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Two Part Sets for Sale

Posted in Patch Collecting,Personal Stuff by John E. Pannell on July 11th, 2015 at 1:25 pm

I need to sell off some stuff to pay for my growing collection of half-marathon medals and recent AC repair bills!

Anyone looking for some “older” NOAC two part sets? Most of these are from 2000 through 2004.  All are mint. $8 each post paid to a good home, unless marked otherwise. US addresses only please.

4 Ranachqua S21/X4a
5 Kittatinny NOAC2004 S32/X17
10 Tschitani NOAC2004 S30/X3
10 Tschitani NOAC2004 YS1/YX1
11 Susquehannock NOAC2000 S24/X7
11 Susquehannock NOAC2002 S35/X9
11 Susquehannock NOAC2004 S39/X10

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Bullions for Sale

Posted in Patch Collecting by John E. Pannell on May 21st, 2014 at 4:16 pm

I’ve toyed on and off with the idea of parting with some of my bullions.   I think I have reached the point where I would rather spend my time and money chasing cool looking half-marathon medals.   While these are all offered at set prices, “OBO” (or best offer) also applies.   Many of these pieces are very tough and seldom offered.   The prices reflect this scarcity.   Many of these are items for serious collectors.   Several are key pieces in the collection of a lodge’s issues.

This list will be updated and reposted periodically.  Here we go:

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An Official BSA Patch Trading App

Posted in Patch Collecting,Scouting News by John E. Pannell on May 20th, 2013 at 8:26 pm

I just stumbled upon this app from a friend’s Facebook patch and thought it interesting enough to pass along here.  The website for this app states:

“You know the feeling. You’ve been sitting in a patch trading tent for hours, it’s late at night, and right before you are going to call it a night… someone shows you a patch that you just have to have. You love the patch and really (really!) want to add it to your collection. But he wants your rarest patch in trade.

Sure, he says that only three of that patch exist in the entire world and “you’ll never see one like it again!” Of course you want to trust him, but wouldn’t you feel better if you could verify that number? You remember how it felt the last time you traded 3-to-1 for a patch that you couldn’t even give away later.

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Northern Michigan / Wisconsin Merger

Posted in OAImages News,Patch Collecting by John E. Pannell on April 6th, 2013 at 9:33 pm

I missed this one amidst all the recent mergers. Jeff Gruenke just announced on Patch-l that Awase and Ag-Im lodges have merged to form Kon Wapos lodge. There was no news about what number, if any, the lodge might use. Their totem will be the snow shoe hare.

There is no word yet on any patches for Kon Wapos lodge.

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Bulk Patch Deal

Posted in OAImages News,Patch Collecting by John E. Pannell on November 29th, 2012 at 5:22 am

Are you looking for a stocking stuffer for a patch collector out there?  Do you just want to pick up some more trading stock?   I have a deal for you.

I always find myself with an accumulation of flaps that don’t quite ever get into my collection.  They’re nice patches and “get along well with others” but I never seem to find the time to put them properly with the rest of my stuff.   The accumulation keeps growing.  This is an opportunity for you.   For a limited time (until I run out), I am offering a ten (10) flap bulk deal for $39.99, postpaid.   That’s just under $4 per flap and include postage.

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Number Two Hundred

Posted in Patch Collecting by John E. Pannell on November 27th, 2012 at 7:56 pm
Wipala Wiki 432 S200

Wipala Wiki 432 S200

In recent weeks I have been slowly updating the listings for Wipala Wiki lodge.  William Popescue has been a huge help to me and very patient with me as I slowly wade through and try to make sense of the large amount of new material from this lodge.   I still have more items to add.   In the course of working on this an important milestone has been reached.   Wipala Wiki is the first OA lodge to reach the “S200″ mark.   There are now more than two hundred different solid flaps from this lodge.  There are also more than two dozen addition flaps that are not fully embroidered.

