I apologize profusely for sending ya'll the wrong newsletter Monday. In my mind I was caught up on the fact that I went missed sending 2 issues (Friday/Sunday) because I was so wrapped up in the camp open house that I was helping organize. So one side of my brain was thinking Scouts when I was assigning who to send the email to.
Vintage Scouting Memorabilia On eBay
Well just to fill you in it was like a miracle. With the remnants of Delta drenching the east coast on Sunday about 2 hours before our Open House started the clouds parted and we had blue skies during the entire 4-hour event. Later that night on my back to Charlotte there was a tornado watch. So literally you can see that the good Lord smiled on Camp Barstow Sunday.
With missing the Friday Hot Finds I never got to share with you the interesting experience I had Thursday night. We took part in a virtual camp expo with 30 other BSA camps. Each camp had a 10 minute window to pitch and in a zoom and we had to repeat it 6 times with different Scouters popping in and out. Talk about speed dating!
In the patch world I've seen some interesting new ways that people are trying to move big lots. Some guys are posting 50-75 items from a single lodge and trying to get hundreds for it. I can tell you that is a much more effective way to move things than selling them individually so I might try that out myself.
I got an email from the antique mall where my booth is located telling the vendors it's time to get our booths ready for holiday shoppers. Since I sell old Scout books, patches and t-shirts I don't exactly know what I'll do different. But it's probably past due for me to go out there with an SUV full of new material to stock the shelves.
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.