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Posted 2 years ago

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all4luv25
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Male and female 28" dancer lamps. I was given the pair of lamps by my neighbor who said she has had them for over 30 years but no longer has use for them. I was hoping someone can give me a little history of them because I can't find anything about them when searching the internet.
Thanks.

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  1. Stillwater Stillwater, 2 years ago
    Marks?........
    Pictures of the bottom?.........
  2. Songwriter53 Songwriter53, 2 years ago
    Love it
  3. all4luv25 all4luv25, 2 years ago
    Stillwater, Thanks for responding. I have searched all over the lamps and I can't find any identifying marks... I did clean-up the bottom of the lamp as much as possible and added a picture of it for you, thanks again.
  4. all4luv25 all4luv25, 2 years ago
    songwriter, I love them also! Just wish I had, at least, a little history of them.
  5. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    They made many of these in the later 40's to and into the 1950's.
  6. all4luv25 all4luv25, 2 years ago
    Thanks for a timeline Phil. Do you have any names of companies that made have any made these kind of lamps?
  7. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    They are similar to Reglor Lamps
    Bernie Stein and Rena Stein began Regor of California in 1947. Reglor is the combination of the names Rena and her cousin Gloria. Credit for the design inspirations is to be shared with Oscar Vega, a production assistant. Reglor lamps were frequently produced as a male and female pair. The distinctive shades of Reglor lamps were also made in house. Production stopped in 1975 when the Reglor factory in Montebello, California burned.
  8. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    They produced similar chalkware or plaster lamps. I would have to see them, to know for sure, but you should find similar in google.
  9. all4luv25 all4luv25, 2 years ago
    Phil, you are awesome! When I Googled the Reglor name, I did find two other people with these same lamps but in different colors. ... however, I think parts of my lamps were painted over. Is there a way to tell if they're originals? Also, in your opinion, is it not a good idea to have them painted again?
  10. all4luv25 all4luv25, 2 years ago
    Phil I also uploaded pictures of a my floor lamp, would you happen to know anything about that lamp... again I can't find any marks that would identify it.
  11. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    Unless they are marked there is no way to know for sure, as by the 50's these were in heavier production by many companies and many had changed to small paper labels instead of the heavy carved signature that were in the Reglor lamps.

    The internet is still rather new - so much information has been lost over the years to knowledgeable dealers deaths, and also what has been transferred to the the internet by collectors can hardly cover so many individual things, especially lamps unfortunately for me and for you. Lamps are like anything else, however, and you always should collect what you love !~
  12. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    The best Reglor lamps and the most prized of any of these type lamps, no matter who made them is sometimes the shade. The shade for the bigger reglor lamps had a magnificent shade which they produced themselves, and although the shade was iconic it was only made by reglor for their lamps. This shade is 12D in this ad is hugely overpriced but shows the shade which I have seen and loved whenever I seen these lamps over the years. A nice pair I tried to buy once were not for sale.

    https://marfalightsandlamps.com/products-page/reglor-lamps/
  13. all4luv25 all4luv25, 1 year ago
    The Reglor lamps in the link are exceptionally beautiful and are in superb condition... which just makes me even more curious of the original look of the lamps I've acquired.
    I definitely have a true love for vintage and often times think that I just may have been born in the wrong era, however, it would be shameful for me to claim title as collector. The few items I have, which consist of a 6ft wood giraffe, an odd-looking wooden chair, two hats and the lamps are items I've just happen to stumble across and whose previous owners where willing to part with for a very low price...I couldn't nearly afford the the true and beautiful vintage. I will take your advice and post on my main page for knowledgeable people in my area, hopefully there is someone around here who can help.
  14. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Good idea to source others more knowledgeable than me and especially someone who lives nearer to you. Yours look more like Genies than dancers. Continental Art Company and Puccini Art Novelty Co. also made lamps very much like yours, and yours very well could have come from either !~
  15. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Yours do seem to have the original paint on them, especially the faces, but it is pretty hard to tell from pictures. As you search the web you should also find more companies that may have made these lamps, as I bet there is a whole s==tload of companies !~
  16. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    If you need me to turn the pictures rightside up I don't mind helping you so that you can post the pictures properly, or adjust the exposure. Just send me the pics to my email address which I have on my site. I did copy your first photo and it looks a lot better after some photoshop.
  17. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Here is a website for Moss lamps w/photos you can access info to if wanted:

    https://www.google.ca/search?q=moss+lamps&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.48293060,d.aWM&biw=1120&bih=578&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=ohnGUcKbCsTmqAGpxYDoCg

