I worked at Cactus Craft from Sept, 1966 until November, 1967. I worked in the office, I was 18 at the time. I remember Carlos and his wife had two children, a boy and a girl. My Dad was a furniture salesman in Michigan and got me the job there through a sales rep Ray Bernstein. I used to have a lamp but do not know what ever happened to it. Just happened to see this and thought it was pretty interesting as I often wonder what happened to all the people that worked there.]]>
Just located a Tele-Vision Digital clock/tv lamp. Appears to be swirled catlin[rare]
It has the clear plastic back that focuses the light behind the back to the wall. works perfectly. I would value it at least $45-50.00 just because of it’s condition,and beauty. I do 5-6 Arts/Crafts/Antique shows around Kentucky each year,and sell [refurbushed] electric clocks from the 20’s to the 50’s. I sell about 200 a year. This one might be a keeper,as least until a regular customer takes a real interest in it. The Catlin case is beautiful. The Numechrons have always sold quickly. I just polished out a brass Numerchron with a decorative trim along the bottom. It too is a prize.
I have the 1949 Calliope Clock that match the above picture. Does any body know how much this clock may be worth, if anything? My stamp also says June 1949. I also plugged mine in and it still works. Thanks]]>
I just picked-up from a local yard sale a metal (brass colored) horse that is standing on a wood base and is fully adorn with saddlle, stirrups, bit. etc. It is 12 inches long from the tip of the nose to the end of the tail and 10 inches tall from the top of the base to the tip of the ears. It weighs almost 4 pounds. There is a faint ink stamp that reads: Tele-Vision Clock Corp. of Frankstown Ave. Pittsburgh PA U.S.A. (cannot read exact number address) and has 110 Volts - 60 CY ?
Do you known what year this was made and is this a common item from that time period? I have not been able to find another one like this online. It appears a paper sticker was on the bootm at one time. And why would it have 110 Volts when this has nothing to to do with electricity since it is just a Metal Horse on a wood base? Thanks for any information you can provide.]]>
I teach 4th grade and we are studying early Calif. History. One of my students brought me a covered Wagon Kit, still in the box from Catcus Craft. It is in perfect condition. I just assembeled it for the class to see an authentic covered wagon. The model can be made into a lamp, the wagon cover is made from flax colored woven linen. Kit # 980. My students dad found the kit way back in a closet while moving and he forgot he had it, he doesn’t remember where he got it. Any value on it?
This is pretty amazing just went through a box of old stuff that I had for a very long time,in one box low and behold I found a DAVEY CROCKET COVERED WAGON Lamp just like the ones you have here exactly and on the box it states:
“CATUS CRAFT OF ARIZONA” 2404 Oracle road Tuscon, ARIZONA.
I do know where this came from my Dad brought it back from AZ when he went to visit his sister , I am guessing that at the time I was maybe 10 yrs old I am now 53 . The wagon is in excellent condition and the box is in good condition as well.
What is the fair market value you think for this?
I would love to share a few pictures of my find..
Tony in Mass
Given the relatively fragile nature of the Cactus Craft lamps, finding one in good condition is rare, particularly with the original box. Value? That’s tough, as I don’t think they’ve found their market yet. In other words, probably not particularly valuable now, but should go up, even in as little as a year or two. Pictures would be fabulous! - Mark]
When I came across your website I thought my search was over! But…not.
I have a pair of Haeger lamps ( foil label ) that I cannot find anywhere! Any sugguestions will be appreciated.
My name is Brianna, and I’m an antiques writer for Country Living magazine. I am currently working on a feature about TV lamps, and am searching for some history on recent high selling TV lamps that have been auctioned off this year. Where do you collect your information on recent TV lamp auctions? I am particularly interested in the Hedi Schoop skyscraper TV lamp, but have been unable to find anymore information on it or who purchased it etc. Is there anyway you can help me? Please email me back, thank you.
I have a pin and earrings, and on the paper they’re attached to have “Indian Princess Jewelry” and at the bottom it had “Cactus Craft, Tucson, Arizona 1970″. They are silver and what looks like turquoise. The clip-on earrings have some type of emblem on the inside. Does anyone know anything about them or if they are turquoise?]]>
Just wanted to let you know that I came across your site while researching a Cactus Craft lamp that I recently acquired - and found this article very informative! So much so, that I have quoted you (and listed your website) on my current ebay auction (of said lamp). Hope you don’t mind! I also came across another article describing how the owners of Cactus Craft had had some charges against them pertaining to wages not up to minimum wage, child labor, etc.(!) Just found that interesting - another piece of the puzzle!
Love your site!
Christine in Canada