I have started auctioning off a nearly complete T
omo Chi-Chi Lodge 119 collection. This lodge in Savannah is interesting (now merged) because at times it was aligned with different sections so some people in NC/SC collect it for the ties to the Dixie Fellowship and of course people in GA collect it down that way.
Vintage Scout Memorabilia Up First In The HF
I am sure many collectors have had moments when they put something up for sale because of a bill coming due. I've got a pair of super tough
Philmont Ranger jacket patches (1971, 1972) up for bids for a simple goal. Sophia's fees for the 2019 WSJ are about $2500. Even selling these two won't pay for 1/2 of the trip but it will sure make my payments a little more reasonable at this point.
I got a message from one of my old lodge brothers who has decided to go back and pick up some stuff for his collection. I think it goes to show a lot of guys were sorta interested in patches but maybe never quite caught the bug. Now that he has a little disposable income he is going to pick up some flaps that came out before his time. Like I always say men tend to collect their childhood.
So far this has been a busy month for Best Hobby Pages. Today I shipped an order less than an hour after it came in. Don't expect that "Amazon quick" turnaround on most orders but I was already knocking out the orders and it was perfect timing. I think I've sold over 1200 4-pocket envelopes this month!
The Georgia collection that I'm selling includes more than 119. This week I'm also getting up some items from Hiawassee 333 and Wehadkee 273. Eventually I'll get through all the lodges in the collection but I'm trying to do it systematically to keep things manageable.
Tomorrow I'm driving to Columbia, SC to attend the monthly Indian Waters Council camping committee meeting. We are in the thick of camp promotion season and it's been a pretty good month. I had two troops indicate they were coming last week.
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.