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Sunday Morning
October 23, 2016
Yesterday I ran a chainsaw for six hours cleaning up downed trees from Hurricane Matthew in my yard back home in Lumberton, NC.  We had our house on the market for 6 months with no luck but this weekend I rented it to a family who lived a few streets over that lost everything in the flood.  Today after church I've got another long day of yard work ahead of me but I'm luckier than many whose homes were under water.  
Vintage Scouting Auctions Live on eBay
Well here is a first for me.  In about 10 days I'm jumping on an airplane to fly out and pick up a collection to sell on consignment.  The return trip is via a rented mini-van.  I've bought several collections and normally just rely on the person shipping it to me but this time the circumstances just didn't work out.  I've been very busy on eBay lately but I guess I'm about to burn some more candles working at night.
Order of the Arrow Auctions Looking Good
I always get in trouble when I write about something that I plan to do next week but here goes.  For OA collectors the trend I've seen is for people to research and publish individual lodge memorabilia books.  I've done this twice for my home lodge and I haven't updated that work since 2010.  With my Fall Fellowship scheduled for the last weekend of the month I want to get that 3rd edition finished.  This one will be published as a free PDF so everyone who's interested can have it.  The idea is just to preserve the history and spread the knowledge
Auctions Ending Soon With Bids on eBay
I spend a lot of time on Facebook and continue to see people sharing pictures of their collections.  I think this is a great avenue to do that as people can comment and share the images.  The more people are willing to share those things stashed away in a closet or in a box the more this hobby can be sustained and perhaps new interest developed.
Santeeswapper on eBay Patchblanket.com
Right now on eBay I have 275+ live auctions with many of those being first time runs.  As I'm listing from several different groupings this includes a lot of variety from old activity patches to Jamboree flaps and more.
Wish me luck today with my 14" Poulan chainsaw.  It was the cheapest one they had at Lowes (a Scout is thrifty!) but so far it's done pretty well.  Day 1 saw a giant Bradford Pear tree chopped up and we started on the cypress trees in the back that fell.  At least my renter will have a ton of firewood ready when it seasons up a bit. 
Your brother in the cloth,

Jason Spangler
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scoutpatchhq I am having fun with my latest eBay alternative platform.  With a 9,000+ member Scout Patch Collectors Facebook Group it seems like Facebook is the place to be.  Therefore, I'm leveraging my Facebook Business Page for the Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter to offer patches for sale with free shipping.  Everything is in themed albums at www.ScoutPatchHQ.com.