How far would you travel for a lamp?

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  1. Buggerlugs

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    I'm curious to see how far people will travel for a lamp, or lamps.
    How far is too far?
    Or is there no distance you wouldn't travel to collect a lamp?
    The reason why I ask this question will be apparent when I get home and post my finds, also I will reveal the distance that I have travelled.
    Then we will see if I am insane, or have a extremely bad case of lamptitus.
     
  2. Konabill

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    I’ve driven to Dallas Texas for a GPA purchase ( 200 miles one way )
    I made a weekend of it and stopped at a few junk stores in Waco.
    Doubtful I’d do it again.....much easier to wait for FedEx
    Or as you know wait for the postal service .
     
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    @Konabill, Interesting so that's about 321km, one way.
     
  4. Anthony

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    I've driven from Melbourne to Sydney.
    About 900km each way.

    I know of 1600km journey each way ;)
     
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    @Anthony, wow 1600km one way, that's really going for it.
     
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    Hobart to Sydney. I flew, but I combined it with other business and catching up with family. [There was another dodgy bugger from CPL there, too].

    Hobart to Gilgandra by car, then Sydney and back home; but that was associated with visiting relatives as well.

    There's another couple of blokes here in Tasmania that I know went as far as Queensland hunting lanterns, among other things.

    Of course, @Buggerlugs, you can't come to Tasmania without a valid passport, so don't try. ;)


    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    3 hours one way (70MPH x 3 hours = 210 miles or so)
     
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    Okay so the reason why I asked is because, my wife and I were finally allowed to travel past the 25km limit for the first time in 12 weeks or more.
    So during the lock down I put a deposit on some Tilleys.
    We decided that we would make a trip as it was my wifes birthday on the 16 November, she also enjoys second hand and antique shops.
    We ended up from one side of Victoria to the other, this took us 4 days shopping and stopping here and there, as well as eating and sleeping in hotels.
    Now we travelled 1136km, for those that are overseas basically its from Melbourne to Sydney plus an extra 300km from my house.
    Well I ended up with 3x pork pie, 4x X246, 2x X246A, 1x EX100 steel fount and 1x EX100 XN fount, so the grand total was 11 lamps at an average of $51AUD per lamp, plus some spare parts see the photos.
    Just to mention - 20 Ironclad Tilley, Kayen mantles at $3AUD each.
    And while we were out I came across 15 after market Tilley globs, 3x 182 and 12x 171, at a coast of $23AUD each.
    As you can imagine I'm extremely happy with the outcome of our 4 day adventure.
    Oh yeah so was my wife as she added to her collection, which is smoking memorabilia.
    So here are some photos.
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    One of the most amazing things happened when we were away, maybe 6 months ago I came across this Tilley Table Lamp TL106 which was missing the top part of the gallery, and can you believe my luck my wife spotted a Kayen speckled hood and on the bottom was the gallery top, how unbelievable is that see the last photo, but I have removed the burner.
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    Cheers.
     
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    @Tony Press, is Tasmania letting Victorians in yet?
    With or without a passport?
     
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    Yes. Victorian’s are allowed in without needing to go into quarantine... but don’t tell anyone.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Looks like you are well set up for any future lockdown, I love those pork pie tilleys must try to get hold of one.
     
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    You lucky devil ! :clap: Well planned. I'm so envious - is there anything left out there for other Melbournians :?: Cheers. Paul.
     
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    Great haul ! - they will keep you busy for a while. I have to say I spend more on paraffin/kerosene than petrol just now !
     
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    Great haul there Brian! I too am a bit green at the sight of those orange top pork pie lanterns... That was quite a Tilley adventure.

    To answer your question. The farthest I’ve travelled for a lamp is about 160 miles each way.
     
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    A good haul!:thumbup::thumbup:

    As you live in Melbourne you may find some lamps etc., on hard rubbish days, this link shows a video about those days.

     
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    Don't do any traveling these days. Just walking to the mail box (200 ft round trip) does me in! I'm hell when it comes to mailing for lanterns, though! I wait for the mailman like a kid waiting for St. Nicholas on Christmas eve!!
    :whistle::thumbup:
     
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    Kaye and I, from Queensland, will be visiting, holidaying in Tasmania later this month.
    @Tony Press , do us Queenslanders need a passport? :lol:
    Cheers
    Pete
     
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    Furthest I’ve gone is from home to Thurso, approx 200 miles each way. That was in the early days of my collecting and I still have the Tilley chandelier I bought there and still exchange Christmas cards with the seller. I did bring home some lamps from Orkney a few years ago but we had gone there on holiday so that doesn’t count does it. Same with Western Isles, found some bits and pieces when we spent a week there.
     
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    Close the borders!!!!

    Where are you travelling, Pete?

    Tony
     
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    @Tony Press
    We’re landing in Launceston picking up a hire car, then west through the Tamar around the circuit to Stanley, then Zeehan and Franklin wilderness areas then staying at Hamilton for a few days as a base exploring the Huron valley. Then off to Sorrel, via Hobart, for a few day exploring Pt. Arthur and local sites then working up the east coast then back through the east side of the Tamar to Launceston. A total of 8 days not counting flying days to/ from Queensland. Other than booking Launceston, we’re opting to booking and staying as we travel.
     
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    Wo! That’s a a tight schedule.

    Staying at Hamilton will mean the Derwent Valley, not Huon. If you are staying at Hamilton, take a drive to Queenstown and do the West Coast Wilderness Railway - absolutely fabulous (I’ll post some recent photos); and visit Lake St Claire.

    If you do head to the Huon Valley you’ll be nearing where I live (south of Hobart).

    I’m happy to chat with you on the phone if you want advice on what to see and do.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    @Buggerlugs .. I think you may have a very new and virulent strain of 'Lamp-itis' called 'Lamp-a-Tilley-itis'...

    Not sure if there is a cure and if there was I don't think you'd want it?.. ;)
     
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    Yes, @Tony Press I would, if possible, like to meet/see you if we’re in your neck of the woods. We have tagged the Wilderness railway as a must do.
    Please would you email or PM me your mobile number and I send you mine return.
    Cheers
    Pete
     
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    The furthest I have travelled is a 240 mile round trip as David will attest. I like driving but I was cream crackered after that trip. The spirit is willing but the flesh is b******d. Memo to all under forties ... don't get any older.
     
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    Her is the money shot for the EX100 steel fount.
    Just a little fettle, I had to change the vapouriser over as it was pulsating, and new seals and away she goes.
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    The last 2 photos are from the first vapouriser.
     
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    Amazing to see an old lamp like that just fire up and work, says lots about the design and quality of construction.
    Nice to know it is in safe hands and will live on.
     
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    Looking good Brian! Now you’ve got the rest of the haul to keep you busy....
     
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    It's certainly doing the job!:thumbup:
     
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    Nice haul you’ve got there Brian. Well done
     
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    I recently decided not to drive a 1000km round trip to get a Collins Bros Lantern.

    I really did want it, but 1000km is just too far for me.
     

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