Q: My daughter recently inherited an old “Quick-Lite Lamp Q 307” and separate pump. Can you tell me its value and any other information on it?
A: Your lamp was made by the Kansas-based Coleman Co. They’ve been making lamps and lanterns since 1900. According to the lamp’s tag, yours is from 1928. The Quick-Lite technology allowed the white gasoline-fueled lamps to be lit with a match instead of a torch. At the time, Coleman Co. offered to convert their older desk lamps to Quick-Lite for $3.50. “Q” refers to the model, “307” refers to the ribbed glass shade. A similar Quick-Lite lamp recently sold at auction for $40.