200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.
242burner
The new site is very nice, but I miss this guy.  I joined in 2007, using real names on the "bulletin" board.  My third name change was to 242burner in 2011.  We even had a thread named "My eBay name is....and I promise not to bid against you."  
[colemanguy_left1]
1928 L-220 "Slant" from Russ
1919 Air-O from Jerry
500 Speedmaster

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jacobsdad
Yep. Frank sent me an F/A tube I needed and said send me the cash when you can. Great guy. Around 2006-2007 I started here.
Brian

 P.S. My favorite Coleman are still my 3-burners

" I checked into the Hokey Pokey Clinic and I turned myself around"
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SteveRetherford
i never liked the "will not bid against you " rule . some folks put tiny bids on everything good trying to claim em  . i just did what i always did LOL may the best man win ???
[DrSteve2]    Steve , Keeper of the Light !!!
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brucesheehe
I actually sent Frank a few lanterns and he rehabbed them for me.  He later told me that I could do it myself.

He had really good tutorials.
Bruce Sheehe
ICCC #889 - Connoisseur of Time, Friends, Leisure, & Coleman   Altoona, PA - The Mountain City - Near The Eastern USA Continental Divide
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242burner
For those of you that do not know, Steve Retherford should be considered a founding member of this website.  He is one of the people that has been around helping new collectors since its beginning.  Murff and Joe Pagan, Frank Browning, Quest the TD, Scouterjan as well.  I can not tell you how much good advice I got from them.  

I did like the chat room.  That was fun.  
1928 L-220 "Slant" from Russ
1919 Air-O from Jerry
500 Speedmaster

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Murff
Take a look at this link and see what the Forum looked like about 18 years ago when it was brand new:

https://web.archive.org/web/20010718150408/http://www.weedew.net/discus/

Murff

Name: Murff   ICCC Member #726 
Coleman Blue's 243's #002   Ebay Handle: Happy-campers2 
Soon-to-be EX-ICCC Newsletter Editor & Coleman Addiction Enabler
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242burner
Murff, I was looking at the wayback website link you gave me years ago.  I did not think it was appropriate to share without your permission.  Thanks for sharing. Scouterjan has been posting since 2002 as well.
1928 L-220 "Slant" from Russ
1919 Air-O from Jerry
500 Speedmaster

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Dmacp
Frank occasionally posts here. Plus he has a website, old town Coleman. And on Facebook.

I expect he will be at Bozeman. I attended the ICCC convention in Yucca Valley in 2006. It was very enjoyable.

The do not bid against list went south for a reason. And it was a good one. You don't try and fix auctions.
Dan
ICCC member #604
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Scouterjan
Back in the time machine. I attended Yucca my 1 st convention and remember going to Frank's to fuel and test lanterns for the big light up. There are still some of us original members around
Jan
"ebgone bahwagh agi" Harvest Gatherer

Mitakiuye Oyasin " All My Relations"
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fuel brained
I went there years ago. It was a short drive from Lucerne Valley for the small pieces and a few Coleman GPA's. Always wondered where You(242burner) went. That's when I found this fine bunch of "Gentlemen" to help further feed the Coleman bug. I still have and use that same 426b that you sold me the tank for. Jeff
Pastor Jeff
God said "Let there be light" so He let His Son shine.
SoCal and Lovin' It
US Navy Submarine Cold War Veteran
MilSpec Ops #1960 "Feel the Roar"
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242burner
Fuel Brained: Life  got extremely hectic for me.  Not bad, no tragedies, just super busy.  Rebekah and James both attend School of the Ozarks and Rachel, by third will start in July.  My wife of 31 (May 28th) years is still by my side.  I still have two more kids at home.  I have six cool projects in various states of repair in my basement.  No, I have not been actively collecting.  I have lost about 30 pounds!
1928 L-220 "Slant" from Russ
1919 Air-O from Jerry
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Mike
I joined back in 2006 or so to glean more info about a 200 I had been given by neighbours, and a 327 I was about to start restoring. Figured I'd better find out what not to try to dismantle!
Back then, you could download the FFR for a 200 with pictures (achingly slow over phone lines) or without (merely slow). Any post with a photo was just craziness. How on earth did you do that?
I wasn't an eBay buyer/seller at that point but the whole "I won't bid against you" list was an odd idea that I never did understand.
Good times...

