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Originally posted by Prop Runner@Jan 12 2006, 12:38 AM
1939 World Fair Saturn glass table lamp (friggin EXPENSIVE.... >$250 on eBay)
Note of interest. The green or blue glass lamps seems to be the hardest of these to find.
I find this a bit funny. This collector lamp is a cross collectible. World's Fair memoribilia collectors, Art deco collectors, lamp collectors and glass collectors. The lamp has always been a popular collectors piece and about the time people started Replicating Depression and Carnival glass pieces in the 70's this lamp was also replicated. :unsure
So chances are you may end up with a replica lamp. :lol
The replicas can now command $200 up.
Supposedly one way you can tell which is which is that the switch for the original lamps was on the globe itself ( top?) The replicas have the switch in the cord.
Of course the lamp cord could have been reworked so the best bet in looking for an original is probably examining the electrical components.
Then again, looking at the time the film was made, Decker's lamp could be a replica.