Monday, November 17, 2014
This sales catalog contains over 2,400 unique council shoulder insignia including CSPs, JSPs, and SAPs up for sale with a fixed price. No auctions here it’s first come - first sold. Plus I’ve got two offers to help sweeten the pot. Spend $50+ and get 10% off your order. Spend $100+ and I’ll knock 20% off the sale price.
All of these OA issues can be purchased simply by sending me an email or checking out on ScoutPatchHQ.com.
Terms of the sale
• Collectors may submit their orders via email (preferred!) to firstname.lastname@example.org or over the phone at 910-671-4919. When leaving a message on the answering machine please provide your contact information and I will promptly return the call and take your order.
• All items are available until they are not–first come, first served.
• If an item you want has already been purchased I reserve the right to issue a refund by check or PayPal for any
items in your order that I can not fill.
• All items in this list are in mint condition unless otherwise noted.
• Images of all items for sale can be seen on ScoutPatchHQ.com – copy and paste the title in the search box.
•Many of the strips have been identified using the CSI Guide to the best of my ability. Some strips I did not attempt to identify.
• I offer a 10 - day no questions money back guarantee on all items. The buyer will pay for return postage.
Accepted Forms of Payment
• Check/Money order (Jason Spangler, 3685 Kale Drive, Lumberton, NC 28358)
• PayPal (send payment or request invoice – email@example.com)
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
I have a new feature to roll out in today's issue. It's a video talk show that Brad England and I have started that we are calling Thread Heads. Since this is episode #1 I'll spend a few minutes in this newsletter explaining the concept.
About a year ago I recorded some Google Hangouts with Hank Birdsong for the CarolinaOA.com website. The video chat was an easy way to actually show folks the patches and the short back and forth format was fun to produce. You can check out those early Cloth Talk 2.0 episodes with this link to CarolinaOA.com.
When Brad and I started the Scout Patch Collectors Facebook Group over two years ago we also bought the .url to go with it. I never really had any new content to put up on ScoutPatchCollectors.com. So when I finally got the site cleaned up with a new design Brad and I came up with the idea of this video talk show to share information and help new collectors. During our brainstorming he came up with the name Thread Heads and the silly graphic was my contribution.
Where does the show go from here? We hope to get a new episode up each week and publish on Monday. We have also talked about getting guests to come on and help us focus on interesting topics in the hobby. If you have a webcam and an idea send Brad an email because we are looking for collaborators.
We just published our first episode and you can click on the image above to watch the video on the website.
After sending out the Sunday issue of the newsletter I got a nice order in from Phil who was picking up some OA. As the NOAC approaches with 10k+ attending this will be an awesome year for trading so look for some needs or trading stock at ScoutPatchHQ.com.
I've got the kids home for Veteran's Day and we are going to try and enjoy some family time today. My dad is a retired Master Sgt. in the USAF so I'll also be putting in a call to him today.
Friday, November 7, 2014
In last week's interview with Todd Kelly he announced he is going to open up a 2nd antique mall booth in Athens, GA. He got me to thinking perhaps I need to expand from the booth that is located only a mile from my house so I've started researching other locations within an hours drive. Stay tuned to see if I go big like Todd and double down. If you want to hear the whole story you can listen to the interview on my ScoutingHotFinds.com website.
Yesterday I drove a little under an hour to pick up a small collection that was refereed to me. It was an estate collection that had been purchased five years ago and the lady who bought it finally got motivated to do something with it. The interesting thing was she didn't know anything about the former owner so I was able to do some forensics based on the patches there.
So what is "patch forensics"? Well a collection of Scouting memorabilia tells the history of what that individual did. If you spread them out and look at dates and where the patches are from you can really nail down that personal history of service in the program.
The first conclusion I reached in examining the collection is that this Scouter was an accumulator. His stuff was not organized in any discernible way and as you know collectors are kinda anal about that. Furthermore, this guy served in the military and was stationed in Korea and Georgia in the 1970s before coming to Fort Bragg in the Occoneechee Council in the 1980s.
The Scouter was a Fox Patrol Woodbadger who got pretty active in Lodge 104 later in life. He attended NOACs from 1998-2002 with the final dated patch in the collection being a 2009 Conclave patch. This matches up with the estate sale timeline from the lady. I'm working on these items all day today and will have them on eBay tonight so I can recoup my investment.