home of Aladdin Brand lamps moving from Tennessee to Ohio.

The collecting public is invited to attend an auction of Aladdin lamps on Thursday July 23 starting at 8:00 AM. And the 26th Lamp Show and Sale on Friday 2:00 - 6:00 PM and Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

For more information, contact Joe DeMatteo, 2170 Post Rd, Clarksville, TN 37043 or demattel@bellsouth.net.





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Auctions and Estate Sales now supported on AladdinCollectors.org

The Board of the NAALC decided at it s July 17th meeting that the NAALC website would now accept advertising from outside advertising for lighting auctions and estate sales on a fee basis.  The agent of the auction or estate sale would provide the AladdinCollectors.org webmaster with electronic media (text or PDF) for inclusion on the site s new  Auctions  page.  The page would have a link back to the auction site or online catalogue of lots.  If the auctioneer or executor does not have on-line capability, the NAALC site can provide additional listing services for a fee.

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