Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter January 09, 2022



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 in a rush to get set up but I was one of the last people to leave that night.


Free pizza and get silent auctions are the signature of the Easley TOR and luckily I made it in time for both. With Chris Jensen you never know what kinda goodies will show up in the auction so it’s a good draw. Sometimes is the conversations at TORs that you enjoy the most and just catching up with people especially after COVID was great. It’s been 2 years since this show last happened.


The next TOR on the calendar that I”m attending is Indy in about a month. My fingers are crossed for good weather. So far this winter has been a little rough with polar vortexes and all. I brought my Diamond Jubilee Eagle Scout Winchester to the TOR but didn’t get a buyer. So I’ll see what my next options are for finding this special item a new home.


Tonight on eBay I have over 100 auctions ending on vintage OA flaps, conclaves, pins and more. These include lots of pieces from Texas. I’m not attending the Dallas TOR so I’ll let eBay help me find a new home for these nice Lone Star State pieces.


After all the TOR fun I put in another 6+ hours of driving Saturday to get to the Santee Lodge winter banquet. I sat at a table with old friends and laughed about old stories and inside jokes. The food was great and the venue was really nice. It was held in a metal barn out on a farm that had been converted into an event space. I thought it was pretty COVID friendly with the tall ceilings so perhaps that was a good choice in these times.




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