200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

Newlondon695
https://providence.craigslist.org/clt/d/vintage-avon-coleman-lantern/6244367634.html
George
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JimL
That's an awful lot of money for a bottle of toxic liquid!

-Jim

Flammable liquids, open flame, what could go wrong?


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nomis1

But it's all original...never used.

Simon
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JimL
nomis1 wrote:

But it's all original...never used.


Perhaps because they opened the bottle and got a whiff.

-Jim

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vineguy
And they are a bear to keep lit.
Andy
"Only two sailors, in my experience, never ran aground. One never left
port and the other was an atrocious liar."

MilSpecOps #1010
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umacks
That is cool
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VincentMechanic31
On my lunch break a few years ago at an antique mall I found a Winnebago Avon bottle in a booth. It was a bottle that looked like the RV from Shazamm!!

(If any of you all remember that goofy TV show.)

Anyway, I picked it up and it spilled on the floor and my hand. Maybe about a tablespoons worth. About half that antique mall stunk like a cheap pimp almost instantly. It was horrible. When I got back to work, all day I could smell it. Wound up dousing my hand with hydrogen peroxide a few times to knock it down when I got home and showered finally.

Thought I was going to have to go buy tomato juice like I had been skunked.

So, the lesson is:

Look. But no touchy the Avon bottles!!

Vince.
"We are here on earth to fart around, and don't let anyone tell you any different" -Kurt Vonnegut 

- VincentMechanic31 (Vince) 
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Newlondon695
I found the lantern one at the flea last year for a dollar and I think I still over paid anyway I figured it was good for a laugh
George
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MarkMeoff
I found one of those at the flea market for a quarter. Still in the box and full of that nasty smelling crap.

My buddy took that bottle and threw the liquid onto one his co-workers. He said the guy's wife thought he was hanging out with strippers.
Solano County, CA


A dull knife is as useless as the person who would dare carry it.
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Scouterjan
I have several. I agree don't ever  get any on your cloths, and can you imagine a bottle spilling in your car or truck
Jan


Mitakiuye Oyasin " All My Relations"
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mikew
I repainted one of them in the Sears black/blue theme for Tdprrp.
Mike
"... at evening time, it shall be light." Zechariah 14:7

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JimL
MarkMeoff wrote:
My buddy took that bottle and threw the liquid onto one his co-workers. He said the guy's wife thought he was hanging out with strippers.


[rofl]

-Jim

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MotorcycleDan
You need to get three of the boxes and make the camping scene! 



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Mike
Looks like a "Brokeback Mountain" movie poster.

Mike.
My best gal is a Coleman outing pal!
2 1/2 minutes to Midnight...
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Mike
Looks like a scratch-n-sniff "Brokeback Mountain" movie poster.

Mike.
My best gal is a Coleman outing pal!
2 1/2 minutes to Midnight...
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Scouter_Angus
Mike wrote:
Looks like a scratch-n-sniff "Brokeback Mountain" movie poster.

Mike.



ewwwww.
Angus

There is no armour made that can withstand the Truth. Karsa Orlong
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#001 in the Canadian Blues Syndicate (Syndicate Supreme Leader)
#058 in the Coleman Blues Syndicate
Looking for Canadian lanterns 8/30, 10/34, 4/67, 3/64, and any GPA for July 2004.

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UncleFred
I am bringing back an old thread with a question because I am now up to four of these lantern bottles.
Has anyone come up with a method of lighting them up using miniature led bulbs?
Avon Lanterns.jpg 
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74HARLEY
Have you thought about drilling (or sandblasting) a hole near the bottom?
Joe
looking for 200a 11-56,9-77,2-65 Coleman 275 appreciation syndicate member #0004 ICCC #1262
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mowgod
For the love of God please don't open one unless your in a pressurized chamber with an Air Scrubber and charcoal filters and in a full hazmat suit as that stuff is unholy and will pollute the air and kill every plant with in a 1 mile radius of the bottle!  Have a skunk close by too as you'll need it to smell better after opening one of those STINK DECANTERS 
Phil
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SteveRetherford
stick a rag in the top of it , light it and toss it DOWN WIND :-) thats about all its good for LOL
 
