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I recently secured an 11/51 OCD lantern without any engraved number.  I have researched and found that there are some of these out there.  Does anyone here know why these would have been built without the engraved numbers.  Also, how uncommon or rare is this model?
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Tigerfans2
They're uncommon, not sure about rare. My daughter has her grandfather's now, I suspect he got it new but?
Maybe some were midnight requisitioned before the numbers were etched, possibly there was an overrun which isn't uncommon. 
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Kansas John
I have a lot to learn about the OCD lanterns.  I remember seeing half a dozen or so on Ebay about 3 years ago after one sold for a decent amount of money.  How do you know its an OCD lantern without the engraving?  Does it have the box that shows it was shipped to a civil defense location?  Were all the 11/51 200's procured by the Office of Civil Defense?

   
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Tigerfans2
Kansas John wrote:
I have a lot to learn about the OCD lanterns.  I remember seeing half a dozen or so on Ebay about 3 years ago after one sold for a decent amount of money.  How do you know its an OCD lantern without the engraving?  Does it have the box that shows it was shipped to a civil defense location?  Were all the 11/51 200's procured by the Office of Civil Defense?

   


Good questions...
Ive not heard of a non-OCD OCD 200 box. 

I Believe the most likely scenario is there was a contract for n lanterns which Coleman won. Coleman's winning entry being the 200 (Not the follow on painted 200A) produced of course in the USA. Coleman had to come up with n lanterns matching the winning entry with the assumption of course that some might be rejected therefore n plus extras had to be produced. Once the OCD contract had been fulfilled the extras were released as non cataloged overrun items.

OR some OCD lanterns were swiped or perhaps grew legs and walked away...

I'd ask my father in law but he passed in 89 so..
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74HARLEY
Pictures?
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Kansas John wrote:
I have a lot to learn about the OCD lanterns.  I remember seeing half a dozen or so on Ebay about 3 years ago after one sold for a decent amount of money.  How do you know its an OCD lantern without the engraving?  Does it have the box that shows it was shipped to a civil defense location?  Were all the 11/51 200's procured by the Office of Civil Defense?

   
Hi John, I have an 11-51 200 OCD Lantern, unfortunately it is packed away for our upcoming move so I can’t take pics so I will have to go from memory.
Most of these are found NIB as they sat in bunkers for years. Mine did not come with a box but it was unfired, had the original manual, mantle and wrench. 
The 11-51 OCD is nickel plated and Coleman hadn’t nickel plated a 200/200A since 1-51, the collar is embossed as a Canadian 200, it has a wing nut to hold the burner cage in place and I might be wrong but I think the frame is a cheese grater style. 
From past posts it seems that the non serialized 11-51 200s are less common and nobody had personal knowledge of how they came about.  
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Gunhippie
What about the 4/51 US 200s?
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
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REJ2
Rubing wrote:
Hi John, I have an 11-51 200 OCD Lantern, unfortunately it is packed away for our upcoming move so I can’t take pics so I will have to go from memory.
Most of these are found NIB as they sat in bunkers for years. Mine did not come with a box but it was unfired, had the original manual, mantle and wrench. 
The 11-51 OCD is nickel plated and Coleman hadn’t nickel plated a 200/200A since 1-51, the collar is embossed as a Canadian 200, it has a wing nut to hold the burner cage in place and I might be wrong but I think the frame is a cheese grater style. 
From past posts it seems that the non serialized 11-51 200s are less common and nobody had personal knowledge of how they came about.  


Coleman did nickel plate USA 200's between 1-51 and 11-51, I have a nickel plated 200 dated 4-51. Pics have been previously posted on this forum. Also a member, Brian has posted pics of a plated OCD 4-51 200. So nickel plated 200's do exist after 1-51 and before 11-51. I'll see if I can find Brian's pic. Here it is post 35 in the link from a thread started by Timm
https://www.colemancollectorsforum.com/post/poll-what-year-is-your-us-nickelplated-200-10160901?pid=1308776234&highlight=nickel+4+-+51
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Gunhippie
Amazing timing, Bob!
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
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Rubing
Darn, I forgot about the 4-51 nickel 200s
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Kansas John
Lots of great information, thanks guys!  How do we know the OP’s lantern is OCD without the engraving?
John M. Lawrence, KS
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Tigerfans2
Without the OCD inscription they aren't part of OCD packages so can't be OCD lanterns. But... Coleman didn't make 200's in the states after the 200A's came out (absent documented proof otherwise) except to fulfill a government contract...but...

Conundrum 

Again 
1) they fell off the back of the truck
2) more were made than needed and were subsequently sold or given away (see truck)


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Hanlon's Razor? "Never attribute to malice that which can just as easily be explained by incompetence." That one?
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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Tigerfans2
Gunhippie wrote:
Hanlon's Razor? "Never attribute to malice that which can just as easily be explained by incompetence." That one?


 No, that one applies to me.


But I mean well...
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Gunhippie
Tigerfans2 wrote:


 No, that one applies to me.


But I mean well...


The highway to hell....
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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Well, at least it's paved
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I've got one OCD and one over run. both mine are 11-51. The over run 200 has a US sunshine globe while the OCD lantern has a Canadian sunshine globe. The collars were not identical to the Canadian 200, the generator is T66 on the 299, T66G on the OCD.
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