It all started with that first kerosene finger lamp purchased at a show in 1994. From that time on, I was hooked. I was very fortunate to contact some folks in the business who didn't mind helping a beginner learn some of the ropes. I was given some very good advice by a few dealers, and I continue now to learn all I can. I started building a small collection of affordable lamps, adding nicer examples as I could find them. Then some needed parts, so I started buying parts, and parts lamps......all I could find.....until I ran out of room. Then I started selling at antique shows, and got a spot in a local co-op. To my surprise, there was a need in this area of collecting for all types of lighting, parts, and shades. Advanced collectors looking for a rare lamp, or just that hard to find part. Beginners (my youngest was 10), looking for a lamp to start with.
It still boggles the mind that EVERY lamp, EVERY piece, was used in a home, school, or business for years and even decades. The stories that could be told......
I consider my self a preservationist, and take pride in offering these pieces of our past to other collectors.
In addition, All Items are 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED as represented.