200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.
Cole_Man420
Trying to see how many of you own a Coleman model 243. 243A, and B, and is there a C? 
 
i think i will be cool to have a 243 group on here just for fun,like the 275 trud's-r-us group..

thanks murff for the advice!!
you to jan for the inspiration!!      



                          so let's get it going!!
 pic's will be nice but not required, i will try to keep up with the registration number's the best i can.




   The Coleman Blues 243's


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Duster08
Ive got a no letter pin pump 243

Jason williams All around collector
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Cole_Man420
welcome Duster08!  we have a #004!
 
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JRdaSconnie
That is probably my #1 desired lantern that I don't have right now.  Well, at least on the "obtainable" list of ones I don't have.  Never seen one in the wild. Looking forward to pics.
It'll buff out.

Stovies don't need a special group.

Coleman Light Editor

ICCC #1218 John
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fishinmuscian
I've got a no letter 243. 

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Fillerup
I have a 243A.
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Mel
Here are mine

Mel Taylor
President of the International Coleman Collectors Club 
ICCC#986
2016 ICCC Convention Host



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JustOneMore
Here's my entry in "The Coleman Blues".

August 1941 found in the wild.

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Thanks for this thread I needed to do a few things to this one and this will get it done.
If it has a flame, I like it.
While it is certainly nice to find what you collect, in reality you must collect what you find.
The Coleman Blue's 243's #009  BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #029
MilSpecOps  #1972   ICCC #1378
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diehard
 I have several please sign me up. I'd like #007 if I can have it. 
Wonder if this will make them turd guys jealous?[sFun_explosive][sFun_mischieviousbig]
Spelling errors for your amusement.

"You're never too old for a happy childhood." 

Lonnie "Here, hold my beer and watch this."
 
There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves. - Will Rogers
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Ironhill
Here are my three 243, 243A, and a 243B

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GasPrescue
I have a 243 & 243A

Call it the "Po Boy", as it was made as an economy model lantern
This member has passed on: 1959 ~~ 2017
Glenn

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If you think you can or if you think you cannot, you are correct
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Bricklayer
I too have a 243 and a 243A.





Ben
You meet thousands of people and none of them really touch you, and then you meet that one person, and your life is changed forever.

Ben
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smitty316
I'll Play!  The 243 is one of my favorites!  



smitty
Jim "Smitty" Smith  ICCC #1194  Collector of Vintage Gas Pressure Appliances
Former President of the International Coleman Collectors Club
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Jim_l
Here're mine,
Matthew 5:16: "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." Jim-- Coleman Blues Member #014
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Evinrude
I've got a 243A, one of my all-time favorite Colemans.

Chris
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Tigerfans2
I have one but it's in the shed and it's 9 f outside, pics coming in the spring.
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Murff
Here be mine:



Murff

Name: Murff   ICCC Member #726 
Coleman Blue's 243's #002   Ebay Handle: Happy-campers2 
Soon-to-be EX-ICCC Newsletter Editor & Coleman Addiction Enabler
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deepcrete6
I only have A and B......still need the no letter
thanks, Jerry
*I saw weird stuff in that place last night-weird,strange,sick,twisted,eerie,godless stuff....and I want in -Homer J. Simpson
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Darren
I have a naked 243A.

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Darren
This member has passed away.
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SWCO
I have a no letter 243 and a 243a.  They are my winter project this year so no pics yet!

Cheers Rob
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sourgasjohn
I have 2 or 3 as well, not sure which version right now.
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Nevada_Ed
Two of three that I have, one 243, two 243A. One is a user lantern so outside in the garagae on a user & and camping shelf. Two of them have black vents, one has a dark blue vent. Ed

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There are 10 kinds of people in this world, those who understand binary, and those who don't.

Nevada Ed

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Dmacp
I have four. 243 no letter, 243A with vent nub, 243A with ball nut finial, and Canadian 243B.
Don't have pictures to show but the 243A with the ball nut may soon appear in a publication.
Dan
Dan
ICCC member #604
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kzhorse
Here is my 243A

SCHOTT2 by kzhorse, on Flickr


Scott
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wsryno
My turn.

Just ran it last night, it's a favorite. 243A 1939-2, black vent, didn't have a globe so I put a frosted straight on it.



Sometimes a lantern is just a lantern. Bill. ICCC #1430
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HillCountry
I have four 243A's but no 243 or 243B, rats! I'd like to find something darker than the Ford Engine blue for the one on the left that needs restoring. It's not warped, the phone camera distorts at the edges for some reason. The lighter blue does match some of the 243's, but I prefer the darker shade like the ones on the outside.

Tim - ICCC Member #1217
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Charlie
The original Coleman "Cheapos" not so cheap now though! group "EL Cheapos"
I have four
Charlie
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ICCC #1121
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Dmacp
I suspect Coleman had the same problem-matching the paint and ventilator colors.

I used to think I had a black vent on one of mine, until I put a black (Turner) fount next to it, now I can see the vent is a very dark, almost black but in reality Midnight Blue.
Dan
ICCC member #604
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nameloC
One of my favorites as well... Love the no frills!

Andrew

Looking for 236's dated... 1938, 1940 and 1944.
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backstrapfever
I have a 243 A pics soon to follow 
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JimDouglasJr
Tim, your blue rocks.  I think the damaged old paint probably appears darker than it may have been originally.Rough paint holds dirt and doesn't reflect its color as well.

I'm in.  I'd like #0031, please.   243A with original globe and AGM counterpart.
I sent Jordan a B, I think.

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Kyle. Kaptain Kamplite - America's Finest Lantern Fettler.
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate and 243 Blues Member #0031 &  J.C. Higgins aficionado.
“If you light a lamp for someone else, it will also brighten your path.” Buddhist quote.  Brand-X Super Hoarder.
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avj7209
I've got a December of 1939 243A w/ black vent that some numskull painted the fount green.  It is on my FFR to do list.
• Tony
• ICCC member #1201
• Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate Member #0064
• The Coleman Blue's 243's #030
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campmaster
I have 2 243A.  
ICCC Member #1045

Dave
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Hoddy_R
Here's my 243A dated 8-6...she's beaten, battered and bruised but still runs great!

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Cole_Man420
JustOneMore wrote:
Here's my entry in "The Coleman Blues".

August 1941 found in the wild.

243a.jpg 
Thanks for this thread I needed to do a few things to this one and this will get it done.


now i like that!! 'The Coleman blue's' 
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Cole_Man420
welcome fishinmuscian  #005 
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Cole_Man420
welcome Fillerup #006 
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Cole_Man420
welcome diehard you can be #007 
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Cole_Man420
welcomeMel #008 
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Cole_Man420
welcome JustOneMore #009
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Cole_Man420
welcomeIronhill #010 
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Cole_Man420
welcome GasPrescue #011
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Cole_Man420
welcome Bricklayer #012
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Cole_Man420
welcome smitty316 #013
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Cole_Man420
welcome Jim_l #014
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Cole_Man420
welcome Evinrude #015
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Cole_Man420
welcome Tigerfans2 #016
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Cole_Man420
welcome deepcrete6 #017
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Cole_Man420
welcome Darren #018
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Cole_Man420
welcome SWCO # 019
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