The surgeon general has confirmed that collecting antique lamps is an addiction.
The following is a shortlist of symptoms:
WE GET IT!!
My name is Paul Aimis, and I have been involved in collecting, buying, and selling lamps since the early '80s.
My background is in real estate. One of my major tenants, a furniture manufacturer, went out of business in 1982. I could not rent the space. A friend of mine suggested opening up an antique flea market. I did, and that's where my addiction to antique lamps began.
I am now semi-retired, living in Florida. My lamp business fetish allows me to own, enjoy for a while, sell (maybe make a profit) and upgrade my collection.
Call me anytime with any questions you might have.