Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter September 10, 2021

  The last few days I've been pulling stuff off the shelf and putting tags on it for next weekend's Charlotte TOR. I discovered a forgotten tub of Boy Scout duffel bags and Jamboree fanny packs. I will also have four Apple bags at the TOR that I really don't think I need to hold onto forever.   I know...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter September 7, 2021

  Tomorrow I'm interviewing a new employee to come learn the world of selling Scouting memorabilia. This lady is a friend of one of my current employees and her two sons have been through the program. But now as an empty nester (one is in college) she is interested in getting into a part time role where you can wear...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter September 5, 2021

  Yesterday I was able to combine two things that I love to do. At 5:30 PM a couple visited me at the warehouse to sell a small but vintage late 1950s early 1960s collection. I worked on sorting and taking pictures of the collection leading up to 7 PM kickoff for my SC Gamecocks who were playing an FCS...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter September 3, 2021

  Yesterday I had a visitor in the patch warehouse. Greg McDaniel who I've known since the 1990s came up to help me sort out my tubs of Philmont stuff. Everything from Philmont that I've accumulated over the last decade of buying collections was in a couple of large Rubbermaid tubs. With his help we got it sorted into about...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter August 31, 2021

  I listen to a lot of podcasts while I'm working and in the online world they have term for the people who are your supporters. The term is "super fans" but I don't think that really fits for anybody in a collecting space. When I wanted to create a way to connect with folks that appreciated my content I...Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter August 29, 2021

  This weekend my family made a trip down to Pawleys Island SC to get one more beach weekend in. But it's not without a patch related errand. I sold Jim Pifer one of his OA needs last week and rather than trust the mail to deliver it I am planning on hand delivering it to him later today since...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter August 27, 2021

  Monday I have a call scheduled with my audio and video editor to come up with some strategies for a new series of videos I'd like to produce in the fall. This is where having someone with knowledge of their industry comes in handy. Samuel has helped me to increase the quality of my content and before I start...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter August 24, 2021

  This week I'm finally getting to crack open the boxes of stuff that I brought home from my trip through the South earlier this month. One of the guys did a lot of trading at national events going back into the 1980s so there is a lot of $5-$10 patches which are my bread and butter selling on eBay....Read More

Sunday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter August 22, 2021

  I had a great time at the Occoneechee TOR this weekend. Multiple people drove 8+ hours to be there so nobody can call this just a local show anymore. In fact I heard one of the big time dealers tried to get tables too late a few months ago and got left at home.   A month from now...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter August 20, 2021

  I caused a little excitement in the Facebook Group last night. So yesterday I unboxed a great TX collection that came in this week. (recorded the unboxing - will be published next month). This was a collection where nothing in there was newer than 1965. Mic drop LOL But the real surprise as I started looking was a lodge...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter August 17, 2021

  This weekend I'm packing my stuff into the patch wagon and heading up the road about an hour and 1/2 to Camp Durant for the Occoneechee TOR. If you are attending I look forward to seeing you - if you have not this is a good one to put on your calendar. Yes it's pretty heavy on North Carolina...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter August 13, 2021

  Tomorrow I am meeting a couple of guys to purchase collections in MS and LA. But today I'm visiting Graceland with my mom (a real Elvis fan as a teenager). We got to walk Beale St. in Memphis last night and get a little feel for the city.   Ironically the collections I'm picking up are not even home...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter August 10, 2021

  This week I've published my latest unboxing video featuring a neat PA collection from the West Branch Council and Camp Kline. This Scouter was also a Vigil Honor member of the OA and worked on camp staff many summers.   I have a link for the collection unboxing below. This was a fun one to crack open but sadly...Read More

Friday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter August 06, 2021

  It looks like my plans to make a trip west are coming together. Now for most of us Louisiana would not be considered "west" but when you live in North Carolina that is a true statement. I've confirmed 2 collections that I am driving out to pick up possibly next weekend. There is a chance I will make stops...Read More

Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter August 03, 2021

  Yesterday was the beginning of normal time for me. No more summer camp, no more family vacations, just going into the office early and cranking out some work. I got about 250 OA auctions scheduled to launch over the next few weeks. I'm also turning my attention to the mountain of boxes waiting for me as I continued to...Read More

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