Sunday, August 28, 2016
This block includes lots of cool pieces including those Florida OA items pictured below. I've got them on my watch list because I love quirky lodge stuff that die hard collectors want to go to war over.
Even I got into the fun at the TOR and picked up some needs that will stay in my collection. The opportunity presented itself to purchase a complete Tsoiotsi Tsogalii Lodge 70 collection and I bit hard. This is a lodge that I had kinda been ignoring since I turned my collection to focus on the earlier pieces. I've toyed with the idea of having what you might call a Blue Book I collection. Using the original 1996 book as my checklist and ignoring everything that came after. It's an idea!
Here is a picture of Dan and Ron going through my dollar boxes like pros. These guys pulled out something like 75 patches that we made a deal on. For the TOR I brought lots of bulk stuff and traded out a Wood Badge folding chair, sold a metal catalog rack (gave another to a Scout) and recycled many patch pages and holders back into the hobby.
Coming up on Tuesday I have some live auctions ending on Jamboree items including many JSP and staff pieces. A few of them are linked in here and you can also go to my eBay store with this link and see a run down of all the live auctions I have that are ending this week. Hopefully when the kids go to school Monday (thank you Jesus) I am going to get more listed to keep it going.
Friday, August 26, 2016
So here is the story on the 12 Inch Eagle Scout Medal. I bought a collection from a Scouter who was active in Augusta, GA and the Charleston, SC area. His dad had been a professional Scouter. In one of the boxes there was this intricately made giant Eagle Medal. When I posted it to the Scout Patch Collectors as a whatzit I got lots of comments (and offers to purchase) but no firm answer. So I have decided to give it away in my first ever Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter Sweepstakes.
As a reader of the Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter I invite you to enter my free drawing to win a 12 Inch Eagle Scout Medal. This 1-of-A-kind piece stumped collectors in the Scout Patch Collectors Facebook Group. Rather than sell it I've decided to turn it into a fun free giveaway using software that will select a winner at random from everyone that enters.
All you have to do in order to enter the drawing is follow the link to my Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter Facebook page and enter your name and email address. Once you submit the software keeps track of everyone and when the sweepstakes closes in a few weeks it will randomly pick a winner. It's all on auto-pilot and it meets all of Facebook's rules. Plus with me I want to treat all my readers fair as can be so I'm not drawing names out of a hat - it's all being done by a computer.
Of course since this trip to Camp Durant will be my first TOR in a long time I'll be taking some pictures and sharing them online. The tables are sold out and I have heard people are coming from all the surrounding states. I might even play with some of my recording devices if I can get around to it to record video or some audio.
Whoops some of the auctions I built into this block ended early Friday morning. Sorry about that! I do have live auctions running on Jamboree pieces which are featured below as well.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
The lead off listing below is poorly worded - "vet"? but well worth clicking on as the bidders have figured out what this guy has. The camporee patch below is a 1 known which explains the bidding war that is playing out for a tough East Carolina issue.
It looks like an antique dealer got lucky. The seller of the late 1950s era North Carolina OA pictured below has three pieces up that may have fallen into his hands. It's wonderful how so many patches get recycled back into the hobby through eBay.
I don't know if that frame of metalbadges would fit in the collection of many readers but since it's up in the BSA category and getting bids I stuck it in.
I decided to take an entire sales album in my Facebook store and throw it up on eBay to see what happens in the auction format. This one features vintage Carolina OA and all the auctions end late Thursday night. I've even got a few $100 flaps that I started at $10!