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DougA
Time to bring out an awesome quote someone else on this forum made about the Avon Coleman lantern cologne in another thread that I believe is now deleted.  I saved the quote, but not the ID of the original poster:

"I actually got one of those for Christmas in my teenage years. I think Avon had a tank farm full of ONE men's cologne, which they packaged into lots of different bottles. IIRC, there were hints of burning tires, cat piss, wood alcohol, and gardenias in the aroma. It was high-proof, as I remember flame-testing it. "
DougA  ... fettler and keeper of a family collection of nickel: a 249, a pair of 237s, and a 1938 228B, along with a late 1979 red 200a.  Then two more turned up, a 1941 243A and a 1944 242C, and now there's a b-day 200A lantern, too!.
Coleman Blues Member #92.
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mowgod
stick a rag in the top of it , light it and toss it :-) thats about all its good for LOL
 
How is a Molotov Cocktail made? - Quora
 
  but only do that if you can't smell or have some type of fresh air breathing apparatus  and plan on a trip to Cuba for chemical weapons charges 
Phil
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JimL
That cologne may have been made by Odeon, the makers of Sex Panther.

-Jim

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UncleFred
74HARLEY wrote:
Have you thought about drilling (or sandblasting) a hole near the bottom?


I am thinking of drilling a hole in the bottom and inserting a battery-powered led balloon light in each of them.  The lights I am looking at are 1/2" round by 1 1/4" long.  
Everyone's Favorite Uncle
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stoves1234
Ya gotta admit that they are neat little things to put on a shelf. They do closely resemble a 220.
Jim Brizzolara
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Sierra Roadrunner
My wife used to sell Avon and got the lanterns for me. Wild Country Aftershave and Deep Woods Cologne were the scents in the collection IIRC. Same thing with the Winchester SuperX shotgun shells.  @ stoves1234 - "They do closely resemble a 220." I agree. The red wickie reminds me of a Dietz and the black one perhaps some type of lantern the railroads used to use.
I dumped the liquid out of the shotgun shells about 4 or 5 years ago, put them on a shelf in the garage without the caps on to air out and they still reek all these years later!

                                        Coleman Lantern colonge.jpe 
UncleFred wrote:


I am thinking of drilling a hole in the bottom and inserting a battery-powered led balloon light in each of them.  The lights I am looking at are 1/2" round by 1 1/4" long.  
I'd be interested in seeing how that comes out if you try it Uncle Fred. I'm afraid the glass might break but perhaps with the right tools and methods it can be done.

   Joe
ICCC #1893
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shaune509
Use that Avon fluid on Portland type Marxists as pepper spray when you get caught in one of there flash mobs.
Shaune509
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Bumpkin 95
That might be the only Coleman lantern that’s okay to electrify 🤔
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  • Like a lantern just hanging out
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rob_pontius
Just take the top off and fire it up. Instant light. Just don't breathe the fumes. That stuff is horrid. 
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1hpycmpr

Just remember, these do not require preheating!  

I found a NIB one at a thrift store a few years ago.  The bail was still in a small plastic bag.  

Mark
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Gunhippie
I keep one hanging right above my desk to remind of my mortality. It's kind of like having a poison tooth. Which I also have.
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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campinut
To preseve the bottle and contents you can loop your string light behind the bottle and run a wire around vent to secure it.  We have a pretty stiff branched Chrostmas tree so I sit my bottle on a branch while being supported by the string light too. The light sppears to be lit inside but is actually on the back side of bottle and shines through clear globe. By having an empty bottle you can deminish the weight, making it easier to support..campinut..
Like a moth at night, I am attracted to the light!..7/7/1964...Russ, from Missouri..
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