Knowledge is Power or Oh My God!!

Ray Gould pointed out an auction which recently ended on eBay. I’m not sure weather to consider this a Knowledge is Power Item or Oh My god it went for how much!!

The seller started the auction at $4.99, with a description which read “Very old felt patch. 1.50 S&H. Thanks!” Fortunately, he included all of the words which appear on the patch in the auction title. “Very Old Wetassa Lodge 227,U.S. Grant Council Patch”

This was enough to allow those in the know to find the auction.  Twenty Three bids later, the item clsoed at $ 9,102.27.  There were 6 bidders over $ 2000,  4 of them over $ 5000 and two who slugged it out to over $ 9000.

The seller does not appear to be a regular seller of Scouting items, and his last 100 sales, the highest priced item was $ 132.50 with most items falling in the $ 10 – 50 range.

How would you like to be that seller?  With 5 days to go, he knew he had a $ 2,000 sale, with two days left, it was a  $ 3,000 sale, and it made the rest in the last 4 hours of the auction.

Wetassa R1 Image Courtesy

Wetassa R1 Image Courtesy


Votes are collared under democracy not by talking sense but by talking nonsense.” —H. L. Mencken

Table of contents for Knowledge is Power

  1. Knowledge is Power – Nentico Lodge #12 X1
  2. Knowledge is Power – Owaneco Lodge #313 Quinnipiac Dancers
  3. And I thought YOU were crazy!
  4. Knowledge is Power – Sea Scout Eagle Badge
  5. Knowledge is Power – Wakpominee Lodge #48 A1 Wabiningo
  6. White Sea Scout Eagle Badge
  7. Knowledge is Power – The Silver Fawn
  8. Another Eagle Scout Badge
  9. Knowledge is Power – Lettered Areas
  10. Knowledge is Power – P2K Arrowheads
  11. Knowledge is Power – Uncommon Flaps from Common Lodges
  12. Knowledge is Power – A Philmont P2K Arrowhead on eBay now
  13. Knowledge is Power – Region 7 Canoe Base
  14. Knowledge is Power – Region 13
  15. Knowledge is Power – Silver Fawn Revisited
  16. Knowledge is Power – Adirondack Lodge #357 R1
  17. Knowledge is Power – Tahgajute 247 X1
  18. Knowledge is Power – Area I 1945 Conclave
  19. Knowledge is Power or Oh My God!!
  20. Knowledge is Power – 1937 Jambo Shoulder Tab
  21. Early Region 2 Patch on eBay
  24. Boy Scout Order of the Arrow Patch – Vintage – Rare
  25. Knowldge Is Power – Sislija X2
  26. Most Expensive OA Lodge Event Patch?
  27. Delaware County Council OA Neck’chief worn 1958 Enclave
  28. Achpateuny Lodge #498 Dance Team Issue
  29. Knowledge is Power – Wabaningo Lodge Handbook
  30. Knowledge is Power Air Ace Medal Type 2
  31. Sea Scout Eagle Revisited
  32. Y2K Philmont Arrowheads
  33. Collecting OA Handbooks
  34. 2009 NOAC American Folklore Set
  35. Before there was 4, there was 6 and before that 12
  36. Knights of Dunamis
  37. P2K – Philmont Arrowhead
  38. Early Troop Committee Armband
  39. Air Scouts and Air Explorers
  40. WTF – $ 2000 Hat Pin
  41. 1937 World Jamboree USA Contingent Flash
  42. Sea Scout Eagle Badge on White Twill
  43. 1935 Boy Scout National Jamboree Shoulder Tab and Patch
  44. Scouts De America
  45. World Brotherhood Camporee
  46. RWS: Chautauqua County, RARE-original style, gauze back
  47. Philmont Ranch Hand P2K Arrowhead
  48. Felt Vigil Sash on eBay
  49. Felt Flocked Vigil Sash
  50. 1948 OA Handbook Hardbound Edition – The Finale
  51. OA Belt Buckle
  52. Philmont Dollar Patch
  53. Knowledge is Power – The Silver Fawn Redone
  54. NY Pre-OA Honor Society – Order Of The White Swastika
  55. National Order of the Arrow Indian Seminar
  56. Ah Wa Ge OA Lodge 477 Neckerchief Slide
  57. A Look Back – The Silver Fawn
  58. Tahgajute Lodge #247 J3 Ceremonial Team Patch

It’s Coming – 13th Annual Shu Shu Gah Lodge #24 Trade-O-Ree


It’s coming, the 13th Annual Shu Shu Gah Tor will be here in just over a month. 

Where: Gary Laermer Pavilion at Orbach Arena, Camp Alpine, Alpine, NJ

When: Saturday November 22, 2008

Time: 9:00AM to 3:00PM (dealer setup begins at 8:30AM)

Admission: Free to All – A unique day trip for your troop or pack

Tables: $20.00 for the first table, $15 for each additional table. All tables $25.00 after October 15, 2008  Table Reservations on a first come first served basis. 

Location: Gary Laermer Activity Center at Orbach Arena, Alpine Scout Camp – Alpine, NJ (exit 3 on the Palisades Parkway)

As always this TOR will have free admission to all in order to help boost walk-in attendance.

The TOR has sold out each year for the last several years, nearly 75% of the tables have already been reserved.  If your interested in reserving one, here is a copy of the 2008 TOR flyer.

I look forward to seeing many of you there.