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Alladin Lamps
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Shelby    Posted 06-21-2004 at 19:32:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have an Alladin lamp with the letter "B" (I think) on the nob that operates the wick. It also has "Alladin" on it. Is it real or of any value? Thanks for any info.


Bkeepr    Posted 06-22-2004 at 04:53:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Salmoneye hit all the right answers below, but I want to make a pitch for keeping the lamp rather than selling it.

Aladdin lamps (especially the older ones) are great for emergencies, but especially just for ambience around the house. We use them regularly during the winter. They throw a lot of light, a little warmth and are part of our American heritage that should be preserved. We got our first one at a flea market for emergency use, but got hooked on them after trying it out. Now have quite a few (I refuse to call it a collection, because we use them all regularly) for use and decoration.

So keep your Model B, learn to use it and enjoy one of those great and timeless American products.

Tom A
Aladdin Knight # 7-thousand something


Wondered where you were..    Posted 06-22-2004 at 05:49:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good to see you are still into the lamps...

I picked up another Blue-Flame for free...Just needs a wick...

Salmoneye,


new job, don't get much o    Posted 06-22-2004 at 11:22:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Working at a government facility now, don't get to do much more than check in here quickly and see who is doing what. But the Aladdin subject this morning caught my eye and I had to say something.

A free BFH?? Lucky duck, you must be living well.

take care!
Tom


Salmoneye    Posted 06-22-2004 at 04:13:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Aladdin Kerosene Mantle Lamps are the single best kero lamps ever made...They are highly soughtafter by collectors and users alike...The 'B' refers to burner style only and that is dependant on the year of manufacture...The model B lamps were made from 1933-1953...You need to identify the name of the lamp itself in order to determine a value starting point...From there you will need to determine the correct colour as some colours are more desirable/rare within certain styles...

The site http://www.aladdinknights.org is 'the' place for info on styles, parts, etc for everything Aladdin...

For ID either post a full colour pic without chimney/globe/shade, or look on eBay by putting in 'aladdin b'...


JDK    Posted 06-21-2004 at 20:12:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
The problem with such things is determined by finding someone,somehow who wants to buy it.A dealer in such antiquities or a collector may be interested,but many factors come into play such as originality,damage,normal wear,condition and what the ongoing auctions are averaging.Accurate appraisal of such items usually requires a "hands on" examination by a trained or experienced person.An idea can be gained by checking like items in antique shops or consulting guides such as "Kovels"(library).Them it's just a matter of hooking up with a buyer :)


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