200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

Gunhippie
Looking back through some four-year-old pictures and found this:

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I have no idea how long ago I bought these, They sat in various barns and garages over the years until I joined up here and decided they needed to run again.

3/'37 B and A '47 D.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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Bumpkin 95
This is my first wild found lantern. It was a 228 f that had bad paint but a clean fount and a clamshell case. I did a fettle and got it running. Then after a while I did a repaint and put a  Sears hat on it. I wish I still had a before pic of it04592ED9-735D-4C5E-9607-76DF486A94CB.jpeg  C2A2C469-AC2A-48FA-992B-146265B8340A.jpeg
  • Lee
  • Milspec Syndicate member #1995
  • Like a lantern just hanging out
  • ICCC member #1927
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Ridge Runner
These were the ones to start my collection. The 4/80 220K came along first (sort of, more on that below) around fall 2013 and happened to be my Bday lantern. I can't remember if I knew that when I bought it, or found out after it arrived. The 2/73 200A was scooped up not too long after. Boy, I did not know how fast these things could reproduce!

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OK, full disclosure, my first was a Dual Fuel (290 I think?) that I purchased from Dick's SG summer of 2013. Shelled out around $120 for the lantern and a gallon of CF. Ouch!

But, at the time, I was just so exited to have a liquid-fueled lantern like my Dad's "old" 228H. However, when I brought it home and unpacked it, I found a bent vent with a bunch of porcelain flakes in the bottom of the box. Ugh, no longer exited! Also, so many of the other elements were just not like the "older ones".

Ended up returning the DF and picked up the 220K on the 'bay for $35 delivered. Happiness restored! So, now I proclaim these as my "first lanterns"!!

— L.J.
Looking for 10/2015 & 1/2020 B-Day Lanterns
I love the smell of naphtha in the morning!
"Ain’t no need to watch where I’m goin’; just need to know where I’ve been" -Tow Mater

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Tgarner01
IMG_20191123_163102805_HDR_copy_1024x1365.jpg not my first lantern, but the first one I posted here... That count?
IMG_20191125_155919520_HDR_copy_768x1024.jpg  and the first lantern I "built" franked. One of my favorites. Older friend of mine and collector of "what he likes" offered me $200 for this and I passed it up... Dumb right? Oh well ðŸ˜Ž
Toby Garner
ICCC #1939
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Dvan95
My first was this undated Canadian 200 that I scored at a garage sale for $2 last year. I'm currently in the process of repainting the fount since it was missing a ton of paint but totally rust free. If for some reason I ever have to sell my collection this will be the one I keep safe! 20200617_173151_compress22.jpg 
-Dan

Coleman Quick Lite Crew #048

 Anyone have a 6/95 birthday lantern?
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colemanholic
This is what started my collection. I think it was the nickel that got me. Shortly after that I found a blue/black sears in near perfect condition at the same thrift store, then a 200a. It's probably at least 15 years ago and now I'm hooked. Funny considering a few years prior I thought so little of Coleman lanterns that I left the lantern I grew up with outside in the weather for  several years.  lantern1.jpg 
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outlawmws
I can't even guess.  I've been picking up lanterns here and there for 30 odd years give or take.  I started fixing a few older ones up long before I heard of CCF.   Stoves I started on around 2008 about when I joined CCS.

Heck,  I KNOW I have more lantern stashed in the garage somewhere,  (I'm STILL looking for my MilSpec...)  A couple of the MIAs are older nickle plated dual mantles that need the separate pump,  but I don't now the mod No's as I didn't start the "inventory" until recently...Some of my first posts for "finds"  was me "picking" my own garage...
[Logo%20Outlaw-half] 
Coleman Blue's 243's #341 - 275 Appreciation Syndicate member 0242
FAS #001 Confusing Future Generations of Collectors, One Lantern at a Time!

“A Human Being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, give orders, take orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook  a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.  Specialization is for insects.”            - Lazarus Long


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BSAGuy
My first was a picket globe 9/84 CL2 received from a former girlfriend as a birthday gift in 1985.  I still have and use it.  Since I got into this as a hobby in early 2017, I have acquired several older ones including a 327QL and two birth month lanterns (200A and 228E) as well as several stoves to go with my grandfather's early 1964 413G. 

