Our 2019 lamp convention was held at Harrisonburg, VA in conjunction with part one of the Lynch lamp auction at Jeffrey S Evans Auctions. October 17-19, 2019.
Thursday we arrived to preview lamps. We had our business meeting that afternoon, followed by a reception at Evan's home that evening. They have a lovely historical home with many interesting things to see & learn about.
Friday was the mini lamp auction plus other lighting items. That evening we had our group dinner at Capital Ale House. We had some new members join us this year, and everyone enjoyed making new friends and seeing old ones. Plus we got to go home with lamps from the auction. How great is that?? We hope to see you all back again next year.
Jeffrey S Evans & Assoc.
Part 2 of the Lynch lamp collection will be up for auction April 24, 2020. Visit the site for pictures & more information.
For those who want to go to the auction, there is a room block set up at Sleep Inn Harrisonburg, VA for 4/23 and/or 4/24. Call 540-433-7100 & mention Night Light for the special room rate of $85.00. The cut off date is 4/1/20, so call now before you forget!
Our 2018 convention was held at the Salt Fork Lodge in OH. Friday we toured the Mosser Glass Factory and showroom. They took us downstairs to see the workers blowing pumpkins and pressing glass coasters. In the afternoon we toured the National Museum of Cambridge Glass. It turns out that Cambridge made 3 mini lamps. They were Smith #260 Princess, Smith 2 #223 Duchess, and Smith 2 #224 Countess. The museum has an example of all 3 lamps there, along with many other pieces in so many colors. That evening we had our group meal, along with speaker Larry Everett of the Cambridge Museum.
Saturday morning finished off with our business meeting. where Kathy presented our Smith 1 & 2 data base from the website to the group. You can find more on this under the Website Update article. Please think about joining us next year. You'll get to meet nice people, see interesting things, and talk lamps. What more could you ask for?
Our 2017 mini lamp convention was held at Adamstown, PA from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, 2017. The weekend flew by, but everyone enjoyed seeing old friends, making new ones, hunting antiques & talking lamps. It was a fun weekend!