Give Up? Number of Oil Lamps

@just4him (144714)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
February 17, 2019 7:15am CST
I wrote a post a couple days ago on my collection of oil lamps. Only one person got close to the number, off by one. I admit, I even had trouble with the number when I counted them on the pictures. Two of them got counted twice. I can't tell you how long ago I began collecting oil lamps, but it's been quite a while and I'm always adding to it. So, the number of oil lamps in the pictures is 22. There are 10 in my bedroom and 12 in the living room. If you missed it, the lantern is an oil lamp. I got it as a Christmas present several years ago. What do you collect? Thanks for reading.
18 people like this
22 responses
@fluffy69 (2938)
17 Feb
They are beautiful. What is the oldest lamp you have? I collect paper money
4 people like this
@just4him (144714)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Feb
It would be the pair on the hutch dresser bottom shelf. I think those were my first ones.
1 person likes this
• United Kingdom
17 Feb
@fluffy69 You collect paper money? Isn't that called a job?
2 people like this
@fluffy69 (2938)
18 Feb
@ThreeTeddies no, im a numismatist. I collect bank notes, though i know you are just kidding :)
3 people like this
@LadyDuck (208364)
• Switzerland
17 Feb
I missed your previous post and I counted 21 right now, I see the one I missed a few moments ago. I stopped collecting things, I was collecting coffee grinders, some are beautiful.
3 people like this
@just4him (144714)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Feb
Yes, I've seen some nice coffee grinders. I'm glad you found them all.
2 people like this
@LadyDuck (208364)
• Switzerland
18 Feb
@just4him I have a couple of old ceramic coffee grinder that are really nice, another it's all copper, several are wood and metal. I have placed them inside because I hate dusting.
1 person likes this
@just4him (144714)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Feb
@LadyDuck They sound lovely.
1 person likes this
@dgobucks226 (16262)
18 Feb
Quite an impressive collection! I was never a big collector of things growing up but I do have a collection of baseball trading cards. Unfortunately, my Mom threw out all of my older cards when I was away at college
1 person likes this
@just4him (144714)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 Feb
Whoa! I'm sure they would be worth a lot of money now.
1 person likes this
@dgobucks226 (16262)
20 Feb
@just4him Yes, I forgive Mom, I mean who knew baseball cards would become so valuable? Our family has some Norman Rockwell plates which might be worth a couple of bucks.
1 person likes this
@just4him (144714)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
20 Feb
@dgobucks226 I'm sure they are.
1 person likes this
• United Kingdom
17 Feb
Do they all work?
1 person likes this
@just4him (144714)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Feb
Yes, they all work. A few of them I wouldn't use though as they are more for ornamentation than use, though they can all be used.
1 person likes this
• United Kingdom
18 Feb
@just4him You'll be OK if there's a power cut
1 person likes this
@just4him (144714)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 Feb
@ThreeTeddies Yes, I will.
@snowy22315 (62744)
• United States
17 Feb
Do you ever use any of them? I am not collecting anything right now, but have collected bottles and decanters in the past, I do have a few bottles here I particularly like. I also once collected glasses and matchbooks.
1 person likes this
@just4him (144714)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Feb
I have some that have lamp oil in them, those have been used. I need to get more oil because I do like using them on occasion.
1 person likes this
@snowy22315 (62744)
• United States
18 Feb
@just4him I am sure they emit a nice glow.
1 person likes this
@just4him (144714)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 Feb
@snowy22315 Yes, they do.
@CarolDM (18967)
• United States
18 Feb
Not much any more. I do have an Eeyore collection and many things that were my son's. Heirlooms of my parents and grandparents.
1 person likes this
@just4him (144714)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 Feb
Heirlooms are nice to have. It's a good memory of your loved ones. I love Eeyore.
1 person likes this
@CarolDM (18967)
• United States
19 Feb
@just4him Yes indeed I agree with you.
1 person likes this
@Courtlynn (60545)
• United States
17 Feb
I wasnt too far off then. Lol. Blankets would be my thing i guess
1 person likes this
@just4him (144714)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Feb
I could use a few more blankets.
