This is an amazing example of this nearly 60-year-old Coleman lantern. It has some minor rub marks on the fount, and the original burgundy colored paint on the porcelain ventilator is in excellent condition, with no obvious defects. Inside the ventilator near the top, there is some moisture pitting as reflected in the photos. It was stored in a wooden chest in the attic of a farmhouse in Michigan that was smoke-free.The original pyrex globe is in pristine condition, with no chips, cracks or other defects. Also included are an original pack of Coleman Silk Lite Mantles.
To maintain its current condition, I have not filled / tested it, but I assume by the condition that it is in solid working order. The box has taken some of the wear through the years, but better the box than the lantern! The box (including cardboard inserts and tissue paper) and paperwork is complete, but one of the top flaps to the box is torn off. Claire, Michigan" and addressed to the "J. Hudson" (Department Store) as box "25 of 57.
According to the Biewer company's history. The Biewer family was not always in the lumber business. The family, originally from Germany, made a living as a brewmeister. Prohibition eventually shut down the Biewer beer business, leaving the family looking for other opportunities.
Located in close proximity to the St. Clair River, the family opened a fishing boat livery as well as a bait and tackle Shop. Hence the sporting goods sales, i.
With the use of mobile sawmilling equipment the Biewers had found their niche. The Biewer Company is in their third generation of operation as a family business in the same location at 810 So. Please see the photos for overall condition. Please view all photos carefully and ask as many questions as necessary before purchasing this lantern.If you don't know what this lantern is and its associated value, here is the brief history and why these (that are in good condition) are a rare item to have in a collection. This specific burgundy 200A was built in October of 1961. Although the 200A is an extremely common lantern, there are some rare editions, such as this one in a maroon hue, as opposed to a lighter - more'cherry red. Coleman made the Model 200A for 32 years beginning in 1951.
By 1953 this model had a black base rest and in 1961 the lantern was finished in maroon rather than red but most years, as in 1960, it was red with an aluminum base rest. The actual production months were from 10/1961 through 4/1962. The burgundy lanterns were in production until April of 1962. There are burgundy lanterns dated 9/61 and 5/62, most likely because of the adjoining months of the production run. That being said, the rest of 1962 and some time into 1963 the founts were a deeper red than the normal paint and this would probably be because Coleman was using up the rest of the burgundy paint that was surplus and gradually mixed it in with the normal paint.
This is quite evident if you have a series of 200A's from March of 1962 into the middle of 1963, you can see that the paint went from a dark maroon / burgundy and kept getting lighter. Good luck and enjoy looking at this listing for a true piece of Americana! The item "RARE Vintage Coleman Lantern 200 A Burgundy Maroon 10 61 withBox Early 1961" is in sale since Monday, November 2, 2020. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Outdoor Sports\Camping & Hiking\Flashlights, Lanterns & Lights\Lanterns".
The seller is "*vintageamericana*" and is located in Brighton, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States.