Archive November, 2020

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 29, 2020

  I am really focusing on my collections lately with an eye on having everything in a format that can be shared as a display with other collectors and Scouts. To that end I am working on a budget version of my frames that hold 4 Boxware frames. Keith Coffey has been coaching me up on some options to serve...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 27, 2020

  If you are not subscribed to Patch-L then you have missed a lively debate about the future of cataloging OA. Chris Jensen lit the match when he described his frustration with having no comprehensive way to ID patches any longer after OAimages was purchased by ISCA and crashed. From there people on all sides of the issue started chiming...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 24, 2020

  One good example of this evolution has been the Monday night Digital Cracker Barrel that John Pleasants and Larry Lane have organized. The last two weeks I have sat in on this zoom call and heard presentations from other collectors. Next week I believe the topic is the Feltcrafters. If you are interested in participating they happen at 8...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 20, 2020

    Yesterday I had two visitors at the patch warehouse. Doug Chambers has been helping me sort through maybe 50 pounds of pins that I have accumulated over the last twenty years of buying collections. I like pins but they have always been one of those things that I tossed in a box which eventually turned into multiple boxes...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 10, 2020

    I am one of those people that agonize about exactly how I want to display their patches. My goal has always been to make a display that I can take to Scouting events. So my collection has to fit into that plan rather than going in a simple 3-ring binder. For my OA flap collection I think I've...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 06, 2020

    Yesterday for the first time in months I got to work in my own warehouse. My lucky break came as a result of my son finally getting to go to school in person for the first time since the pandemic kicked in back in March. I've been trading off with my wife being the online zoom parent twice...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 01, 2020

    Most of us are checklist collectors. You know what you want and have eBay searches set up to ping you when those items hit. Not this guy! His "M.O." was driving to Scout offices on family vacations and buying out whatever they had. In this collection there are literally stacks of 50 event patches from multiple councils he...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 26, 2019

I heard from a few collectors that over the Thanksgiving holiday they were going to use some of the down time to play with their patches. That prompted me to make a seldom used offer on Best Hobby Pages. Through noon today you can get free shipping on any order of $200 or more. Stock up today and I'll ship...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 22, 2019

One of my shticks was doing an unboxing video live from the podium. I was trying to give the crowd a sense of what I do. The collection was from a Scout who attended Philmont in the 1960s. Turns out a pair of Eagle Scout brothers had spoken just prior to me and remarked how hiking at Philmont was the...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 19, 2019

At last night's den meeting we had a CMP Sergeant come talk with the Webelos about the role of first responders and how the 911 system works. Have you ever seen the questions a bunch of 10 year old boys can ask a police officer? Luckily none of them asked to see his taser or service firearm. Mine is the...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 15, 2019

This afternoon we are pushing off for our first serious back packing trip as a troop. I confess that this is something I've never done before so I'm anxious and excited. We are only going to cover maybe 10 miles over two days so it's not going to be crazy. We've spent two meetings going over equipment and special situations...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 12, 2019

My Facebook feed has been blowing up with news about camps being closed. On one of the Girl Scout groups there is a thread that suggests that since 2005 the GSofUSA has had a corporate plan to divest camp properties. Then in the last day or so news broke that the Chief Logan Reservation in Ohio might be on the...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 10, 2019

I shut down a page on Facebook that I had set up with the intention of selling Scout uniform shirts on. I had dabbled with finding a supplier of recycled Scout shirts but mostly was looking to sell the tubs full of perfectly serviceable uniforms I already have. So instead I'll be selling them locally in my antique mall and...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 08, 2019

Last night we had one of the most entertaining lectures I've ever seen a Scoutmaster give. To prepare for an upcoming back packing trip he did a presentation about cat holes. The girls got so sidetracked talking about what to do if a Bobcat tried to attack you while your pants were down to your ankles doing the oragutan hang....Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter November 05, 2019

When I told my wife about this night during the dog walk her first question was how much does that cost. YES that's the sticking point folks. To have that many items listed on eBay it costs me $600 before I've sold the first patch. OUCH! No wonder this is not something that many other dealers are willing to run...Read More


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    Charlotte Trade-O-Ree

    I Buy/Sell Memorabilia

    I Buy/Sell Boy Scout Memorabilia

    I have been an active Boy Scout collector for more than twenty-five years. I’ve been buying and selling patches on eBay since 1998. If you have a Boy Scout memorabilia collection you are interested in parting with please contact me…
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    About The Santeeswapper

    Camp Director, Eagle Scout, Order of the Arrow Vigil Honor Member and past Chief, lifelong Scouter and patch collector.

    Jason Spangler
    14039 Hwy 74 East
    Suite A6, #116
    Indian Trail, NC 28079
    (910) 671-4919 [text or call – leave a message]
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    I started collecting Boy Scout memorabilia when I was inducted into Santee Lodge 116, Order of the Arrow at Camp Coker in the summer of 1986. All the guys of ISWA chapter in Elk campsite seemed to be trading and since my dad sent me to camp with a small bag of patches, I jumped in and never looked back....

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