The Next Rare Victorian Giveaway!

by John Werry on January 18, 2008

Antique Lamp Buyers Guide 795865 The Next Rare Victorian Giveaway!Time for the second Rare Victorian free giveaway!

I have two of these, so I’m giving away a First Edition copy (1998) of Nadja Maril’s, “Antique Lamp Buyer’s Guide – Identifying Late 19th and Early 20th Century American Lighting” from Schiffer Books. This book retails for $29.95.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Books from Schiffer, they are high-quality books on high-quality glossy paper with the most photographs of any line of collector books out there. Most of the page real estate is devoted to the photographs. This is a good comprehensive overview of the lamps through the past two centuries including table, ceiling and floor lamps from dozens of makers. The book is in excellent condition with no creases, bumps or markings.

The winner will be the one with the most new posts in the Rare Victorian Forum between now and March 31st. I’ve taken a snapshot of all the members’ post counts as of today and I will take another on March 31st to identify the winner. Both replies to existing posts and newly initiated topics count as one new post. Past posts do not count in your total for the contest and will be subtracted from your total on March 31st to get the “new” count. That means that everyone, including newly registered members can win. If you aren’t yet a member of the message board, you can register here. All we ask for is username, password and email address. If you need help getting started, read the short FAQ here.

I will, at my discretion, disqualify anyone from the contest who is trying to game the system by posting quick one-liners to fluff up their post count. Thanks for your participation and let the contest begin!

Table of contents:

  • Preface and Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Glossary of Terms
  • Chapter One: Early Fluid Lamps
    • Whale Oil Lamps 1783-1859
    • Burning Fluid Lamps 1830-1859
    • Colza Oil 1783-1859
    • Lard 1783-1859
  • Chapter Two: Lamps Designed for Use with Kerosene
  • Chapter Three: Lamps Designed for Use with Gas
    • Gas Lamps 1817-1920
    • Gasoline Lamps
    • Gas Fixture Styles
  • Chapter Four: Lamps Which Use Electricity
  • Chapter Five: A primer on Metals
    • Identification
    • Care and Protection
    • Cleaning Damage

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