Posts belonging to Category Scouting Blogs



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?



——————
“Use your strength, but always remember that any strength may become a weakness.” ― Kateryna Kei, Raven Boy

Share

Thread Heads Episode: Delegate Patch Debate – Pro or Con

Another Episode of Thread Heads by Jason Spangler and Brad England where they discuss OA delegate issues and whether they are good or bad for the hobby.

Thread Heads is back with a bit of a debate. How do delegate patches affect the hobby of Boy Scout memorabilia collecting.

After showing off some of the interesting patches the conversation turns to how does having ultra low production patches affect the hobby.
Brad shares the story of his home lodge Wisawanik #190 and how some flaps were issued that ran off potential collectors of the lodge. Jason shares a couple stories on how recently he has tired of chasing down delegate pieces and has put a cork in some of his collections.

I’m not a big fan of limited delegate patches, I think it can discourage collectors (incuding members of of the individual lodge) from collecting a lodges issues. With so many lodges issuing what can be extreme rarities do people stop collecting them at all? And if they do, what does that do to the lodge budget where they have come to rely on collectors to balance the books.

Have a listen to the debate and let me know what you think.

[auction-affiliate tool=”lister”]

——————

“If all the rich people in the world divided up their money among themselves there wouldn’t be enough to go around.” Christina Stead

Share

Scouting Hot Finds – eBay Spring Seller Update

Jason Spangler talks about upcoming changes on the eBay collectibles category which will go into effect on May 1, 2015.

In this episode of Scouting Hot Finds Radio I am going to break down the changes eBay is rolling out to the marketplace on May 1, 2015. For the most part it’s a story of carrots and sticks. Some of the changers are meant to entice sellers to behave in a way that eBay sees as healthy for the site. Other changes are meant to rap you over the knuckles if you go against the tide especially if relaunching the same auctions a dozen times was your game.

You can listen to it here:

Check Out Hobbies Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Santeeswapper on BlogTalkRadio with Scouting Hot Finds Boy Scout Memorabilia on BlogTalkRadio

[auction-affiliate tool=”lister”]
————————
“Taking a risk to survive isn’t that impressive. Taking a risk to be happy, that takes guts.” ― Sarah Noffke, Revived

Share

ClothTalk 2.0 – Having Fun With Side Collections

Jason spangler and Hank Birdsong are back with another episode of ClothTalk 2.0. this one is on side collections. These are usually inexpensive things you may collect aside from your more serious or main collection. Let Jason and Hank tell you about theirs.

What are your side collections?

My most recent side collection started as a single conclave pocket pacth from each Area or Section conclave held in New York State. And we’ve seen where that has gone.

[auction-affiliate tool=”lister”]

————————
“Fear is the venom impact of predator sting, causing prey not to be focused on the survival.” ― Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Share

Building Up Trading Stock

Jason Spangler and Hank Birdsong talk about building up trading stock on the cheap in their latest video Clothtalk 2.0. Give it a watch and if you have any additional ideas, share them in the comments below.

[auction-affiliate tool=”lister”]

—————–
“We do not live to think, but, on the contrary, we think in order that we may succeed in surviving.” ― José Ortega y Gasset

Share

Scouting Hot Finds Podcast – Boy Scout Council Hits The Trade-O-Ree Circuit

Jason Spangler – the Santeeswapper has a podcast with Mary Lou Schwarzer of the the Blue Ridge Mountains Council in Virginia. With her Council’s use of Trade-O-Ree’s and eBay to move some inventory.

Check Out Hobbies Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Santeeswapper on BlogTalkRadio with Scouting Hot Finds Boy Scout Memorabilia on BlogTalkRadio

Give it a listen. Might give you some idea’s for your Council.

[auction-affiliate tool=”lister”]

——————-
“The name of American, which belongs to you, in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of Patriotism, more than any appellation derived from local discriminations.” –George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796

Share

OA Centennial Blog

Nathaniel Kelton is the designer of the OA Centennial Logo and Totem. He is also a Vice Chief of Coosa Lodge. In addition to these endeavors, he has created a website to catalog issues which

… have: the centennial logo or totem, WWW, and the fleur-de-lis. This includes activity patches, flaps, and flap+chevron sets.

OA100
Clicking on the image will bring you to the site.

There is also an associated blog which showcases individual issues and often includes order forms where available.

Go check it out and send along your lodges images to Nathan so he can continue to update the site.

[auction-affiliate tool=”lister”]

——————-
We are so vain that we even care for the opinion of those we don’t care for. Marie Ebner von Eschenbach

Share