Here is a bit of exciting news in my corner of the patch world. Jason Shull is one of those diggers who spends more time reading old newspaper articles online than watching Netflix. He has reeled in the earliest piece of camp memorabilia from South Carolina. This 1926 Jocassee pin (it's tiny) was for the organized summer camp of Columbia, SC area Scouts. Keep digging boys there is still good stuff out there to find!
Vintage Scouting Memorabilia On eBay
Today I will be getting fresh inventory up on eBay. Over the last few weeks I've got several boxes of OA, Jamboree etc scanned and ready to go. As one person commented on Facebook today, "you have to treat it like a job" so I will be punching the clock and listing all day.
Do you have this mentality? Last night while walking the dogs with my wife we saw a neighbor had put out a bunch of stuff including some really nice mountain bikes. In my head I instantly think "hmmm I could really use a bike to ride at camp next summer". So I go home check to make sure it's not just a Wal-Mart store brand on the Internet. I don't know if a Giro bike is super but of course I walked back down there to get it and today I hope to get it fixed up for a bike ride.
Once again I want to thank Josh Ammons who sent me an article to share on my website CarolinaOA.com. His post shares the story behind the Atta Kulla Kulla #185 LLDC patches. I continue to say collectors have to share their knowledge if we want to preserve and grow the hobby.
I am running 252 auctions this week with OA conclaves for the next several days and a nice group of 100+ OA flaps ending on Sunday. I have grown my eBay store to just over 32k items. I still need to expand into some untapped categories but there is plenty on the shelf to list for months to come.
I did get to meet a Hot Finds reader (from GA) at the camp shows I attended recently. It's a fun hobby and being able to shake the hand of a fellow patch hound always puts a smile on my face.
Keep Calm And Scout On,
Jason Spangler Hot Finds Newsletter
In Charlotte, North Carolina I have an antique mall booth that is filled with nothing but Scouting stuff. I call this location my clearance center because I've marked down everything to move. A lot of what you will find there are items that are too bulky to easily ship from an Internet store. The booth is located in The Sleepy Poet which is a well established antique mall on South Blvd in Charlotte. The mall is open 7-days/week year round. So the next time you are in the area come check it out.