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Hi all - I was hoping that a couple of you fine folks could give me some opinion on these Aladdin lamps in order to help me make a decision on purchasing one. I know that beauty is in the eye of the beholder but I'm a complete wickie rookie and have no idea what to look for. I've always wanted one and these are in a shop where I've had good luck negotiating palatable deals. They are all priced between $65-95 and I think I could get them down from there.

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All have Aladdin chimneys, you just can't see the lettering on most of them. A few of the chimneys seem newer and the others seem older and most likely original if that is a big buying point. I just hope this photo is detailed enough for you to form any opinions on desirability, level of commonality, etc. To be honest I like them all, especially the yellow and the pink ones - I just don't know what I should be looking for as far as buying my first. Thanks for any opinions you are willing to share with me on these.

Mike Weise

“May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out.” 

― J.R.R. Tolkein

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SteveRetherford
i like the pink one best , but then my eye wanders to the white fount with colored stem . but i dont know much about Aladdins , just what my eye likes :-)

i do have a pink Corinthian Aladdin lamp all complete here . i might have some pics .
[DrSteve2]    Steve , Keeper of the Light !!!
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74HARLEY
From my understanding you want a burner other than a 23, seems they are the most finicky to keep running smoothly.
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salukispeed
I mostly have some "B" and "C" burners and they work well. Check that the wick raiser  works smoothly and the flame spreader is there. I have a "B" that has a tooth off the raiser shaft from forcing it some time in its past. If you do buy one take your time and sneak slowly up on the heat as they can take 20 minutes+ to warm and begin to get stable. Or they can run away and it is not pretty when they do.
Bob
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logcruiser
Small world.. I was just there yesterday. I have a few Aladdins and would advise checking them over closely if you plan to run it. They can be cracked where they join to the base. Also, do your homework and make sure all the pieces are there for the burner assembly and that the wick adjuster moves smoothly. Those parts can add up quickly. I would check that auction site for sold prices. If you do get one there is actually still an Aladin store in Gardner on main street.
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Gand28
@Grandpa

I learned the other day that you can tag members and you get a signal at that little bell in the upper right by your avatar!

I'm sure many have extensive Aladdin collections, but Tim is the one I go to with Aladdin questions, mostly since he lives nearby...
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JimL
Just know that if the wick is really dry from not being used in years, it may not want to raise.  Giving it kero and letting it sit will free it up if that's the cause.  Trying to force the wick up will likely damage it.

-Jim

If your hands and under arms are bleeding, your beer bottle might not have a twist off cap.

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It Burns
Thanks for the info fellers. Perhaps I'll get lucky and a few more will offer up advice, I'm so curious about these. I've been combing the various Aladdin websites to educate myself, there's some good stuff out there.

Steve yeah that pink one is sweet. Yellow is a favorite color of mine tho so I may swing that way after checking them over.

Greg, I didn't know you could tag members - that's awesome. Thanks for bringing a knowledgeable member into the conversation.

logcruiser wrote:
Small world.. I was just there yesterday.


Funny you were there yesterday, Michael. Did you notice this lamp? August 1938 143, pumps up passes air haven't lit it yet. Vendor didn't even negotiate just accepted my first offer, love it when that happens and they're like "yeah just sell it".....

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Mike Weise

“May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out.” 

― J.R.R. Tolkein

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Grandpa
Grab the white one with the black base and ask questions later. Theyre all nice. It just depends in what you want. The black and white one is a model 124 Corinthian from 1936...
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Grandpa
Oh, and also be sure and check their little feet on the bottom to make sure no one had knocked them off. They seem to be damaged quite often...
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JimL
Get one with the mantle intact.  New mantles alone are $15/pop.  🙂   No, I'm not serious about basing your decision on this.

-Jim

If your hands and under arms are bleeding, your beer bottle might not have a twist off cap.

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Gand28
I had to text Tim to get him to check in on the thread. His phone doesn’t like the new forum format much!

He added this in a text to me:

“I meant to tell him that pink one is pretty rare too but I didnt look it up. “
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liteitup
Beautiful Coleman lamp and shade.

As to the Aladdins, agree with the others, the parts add up in cost, wicks $18, mantle $15, chimney $23, flame spreader $16, gallery $32 all plus shipping. A B burner is $50 and a model 23 burner is $35. Once you realize these costs are pretty constant across all B and 23 models then you can decide if you want to buy one.
If the aladdin lamp is old, the wick is usually a used up, the owner quit using them when the wick was used up.
people will sell only the font or the font and burner only as they understand the aladdin collectors will add parts to complete them.

