Camping & Outdoor Equipment Ads

These are just a small portion of the ads that we have for sale. None of these are reproductions, all are original. Most of these are large ads, larger than our scanner bed. Therefore the view shown on the page may not completely show the ad. They are placed in a plastic bag with a cardboard backboard for protection. Please e-mail us with your specific interests.

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Coleman
Black and white 4 3/4" x 12" ad for their Floodlight Lantern. The ad has a picture of an Iowa farmer, Mr Orval Quaas, checking out his tractor at night while his wife holds the Coleman Floodlight Lantern which makes any nighttime repairs possible. Orval is quoted as saying that "You can't beat a Coleman Lantern for any Outdoor Night Work" and there is another picture of this same man replacing a fuse during a power failure with the same lantern being held up to guide his way. They claim to have had and used their Coleman Floodlight Lantern for eighteen years and have been able to use it for a large number of different functions. It is claimed to be 20 times brighter than ordinary wick-type lanterns and able to flood a 100-foot area with a price in the U.S.A. as low as $9.95. The ad also mentions a Coleman Self-Heating Iron with a price of $5.95.
April 1949
Country Gentleman
1
$8.00
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Coleman
Black and white 4 3/4" x 12 1/4" ad for their Model 200 Floodlight Lanterns. Over a picture of one of these units are the words calling it "Your BIG Essential Farm Light...electricity or not!" and the text talks about how you can save the daylight hours of your day to work in the fields and use the nighttime hours, along with your Coleman Floodlight Lantern, to take care of night chores. There are pictures of a man dealing with "Power Failures" and "Repairing Essential Farm Machinery" with his Coleman and the text talks about the ease of operation the Single Mantle Model 200 will give you and even entices you with their 2-mantle Lanterns.
September 1951
Country Gentleman
0
$8.00
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Coleman
Black and white 4 3/4" x 12 1/2" ad for their Folding Camp Stove and their Floodlight Lantern. There is a photo of Charles McDermand who had been recently featured in a story as a guide and fisherman at his campsite cooking on his Coleman Folding Camp Stove that has been set up on the optional High Stand. Also visible in the picture is the Floodlight Lantern which, being daytime, is ready but not necessary. The text gives more details about both of these items which include safety features and the fact that they will be more than adequate in times of emergency.
September 8, 1952
Life magazine
0
$8.00
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Coleman
Black and white 7 1/2" x 11" ad for their 4 Coleman Outing Pals. The headline claims these will let you "do more, see more, have more fun on your vacation budget". Shown in the ad, with information and prices are their Coleman Cooler which will allow you to keep fresh foods and cold drinks, the Coleman Folding Camp Stove which is quick, hot and easy-to-cook with, their Coleman Carrying Case - Camp Table which allows the table and four folding chairs to be stored in a roomy, all-steel carrying case which one person could carry and their popular Coleman Floodlight Lantern. The ad also has a coupon for a Free Coleman Outdoor Book which would allow any family to learn more ways to save money on their camping vacations.
April 1955
Outdoor Life
0
$8.00
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Coleman
Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad that tells you that, when you are camping, Coleman products will be taking care of you Morning, Noon and Night. There is a picture of a peaceful looking mother and the caption says that "She may think she doesn't like camping but...She'll love a Coleman Holiday". Other pictures in the ad show the rest of the family, Father and her children, taking care of themselves by cooking on the campstove, feeding themselves from the large cooler and the jug, playing with the tent as a home base and settling down for the night in their comfortable sleeping bags. The text talks about Coleman Holiday Packages completely set up by a Coleman representative and costing $4 a day per person with 9-day, 1,000-mile holidays costing under $125. Sounds like it is time to make a phone call.
June 2, 1967
Life magazine
0
$7.50
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Coleman
Black and white 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for the Coleman Lanterns. The headline says that "Since 1928, Roger Latham has used this Coleman Lantern more than 6000 hours" and the picture show a man, presumably Roger Latham, with his lantern in one hand carefully going through his assortment of fishing lures in the early morning light to choose what will bring him the fastest action. The text talks about the improvements that Coleman has built into their Lanterns in the previous 40 years and wants you to consider how much they will be bettered in the next 40 years. The ad has a picture of the current Model 220F195 May 31, 1968
Life magazine
1
$7.50
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Coleman
Black and white 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for their Coleman Camp Stove. There is a large, close-up photo of the burner of this unit with a steady flame and the headline explains that "The famous Coleman Camp Stove won't gasp, wheeze, sputter, choke. So you won't.". There is a smaller picture of a Model 413G499, priced at about $20 shown with the optional stand which makes cooking a job you can stand up to. The text talks about the thought and precision designed into these units and offers them in Five Models: one, two or three burners and makes available a complete line of optional accessories. These are designed "by people who take your fun seriously".
