The burner frame is painted except for the air tube. They have a red decal with a yellow border located at the bottom rim of the fount. The fount has a large stamping on the opposite side. The vents are the same as the Christmas lanterns with the small holes and the speckled finish. Bands stopped in 5/53 in which the burner frame and base rest (still steel) have a matte clear anti-corrosive finish.
The fount is the same as the. Bands with the fount stamp and decal. The original paint on the fount is in good condition, with a few chips and slight patina, but does come with a "high hat" vent and a bulge globe with a green Coleman logo without PIREX. It may not be the original globe, but it's defiantly a rare and valuable globe. It's a used lantern and works beautiful as I have lit it many times.
So, its not a museum piece, but it shows nicely. The item "Vintage 1952 Coleman 200A Black Band Single-Mantle Gas Lantern Dated 8/52" is in sale since Thursday, February 6, 2020.
This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Outdoor Sports\Camping & Hiking\Flashlights, Lanterns & Lights\Lanterns". The seller is "randy_sluder" and is located in Waynesville, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States.