You know you have a problem when you come across a box of BSA pins that weighs 20 pounds. I've never tried to sell a pin at a TOR or online and have just been accumulating them for 20+ years. This box is only scratching the surface of what I have but without a way to research value I'm very hesitant to do anything with them.
Vintage Scouting Memorabilia On eBay
In going through this giant sort in my warehouse and every day I'm finding stuff that I forgot I had or haven't laid eyes on in a while. My wife hopes her diamond earrings are somewhere to be found in all this mess but I have my doubts.
This morning I'm going to ride to Cornelius, NC to see if I can save some money on shipping supplies. You might already know that some people buy pallet loads of returns from big box sellers. The people I am going to visit have done that for Staples and are offering envelopes, poly bags and labels at super discounted prices. I usually buy these things from Amazon but I'll see if I can stock up today.
Below you can find a link to the interview I recorded with John Ortt who is hosting the Norfolk TOR this weekend. In fact there are multiple TORs this weekend around the country. I'm happy to record a similar interview with any TOR organizer. Call or text me at 910-671-4919 (leave a message) and we can knock it out in 5 minutes!
Eventually I have to make a decision. Does everything that I'm willing to sell for $1 go in the giant dollar tub or do I keep things organized (for example rank patches that I would let go for $1). I asked a similar question on Facebook about National Jamborees and was told to organize those by years instead of like items (bolos, hiking medallions etc.) This is all part of deciding what is the method to the madness in sorting everything once and for all.
As I mentioned there are numerous
TORs on the calendar this weekend and I hope you can make one of them. My next show is going to be Charlotte but that is partially because I have so many Scouting obligations coming up I barely have a weekend free.
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.