200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

Fj40z
I watched this just to see what it would bring. I expected it would bring a lot of money but was floored when it brought $1100

Stephen

Quicklite Crew #3
Coleman Slant Saver #55
The Coleman Blue’s 243’s #157
275 Appreciation Syndicate member #0245

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Frank6160
sheesh. mine is as nice as that.  maybe I should sell??? Saw a regular well used 200a on there about to end it was around 150.
Frank
If It's Coleman
ICCC #793
275 Appreciation Syndicate #60
The Coleman Blues 243's #44
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Pancholoco1911
You saw the Christmas trio how much it closed for?
$1641.99 and a few days later was relished as a BIN for the same amount they’ve closed, few more days were taken down by seller I assume and now they are for auction again and the bid is $510 right now 
~Pancho~
👀 for BD lantern  7/85, 10/04, 5/11, 2/19
BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #101
“Solo sé que no sé nada”
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74HARLEY
That smells like money laundering to me....
Joe
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
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zoomkat
One would need to know the ebay auction rules to know what is going on. I think somebody in the past said that a seller can end an auction without actually selling the object to a person who has made a bid. This might allow something similar to stock "pump and dump" schemes to drive up apparent values of objects.
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Coast to Coast
I have had foreign buyers bid my items way up and then never pay.  I don’t know if they are having fun, or just don’t want to pay the shipping charges.  After putting the item though a couple of these kind of auction cycles I eventually decide on a fixed price and offer it buy it now and require immediate payment.  Keep in mind that the immediate payment feature does not apply to items offered “or best offer” so you may find yourself in the same situation as an auction.

-Bird- Milwaukee, WI.
“I don’t want another lantern, I just want the last one again”
ICCC#1776     The Coleman Blue‘s 243’s #143
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Tgarner01
Something happened to the lantern market when covid hit... If you look up sold items prior to the pandemic and since anything uncommon has quadrupled plus. Wish I was a seller instead of a buyer ðŸ˜‚
Toby Garner
ICCC #1939
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Dmacp
the prices have fluctuated over the years. I remember the surge when prices first topped $100. Then they jumped again, I remember mint black bands and 202's going for over $400 which made my jaw drop. Then suddenly (not suddenly) lanterns began coming out of the woodwork. Ebay's lantern section swelled from 10 pages to over 60. Availability went up. We went from never seeing an Arc to having several listed at one time. This is when I started noticing that discerning collectors were not paying top dollar for common Coleman products. You can still get a 200A for under $100 but the more desirable pieces are expensive. Quite a change from the old days when any Coleman item was desirable. We thought they were drying up. Now it seems like they are still making them. Getting an original sunshine globe was pretty near impossible then. they are plentiful now. 
Dan
ICCC member #604
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Dubblbubbl
I’m amazed at the asking prices on the bay, and then I’m amazed at the prices people are paying on the bay.  I can say with all confidence that I’ve been priced out of that market.
Rob in NC
MilSpecOps Syndicate #1962
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #1962

Sometimes we are the windshield, Sometimes we are the bug...
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10gage
5 days ago it was around 400. This is nuts
James sizemore
milspec syndicate #1941
slant savers #68
quicklite crew#43
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bluesky0812
What I wonder is if it's time to quit collecting and start selling?   
Marty
MILSPEC_OPS  #81   ICCC #1451
Looking for 11/88 & 1/69  Still Learning
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Jeepstircrazy
Naw, Marty, don't quit collecting, I just got started and I"m up to 28 lanterns from about 5 in March. I picked up a nice looking 200A at a "rent a booth" permanent flea market for $15 dollars a month ago and just last week I told a fellow that was coming to look/buy a tractor I was selling to bring along any decent old Coleman lanterns and I would take $30 dollars for each one off the price of the tractor.... Got 4 but can only remember the 242C as it is my second one in two months... the other one was just as cheap if not cheaper.Also got 7 lanterns and a Buflam kerosene Prious type stove made in England for 30 dollars each and two were 237's from another fellow that I just mentioned how pissed I was that Wally world wasn't selling mantles, I'm hot right now but gotta slow down cause I got enough fettling to do , but ...if you're hot yer hot! I'm gonna post some pictures as soon as I can make em small enough for them to transfer here... Been trying! Got a pic of the daughters dog on the "off topic" posting using my MIL 's computer but can't get the wife's to work....y'all got me interested in those Poultry Lanterns now.....up here in BFE there might be a chance👍
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What's the lowest you'll take for this lantern?                                                

          Today is a gift, that's why they call it the present.
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Gunhippie
bluesky0812 wrote:
What I wonder is if it's time to quit collecting and start selling?   


