Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter April 26, 2022

    Sometimes in the course of a day you can literally loose track of what you started and finished. Yesterday I was very focused on juggling three employees in the warehouse and trying to get some more merit badges listed. Along the way I forgot that I didn't add the final edits to the newsletter and get it out....Read More

August 2021 – Top Auction Results According To Bids

Over the years I have done posts about the top selling items in the category.  Just to take a different look this post shares the 10 items that received the most bids in the Boy Scout category during August of 2021.  Some of these are surprising results.  I really still believe in the auction format on eBay and these listings...Read More

Just Announced! Charlotte Trade-O-Ree September 17-18, 2021

4th Annual Charlotte Trade-O-Ree We have a date!  The rescheduled 4th Annual Charlotte Trade-O-Ree will be held September 17-18, 2021 at Sardis Presbyterian Church at 6100 Sardis Rd, Charlotte, NC 28270. This event will feature over 100 tables of Scouting memorabilia with vendors coming from surrounding states to fill the 7,000 square foot church gym.  There is no charge for...Read More

Scouting Hot Finds Boy Scout Category Top 10 List #29

Belt buckles, a Scout axe and some nice patches all sold for over $1k in the last part of the month in the Boy Scout category of eBay. In this video I count down the Top 10 items that sold and give you some historical perspective, comment on the bidding and maybe explain why these pieces are so valuable and...Read More

Scouting Hot Finds Boy Scout Category Top 10 List #28

Last minute snipes, insurance bids and good old fashioned store inventory are among the best selling items in the Boy Scout category of eBay for the week of March 1-7, 2021. This video brings back an old classic. My last Top 10 video was published in May of 2012. So in bringing it back I've drawn some inspiration from other...Read More

Boy Scout Trade-O-Ree Calendar: New England Trade-O-Ree

For 37 years Greg Anthony has helped organize and host the New England Trade-O-Ree at Camp Carpenter in Manchester, New Hampshire. In this short interview Greg shares details on this year's event coming up October 29-30, 2021. There are so many reasons to attend this event as a vendor or visitor. The beautiful dining hall can fit as many as...Read More

Boy Scout Trade-O-Ree Calendar: Allegheny Highlands Council TOR

Coming up on May 15, 2021 the Allegheny Highlands Council in New York will be hosting a Boy Scout memorabilia show (we call them Trade-O-Rees). In this short interview one of the organizers Richard Freer shares all the details on the upcoming event. I am happy to promote your Trade-O-Ree event with a similar video interview. Please reach out to...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 October 4, 2019

In year 4 of the Charlotte Trade-O-Ree I have invited the BSA Supply Group (Charlotte warehouse) to have tables at the event so they can sell clearance and discontinued items. Back in the day some of you may remember attending their sidewalk sales that were put on with big tents in the parking lot on Westinghouse Blvd. You might could...Read More

2019 Portland OR Ed Harris Boy Scout Trade-O-Ree

The weekend of October 4-5, 2019 the Cascade Pacific Council is hosting the Ed Harris Memorial Trade-O-Ree at the council service center in Portland Oregon. Everyone Welcome! The novice swapper to the experienced collector. Individuals to whole troops are invited for an introduction to the hobby. $5 ADMISSION - Scouts in Uniform Free Location: Cascade Pacific Council, BSA Office at...Read More

Boy Scout 2019 Atlanta Trade-O-Ree September 27-28

Hosted by Egwa Tawa Dee Lodge 129 and the Atlanta Area Council Located at the AAC Volunteer Service Center, 1800 Circle 75 Parkway, SE Atlanta, GA 30339-3055 If you have questions or want to donate items to the auction, please contact: Bruce Lafitte, Show Co-Chair at 404.697.8994 or BLafitte1098@gmail.com Download the TOR Flyer for the Atlanta Trade-O-Ree

Boy Scout Trade-O-Ree North Carolina Occoneechee Lodge 104 TOR

Jon Stewart of Occoneechee Lodge 104 (Raleigh, NC) shares details about the Lodge 104 Trade-O-Ree on August 23-24, 2019 at Camp Durant near Carthage, NC. This is their 6th annual event and is has grown to become a huge success. He shares the unique features of this event such as the extra long tables, cabin rental, free tent camping and...Read More

You’re Invited! April 5-6 In Charlotte NC

Free Admission: No charge for anyone to attend the TOR - bring a friend. 100 Tables of Scouting Memorabilia: We have table renters coming from 8 states to buy/sell/trade at our event. One of our anchor tenants is Chris Jensen who has reserved 10 tables. If you need Chris to bring anything special you can send him an email. He...Read More

Norfolk VA Trade-O-Ree February 22-23, 2019

John Ortt and Mike Scott invite you to coastal Virginia the weekend of February 22-23, 2019 for the Norfolk TOR. This is one of the longest running TORs in the country having previously moved from Williamsburg, VA over a decade ago. The show features 75+ tables of Scouting memorabilia and draws a crowd from the mid-Atlantic region including from as...Read More

41st Dallas National Trade-O-Ree January 25-26, 2019

The Grapevine Texas Convention Center will once again be the host site of the 41st Dallas National Trade-O-Ree in early 2019. In this video Ron Aldridge shares many of the details of the event and explains what makes it a national event for the Scouting memorabilia community. Some of the unique aspects are a Thursday night get-together for collectors hosted...Read More

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