200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

JosephDurham

Looking online at all of the different option when it comes to lanterns, it makes me wonder, where do you start?  I know it’s a lot like it is with a Case knife or anything, collect what you like and like what you collect. 


But how do you determine if you want to add it to your collection?  For example, if you found a 288 dated 5-1995 and then one dated 5-1985, would you get both?  Or only one?  What are you looking for?

Joseph Durham

ICCC #1954
Looking for bday lantern 10/84

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1hpycmpr
If they had glass and priced right, I would pick them up.  Adjustable lanterns are great when you need a little less light.  Great for running around the homestead or at camp.  Then cross those off the list and move on to the older stuff.  I have user lanterns from the 60’s back to the 20’s. I gravitate to nickel and old lanterns.  Just don’t jump on every green 220.  Red 200A’s are nice and super easy to work on.  
Mark
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Vintageish
IF a 288 was desired , then date would be a consideration...IF date mattered.
Some folks want a specific date for varied reasons ,birthdays or a war year ect..
IF date is not a factor we/I can plunge into condition.
And despite my tendency to try to resuscitate poor lanterns ,I'm starting to get more picky about condition.
IF model and time frame of the original build is suitable.
I own no birthday lanterns. No burning desire but in a model I claim to have enough of that had lanterns built that year it could raise a standard. Or at least reduce buying more except for better conditioned ones/upgrades...

But at the end of the day , if a lantern winks at me just right ,regardless of age or a condition below one I already own or tell myself I don't need more of ; I'll take it home. 
Other Coleman stuff better watch it too. An outrageous deal would be hard to ignore. 
I can refrain from buying common things that are priced as less common. More so now anyways....L.o.l.
 
Purty colors. Well , cept'n maybe that brown when it's on fire...
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holliswood
I honestly like making them work again and working on ones that I haven’t worked on before. I’ll never pass up a cheap one no matter what model it is. If I remember correctly, the big thing is saving them from the dump and putting them back into service, unless they’re unfired. That’s how I like to collect. My problem is I like to many to narrow down a specific model. Red and nickel 200’s have to be my favorite, at the moment. 
-Fred

ICCC Member #1871
MilSpec-Ops #1278
Coleman Quick Lite Crew #41
Perfection Heater Collectors #2 
CANADIAN BLUES SYNDICATE #57
Coleman Slant Saver #65

snipesfred on Insta
Big Ferd on YT
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Tgarner01
I'm always looking for one I don't have (model wise) I try to avoid duplicates but that is hard when they are desirable and cheap ðŸ˜ a couple months ago I went from zero nickel D's to four 228Ds and two 220Ds... Don't even get me started on sub models... Like the old saying goes... Build shelves now while you still have time and money😁
Toby Garner
ICCC #1939
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holliswood
Tgarner01 wrote:
I'm always looking for one I don't have (model wise) I try to avoid duplicates but that is hard when they are desirable and cheap Ã°Å¸ËœÂ a couple months ago I went from zero nickel D's to four 228Ds and two 220Ds... Don't even get me started on sub models... Like the old saying goes... Build shelves now while you still have time and money😁


Relatable!! Just added another shelf yesterday 👍🏻
-Fred

ICCC Member #1871
MilSpec-Ops #1278
Coleman Quick Lite Crew #41
Perfection Heater Collectors #2 
CANADIAN BLUES SYNDICATE #57
Coleman Slant Saver #65

snipesfred on Insta
Big Ferd on YT
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Greazy
Control your emotions or you'll end up with what you don't need and you'll spend money needlessly. Eventually you'll understand what models you desire and what you can live without and what's affordable to you. That's how i collect.
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Hot Diggity
Oooooh!  Shiny!

I like a challenge.  Is it incomplete? Electrified? Have a big honkin' hole in the bottom?  I look at price based on desirability.  I can find, fix and fabricate a whole bunch of pieces if the starting price is right.  Not a strategy that works for everybody, but I didn't get into this as a hobby or a
collector.  From the frozen North to the Carolina Coast my lanterns and lamps have been there when it was dark and cold, and the power wasn't coming back on any time soon. 

Next on the selection scale after price and desirability would be interchangeability.  Do I have another one like it?  Two is one and one is none. 

And finally... curiosity.  How does it work?   Can I hang this enormous mantle on there?  Will this generator work?  How do I put THAT out!

It's all a wonderful adventure in variety, with collectors and things to collect from around the World.  Enjoy!  
Chuck, 3/61, ICCC 1689
Milspec Syndicate #510
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #0510
Coleman Quick Lite Crew #12
BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #510
Coleman Slant Saver #510
Frank Appreciation Syndicate Member #2
Tinker, Toy maker, Trash picker, Wickie, Lamp loon
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salukispeed
Save your self and don't do it but anything cool you can send to me!!! I already fell in the rabbit hole so resistance it futile!
Lots of reasonable thoughts above.
Bob
ICCC 1868
Perfection appreciation #10
Milspec 65252
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Kansas John

It took me 4 years to give away all the excess green 220s I picked up in the first 6 months of collecting.  I have 2 green 220s and 1 green 228 that were gifts from family members left.  I don’t like them but I gobbled them up like a pot head collects lighters when I was first bitten.  


