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dbhost
Not sure if this is the right area to ask, but I was wondering what sorts of sources folks are finding old, but maybe not the antique, Coleman liquid fueled appliances? I would like to lay my hands on 2 more of the dual fuel 2 mantle lanterns with cases so I can bring it up to a total of 4 in camp... But I do NOT want to pay new prices...
Love my old school Coleman liquid fuel gear. Looking for tips and tricks to make the most of it.
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JimL
I wouldn't consider dual-fuel to be that old.  Didn't they just come out with that designation in the 80's?  I find the best places are yard sales, estate sales and the collector gatherings.  Finding lanterns with cases is tough.  For those, I'd place an explicit WTB here listing your requirements.

Estate sales are the easiest to scan.  I look at the daily listing sent me, and within a certain driving distance, I'll look at the pictures for GPA's to determine if I'm going to go.  If I see a can of Coleman fuel, that can be enough to decide, especially if there are other indications that the person was an outdoorsman.

-Jim

Remember, you're unique.  Just like everybody else.
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dbhost
JimL wrote:
I wouldn't consider dual-fuel to be that old.  Didn't they just come out with that designation in the 80's?  I find the best places are yard sales, estate sales and the collector gatherings.  Finding lanterns with cases is tough.  For those, I'd place an explicit WTB here listing your requirements.

Estate sales are the easiest to scan.  I look at the daily listing sent me, and within a certain driving distance, I'll look at the pictures for GPA's to determine if I'm going to go.  If I see a can of Coleman fuel, that can be enough to decide, especially if there are other indications that the person was an outdoorsman.


I stumbled across the Estate sale find for the 425 I got, honestly it was the guy I bought it from got it from an Estate sale and sold it on Ebay. I want to eliminate the middle man. Any tips on finding estate sales? Only ones I have ever come accross was because my wife and I were going somewhere and there was a yard sign... 

A few years ago, one of our neighbors passed away, his heirs had an estate sale and I picked up a few Shimano salt water and freshwater reels, a Shakespeare 16' surf rod with matched reel, and a large tackle box of heaven only knows what, for something like $15.00... It was all in like new shape aside from badly needing to be restrung...
Love my old school Coleman liquid fuel gear. Looking for tips and tricks to make the most of it.
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JimL
For my area, I signed up with estatesales.net.  Each day I get a listing of the next day’s estate sales.  Just do a search of estate sales and you’ll likely find who’s serving your area.

-Jim

Remember, you're unique.  Just like everybody else.
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dbhost
Got it, estatesales.net covers my area, just search Coleman within 100 miles and a TON of stuff comes up... Lots of the old heaters for some reason, and more than a truckload of 425s... oddly enough, lanterns seem to be the lesser noted items... Worth checking out, not worth a 100 mile trip for if its a bust.
Love my old school Coleman liquid fuel gear. Looking for tips and tricks to make the most of it.
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TwoCanoes
I find them at local thrift stores, second-hand stores, estate sales and yard sales.  I learn about the estate and yard sales the old-fashioned way - in the classified section of the newspaper.
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Colemannut
Just stay out of Kansas! We have enough pickers and eBay sellers drying everything up as it is! LOL
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A50Chris
Craigslist has a section listing garage sales which may be helpful as some folks do not put ads in the paper.  You can also use the search function to look for other stuff.
Good luck.
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bowenstudios
I check estatesales.net and estatesale.com, normally Wednesday night to scan for obvious lanterns or stoves or other tool and camping related items. There are also lots of people around here only listing estate sales on Facebook marketplace, and I know a few that only do through their Facebook business page. I could sign up for notifications from all these places but that just means more mail in my inbox. I already miss things sorting through that mess, don't want to add to the confusion.

Other than that swap meets and flea markets, get there early, and earn to scan gard sales at 55mph. Too many baby clothes does not usually pan out.
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Chucker
Second hand stores or resale stores, flea markets, and some antique stores around us will sell Coleman stuff. 

Now I'm asked in one store if they have their Coleman items priced to sell. I give 'em my opinion and its worth what they pay for it. 
Chuck
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colag
Well the other way is to make lanterns find you.
Dig through archives, search the storage rooms of museums and gather lots of information. Edit this information add some nice images from your collection and publish it on your website. After a while, Goggle will index it and will lead people to you. So their lamps no longer go to an antique shop or are sold off at a garage sale but come in by mail.

Erik
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Lhoffm4coleman
I frequent the 2nd hand stores, pawn shops, and on occasion an antique shop or two.  Craigslist and the bay can be good but they are more like throwing dough bait into a feeder pond.  A feeding frenzy ensues.  If you do fish those ponds, do it frequently, to improve chances of being first...  

I like the idea of talking to coworkers, friends and family and having them keep an eye and ear out.  
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