Friday, July 22, 2016
This block has several really neat Scouting books up for bids. I'm going to run a giveaway next week for the prices realized book that I did on that subject a few years back. The book is in full color and I will include the cd version with it. Look for details in next week's Hot Finds.
Two different sellers have awesome auctions from my neck of the woods in today's OA featured block. At one time that 1953 Dixie would go for upwards of $300 but I don't know if this one will bring that today.
In my antique mall store I actually took a box of the Rockwell prints pictured below and sold them individually. I put each print in archival sleeves and have sold quite a few. You never know what's going to sell in a location like that.
Buyers have been picking off items all week during my 30% off OA sale in my eBay store. Last night I started showing my daughter how to do shipping so she can help with the family business. She is the only 12 year old in America who doesn't have a phone (her words) so she is going to have to earn it the old fashioned way (with a job!).
Friday, July 15, 2016
Ok don't tell my wife but I bought a new tent for camping. I think I can slip it past her except that I'm about to go on a quick weekend trip with the kids and I am a little worried that it will be delivered while I'm gone. Kinda hard to miss a big box showing up on the porch and the inevitable question - "what have you bought this time?" Me and the kids are about to going camping for a week in the NC mountains and my old tent was a 20 year old dry rotted mess.
This week I've been working on the "patch cave" and got several more sets of shelves built. I posted a picture in the SPC Facebook group and got some others to contribute pictures of their Boy Scout man caves. Bob Sherman and Larry Faulkner were two of the collectors that shared. I don't know if this link will work but you can try and take a look here.
Mike Gosling has updated his book on world Boy Scout Insignia and I have a link in case you want to check it out. I've been following him on Facebook and he made an announcement earlier in the week. I own a copy of the older version that was in black and white but came with a CD in color. Looks like the book is in full color now. It's amazing how far the technology has come to print books like this in the hobby.
Just this week as I was unpacking boxes I was posting things up to Facebook to move them to new homes. I placed a couple of small Boy Scout plaques, a tervis tumbler and have a coupe of royal ranger patches on their way to Belgium! All my Facebook items for sale can be found at www.ScoutPatchHQ.com.
Friday, July 8, 2016
Check out the auctions that I turned up for this lead off block in today's newsletter. I never miss a chance to put a 1947 WJ patch in the newsletter considering I'll never forget the day that one sold on eBay for $72k which was definitely the all time record for any piece of Scouting memorabilia.
Can I be one of those guys that picks up a Prism patch a year from now when the price comes way back down? I do have a notebook of National OA events so eventually I'll need to snag one.
I've heard from a few people that are setting up websites. One of the questions I usually get is who do I use? I'm not sure if it's the best but I've never had a problem with GoDaddy. You can usually get a good deal one the first year so they can charge you about $15-$19 for every year to renew your domain name. If anybody has a specialty site they are setting up let me know!
Well the .99 cent auction experiment was not a blazing success. My sell through rate was about 15% on nearly 800 auctions. I had hoped to clear out more inventory but the good things is eBay keeps giving away free auction listings so I can give those patches another run and see what happens.