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The Local antique store has been trying to find some Coleman stuff for me ever since I found my AGM USFS lantern. He had a swing and a miss with a ruff 220j. I almost bought it just to keep him searching. But he just had more invested in than I was willing to pay. Luckily he found another buyer. But anyway we talked about what makes one more desirable. Came back 2 weeks later and he hit it out of the park I believe. As soon as I came in he gave me a holler and said he had something for me. He even had it behind the counter waiting for me. I at fist glance thought nickel 242 yay. But then seen the preheat cup and thought yeehaw. She is a 4/59 249 and not in bad shape. He was into it for good money as well. I took it home for a set of Jackson triplets. Not a screaming deal but miles ahead of epray. So I definitely have a New favorite antique dealer and possibly a new favorite lantern. She is a great runner for sure
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Nice 249 score. They seem to be pretty scarce in my area.
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I would love to find a 249. That would of come home with me as well.
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I have not seen one on the west coast in the wild...
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I haven't seen one in the wild here either. I got mine from that auction site that we all love so much. 😪
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GREAT score! Cultivating contacts helps!
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Nice! And nice to know that my B-day lantern comes in something other than all green!
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I was totally surprised by it. It must be at the end of US 249 production. The guide is saying 47 to 58 in the US. But everything looks just like the 58 pictured. Other than I clocked it wrong 😞. Should have taken the before pic lol.
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outlawmws wrote: Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:59 pm GREAT score! Cultivating contacts helps!
So true. He was as excited as me. And it worked out well for both of us. Hoping he runs across more stuff soon.
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Nice score Lee!! They're bright little suckers!!
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Nice Lee! That is a sweet 249!
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Tgarner01 wrote: Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:19 pm Nice score Lee!! They're bright little suckers!!
Your right about that. It doesn’t show in the cell phone pic well. As it looks a little yellow. I have one of the blue pack Egret mantles on it and it’s a retina burner in person.
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Very nice score! I have only ever came across one US 249 in the wild at a flea market. It is in great condition and I paid up a bit on it but it resides in my collection.
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Nice score. Definitely one of my favs. I picked one up on the bay and it was missing parts. So, a jackson is 20$, right? I think you did well. I would have been in fire twice that.

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Nice lantern! Someday, I'll find a 249 lurking out there...!
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Yea, that would push it’s way to new favorite in my book! Sounds like a good price as well, I’d have likely paid double and still been happy.
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1hpycmpr wrote: Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:03 pm Nice! And nice to know that my B-day lantern comes in something other than all green!
That's the closest to mine in any color... 5/57...I was beginning to think there was a shutdown for most of 1957 at the factory. That sure is a beauty!
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paulbarrette wrote: Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:44 pm Nice score. Definitely one of my favs. I picked one up on the bay and it was missing parts. So, a jackson is 20$, right? I think you did well. I would have been in fire twice that.

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Nice one Mike!
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Tigerfans2 wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:39 am
paulbarrette wrote: Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:44 pm Nice score. Definitely one of my favs. I picked one up on the bay and it was missing parts. So, a jackson is 20$, right? I think you did well. I would have been in fire twice that.

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Ha yes Jackson is on the $20 and I had to use 3 of them. And was tickled with the deal.
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1hpycmpr wrote: Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:03 pm Nice! And nice to know that my B-day lantern comes in something other than all green!
I know how you feel. Mine seem to be green and turd brown😉.
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Bumpkin_95 wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:07 am
1hpycmpr wrote: Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:03 pm Nice! And nice to know that my B-day lantern comes in something other than all green!
I know how you feel. Mine seem to be green and turd brown😉.
Oh, turd brown eh? That’s a wee bit worse than just green. ;)
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Tigerfans2 wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:39 am
paulbarrette wrote: Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:44 pm Nice score. Definitely one of my favs. I picked one up on the bay and it was missing parts. So, a jackson is 20$, right? I think you did well. I would have been in fire twice that.

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Yeah, all these new currencies have me confused. I'm not sure how to convert Jackson triplettes to Facebook clams😒
😀. Fbc will be the new currency

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Bumpkin_95 wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:03 am
Tigerfans2 wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:39 am
paulbarrette wrote: Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:44 pm Nice score. Definitely one of my favs. I picked one up on the bay and it was missing parts. So, a jackson is 20$, right? I think you did well. I would have been in fire twice that.

Pb
Yeah, all these new currencies have me confused. I'm not sure how to convert Jackson triplettes to Facebook clams😒
Ha yes Jackson is on the $20 and I had to use 3 of them. And was tickled with the deal.
I would be too! Great score.

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NICE Lee, & Great For Heating Hanging Canoes Also !
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All of those dual air tube single mantles are just real rippers. Love my 242, 236, 237 and even the newer 335 and 321. Great design.
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Great find! Can not beat a 249 & only 3 Jacksons, what a deal!. Agree with Paul & LJ, would have gladly paid twice that.That is a good looking vent for a 249 also. Not sure when they quit making USA 249s, but have USA one dated 3 63. The book is great resource, but have found a couple outside the listed parameter dates.
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Great deal, Lee, nice 249 that you got there!
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