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
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.
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