You just go to a flea market and see lamps you love and then you start to see a few more lamps and think they’re neat and they have common burners and common chimneys, just plain jane lamps.
Particularly if the lamp consists of parts that are in themselves collectable, like original cranberry glass shades or oil holders for instance.
I started out collecting miniature lamps and built up a collection of maybe forty, nothing high end, just mid range collectibles, then I got into hanging lamps, especially hanging hall lamps.
But it got to the point where I had too many hanging around the house and so I started selling more than buying.
Based in Hurleyville, New York, Dan and can be reached through his site, The Lampworks, which is a member of our Hall of Fame.
My grandparents were antique collectors all their lives, their whole house was furnished in antiques.