200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

I do not see big hat Coleman's very often. Are they uncommon or a regional item? 
I recently got one, but would like to collect.more.
Trick or trout! Anybody got a fish?
Just how big is Aroostook County anyway??
Around me it seems like one out of five greenies are 228(big hat) vs 220(short brim) they are a little more cumbersome for camping as they take up more room... But man are they cool! 
Toby Garner
ICCC #1939
Go look around a fishing hotspot. 220s throw light out sideways, they are good for lighting up a campsite; while 228s throw light downwards more and would appeal to night fishermen. 

Chautauqua County, New York
Slant Saver [svg] Frank MakerNew York State Route 5 marker

Wanted: GPA dated 5/89 (Red 286?  Black Powerhouse? 508? Early Unleadeds? Canadian things? I'll settle for a propane job at this point) Vintage Sunbeam Mixmaster bowls and accessories, Ruby-cased 10in lamp shade, 7D Mag-lite
They are very attractive.  I grew up looking at a big hat, summers camping, late 50’s.
ICCC # 1951
A bigger vent diameter for a few more bucks.
When they were commonly sold/popular/new they likely sold in lower numbers.
Not rare. But rarer than 220's. Which they basically are. 
Keep looking. You'll find em!
Purty colors. Well , cept'n maybe that brown when it's on fire...
So I found an almost new 220 in an aluminum case, the case had years of dust and dirt which clean up. While at the sale I spied the big hat, the fount was trash from sitting on a wet floor in a barn. The rest of the lantern is fantastic. It happens that I have a 220 of the same year with a broken burner cage. The work is done and I don't think there are any objections to the pairing.
Trick or trout! Anybody got a fish?
Just how big is Aroostook County anyway??
No objections at all! Let's see your handiwork!
looking for 200a 11-56,9-77,2-65 Coleman 275 appreciation syndicate member #0004 ICCC #1262
Coleman Quick Lite Crew #19
Frank appreciation syndicate member #9
Until I discovered the 222/226/229 backpacking lanterns, 228's are all I wanted. I still ended up with a bunch of everything else though! ðŸ˜ƒ  And yep . . . we use one for night fishing. Probably my favorite overall lantern.
"Don't let the weather run your life" - Steve
The Coleman Blues - #95
The first Coleman that I ever collected was a b/47 Big Hat, in the box, with the words "Spare Lantern " hand written on the box. It sprang a leak the other day near the bottom of the side, I almost cried. The search is on for a D nickel fount.
Love the big hats!  I had four big hats, and in Gettysburg I picked up two more, a 228C and a 228D, both will be cooler weather projects. Earlier this spring I acquired a 237 kero (6/54 Can-Am) with a really bad vent. I had a spare big hat vent, so I checked and it fit. A couple new holes in the vent for a modified 200A bail, and I have a 237 big hat!

Lynn Klingel
Huntingdon, PA

All your lantern are belong to us. You have no chance to survive make your time.

Coleman Blues 243's  #137
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #0218
Mil-SpecOps #0218
The very first lantern that got me into collecting is a 57 228e that i still have and use all the time. 
Owner of Copper State Diesel And Automotive. See my facebook page.

Lanterns are like tools. 
You can not have too many unless your wife says so!!

Gas is what you use for washing parts diesel is for making power!

Coleman blues 243 #147
Coleman 275 appreciation #74
Milspec syndicate #39

Looking for any lanterns or stoves dated 5/63 or 1/72
A nickel 220D from the late 40s is what got me into collecting, it is in way better shape than I remember, no dents, rust scratches, or even chips on the vent. I didn't even remember that it's near perfect! 😄
BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #072
CA Coleman
I notice them for sale often. I’m not sure if they are regional or not. I picked up an 8-55 228E   last week while on a road trip. I have a couple others as well. 

--Getting my feet wet and seeking a 4/81 birthday lantern
I am still looking for my first!
 He prayeth well, who loveth well, both man and bird and beast
Got a nickel to 228D at a swap meet three decades ago for 20 bucks, I had a 200A  That I camped with but the 228 was the one that got me thinking about collecting. They are 😎 
Not looking for anything. I have too much already, my wife says. 
So after reading, I went to take a closer look at my work, Duh! I installed the wrong collar. I guess I made a project for another rainy day.
Trick or trout! Anybody got a fish?
Just how big is Aroostook County anyway??

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