The 47th
Gathering 2019
July 24 - July 28
Coralville, Iowa


Coralville Marriott Hotel and Conference Center

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This is the 47th Gathering, and the 17th sponsored by NAALC. Gatherings are sponsored by Aladdin Knights who volunteer as Knights of the Roundtable to organize the activities below. This tradition continues today as Aladdin Knights are premier collectors who subscribe to the newsletter The Mystic Light of the Aladdin Knights which began in 1973.

Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

300 East 9th Street
Coralville, IA 52241
For reservations call 319-688-4000
or click HERE
Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm
Ask for ‘The Aladdin Group’
Room rate - $104 plus tax

Buffet breakfasts are served on weekdays from 6:30 AM to 11 AM and on weekends from 6:30 AM to noon for a fee.

Located in Coralville, Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center is on the riverwalk, within a 10-minute drive of Coralville VA Care Clinic and Carver-Hawkeye Arena. This hotel is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from University of Iowa and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Kinnick Stadium.

Stay in one of 286 guestrooms featuring Smart televisions. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Cable programming provides entertainment, and wired and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature deep soaking bathtubs and complimentary toiletries.

If you plan to open your room for trading, do not request ‘Vendor Floor’ when you make your reservations - They will be assigned at the Gathering with your registration.

A note of clarification regarding parking at the Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center: Several members have inquired as to the eight dollar parking fee that is listed on the Hotel website. As part of our contract with the Coralville Marriott, that fee will be waived for attendees staying in the hotel. In order to receive this benefit, you will simply need your room key card to enter and exit the lot.


The Gathering is at the Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. For more information about the hotel click on the hotel name above or contact:

John or Cheryl Parsons – General Knights
5060 N Route E
Columbia, MO 65202
John    573-253-7017
Cheryl   573-253-7107
Email: John & Cheryl Parsons
ALL ALADDIN AUCTION Lot Registration Form

Click above for the schedule.

  • Tuesday trip to Amana Colonies. Click here for more information. Respond by June 1.
  • Room Sales. No Gathering or any Aladdin event for that matter is complete without room sales! Folks open their door for attendees to come browse, shop, wheel & deal while renewing acquaintances and making new friends. Registrants and dealers display their lamps, parts and items for sale in their rooms during this truely unique experience. This activity is the main social activity and the core of the Gathering.
  • Hospitality Room will be featuring cookies. Bring your home-made cookies with copies of your recipe to share with the others. If you can't bring some there are several bakeries nearby. Sugar and gluten free are welcome! If you would If you would like like to help out for a few hours please contact Ron and Vicki Jenkins at 931-729-4820.
  • Wednesday morning NAALC Board meeting.
  • Wednesday Knights of the Round Table "KRT" Luncheon. A listing of the 2019 KRTs is available on this page.

  • Thursday Auction The "All Aladdin" auction is the first official event of the Gathering where price trends are often established. The auction is open to the public whose purchases will be subject to a 5% buyers premium.
  • Welcoming Thursday Evening Reception.

  • First Timers You will know them by a sticker on their name tag. First timers meet Friday morning at 8 AM. Please consider donating something as a prize to the attendees. Drop off donations at the Hospitality Room or give to the KRTs listed for the event.
  • Educational seminars on Friday and Saturday cover various subjects.
  • Display Room The Display Room is devoted to different Aladdin themes and usually shows the rare and scarce Aladdin items and often with short "how to tell" talks.


    The Display Room for the Gathering 2019 will have the theme of "FREE FOR ALL!" that is, whoever wants to bring and display is welcome!! It worked for Bob and Laura Daniels~we had great diversity in the displays; it should work again this year!!

    I ask that you consider bringing what your expertise, or interest is, or whatever you would like to display and setting up in the display room! There will be plenty of room for all, and all tables, tablecloths, electrical outlets, and security will be provided. If needed, you might consider bring an appropriately sized extension cord. Displays should be complete and colorful as possible!! Whatever you have!

    I also ask these volunteers, if asked and able, to speak briefly or answer questions about their collections during the display open hours, but this is not a requirement.

    I will present the opening of The Display Room in the OAKDALE ROOMS I AND II, on FRIDAY, JULY 26 AT 9:00AM, and The Display Room will remain open until 5:00PM. On Saturday, The Display room will reopen on Saturday, July 27 at 9:00AM until 3:00PM. OUTSIDE GUESTS WHO PAY THE ADMISSION FEE INTO THE LAMP SHOW MAY ALSO VIEW THE DISPLAY ROOM. Looking forward to your input in The Display Room! Please let me know what you are able to bring!! With great thanks!!

    You may contact me:

    Mike Van Gorder
    CELL: 404-431-2552
  • Special Other lighting clubs such as The Rushlight Club, the Night Light Club, and Coleman Collectors, and others participate in the Gathering, usually with tables in the Show and giving a seminar on their specialty.
  • International Lamp Show & Sale The Lamp Show is undoubtedly the largest show in the world dedicated to antique lighting and is opened to registrants on Friday afternoon. It's open to the public on Saturday (there is a nominal door charge to the public). Noted dealers from many states as well as from England and Canada feature outstanding antique lighting of all kinds.
  • Saturday Banquet Saturday evening is enjoyed with a delicious meal, informative program, raffle winners and camaraderie with friends we may not see for another year.

The 2019 Gathering Lamp and Finial
Both are made in the USA. The font was made in Ohio by Mosser Glass in cobalt blue glass in the mold of the original Josephine font; the finial is a colbalt blue marble handmade by Mark Payton of Mark Payton Glass Center in Louisville, KY. The design has yet to be completed, The finial is $30 for pick-up at the Gathering or mailed for $35 after the Gathering. 100 each of the Gathering font and finial were made and last year were sold out during the Gathering!

Knights of the Roundtable

Community Table Registration

All Aladdin Auction Registration Form

All-Aladdin Auction Lots and Results

Slide Shows of the Daily Events

Sample View of Auction Listings

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