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49 years old this month!
Searching for a 8 72 lantern and/or 2 68.....

About to hit my 69th year, actually, middle age.  I’ve been afflicted with lampitis for 6 years. 

Toowoomba Queensland Australia
Mil-SpecOps #1970
Coleman Slant Saver #51
ICCC Member #1826
35! started last year when I was 34. My grandpa gave my dad his 200a and we used that when I was a kid out camping. Fast forward a couple decades and I found it cleaning out the garage. Fettled it for a while, got it running, and got the bug. Now I have about 50 and a stack of stoves. 


ICCC # 1885

Add me in - 63 (not entirely sure how that happened!)
About 20 years of collecting/accumulating/enabling
Mike, ICCC member #1156, Slant Saver Group #011, 275 Appreciation Syndicate #0215, FAS #20 - Confusing Future Generations of Collectors One Lantern at a Time
"In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present"
Francis Bacon
(and - for those who have asked - avatar from postcard and says "Coming Home by Rail".  https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4595/27430282209_39a564be00_z.jpg
I am 71.  I can't remember how many years of collecting but have enjoyed GPA's all of my life.  When my wife asks how much I have again I can't remember.  It is more than I need but great to play with and I have to buy more.
I am 76. My introduction to Coleman lanterns and stoves was in the late '40s. My uncle had a stove, a cast iron griddle, and two 228 lanterns that he used at a family gathering each year. In the mid-'50s, my uncle had a 413E stove that he later passed to my dad. I have it now. I am less a collector and more into preparedness. A few decades ago we had a major power failure. I was okay. We had my stove and 220E lantern, and 3 wickie lamps. I made up my mind that I would have a Coleman lantern for every room in my home. I wanted real light. Not carrying candles, flashlights, and such around.

53 today, been going to gatherings and collecting about 5 or 6 years now, been using Coleman since boy scouts.

The F.N.G.
ICCC# 1623
52 New to the hobby. 
David J Rynne jr.
Recoil wrote:
49 years old this month!

Well well well.....i must correct myself.  Had my birthday yeaterday and was so pleasantly surprised when my wife corrected me and said I was "only" 48!!!  Thought for sure I was 49.  Just gained a full year!!!!
Searching for a 8 72 lantern and/or 2 68.....
56 nearing 57
collecting GPA’s since 2014
had a few propane lanterns and a stove for years prior to that.
Al B  [colemanlanternlogo]

MilSpecOps # 1974
Canadian Blues Member #24

Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate # 1974
BernzOmatic Appreciation Club # 1974
Coleman Slant Saver #32


25 and i've been collecting since mid 2017

I know when i was more active, i remember only 2-3 people around my age.
Recently i've sold & helped restore pieces for friends.. and now they use them.

My friends used to think i was a bit weird buying these old pieces, but after they see a 90 year old lantern running bright. They realize why people collect or use them still.

Videos like this sure help.. 

◢◤ Dylan Hayden - Esterhazy, Sk. ◢◤

My yet to be obtained birthday lantern is a 6-58, you do the math.  I guess the bug bit me back in the 80’s with a hand-me-down 530 pocket stove.  Then got the fever about 20 years ago after inheriting several Coleman gpas and wanting to get them working.  I stumbled on this site about 4 years ago and discovered I was not alone and now it seems gpas stick to me like burrs.  Lately I’ve had to become more selective due to lack of storage space.
Rob in NC
MilSpecOps Syndicate #1962
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #1962

Sometimes we are the windshield, Sometimes we are the bug...
73 next month. Camping & fishing with my Dad and Coleman since I was 5. 
Not looking for anything. I have too much already, my wife says. 

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