Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter July 10, 2020

Along with never wanting to throw out anything having to do with Scouting I likewise have almost never pitched used plastic pages.  I remember buying similar pages as a young collector and so in my mind they are somehow worth recycling.  So to that end I've ordered card stock blank cards that will fit many of common sizes I sorted....Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter July 07, 2020

After a July 4th holiday trip my employee Julie is back today.  She is the one on the team that handles shipping out Best Hobby Pages.  So if you have place an order with us since last Friday look for it to be shipped today. Today when I leave the warehouse I'll be taking the new kitten for it's first Vet...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter July 05, 2020

Supposedly Facebook is opening a new service called FB Stores.  As the self nominated crash test dummy for selling online I will of course try it out when that actually roles out.  I don't know how much any of us like sharing more information with FB like setting up a store, handling payments etc.  But they are the biggest watering...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter July 03, 2020

On my wall in the office I have all of the Dixie patches going back to 1947 when it was called Area Z.  Since 1947 many lodges have come and gone from our section with all the realignments.  Only 4 lodges have remained the core group during that time and my home lodge Santee 116 is one of them. It's...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter June 30, 2020

I do want to apologize for sending ya'll the wrong newsletter yesterday.  I was at my mom's house and in a hurry to get going on some chores she had lined up for me. So I hit the wrong buttons and selected the Scouting guys by mistake. Long time readers will know I do this every couple of years -...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter June 28, 2020

Although during the live video I got the date wrong the patch I was really after was a 2008 contingent flap that has eluded me for over a decade.  The gold "Bobfather" flap from Bob White Lodge 87 has been a thorn in my side for a long time.  Since both the mom and son had one I can know...Read More

This was a really unusual collection for me to purchase. Essentially it was a mother/son collection. The mom was super active and served on the staff of both the 2010 and 2013 National Scout Jamborees. Her son was on the OA Service Corps at the 2010 National Jamboree. But what really got me excited to purchase this collection from them...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter June 26, 2020

This week I got to work on doing a total inventory of my stores.  It's not gong to be a quick project with something like 30k items across multiple stores.  However, I am already very satisfied with the new boxes.  Going through everything gives me a chance to find mistakes and correct them before the item sells.  The added bonus...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter June 23, 2020

These are a simpler design but made of the same type of corrugated plastic that Chris Jensen's classic black boxes (sorry no longer available for sale).  I have several of those and they are great for storing and transporting.  I didn't design a lid for these because what I really wanted was something that would fit perfectly on my own...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter June 21, 2020

I saw on Facebook where Tom Price and Todd Rogers had published a nice book on collecting Western PA conclaves.  My experience has been that having niche books like this is what can power the hobby.  When you have a beautifully laid out checklist and pictures it kinds excites the collector in all of us. I have not started my...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter June 19, 2020

All this week my family has been vacationing at Fripp Island in South Carolina. During the down time I've actually spent some time solving a few problems I've had with the business.  My wife has even given me some counsel since she edits small business stories as part of her role as a Senior Editor for a large online finance...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter June 16, 2020

When I get back from vacation I should be ready to receive a pallet load of 400 corrugated plastic bins that I had custom made for my warehouse.  These will help me organize and store all my active inventory.  Imagine the old Jensen Black Boxes without dividers or lids.  Oh and these are blue also!  When I get home I...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter June 14, 2020

I had a break through with eBay customer support Friday that opened the door for me to begin another tweek to my eBay strategy.  I got convinced them to greatly increase the selling limits on my newest account to give me the flexibility I need to post my Shopify store contents there. So for about a year I've played around...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter June 12, 2020

This weekend my daughter will leave for Sea Base on a 10 day trip. it was one of those deals where a couple of spots opened up for a crew going from another council and she got invited to join.  This is the Island Adventure trip that sounds like a lot of fun.  I have never been to Sea Base...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter June 09, 2020

After filming the video I talked with the owner and made a deal to purchase the items.  Turns out all this stuff belonged to his father who was very active in the 1960s including going to the 1969 Jamboree.  His dad was a Vigil Honor member of Thunderbird Lodge in North Dakota. As I did with the last collection I've...Read More


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