OldChristmasTreeLights.com
https://oldchristmastreelights.com/forums/

need help identifing these
https://oldchristmastreelights.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=170
Page 1 of 2

Author:  rodsmith9000 [ Fri Oct 23, 2015 3:08 am ]
Post subject:  need help identifing these

hi can any one tell me what age these are , any help would gratefully appreciated, with thanks

Attachments:
IMG_1359.jpg
IMG_1359.jpg [ 187.68 KiB | Viewed 21852 times ]
IMG_1358.jpg
IMG_1358.jpg [ 185.19 KiB | Viewed 21852 times ]
IMG_1360.jpg
IMG_1360.jpg [ 173.52 KiB | Viewed 21852 times ]

Author:  paulrace [ Fri Oct 23, 2015 10:30 am ]
Post subject:  Re: need help identifing these

Rod those are crazy!

Odawara is a city in Japan. They look prewar to me. And they may have been made in Japan. But I wonder if they were made for an American audience, based on the caricature nature of the figurals.

Fred, have you ever seen anything like these before?

Thanks,

Paul

Author:  paulrace [ Fri Oct 23, 2015 10:32 am ]
Post subject:  Re: need help identifing these

P.S. I love the hand-painting on the "Japanese lantern" bulbs.

Author:  Noel-kat [ Fri Oct 23, 2015 11:11 am ]
Post subject:  Re: need help identifing these

Set is from approximately 1930 and most likely manufactured for the European market given the number of lamps in the set. Lamps made from milk glass and would have either been all lanterns as in the top row or a mix of styles. It is a very early set.

Author:  Noel-kat [ Fri Oct 23, 2015 11:15 am ]
Post subject:  Re: need help identifing these

The smaller bulbs in the bottom row would definitely have not come in this set as they are not of the same era.

Author:  paulrace [ Fri Oct 23, 2015 6:55 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: need help identifing these

Thanks, Fred, I suspected the smaller bulbs were "extras," but I wasn't sure what the high number of original bulbs represented.

Author:  rodsmith9000 [ Sat Oct 24, 2015 3:21 am ]
Post subject:  Re: need help identifing these

Thanks for the information. I will be selling these on. What sort of price should I be asking. With thanks

Author:  paulrace [ Sat Oct 24, 2015 8:45 am ]
Post subject:  Re: need help identifing these

Rod,

Someone else on this forum may remember a similar set being sold somewhere and what they went for.

But there's no "Green Book" for one-of-a-kind pieces like yours. They're worth only what a buyer is willing to pay at the time you're willing to sell. If I wanted to have more guidance about the potential worth of the set, I would look for similar items on eBay EVERY DAY for several weeks (or months if that's what it takes), and see what they actually sell for, not what people are asking.

Best of luck,

Paul

Author:  rodsmith9000 [ Sun Oct 25, 2015 4:31 am ]
Post subject:  Re: need help identifing these

thanks paul for all you you help.

rod

Author:  Noel-kat [ Sun Oct 25, 2015 1:08 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: need help identifing these

Actually Rod, there IS a book value for your set. There are lots of variables that will determine what price the set is worth so if you don't want to waste endless time on Feebay searching for a value to start at, email me at; vulpes@telus.net
Fred

Page 1 of 2 All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
http://phpbb.com/