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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  1. Ray Gould says:

    Hi Bill-
    Much appreciation for including this on your blog. In addition to the other items (display competition, free trading area, collections merit badge), I am offering FREE table space to Order of the Arrow Lodges, Boy Scout councils, and council museums to offer their TRADING POST items. This space is somewhat limited (unless you bring tables with you), so reserve yours today. Contact me at at the information listed on the flier provided. I look forward to seeing many of you there. 10 dealer tables have already been sold so don’t wait to reserve yours.
    My best-
    -Ray Gould

  2. Ray Gould says:

    The Trade-O-Ree is very conveniently located in central NY. It is approximately 35 miles from Syracuse, 95 miles from Watertown, 105 miles from Binghamton, 115 miles from Albany, 115 miles from Rochester, 175 miles from Buffalo, and a mere 265 miles from New York City. The Trade-O-Ree is conveniently located less than 2 miles from the Turning Stone Casino and Resort so bring your spouse/significant other and enjoy fine lodging, world class dining, golf, day spa, and gaming (I have no vested interest in promoting the T.S.C.R. but simply wish to give all as many reasons why this Trade-O-Ree is one not to miss in 2009). Whether you come and stay the evening (I’d be up for a group dinner if anyone wishes…there are many great restaurants nearby…good food, good friends, great collecting conversation!) or make the day trip, give me a shout and reserve your table right away. We’ll see you there!

    -Ray Gould

  3. Ray Gould says:

    Trade-O-Ree UPDATE

    16 of the 30 dealer tables have been sold to date (June 1st). If you wish to buy a table, please communicate your intention ASAP. I expect an early sell-out with what is promising to be a well attended event.

    My best-
    Ray Gould

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