200A and 202 reproduction
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williamlee111
Guys,
I'm new to the Hobby of aquiring more Coleman lanterns than I can use at one time, and you can tell it is a small collection  because all of my lanterns I can count on both my hands. I decided to watch any coleman lantern to see the auction results. Auction prices are different than swap meet prices. So I found out and what you guys already know is that  out of the 30 random lanterns I watched, all were sold. All 2 mantle lanterns sold for at least $60. All 1 mantel lanterns sold for at least $100. None were relisted . There were no Sears or Ted Williams lanterns in the 30 that I observed. I guess I don't expect to buy a lantern on an online auction for 5 or $10 but then again I'm not going to pay over $60 for yet another 220 Lantern that I already have five of. It was kind of obvious to me that people will buy lanterns regardless of what price they are. Not everybody you understand but obviously some people will. It was very interesting.
Not looking for anything. I have too much already, my wife says. 
 
 Bill
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JimL
Wow, if ebay is now getting those kinds of prices, maybe it's time I learn how to thin my herd.  🙂 

-Jim

Flammable liquids, open flame, what could go wrong?
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trapper
Since I've starting collecting I have seen the price of lanterns sky rocket. That being said there's a lot of guys that have a hard time finding lanterns in there area outside of commons and use auctions. At the end of the day a lantern is only worth what someone is willing to pay.
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williamlee111
trapper wrote:
Since I've starting collecting I have seen the price of lanterns sky rocket. That being said there's a lot of guys that have a hard time finding lanterns in there area outside of commons and use auctions. At the end of the day a lantern is only worth what someone is willing to pay.

Oh I absolutely agree. Different parts of the country seem to do different things. In the Pacific Northwest there are not too many swap meets around. We are locating to Arizona where swap meets on weekends go on all over the place. Maybe I will have a lot better luck down there.
Not looking for anything. I have too much already, my wife says. 
 
 Bill
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trapper
I hope you have a little more luck down there. I'm fairly lucky in my area but I do beat the bushes pretty hard. I'm always checking local add's online and farm auctions antiques shops junk stores garage sales all over southern Ontario. I also talk to my friends family neighbours and pretty much anyone who will listen to a crazy lantern guy and my question is always the same. You don't have any Coleman lanterns do you? Just last week the guy who lives across the street from my wife's parents place seen me getting in the car with a find and ask  "hey is that a new lantern" I said new to me. Next time i'm there i'm supposed to stop at his place because he's got a old coleman lantern hanging in the shed.😃
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williamlee111
I've had my 200a since the 1970s but that's all I really had. A buddy of mine gave me a 200 with a plastic case because he heard that I "collect the things."  When he gave it to me and I pulled the top off of the   case he said  "Yeah looks like somebody put a red lid on it. The red lid doesn't match the green tank."  Then I found this website and forum and found out he was right. Someone DID put a red ventilator on a green Fount but it was probably the guy at the factory. Neither one of us knew what it was. He said "It is kind of odd though because I thought all of these fuel tanks are steel,and this one looks like it's brass. I said "Yeah beats me." This was only two years ago so this is where I am at with this Hobby. At the very beginning. Everything I've ever learned about Coleman I have learned in this forum. It's funny that I've been using Coleman lanterns and stoves on fishing trips for over 60 years and I  never realized this was a hobby until last year. 
Not looking for anything. I have too much already, my wife says. 
 
 Bill
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74HARLEY
How about some pictures Bill? 
Joe
looking for 200a 11-56,9-77,2-65 Coleman 275 appreciation syndicate member #0004 ICCC #1262
Coleman Quick Lite Crew #19
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holliswood
Bill, the thing that I’ve noticed in my short time of collecting is just how many different types of lanterns there are. I remember seeing the commons quite often while traveling up and down the east coast during my childhood. Looking back on it, I should’ve been collecting lanterns instead of baseball cards. 
-Fred

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

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Tigerfans2
Much like pigs not all dual mantle lanterns are equal.
As for what lanterns go for on the bay, it's as dependent on the need of the bidders to get the rush of " WINNING " as the "value" of the won item.
If you really want or need a high try giving a lantern away, I don't know anything about cocaine but it's better than Makers Mark.
Coleman Slant Saver #58
Coleman Quick Lite Crew #8
Coleman Blues 243's #16
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Bill
eBay prices ebb and flow.  As an aficionado of the unusual, I’ve acquired a good portion of my collection via eBay, but I’ve not bought much lately.  I still check garage and yard sales and the occasional flea market.  I really enjoy being a passive collector—and just allow the lanterns to come to me.  Once you friends and acquaintances (and fellow collectors) realize you’re a collector, there are many opportunities to obtain cheap—or even free—lanterns and stoves.
Bill Sheehy, aka Merlotrin P.M.      ICCC #1390      eBay handle: wtspe
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #24  /  Mil-Spec Ops, Bernz-o-Matic, and Sears Syndicates #58
Looking for birthday lanterns dated 4/33, 9/33 & 7/86

