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Lewiston Idaho Gathering

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The spring 2023 Lewiston Idaho gathering for Pacific Northwest Coleman Collectors will be held May 6 at Hells Gate State Park on the Snake River, just five miles south of Lewiston. We have a covered picnic area reserved (but it will be sunny and warm) that has a table, a charcoal grill and close in parking, shelter # S-3. Of course, you may conveniently park your boat on the beach to attend and avoid the vehicle fee to enter the park, however, if you insist on driving the park has a day use fee, per vehicle, of $7 for Idaho Plates and $14 for out of state plates. But don't let that entry fee deter you, as we will gladly cover that cost for you if you cannot afford it. Just send me a private message and we will make arrangements.

This will be a short, one day affair starting at 11 AM and ending at 3 PM. A lunch of hot dogs will be served and feel free to bring any accompaniments. Beverages are BYOB. As noted there is a charcoal grill on site. Bring your favorite comfy camp chair if you wish, as picnic tables can be tough on one's derierre.

It will be great to see all the local collectors, as well as those that will be traveling from afar. Camping is available at this state park and there is plenty of alternative lodging around Lewiston (Google is your friend). There a great deal to see in the area, as well as a lot of history, so plan to spend some time to explore.

Lastly, RSVP if you can so we have an idea of attendance. It would be nice also if we could come to a group consensus for a larger gathering later in the summer or fall and what will it consist of. Don't forget to bring some trade items, and above all have fun and enjoy the company of others whom are inflicted with the Coleman bug.

Hope to see you there...!

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As the time for this gets closer, I'd appreciate it if someone would remind me about traffic lights and how they work!

There are no traffic lights in Wallowa county, and it's been a while since I've seen one.

Look forward to seeing you all and meeting some new folks!
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Gunhippie wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 6:52 pm As the time for this gets closer, I'd appreciate it if someone would remind me about traffic lights and how they work!

There are no traffic lights in Wallowa county, and it's been a while since I've seen one.

Look forward to seeing you all and meeting some new folks!
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Oh good a charcoal grill so we will have something to cook on!
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I'll have to Google Lewiston. Thanks for the info, Don.
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Gunhippie wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 6:52 pm As the time for this gets closer, I'd appreciate it if someone would remind me about traffic lights and how they work!
Traffic lights are a lot like riding a bike. It's the traffic circles you'll need to worry about. Coming from Enterprise, you'll have to navigate a figure 8 traffic circle that I've got lost on twice (for real). If you're not used to the traffic circles, you're likely to get boomeranged right back to Enterprise.
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Gunhippie wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 6:52 pm As the time for this gets closer, I'd appreciate it if someone would remind me about traffic lights and how they work!

Red means stop. Green means go. Yellow means go very, very fast!
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My husband has a Coleman collection of 50+ lanterns which he wants to sell. We live in Billings, MT. Will this meet include opportunities for sales?
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RedRover wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 10:16 pm My husband has a Coleman collection of 50+ lanterns which he wants to sell. We live in Billings, MT. Will this meet include opportunities for sales?
Oh, yes!

Part of the reason we have these. Please attend, if you can!

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I just read this. Exciting!! Count me in. I don’t live too far away. Yes please remind us when its getting close.
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58idaho wrote: Sun Jan 29, 2023 2:39 am I just read this. Exciting!! Count me in. I don’t live too far away. Yes please remind us when its getting close.
Will do. Be nice to see you...!
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Still in.
Just sayin', and wanted to bring our little gathering back to the top again. :)

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Yep, looking forward to it. My list of trade goods just keeps growing.
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March 6- Our gathering is now two months out and on track for a bang up time. I'll send out a PM reminder about another 30 days to those whom have expressed interest.
To make this event more fun and interesting I will be bringing some raffle prizes so most will go home with a little something more than fine memories.
Teaser..... I am still unpacking from my move 14 months ago, but I have come across several duplicates of GPA in my collection that I will be bring for sale or trade. Stay tuned for a detailed list in about a month, but here is a photo of a cabinet full of singles that I will select a few from. I'll have twin mantle units, and of course the ever popular stoves, will be at Hells Gate May 6 also. No early sales or reserves of my GPA.... Must attend.


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Nice collection!
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I'm glad Stewart clued me in to t his gathering, I hope I can get off work and attend. I have 4 military lanterns with complete boxes to trade. And I am sure other stuff, maybe some quicklites.

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I have booked a campsite, along with Joesbellybutton, for Friday/Saturday in the Aspen Loop. Hurry... riverfront sites are filling up.
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Howdy, y'all!