Mike.
My best gal is a Coleman outing pal!
2 1/2 minutes to Midnight...
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242burner
Mike: That is right!! I forgot about that!  It took forever to download the pictures of the "Full Frank (Bebb) Rebuild"  or FFR.  He even said to get a drink and a snack and wait.  But they were worth it.  I rebuilt my Aida with the Petromax information.  It seems that the thing that has stayed the same is the collectors (with very few exceptions) through the years, are very polite to each other.  I am still geeking out over that tumbler information recently. 
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1919 Air-O from Jerry
500 Speedmaster

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Scouterjan
Slow was an understatement.  I printed off so many of the FFR and still have the binder of them and also Frank's coffee lid font Procter 
Jan 
"ebgone bahwagh agi" Harvest Gatherer

Mitakiuye Oyasin " All My Relations"
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242burner
Of all the accidents people have written about, none was more scary than that 237 generator that blew up (split) and shot glass everywhere.  That could have ended with you being blind.  
1928 L-220 "Slant" from Russ
1919 Air-O from Jerry
500 Speedmaster

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Gary

Wow, isn't this thread a collection of antiques!😄

Some more of the originals not mentioned.
Ernie Ash
Marvin, aka kero king  (can't remember his last name)
Bob Frank
Ronnie Hardinson
Glenn P. Knapke
Dan Leeds
George Rocen
Brent Zier

I remember we had a birthday list where we would keep an eye out for birthday lanterns for each other.

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warren
Marvin's last name was Evans.   Wonder what happened to him.   He came to the TN convention.

ANTIQUESWV on Ebay
#1 in the 223B club
Gatlinburg, TN

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Colemannut
Warren, was Marvin from Kansas? If so, I believe he was at the LJ auction. I was a member of the Old Town Yucca Forum. The chat section was always interesting. Met quite a few old timers there back in my early days of collecting. Wish I knew then what I know now! LOL If I remember right, my login was KSbowhunter.
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Joe_P
Marvin lives in El Dorado, KS. Less than an hour from me here in Wichita. Met him in person when I first moved here. Helluva nice guy. He used to participate quite a bit on the old forum but no more. I think he still monitors the present forum off and on but that's it.

He's slowly getting away from collecting, will be moving out of state soon.

As for the old "Do not bid against" list, I found that it worked pretty well after ironing a few bugs out. Sure, a couple of members tried to weasel their way around it but it did work pretty well until eBay up and masked all the bidder's names, then it went south. Made good friendships of a couple of members on it. To me, that was more valuable than the lanterns themselves.

Joe
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warren
Wow, I didn't recognize him at  the auction.  I wish I had.  I would have spoken to him.  He was a very active poster back in the day.

Joe, I agree with you.  It worked well and there are still some people now I don't bid against.  I recognize their masked name.  Sometimes mistakes are made but some of us still try.

ANTIQUESWV on Ebay
#1 in the 223B club
Gatlinburg, TN

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Heck
2001, wow that makes me a newbie. I still wonder what happened to Jim Douglas jr, kaptain kamplight, Kyle. He was really into this site then........   guess San Francisco swallowed him up. 
Brian Heckemeyer
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Gand28
Kyle decided to get involved in film making I believe and too a class and produced a film. Shared the link with us at the time. 

I visited him one Sunday afternoon and met him at his local flea then swung by his apartment. He almost set his kitchen on fire starting up the 500 I bought.

He had a substantial collection, many still in boxes that had not been opened after they were sent to him. I wonder where those all are now?
Greg -- Fiat Lux!
ICCC Member #1273
Seeker of Canadian Nickel!
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Dmacp
There is my 237 burning at the 2006 convention (with the paper under it), then there is Steve lighting his 237. In the background is Terry Marsh and Darcy.
Jan and his 237 are behind me. Very few personal lanterns. Most are from Frank's collection.
The picture was taken at about home plate on the baseball field.

Lightup 2006 at franks.jpg 
Dan
ICCC member #604
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Scouterjan
Pretty sure it's the same Marvin that has started posting on FB
Jan
"ebgone bahwagh agi" Harvest Gatherer

Mitakiuye Oyasin " All My Relations"
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Joe_P
It is Marvin on FB, Jan.
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