Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter September 01, 2020

I spent several days sorting out these pages by manufacturer, size and condition.  Some of these I have in a giveaway box that I will take to future Scouting events to share with youth collectors just getting started.  Others I could easily use as part of my Trade-O-Ree set up in order to sell items. But what I needed was a heavy duty card so that the patches could look good in the page and give me a back-to-back way to utilize space.  So I decided to manufacture my own blank cards using the familiar 110 pound grey card stock that Best Hobby Pages is known for.

I created the cards for the common pages that I had 6-pocket Scout, 6-pocket square, 4-pocket and 2-pocket.  Most everything that I will put out at a TOR could fit in those sizes of pages.  The other huge stash of recycled items that I wanted to use was the old Brush Creek Trading Company (now called PPS) envelopes.  Since many collections in the 1990s were stored in these over the years I have accumulated maybe a thousand of each size.  So going with the same idea I’ve manufactured a card that can be used in the popular 2-pocket and 3-pocket envelopes from back in the day.

I made all of these cards for my own personal use but it made sense to order them in such quantities that I could also offer them for sale on the website. The other perk was that the Blank 6-Pocket Scout Card is actually designed to fit the Best Hobby Pages 6-Pocket Scout Clear Page.  This was something that I always thought made sense to offer and now it’s a reality.

All this week my auctions ending nightly are OA conclaves.  I organized a half dozen boxes of these recently and am auctioning them off 25 each night on eBay.  This week I also have a 125+ large group of better quality OA ending on Sunday. 

As time goes on I am always on the look out to add new products or manufacture them from scratch for the hobby.  If you have any fresh ideas send them over and I’ll take a look at it.  Not everything is feasible because of the high cost of shipping items but that hasn’t stopped me so far from adding some new products to the mix.

CLICK HERE TO OPEN THE SEPTEMBER 01, 2020 ISSUE OF THE SCOUTING HOT FINDS NEWSLETTER

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