The Most Expensive Scout Patch in History!

1947 World Jamboree French Maitrese Patch

I can remember dealers boasting of being the first to sell a Scout item for over $10,000. I think I can even remember a story of one selling for $25,000. But when I saw this auction I couldn’t believe my eyes. A patch that sold for over $71,000!


A quote from the listing: “This is the rarest patch from the Jamboree 1947 that I am proposing now on Ebay. With reference to the Jamboree 1947 French website… only 98 have been produced. I already proposed three rare patches from this Jamboree and get no complaints about their authenticity. This patch is 100% genuine. No Reserve!”


Very soon after this many similar pre-1950 World Jamboree items started appearing as others tried to cash in on some stratospheric bidding.



Who bought it?

By Paul G on December 22nd, 2005 at 2:57 pm

I don’t know who the winning bidder is…I think I know what he does for a living though…..professional powerball winner! 😀

By jason on January 4th, 2006 at 8:12 pm

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