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Scouting Hot Finds Insiders Round Table eBay Selling Tips Round 2

Here is the second part of a series of videos where I turn the tables around a bit on Jason Spangler regarding the topic of how to grow your hobby into a business. The discussion this time revolves around moving from a hobby to a part or full time business.

You can see the video by clicking the image below.

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Have a listen if you might be interested in the topic.

Let Jason know if you want to see more of these.

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“The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their Constitutions of Government. But the Constitution, which at any time exists, ‘till changed by an explicit and authentic act of the whole People, is sacredly obligatory upon all.” –George Washington (1796)

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Scouting Hot Finds Insider Round Table When Your Hobby Becomes More Like A Business

I turn the tables around a bit on Jason Spangler. Where I interview Jason Spangler (Santeeswapper) regarding the topic of how to grow your hobby into a business. This becomes a very relevant topic with new IRS reporting for 2022. The discussion this time revolves around moving from a hobby to a part or full time business.

You can see the video by clicking the image below.

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Have a listen if you might be interested in the topic.

Let Jason know if you want to see more of these.

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“The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their Constitutions of Government. But the Constitution, which at any time exists, ‘till changed by an explicit and authentic act of the whole People, is sacredly obligatory upon all.” –George Washington (1796)

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Scouting Hot Finds Boy Scout Category Top 10 List #28

Jason Spangler brings back an old feature, the top 10 highest selling Scouting items on eBay from the first week in March 2021.

Last minute snipes, insurance bids and good old fashioned store inventory are among the best selling items in the Boy Scout category of eBay for the week of March 1-7, 2021. This video brings back an old classic. My last Top 10 video was published in May of 2012. So in bringing it back I’ve drawn some inspiration from other hobbies where this type of video has become popular.

You can see the video by clicking the image below.

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One of them #6, was a Caldwell Pin from Shu Shu Gah Lodge #24. The one in Jason’s list also included the cloth pouch and box with the Caldwell logo, not sure if this contributed to this price realized.

There is currently another #24 Caldwell Pin available on eBay right now.

Let Jason know if you want to see more of these.

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“Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition.” —Thomas Jefferson (1781)

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Sate of the Hobby – OA Lodge 412 Buckskin Leadership Seminar Patch 412 eX19xx-1

There have been a number of New York State OA First Flaps recently ended on eBay, however this one is not a First Flap. Here is seldom seen undated event patch from Buckskin Lodge #412 their eX19xx-1.


Clicking on the image will bring you to the auction results for the next few weeks.

The bidding started on this one started at just $ 5.99 and the most of the biddding was seen at the end where 5 unique bidders each made 1 bid driving the price to $ 66.77..



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State of the Hobby – CHI SIGMA LODGE 546 S1 FIRST FLAP

There have been a number of New York State OA First Flaps recently ended on eBay. Here is one for a Chi Sigma Lodge #546 First flap.


Clicking on the image will bring you to the auction results for the next few months.

This one was listed several times starting in the mid $ 900’s which was where the previous one sold around a year ago.

The bidding started at $ 840.00 and the seller dropped the BIN price to $ 800.00 where it was promptly snapped up by the discerning buyer.



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State of the Hobby – OA lodge 547 Ga-Gon’-Sa Neckerchief

An auction recently ended for an older neckerchief from New York State OA Lodge. Ga-Gon’-Sa Lodge #547 merged with Chautaqua Lodge #165 to form Ho-Nan-Ne-Ho-Ont Lodge #165 in 1975.


Clicking on the image will bring you to the auction results for the next few months.

The auction started at just $ 5.99. Four unique bidders made 6 bids before the auction ended at nearly $ 38.00.

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State of the Hobby – Hanigus Lodge #47 R3 Redone

An auction recently ended for an old tough issue from New York State. Hanigus Lodge #47 merged with Chappegat Lodge #15 to form Mide Lodge #15 in 1957. They never issued a flap, so even their odd shapes command a premium price. I had posted about one that ended last summer, but this one did even better.


Clicking on the image will bring you to the auction results for the next few months.

There was just a single bidder who knew what he wanted and who took the patch down for the minimum of $ 1,250.00



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“Harmony, liberal intercourse with all Nations, are recommended by policy, humanity and interest. But even our commercial policy should hold an equal and impartial hand: neither seeking nor granting exclusive favors or preferences; consulting the natural course of things; diffusing and diversifying by gentle means the streams of commerce, but forcing nothing; establishing with powers so disposed; in order to give trade a stable course.” —George Washington (1796)

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