Friday, November 9, 2012

Lanterns and More Antiques and Collectibles HQ Site

Vintage Lantern on Etsy
Dietz Red Lantern available at PrairieAntiques on Etsy, only $16.50 makes it bargain of the day.
I was noticing how much interest is coming back into the old and Antique Lanterns. Thanks to the helpful article on the Antiques and Collectibles HQ, it is apparent that these items are not just decorative, but useful. In case you don't know, this site is a newer source of information on antiques and collectibles They are adding new posts all the time and are a wealth of information on some topics already.  They indicate that antique lanterns come in all shapes, sizes, and are truly functional!

vintage lantern on Etsy
Now here's something neat. Antique Lantern $38 at RiverHouseDesigns on Etsy.
Now it all depends on what you are willing to pay for your antique lantern. They range in price from $12-$90 for most regular lanterns. Once you find Victorian, or the ones made in England, or furthermore those for the old railroads seem to be the most expensive.
vintage railroad lantern
PickersAttic on Etsy offers this authentic railroad lantern for $125

Most antique dealers will tell you to keep the original rust, dirt and grime in place to not disturb the "authenticity" of said object. As for curb appeal, there's nothing wrong with refurbishing a $12 lantern just the way you like it. Now some people go the extra mile, and recreate old lanterns into something superb.

lantern birdhouse
LynxCreekDesigns on Etsy has found a way to make something functional out of this lantern. $39.99 in her shop.
Collecting lanterns can be a fun hobby of yesteryear. Find them in attics, basements, old garages, flea markets, and thrift stores. Not to mention they are great when camping!

Don't forget to visit AntiquesandCollectibles HQ to see what else they are posting up!

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