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Leviticus Tomethreus
     I got to a minute ago. What is the average age of Coleman collectors?
My friends don’t call me “Lantern Levi” for nothin’,
if they did call me that.

Looking for bday lanterns 8/38, 8/41, 
10/25, and 8/07

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”I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”
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Gasman64
Hard to tell; we'd need to know an approximate number of collectors worldwide, then do the math.  There's more than a few we don't know about (not online.)
My guess would be 25 to 57.
Steve
ICCC #1012
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25 502s
> 13
Jason
not looking for any more Bday gpas. Honestly, if you have a 10-72 don’t let me know about it.
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1hpycmpr
Ok, Steve has offered to do the math, thank you Steve 😁, so I’m thinking, members plus lurkers come to approximately 3000 people between the ages of 33 to 61.....
Mark
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Leviticus Tomethreus
@25 502s >12
My friends don’t call me “Lantern Levi” for nothin’,
if they did call me that.

Looking for bday lanterns 8/38, 8/41, 
10/25, and 8/07

The biggest lie I tell myself is
”I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”
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D421
Well I'm 65, feel like I'm 25 and act like I'm 15.  I hope there are a bunch of young people here that appreciate old stuff that can last a 100 years and still work.
Heck we are all about the same age when we light up a lantern we just brought back to life.
Dominic
Everyone likes the dog catcher...until they catch your dog.
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Leviticus Tomethreus
     @D421 Well, dream come true. I’m 13 and I enjoy lanterns as much as everyone else in the forum does. Although, I certainly don’t feel 65 when I’m lighting up a lantern. I feel scared because I’m ignorant and usually burn myself😅
My friends don’t call me “Lantern Levi” for nothin’,
if they did call me that.

Looking for bday lanterns 8/38, 8/41, 
10/25, and 8/07

The biggest lie I tell myself is
”I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”
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Gasman64
    Although, I certainly don’t feel 65 when I’m lighting up a lantern. I feel scared because I’m ignorant and usually burn myself😅

It's quite alright to be scared of fire; it is a wonderful servant, but a terrible master.  It demands respect, and lots of it.  Several members here have suffered burns, and took a while to recover. 
Steve
ICCC #1012
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Leviticus Tomethreus
I get a new burn everyday on my fingers
My friends don’t call me “Lantern Levi” for nothin’,
if they did call me that.

Looking for bday lanterns 8/38, 8/41, 
10/25, and 8/07

The biggest lie I tell myself is
”I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”
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gwillmot
Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young to Die ..... well, at least too young to die
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Whitegas Extraordinaire
Average collector age, roughly 245 dog years.
Edited for accuracy 
I frighten easily!

My current shade is Coleman!!

To me a lamp without a shade is creepy!

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Tgarner01
I thought I was one of the new younger generation of collectors(millennial😛)
But recently we've gained a couple new members half my age. Gen Z's!! A whole new demographic to poke fun at [sFun_mischieviousbig]
Toby Garner
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BSAGuy
There was a thread on this topic earlier in the year.  Posters provided age and I believe there were 30+ responses.  As best I can recall, the average age was 58 or so with a spread from 1-2 high teens to 1-2 late 70's/early 80's.  
- Courtenay
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Gavercronos
gwillmot wrote:
Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young to Die ..... well, at least too young to die

Heck, almost all the famous rockers had their hits long before I was born...
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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Legs
Several years ago we did a thread of submitted members photos, and it was predominately aging, bald four eyed men, to paraphrase Murff....

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Let it burn....        
Don... Oregon
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Hot Diggity
It would appear that the research places me slightly above average.  59 going on 19, and pretty well preserved. 
Chuck, 3/61, ICCC 1689
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outlawmws
I remember that post,  I think one member was in his nineties.  I also think the poll came in somewhat low as many regulars here are retired.  Many more are getting close or should/could have.

