First Flaps Can Still Produce Eye Popping Results

Monday, April 14, 2014

343I keep a pretty good eye on eBay and it's not every day that you see anything sell for $2,500 in the Boy Scout category.  Earlier this year a First Flap from Woapeu Sisilija did go for big bucks and its the #1 featured item in this countdown.  Now this Order of the Arrow flap got 59 bids so it might have been run up a little but if I was the seller I'd take it.

Item Title - Click To See The Listing on eBay Bids Rank
Boy Scout Patches Lot, Cub Scouts, Order of The Arrow, Camporee 8 #10
OA 550 Menawngihella, F-1, FF, Mountaineer Area Council, Camp Mountaineer, Fairmont 11 #9
First Issue Scouts Canada Chief Scout Award 13 #8
Neckerchief (P2?) Ittawamba OA Lodge 235 West TN Area Council 13 #7
Wa-Hi-Nasa Lodge 111 75th Anniversary Year Framed Flap Collection 14 #6
Rare Ribbon Type King Scout 1930-40 with Other Badges 16 #5
Vintage Eagle Boy Scout Sash w/ Unusual Merit Badges & Odd Patches & Pins 20 #4
Vintage Boy Scout Badges Sterling Eagle & War Service Lot Troop 2 Verona 23 #3
Jamboree Neckerchiefs from 1950 and 1957 31 #2
Woapeu Sisilija Lodge 343 S1 Yellow Border First Flap FF Pennsylvania OA 59 #1


CAMP ROOSEVELT IOWA FELT PATCH COLLECTION 1920S 30S ISSUES VERY RARE
CAMP ROOSEVELT IOWA FELT PATCH COLLECTION 1920S 30S ISSUES VERY RARE
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BOY SCOUT 1930S VERY OLD  RARE REGION 8 ORDER OF THE GOAT CIRCLE 8 RANCH MEDAL
BOY SCOUT 1930S VERY OLD RARE REGION 8 ORDER OF THE GOAT CIRCLE 8 RANCH MEDAL
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SUPER RARE 1940s Merit Badge Sash with all 4 Air Scout Merit badges Attached
SUPER RARE 1940s Merit Badge Sash with all 4 Air Scout Merit badges Attached
$759.99
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rare scout cover patch badge world jamboree 1947 ZODIAQUE
rare scout cover patch badge world jamboree 1947 ZODIAQUE
$2,000.00
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VERY RARE scout cover patch badge world jamboree 1947 MARINS
VERY RARE scout cover patch badge world jamboree 1947 MARINS
$3,000.00 (1 Bid)
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Rare ROB2A Eagle Medal in Coffin Box
Rare ROB2A Eagle Medal in Coffin Box
$499.99
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Brand New OA Lodge 99 Tonkawa A2 Felt Arrowhead patch Super Rare  M5
Brand New OA Lodge 99 Tonkawa A2 Felt Arrowhead patch Super Rare M5
$79.99
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BSA BOY SCOUT KNIFE  RARE SEA SCOUT KNIFE
BSA BOY SCOUT KNIFE RARE SEA SCOUT KNIFE
$395.00
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BOY SCOUT 1937 NATIONAL JAMBOREE VERY RARE LEADERS NECKERCHIEF
BOY SCOUT 1937 NATIONAL JAMBOREE VERY RARE LEADERS NECKERCHIEF
$51.51 (14 Bids)
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LODGE 151 MARNOC A 1A VERY RARE C23
LODGE 151 MARNOC A 1A VERY RARE C23
$800.00
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Rare Okefenokee Area Council SA 2 CSP Pilthlako Lodge 229 Georgia Camp Tolochee
Rare Okefenokee Area Council SA 2 CSP Pilthlako Lodge 229 Georgia Camp Tolochee
$650.00
Time Remaining: 4d 8h 14m
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Rare Okefenokee Area Council CSP Pilthlako Lodge 229 Georgia
Rare Okefenokee Area Council CSP Pilthlako Lodge 229 Georgia
$75.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4d 8h 37m

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eBay Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter: What’s In A Name

Sunday, April 13, 2014

eBay Scouting Hot Finds: What's In A Name

eBay Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter
Sunday Morning

April 13, 2014

Greetings!

I'm writing this issue from a Scout camp that I've spent more than a year of my life camping at.  From my first Cub Scout Dad Day in 1983 to this 2014 Dixie Fellowship Set-Up I've spent more than 365 nights at Camp Coker.  Add to that it's been glorious weather and it just doesn't get much better.  I hope you enjoy today's Hot Finds picks.          

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I thought today I'd share the story of how the name Dixie Fellowship came to be used for this Order of the Arrow event. Back in 1952 J. Rucker Newbery who was sorta the seminal OA guy in South Carolina was getting ready to host the Area 6B fellowship meeting at Camp Ho Non Wah in Charleston, SC.  He liked the idea of naming the events after the place it was being held.  So Dixie Fellowship was a clever name he picked out for this early OA conclave held outside the historic city.

