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A common Canadian 200 came up as a sold listing when I searched ebay this morning.

I always dona daily search for sold stuff to see what deals I missed out on.

I noticed this also says reserve is not met. I don't what's crazier. Someone thinking they could get more than $800 US for this, or someone willing to pay it. Looks like both happened.
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That doesn't mean the person expects a sale, but could be trying to prove PT Barnum right, or his wife said to sell some lanterns so he's appeasing her by listing one that he doesn't want to part with at a price no sane person would pay. Either way, he's covered.
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If someone actually paid that price that's a crazy number, even for NIB. When we collectors see prices like that we joke about getting rich selling some multiples off at inflated prices. However, as a collector that's in it for enjoyment and not profit I don't like to see those ridiculous prices.
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The prices on EBay have been nuts. I have my eye on a 200a in pretty nice shape, it’s a 12/55 my mother’s birthday. I unfortunately I doubt I’ll be able to afford it after people bid on it.
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Well............................ that IS a really nice box!
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This was sold yesterday
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I remarked about that Burgundy on another thread, it's my birthday lantern. I have one about as nice and I have a couple of boxes like that but how or why would anyone pay that! It kind of takes the fun out it if you start to think of lanterns as "investments" or are greeted by every antique store withteh" I saw one go on enay...."

IMHO, a burgundy 200A should not sell for more than a USFS or other older, rarer lanterns, but that's just my 2 cents.
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MikeSchumacher wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:02 am I remarked about that Burgundy on another thread, it's my birthday lantern. I have one about as nice and I have a couple of boxes like that but how or why would anyone pay that! It kind of takes the fun out it if you start to think of lanterns as "investments" or are greeted by every antique store withteh" I saw one go on enay...."

IMHO, a burgundy 200A should not sell for more than a USFS or other older, rarer lanterns, but that's just my 2 cents.

Scary prices these days.
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I was watching that burg just because it was going so high just couldn’t believe it really. It was nice but not that nice
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About 30 something yrs ago I started bringing home lanterns and hammering nails into the rafters of my shed to hang them on. I remember people commenting and I think I was viewed as a little bit weird.
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I've been watching those crazy ones lately. There are some people with deep pockets out there. Not many, but it only takes one to buy one lantern.
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