Time Machine – What Patch Trading Looked Like Before Covid

This was too good not to share. Among the very first efforts I made into blogging and making videos was a now retired website called www.NOAC2009.com. For that event I made videos at the Pre-NOAC TOR and of patch trading during the event. It was a feeding frenzy as it often is after the show. Usually around 10 PM hundreds...Read More

Boy Scout Collection Unboxing x2 – Pennsylvania OA and Jamboree

In my latest unboxing video I have 2 different collections that both came in from PA. The first is a small box of 100% Order of the Arrow issues which was a total mystery to me. The second box was from a Scouter who I shared something unique in common with. We both attended the 1989 National Scout Jamboree as...Read More

This was a really unusual collection for me to purchase. Essentially it was a mother/son collection. The mom was super active and served on the staff of both the 2010 and 2013 National Scout Jamborees. Her son was on the OA Service Corps at the 2010 National Jamboree. But what really got me excited to purchase this collection from them...Read More

Best Hobby Pages Offers New Large Format Portfolio Binder

I recently sold a consignment collection that was stored in these giant portfolio binders that have been off the market for a few years. After some research I sourced them from the supplier and now have them for sale at www.besthobbypages.com. If you have very large patches and no way to display them then this portfolio binder might be just...Read More

Mystery Boy Scout Collection Unboxing Video

I got in this 20 pound box which has the trading stock of an old friend in the hobby who has since passed. His family reached out to me and we made a deal for me to purchase the collection. However, as you will see in this unboxing video when I opened the box I had little idea what was...Read More

Boy Scout Collection Unboxing 3 Generation Virginia Family Box

I often meet people online who are looking to recycle a Scouting collection back into the movement when nobody in their family is interested in keeping it. This collection came from Virginia but the items were probably from Scouts in Pennsylvania or maybe Ohio based on the patches I found. What's neat about this collection is that it's from multiple...Read More

One Way To Recycle A Boy Scout Collection Back Into The Movement

35 pounds of Boy Scout patches arrived at my warehouse in Charlotte, NC this week and I honestly had no clue what was coming. I am a Scouting memorabilia collector and enjoy recycling these items back into the hands of other Scouts and Scouters through my website and social media. So when an Eagle Scout who was up in age...Read More

Boy Scout Council Shoulder Patch Sorting And Cataloging

When you have almost 2,000 council shoulder patches sorted out alphabetically on a table that's a great time to film a video! But what would make this video interesting is instead use that as a backdrop to walk through the history of cataloging shoulder patches. I start with Bill Price books, move through Prince Watkins books and basically just cover...Read More

Boy Scout Patch Collection Picking Trip

Ride along as I share video shot during an epic picking trip. When the day started I thought I was only getting one collection but a timely text message sent me a little further down the interstate to pick a 2nd collection while I was on the road. I often hear from families that have Scouting stuff that nobody in...Read More

Eagle Scout Collection Unboxing With Den 9

When I got a call from a man in Georgia who wanted to sell a collection of Eagle Scout medals it was exciting. However, when he told me the full story I had to pause. His son was an Eagle Scout and this collection was something they were working on together with plans to help others by sharing it. Sadly...Read More

1937 National Jamboree Boy Scout Collection Unboxing

I often hear from family members who have a relatives collection that needs a new home. Perhaps nobody in the family has a connection to Scouting and they can't just dispose of it with the sentimental value attached. This collection unboxing is from the family of a Scout who attended the 1937 National Jamboree as a kid from New Jersey....Read More

Blind Trade! Council Issued Jamboree Shoulder Patches

The view from my last blind trade. Every pile has a name on it and I go through sorting until everything is swapped around. Now that the Jamboree is a memory do you have some leftover JSPs that are sitting there? A blind trade is a perfect way to take your dupes and shuffle them around...Read More

Boy Scout Memorabilia Antique Mall Booth Video Tour

Come check out my Scouting antique mall booth in Charlotte, NC at the Sleepy Poet Antique Mall. You can find all the details at www.SanteeswapperStore.com. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to leave them here. I appreciate your feedback and ideas.

Boy Scout Collection Unboxing Video The Campfire Blanket

The Santeeswapper back with another unboxing video. This time I got in a collection of 3 flat rate boxes stuffed with uniforms. This looks to come out of the collection of a Scouter who live around Pittsburgh in the 1970s. There is one item in this collection that I was especially looking forward to receiving. Watch the video and see...Read More

Besthobbypages.com – Got Plastic? We Do!

The project I've been keeping under wraps finally broke with an email sent out yesterday to over 1000 Best Hobby Pages customers from Joe Klos. Here is the text of the email. It is my pleasure to let you know that our new star, Jason Spangler, is now in charge of online order receiving and shipping. As founder of Santee...Read More

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