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JosephDurham
In looking online at sales on older lanterns, I’m curious, how do you decide which blemishes you can live with?  It’s like this 220F I found, good price, but a small amount of paint has come off, and there is a bit of corrosion on the metal, but that could be cleaned up with some simichrome most likely.  Is it worth the price or do you only look for the perfect ones?

Joseph Durham

ICCC #1954
Looking for bday lantern 10/84

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Tgarner01
I'm not picky on my lanterns like some so a few blemishes are fine... If they're missing much paint I will repaint to prevent rust. If your looking for a decent 220F I'd start in the classifieds here. Put a WTB, I'm sure there are plenty out there worth the money. I've given several nice ones away for gifts, so not uncommon ðŸ˜ 
Toby Garner
ICCC #1939
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Coast to Coast
The more common they are the less tolerant I am of imperfections.  The rarer they are, the more tolerant I am.
-Bird- Milwaukee, WI.
“I don’t want another lantern, I just want the last one again”
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Pancholoco1911
Start with a WTB here and for conditions on a lantern I’m not that picky.  Mine get used from time to time and if a ever came across with a new lantern I don’t think she will get lit 🔥 Sad story of my life bought three 639C, one on Christmas season last year, one from eBay by mistake thinking it was a 214 and the other in the wild. 
~Pancho~
Looking for B-Day lantern 9/83, 7/85

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Sandman
Those late model 220’s had blemishes when they were built......think first time they were pumped up paint started popping off them.....lol

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Newfie
Same here. 

The more common they are the less tolerant I am of imperfections.  The rarer they are, the more tolerant I am.
Shane Looking for the following Canadian birthday lanterns or lamps: 2-32, 6-34,
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ecblanks
I don't pay too much attention to blemishes; you could drive yourself crazy over this.  I've got unfired ones that were sealed in the box in 1968 and you take them out and there is box rash on the bottom.  These are old pieces that have survived the years and I let them show their blemishes/scars proudly.  THat said, if a 220F looks ratty and I don't need the parts, I just don't buy it.
Carlton
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JosephDurham

Great input from everyone. 

I am use to antiques, and often times, my opinion, the wear merely shows character. But I also don’t want to buy one to abused. My svea 123 when I bought it was horrible. I honestly didn’t think it would amount to anything, I just knew it ran. After i sat down with my rags and simichrome, it shined so bright I couldn’t believe it. It looked brand new. 

Joseph Durham

ICCC #1954
Looking for bday lantern 10/84

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Rustytank
Start with a WTB here and for conditions on a lantern I’m not that picky.  Mine get used from time to time and if a ever came across with a new lantern I don’t think she will get lit 🔥 Sad story of my life bought three 639C, one on Christmas season last year, one from eBay by mistake thinking it was a 214 and the other in the wild. 

639c is my favorite modern Coleman. You did good in my book! But you could always send them to me if they're in the way.
275 Appreciation Syndicate #0245
Looking for birthday lanterns 11/58, 3/68, 3/73, 11/96, 6/97, 11/97, 12/00
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Rustytank
Joseph the 220 Fs are so common I don't think I'd pay the freight on one unless it was a really clean one at a bargain price. I've got a couple I got locally, one was $3 at the goodwill store that needed some work. I paid $15 at the flea market for one that only needed mantles and fuel. Look around a bit locally. The face book market place is a good place to start.
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fuel brained
Buying used gear is like buying a used car. The older the more character it has and the more it will need.
Pastor Jeff
God said "Let there be light" so He let His Son shine.
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TwoCanoes
I don't care much about blemishes.  I prefer lanterns that are cheap and that don't work.  I particularly like the ones that look like they'll never burn again.  It's a fun challenge to bring them back to life.  By the way, how about showing us a picture of that Svea 123?
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Pancholoco1911
Rustytank wrote:

639c is my favorite modern Coleman. You did good in my book! But you could always send them to me if they're in the way.


I’ll lit the found in the wild one of these days to compare to the Hipólito and see which one is brighter 
~Pancho~
Looking for B-Day lantern 9/83, 7/85

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Dvan95
The more imperfections the better! As long as they aren't steel fount's missing a lot of paint. I just wipe the bottoms of them with fluid film to keep the rust away if they are missing a little. If it's a lot, they should be repainted. Nothing better looking than a painted brass fount that has paint missing imo 😍
-Dan

Coleman Quick Lite Crew #048

 Anyone have a 6/95 birthday lantern?
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Hot Diggity
The glare of the light in a dark camp hides a whole bunch of blemishes.  I'm more a user than a polisher, but I do like the shiny ones.
Squashed, dented, bent, chipped.  It all becomes a question of how am I going to fix it and help it make light again.😎
Chuck, 3/61, ICCC 1689
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Rustytank


I’ll lit the found in the wild one of these days to compare to the Hipólito and see which one is brighter 

Mine are pretty close with a slight edge to the Aida. You may have similar results.
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Looking for birthday lanterns 11/58, 3/68, 3/73, 11/96, 6/97, 11/97, 12/00
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Flyboyfwa
The more common they are the less tolerant I am of imperfections.  The rarer they are, the more tolerant I am.


