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Sunday Morning
October 4, 2015
I survived the East Coast monsoon this weekend although by my count its really on about week #2 of rain over here.  I can't say the same for my favorite college football team.  But the good news is that while I was listening to the radio broadcast of the play-by-play I got about 100 new patches listed in my story.  You have to look on the sunny side of things some times.       
Vintage Auctions Ending Soon on eBay
Don't you love it when a seller who doesn't have a clue hides what could be some really good patches in the picture?  The lot that is first up in this block is a great example.  Click over and see if you can tell what is under those red felt 1940s troop numbers - might be something good!  And don't miss clicking on the nice 1944 Eagle Scout collection pictured below.
Order of the Arrow Auctions Closing Soon
The Mazasha listed below was one of those flaps that was kinda legendary for me growing up.  I think in my first few years of collecting somebody told me about it and I remained intrigued.  A few years back at a NOAC TOR I was able to purchase the S1 and put it in my collection. I even designed a flap for my lodge using those wooden letters but it didn't make it through the meeting when the votes were counted.
Boy Scout Auctions Ending This Weekend
I have an interesting dilemma as a Santee 116 collector myself. We made 200 jacket patches for the Centennial and they cost something like $28 to buy fresh out of the lodge box.  So it's disappointing to see one on eBay that the seller is trending to lose money on if he can sell it.  Is there just a limit to what people will pay for a newly issued patch no matter how big it is?
Patchblanket.com eBay Store Always Open
To lead off this email I mentioned that as the Gamecocks dropped to 2-3 on the season I got more cloth in my eBay store.  My focus was on 2015 NOAC and centennial pieces and now I've got over 250 unique pieces in my store.  You can see what is freshly launched by clicking this link to my eBay store at www.patchblanket.com 
Well I said over the summer that as I was going back to teach that some of my fun projects would have to go on the shelf.  I guess I didn't realize that so far that would include just about everything outside of this newsletter and my eBay store.  To give you an idea of how much I had going on over the last 5 years of doing patches full time you can click over to www.santeeswapper.com and see all the projects that are on hold.  Websites, podcast, blogs videos, and the list goes on.  The good news is the content is still there for collectors and I'm not getting rid of anything it's just that given my time constraints I'm doing all I can right now.  So for those of you with good ideas for SHF Radio, or Thread Heads, or Cloth Talk 2.0 or any of those other projects don't lose faith in me. :) 
Your brother in the cloth,

Jason Spangler
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