Thread Heads: Collecting Boy Scout Hat Pins

Another video from Jason Spangler and Brad England on collecting Scout Hat Pins, with their guest Doug Chambers.

In the hobby hat pins really broke onto the scene in the mid-1980s and it was at the 1985 National Scout Jamboree that they reached their zenith of popularity. Doug caught on to them much later as he was attending the SR5 Conclave known as the Dixie Fellowship. Not only does the Dixie issue a hat pin every year but also a participation pin. Once he started picking up older issues he just got rolling and before long found a niche in the hobby that he loves.

The Pin Boom seemed to only last for a few years, but you still see them at various TOR’s and on eBay.

What is your specialized collecting niche?

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