Articles from June 2010

Shared Items From Around The Web – June 30, 2010


Fake Blue on Blue State Strips Recently Discovered

Roy Weatherbee recently posted some information on Patch-L regarding a newly discovered fake of an Air Scout State Strip.

I’d like to warn the collecting community about a recent discovery.

An Air Scout BBS 1/4 state strip (“MASS.”) was recently offered for sale on eBay.  Bidding was heated, with two bidders topping $500 (four bidders over $300).

As Air Scout state strips are quite rare, I was surprised to receive a Second Chance offer at my (distant third) bid. Unfortunately, my luck was too good to be true, as the item (upon close inspection) turned out to be a modern counterfeit. (I don’t believe the seller was even aware, nor was any deceit intended, and my purchase was refunded immediately).

However, regardless of the source, these fake strips are out there, and I’ve prepared a document to explain the differences between these and the real McCoy. This info may be downloaded from the following link:
If anyone out in patch land happens to have a real one of these available, I would be quite interested in trading for it, as well as for any of the other New England states (CONN, MASS, ME, NH, RI, VT) in any air scout or sea scout color combination.

Let’s be careful out there.

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Shared Items From Around The Web – June 29, 2010


Ho-Nan-Ne-Ho-Ont Lodge #165 2010 National Jamboree Set S31 X11

Another acquisition from the Central New York TOR at Camp Woodlands earlier this month was a 2-piece set issued for the 2010 National Jamboree by Ho-Nan-Ne-Ho-Ont Lodge #165. The design is their Heron Man with tattoos of the totems of the 3 predecessor lodges on its arm.

Ho-Nan-Ne-Ho-Ont Lodge #165 2010 National Jamboree Set S31 X11

The stats for this set should be:
S31 YEL R M/C M/C LBL FDL; Name Grey outlined BLK, BLK WWW, WHT 165 w/X11
X11 YEL R M/C – ORG FDL; M/C 165 BLK 1910 2010 M/C National Scout Jamboree w/S31

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Weekly Roundup – NY OA Trader June 21 – June 27, 2010

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Shared Items From Around The Web – June 28, 2010


Otahnagon Lodge #172 2010 National Jamboree Flap S26

Otahnagon Lodge #172 has also issued a flap for 2010 National Jamboree with an image of Baden Powell depicted on the flap.

Otahnagon Lodge #172 2010 National Jamboree Flap S26

The Blue Books stats for this flap should be:
S26 LBR R BLK LBR LBR FDL; WHT 2010 National Jamboree

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