Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 29, 2019

The idea for this new strategy came from my unboxing videos. Normally, as I crack open a collection and pull items out people send me messages asking to purchase certain items that they spot.  But I wasn't really set up for that and typically the items got sorted into boxes and put on a shelf.  Now I'll be able to sell the items...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 26, 2019

I heard from a few collectors that over the Thanksgiving holiday they were going to use some of the down time to play with their patches.  That prompted me to make a seldom used offer on Best Hobby Pages.  Through noon today you can get free shipping on any order of $200 or more.  Stock up today and I'll ship them today...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 22, 2019

One of my shticks was doing an unboxing video live from the podium.  I was trying to give the crowd a sense of what I do.  The collection was from a Scout who attended Philmont in the 1960s.  Turns out a pair of Eagle Scout brothers had spoken just prior to me and remarked how hiking at Philmont was the highlight...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 19, 2019

At last night's den meeting we had a CMP Sergeant come talk with the Webelos about the role of first responders and how the 911 system works.  Have you ever seen the questions a bunch of 10 year old boys can ask a police officer?  Luckily none of them asked to see his taser or service firearm.  Mine is the...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 15, 2019

This afternoon we are pushing off for our first serious back packing trip as a troop.  I confess that this is something I've never done before so I'm anxious and excited.  We are only going to cover maybe 10 miles over two days so it's not going to be crazy.  We've spent two meetings going over equipment and special situations...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 12, 2019

My Facebook feed has been blowing up with news about camps being closed.  On one of the Girl Scout groups there is a thread that suggests that since 2005 the GSofUSA has had a corporate plan to divest camp properties.  Then in the last day or so news broke that the Chief Logan Reservation in Ohio might be on the...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 10, 2019

I shut down a page on Facebook that I had set up with the intention of selling Scout uniform shirts on.  I had dabbled with finding a supplier of recycled Scout shirts but mostly was looking to sell the tubs full of perfectly serviceable uniforms I already have.  So instead I'll be selling them locally in my antique mall and...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 08, 2019

Last night we had one of the most entertaining lectures I've ever seen a Scoutmaster give.  To prepare for an upcoming back packing trip he did a presentation about cat holes.  The girls got so sidetracked talking about what to do if a Bobcat tried to attack you while your pants were down to your ankles doing the oragutan hang....Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 05, 2019

When I told my wife about this night during the dog walk her first question was how much does that cost.  YES that's the sticking point folks. To have that many items listed on eBay it costs me $600 before I've sold the first patch.  OUCH!  No wonder this is not something that many other dealers are willing to run...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 03, 2019

Yesterday I picked up over 1,000 neckerchiefs that are scanned and ready to list. Turns out one of my old employees lives and works in Charlotte now.  So sometimes she will take a batch of stuff off my hands and process it for listing.  This stash includes about every neckerchief I had in my warehouse from OA to camps and...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 27, 2019

My wife has struggled for 21 years of marriage to understand why I always put the OA fellowship of my boyhood lodge on the family calendar.  Year after year although many of my old buddies had stopped going I made the pilgrimage to Camp Coker to at least eat a meal and visit with people during Santee fellowships.  But eventually...Read More

Best Hobby Pages Offers New Large Format Portfolio Binder

I recently sold a consignment collection that was stored in these giant portfolio binders that have been off the market for a few years.  After some research I sourced them from the supplier and now have them for sale at If you have very large patches and no way to display them then this portfolio binder might be just...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 25, 2019

My big news this week is that I've rolled out another new product on the Best Hobby Pages website.  This is a large format 11x17" binder with a plastic shell cover.  This product was popular a few years ago but the supply dried up.  So I went out and sourced a large order and am now offering them on my store.  Watch...Read More

Mystery Boy Scout Collection Unboxing Video

I got in this 20 pound box which has the trading stock of an old friend in the hobby who has since passed. His family reached out to me and we made a deal for me to purchase the collection. However, as you will see in this unboxing video when I opened the box I had little idea what was...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 22, 2019

It's a sad day when you see that one of your favorite patches has been faked and is on eBay for sale.  Whoever did this got the details pretty close (well except for missing a rolled edge border).  If you click through and look at the back however that is a huge giveaway.  There is really no way to stop...Read More


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