Looking Back – Collecting Guidelines

Just about a year ago, I wrote a post “Collecting Guidelines,”  since we are now in the midst of the Spring TOR Season here in the Northeast, I thought this would be a good time to highlight thid post.

My feed reader brought me an article First Edition: An Introduction to Book Collecting
whose main points, can easily be applied to collecting Scout memorabilia.

Know what you want to collect. Genres, authors, reading copies, high-grade first editions—whatever. We all have “accidental” collections that accumulate, without conscious intent, over the course of time; if you are at the point where you want to start taking an active role in shaping a collection, the best place to start is with understanding what belongs in it, and what doesn’t.

Decide what you want to collect.  If it is OA, will it be a number set?  All Active Lodges?  My state? My Section? My Lodge? Flaps, Odd-shapes, event issues?  It is up to you to decide what you want to collect; set a goal, monitor your progress and watch that accumulation turn into a collection.

You can read the rest here.


A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.

Groucho Marx

US comedian with Marx Brothers (1890 – 1977)



1 Comment

  1. Dan says:

    A good reminder as I added another lodge to my collection focus last weekend….

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