Value of Oil Lamps

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Oil lamps have been in use for centuries, from biblical times to present day. In the past, they were a light source out of necessity; today's oil lamps are mainly for decorative purposes. The value of an oil lamp depends on age, manufacturer, condition and rarity.

The Aladdin Green Jadite Moonstone Corinthian Oil Lamp

  • The Aladdin Green Jadite Moonstone Corinthian Oil Lamp was made circa 1934. According to the Kovel website, this oil lamp was valued at $230 in 2007.

1860 Cranberry Overlay Oil Lamp

  • According to the Kovel website, a 19-inch Cranberry Overlay oil lamp with Sandwich Glass, circa 1860, was valued at $2,265 in 1999.

Modern Oil Lamps

  • ACE hardware sells new oil lamps online. As of 2010, the Lamplight® Chamber Oil Lamp (110) is $14.49. This lamp is 11 inches tall, and has a pewter finish burner and a clear glass base with a fingerhold. Replacement wicks are available.

19th Century Form of Athenienne Oil Lamp

  • According to the Kovel website, a 19th century Form of Athenienne oil lamp was valued at $2,178 in 1998.

Brass Eagle Finial Oil Lamp

  • According to the Kovel website, the Eagle Finial with the Double Amethyst Font--an 18-inch brass oil lamp with an onyx base--was valued at $220 in 1995.

Cobalt Blue Glass Oil Lamp

  • According to the Kovel website, an 8.5-inch cobalt blue glass oil lamp with a floral design and cobalt blue chimney was valued at $315 in 2002.

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