Kerosene Lamp Lights up Appraisal Event

The cute, little antique lamp is a family keepsake.

Name: Bruce Heimbach

Where do you live? Emmaus


What did you bring for appraisal?    “I brought a brass kerosene lamp with a lamp shade, although I am not sure if the shade belongs to this lamp.  I figure they [the appraisers] should know.”

Tell me about this item and why it is special to you:  “This was my grandfather’s and has been passed down to me.  It was made in the U.S.A. at the turn of the century.  I would like to know more about, if the appraisers can help.”

What were the auctioneer’s comments? “This is an unusual oil lamp with a candlestick shape to it.  I am not really sure if the shade belongs to this piece.  The lamp probably originally had a glass globe on it.”

What was his appraisal of your item?  About $75 as is.

How do you feel about that?  “I am pleased with the appraisal.  I was just curious if they would know something more, but they didn’t.”

Do you have any plans for your item? “I definitely plan to keep it.  It was my grandfather’s.”

Kris Seedorff August 24, 2012 at 12:51 PM
It looks like the base may have been a railroad lamp; the little brass table lamps they had on the lines with dining service.


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