Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter January 29, 2017

This weekend there are a number of good OA pieces and vintage pieces linked in on this opening block. One recent collection that I got in included a really clean felt flocked Ordeal sash in near mint condition. I’m going to put that one in my collection.

It might be a sign you are spending too much time on Boy Scout patches when you wake up in the middle of the night thinking about them. I have a big catalog rack in the garage that I’m going to try and make room for as I put stuff in storage. My thought is I can empty out several rubbermaid totes full of neckerchiefs and get them on display for TORs. This is an idea I’m borrowing from Nick Loesch.

There is one area of collecting that I have totally ignored and probably left a lot of money on the table. Talking to another collector the other day he said he spent $20k over a few years on eBay buying mostly paper. Meanwhile in nearly twenty years on eBay I can count on one hand how many books I have auctioned off. Meanwhile, I’m about to put cases of Scout books in deep storage. I might just put one up for sale this week to start getting myself on a paper diet. I’ve got hundreds of pounds to shed!

Over on eBay tonight is going to be a big night for me with dozens of OA auctions ending tonight. I’d like to get my eBay store over 10k items by the time the Charlotte TOR gets here in 2 months.





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