Last week I found an online auction listed about 35 miles from me that included an Attic Fan that I was interested in. The auction was closing on Friday evening. It also had this lot listed:
Lot# 0353: Collection of Camping Equipment and Supplies, Three (3) Chairs, Coleman Fishing Box with Tackle, Lanterns, Fuel, Cooler, Tarps, Shovels
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The listing included this photo:
I immediately spotted the 228 Big Hat, the Coleman fuel can, and the propane lantern case. I also saw a Coleman box behind the 228 and another on the shelf above it. I called the auction company and spoke to the owner who was at the auction site and asked about those items. One was a Classic Adjustable Lantern and the other an air mattress. When I saw on Friday that I was likely going to be successful on the Attic Fan, I decided to get serious on bidding on this lot. I was successful on both of my bids and picked up the goods on Saturday. I think I made a pretty good haul.
GPA and related items included an 8/68 228F with a red-letter globe, a like-new 05/03 288 with Germany globe, a 10/69 502 stove with the complete case that was hidden in the milk crate, an empty propane lantern case, and two Coleman fuel cans that are about 3/4 full.
Other Coleman items included 3 like-new deck chairs, the queen size air mattress, and an Inflate All 12-volt air pump.
Also, a Coleman Convertible cooler that was in a separate photo in the sale listing.
Neither of the fishing tackle boxes was a Coleman, but they did contain some nice fishing supplies.
The shovels turned out to be two entrenching tools - one of the old style and one of the newer Tri-Fold ones that appears to be new. The milk crate also held a True Temper Boy Scout hatchet and a nice old-style Plumb hatchet.