Lot of Felt Boy Scout Patches Joins The $1000 Club


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eBay seller hta2 has stumbled across a big collection of Boy Scout items and he is throwing it all up on eBay to see what it will sell for. Imagine his surprise when he put up a lot of 29 felt patches and it ended with 20 bids and sold for $1,224. I am posting this here on ScoutPatchCollectors.com in hopes that somebody can identify what the real goodies are in this lot. Its kinda hard to tell since some of these don’t even appear to be identifiable as Boy Scout issues. Judging by the other items in this collection this group might hail from New Hampshire. That is where Camp Onway is located. There are also items from New Jersey. I’ve also got a quick run down of some of the other notable listings he has up for bids now. Click on these to see if he has anything you can use for your collection. Again if you can help us figure out what he’s got that is so special in this lot please share some knowledge!




Nothing NJ in this lot…all MA (North Essex Council) and Camp Onway was in Raymond, NH (was a YMCA camp and is now a Latter Day Saints camp…learned all about this past weekend at the TOR up there).
The shield shaped is from the ’30s (and maybe later…saw a 1934 picture with this on the uniform). CO patch (not pictured correctly) was used in that same time frame. The white felt Onway is from the 40s and the set of camporee patches from the 30s and 40s are pretty complete. I was beaten on this lot but there must have been two others from that area that wanted it more. There are quite a few guys that collect New England camp issues.

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The two main items in this collection are the felt patches in the lower right hand corner. The shield was the Camp Onway honor shield that was given out to a limited number of scouts from the camp. The practice began when Camp Onway was a YMCA camp, and continued when the scouts bought the camp. The names of the Honor Shield Recipients were listed in the Camp Newspaper called the Onway Echo. Each shield was assigned a unique number, and if you went back a second year and earned the shield, it would have a roman numeral II on it…then III then IV. Some adult leaders made it up to XIII.

The Other CO patch was a Generic patch that was given out to campers, starting in the first summer of 1930.

The patches in this collection I believe belonged to Ed Buthmann of Troop 2 in Lawrence.

A great collection!

By Mark on September 23rd, 2014 at 10:02 am

Mark thanks for sharing your knowledge! I hope you’ll share more on this website.

By admin on September 23rd, 2014 at 11:29 am

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