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Posted 4 years ago

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VikingFan82
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My father bought this lamp, and a Oliver Hardy lamp that matched it, from the man that made them, more than 30 years ago. The Hardy lamp is in need of repair, as my nephew knocked it over and the plaster cracked through the face. Any tips? My opinion is that it should be brought in and repaired, rather than just gluing it back together. There is a lot of chipping that would need to be painted over.

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  1. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 4 years ago
    This lamp was made out of an esco Statue. I have never searched to see if they made them like this or they were home made, but I have seen other statues made into lamps. I can tell you I had another Groucho and once it started to crack it was really hard to repair it. It's a plaster resin mix maybe? The new ones are resin, but you would need like a cement adhesive or something so your not always repairing it.
  2. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 4 years ago
    I'm not sure if your interested but I did some searching. It seems Esco did make hollow molds for companies to make lamps. Further searching I found a guy that repairs Esco Statues. You might not want to use him, but it's interesting stuff there.
    http://www.vintagestatues.com/
  3. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 4 years ago
    Thanks! It's worth looking into!
  4. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 4 years ago
    Well I have several and one my mother gave me. To me that one is priceless. These older ones are gaining in the market in price. You might find someone to fix the cracks, then find someone else that airbrushes. Even some of the guys that airbrush t-shirts have talent to fix your statue I'll bet.
  5. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 4 years ago
    How old do you think the statues are?
  6. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 4 years ago
    The original Esco statues were made in the early 70's in the Bronx. Oh and they are made of chalkware, that is why they are so hard to fix. It's not always age with an item that makes it collectable it's supply and demand. They always had a new line every year. Heck I found a Blythe doll made in the 70's for a buck with no leg!! I sold her for nearly $700. It's things like this that only so many were made, and cross collectables the prices are always going up.
  7. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 4 years ago
    I guess my mom threw it out. Moot point.
  8. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 4 years ago
    Ahh. Oh well now you know what they are. I run into them all the time.
  9. Kellinrj, 4 years ago
    So, are these Laurel and Hardy lamps worth anything? I found the pair at a thrift store for $25 each without the lamp shades. Laurel has a very small crack on his leg, but overall, these look in pretty good shape. Any help would greatly be appreciated.
  10. flower power 74, 3 years ago
    I have the same lamp and his partner. Hardy is a little damaged on the bottom, but, not to bad. I was just wondering how much they where worth. If they are worth anything. My husband fixed the wiring in them.
  11. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 3 years ago
    Hard to say. I see one that sold in 2009 on worthpoint but you can't see the price. The solid Esco's are going for around 50-75 a piece. These one's are hollowed out, and do not have the paint the Statues have. In my opinion the price would be about the same or lower
  12. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 3 years ago
    flower power, I can give you my email if you are interested in making a deal for Hardy. I would like to give it to my father.
  13. Claudia, 3 years ago
    If anyone can help me out with my Stan Laurel lamp I would be sooo greatful.
    I purchased this lamp about 20 yrs ago.
    Its chalkware I think, and is covered in copper.
    ever since I purchased it, I have been trying to find info on it with no luck.
    on back of lamp it says Jim Davis Hollywood Ca.
    My email is claudiam817@gmail.com
    thank you
  14. Braveheart1954 Braveheart1954, 2 years ago
    Found this! http://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/clt/3530175144.html

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