COLEMAN 288 CL2 ADJUSTABLE frosted LANTERN 9/84 September 1984 w/ 2 NEW MANTLES
- Courtenay
Be Prepared
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Gavercronos
This was once all of the lanterns:
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11/65 220F, never sold retail, spent 29 years in a closet after being acquired from a hardware store auction before I was born; 9/60 200A, the first one I actually bought; and 9_8 Slant 220 that brought me here because I wanted more info about it.
WillCat

Chautauqua County, New York
Slant Saver [svg] Frank MakerNew York State Route 5 marker

Wanted: GPA dated 5/89 (Red 286?  Black Powerhouse? 508? Early Unleadeds? Canadian things? I'll settle for a propane job at this point) Vintage Sunbeam Mixmaster bowls and accessories, Ruby-cased 10in lamp shade, 7D Mag-lite
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Adventurewagen
Mine was a 275 a friend gave me after I gave him a skip tooth girls bike. I blame him for my addiction, enabling! Had no idea that there were so many variations and makers of lanterns. My dad always had one for camping and beach trips but never really paid attention to the model.
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Flyboyfwa
220E transitional. First lantern and one of the cleanest I've found. Soooooo badly have to take an updated pic. Has correct ball nut and cap.
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Andy
Mil-Spec Ops #199
Coleman Slant Saver #54
Coleman Quick Lite Crew #06
275 Appreciation Syndicate #1970
The Coleman Blues 243's #159

ICCC #1741
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arizonacamper
My first was a pair of 288s from 90 or 91. Their gone but the one that got me started collecting is a 5-57 228e still have it and take it camping all the time.
Shawn
Owner of Copper State Diesel And Automotive. See my facebook page.

Lanterns are like tools. 
You can not have too many unless your wife says so!!

Gas is what you use for washing parts diesel is for making power!

Coleman blues 243 #147
Coleman 275 appreciation #74
Milspec syndicate #39

Looking for any lanterns or stoves dated 5/63 or 1/72
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Gasman64
A 288.
Steve
ICCC #1012
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Pancholoco1911
A X-Max 
~Pancho~
Looking for B-Day lantern 9/83, 7/85, 10/04, 5/11, 2/19
BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #101
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drkillemquick
This was my first in the wild find lantern. started this whole crazy obsession. I had no i dea what I had found at the time. just thought cool, wonder if this is connected to the railway? Had to find 6$ in the loose change in my truck. Rest is history.
Donnie
 He prayeth well, who loveth well, both man and bird and beast
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drkillemquick
After clean up pic. Love this lantern
Donnie
 He prayeth well, who loveth well, both man and bird and beast
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Northman49
A 635 I found in the basement that I didn't know I had. Got a vent from Mike, new globe and it was downhill after that.
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She was only a moonshiner's daughter, but I loved her still.

I keep my tools sharp...but my mind sharper!
  Ed
                 ICCC no.1880
                 CANADIAN BLUES Member #023
     
                  Mil-spec ops #1982
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MotorcycleDan
Mine was a 295 that was factory reconditioned. I picked it up at our local hardware stores annual truckload sale. I got it for camping way before I knew anything about collecting lanterns. Still use it when camping today. My second was a 100th anniversary 200b. I picked it up at my first convention in Yucca Valley in 2006. That one is a shelf queen. It has been downhill ever since!
Dan ICCC #900
ICCC Treasure
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1hpycmpr
Researching the family 220E led me here and a random meeting with a gentleman outside a SA led me to my first find in the wild, this 228B:
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Then further research on this site helped me clean it up and get it looking like this:
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Then I blame the rest of you for what has followed!
Mark
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Coleman Sunrise
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 *Started May of 2017. 
1958 228E $20
-Chris
Coleman Slant Saver #48
Canadian Blue Syndicate #56
Coleman Blues #148
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Gunhippie
Some pretty amazing and fine "first finds" here!
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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25 502s
My 1st lantern turned into a gol I mean yellow lantern  E43927B2-557E-444F-8A1D-9A8129739386.jpeg  EED4C95E-8046-4B8D-94F5-E0C890171C09.jpeg 
Jason
not looking for any more Bday gpas. Honestly, if you have a 10-72 don’t let me know about it.
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #0214
Coleman Slant Saver #56
Coleman Quick Lite Crew #31
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CaptainFantastic
This. A 'Made in USA' 236 circa 1947.
Found in Switzerland. Not many known.
It was the start of a slippery slope but with a great many new virtual friends!
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Ian - Looking for these dates 7/82, 7/92, 8/93, 9/03, 11/05, 5/17
ICCC #1480 | ICCC co-webmaster

