I began to collect Mathmos lamps a few months ago. My son, aged 6, brought home a made in china lava lamp :-( As I always have loved lava lamps, I told him that I would buy a "real" one... Since then I bought a lot of lamps. My favorites are Jets and Glitterballs. I love jetstreams too...
My First Lava Lamp was:
The first Mathmos I bought was a Black Jet, clear liquid, red wax; and that was it, I was contaminated by lava madness.
I want to thank you for all your helpful information and especially the eBay UK item number. I did not realize it before, but I have to specifically go on the UK eBay website to see their things, because many of them don't ship to the USA. If they do ship to the USA, then they will show up in the USA eBay site. I emailed the Seller and asked if they'll ship to me. We will see (I hope so, but I would not blame them if they said no). Thanks again - I will keep you posted. ;-)
I have done some searching here in the USA, and I can't find a retail outlet that has these glitterballs. I am mostly interested in finding the silver one with silver/grey lava. If you bought these at a store or online, I would very much appreciate it if you could let me know where it was and/or an email address or phone number. Thanks.
Thanks so very much for the information about the glitterballs. I will have to see if I can get one from here in the USA, and if not, I guess I can get one from the UK. Is that where you got yours from? Or does Mathmos have a retail store or someplace in Europe that carries/sells them? You do have a lovely collection and great photos - thanks again very much for sharing!!!
I collect Mathmos too, and I also love jets! I started on the same wax/base colour combos. I have green, purple, orange & yellow.
Just got a black base red/clear one and it's neat! now all I need is white base blue/blue bottle.
Now my fella has got the lava bug but he likes Telstars, so I now have 2 of those, one being a millenium edition.
Just got a lunar, and absolutley love it!
Like your pics, and am jealous of your jetstreams!
happy hunting :)
I am a newcomer, so I know almost nothing about lava lamps. I love yours. Can you please tell me - what is the style you have in your photos #2, #7 and #9. Are these called glitterballs and do they come in different colors? Where do you get them? Any info you can share would be appreciated. Thanks a lot for your help!