My name is Joseph. I live in southern Ohio and I am a new collector. Perhaps I’m not at “collector” status yet, but I think I’m on my way. Lol. I’ve purchased three lanterns in a week. Hahah.
I have been wanting to start a Coleman lantern collection for the past couple of years, but I really didn’t know where to start. Well, I have a camping trip coming up in August and needed a lantern, so I was done waiting.
I grew up with antique lanterns being used in our home; I grew up using antique kerosene heaters, et cetera. My camping stove is a svea 123; I cook in only cast iron, and I am a Case Knife Collector. My wife and children inform me all the time that I was born in the wrong time period, and I kindly inform them, “you have no idea.”
I believe some of my fellow Bushcraft USA gents are on this forum as well.
Anyway, I’m excited that I found this group, and I’m excited to begin growing my collection. I have a lot of questions, fair warning. Hahaha.
Looking for bday lantern 10/84