1976 Sears Avacado

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1976 Sears Avacado

Postby TPMcGinty » Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:45 am

I got this at a garage sale this past weekend for $20. It was nasty dirty and when I cleaned it up it didn't have a scratch on it. It even came in the original box!

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Re: 1976 Sears Avacado

Postby Woodbutcher » Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:07 am

Well Done Tim! That's a great lantern, with the frosted globe to boot!!!!
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Re: 1976 Sears Avacado

Postby TPMcGinty » Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:04 pm

I wasn't sure if $20 was a good deal. I have no idea what these are worth.
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Re: 1976 Sears Avacado

Postby Woodbutcher » Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:43 pm

In my area one that clean will bring 40 bucks. Kirk may chime in later as he lives where Sears don't grow much. You have to remember Coleman probably sold a thousand to one of the Sears lanterns. So that alone makes the Sears harder to find.
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Re: 1976 Sears Avacado

Postby wagondude » Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:16 pm

I think the one Sears lantern I have seen (blue single mantle) had a price of $60 on it. I think you got a decent deal.
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Re: 1976 Sears Avacado

Postby logman7777 » Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:19 pm

Love the Avocado! :thumbsup:
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Re: 1976 Sears Avacado

Postby Zollinger » Sat Apr 26, 2014 6:32 am

:thumbsup: Nice!
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Re: 1976 Sears Avacado

Postby KCStudly » Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:34 am

I think any lantern that "clean" (even if it did start out dirty) is worth every bit of $20 and much more.

Super nice lantern and a great deal!
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Re: 1976 Sears Avacado

Postby wagondude » Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:46 am

When you consider the cost of a new lantern ( http://www.basspro.com/Coleman-Dual-Fue ... oduct/634/ ), it would have been a good deal at $50. I guess $20 could be considered an excellent deal for something that only needed a little cleaning.
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Re: 1976 Sears Avacado

Postby Wolffarmer » Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:35 pm

Sweet lantern. A made in Chine globe will set a person back more than $10. You got a fantastic deal on that lantern. They bring more than a Coleman for some reason. Now you need some Avocado shag carpeting for the room you display it in. And some matching kitchen appliances. ( what where we thinking back then?)

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Re: 1976 Sears Avacado

Postby campmaster-k » Tue May 27, 2014 2:12 pm

Great find. This stuff is only worth how much you love it. Real world worth can be seen on Ebay. I don't really see much Sears on Ebay however. Any collector would would pay 40 or more. Ebay would probably bring more plus shipping. You did good.
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