+1
Andy
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Gunhippie
For me, it's cost vs desirability. I'll pass up a good condition green post-E 220 for $5 (unless it has a globe I want), but I once paid $100 for a lantern that had stress cracks and was missing several important parts. Of course, it was a 316 Arc.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
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Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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JimL
I think you need to evaluate why you're purchasing.  If for display, then you'll want nicer lanterns.  If to use, such as for camping or for hanging out in the back yard, looks won't matter much in the dark.  However, I do suggest that you don't stockpile 220's.  They're not really desirable and you won't be able to pass them along to other collectors at a gathering.  They do make good gifts though for someone wanting a lantern.  I'll pay upwards of $5 for one, but only if I need the globe.  228's are the big hat (wide brim vent) versions of the 220 and are a nice addition.  They have a classy look about them.  You might just want to look around to get familiar with the different models and then determine what you want.  Yard and estate sales can be a source for lanterns.

Some of us consider the earlier 220's a real pain to disassemble.  However, if you can disassemble one, go through it, get it back together, and light it up, you can apply to NASA to work on the space shuttle.  Just don't be too surprised if they tell you that you're over qualified.   In case it's not obvious, I despise working on a 220.

-Jim

Flammable liquids, open flame, what could go wrong?


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Tigerfans2
At 71 I'm perfect and expect no less from my GPA's
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Bumpkin 95
With the dry spell I am in I am not to picky 😂. Truly 220f are pretty common so I pass if not in good shape. On the other hand they make good custom paint fodder.  You know cheap and the purists don’t mind to much. So put me down for a yes 2 of anything please 😁
  • Lee
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  • Like a lantern just hanging out
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JosephDurham

Well in my collections, Case knives, cast iron, camp stoves I use to just sit back and admire them. But after 100 pieces of cast iron just sitting there I got to thinking, what enjoyment and I getting from looking at a huge pile of iron?  When I am 70 I won’t be able to look back and remember the scrumptious cornbread or pie or chicken I made in this pan or that. 

with my knife collection, that blade served me no purpose just sitting on the shelf. My daughter won’t be able to say, “I can remember dad using this knife......”

so while I will enjoy the shiny ones, they will still be users.   Just my input.  Hopefully it makes sense. 

Joseph Durham

ICCC #1954
Looking for bday lantern 10/84

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JosephDurham

TwoCanoes wrote:
I don't care much about blemishes.  I prefer lanterns that are cheap and that don't work.  I particularly like the ones that look like they'll never burn again.  It's a fun challenge to bring them back to life.  By the way, how about showing us a picture of that Svea 123?

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here is the svea123, the original, not the r; she’s all pretty and running strong. 

Joseph Durham

ICCC #1954
Looking for bday lantern 10/84

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GeraldJP
If the price is right, I pick em up, even if only for spare parts down the road.
Gerald

"If we are to have any hope for the future, those who have lanterns must pass them on to others." - Plato
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Coldwaterpaddler
One strategy might be to pick up GPAs that are cheap regardless of a few blemishes and then after awhile you start thinking about upgrading to some that are a little nicer. Especially once you figure out what grabs your attention. Once, I bought a cheap partially disassembled and incomplete 220 because it was in a clamshell case. Another time I bought a cheap one in pretty bad shape because it had an amber globe. You might pay a little more for your birthday lantern even with blemishes or hold out for a really nice one. You'll figure it out when the time comes, I think. No worries.

I like your SVEA 123. So maybe there's a stovie in you, too! ðŸ˜‰
Stovie-Steve
"Don't let the weather run your life" - Steve
The Coleman Blues - #95
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Gasman64
All I can say, Joseph, is that I have nothing in my collection anywhere near perfect.  I don't have a single "shelf queen".  Everything I have is for using, and another scratch or bump is just part of life.
Steve
ICCC #1012

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Moses_Yoder
I don't buy 220's. I think they are ugly. They are very common here and people want way to much money for them. In a lantern purchase I look for a good vent. Everything else I can fix. What I look for really is lanterns that have good vents, not too much rust, and a decent price. As stated the more rare ones get more leeway on condition. 
Moses D Yoder/Mose/Mo
ICCC #1278
Sears Syndicate # 651 / 275 Appreciation Syndicate #159 / Slant Saver #22
Psalm 97:11 Light shines on the righteous and joy on the upright in heart.

 
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uvarmint
Moses is right. The vent condition is like stupid.  You can’t fix that!
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Hot Diggity
I frequently use an evaluation technique that goes like this...

Do I have one?  Yes.

Do I have two?  No.

I'll take it.
Chuck, 3/61, ICCC 1689
Milspec Syndicate #510
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #0510
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BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #510
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Tinker, Toy maker, Trash picker, Wickie, Lamp loon
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JosephDurham
Hot Diggity wrote:
I frequently use an evaluation technique that goes like this...

Do I have one?  Yes.

Do I have two?  No.

I'll take it.


hahahaahahah

Joseph Durham

ICCC #1954
Looking for bday lantern 10/84

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scl
the minute use happens, blemishes will happen. i recently restored a agm 2572 and everything seemed to want to ding up that new paint on the fount including the bail.
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