Now, my accumulation consists mostly of heaters, backpacker lanterns/stoves, 288/286/282 variations, suitcase stoves and 200As.  


I don’t do any repainting.  I will do minor rust removal and nickel polishing.  I don’t mind flaking paint because it helps convey the use-life of the item.

I typically don’t fire up anything unfired that makes it into my hands.  There are plenty of used examples if I get an itch that I have to scratch.

John M. Lawrence, KS
ICCC #1431

Looking for a 214 kero and REI single burner anniversary stove as well as any Coleman born on date 10/77, 1/80
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74HARLEY
Go deeper into abyss and it gets even more fun. Lately I have been chasing off brands and different colors. Never pass a nickle fount that's priced right. The older the better. Anything with mica is cool. Don't forget about stoves, coolers, and jugs. They came in lots of different colors too.
Joe
looking for 200a 11-56,9-77,2-65 Coleman 275 appreciation syndicate member #0004 ICCC #1262
Coleman Quick Lite Crew #19
Frank appreciation syndicate member #9
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Hot Diggity
Cooler jugs are really handy this time of year.  Multi purpose too.

2 Gallon cooler jug
Chuck, 3/61, ICCC 1689
Milspec Syndicate #510
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #0510
Coleman Quick Lite Crew #12
BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #510
Coleman Slant Saver #510
Frank Appreciation Syndicate Member #2
Tinker, Toy maker, Trash picker, Wickie, Lamp loon
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74HARLEY
Chuck, I like where you're going with this!
Joe
looking for 200a 11-56,9-77,2-65 Coleman 275 appreciation syndicate member #0004 ICCC #1262
Coleman Quick Lite Crew #19
Frank appreciation syndicate member #9
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williamlee111
Some guys are very specific about what they collect and Some or not like Jay Leno.  He collects what he likes. I collect what I like as well. What I like is collecting Coleman lanterns. Every time I see one and it’s cheap I buy it. I don’t try to rationalize whether I have one just like it or not or particularly what the date is on the bottom I just grab it and go. I am betting like everyone else that Coleman lanterns will only go up in price and never go down so they will always be worth 20 bucks or so. If that’s what you’re going to pay for one grab it. When I go to swap meets looking for Coleman stuff I don’t do a lot of thinking. Coleman lanterns are always good for trading stock for something that you really really want down the road and if you have four or five of something you’re willing to part with then it was well worth it to By them in the first place. Just do it, that’s what the hobby is all about.
Not looking for anything. I have too much already, my wife says. 
 
 Bill
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bluesky0812
I started to just collect red single mantle variants.  I soon learned that there were small green ones and nickel plated and military  and inverted and ...  guess it depends on how disciplined you want or need to be.  But, you have to start somewhere. 
Marty
MILSPEC_OPS  #81   ICCC #1451
Looking for 11/88 & 1/69  Still Learning
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smarti
Only a very few. If I could trade the Christmas lanterns, 202's and whatever else for a 319, I would be happy. I prefer rare and unusual, like my San Diego lanterns. Collect what you want.
It was Love at first light!!! Scott
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JosephDurham
It’s interesting to hear everyone’s thoughts on this. 

Joseph Durham

ICCC #1954
Looking for bday lantern 10/84

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Gavercronos
My preferences fall into a few categories: 
1) Things I don't already have. My latest acquisitions include a 502 aluminum case, and an Austramax 3/300 (lantern made in Australia!) If I love it, great. If not, I can move it along to someone who does. I only have one Inverted, one JC Higgins, one 222, one 236, one 621, you get the gist. It's awesome.
2) Things I know I can put to use. Orphaned parts to build Frankies with, cheap beat-up 220Fs to turn into customs to give away, a 502 aluminum case. Also in this category: trade fodder. You may find that some desireable items hold little to no appeal to you, but that doesn't mean you should pass them up. I had two Blackband 200As on hand and traded one for the Austramax. We both got a deal on that.
3) Slants and 220Cs. You may find one or two models that just do it for you every time. There's a certain je ne sais quois to seeing a picture someone puts up of ten 242-series lanterns in a row all lit up...
Hopefully this gives you something to chew on. Half the fun is in seeing what's out there. The other half is BSing with everyone else about it. 
Happy Hunting!
WillCat

Chautauqua County, New York
Slant Saver [svg] Frank MakerNew York State Route 5 marker

Wanted: GPA dated 5/89 (Red 286?  Black Powerhouse? 508? Early Unleadeds? Canadian things? I'll settle for a propane job at this point) Vintage Sunbeam Mixmaster bowls and accessories, Ruby-cased 10in lamp shade, 7D Mag-lite
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