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

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter December 12, 2021

    Yesterday I went into the warehouse for a few hours to keep making progress on eliminating the death piles. My success was getting all of my 1970s-80s youth position patches listed (in 5-patch lots). I also sorted out all the other accumulations like mile swim, Paul Bunyan and 50 miler patches. I think I literally had 100 mint...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter December 10, 2021

    Chris Jensen shared with me that he has donated a bunch of stuff to his council that they are then auctioning off to raise funds. eBay has a system for charities to register and receive a big fee reduction (maybe free?). So his council found some manpower to photograph and list the items. They are going to receive...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter December 07, 2021

    Yesterday I listed the same lot of patches forty-five times. Well kinda! I am determined to list all my rank and position patches this week. So yesterday I went through that 1970s-1980s period and made rank lots. I scanned them all in and made lots of essentially the same 8 patches over and over again. I wanted to make...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter December 05, 2021

    Over the weekend I did make tremendous progress sorting all of my rank and position patches. This project has stretched on for 4 days so the return in investment might be weak but the enjoyment is in taming the chaos and making these available.   So far I've gotten about 90 position patches listed in my store (category Adult Position)....Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter December 03, 2021

    I have a bad habit of putting categories that I don't really know well in a Rubbermaid tub and on a shelf. Rank and position patches is the example that I'm tackling this weekend. My recent sorting project meant I had two options. I could take the hundreds of patches that fit these categories and just add them...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 30, 2021

    Even after all these years (like 11 yrs) of putting out the Hot Finds sometimes I get to work and am so enthralled with what I have on tap that I forget to schedule the newsletter to publish. I've included some pictures below so you can see the pile of stuff that was facing me Tuesday morning which...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 28, 2021

  Just about every day this weekend has some made up name for marketing purposes. That extends into Monday when we are supposed to shop online as if that doesn't happen every day of the week now. But I went for it and have hundreds of auctions ending over the next two days trying to catch some of the action...Read More


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