Re: Patch Trading and more...
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Tue, 3 Sep 1991 08:57:43 EDT
The number of Patch trading organization has deminished lately.
Some old time scouters have "gone home', and no one took over.
The MAJOR national scout trading organization left is ASTA (i think).
Amercian Scout Traders Association. I will get the address at
our local traders association Trade show this weeking. ASTA also
has a newsletter, sale lists etc. A smaller (?) group is Western
PA traders, contact is Steve De Wick, 2929 Middletown Road,
Pittsburgh, PA 15204. WPATA, pubishes a quarterly news letter
and hosts a traders show in Pittsburgh. There may still be some
other traders groups, like the National Scout Collector Society,
who published almost a magazine, with articles etc.
Doug Bearce, pulishes sales lists, and several books on collecting,
and can be reached at PO box 4742, Salem Oregon 97302. Other lists,
and/or catalogues are also in scouting magazine from time to time.
Some others are The Patch Connection, PO Box 502, Medford NJ, 08055
Boys Scout Stuff, 5113 Cass Street, Omaha NE 68132, Scout Collectors
Shop, 7763 Elmwood Drive, South Glens Falls, NY 12801, The Carolina
Trader, PO box 26986, Charlotte NC 28221. There are also two big
time scouting collectors and historians that have been of great help
to me, and have been past editors of news letters, books etc.
Paul Meyers Jr, 60218 Surrey Lane, Elkhart IN 46517, and Albertus
Hoogeveen, PO Box 222, Downey CA 90241.
Since I have been supporting two or three people in college, I
have not kept current memberships in the organization since I did
not consider dues a priority, and keeping up with buying OA flaps,
and CSP's, just to keep up with 1:1 mail trades, was getting too
costly. However, I have found all organizations worth while, and
still correspond with several people I have meant from trading.
Some of the sales are AUCTIONS, which can also be fun. But since
I have not kept current, some of the addresses may be current.
I will check the information at our local traders show this weekend,
and will update any incorect information.
scouting since '57
patch trader since '55
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City