My Order of the Arrow Sash Collection – Nearly Complete

At the Charlotte Trade-O-Ree in May of 2024 we were lucky to welcome Marcus Bailey and his OA sash display.  One of the reasons we carved out room in the floor plan for the show was to allow collectors to share their collections.  Marcus has a nice display of most variations of the OA sashes made by the national organization. ...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter June 11, 2024

  Ok my first live stream auction on Whatnot is scheduled for January 17 @ 4 PM est. I was waiting to try this until I had an interesting collection for the inaugural show. That box landed in my office recently when I purchased items from the estate of the founder of the Florida Sea Base - Sam Wampler. That's...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter June 9, 2024

    I had some questions about the Whatnot live auction that I broke the news on Friday. So here are a few points to help explain. If you have a smart phone it's an App that you can download. It's a bit like watching a YouTube video when the show starts but there is a running chat where you can interact with...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter June 7, 2024

  Well the crash test dummy (emphasis on the dummy) is ready to do it again. I am going to throw myself into a new reselling platform this summer and I hope you will come along for the ride. In about 10 days I'm going to run my first live sale on Whatnot featuring a really unique collection that I got this...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter June 4, 2024

    Many of you that work in corporate America have participated in building a mission statement for your business over the last decade plus. I am in a book club every Monday night and we now have that as our homework for next week. So I have to nail down a statement in less than 25 words that describes...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter June 2, 2024

    This morning I led the beginning of a 5-week multi-generational Sunday School class on gun violence. I was asked by some leaders in the church to step up and be the facilitator for week 1. I really only agreed but instantly my mind went to the saddest funeral I've ever attended. A few years ago we lost a...Read More

Amazing 1950’s Boy Scout Collection Unboxing from Mississippi Including Philmont, NOAC, Jamboree

I got a call from a former Scouter who was about to move and needed to downsize. When we got to talking about his Scouting history it was an amazing journey. Before he graduated high school this guy had been to the National Leadership Training at Philmont (36 days total), attended the 1957 National Scout Jamboree at Valley Forge and...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 31, 2024

  In the eBay resller world there is always talk of a dreaded summer slow down. A time where people go on vacation and are less focused on buying stuff for kids, school etc. As we are in a hobby that doesn't really have a calendar like that I'm not sure if it's the same. Sure some of us go...Read More

Boy Scout Collection Unboxings Illinois and Rhode Island Collections 1960s-70s

You never know what you will find in a Boy Scout collection unboxing. I worked with two families to recycle these collections from loved ones back into the hobby. The first one up came to me from Washington State but the collection was from the W.D. Boyce Council in Illinois. This one looks like it may have been part multi...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 26, 2024

  So what about WhatNot? Last night as I'm driving home from SC an old friend starts up a text thread (yes I used hands free!). He was watching a stream on the live selling App WhatNot. We got into a discussion of the platform and he indicated that with some of his old Star Wars stuff he was thinking...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 24, 2024

  This morning I published a new unboxing video (yes that makes 2 weeks in a row!) for everyone to enjoy. My method here is to try and tell the story of the Scout who's collection I have ended up with. Hopefully newer collectors will take something away from these and get inspired.   I have been sorting in the...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 19, 2024

  Tonight on eBay there are many auctions to watch. By clicking through the Hot Finds you can find some of the ones that have drawn the most interest from fellow collectors.   On a normal walk in the neighborhood recently I found a perfect summer employee to help get projects moving at the warehouse. We ran into our son's...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 17, 2024

  It's been a while since I've had a new unboxing video to share with the readers. Yesterday I cracked open a few boxes at the office and recorded the unboxing. One of these is a vintage Wisconsin collection that ended up in an estate sale in Florida. The second collection came from Alaska via Florida (a pattern yes!) that...Read More

Boy Scout Collection Unboxing – Vintage Wisconsin and Super 2001 Jamboree

Back with another unboxing of vintage Boy Scout patch collections! The first box came to me from Florida but the stuff is all 1940s-early 50s vintage from Samoset Council in Wisconsin. The family that I purchased it from got these items in an estate sale down in the Sunshine State and I was happy to add them to my collection....Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter May 14, 2024

  I wanted to acknowledge an email many of us got from Brett Estrade last week regarding the retirement of what some of us still call but later changed to BoyScoutPatchInfo. While the site is still up and running he has given up trying to herd the cats and collect ongoing eBay sales data. But we should celebrate his...Read More


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