1 person likes this
@Courtlynn (60545)
• United States
18 Feb
@just4him me too
1 person likes this
• Rupert, Idaho
17 Feb
I would not have guessed that....but that is a nice collection for sure. I don't really collect anything!
1 person likes this
@just4him (144714)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Feb
Thank you.
1 person likes this
• Rupert, Idaho
18 Feb
@just4him No problem :)
1 person likes this
@wolfgirl569 (21741)
• Marion, Ohio
17 Feb
I gave up collecting stuff as I got tired of dusting the stuff.
1 person likes this
@just4him (144714)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Feb
What's dusting?
@wolfgirl569 (21741)
• Marion, Ohio
17 Feb
1 person likes this
@aureliah (23158)
• Kenya
17 Feb
Mmm I could see 20 and 25.
1 person likes this
@just4him (144714)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Feb
You're counting a couple of them twice. I have two pictures - a close up of the ones on my hutch dresser, and a picture encompassing all of them, and two pictures of the coffee table and window seat. That's probably where you got the extra lamps. There's 22.
@aureliah (23158)
• Kenya
18 Feb
@just4him Exactly
1 person likes this
@mayka123 (12218)
• India
21 Feb
There was a time I was collecting pens. I had a few hundred pens of different types and colours. But was upset when my brother threw them away and have stopped collecting anything since.
1 person likes this
@just4him (144714)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 Feb
I'm sorry your brother threw them away.
@JESSY3236 (8694)
• United States
19 Feb
wow. I only have four oil lamps. Two are on my living room wall. Two are in the pantry. I used to collect porcelain barbie dolls. When I was little, I collected magazines and stamps.
1 person likes this
@just4him (144714)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 Feb
I've never seen a porcelain Barbie doll. Stamp collecting can be fun. I've never done magazine collecting.
1 person likes this
@jstory07 (76379)
• Roseburg, Oregon
19 Feb
I collect cat collectibles Little statues. .I have some really cute ones.
1 person likes this
@just4him (144714)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 Feb
I'm sure they're adorable.
@BelleStarr (42386)
• United States
19 Feb
I don't really seriously collect anything at this point. I have way too much stuff already lol
1 person likes this
@just4him (144714)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 Feb
Then it's a good thing you don't.
1 person likes this
@JudyEv (156510)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Feb
That's a nice collection and good that you are able to display them all and enjoy them so much.
1 person likes this
@just4him (144714)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Feb
Thank you. Yes, I love old oil lamps.
@Corbin5 (134554)
• United States
17 Feb
You have a wonderful collection of oil lamps! I myself am not a collector of anything. Well, maybe shoes.
1 person likes this
@just4him (144714)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Feb
Lots of people collect shoes. I have a pair of sneakers, a pair of shoes I wear every day, and a pair of sandals for summer. And a pair of boots for winter.
1 person likes this
@Elizaby (4682)
• Pensacola, Florida
17 Feb
I was right between the two times I counted You had to watch not only a different angel of some but also the one that were mirrow reflections
1 person likes this
@just4him (144714)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Feb
Yes, that can help see the difference in the pictures.
@moonandstars (13307)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
17 Feb
Each one of them is very fancy. Nothing, to be frank.
1 person likes this
@just4him (144714)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Feb
Thank you. That's what attracted me to them, their unique designs.
1 person likes this
@Hate2Iron (11430)
• Canada
17 Feb
LOL... that reminds me of when I was a kid and my grandparents gave each child a plot of land on their property. We had a two room "cabin" with no electricity... It was so cozy at night when the lights came from the oil lamps. Gee... haven't thought of that in years!!!
1 person likes this
@just4him (144714)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Feb
It sounds beautiful.
@1hopefulman (38654)
• Canada
17 Feb
These days I don't collect anything. I would encourage you to be wise and always have enough oil as you don't want to run out.
1 person likes this
@just4him (144714)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Feb
Right. I need to buy oil for my lamps.
1 person likes this