Empire State Trade-O-Ree


Long time reader and contributor Ray Gould announces the first annual Empire State Trade-O-Reeto be held on October 17, 2009.  Here are the details:

What: First Annual Empire State Trade-O-Ree

WHEN: October 17th, 2009 9:00 am-3:00 pm (dealer setup at 7:45 am)


Directions: (from NYS Thruway I-90…TOR is less than 1 mile from end of exit ramp): *Take Exit #33 (Verona-Rome-NY Route 365). *Head East on Rt. 365 (Eastbound) towards Rome. *At 2nd light from exit, take left onto Spring St. *At stop sign, make left onto Main St. *Turn right onto Volunteer Ave. *Fire station is at the top of the hill.


Tables: $8.00 provides you one 8-foot banquet table for selling/trading your items. Space is limited to 30 tables, so reserve yours TODAY!

This is shaping up to be one of NY’s premier Scout trading events and hope you’ll be there to make it even better. The Trade-O-Ree facility may be viewed online at http://www.veronafire.org/web/hall_rental_photos.htm

Ray seems to be doing everything he can to ensure attendance.

In addition to trading, buying, and selling Boy Scout memorabilia/collectibles, the following will also be available:

  • Scouting Memorabilia Displays and Competition (details below)
  • Collections Merit Badge offered
  • Free Space available for “Trade Only” swapping (afer all, this is a TRADE-O-Ree)
  • Nearby Lodging, Restaurants, and Entertainment Only Minutes Away

There will also be a display competition.

Scouting History / Memorabilia Display Competition: Open to anyone and costs nothing to enter. This is an effort to encourage collectors to display their accumulation of Scouting Heritage and share that knowledge with the next generation of Scouts and Scouters. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place and judged on a number of criteria which include:
• Historic Significance
• Visual Presentation
• Oral Presentation
• Degree of Difficulty
• Archival Quality
• Relation to NY Scouting

A flyer can be found here:

I’m adding this one to my list.  Hey Ray save me two tables, the check is in the mail!


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