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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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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State of the Hobby – Kintecoying Lodge 4 Gold Mylar Merger Committee s2

An auction recently ended on eBay for a Kintecoying Lodge #4 Transition Team Flap S2.
I had written about the Gold Mylar bordered flaps here.


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

There were just 2 bidders on this flap which started at $ 119.95. The auction ended at $ 129.50. When they have appeared in the Lodge TOR auction, they generally sell in the $ 125-150 range.



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State of the Hobby – Shu Shu Gah Lodge #24 Neckerchief N9

An item recently ended on eBay, the Shu Shu Gah Lodge #24 Neckerchief the N9. Unlike many of the Shu Shu Gah Lodge neckerchiefs which typically sell in the $20-25 range, this is one of the more seldom seen issues. This is one of several which fall into that category.

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

While there was only a couple of bids, the two bidder knew the value of this item, and the winner paid nearly $ 190.00 minimum bid amount.

My neckerchief needs from Shu-Shu-Gah include the N1b, N2, N3, N4a, N4b, & N7. Anyone have them for trade or sale?



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State of the Hobby – Gonlix Lodge #34 A1b

With the TOR in VErona this weekend, I’m looking at items that have recently sold from the local lodges. One of those items of interest to NY Collectors recently ended on eBay, a Gonlix Lodge #34 Arrowhead the A1b.

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

There were 10 unique bidders who made 17 bids on this item. Five of them hanging in it to over $ 50.00 before the final hammer came down at $ 69.00.

It started at a modest $ 4.99 opening bid. Did it find its true value?



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