June 14, 1968
Life magazine
1
$7.50
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Coleman
Black and white 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for their 3-way Convertible Cooler. The largest picture shows this unit upright at the beach with the tide rolling in behind it and the headline asks you to "Look at this picture of a Coleman Cooler. Now turn it sideways. Then turn it upside down". The set of lower pictures show it being used as a left-hinge refrigerator, a right-hinge refrigerator and as a cooler with the top lifting off. The text explains that, no matter how you have your campground set up, a Coleman 3-way Convertible will make it work. It talks about the big 68-qt capacity, seperate compartment capable of holding a 25-lb block of ice and the same kind of insulation used in $500 refrigerators. With this unit only costing about $30 you are urged to get acquainted with it.
July 19, 1968
Life magazine
0
$7.50
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Coleman
Black and white 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for their Coleman Jugs. The ad has a picture of a young boy quenching his thirst with the chilled liquid that is pouring from the Coleman Jug that he holds over his head. The headline implies that the thought running through his mind is "How do Coleman Jugs keep their cool?" but we all know that he is probably thinking about the grounder that went between his legs or how nice the girl sitting in the stands looks. We adults are more interested in facts like that and the text tells us that Coleman uses the "very same super urethane you'll find in a $500 refrigerator". It talks about how well this product works and that it is also used in the other Coleman products that are intended to cool. It reminds us that Coleman is the "Greatest name in the great outdoors".
August 9, 1968
Life magazine
0
$7.50
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Coleman
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad that indicates that, this Christmas, Coleman pretty well has your gift list covered. The headline says that "This Christmas give 'em the great outdoors" over a picture that shows several generations of a family sitting with their unwrapped presents, all from Coleman. We see coolers of several different sizes, several different kinds of lamps, a camp stove, sleeping bags and a tent, back packs and a lot of happy faces. The text says that "With a Coleman Christmas, the best is yet to come.".
December 10, 1971
Life magazine
1
$7.50
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Eddie Bauer
Black and white 6 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for some of what they call "The Lightest, Warmest Things on Earth". The ad shows their Nestle Down Portable Bed which is light yet comfortable and only costs $17.95, their Sleeping Bags which were available Down-filled ($33.50), feather-filled ($24.50), wool-filled ($15.50) or Kapok-filled ($10.50), their Northwind heavy duty coat ($37.50), the Yukon which was available with a tailored collar ($41.50) or with a Fur collar ($44.50), the Skyliner coat ($32.50) as well as Caps and Hoods ($3.95 to $5.95), and Garments for temperatures to 70 below 0 ($19.50 to $69.50). This ad is taller than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
1952
Sports Afield
Fishing Annual
1
$8.00
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Little Brown
Three color 4 3/4" x 5 1/4" ad for their Jugs & Chests. The headline shows a young girl feeling the chill of something pulled or poured from these products and is saying "So-o-o Cold!" while at the bottom of the ad we see a Jug ready for a trip and a Chest filled with product and ice with the lid open so everyone can see how big it is and how well constructed it looks. The text claims that the Jugs will keep liquids Hot or Cold and that the Chest has a removable compartment for food while still leaving plenty of room for ice and bottled drinks. You were also urged to ask you dealer about Duncan Hines Outdoor Grills.
April 1955
Outdoor Life
1
$7.50
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Off
Black and white 7 1/2" x 10 1/2" ad for their Insect Repellent. There is a picture of a man trying to fish next to a very still creek. He has placed his fishing rod across his lap and is spraying relief in the form of a can of Off onto his neck. The headline makes the promise that "Off keeps mosquitoes away 5 full hours" and the text further claims that "Mosquitoes don't bite! They don't even light!". It mentions other bothersome creatures that an application of Off will provide protection from and there is a drawing of the two different styles available, in Liquid or the Bomb..
June 1962
Field & Stream
1
$7.50
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Thermos
Full color 10" x 12 1/2" ad with a photo of a young family on a picnic table next to a lake. On the table they have several different Thermos items and under the photo are seven items with their descriptions and prices. These include bottles, jugs and chests and the headline promises that every outing can be a bouquet.
May 28, 1956
Life magazine
2
$7.50
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