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Sunday Morning
April 16, 2017
It's Christmas in April?  No that sack of packages I picked up at the UPS store are actually all coming in for the blind trades I'm running this month.  So the results are in and for the micro-blind trade I am doing for CarolinaOA there are 11 collectors taking part.  That one is now closed as I need to sort today and get the packages out in the mail Monday morning.  The more general OA Activity Patch Blind Trade is running through the end of the month.  I don't know if I'll have another day at the PO Box where they have to give me a sack to carry everything out but that was fun.    
Vintage Scouting Auctions Live on eBay
Some days I get lucky and receive an offer to buy a small collection.  Sometimes these don't pan out like the one I hit this week where after visiting the guy he said he was going to send it to his buddies auction house.  But I did have a winner this week when a small package came in from Alaska.
Order of the Arrow Auctions Looking Good
This guy served in the army and did a lot of his Scouting at different posts.  In those quirky collections there can sometimes be some winners.  He had something that I can describe as a flag but it's a huge single color screen print on a canvas material.  It's for the old Georgia Alabama council that merged around 1963.  That one will be on eBay tonight.
Auctions Ending Soon With Bids on eBay
The really neat piece that might be a winner is a military base strip that isn't in my somewhat dated copy of the CSI Guide.  Blake Keasey and now Frank Kern were in charge of the quarterly article in the ISCA Journal for red and white strips.  This guy was stationed in Alaska and has a Ft. Richardson strip (army base near Anchorage).  It might not do much on eBay but I'm throwing it up there tonight to see what happens.
OA Activity Patch Blind Trade Deal
During April I'm running an OA Activity Patch Blind Trade.  You can shake up your dupe box and get back all different patches.  I've received a bunch of packages and I hope you'll jump in too .
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Today one of my projects is cracking open the 7 footlockers I brought back from New England and diving into this collection.  I have patch OCD so they all have to be sorted and organized before I can start offering them up for sale.
Here is Patrick posing with the hat that he bought with his own money at Carowinds this weekend.  Oh my it was in the 80s and he wore this thing around most of the day.  When your 7 this looks like fun and I am trying to enjoy those young years before he becomes a teen who doesn't want to ride roller coasters with dad.  Today is the last day of the kid's Spring Break and their parents are ready for the normal schedule to fall back into place with school Monday morning.        

Your brother in the cloth,

Jason Spangler
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