Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter January 6, 2015


About once a year I screw up and send out a newsletter to those of you one this list who have no interest in military collectibles. I apologize for the mistake yesterday and I tried to respond individually to those of you who contacted me. Now on with some good old Scouting picks!

I made sure to include these Explorer award sets in here because that is a new collecting focus of mine. The ratings strips are from the 1950s and were part of the advancement program that would lead to an Explorer earning the Bronze, Gold and Silver awards. Likewise the set of those four patches along with the Apprentice patch are a nice catch.

The OA 2015 fever is starting to set in with the planning meeting patches hitting eBay. I’m one of those glass half full people that think this anniversary will be good for the hobby even if I personally have no interest in collecting all the thread being put out for it.

For all I know the seller of the insignia lot below reads this newsletter. If so let me share some advice and get your opinion. I think he is setting himself up for a big headache by picturing ten old patches and saying in the small print that he is only selling one of them. I’ve been doing this since 1998 and I would never try to pull that trick because I know buyers don’t read the description.

I thought I’d give you a little end of the year summary for www.ScoutPatchHQ.com since this was the inaugural year of having my new stand alone memorabilia store. My first sale of the year was to William Murray on February 27th. All told during the year I filled 271 orders on the site. My hopes for the new year are that I can continue to build out the categories and get more stuff listed.

I got a good question from a Facebook group member this weekend that I’m thinking about turning into a new episode of Scouting Hot Finds Radio this week. Look for a link to the new episode in Friday’s newsletter!





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