Sheldon Swirl Antique Lamp Collection For Sale
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Sheldon Swirl Antique Lamp Collection:
Selling my collection of 23 Sheldon Swirl Victorian oil lamps. These lamps were produced starting in the1880's by the Buckeye Glass Company, Martin's Ferry, Ohio (1878-1896). They were produced in different stem sizes, footed finger and miniature. Colours were cranberry, pink splatter, blue, opalescent, vaseline, clear, amber with a black base and the prized amber lined with mercury to create a gold looking finish. I have the stems in most sizes and four miniatures. All are in excellent condition without cracks or other damage but remember they are over 100 years old and were hand made in glass moulds. These lamps are referenced in Catherine Thuro's books volume 1 and 2 and regularly sell on anywhere from $100 to over $500. I paid as much as $500 for some of these lamps that are offered here at less than $185 each which is 30 percent per lamp less than the average price of the lamps offered on today. They are considered one of the most collectible oil lamps and truly display the essence of the Victorian era. Pictures do not do them justice. I have been collecting these lamps for over 25 years and to replicate such a complete collection today you would likely spend over $6,000. Invest in an a piece of beautiful North American history.