Nearly six years ago I wrote that Wipala Wikia was one of the most prolific lodges.   I also mentioned that Octoraro 22 won the “race” to S100.   Unless I am missing a large number of new issues, Wipala Wiki has clearly won the “race” to S200.

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From Patch-l: Fraudulent Listing on eBay

Posted in Patch Collecting by John E. Pannell on November 24th, 2012 at 6:52 pm

Collectors, beware!   It has been brought to light that there is current a fraudulent listing for a patch blanket on eBay.   The winning bidder, who I shall keep anonymous here unless he wishes to step forward wrote on patch-l:


Last year I purchased an amazing patch blanket featuring ~400 amazing badges from the 1940’s through the 1960’s. It is easily identified from the 3 OA sashes that form a triangle in the center of the blanket and includes a 19 s1, 1949 Canadian Jamboree felt, early Dixie fellowships, 411 o/n A2, 71 o/n X1, 77 felt bird, and several lodge 7 (Chicago) odd shapes. I stripped it clean of all the badges… but it recently re-appeared for auction on eBay! I have started the process of notifying eBay that this is a fraudulent listing. If you are a bidder, please beware of this listing. If you know of collectors bidding, please pass the word that this auction is not above water.

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Agaming Maangogwan Lodge Issues First Flap

Posted in Patch Collecting by John E. Pannell on August 8th, 2012 at 8:44 pm
Agaming Maangogwan S1?

Agaming Maangogwan S1?

As part of the ongoing mergers in Michigan, Agaming Maangowagan lodge was recently formed to serve the Water and Woods Field Service Council, part of the Michigan Crossroads Council.  This lodge was formed from the merger of Mischigonong 89, Chickagami 180, Cuwe 218, and Gabe-Shi-Win-Gi-Ji-Kens 374 lodges.    Thanks to both Randy Holden and Dick Sofian for sending me images of the first  flap for this new lodge.

The lodge’s name is interpreted as “Loon Feather on the Shore”.  The lodge totem is the loon.  The lodge has chosen to use number 804, based upon what they view to be the effective date of this lodge, August 4th, also the first day after this year’s NOAC.

The lodge flaps were readily available for trade at this year’s NOAC, unlike the recent Puvunga lodge flaps.  I have heard unconfirmed reports that at least 1500 of these flaps were produced.


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Puvunga Lodge Issues First Patches

Posted in Patch Collecting by John E. Pannell on July 30th, 2012 at 4:43 am

Puvunga Lodge S1?

Puvunga lodge has issued their first patches.  They are referred to as their first flap (S1), charter member (S2), and thanks flap (S3) and two two-part sets for NOAC  (S4+X1 and S5+X2).   All the flaps bear the same general design.   I have not yet confirmed it but I suspect the S1 through S3 were issued simultaneously.

At the time of this writing only about 300 of the first flaps were ordered.   The NOAC sets were also produced in low quantities.  Given that this is the first completely new lodge founded in over 40 years, the first flap and NOAC items will be in high demand this week at NOAC.

The lodge has chosen to use number 32, the same as its council number.

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Rubber Ducky, I’m Awfully Fond of You!

Posted in Patch Collecting by John E. Pannell on July 24th, 2012 at 4:31 am

Rubber ducky you’re so fine
And I’m lucky that you’re mine
Rubber ducky I’m awfully fond of
Rubber ducky I’m awfully fond
Of you!

Wahunsenakah 333 F1?

Wahunsenakah 333 F1?

Wahunsenakah lodge has issued a rather unusual patch for this upcoming NOAC, a rubber flap.   They’re not the first lodge to do this.  SR-5 issued a rubber patch a few years ago.  Occoneechee lodge also recently issued a rubber flap (F17?).   However, given this lodge’s totem,  this may well be the first lodge issued “rubber ducky”!

As it is flap shaped, and obviously not fully embroidered, this will be listed on this site as the F1 for this lodge.  I wonder if this will be popular trading item at NOAC next week.

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