Order of the Arrow Auctions Getting Bids
As luck would have it realignment the next year put J. Rucker and his lodge of Un A Li'Yi 236 into Area 6C which took the middle and southeastern part of South Carolina and formed a new group with parts of Georgia.  In the new 6C they continued his tradition of having a unique name for each event for several more years.

Boy Scout Auctions Worth A Closer Look
However, the lodges left behind that straddled the border and up into North Carolina kinda liked the name Dixie Fellowship so when Catawba 459 of Charlotte hosted the 1953 meeting they stuck with the name "Dixie Fellowship".  Fast forward over 60 years later now it's the SR-5 conclave still using J. Rucker Newbery's nickname for the event.

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To close this little history story let me just share that through realignments and mergers that have shuffled up many OA sections the lodges in the Dixie have been pretty stable.  There are 4 lodges that have never left the Dixie and most of the core group has been together for more than 40 years since the BSA did away with the twelve regions in 1972.  Plus no Dixie Lodge has ever merged so it's a pretty stable and happy group of Arrowmen.  However, the merger piece will certainly change as the Coastal Empire Council (Tomo Chi-Chi 119) has voted to merge with a neighboring council in Georgia.
So I hope you've enjoyed the auctions and a history lesson I was able to serve up in today's issue.  I'll have pictures of the the Dixie Set-Up weekend posted soon on CarolinaOA.com

 

Yours In Scouting,

Jason Spangler
Santeeswapper LLC
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Type 1 Eagle Patch on Merit Badge Sash Hard to Beat

Thursday, April 10, 2014

eagle sashFor the second time in as many weeks the Top 10 list of best selling items from the Boy Scout category of eBay includes an Eagle Scout sash with a Type 1 patch on it. There is some ferocious bidding going on here as the one reported on last week had over 80s bids and this one had 50+.  According to Terry Grove's Eagle Scout book these were produced from 1924 t0 1933.  It's too bad this sash has the merit badges cut down to the rings instead of left as full squares but seeing as it sold for over $2000 I guess it didn't hurt too much.

Item Title - Click To See The Listing on eBay Bids Rank
313 Patches from The San Diego Boy Scout Council from 1960-1990's 6 #10
Boy Scout Eagle Sterling Rob 1A Medal Award 6 #9
Metacomet OA lodge 556 N1 Neckerchief Mint 7 #8
1935 US National Jamboree Pennant, Canceled Jamboree, Beautiful Condition 13 #7
3 Different Philmont Scout Patches
16 #6
Soap Box Derby Race Car 17 #5
Boy Eagle Scout Rank Kit Uniform Patch Badge Pin Medal BSA Lot Merit Award OA 21 #4
Original Boy Scout World Jamboree Hungary 1933 Belt Buckle 22 #3
Boy Scouts Order Of The Arrow Distinguished Service Award Medallion 35 #2
1920's 1930's Boy Scout Sash with Eagle Badge 50+ Patches Merit Estate Fresh 58
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OA 1963 BLACK EAGLE LODGE 482 TRANSATLANTIC COUNCIL COLLECTION SEE DESCRIPT
OA 1963 BLACK EAGLE LODGE 482 TRANSATLANTIC COUNCIL COLLECTION SEE DESCRIPT
$150.00
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Rare ROB2A Eagle Medal in Coffin Box
Rare ROB2A Eagle Medal in Coffin Box
$499.99
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Vintage Eagle Scout Medal and Box
Vintage Eagle Scout Medal and Box
$64.63 (15 Bids)
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2 VINTAGE 1940S BOY SCOUTS ARROW  EAGLE PATCH UNCLE OTTO
2 VINTAGE 1940S BOY SCOUTS ARROW EAGLE PATCH UNCLE OTTO
$99.00
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1950s EAGLE MEDAL IN BOX
1950s EAGLE MEDAL IN BOX
$59.00
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Boy Scout Eagle Scout Medal CFJ Type 1 non sterling
Boy Scout Eagle Scout Medal CFJ Type 1 non sterling
$99.95
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BOY SCOUT EAGLE SCOUT MEDAL UNIFORM SASH 1940s PATCHES SUPER RARE
BOY SCOUT EAGLE SCOUT MEDAL UNIFORM SASH 1940s PATCHES SUPER RARE
$114.50 (12 Bids)
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2012 Eagle Scout Emblems Centennial Wall Art FRAMED BRAND NEW ONE OF A KIND
2012 Eagle Scout Emblems Centennial Wall Art FRAMED BRAND NEW ONE OF A KIND
$180.75
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OA Black Eagle Lodge 482 Backpatch
OA Black Eagle Lodge 482 Backpatch
$50.00
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1933 1954 ROB 3 Eagle Scout medal with bronze palm
1933 1954 ROB 3 Eagle Scout medal with bronze palm
$51.99
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Silver Award Badge Uniform Rank Badge Patch late 50s tough Eagle equivalent
Silver Award Badge Uniform Rank Badge Patch late 50s tough Eagle equivalent
$52.00
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OA 378 Yucca The Eagle has Landed 3 piece Set 19 150
OA 378 Yucca The Eagle has Landed 3 piece Set 19 150
$139.99
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