    Heifetz lamps were also very collected in the 50's to the 60's and some of these are definitely 60's !~

    https://www.google.ca/search?q=Heifetz+lamps&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=vRrGUceuEsG9rQGD1YHgBQ&biw=1120&bih=578&sei=vxrGUb22HZL6rAGp9ICQBw
  18. all4luv25 all4luv25, 1 year ago
    Hello Phil! I did not find anyone in my area, so basically, they have just been sitting and occasionally dusted :-). I do not mind at all if you decide to alter the pictures, I will also try to upload better photos and also sendmore detailed pictures to your email address. Thanks again
  19. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Hi, sent you the pics - hope to see some of the cleaned up ones on your site tomorrow, the gray in their costumes in particular is mixed with those tiny black dots that give a nice color that you can check to see if uniform in appearance, that way you can tell if any repair has been done to them. The small chips on boys face can be repaired by someone if you decide to sell or if it really bothers you.
  20. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    I find these really grow on you. I thought yours were very small when I first saw them with those monster shades.
  21. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/VTG-50s-MAJESTIC-LAMP-FIBERGLASS-SHADE-MID-CENTURY-EAMES-RETRO-ATOMIC-DECO-/200937459199?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2ec8ce4dff
  22. all4luv25 all4luv25, 1 year ago
    Phil!!!! You are too awesome! How did you find these lamp?! Wow!
  23. all4luv25 all4luv25, 1 year ago
    However, I still can't find someone in my area to restore them....
  24. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    @ all4 . Your lamps are wonderful and if you need nose fixed take it to a doll hospital they are used to fixing chipped noses we do it all the time . Be sure they are reputable .The chip is easy to fix it is getting the perfect color match which takes time but can be done .
    Good job Phil on locating a pair . I saw these lamps or similar and have to go to my storage as I have 2 plaques with these types of figures on them and gave some away years ago :-( Very popular in 50's and I have no idea why but many houses had them and or a black leopard :-)
  25. all4luv25 all4luv25, 1 year ago
    Thanks Manikin... a doll hospital? Hmm.. never heard of one. Will a doll hospital be able to fix the paint also?
  26. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Yes they can do painting . If you lived next door my friend is a master at that type of repair but any doll repair person is also used to working with chalkware ect . Yes there are doll hospitals , and people who also do it at home . It is a easy fix you just want to be sure they can show you some of their work . I am not sure what the paint problem is since I can't see what you and Phil are seeing ?? Please tell me what is wrong with paint ok
  27. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    And To add I was going to post mine but someone moved them from storage area and where they were for 6 years are now moved so I will have to locate them again . I just had them out 2 weeks ago . I have a cleaning fairy in basement :-)
  28. all4luv25 all4luv25, 1 year ago
    Manikin, do you know any reputable doll hospitals in the New Jersey/ New York areas?
    Do you have these lamps also? How did you acquire them..
  29. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    I posted my dancing figure wall plaques made the same way as your lamp with chips and texture multi colored spackle paint , that doll people can repair them I will post again when done
    I also will check with a friend in NY for any good doll hospitals and they can do the work , it will depend on IF they want to. Also a ceramic studio is a idea also . Check out my plaques
    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/94546-1950s-chalkware-plaques-of-dancing-man?in=user#comment-367287
  30. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Hi again, so glad Mani saw the post and has offered her multi-talented assistance, she is as good a friend as she is knowledgeable and happy she offered some help !~
  31. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    The new info I have on these lamps is that they are fake Reglor lamps. They do show up on a site of fakes and new info on fakes has come up on Reglor.

    Competitors immediately began copying Reglor designs. Bernie and Rena Stein sued. In 1953, their case appeared before the United States Supreme Court. When the decision was rendered in 1954, the Steins won a hollow technical victory. Other companies continued to copy their designs, and the Steins were powerless to stop them.
  32. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Nice detective work Phil ! That solved this one . Good info also for all of us :-)

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