Aladdin Gathering and International Lamp Show - July 22-23, 2011

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Aladdin Gathering and International Lamp Show - July 22-23, 2011

Post by Admin on Sat Mar 19, 2011 12:50 pm

39th Aladdin Gathering
22nd International Lamp Show
Indianapolis, Indiana
July 22-23 2011

This will be the 39th Gathering, and the 9th sponsored by NAALC. Gatherings are sponsored by Aladdin Knights who volunteer as Knights of the Roundtable to organize the activities below. This tradition continues today as Aladdin Knights are premier collectors who subscribe to the newsletter The Mystic Light of the Aladdin Knights which began in 1973
The Gathering will be held at the Indianapolis Marriott East. For more information contact:

Bob & Laura Daniels
17419 N. Elliott Road
Princeville, IL 61559
309.385.2337
Email: Bob&Laura
aladdin4742@yahoo.com


The Gathering activities include:

Tuesday evening, July 19th
There will be an auction of Bill Schreiber's NON-ALADDIN chimneys and lamps. Pictures and a list are in the January newsletter.
There is often an opening reception on Thursday evening.

Room Sales. Registrants display their lamps and items for sale in their rooms and keep their door open. This fun event is friend-making throughout the Gathering.
Thursday Auction The auction is the first official event of the Gathering where price trends are often established. All items must be Aladdin which are sold to the highest bid without reserves.
Educational seminars on Friday and Saturday cover various subjects such as repairs, tips on reproductions, rare items, talks of other kinds of lighting, how to light a kerosene Aladdin lamp, and much more.

Display Room The Display Room is devoted to different Aladdin themes and usually shows the rare and scarce Aladdin tems, and often with short "how to tell" talks.
International Lamp Show & Sale The Show opens to registrants on Friday afternoon and is open to the public on Saturday from 9 - 3. Noted dealers from many states as well as from England and Canada feature outstanding antique lighting of all kinds.
Community Table The Community Table in the Show is manned by volunteers. Registrants can put up to 5 lots to be sold on this table. This is a service to those who do not have enough to warrant Show table or do not want to sell out of their room.
Raffle Raffle tickets are sold throughout the Gathering for $1 each. Income helps pay the Gathering expenses. Everyone is invited to donate items. The greatest raffle prize is the Aladdin Quilt.

Aladdin Quilt There is a group within the Aladdin Knights who are lovingly called The Ladies of the Knights and a select few men called The Knights of the Needle. These ladies and men volunteer their talent and countless hours to hand embroider Aladdin lamps on squares that make the annual one-of-a-kind, handmade Aladdin Quilt.
Banquet Saturday evening is enjoyed by a delicious meal, program, raffle winners, and camaraderie with friends we may not see for another year.
Special Other lighting clubs such as The Rushlight Club, the Night Light Club, and Coleman Collectors, and others participate in the Gathering, usually with tables in the Show and giving a seminar on their specialty.

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