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surffisher60
Donnie's 1st lantern was a CPR ??
lucky you... those are a rare bird. 

bob
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12057dave
These were what started me down the rabbit hole. They were both my dads. A 1/63 228E and an AshFlash 1010. I believe through forum research that the 228E is a transition lantern. Not sure though. 
Dave                                                       BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #1957
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weto
used 220's for most of my 44 y/o life camping as my dad is a hardcore liquid fuel fan. It was a stove that first brought me here, and then this lantern followed not too long after.
[PegS3Gj]
-Erik
ICCC #1284
Milspec Ops #0076
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Emorr123
8/71 220F given to me by my mechanic.
Eric 
MilspecOps #1272
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #1272
BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #1272
Coleman Quick Lite Crew #7
ICCC #1789
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75vog
My first non-profane user lantern I "needed" to accompany an auction find 442 aluminium suitcase stove is this 220E dated 10/62.
This forum has been a big help showing me how to shed a bit of light when the need arises.
Vogey
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Greensandy
First purchase was a new Petromax 829 (made in China).  Couldn't get it to work, while doing some research on how to make it work picked up this one in the wild and many more after.  P.s I got this one to work before the "brand new one".  It seemed to want to work!

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Alex 
ICCC #1922.
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Dan
IMG_7787.jpg This 3/34 220B came home to the family farm in the '60s by way of my late brother who like auctions, I kind of saved this one and eventually a couple more came around and that was my start into the Coleman rabbit hole.
Dan

Coleman Slant Saver #50
Coleman Quick-Lite Crew #18
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Hot Diggity
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228B was my first fettle, although I had a bunch of later 228's that were and are in service lighting the porches.
Chuck, 3/61, ICCC 1689
Milspec Syndicate #510
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #0510
Coleman Quick Lite Crew #12
BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #510
Coleman Slant Saver #510
Frank Appreciation Syndicate Member #2
Tinker, Toy maker, Trash picker, Wickie, Lamp loon
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GeraldJP
AE031DD9-AC2A-4C25-B2BE-4CD534564E63.jpeg  26C4703C-0073-4B5C-9E8D-B1B98DCD25F0.jpeg  My first non propane. 
 *Started May of 2017. 
1958 228E $20


Congrats!
Gerald

"If we are to have any hope for the future, those who have lanterns must pass them on to others." - Plato
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sd396
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This '48 242b was what unknowingly started it for me about 34 years ago. Being a young adult just getting into camping and fishing I wanted a lantern to use and saw this hanging in a junk store for $10.00 so I grabbed it. At the time I had no idea about the age, it was just a lantern. I think all it needed was a mantle and it worked just fine. The vent was in horrible shape missing lots of porcelain but not rusty so I painted it flat black with some high heat header paint we had in the garage. For the next 30 years it traveled all over the B.C. backroads until it finally started giving me grief and was replaced by a used 286a and then by another '49 242b. Of course thanks to this site and others I learned how to date these which led to more lanterns before finally giving this one a quick rehab and it now works perfectly again.
I will never get rid of this one and it will continue to be my main camping lantern accompanied by others from my small collection in rotation. I've often thought about finding a better vent for it but somehow it just didn't seem right. This is the way I grew to know and love it so the old crusty vent will stay. Perhaps I will just scrape off the crusty bits and give it another coat of header paint.
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outlawmws
You could send the vent out and get new porcelain done?
[Logo%20Outlaw-half] 
Coleman Blue's 243's #341 - 275 Appreciation Syndicate member 0242
FAS #001 Confusing Future Generations of Collectors, One Lantern at a Time!

“A Human Being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, give orders, take orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook  a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.  Specialization is for insects.”            - Lazarus Long


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sd396
outlawmws wrote:
You could send the vent out and get new porcelain done?


Thought about that but not sure how far I would have to send it. I don't know of anyone even remotely close to me who does porcelain. Not sure I want to spend the money on it.
It's kind of part of the lanterns history, to me at least. If it was all shiny and new I'm not sure I would want to use it much.
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onerednek
Tgarner01 wrote:
IMG_20191123_163102805_HDR_copy_1024x1365.jpg not my first lantern, but the first one I posted here... That count?
IMG_20191125_155919520_HDR_copy_768x1024.jpg  and the first lantern I "built" franked. One of my favorites. Older friend of mine and collector of "what he likes" offered me $200 for this and I passed it up... Dumb right? Oh well Ã°Å¸ËœÅ½
Im really liking the Frankenlantern also
DBouch
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