A mod might be able to pull data from the members list and do an average, but that won't count unregistered lurkers.
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FAS #001 Confusing Future Generations of Collectors, One Lantern at a Time!

“A Human Being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, give orders, take orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook  a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.  Specialization is for insects.”            - Lazarus Long


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egroscup
Old enough to know wrong from right and young enough not to choose it. E.
The year 2259, the place Babylon 5
Erik
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Lhoffm4coleman
Legs wrote:
Several years ago we did a thread of submitted members photos, and it was predominately aging, bald four eyed men, to paraphrase Murff....

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Haha, I resemble that remark! 
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grob
Hey Levi, all of your curiosity will serve you well. I'm 68 and at 13 I had played the piano for 5 years (still do), drums for 3, was in a giging Rock and Roll band, owned a 1948 CJ2A Jeep and my Dad was teaching me to fly. Do it all man!
Gar
Boy, I say boy... you're about to exceed the limitations of my medication.
- Foggy
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CaptainFantastic
Here is a thread from a about a year or so ago, post #171 reported:

BSAGuy wrote:
I actually did the math yesterday when I should have been working.  Here are values through post #169 above:
  • Average age = 55.2 years (total of all ages divided by total number who reported an age)
  • Median age = 54.5 years (median is age where half are above it and half are below it)
  • Mode = 63 years (the mode is the most frequent number in a set of data)
  • Age range = 16 to 82
Enjoy!
Ian - Looking for these dates 7/82, 7/92, 8/93, 9/03, 11/05, 5/17
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Leviticus Tomethreus

     @grob I wish my old man was teaching me how to fly. 

     @Tgarner01 you’ll never get under my skin sucka. 

My friends don’t call me “Lantern Levi” for nothin’,
if they did call me that.

Looking for bday lanterns 8/38, 8/41, 
10/25, and 8/07

The biggest lie I tell myself is
”I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”
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arizonacamper
Old enough to know better but still to young to care!!
And sometimes still prove it!
Shawn 
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
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Leviticus Tomethreus
     @CaptainFantastic That’s not correct anymore. Atleast the range.
My friends don’t call me “Lantern Levi” for nothin’,
if they did call me that.

Looking for bday lanterns 8/38, 8/41, 
10/25, and 8/07

The biggest lie I tell myself is
”I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”
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grob
Ya, it was way cool. I did come very close to killing everyone when flying very close to the ground one day. Power lines! My Dad the veteran pilot saved us by yanking up the yoke at the last minute. Never said a word about it because he new that I new! He taught aerobatics during WWII.
Gar
Boy, I say boy... you're about to exceed the limitations of my medication.
- Foggy
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Leviticus Tomethreus
@grob That’s cool. I’m very interested in ww2 and that’s why I’m so upset that ww2 lanterns are so expensive. Just completely insane. When my old man was 13, he was working on cars with his dad and camping with the lanterns that I use today.
My friends don’t call me “Lantern Levi” for nothin’,
if they did call me that.

Looking for bday lanterns 8/38, 8/41, 
10/25, and 8/07

The biggest lie I tell myself is
”I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”
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grob
Levi, back then when we played army, we had the real stuff. A friend had his Dad's uni and helmet. Another friend had a real 50cal and 2 30 cal machine guns. The hock shops had German helmets, Nazi arm bands etc. I still have my Dad's flight suit with all the zippers, sheep skin gloves and silk parachute scarf. Here is a pic of his buddy Oxy Chaute, grandson of aviation pioneer Octavian Chaute. Waco UPF-7 Mountain States Aviation at Combs (old Lowery) field in the 40s. Gar
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Boy, I say boy... you're about to exceed the limitations of my medication.
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Leviticus Tomethreus
@grob Man, all of that stuff is worth some serious money nowadays. I bought a Belgium Brody helmet for 60 bucks. Still think I overpayed. 
My friends don’t call me “Lantern Levi” for nothin’,
if they did call me that.

