Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 4, 2019

In year 4 of the Charlotte Trade-O-Ree I have invited the BSA Supply Group (Charlotte warehouse) to have tables at the event so they can sell clearance and discontinued items.  Back in the day some of you may remember attending their sidewalk sales that were put on with big tents in the parking lot on Westinghouse Blvd.  You might could...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter October 1, 2019

If you have an eBay store then I have a welcome surprise for you today.  You can claim your free shipping supplies as October 1st is the beginning of Q4. Remember to find your coupon you navigate to "manage store" and then "subscriber discounts".  I've already spent my coupons early this morning which is compounded when you have 4 different eBay accounts....Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter September 27, 2019

At last night's troop meeting the lady from the Supply Group in Charlotte came back to visit our troop and get some feedback on clothing styles.  She is looking at offering some new choices for Scout shorts based on what our girls are wearing (bringing back the Oscar style shorts).  It's exciting to see our Scouts have an influence on...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter September 24, 2019

I confirmed last night that I will be attending the Central Ohio TOR coming up October 11-12 in Hilliard, OH outside Columbus.  This one is sandwiched between pack and troop camping trips and a camp promotion trip to FLA.  So I'll be happy to spend one weekend this fall with my brothers of the cloth!  I am all about trying out selling...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter September 22, 2019

I am holding out hope that one day in the not so distant future eBay will give USA sellers an unlimited store.  In other words pay one fee and instead of being capped at 10k listings (then paying extra per item) they just let you list them all for the price of your store subscription.  Instead now what I'm doing...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter September 20, 2019

I didn't know Ed Harris so my first question off the bat was to ask Jeff to tell the listeners about this Scouter and why the TOR is named for him.  During the interview Jeff shared that this is one of only two shows in that region of the country and it is a long running event. A buying rep...Read More

2019 Portland OR Ed Harris Boy Scout Trade-O-Ree

The weekend of October 4-5, 2019 the Cascade Pacific Council is hosting the Ed Harris Memorial Trade-O-Ree at the council service center in Portland Oregon. Everyone Welcome! The novice swapper to the experienced collector. Individuals to whole troops are invited for an introduction to the hobby. $5 ADMISSION - Scouts in Uniform Free Location: Cascade Pacific Council, BSA Office at...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter September 17, 2019

This weekend I'm attending a training event for perhaps the most unlikely of positions - troop committee.  I believe in the method and if I'm going to serve in that capacity in my daughter's troop I feel I should be trained to position.  So Saturday morning I'll be a 2-hour class for getting that knocked out locally here in my...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter September 15, 2019

Tonight the first 5-dozen auctions come to a close in the unique OA collection I'm selling.  This collection includes pieces from lodges all over the country but just special issues like lodge officer, dance team, LEC, elangomats and more. Another consignment collection I'm handling has some nice stuff from NY and TX based on where this collector has lived.  To start off...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter September 13, 2019

The first wave of Elangomat auctions are ending this weekend with about 5-dozen of them headed to a close.  I really am curious to see if this is the type of rare items that will bring out some sniping.  I've set them all to end on Sunday so that should be the time for the gavel to fall. Another one of my...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter September 10, 2019

I have started auctions on the unique OA collection that I got in.  The plan is to run about 5-dozen auctions per week on 7-day runs until I get through the entire thing.  This collection has a lot of modern rare issues like Elangomat, Dance Team, LEC along with a little vintage stuff. Sunday I did a camp promotion for a local...Read More

Boy Scout 2019 Atlanta Trade-O-Ree September 27-28

Hosted by Egwa Tawa Dee Lodge 129 and the Atlanta Area Council Located at the AAC Volunteer Service Center, 1800 Circle 75 Parkway, SE Atlanta, GA 30339-3055 If you have questions or want to donate items to the auction, please contact: Bruce Lafitte, Show Co-Chair at 404.697.8994 or Download the TOR Flyer for the Atlanta Trade-O-Ree

Best Hobby Pages – the Archival Quality Envelope and Page System for Storing Your Collectibles

What makes Best Hobby Pages a great choice for storing and displaying your valuable memorabilia collection? This video demonstrates the unique PAGE system that has made Best Hobby Pages a favorite for patch collectors for a decade. Our system is designed to fit in a 3-ring binder with 8 different pocket configurations for your collection. Our pages and envelopes are...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter September 3, 2019

One of my goals was to make one space solely for scanning collections.  I've got boxes and boxes lined up now ready to get listed.  Step 1 is getting them organized.  But once that's done step 2 is getting them scanned (or photographed).  This table has my big scanner and should help me make process patches faster. Filling Best Hobby...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter September 8, 2019

The thing that makes this OA collection unique is the guy wasn't focused on 1 particular geographic region. Instead he collected unique pieces like Elangomat, Officer, Dance Team and Ceremony Team patches.  I've never seen or heard of such a collection and it's impressive.  The auctions start tonight! Things went so well with my new employees first day on the...Read More


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