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rob_pontius
Hey guys. What is the earliest date known for a burgundy 200a? I've had 10-61, 1-62, 3-62, and 5-62. I picked one up today with a date of 8-61. I've seen others say that they have or have seen 9-61, but nothing about 8-61. Dr. Marsh's site doesn't even mention a burgundy 200a. Thanks in advance.
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Rubing
Read through this Rob

https://www.colemancollectorsforum.com/post/gold-bond-black-bands-xmas-and-other-fakes-in-the-minefield-6073195?pid=1275610960#post1275610960
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rob_pontius
Here is the lantern in question. Obviously not a fake. Very dark color with a date of 8-61. 20200911_145949_copy_780x1040.jpg  20200911_145938_copy_780x1040.jpg  20200911_145931_HDR_copy_780x1040.jpg Compare the paint color to the decal. 
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Dmacp
the 8-61 is a burg. 10-61 is a common one. also 9-61, and 12-61.
There were early burgundies made with the earlier label.
I'd have to see the ones from '62. Mid-1962 they were producing maroon/cherry. I'm sure there was a transition period. 
Dan
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rob_pontius
Thank you for the info Dan. Have many others been found with this date? I haven't seen one before, but there are plenty of things that I still haven't seen yet.
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Dmacp
I've owned many but the two I kept are both 9-61. My first Coleman 200A was a 10-61 and I have seen many of them.
seems the maroon/cherry color was prevalent in 7-62. So the first 6 months of 1962 I think you'd find both or hybrids. I've never seen a hybrid with parts from both but Coleman did that with the christmas/black band transition.
I've seen burgundy lanterns on ebay with the previous year label-had a yellow border. and looked nice. But I have enough. Never thought I'd say that but I do.
Dan
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Bob1774
Anyone had IPE do a burgundy vent?
Bob
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RobSchroff
I have 2 4/62 burgs, and I have a 10/62 that I think is also a burg, but its paint is in rough shape, so I can't really tell.

I always get a kick out of people who make definitive claims about date ranges, like they were working in quality assurance at Coleman when these things were made.  My favorite are the "B" vs. "BX" people.

When I think about these lanterns being made, I envision workers pulling date-stamped fount base plates out of a big crate on a pallet.  When the crate starts getting empty, someone comes along and either "refills" the crate by dumping a bunch of freshly-stamped base plates on top, or replacing the crate with a fresh one, dumping the "leftovers" on top.  Either way, I see base plates from various months getting mixed in with each other. 

 
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