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MartyJ
I try not to watch eBay but have bought on it and likely will again. I’m about 50/50 satisfied with the items I’ve bought there.  Some come with damage I should have but didn’t see or some are just not what I thought they were or not worth the added tax and shipping charges.  I am to the point that I prefer to just search for them in the wild and it is more fun and spend less money 
Marty
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williamlee111
74HARLEY wrote:
How about some pictures Bill? 

Well, OK, here's the pics you requested, but I have to say, the images below are not intended for children under the age of 13. 

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CCF 3.jpg 
Not my blood but it IS somebody's blood.
CCF 6 (1).jpg 
CCF 6 (3).jpg 

Not to worry, this will all just buff right out. Wait until she gets cleaned up!! I already bought a correct globe from one of the guys here. Asperbear, I think. My buddy fished it out of the dumpster when he remembered I liked lanterns then gave it to me. 4/51[sSig_woohoo2]
Not looking for anything. I have too much already, my wife says. 
 
 Bill
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Mike
Still lots of $20 220E/Fs etc. on eBay, but when you can get them at yard sales for that price and no shipping, why bother with eBay?

Mike.
My best gal is a Coleman outing pal!
2 1/2 minutes to Midnight...
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williamlee111
Mike wrote:
Still lots of $20 220E/Fs etc. on eBay, but when you can get them at yard sales for that price and no shipping, why bother with eBay?

Mike.

Boy ain't that the truth
Not looking for anything. I have too much already, my wife says. 
 
 Bill
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Bumpkin 95
I have bought a few online a few on Craigslist but to find anything in the the wild in my area other than a 220/228 seems impossible. In the 8 months or so I have been collecting I have yet to find anything else. I considered my self lucky to find a 228C. Oh yes every yard sale does have a profane lol.  My hometown has a couple of big flea markets Hopefully this year will go my way 😁
  • Lee
  • Like a lantern just hanging out
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williamlee111
Bumpkin 95 wrote:
I have bought a few online a few on Craigslist but to find anything in the the wild in my area other than a 220/228 seems impossible. In the 8 months or so I have been collecting I have yet to find anything else. I considered my self lucky to find a 228C. Oh yes every yard sale does have a profane lol.  My hometown has a couple of big flea markets Hopefully this year will go my way 😁


Yep, same here. I've got all the the 220's I can handle right now. Can't even find an Earth Tone not that I want one.
Not looking for anything. I have too much already, my wife says. 
 
 Bill
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mksmth
Judging by some of the collections I see posted on Facebook it's probably the same handful of guys bidding against each other. One dude has tons of blue Sears. Said he buys every one he can. I don't understand that level of hoarding. 
Mike
Love flathead Ford's, tropical plants and now Coleman lanterns. 
Really want to buy my birthday lantern 4/79
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williamlee111
mksmth wrote:
Judging by some of the collections I see posted on Facebook it's probably the same handful of guys bidding against each other. One dude has tons of blue Sears. Said he buys every one he can. I don't understand that level of hoarding. 


Yes I agree I think there's a distinct difference between someone who likes to collect something and a person who Hoards it for the simple reason as to not let anyone else have one. You know Jay Leno collects automobiles but you notice that he doesn't have two of any one model of anything. 
Not looking for anything. I have too much already, my wife says. 
 
 Bill
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Chucker
Bill, I found ePay very valuable when I started collecting simply because not all lanterns and stoves made it to every state or province in the same numbers from Coleman. 

Having said that, I make it a point to buy TWO of every stove or lantern I really like using. Most of the old parts are not being reproduced so I have a source for parts going forward.

Besides, if you have two (that work), you have one (when the first one breaks). If you have one, you have none (when it breaks down). 
Chuck
"Stop being angry, and forget about getting back at people; do not worry -- it only causes harm." Ps. 37:8
Eye-SEE-C-C Member #1333 -- MilSpecOps #003
"Michigan - from the Ojibwa word “meicigama,” meaning “great water.”
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