200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.
UtahColemanUser
Sure would like to buy a few of those fiber cases at a little over half the going rate of a 200A
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Chucker
Cool ads. I'd be a fan of one of their cases as well. Never knew they are supposed to have a spring under the lantern. I'll remember that one. 
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Gand28
Picked up another 2 mantle one off eBay the other day.  I've had several...they are out there.  And the real ones have the jack in the box spring.

Edit:  The single mantle lantern in the ad is most likely a 202.  "Stainless Steel and Brass".
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Colemannut
I got this one last month at my South Central Kansas Coleman Collectors Spring Gathering for $30. FD52D75F-75E8-4F93-893B-C79D5340A637.jpeg
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Gand28
Kameron, the 3 large 2-mantle cases I have had all had that same leather handle.  I have a single mantle case with more of a plastic suitcase handle.  I have also see cases with the fat leather handle like shown in the ad in the first post.  Some have had a circular A&F logo under the latch.  Others a rectangular label, and some no label. All have had the same type spring bottom.  I wonder if the leather strap handle like you have is at the older end of the timeline?
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Colemannut
Gand28 wrote:
Kameron, the 3 large 2-mantle cases I have had all had that same leather handle.  I have a single mantle case with more of a plastic suitcase handle.  I have also see cases with the fat leather handle like shown in the ad in the first post.  Some have had a circular A&F logo under the latch.  Others a rectangular label, and some no label. All have had the same type spring bottom.  I wonder if the leather strap handle like you have is at the older end of the timeline?


I was thinking that mine is probably the early style also as there is no logo or identification plus the thin leather carry handle. A&F obviously improved their merchandise over the years making them more user friendly and more reliable. Not sure otherwise. I have not done any research on these lantern cases.
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UtahColemanUser
It would not surprise . me if Hartmann made the cases for A&F and VL&A. My soon to be a 3-lantern fiber case was made by sold as a U.S. Navy Seapack, sold by Hartmann of Racine, WI. It looks extremely similar to the case in the advert
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Gand28
Here's the case I picked up last week.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vtg-Coleman-Pyrex-B-48-Chrome-Green-Lantern-1934-Patent-amp-Original-Latch-Case-/123813880988?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&nma=true&si=kkEmxHT%252BfXCs8oTke4NR%252F0lUSwQ%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc

Some Kiwi black shoe cream and buffing with an old wool sock and it looks much better.  The outline of the small circle under the latch was the A&F logo.  I've seen it on other cases and it looks like a water slide decal.

These hold a big hat nice and firmly.  The padded wood piece in the top keeps it centered and the spring keeps it from moving around.  These were great cases!











Edit:  And here's a great thread on this subject from last year...

https://www.colemancollectorsforum.com/post/the-abercrombie-and-fitch-lantern-case-thread-9683513
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HillCountry
Here's the photo of my two from the post about the VL&A cases from a few months back. One came with a Christmas lantern in it.
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stoves1234
    While reading old books about hunting and fishing I've seen Abercrombie and Fitch referred to as the place to go for sporting gear. The last time I stopped at an A&F store in a mall they were selling "aged" Chinese-made baseball caps for $30.
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azmike

Wow, I suppose I was VERY lucky when my bud showed up with this A&F and bright 202 sprung in it!

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UtahColemanUser
stoves1234 wrote:
    While reading old books about hunting and fishing I've seen Abercrombie and Fitch referred to as the place to go for sporting gear. The last time I stopped at an A&F store in a mall they were selling "aged" Chinese-made baseball caps for $30.


Yes, back "in the day" A&F in NY, and VL&D and VL&A (Chicago) and Lyon & Coulson (Buffalo), Orvis (Manchester), LL Bean (Freeport), Eddie Baur (Seattle) were real outdoors stores, which carried the finest hunting, fishing, and camping gear. Out of necessity, they transformed themselves, but fortunately for us, many stayed in business and are able to continue selling some of the things that we like. I have a 1964 Orvis Battenkill bamboo fly rod, that was sold by A&F.
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Gunhippie
Let's not leave EMS and REI off that list! Back in the day, when REI was a little non-profit co-op in Seattle and nowhere else, it was a great gathering place for hoary and often malodorous mountaineers--no yuppies needed apply! More than once, I'd find myself at the annual spring sale, fighting with the likes of Lou Whittaker over a pair of boots.

Today, REI stands for "Return Every Item" and a mega-corporation. I haven't heard anything aboutt EMS--Eastern Mountain Supply, which IIRC was out of Maine, for years. They were he older, eastern counterpart of REI.
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It Burns
That's a cool catalog advertisement. Thanks for posting it up. Love these cases. Saw that one Greg, glad you got it.

Here's an A&F next to a VL&A following a kiwi treatment on the VL&A.

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Mike Weise

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campinut
I found one that resembles these older cases. Mine is made from the same material as instrument cases, like drums. No markings but very well made..campinut..
Like a moth at night, I am attracted to the light!..7/7/1964...Russ, from Missouri..
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UtahColemanUser
campinut, does yours also have the spring in the bottom?
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campinut
No spring, but a nice sturdy one. When I saw it on a auction site they had very few pictures so I took a stab at it. Just an example of a case that mimics the fitch case look, without breaking the bank..campinut..
Like a moth at night, I am attracted to the light!..7/7/1964...Russ, from Missouri..
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BSAGuy
Those are nice cases.  Thanks to all for the pics.

$9.95 in 1962 = $84.10 in 2019 dollars.
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gpaguy
Wonderful cases. There was an episode of Mash where they were using an A and F bathtub. Just curious  if that is in your catalog .


John
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UtahColemanUser
No bathtub in the catalog, although there is a camp shower.
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camper1
Does the catalog have the listing for the case with their price and description?
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It Burns
camper1 wrote:
Does the catalog have the listing for the case with their price and description?


If you look at the first picture shown by the OP, the case is listed with a price, but not much of a description. Here's an ad from another A&F catalog with more of a description, below. Based on the difference in price I'm thinking this was from a much earlier catalog:

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Mike Weise

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― J.R.R. Tolkein

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camper1
thanks for the response and photo of the catalog on the case.  What's the date/age of the catalog you have?
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Mister Wilson

The Sportster stove looks to be a 501 to me.
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Looking for 6-56 and 6-58 Birthday lanterns.
There's been an alarming increase in the number of things I know nothing about.
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Colemannut

The Sportster stove looks to be a 501 to me.


Not in 1964
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It Burns
camper1 wrote:
thanks for the response and photo of the catalog on the case.  What's the date/age of the catalog you have?


It was from a 1940 A&F Catalog. I don't actually own the catalog. It was on sale on Ebay and the seller sent me the picture of the case ad.

Mike Weise

“May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out.” 

― J.R.R. Tolkein

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Mister Wilson
Colemannut wrote:


Not in 1964
l know they weren’t made in 64, but I don’t see the straight generator.  Not seeing the valve doesn’t help either.  
John
H.C. Lanterns dealer
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #2001 A Turd's Odyssey
Canadian Blues #028
Coleman Slant Saver #31
Looking for 6-56 and 6-58 Birthday lanterns.
There's been an alarming increase in the number of things I know nothing about.
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UtahColemanUser
No, only what I posted.

Cheers,
Joe
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