Today I'm launching a blind trade deal. I pulled off two of these last year with good success and I'm going to try my hand at some more in 2017. For April my blind trade is focused on OA activity patches. I'm sure many of you have been able to buy some fellowship patches out of the lodge box cheap when the treasurer was tired of counting them. Now you can turn these into all new trade stock by participating.
Vintage Boy Scout Memorabilia Up First
This is a pivot week for me. As I finish packing away the kitchen sink (and maybe the bathroom sink too) that I took to the Charlotte TOR I've got to turn my focus to new projects. That starts today with a major clean up effort in the patch cave and then getting some fresh auctions listed on eBay.
Have you been able to buy out some events in your lodge box real cheap. Would you like to turn those dupes into fresh new trade stock from around the country? Get in on my
Blind OA Activity Patch Trade and shake up your dupes.
Order of the Arrow Auctions Live on eBay
April is an incredible month for patch traders in the Carolinas. We have back-to-back events with the Cardinal Conclave and the Dixie Fellowship at the end of the month. For several years running the SR-7B Cardinal Conclave has been the largest event in the nation with around 1400 Arrowmen turning out. The Dixie is probably around 1000 so that's a lot of hands to shake over the patch trading blankets.
I have an episode of the podcast ready to publish tomorrow! This is an interview with Nick Wolf on his Top 10 tips for patch trading at the National Jamboree. The Patch King has been a frequent guest on my show and I think you'll enjoy his take on this Top 10 idea.
For those of you wondering where are all the pictures of the Charlotte TOR I confess I didn't take any. However, I did think ahead and set up a time-lapse camera shoot on the stage. I'll turn that into a video and post it later this week. However, on Facebook I've seen other folks posting pictures of their haul from the event and that's been fun to see.
I heard back from one TOR organizer already on the idea of having an email chain or some other way to bounce ideas around to help promote shows. I want to get some more people interested before we create whatever this is going to be. I tried lots of things to help with the Charlotte event and I'm daydreaming more ideas for next year. Send me an email if you are interested in being part of that discussion.
Yours in Scouting,
Jason Spangler Santeeswapper LLC
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.