The seller is right - this lantern doesn't come up for sale too often. There isn't too much to remember it by. Plain as can be with minimal styling and with no insert ever produced for it, the unknown manufacturer didn't let any corner go uncut. Some collectors like the shock of white this does provide in a display cabinet otherwise dominated by black and orange, but I don't care for this lantern. My records indicate these typically trade in the $300 range - quite a bit for something so ho-hum.
09/05 Update: As my post indicates, I think this is a remarkably dull piece from what it could have been if produced by a company with a hint of imagination. I'm happy to see it only brought a third of what it has brought in the past.