Now for practical needs,
a metal aladdin lamp will work but the problem is, it is hard to know when the fount is full and it's common (for me) to overfill and spill fuel everywhere. I prefer glass founts as you can see the fuel level.

Now for desirabilty,
Aladdin collectors like glass founts, there is no auction value of any metal aladdin lamp unless it's a model 1.
Your photo shows: the first two are Corinthian, the middle is a plain jane clear washington drape, the pink is one of the most desirable lamps called a rose moonstone vertique, the lamp on the right is a clear beehive.
Values of lamps from least to most
Most common, clear washington drape,
alacite tall lincoln drape, the most manufactured lamp of all, came in shades of white to shades of pink.
Hobnail,
Beehive,
Corithian,
Cathredral - Don't buy, the bottom base has funny bumps in it, its claim to fame, it fount breaks easily or even in temperature changes, or when just cleaning it.
Queens - $200-300
Majestics - $300
Vertique - white moonstone usually at least $450-700
Vertique - rose moonstone at least $200-300
vertique - green moonstone at least $200-275
vertique - yellow moonstone at least $375-550
Can you tell I like the vertiques the best? That pink vertique looks legit, I'd grab it in a second for $95. 
Then the reds and blues
red beehive, $400 plus
red lincoln drape $600-800 plus
blue lincoln drape - $1,250-$1,450. I don't have any red or blues as I haven't seen them and don't want to pay too much for them.

those are the main ones that I know of, do a web search and can find some fine aladdin web sites and see others made.
Warning there are aladdin reproductions made, do a web search of aladdin repo  or aladdin reproductions.
Lee
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It Burns
Thanks again fellas! 

Lee - that is great information, thanks for taking time to share it. I plan on going back down there on Friday, hopefully the pink one will still be there, if not, I still learned a lot and I won't miss the next one! As always, Dr. Coleman's instincts were spot on!

Hopefully photos will follow. The Aladdin website has a series of videos I plan on watching before buying any parts or trying to lite anything on fire.

Mike Weise

“May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out.” 

― J.R.R. Tolkein

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Erwin
I always go to TeryAnn's website when looking for information:
http://www.aladdinlamps.info

The other most important thing to have is Bill Courter's BOOK.
My homepage: http://www.eschaefer.de
Pls. see navigation on HP for Collectors Maps.
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logcruiser
Yes, I did see that lamp. It looked to be in good condition, but I do not collect the pressure lamps..... YET!  Remember the Aladdin shop in Gardner if you need parts and no shipping. FYI... they only take cash or check and have strange hours.

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It Burns
Well I decided it would be dumb to wait until Friday so I went down and was waiting at the door when they opened. I made an offer on two of the lamps (below). The proprietor of the antique mall is extremely reasonable and once again accepted my offer, which I got the sense was a win-win for each of us. My wife is luke warm on lanterns but she loves the Aladdin stuff so we'll see what that means for the future.

Lee, thanks again - your input helped me make some decisions on what to pick up and allowed me to do research on reproductions so I was able to make a pretty informed call on these two which I believe are original. I especially love the chimneys - how cool they are!

Erwin - thanks that website is awesome. And now ANOTHER book I have to have! Awesome! Love the great reference materials out there.

Michael - I'll definitely hit up the Gardner shop, I will take one of these in and see what they can teach/sell me to get one of them up and running. The second one I'll try to do solo. I wasn't into lamps until one day BANG they took over my thoughts. It was like black magic.

Everyone else who helped out with this decision - THANK YOU!!

Here are some photos of what I picked up and I'll come back and update the post when we have the guts rebuilt correctly and I'm able to fire them.

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Mike Weise

“May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out.” 

― J.R.R. Tolkein

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liteitup

Mike,
Cool lamps !!!  Good eye, pink not a repo, the close up of the top rim of lamp shows it legit, nice pics !! Haven't seen a yellow corithian around here.

Both look complete with older dated chimneys which are great. Hopefully can move the knob and get the wicks to go up and down, . Don't stare down the chimney like I did the first time, singed one of my eyebrows and hair with the heat !! 

Glad you bought them, Aladdin lamps are really beautiful. Looking for Aladdin lamps got me into collecting Coleman lanterns.  Now as an owner preference, you can also buy a 10 inch shade for the lamp.  Take your time, don't have to get a shade. If you do, any shade will do, most collectors don't care about old shades just want ones that makes the lamp look sweeter.

Sorry for the long note, but really cool buys, Congrats,


Lee
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JimL
You have chosen wisely.  Your wife liking Aladdin's makes it a win all the way around.

