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Most Cherished GPA

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Hey all! I did a post about what your favorite lantern was back in August last year. I cringe immensely looking back at that. Anyhow, this time it’s “What it your most cherished GPA of all the items in your collection?” If you know me it’s pretty dang well obvious what mine is. Lol. So what is yours?
My friends don’t call me “Lantern/lampie Levi” for nothin’,if they did call me that.
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My 501 and 501A stoves. (Everyone else hates and fears them.)
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The 1951 Coleman 200a my dad purchased new and I started dragging around before I was tall enough to keep it off the ground.

The 220f that daddy fished back up after I sent it to the bottom of the lake.

The Coleman 413 that momma cooked us breakfast and lunch on when we went on vacation.

The 523 daddy made big pots of gravy with

The camp oven daddy made biscuits in.

Daddy's other lanterns that I still have.

A duel fuel my oldest brother purchased new in the early 90's.

The slant that Ernie Hiat restored and gave me for a birthday present.

The milspec lantern a dear friend of mine used while stationed in Korea.

My Coleman 1941 ,M1941 nickel 4 leg 520 stove.
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The red 200A that I first searched for and have not quit looking since... Then my favorite of my collection L227

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It's a toss-up for me. The one that got me into this crazy mess it was my grandfather's 228d. It'll never leave our family. But the other one that means a lot to me is at 228e that my youngest son and I restored together last year.
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1909 Coleman Model R, Hydrocarbon Lamp Co.
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A 228F from 1973, the only lantern my dad ever bought new.
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Probably my 6/51 Christmas. It has an amber sunrise globe and looks like it may have been used a time or two.
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228F that belonged to my Dad Not sure I ever actually saw him use it. It always just sat in the basement. I'm guessing he bought it for a couple bucks at the flea market but never could get it to run.
Recently I added a tranny 220E that belonged to my grandfather (coincidentally, dated same as my parents wedding). It included a hand built wooden case and a quart of fuel and funnel.
Lastly, one of those propane burners that screws on to the top of the cylinder. Technically not a GPA but it is Coleman and really saved my bacon (literally) on an early camping trip.
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A 220D that belonged to my late dad. We didn't camp much when I was a kid, perhaps because we lived out in the country already. My only memory of that lantern was when I was about 18 and took my dad up to my friend's cabin for a weekend of trout fishing. We attempted to light the lantern and it flared up (wouldn't even flinch now after running so many). We thought we were going to burn the cabin down, so I grabbed it, shut off the valve and ran out the back door, tossing it into the darkness. Amazingly, the globe didn't break. Don't recall what we did for light that night, but we tinkered with it the following day outside and got it running nicely.

I don't use it a lot any more, as we haven't gone tent camping in a few years, but it always went with us when we did.
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Legs wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 1:09 pm 1909 Coleman Model R, Hydrocarbon Lamp Co.

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That’s truly amazing. One of my dream lamps. Behind the AA of course.
25_502s wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 5:05 pm Probably my 6/51 Christmas. It has an amber sunrise globe and looks like it may have been used a time or two.
That is THE CLEANEST 200 I’ve ever seen!
smarti wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 5:51 pm A 220D that belonged to my late dad. We didn't camp much when I was a kid, perhaps because we lived out in the country already. My only memory of that lantern was when I was about 18 and took my dad up to my friend's cabin for a weekend of trout fishing. We attempted to light the lantern and it flared up (wouldn't even flinch now after running so many). We thought we were going to burn the cabin down, so I grabbed it, shut off the valve and ran out the back door, tossing it into the darkness. Amazingly, the globe didn't break. Don't recall what we did for light that night, but we tinkered with it the following day outside and got it running nicely.

I don't use it a lot any more, as we haven't gone tent camping in a few years, but it always went with us when we did.
Who cares if you don’t go camping much? Light that puppy at home! Like if your out having a cook out or something.
My friends don’t call me “Lantern/lampie Levi” for nothin’,if they did call me that.
Looking for bday lanterns 8/38, 8/41,
10/25, and 8/07
The biggest lie I tell myself is ”I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”
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I light it when we have power outages, which is getting more often with the wildfire safety shutoffs during fire season. It is always ready to go, just doesn't leave the property much anymore.
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Leviticus_Tomethreus wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 5:58 pm
25_502s wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 5:05 pm Probably my 6/51 Christmas. It has an amber sunrise globe and looks like it may have been used a time or two.
That is THE CLEANEST 200 I’ve ever seen!
Thanks!! The vent was perfect and beautiful with the white specks but it got chipped when it was shipped to me. Still make me sick when I think about it lol.
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25_502s wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 7:50 pm
Leviticus_Tomethreus wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 5:58 pm
25_502s wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 5:05 pm Probably my 6/51 Christmas. It has an amber sunrise globe and looks like it may have been used a time or two.
That is THE CLEANEST 200 I’ve ever seen!
Thanks!! The vent was perfect and beautiful with the white specks but it got chipped when it was shipped to me. Still make me sick when I think about it lol.
I would be furious. Also, I just realized, that’s the shiniest old style ball nut I’ve ever seen
My friends don’t call me “Lantern/lampie Levi” for nothin’,if they did call me that.
Looking for bday lanterns 8/38, 8/41,
10/25, and 8/07
The biggest lie I tell myself is ”I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”
“People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing everyday” -A.A. Milne
Now officially ICCC member #1995. Most likely the youngest member with a registered name.

You guessed it, Levi Tomey 
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I think it was the same last time: Nov-37 Coleman 242B
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Got to be my 1958 Milspec. Same year my Dad served in the Army..campinut

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My most cherished will always be these two gems. I am the second owner and I have known the original owners all my life!
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campinut wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 1:36 am Got to be my 1958 Milspec. Same year my Dad served in the Army..campinut

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That case is SICK!!!!
My friends don’t call me “Lantern/lampie Levi” for nothin’,if they did call me that.
Looking for bday lanterns 8/38, 8/41,
10/25, and 8/07
The biggest lie I tell myself is ”I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”
“People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing everyday” -A.A. Milne
Now officially ICCC member #1995. Most likely the youngest member with a registered name.

You guessed it, Levi Tomey 
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My dads 1/63 228E transition. I remember him using it when the family camped throughout the 60’s.

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It'd have to be my 426A:

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It's the first Coleman rebuild I undertook and how I wound up here. I bought it cheap and used many years ago (early '80s?), used it almost to death, then resurrected it.

Most cherished lantern? I love them all!

But this one is fun:

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It really draws attention when I light it up at the pub.
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25_502s wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 5:05 pm Probably my 6/51 Christmas. It has an amber sunrise globe and looks like it may have been used a time or two.
That is a beautiful one, very nice!
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