200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

It Burns
I know this is most likely a long shot but if someone has an A&F case suitable for a 242, please let me know.

Moderator note:  This thread was in the Classified section and has been moved to Just Bull so the discussion on the AF cases can continue.  So, continue...  [wink]

Mike Weise

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― J.R.R. Tolkein

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campinut
Famous Dave"s BBQ, Branson Missouri. They have one on display...campinut...

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Jack in the box!

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SteveRetherford
i seem to have a problem here , i lose more lanterns !!! i know its here but i cant find it or remember where i put it . its driving me nuts !!!  i think mine had the jack in the box spring missing ...... there is stuff stacked on top of stuff there is so much stuff ....... this happens to me frequently " now where did i put that thing ?"  LOL   or i might be going senile :-)
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Doug L
I guess I lucked out when I  bought these last year at a flea market

By the way  did anyone notice this Ebay sale from yesterday? 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Coleman-Lantern-200-202-and-242-Carrying-Case/292476247680?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649

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It Burns
Those cases are absolutely stunning, everyone. Thanks for posting them. 

Doug, I did see that auction last night. I lost it by a narrow margin. I had set my budget at $200 but went above that and still lost by a couple dollars. I was disappointed but also felt happy for the feller who won it; if the good lord wanted me to have that one, I would have it - my day hasn't yet come.

I've done as much research as the web will allow and it looks like there are two styles of decal that you can find. The yellow one like on Doug's and then there's a monochromatic looking square one as well (pic below, not mine, took from Google).

I got on LinkedIn and sent in-mails to a bunch of people at A&F who are in leadership positions asking if there is anything they can do to help our research, perhaps there's some company lore or somewhere maybe they have a resource with lots of old catalogs, etc., never know what might be lurking at corporate - after all this company has been around for ages so I'd imagine they have something maybe an in house museum of sorts or something like that. I also sent emails to all the people on evilbay who are selling A&F catalogs from the 30s and 40s asking them to check the index of their catalog for lantern cases. 

If I learn anything, I'll pass it along to the group but my guess is that I'm spinning my wheels and maybe someone has already tried all of this. If I get lucky, someone at A&F who I reached out to will respond with at least 'some' information.

If anyone ever decides that they'd be willing to part with their smaller case, please keep me in mind even if it's a year or 1,000 years from now. I'll pay a premium and I'll always want it until I get it.

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Mike Weise

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― J.R.R. Tolkein

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It Burns
Well a very nice seller on Ebay sent me this pic from a 1940 catalog. Not that it tells us all that much, but it's cool to see that there is at least some information out there. I told her that if it was what I wanted to research I'd buy the catalog, but I didn't notice that they want almost $100 for it so I think I'll have to pass on buying it unless I want a divorce. My wife is very tolerant with GPAs but spending $100 on an old catalog might push her over the edge.



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Mike Weise

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Gand28
Wow, Mike.  That's great documentation!  Never seen either size with two clasps, but the artists drawings don't necessarily match the real items anyway.

Thanks for posting.

And the one that sold yesterday is staying in the CCF family, or so I am told.
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adkbill
I got this recently w/a Canadian nickel 200 and I am finally getting around to thinking what to do to seal it.  I thought there was a thread on boot-blacking it with KIWI paste wax, but I can't seem to find it - even with using a Google site-based search.

Does anyone have any info on restoration methods?
BTW - Yes, it does have the spring mechanism 😉


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Wow, you’ve been holding out, Bill. Looks like the real deal. I used black boot creme on mine. Just as if I was polishing shoes.
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TomFetti

It Burns wrote:
Well a very nice seller on Ebay sent me this pic from a 1940 catalog. Not that it tells us all that much, but it's cool to see that there is at least some information out there. I told her that if it was what I wanted to research I'd buy the catalog, but I didn't notice that they want almost $100 for it so I think I'll have to pass on buying it unless I want a divorce. My wife is very tolerant with GPAs but spending $100 on an old catalog might push her over the edge.



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Oh wow! That is the exact one i have, with two clasps & a handle to the side...
Thanks a lot for posting that info!!!! (Could you message me the ebay link?)

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JS60
I saw that one as well, ... I believe it sold a couple of days back.
I was be able to find it under the completed or sold listings.



Was it this one?

https://m.ebay.com/itm/Coleman-Lantern-200-202-and-242-Carrying-Case/292476247680?hash=item4418f15e80:g:YsEAAOSwWUlaobGL#vi__app-cvip-panel

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adkbill
Gand28 wrote:
Wow, you’ve been holding out, Bill. Looks like the real deal. I used black boot creme on mine. Just as if I was polishing shoes.

Hi Greg
That is the case we talked about last summer with the nickel 200 in it
Any brand of black boot crème you can recommend?
Thanks
Bill
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Gand28
Cant recall what I used. It was a soft paste not the hard Shinola stuff. Id start on the bottom and see how it looks.
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Gand28
Mike, we need a picture when you are ready!
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It Burns
Greg, It's going to take a little time to come into possession of what I was able to procure from this incredibly generous and wonderful community, but I promise photos and details and more personal "thank yous" once I have everything lined up and ready for display.

Mike Weise

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― J.R.R. Tolkein

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