Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter July 23, 2017

This is a picture with the Scout that made my very first trade at the Jamboree. Thanks to Russell Smart and the leadership of the BSA the old rule prohibiting adult/youth trading is gone and everybody seems happy with that. The question of where will the trading be has turned into a moving target. I have seen some good action...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter July 21, 2017

There are about 30,000 people at the Jamboree which will make for lots of excitement and fellowship over the next week. I have already received some messages from inside the Jamboree that lead me to think all these expensive sets are putting a bind on good old patch trading. Hard to blame a Scout for being hesitant to trade a...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter July 18, 2017

After the last Jamboree I was able to make two large purchases of sets which I've patiently kept in a box until now. While 2013 stuff might not trade as well this summer when you are talking about thousands of Scouts flowing through just about anything will trade. This Jamboree is a bit smaller with probably 30k people all together...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter July 16, 2017

This week has been a fantastic start for my new online store at Luckily I've got someone taking care of shipping while I'm gone to Jamboree so both of my stores will remain open. So far I've had two big purchases from New England collectors bringing stuff from the Marty Wasznicky collection home. Next week I'm going to publish...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter July 14, 2017

The first thing to note is that this is the first Jamboree in decades where there will be no prohibition on trading between youth and adults. That was highlighted in my podcast on the topic with Russell Smart who is the Program Chairman. In 2013 they relaxed the rule but still had some control measures in place. That went so...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter July 11, 2017

I've got a longer blog post that explains some of the history but YES this is another attempt by me to create an eBay alternative. Several dealers in the hobby have their own stand alone stores such as Chris Jensen. I've got a big presence on eBay (that I'll still maintain and increase) but I think it also makes sense...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter July 9, 2017

As I am packing I am still scoring deals to bring in more diverse trading stock. I bought some OA pieces yesterday, have a call scheduled to talk to a friend about some cloth and a collector in NY is trying to put his hands on some stuff for me. Some days I wonder just how much this hobby has...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter July 7, 2017

This week I was able to finally get back in my antique mall booth after having been gone a lot in June. She's looking pretty good! I've made room on the shelves to the point where I can take a few boxes of items and do some restocking. Yes that is a tub of dollar patches square in the middle...Read More


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