Tuesday, July 30, 2013

2013 National Boy Scout Jamboree #2013jambo - Top 10 Items by Bidding Activity

The 2013 National Boy Scout Jamboree items when looked at based on bidding activity paint a much different story than those ranked by amount.    One interesting thing you seem to find when looking at the trends related to these patches using Patchtrends.com is that much more often than not, those items with many bids are a) not the same as the highest priced items, and b) often sell for less than the most expensive items.

Given the area's storied past and continued importance to national defense, security, and research I can see why the Great Southwest Council set is such a desired item.

2013 National Boy Scout Jamboree #2013jambo - Top 10 Items by Bidding Activity

  1. Great Southwest Council/Yah-Tah-Hey-S lodge 66 OA 2013 National Jamboree $86.00  49
  2. Puerto Rico Council 2013 National Jamboree Yokahu Lodge 506 DELEGATE GMY - RARE $99.88  48
  3. 2013 National Scout Jamboree - On Site - Complete Jamboree Activity Set $200.00 46
  4. 2013 Jamboree Technology Quest Star Wars R2D2 pocket patch $131.49 44
  5. National Jamboree 2013 Connecticut Yankee Complete Marvel Set w/ Ghost & Shadow $757.00 41
  6. 2013 National Boy Scout Jamboree Sub Camp Patches -Complete New Set!  $133.55 38
  7. 2013 National Scout Jamboree - On Site - Robotics Merit Badge $27.00  38
  8. 2013 Jamboree - Technology Quest R2D2 Patch - Boy Scoutsat Wars - RARE! 200 Made $162.50 37
  9. Marin Council 2013 National Jamboree On My Honor Yoda 8" Star Wars Back Patch $68.00  36
  10. Midnight Sun Council - 2013 Jamboree Set of Three JSPs $110.01 34
This list was generated using Patchtrends.com. Join today!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Top 10 Selling 2013 Boy Scout National Jamboree #2013jambo Items, Through 7/28

The Top 10 highest selling 2013 Boy Scout National Jamboree #2013jambo items are listed below in order. The most prized item continues to be the commemorative knife sold on 7/19. This list includes sets.  The next most highly prized single item is the "2013 Jamboree NESA Staff Neckerchief Rare Prototype", apparently one of a kind.

This list was generated using the member tools at Patchtrends.com. The search link is can be viewed here. 

  1. 2013 National Jamboree Commemorative Knife #1493 of 2013 $821.99 15
  2. National Jamboree 2013 Connecticut Yankee Complete Marvel Set w/ Ghost & Shadow $757.00 41
  3. Tecumseh Council BSA National Jamboree 2013 ONLY ONE SET 71 PATCHES $612.54 11
  4. 2013 Jamboree NESA Staff Neckerchief Rare Prototype only one ever made Eagles $510.00 8
  5. 2013 Tuscarora Council 296 Nayawin Rar National Jamboree COMPLETE SET 10 patches $450.00 1
  6. 2013 Boy Scout Jamboree Full Marvel Patch Set $400.00 1
  7. Marin Council - 2013 National Jamboree - Star Wars - C3PO CITIZENSHIP- VERY RARE $356.00 12
  8. 2013 National Jamboree 23 Pc Marvel Patch Set Connecticut Yankee Council $325.00 1
  9. 2013 Jamboree BSA Connecticut Yankee Council Marvel Complete Patch Set $320.00 22

Thursday, July 25, 2013

News Article on Patch Trading at the 2013 Boy Scout National Jamboree

GLEN, JEAN, W.Va. -- Kyle Corey stood above his display of patches sprawled out on a blanket, eyeing the value of each one.
"What do you have? Wanna trade?" Corey called out to passersby.
He did a once-over of another Scout's handful of patches, examining the stitching and coloring.
"I don't like the computer-generated ones, really," he said, shuffling it to the back of the pile.
Read more at http://www.dailymail.com/News/ScoutJamboree2013/201307230165

Patchlodge.com is Back, Complement to Patchtrends.com Yearly Members

Patchtrends.com has come a very long way, particularly thanks to the help of Jason Spanger (santeeswapper). And as a service it is in a nice place, and my focus with it is promoting it and getting new members to join.

