This lantern is devilishly hard to find in even very fine condition. This certainly has to be one of the best I've seen. The wax residue at the bottom doesn't affect value all else being equal. I applaud this seller's ingenuity in piecing together the original insert, rather than taking the expedient route and simply slapping a new one inside. Given its adherence to the original spirit of Ebay in having a starting price of $9.99, I hope this item brings a strong price in the $350-450 range where it definitely belongs.
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