Scouts-L Mail Archive for November of 1998: finding 1930 eagle medals and other things.
finding 1930 eagle medals and other things.
David L. Eby
Sat, 31 Oct 1998 08:18:58 -0500
It appears to me that a number of you do not know about ebay which is the
world's largest internet auction. If you collect scout memorabilia there are
around 1,500 scouting items for sale on auction 24 hours a day, seven days a
week. Each auction lasts exactly seven days. Go to http://www.ebay.com, then
enter "scout" and click search. Around 1,000 items will appear from 1910
scout handbooks to OA flaps to camp patches to you name it. If you enter
the word "scouts", you will get 300 different items listed. You have to
register to bid. There are key words that you can try that will bring up
more items. Everything depends on how the seller lists the item. Try using
scout, scouts, OA, Jamboree, Jambo, Philmont, scouting, BSA, den mother,
etc. Some people will enter boy scout as one word "boyscout" so unless you
enter boyscout as your search word those items won't appear listed. I
searched Mark McGwire recently and found 1,300
items, then I mispelled it as McGuire and found 315 more items not on the
first list. Pretty amazing but that is how it works. Good hunting!