I feel like yelling "The British are Coming" but substituting the word "In-laws" instead of the red coats. Yes we are hosting Christmas this year for my wife's family and she has me on patch lock down the rest of the week. I did get to clean my patch cave but that's mostly because she and I have to sleep down here for 3 nights coming up so we can be gracious hosts and give up our bedroom.
Vintage Boy Scout Memorabilia Up First
Someone sent me a message earlier today asking if I was going to start collecting camp patches from the council that I have just moved into it. The thing about starting a new collection is there are so many old collections that have lots of wholes including all of these combination ranks ending soon that I don't have!
One of the most agonizing parts of being on "patch lock-down" is that I just got in 5 priority mail boxes of which I have little idea what is in them. An older Scouter sent me these on preview and I can't open them and get started on that until after the family leaves. I feel like a kid with presents under the tree that I can't open til my mother tells me it's ok.
I'm considering consolidating my antique mall booths to a new location in Charlotte in early 2017. Ideally before the Charlotte TOR at the end of March I'd like to have everything up here. Right now having 2 booths that are 2+ hours drive away from me doesn't sound too smart.
While I'm not starting new auctions during the holidays I do have some auctions that are finishing over the next few days on eBay. Many of these are neckerchiefs and a nice group of a 2-dozen listings from Occoneechee Council.
The update for the
Charlotte TOR this week is that we have sold out of the wall tables. To accommodate more collectors we redesigned the table layout to utilize 6' tables and lowered the price to $15. At that price we've got many inside tables available and it should help the event sell out completely.
Yours in Scouting,
Jason Spangler Santeeswapper LLC
Make plans now to attend the return of a tradition that's been missing for too long - the Charlotte TOR. I'm helping organize the show as a fundraiser for Pack 33 at Sardis Presbyterian Church in Charlotte. We couldn't have a more supportive host. The church just celebrated 75 years of Scouting including sponsoring two troops and a pack. The show is being held in the 8,000+ square foot fellowship hall. We have ample parking and many amenities in this part of Charlotte.