Aladdin Knights of the Mystic Light

Mystic Light Newsletter

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The name of our newsletter suggests a challenge as well as a promise of new information about Aladdin. The name was taken from the original "Order of Aladdin Knights of the Mystic Lights" whereby Aladdin company personnel were duly recognized in private ceremonies over 70 years ago. Officials were appropriately called "High Mogul, Bright Knight, Inner Guard, Big Knight, Restless Knight, and Good Knight." Today's Knights become known by their "handles" such as Chimney Knight, Paper Knight, or Sir Lamps-A-Lot. So choose your own handle.

Through this publication, we learn about Aladdins and other lamps, keep abreast of current prices, make friends, buy, sell, trade our items, and promote and report our annual conventions that we call Gatherings.

Deluxe hardbound volumes of the newsletter are available every three years for your permanent library reference.

Our mail list of members is not published in the newsletter or made available to other publications or companies. To contact other collectors in your area, we suggest you place an ad in the newsletter requesting them to contact you. There are also other regional meetings where you can meet fellow Knights. These meetings are announced in the newsletter.

Renewals are due in May or November. Renewal forms are included in the March and September issues.

The mailing label on the newsletter has your Knight number and renewal date.

We appreciate articles from you for the newsletter. Write about a rare find, an experience, your collections, anything that other Knights would enjoy reading.

An Invitation to Become an Aladdin Knight of The Mystic Light

This is your personal invitation, as a collector, dealer, or user of Aladdin lamps, to join the Aladdin Knights by subscribing to The Mystic Light newsletter. Our name was taken from ceremonies the Aladdin company held over 90 years ago to give recognition and honor to its employees. Knights live in all 50 states, Canada, England, Australia, and Germany, and receive our newsletter The Mystic Light of the Aladdin Knights. The newsletter fills eight pages or more, six issues per year with first class handling. The format is 8 1/2" x 11", and is designed to complement my books, Aladdin—The Magic Name in Lamps, and Aladdin Electric Lamps, and their companion price guides. "The more knowledge and information you have—the stronger and more enjoyable is your hobby."

The Mystic Light contains news articles, editors column (Light Beams), and the popular buy-sell-trade ads. It brings you firsthand information on rare Aladdin lamps,, up-to-date prices, reproductions, studies by other collectors, history of The Mantle Lamp Company of America and news of other collections and discoveries. Basic to our purpose is preservation of memorabilia of the kerosene and the early electric era that was such an important part of rural America.

We meet once each year at a central location to learn more about Aladdin lamps, improve our collections, and renew friendships. We call our conventions “Gatherings.” The Gatherings are sponsored by the National Association of Aladdin Lamp Collectors, Inc. We enjoy room trading, an auction, seminars, lamp show and sale, banquet and more. We invite other lamp and lighting clubs to join us. Regional lamp meets are held in Pennsylvania, Indiana, Iowa, Oklahoma and Texas.

By receiving the newsletter, you are put in touch with other collectors who advertise lamps and parts for sale and trade. You may place one free twenty-word ad with your renewal each year. In addition, subscription entitles your to special offers from time to time that will enhance your collection. Make the most of your interest in Aladdins. Become an Aladdin Knight.

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