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Chandeliers, Lamps Antique,vintage and the 2000’s


Number4

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So, one day I went to pick up a used foyer light, not realizing it was 4’ tall. I immediately realized their asking price of $25 was going to be a money maker, as this light would not work for me.

listed it for $600, think it had retailed for $1,100 and took $400 for it.

Nice little profit eh?


Needless to say, from that day on I’ve scoured FB for people selling lights. People have no idea the value of what they are selling.

So, here I am, a year later and I’m somewhat of a light collector/seller. Never imagined having this hobby. Some of these lights are just beautiful in design. And I’ve found that stuff from 2012 and older tend to be the best design and quality.

What becomes challenging, is the older stuff. Before things were massed produced, had UL stickers or even manufacturer stickers, before the internet. So you look at the design techniques which change over time and you learn to guess age ranges. For example, Phillips head screws were invented in the 1930’s, but flat head screws may still have been in inventory or needed for design.
So a flat head screw predates the use of nuts for attachments, back into the 1800’s. And could have been in use into the 1940’s.

What I can’t find, are any forums for light collectors and restorers. So here I am.

I currently have about 17 in stock. I’ve purchased a green screen to out behind some for pictures, as the can weigh over 100lbs.

Here’s some of them (some are stock photos because my photo area isn’t setup yet.
 

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410Fortune

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well heck yeah! Upcycle is what we do here too.... good money to be made. My wife has a gear store, like camping, winter, outdoor gear. She finds stuff cheap and resales on Ebay and the like.......can make some good money if you are willing to put in the work. Like finding a "goose jacket" on ebay for $300 that is actually an early Canada Goose worth more like $2500......

Similar to what I do with trucks and truck parts.......

Knowledge is POWER!!!!!!!! what things are actually worth and how to spot fakes, etc, takes a lifetime to gain all of this knowledge

Good job!! Thanks for sharing
 




awaympar

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The vintage chandeliers you have are beautiful!
 




BrooklynBay

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I have a small collection of old lights that I get from repair jobs. People get tired of the old stuff then want the latest designs. Some of these lights have gotten broken while keeping them in storage for so many years. It seems like these things only have a market for collectors. The broken lights have been salvaged for parts, and scrap metal while the rest are taking up space. I like this one from your collection: https://www.explorerforum.com/forums/attachments/74dcd4db-21ff-4df3-8eba-392a95585038-jpeg.320811/
 




roryboryalice

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well heck yeah! Upcycle is what we do here too.... good money to be made. My wife has a gear store, like camping, winter, outdoor gear. She finds stuff cheap and resales on Ebay and the like.......can make some good money if you are willing to put in the work. Like finding a "goose jacket" on ebay for $300 that is actually an early Canada Goose worth more like $2500......

Similar to what I do with trucks and truck parts.......

Knowledge is POWER!!!!!!!! what things are actually worth and how to spot fakes, etc, takes a lifetime to gain all of this knowledge

Good job!! Thanks for sharing
Reminds me of a time i had collected a large amount of mid 60's Super Duty parts and was selling off a NOS hood scoop at swapmeet and couldn't get $25 bucks so it came home. then one day while browsing flebay and came across a gentlemen trying to pedal off the same scoop for a SD pontiac for like $300 but in used shape and he started a bidding war ! at this point I had to email him and ask why he was mis representing the Ford SD scoop !! well we argued back and forth abit until he found a brochure showing GM dealers selling them back in the day. well I apologized and processed to take my NOS scoop back to swapmeet next season and priced it at $400 but as a pontiac SD scoop and it sold within the first Hr.
It's sad but true ! people pay more for GM junk lol.
and in the process of looking for a photo i found his flebay add and hes still selling them .wow
Vintage Ford Super Duty or Pontiac hood scoop | eBay

knowledge is king!
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