Collections & Accumulations Wanted

Do you have some old Boy Scout stuff you are thinking about selling? I’m always looking to buy new material. No collection too big or too small.

Scout Collection Example

Scout Collection Example

1920′s Scoutmaster Jacket

This cool relic arrived in the mail today. It is a Scout Leaders open collar belted jacket. The Scoutmaster patch dates from 1920 – 1937. The button are made by Sigmund Eisner and I assume the jacket was also, but the tag has been removed from inside the jacket. The brass BSA Monogram and Troop 29 Numbers are made of Brass and have a screw back.

1920's Scoutmaster Jacket

1920′s Scoutmaster Jacket

1920's Scoutmaster Jacket

1920′s Scoutmaster Jacket

1920's Scoutmaster Patch

1920′s Scoutmaster Patch

BSA Monogram Pin

BSA Monogram Pin

Troop Numeral Pin

Troop Numeral Pin

Sigmund Eisner Button

Sigmund Eisner Button

1969 National Jamboree Region 6 Patches

Below is an example of an error patch on these Region 6 1969 National Jamboree contingent patches. One has the state of Georgia missing. I don’t believe this is a rare one, but just an example of a true error vs. a thread break or some other mishap during production.

1969 National Jamboree Region 6 Patches

1969 National Jamboree Region 6 Patches

Boy Scout Mugs

Boy Scout Coffee Mugs

Boy Scout Coffee Mugs

Boy Scout Coffee Mugs while cool, are not all that collectible.  I hate it when someone has a box of these and thinks they are going to get rich off them.  The brutal truth is they are good for drinking coffee and target practice.

National Jamboree Memorabilia

National Jamboree Memorabilia is very popular, but the following statistics are interesting.  For example, at the 1960 National Jamboree held in Colorado Springs there were 56,377 attendees.  This was the largest attendance ever at a Jamboree (not counting 1973 which had two locations).  I think its safe to say that every attendee purchased at least 2 or 3 patches, so right there you have over 100,000 of these patches that were made and sold.  Many scouts purchased 10 or more.  My only point here is that there is a ton of National Jamboree material out there which means its not that rare or valuable.

Year Location Theme/Notes Dates Attendance[7]
1935 Washington, D.C. BSA Silver Jubilee (25th) August 21, 1935–August 30, 1935 cancelled due to a polioepidemic.[8]
1937 Washington D.C.[9] June 30, 1937–July 9, 1937 27,238
1950 Valley Forge,Pennsylvania “Strengthen Liberty” June 27, 1950–July 6, 1950 47,163
1953 Irvine Ranch, California
(Area now calledNewport Center andFashion Island)
“Forward on Liberty’s Team”
Jamboree Road built for the event
July 17, 1953–July 23, 1953 45,401
1957 Valley Forge, Pennsylvania “Onward For God And My Country” July 12, 1957–July 18, 1957 52,580
1960 Colorado Springs,Colorado “For God and Country”
BSA Golden Jubilee (50th)
July 22, 1960–July 28, 1960 56,377
1964 Valley Forge, Pennsylvania “Strengthen America’s Heritage” July 17, 1964–July 23, 1964 50,960
1969 Farragut State Park,Idaho “Building to Serve” July 16, 1969–July 22, 1969 34,251
1973 Farragut State Park, Idaho and Moraine State Park,Pennsylvania “Growing Together” August 1, 1973–August 7, 1973(ID)
August 3, 1973–August 9, 1973(PA)
73,610 (Combined)
1977 Moraine State Park, Pennsylvania “Forward Together” August 3, 1977–August 9, 1977 28,601
1981 Fort A.P. Hill,Virginia “Scouting’s Reunion with History” July 29, 1981–August 4, 1981 29,765
1985 Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia “The Spirit Lives On”
BSA Diamond Jubilee (75th)
July 24, 1985–July 30, 1985[10] 32,615
1989 Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia “The Adventure Begins…With America’s Youth” August 3, 1989–August 9, 1989 32,717
1993 Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia “Scouting…A bridge to the Future” August 4, 1993–August 10, 1993 34,449
1997 Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia “Character Counts…Be Prepared for the 21st century” July 28, 1997–August 6, 1997 36,015
2001 Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia “Strong Values, Strong Leaders…Character Counts” July 23, 2001–August 1, 2001 42,002
2005 Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia “Character Not Only Counts, It Multiplies” July 25, 2005–August 3, 2005 43,307
2010 Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia “Celebrating the Adventure, Continuing the Journey”[11] (100th) July 26, 2010–August 4, 2010 43,434

Always Buying!

I’m looking to buy all types of old Boy Scout items.  Pins, Patches, Uniforms, Medals, Merit Badge Sashes, Pictures, Neckerchiefs, etc.  If you have an item or items to sell, give me a call or email and I’ll tell you what I think.