A truly magnificent stove. What a shame to waste it's potential with wood, however; we can change all of that.
For starters, click on the link below. it's for the Blaschak Coal Company. They deliver coal on pallets already put in easy to use bags. It's a little more expensive that way, but; it may be the way you can get coal shipped to where you live. If you know other people with coal stoves you can chip in and order a tractor trailer load directly from sellers here in Pennsylvania. One tractor trailer load would probably last you for the rest of you life even if you have long, cold Winters. You must have a space to put all of that coal if you get a truck load of it. It would also be more economical that way.
One way or the other we are going to figure out how you can obtain coal for your stove. I am sure of the experts here will help as well with getting you some coal.
Click on the link below to see about the Blakchak Coal.http://www.blaschakcoal.com/residential-uses/dealer-locator
Oh, I forgot to mention. The chute in the stove is called a, "Magazine." It's sole purpose is to hold a supply of coal above the fire so as the fire burns the coal is automatically fed downward into the fire. With the magazine you can go up to a couple of days between putting coal in the stove and you can have a constant fire in it for months without it ever going out.