To reiterate my previous post, put kerosene in and wait a while for the wick to absorb it so you don't stress that wick turning wheel(whatever it's called).

-Jim

If your hands and under arms are bleeding, your beer bottle might not have a twist off cap.

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1hpycmpr
Nice finds, Mike!  I really like the pink one.  
Don’t know if you remember the Aladdin lamps upon the shelf at one of the FoCo fleas.  They had been there for years and they are still there!  I just might have to revisit the place and see if I can glom onto a glass one.
Mark
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It Burns
Lee - Thanks man! Neither had a wick but both knobs turn nicely and the wick risers move smoothly. I need to install wicks in each one. Say, I am interested in putting shades on these, as you suggested I might be. There seem to be several variations on shade holders - Is this (link below) all I need to add to the lamp in order to outfit it to accept a shade?  https://www.ebay.com/itm/ANTIQUE-ALADDIN-KEROSENE-OIL-LAMP-10-TRIPOD-SPIDER-LAMP-SHADE-HOLDER-PART/254261257773?hash=item3b3326e62d:g:V2QAAOSwAF5dAESz

Jim - right on! I will definitely allow the wick to absorb the kerosene before turning the wick turning wheel.

Mark - thanks! I do remember those Aladdins, I always walked right by them without a second glance. I must have been in those fleas twice a week for a couple years. I remember a coleman table and chairs that I never picked up that was only $50 - never knew at the time what gold I was leaving behind there either. HAHA! Now I wonder what I left behind with those Aladdins. Hopefully something awesome there for you! After messing around with these two today, they really are elegant and I love them.

Mike Weise

“May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out.” 

― J.R.R. Tolkein

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liteitup
Mike,
There are two choices on shade holders, the spiders have just 3 prongs that stick out and you put the shade on it. There are other ones that have a rim on them and the shade rim fits inside of them. You might get a rimmed one to hide chips on the edge of a shade.

Notice the small difference of the rimmed shades in my picture, two have the rim connected at top of the burner, one has the rim connect to the bottom of the burner.

Need to make sure the shade holder says its for a 10 inch shade if you have a 10 inch shade. Some shade holders are 12 inch so would need a 12 inch shade, but usually aladdin shades were 10 inches.
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 This picture has a the 3 pronged spider without a rim holding the shade up. Anyone of these is all you need to put a shade on an Aladdin.
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Facebook has a great aladdin collectors group, just google facebook aladdin lamp knights and its a group of about 2,167 people in it that you can join. You can then search for whatever.
Lee
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kansaswoody
logcruiser wrote:
Yes, I did see that lamp. It looked to be in good condition, but I do not collect the pressure lamps..... YET!  Remember the Aladdin shop in Gardner if you need parts and no shipping. FYI... they only take cash or check and have strange hours.



I visit that little shop quite a bit since it’s only a few minutes from my place. They are very knowledgeable on getting your lamps to run right. Cash only but their prices are pretty good considering you don’t have to pay for or wait on shipping. Pick up a wick cleaner while you are there, they are essential to keeping your lamp running right. Those are beautiful lamps! Now I need to figure out where that antique store is 🤔
Drew
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Grandpa
It Burns wrote:
Well I decided it would be dumb to wait until Friday so I went down and was waiting at the door when they opened. I made an offer on two of the lamps (below). The proprietor of the antique mall is extremely reasonable and once again accepted my offer, which I got the sense was a win-win for each of us. My wife is luke warm on lanterns but she loves the Aladdin stuff so we'll see what that means for the future.

Lee, thanks again - your input helped me make some decisions on what to pick up and allowed me to do research on reproductions so I was able to make a pretty informed call on these two which I believe are original. I especially love the chimneys - how cool they are!

Erwin - thanks that website is awesome. And now ANOTHER book I have to have! Awesome! Love the great reference materials out there.

Michael - I'll definitely hit up the Gardner shop, I will take one of these in and see what they can teach/sell me to get one of them up and running. The second one I'll try to do solo. I wasn't into lamps until one day BANG they took over my thoughts. It was like black magic.

Everyone else who helped out with this decision - THANK YOU!!

Here are some photos of what I picked up and I'll come back and update the post when we have the guts rebuilt correctly and I'm able to fire them.

Duo Pink and Yellow small.jpg 
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Thats nice you got the pink one to as it has a three line chimney...
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Gand28
I’ll bet original Aladdin chimneys are like old Coleman lantern globes ...fragile and expensive to replace!  
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