The Aladdin Queen lamps share the characteristic of having a moonstone font and a metal base with the Aladdin Majestic lamps. These two groups also share the fact that the finish on their metal bases is quite delicate in nature, a fact that seems to plague a majority of the metal lamps. Many of the these lamps when discovered have very little of their original finish left intact. Collectors sometimes have them re-plated, or may paint the metal base. Finding one with a good original finish can be challenging.

There are four lamps that comprise the Queen family. The Moonstone glass fonts were offered in three colors: green, rose, and white. The green and rose moonstone lamps were offered only with a silver plated base, while the white moonstone was offered with either the silver, or a bronze finish. The bronze finish also included the model-B burner.


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Just for something different I had this lamp re-plated in a nickel finish instead of silver. It is far to shiny to resemble the original silver finish for this lamp, but it is a real attention grabber in the display cabinet.

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For the sake of comparison, the green moonstone Queen in the photo above has about 80 to 90 percent of the original silver finish intact, while the rose moonstone lamp on the right has been re-plated. The original finish has a more gold hue to it than the lamp that has been re-plated. If you go to the larger view the difference in much more apparent.

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