Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter January 16, 2021

    The sleet is coming down in Charlotte and I am seeing on FB that many of my friends in the Southeast are sharing pictures for some rare snow. I've put my Boy Scout skills to work and prepared for the eventual loss of power if we get the 1/4 inch of ice. But otherwise until then I can...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter January 14, 2021

    Well it's somewhat official in our house. My daughter has confirmed that she is going to come to work for dad 2 days/week this spring semester starting next week. She tried jumping through some hoops to work at other places but there always seemed to be some glitch or missed appointment. So instead she is going to help...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter January 11, 2021

    I wanted to share the sad news that we lost Stan Nester this past weekend. For those of you who have never met Stan he was a prolific Ohio collector who had lived in North Carolina for some years. He was a regular at the Charlotte TOR and many other shows. Most of all he was a super...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter January 09, 2021

    Despite a flat tire that set me back 3 1/2 hours I had a good time at the Easley, SC TOR. There were many collectors there from all over the Carolinas including a few from even further away such as PA and TX. I was not able to get around and talk to everyone Friday as I was...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter January 07, 2021

    In a few hours I'm going to drop off some items at my antique mall booth and get on Interstate 85 headed to Chris Jensen's Trade-O-Ree in Easley, SC. He has been running this South Carolina TOR for decades now and it does draw a diverse group of collectors from many states. It's a great chance for me...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter January 04, 2021

    Today in the office we finished a rough sort of 4 tubs full of World Jamboree items. By that I mean we got everything broken out by event so that for example all the 1991 stuff is in one container. The next part should be easier taking that and organizing and scanning 1 of each to get ready...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter January 02, 2021

    I always enjoy scrolling through the tips and moving words that people post at the beginning of the new year. I don't usually make a bunch of New Years resolutions but the idea of getting more organized and being more efficient is an eternal quest of mine. I'm the guy that carries around two paper planners. Either that's...Read More

Pennsylvania 1950s Eagle Scout Collection Unboxing Surprise Bonus From CA

I love getting vintage Scouting collections and this unboxing did not disappoint. The main collection in this video came from Pennsylvania from the 1950s -60s. This Eagle Scout spent many summers working at Camp Delmont and attended likely attended the 1964 National Jamboree (well he did have 5 neckerchiefs from the event!). He also included his treasured Eagle Scout medal...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter December 31, 2021

    Here's to hoping that 2022 can put the misery of the last two years in the rear view mirror. The BSA bankruptcy and COVID have severely impacted the present condition and future hopes of our beloved Scouting movement. As I understand we are at a critical stage of the bankruptcy where the BSA either exits and lives or...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter December 28, 2021

    In about 10 days I'll be joining many collectors from around the southeast (and beyond!) at Chris Jensen's South Carolina TOR on January 7-8, 2022. This is the first TOR of the year on the calendar. I'll be coming with enough stuff to fill 4 tables including all the Best Hobby Pages products. You can get free delivery...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter December 26, 2021

    When I had a chance to find some alone time after the holiday excitement yesterday I decided to tackle a patch project I could do from home. Since hearing of the 16 NSTs that make up the new structure of the BSA I wanted to integrate them into my OA name/number spreadsheet. But it's not so simple when...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter December 24, 2021

    For a Christmas Eve edition of the Hot Finds I thought about what I'm thankful for. Then I came up with a couple of reasons why that relate right back to our hobby that I thought to share. So #1 I'm thankful for all of you that have been my customers over the years and allowed me to...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter December 19, 2021

    Last winter break I got enough organized and scanned (with the help of out-of-school help) that I could keep listing new stuff through the next several months. So far that is how things are playing out this year as well except that I've been able to work on some really niche categories.   In the first weeks of...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter December 17, 2021

    Russell Smart just announced that he has lowered the asking price on his generational offering of OA patches issued before the era of flaps in the mid 1950s. Here is a link to his flip book. He also notes which ones have sold which is kinda neat to see. This week I've tackled many listing projects including my NOAC...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter December 14, 2021

    Today I'm rolling out a Gift Card that your friend/family can purchase on Best Hobby Pages if they need a stocking stuff or other holiday gift. It's a neat product that Shopify has built where they can choose the amount and receive the card electronically. Then you can redeem the electronic code at any time and it never...Read More


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