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I've really enjoyed lurking around here, and now I have an actual question for you all, I hope you can help.

I have this Coach Lantern (see photos) that was given to me as a gift. I was hoping to get more info about it. I read the really great PDF on the history of this puppy, but I'm still having trouble placing it. I believe it's made by Crestworth because it's Canadian and I think non-USA international products were still made and distributed by the original manufacturer during this period. It's in good shape, it works, it's got "May 1973" printed in the bulb case, and has the original 70's wiring. It's kind of unique, though, and I can't quite find the same model anywhere online. Unique because it's got the little fake refueling cap, but on the left side, and most notably, it's copper/salmon two-toned. The handle-y thing is a bright copper color while the rest of the body seems to be a lovely (although subtle) sort of salmon-ey toned metal (probably nickel-plated brass with some kind of colored coating perhaps?)

Anyway, I was hoping to get it valued. It came to me as a gift. I'm hoping you kind folks might be able to give me some idea of what this little gem might be worth.

Thanks a mil!

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My understanding is that Crestworth only made one version of this lamp that never changed. It has this style top.

the images of the lantern isnt crestworth version except the cap in the hand image 

Greetings. If you go to the Lava Library and search in the Coachlite chapter (1970's lamps) you'll find an article I wrote a number of years ago detailing the Coachlite models.

Fogrider

Thanks for this  Bamamatt & Johnny :-)



BamaMatt said:

My understanding is that Crestworth only made one version of this lamp that never changed. 

Thanks, Fogrider, your article (including the PDF) has been especially helpful. So, correct me if I"m wrong, but judging from your information, I think mine might be the "Semi-copper Coach Lantern (short brass colored top)" category. If I'm right, then it falls midway between "uncommon" and "common." If so, hey, I think that's pretty cool! 

So, any thoughts on what it might be worth?

fog rider said:

Greetings. If you go to the Lava Library and search in the Coachlite chapter (1970's lamps) you'll find an article I wrote a number of years ago detailing the Coachlite models.

Fogrider

If you look at "My Photos"  I have had several versions...

Coachlite prices vary quite a bit, depending on purchaser dynamics on e-Bay at the time of sale. I've seen them sell in the $100-$150 range, but anything's possible. The variety of Coachlite you own pops up on e-Bay from time to time. It's a fairly uncommon model compared to the other Coachlite varieties, but I wouldn't cal it "rare." Coachlites are cool. I hope you enjoy it. Cheers. 

S Howard said:

Thanks, Fogrider, your article (including the PDF) has been especially helpful. So, correct me if I"m wrong, but judging from your information, I think mine might be the "Semi-copper Coach Lantern (short brass colored top)" category. If I'm right, then it falls midway between "uncommon" and "common." If so, hey, I think that's pretty cool! 

So, any thoughts on what it might be worth?

fog rider said:

Greetings. If you go to the Lava Library and search in the Coachlite chapter (1970's lamps) you'll find an article I wrote a number of years ago detailing the Coachlite models.

Fogrider

crestworth did update the lanterns the early version used a nut, screw, washer/spacer on the upper cap and the side stays/stems slide thru the base part as in the pics, later versions / mk 2 the stays/stems screw into the base and is a more steady design compared the earlier version.



BamaMatt said:

My understanding is that Crestworth only made one version of this lamp that never changed. It has this style top.

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