Bizzaro World BigJim

This is not exactly what we have called a BigJim on patchblanket but kinda the opposite of that. Instead of an auction that is way overpriced and nobody bids on it we have an auction that sold for way more than anybody thinks it’s worth! Therefore, I’m asking for opinions on why this lot sold as high as it did! Click on the title for the eBay link.

[SIZE=4]1950’s BOY SCOUTS~Complete Camping Gear Set-Up w/Extras[/SIZE]

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i saw that lot, and even entertained bidding on it when it was in the $10 range… probably the most valuable item there was the old soapdish… most of the rest of that kit was missing– the compass, whistle and knife were not official BSA, and even though i need a haversack of that vintage in my collection, in most cases you can’t give away old canvas packs on ebay (no glamor i guess)… so how in the wold it ever got up to $180 with that many bidders is certainly a mystery to me!

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By hiker on May 13th, 2010 at 2:41 am

There was this comment added by the seller about some medal. Was there more to the lot or was it just a mistake?

On May-01-10 at 08:25:14 PDT, seller added the following information:

Thanks to a great member of the ebay community I’m able to give all prospective buyers more info about this BSA medal. I apologize for any mistakes in the original listing,mainly it had to do with the date-This medal is NOT 1950’s but first appeared in 1961. Second, there was an issiue with the pinback/clasp area on the back. I added 2 extra scans in hopes that it clears up any questions as to it’s exact release and authenticity. The only other issue I wanted to bring up was about the back of the medal. It shows up scratched in my scans. While it does have some wear I believe that(if you were so inclined)these scratches would buff out somewhat with a soft wheel on a dremel. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if there are still any unresolved issues with the medal

By ISCA87L on May 13th, 2010 at 3:10 pm

the ‘medal’ that he’s referring to is the small ‘arrow of light’ pin which, if you look very closely, is pinned to the pack… just below the bsa logo… and he’s correct- that pin did not appear until the early ’60’s, being introduced with a change in the webelos program…

they’re worth about as much as your typical wolf or bear pin… $1??

on a different but related note, my vote for the Bizzaro Big Jim goes to the auction i ran across last week for a ’37 jambo patch… the seller swore it was an original, but someone sent in a message that it was fake and included the link to Mitch Reis’ site and the fakes page– and sure enough, it was a fake.

however, the buyer never edited his listing to reflect that.

at the time the note was posted about it being fake, bidding was in the $50 range… i sorta thought some folks would withdraw bids… instead, bidding soared and ended at well over $200– a bit pricy for a *real* ’37 jambo patch and certainly a rip-off price for an obvious fake.

do people not read the auction listing before bidding, or just bid based on the headline? 😐

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By hiker on May 14th, 2010 at 8:35 am

jason;2988 wrote: This is not exactly what we have called a BigJim on patchblanket but kinda the opposite of that. Instead of an auction that is way overpriced and nobody bids on it we have an auction that sold for way more than anybody thinks it’s worth! Therefore, I’m asking for opinions on why this lot sold as high as it did! Click on the title for the eBay link.

[SIZE=4]1950’s BOY SCOUTS~Complete Camping Gear Set-Up w/Extras[/SIZE]


N othing great is the lot the logo mimpressed in the canteen is unuasually sharp the soap wrapper if it had the soap wpuld be goog nothing realy justifies the price having said this one could consider the over all quality of the group to much was paid in any case fred eagle 1973 and still at it

By fred manss on May 18th, 2010 at 6:39 am

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