Fairy Lamp Advertisements

Catalogs, design books, and advertisements during the Victorian-era are an invaluable source of information. Samuel Clarke was a prolific advertiser for his fairy lamp and fairy lights. His ads appeared in nearly all the major publications of the time and many were in full color.  The advertisements were often full page and the illustrations were very precise and detailed leaving nothing to the imagination

Following is a collection of advertisements arranged in chronological order. Hopefully, by putting the advertisements in chronological order will lead to new discoveries of how they were introduced and marketed. The collection will not only include Clarke's advertisements but those of his competitors.

Clarke's Fairy Lamp Exhibit at the American Exhibition, Earl's Court, London, 1887 (Pottery Gazette)

1886

Sydney Mail
June 26, 1886

Sunday Magazine
1886

The Pottery Gazette
March 1, 1886

The Pottery Gazette
June, 1886

The Pottery Gazette
June, 1886

1886

American Drtuggist 1886

Edward Webb  1886

1887

The Pottery Gazette
April 1, 1887

Punch
July 30, 1887

Unknown
July 7, 1887

The Pottery Gazette
April 1, 1887

The Pottery Gazette
October 1, 1887

The Pottery Gazette
April 1, 1887

The Pottery Gazette
October 1, 1887

The Pottery Gazette
April 1, 1887

The Pottery Gazette
April 1, 1887

1888

Illustrated London News
June 12, 1888

Unknown
1888

The Pottery Gazette
1888

The Pottery Gazette
September 1, 1888

Illustrated London News
June 2, 1888

Illustrated London News
June 2, 1888

The Pottery Gazette
1888

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The Graphic
June 9, 1888

The Pottery Gazette
1888

The Pottery Gazette
1888

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The Pottery Gazette
May 1, 1888

The Pottery Gazette
1888

The Pottery Gazette
1888

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1889

The Pottery Gazette
January 1, 1889

The Pottery Gazette
January 1, 1889

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1890

Illustrated London News
November 15, 1890

Illustrated London News
April 12, 1890

Crockery & Glass Journal
May 15, 1890

The Pottery Gazette
November 1, 1890

1891

Illustrated London News
July 11, 1891

Illustrated News of the World
July 13, 1891

The Queen
February 14, 1891

Illustrated London News
February 1, 1891

The Graphic
July 18, 1891

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The Graphic
December 1891

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1892

Unknown
1892

Unknown
1892

Illustrated London News
January 30, 1892

Illustrated London News
July 30, 1892

1893

Pears Christmas Annual
December, 1893

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1895

Illustrated London News
September 7, 1895

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1896

Black & White
December 5, 1896

Illustrated London News
January 4, 1896

Chemist & Druggist
October 3, 1896

TBD
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1897

Pears Christmas Annual
December 1897

Chemist and Druggist Diary
1897

Chemist and Druggist Diary
1897

TBD
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1898

Pears Christmas Annual
December 1898

Illustrated London News
December 1898

Advertisement
1898

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1899

Illustrated London News
December 1899

Illustrated London News
December 1899

Illustrated London News
December 1899

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Illustrated London News
December 1899

Illustrated London News
December 1899

1901 - 1911

Country Life
December 7, 1901

Illustrated London News, 1901

Pears Christmas Annual
December, 1905

Country Life
December 2, 1911

Illustrated London News
1911

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Trade Card
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Postcard
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Pamphlet Page 1
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William Noe Lamp Catalog
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Trade Card
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Pamphlet Page 4
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Trade Card
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Trade Card
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Pamphlet Page 2
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National Museum B. 141
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Pamphlet Page 4
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