I'm not sure of the etiquette for this sort of thing, but thinking of starting a thread over at JB for "Wheelin' and Dealin' at Lewiston". A place to show some of the goodies we plan to bring, just to whet each other's appetites and let folks be prepared. Plus, migh attract some attention to the gathering if we have some hot goodies that are only available there....

Just a thought and wanted to know what y'all think.

PS: I'm looking for a roof rack and basket for the Toyota Corolla '93 FB. I'd like to bring more goodies, but that thing has the cargo capacity of the average lady's purse.
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Gunhippie wrote: Sun Mar 12, 2023 11:38 pm Howdy, y'all!

I'm not sure of the etiquette for this sort of thing, but thinking of starting a thread over at JB for "Wheelin' and Dealin' at Lewiston". A place to show some of the goodies we plan to bring, just to whet each other's appetites and let folks be prepared. Plus, migh attract some attention to the gathering if we have some hot goodies that are only available there....

Just a thought and wanted to know what y'all think.

PS: I'm looking for a roof rack and basket for the Toyota Corolla '93 FB. I'd like to bring more goodies, but that thing has the cargo capacity of the average lady's purse.
I was just going to list my trade goods here, but you're right, it would get wider readership in the JB section. Regarding your car's hauling capacity, if you don't find a suitable roof rack, the smallest U-Haul trailers are only $15/day. Alternatively, if you'd make two trips, you're welcome to store a load at my place, and then I would haul it to Lewiston for the gathering. Better yet, I'd meet you at the Grande Ronde and bring your first load home for storage until the gathering. The final option - I could probably be convinced to make a junk store run to your vicinity, and return with a load of your stock for the gathering. Any excuse to visit the Grande Ronde or Enterprise.
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Timm, good idea. Feel free to post a teaser of your pleasure over in Just Bull. Your items, your sale... May want to copy over to this thread as a way to track the doings of this gathering. I find posts in JB tend to sink and disappear within a week or less.
Gunhippie wrote: Sun Mar 12, 2023 11:38 pm Howdy, y'all!

I'm not sure of the etiquette for this sort of thing, but thinking of starting a thread over at JB for "Wheelin' and Dealin' at Lewiston". A place to show some of the goodies we plan to bring, just to whet each other's appetites and let folks be prepared. Plus, migh attract some attention to the gathering if we have some hot goodies that are only available there....

Just a thought and wanted to know what y'all think.

PS: I'm looking for a roof rack and basket for the Toyota Corolla '93 FB. I'd like to bring more goodies, but that thing has the cargo capacity of the average lady's purse.
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Here's the thread: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=37938

Post 'em if you got 'em! Special pieces only, please--we'll all be bringing some commons, no doubt.

Hope this will lure in a few fresh fish....
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We are about a month out for the gathering. I'm getting excited, hope you are too. This is going to be fun and I really look forward to meeting the local collectors of the area, and seeing old friends again. Being this is intended as a short meet and greet I do not intend to make any public postings for the general populace. Perhaps later on when we can all come to a consensus as to our next gathering. As for now this event is intended for collectors.
As stated, hot dogs will be served and I'll have a pot of coffee on the stove. I've got some great raffle prizes to give away. Appears several of us are camping at the park, so should make for a good weekend.
I have started to sort some of the few lanterns that I have unpacked from my move and have set aside a dozen or so singles for sale\trade material. I'll work on dual mantle lanterns next week. Quite a few 200a cuties (some very nice), a 242a with issues, and a 202, all pretty much as found and as pictured.
I also have an Aladdin PL-1 unicorn I am thinking about parting with. If you know you know. It is complete, as found, great condition, been used and still boxed from my move. I do not intend to unbox or even bring to gathering, as the globe is made of unobtainium, unless someone is willing to pay stupid money for it. PM me for price, I will bring to gathering. No, I will not ship!
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RSVP Don! Murff mentioned an Idaho gathering and I almost fell out of my chair. I'll be there. -Frank
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I ran into the manager of Hell's Gate SP last night at the pub! Jeff seems like a real great guy.

He reminded me that I needed to book a site NOW, as the park fills up fast on weekends.

I just got site #067 on Cottonwood Loop. Anyone else going to be near there?

BTW: OUCH! $50 for one night in a tent site? I guess I remember why I almost exclusively dispersed site (wherever I feel like it ) camp.

See ya' all there!
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There's a campground just north of us, not open to general public except you can rent the whole thing for cheap! Used to be $50 a day, have to go look. Has electricity when they can get it to work, toilets, a big covered area.. probably 12 sites, a creek...... Dang now I'm thinkin......
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