New lamps periodically appear on the market. Part of the Night Light mission is to educate members and non-members on reproductions and how to tell them apart.
While some collectors knowingly add high-quality reproductions or newer lamps to their collection, the problem starts when unscrupulous dealers pawn these lamps off as older lamps or don't note that they are new.
Reproductions can be confusing. In fact, the quality of some newer lamps is quite good. The list below can help you tell the difference between the old lamp and the newer ones.
|SI-29||Nutmeg||Reproduced in clear red, medium blue, and pink by T.W. Sands of Australia. Other colors by Sands are light blue and pink milk glass - all with no wire bale handle. Recent examples seen with glass applied handle|
|SI-50||Log Cabin||Old lamp has molded-in handle, new lamp has applied handle (more)|
|SI-109||Sweetheart (Beaded Heart)||Old lamp has slight depression at top of font; new lamp very flat. New lamp made in various colors including ruby and blue. Most older lamps have Riverside collars|
|SI-110||Ruffled Bull's Eye||New lamp has screw-on collar and is dull, cloudy looking. Made in several colors including red, cobalt, medium green and frosted pink|
|SI-155||Embossed Roses||Recently reproduced by B&P in ruby, blue, and amethyst. Clear shade also reproduced|
|SI-166||Greek Key||New reproductions on the market in cobalt and depression pink. Original in clear glass only (may be painted)|
|SI-203||Plume||Old in milk glass only, often with traces of gilt. Newer L.G. Wright lamps were made in satin, cased, and various colors. Even newer B&P reproductions in amethyst, ruby, and pink cased|
|SI-222||Beaded Floral||Another B&P reproduction. Old in painted milk glass only. New in pink cased and amethyst. Floral vines and beads appear different|
|SI-223||Embossed||New by B&P. Old in milk glass only. New in ruby, blue, and pink cased|
|SI-228||Fleur-de-lis||Old base is 2-9/16" in height and has a Nutmeg collar. New base is 3" tall and has Hornet collar. Cobalt and vaseline are newer|
|SI-286||Cosmos (Daisy)||Old lamp is milk glass and colored cased glass only. Clear, clear frosted, and cobalt are reproductions|
|SI-293||Swirl||Old lamp is satin glass in a 4-section mold. New lamp has been made in clear, in a 2-section mold|
|SI-369||Embossed||New lamp is clear, but flashed to look like cranberry - look through bottom to check. Also, plain white milk glass is a repro. New lamps often have "blackened" burners|
|SI-395||Idaho||Old made in white, ivory blue and pink satin. New made by B&P in satin blue, pink cased, and amethyst. Ribbing on bottom of base and top of shade is slightly swirled on old lamp; straight up and down on new lamp. Old lamp has "shoulder" on top of font; new lamp is smooth. (more)|
|SI-397||Embossed||Old lamp made in red satin only. Newer lamps made by B&P are in milk glass, white satin, and pale pink satin (more)|
|SI-400||Beaded Drape||Old lamp has thin glass, lighter weight. New lamp was produced in satin (as was old) and also in milk glass, cranberry, and in opalescent thumbprints in various colors. Now being reproduced by B&P in ruby and pink cased|
|SI-423||Embossed Ribs & Floral||Old lamps known in red and honey. B&P repro in ruby, cobalt, and pink cased. New has ribbed foot; old foot is floral design|
|SI-432||Twinkle||Recently reproduced by B&P in amethyst and ruby. New lamp has fuzzy letters, including an incomplete "L." On shade, old lamp has four stars on top neck. Old not made in red (more)|
|SI-482||Daisy and Cube||Old lamp shade is 2-1/8" high; new L.G. Wright shade is 2-3/8" high. Both new and old found in amber and blue. New lamp only also made in milk glass, green, and amberina. Only the old lamp came in clear (more)|
|SI-493||Open Owl||Old lamp made in clear, green, and white milk glass. New reproductions by B&P made in ruby, ruby satin, and clear over white cased. Possibly other colors as well|
|SII-259||Embossed Floral||New B&P repros in pink cased have chimney shade extension at top. See also SI-135|