Only if that's real money.
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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Dmacp
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5 days ago it was around 400. This is nuts

I'm sure the high bidder 5 days ago would agree with you!
Dan
ICCC member #604
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flywheel73
Don’t get discouraged, there are plenty of GPAs to go around. I have never sold on Ebay but I just finished selling off a bunch of stuff here in the classifieds. I also sold just as much stuff again by word of mouth to collectors. I know I could have gotten more on EBay but I’d rather pass it along to friends first. I guess my point is that for every high priced lantern there’s another at a bargain.
If a little is good, more is better, too much is just right
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holliswood
That’s a bit out of my price range for a Burg. So if we base our prices off of that auction site, based on the one at the top of this thread, a Burg half as nice should be $800. Not to shabby!
-Fred

ICCC Member #1871
MilSpec-Ops #1278
Coleman Quick Lite Crew #41
Perfection Heater Collectors #2 
CANADIAN BLUES SYNDICATE #57
Coleman Slant Saver #65

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holliswood

I’ll also add this:
Putting one of the foundations of a hobby based on that auction site is questionable and unstable in my opinion. Especially with what was in the first post above. That auction site can be manipulated and has been manipulated with other items before. I have a feeling most people, especially those that AREN’T collectors, see that this Burg got run up to $1,100 and that’s what they automatically assume that it sold for that exact amount. In turn, we get what we’re seeing now. There needs to be a group of Coleman collectors who can sit down and make a quarterly or yearly price guide based on rarity, condition, and everything else that goes along with the gpa items. 

Before I get scolded, I’ve read enough old threads on here to know alot of the longtime collectors talk of buying most of these gpa’s back in the day for fairly cheap. So it would boil down to who’s willing to sell their stuff at a fair price or who wants to gouge other collectors whether it be domestic or foreign. I have a strong suspicion that there’s a handful of collectors that’s running up the price of gpa’s on that auction site. Like any other hobby, there’s good decent people and there’s the ruthless people. Thankfully everyone I’ve had the pleasure to meet from this forum have been fair and some of the nicest people I’ve ever met in my life. That’s what is keeping me interested in this hobby. 

-Fred

ICCC Member #1871
MilSpec-Ops #1278
Coleman Quick Lite Crew #41
Perfection Heater Collectors #2 
CANADIAN BLUES SYNDICATE #57
Coleman Slant Saver #65

snipesfred on Insta
Big Ferd on YT
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Whitegas Extraordinaire
I understand the rarity of this but it’s not even as old as me.
Saw on FB it’s headed to NY. Ill keep digging for lamps n shades.
I frighten easily!

My current shade is Coleman!!

To me a lamp without a shade is creepy!

ICCC # 1865

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jph200
I don't love the high prices on eBay, but in a way they motivate me to keep looking locally for the items I want.  You never know when the random yard sale along the way to the gym or grocery store will have something worth stopping for, if that makes sense.

I don't have any kerosene lanterns in my collection so I've been keeping an eye out for them and the pickings seem to be slim, but it's always possible that I will find one at the most unexpected time, and that is one thing that also makes this hobby fun to me.
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D421
Well, I'm not sure what is driving those king of prices.  But I do know we're it leads. It leads to counterfeit lanterns. Been there done that in other hobbies.
Dominic
Everyone likes the dog catcher...until they catch your dog.
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Gavercronos
It's this sort of thing that led me to making Franks and customs. Well, this mass-produced item is now out of my price range. But I can have something truly unique at a fraction of the price... I also have a stand-in or two... I lent a very nice Christmas lantern to my place of employment for a decoration once. It was stolen. I hope the thief discovered from trying to sell it that it's a fake I made from a 1960 fount. I don't try to hide it when I make a fake, I told everyone who asked about it that it wasn't real. But it (and the replacement I made a few months later) was a very nice lantern regardless. So what motivation do I have to spend a few hundred on one?
WillCat

Chautauqua County, New York
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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
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