Looking for bday lanterns 8/38, 8/41, 
10/25, and 8/07

The biggest lie I tell myself is
”I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”
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MYN
The average figure varies continuously all the time. It'll get lower if we pass over our collections to our youngest family members or friends in the forum. It'll get a little higher if we live and hoaŕd them longer.
It'll get pretty close to infinity if anyone of us here chooses to bring them along to the grave when we die but still remains a valid member.
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D421
     @D421 Well, dream come true. I’m 13 and I enjoy lanterns as much as everyone else in the forum does. Although, I certainly don’t feel 65 when I’m lighting up a lantern. I feel scared because I’m ignorant and usually burn myself😅


Hey anytime you need help or need some advice make sure and ask.  You are not ignorant just uneducated.

Burning a finger on something hot just kind of happens.  Catching stuff on fire needs to be avoided. Lots of people here. Just ask. The more you learn the safer you are.

Dominic
Everyone likes the dog catcher...until they catch your dog.
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Leviticus Tomethreus
     Alright, lantern folk, just found a nice shape 220j and the guy wants 29 at the flea market. Should I get it?
My friends don’t call me “Lantern Levi” for nothin’,
if they did call me that.

Looking for bday lanterns 8/38, 8/41, 
10/25, and 8/07

The biggest lie I tell myself is
”I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”
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Leviticus Tomethreus
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My friends don’t call me “Lantern Levi” for nothin’,
if they did call me that.

Looking for bday lanterns 8/38, 8/41, 
10/25, and 8/07

The biggest lie I tell myself is
”I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”
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Tgarner01
Someone on here once said to only collect only nickel and anything painted any color but green... Something like that. But the green ones are great users and I myself am over run with them... Like I said before make a drive and I'll fill your car up cheap ðŸ˜
Toby Garner
ICCC #1939
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Leviticus Tomethreus
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My friends don’t call me “Lantern Levi” for nothin’,
if they did call me that.

Looking for bday lanterns 8/38, 8/41, 
10/25, and 8/07

The biggest lie I tell myself is
”I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”
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Tgarner01
Have to say that's the first time I've seen someone stick a bail on like that! If it's an original globe, that's a decent price
Toby Garner
ICCC #1939
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Leviticus Tomethreus
Frankie Ds haul.  D313303B-7BA3-42F2-9B90-E72F21DF9700.jpeg 
My friends don’t call me “Lantern Levi” for nothin’,
if they did call me that.

Looking for bday lanterns 8/38, 8/41, 
10/25, and 8/07

The biggest lie I tell myself is
”I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”
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Leviticus Tomethreus
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My friends don’t call me “Lantern Levi” for nothin’,
if they did call me that.

Looking for bday lanterns 8/38, 8/41, 
10/25, and 8/07

The biggest lie I tell myself is
”I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”
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Tgarner01
Be careful with that globe
Toby Garner
ICCC #1939
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Leviticus Tomethreus
Rare?
My friends don’t call me “Lantern Levi” for nothin’,
if they did call me that.

Looking for bday lanterns 8/38, 8/41, 
10/25, and 8/07

The biggest lie I tell myself is
”I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”
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Tgarner01
Uncommon
Toby Garner
ICCC #1939
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Bumpkin 95
That globe is old and not a ton left many left
  • Lee
  • Milspec Syndicate member #1995
  • Like a lantern just hanging out
  • ICCC member #1927
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BSAGuy
Here is a thread from a about a year or so ago, post #171 reported:

BSAGuy wrote:
I actually did the math yesterday when I should have been working.  Here are values through post #169 above:
  • Average age = 55.2 years (total of all ages divided by total number who reported an age)
  • Median age = 54.5 years (median is age where half are above it and half are below it)
  • Mode = 63 years (the mode is the most frequent number in a set of data)
  • Age range = 16 to 82
Enjoy

That's one SMART dude who did all that math!!
- Courtenay
Be Prepared
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MartyJ
I’m 71 so my average age is 35 1/2.
Marty
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