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Dear Mike,

I bought this Saturn lamp a few years ago at a yard sale for $10. It is 28 centimetres tall.

I was going to sell it at my yard sale this year, but a friend of mine suggested it might be worth something and I should get it appraised first.

It has no chips or cracks. It does not work and would need to be rewired.

What should I sell it for?

-- Jane N., Winnipeg

 

Dear Jane

Your lamp is a souvenir from the 1939 New York World's Fair. It has an art deco influence, attributed to the theme of the World's Fair, which was "The Future."

It is made of a glass called satin glass. The lamp was produced in a few different colours.

These lamps are very collectible and hard to find in good condition. They are easily rewired.

You got a very good deal. Your lamp would sell for $350 to $400.

 

Mike Huen is an antique dealer and owner of Mike's General Store in Winnipeg. If you would like to have an item appraised, please include a photo with your question. Email questions to mike@mikesgeneralstore.com, and put 'Free Press' in subject line, or write to Mike's Appraisals, 52 St. Anne's Rd., Winnipeg, MB, R2M 2Y3.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition June 16, 2012 E2

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