When I first started burning coal I bought from Fairclough. I had lots of problems just keeping the stove burning. With the help of this forum I found out that the coal was inferior quality.Cold Chimney?
Once I got some decent coal it was smooth sailing. At the time Fairclough was selling 50 lb. bags they must have been filling themselves. Since that time they have switched to Reading bagged coal. I don't know where their bulk coal comes from. Fairclough is one of the "old time" coal dealers in Paterson but I would be hesitant to buy coal from them at this time. I still have some stove size from a bulk delivery, I gave a piece to Vig II last year and after 4 days in his stove it looked like this:
Also their prices are too high.
I don't know of any dealers near Maplewood, you'll have to do some research.
Ritter's in Belvidere sells Reading bagged and bulk, they have a scale. Reading is fair quality coal.
SOS Stove, Rt. 57 Port Murry (west of Hackettstown) sells Blaschak bagged.American Coal, Lafayette, Bob (Crazy4Coal), 973-862-0079, Kimmel's bagged.