Part of this is called "SEO" or search engine optimization. Basically, I've been working hard to make Patchtrends.com search engine friendly.

As a result, and for other reasons I have made a decision that original Patchlodge.com members will appreciate. I have brought the site back from the grave!

The deciding factor is that Patchlodge.com was well placed in many search engines, and it's just a no brainer to complement it with Patchtrends.com as it grows. I also want to be able to offer additional services other than just price look ups, and the innovative ideas and features offered by Patchlodge are not available anywhere else - and I still want to use them myself!

Access to Patchlodge.com now requires a yearly subscription to Patchtrends.com.

Patchlodge.com will receive little attention to new features, in fact I will likely trim some of those features that were never fully implemented were poorly implemented (by yours truly).

Any new development at Patchlodge.com will be driven by the needs of Patchtrends.com members, so eventually to fully utilized Patchlodge.com you will need a working account to Patchtrends.com.

In the meantime, feel free to login and reacquaint yourself with Patchlodge.com. Please let me know if you have any problems with the site.

In the coming weeks, I am going to be slowly rolling out this information. I am excited to get current Patchtrends.com members interested in using Patchlodge.com. Coming off of a successful Boy Scout Jamboree, I believe there are a lot of really awesome looking patches that are waiting to be uploaded to Patchlodge.com.

More details will be emerging over the next couple of weeks, but early adopters are welcome.  And as a special nod to the wonderful Patchlodge.com members who made the site what it was before I prematurely shut it down, your memberships will be honored without the requirement to join Patchtrends.com; however, the plan is to integrate member-level Patchtrends.com features into Patchlodge. Access to this will require a Patchtrends.com membership to enjoy.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Top Selling OA Flaps of the 2013 Boy Scout Jamboree Week of 7/15-7/24

Below is a screenshot of the top 10 highest grossing OA flaps or flap sets of during the 2013 Boy Scout Jamboree. That is, the hot items that have been selling during the actual event. Only time will tell what flaps compose the top 10 "of all time".

Top 10 List (7/15-7/24)
  1. OA Staff Flap Set 2013 BSA Jamboree $100.00 1 bids
  2. Oa Service Corps 2013 Jamboree Staff Flap $65.00 9 bids
  3. Boy Eagle Scout NESA JSP 2013 Jamboree Uniform Patch Badge BSA Merit Award Flap $45.88 17 bids
  4. National Jamboree Crater Lake Council 2013 JSP & Lo La Qam Geela OA Flap set $36.57 8 bids
  5. 2013 National Jamboree OA Day of Service Staff Flap $34.99 9 bids
  7. National Jamboree 2013 Tonkawa 99 Lodge OA Flap Set $33.00 6 bids
  8. 2013 National Jamboree OA Service Corps STAFF Flap and Round (1/per round) Set $32.50 6 bids
  9. OA Lodge Wewanoma 272 2013 Jamboree flap Texas BSA $32.00 3 bids
  10. 2013 Jamboree - Connecticut Yankee Council DELEGATE OA FLAP - Owaneco Lodge 313 $31.00 5 bids

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Some Screenshots, Boy Scout Patch Values and Search Interface

A picture is worth 1,000 words when illustrating how Patchtrends.com allows you to look up Boy Scout patch values.

Initial view with advanced search options.

Boy Scout patch values with thumbnails enabled.

Date selection tool.

Advanced search and date tool closed.

Boy Scout patch values listed without thumbnails.

Patchtrends.com Is Go For Launch!

Introducing Patchtrends.com!

Summary from Scouting Hot Finds Radio,
"Join me for the launch of a new and invaluable resource for the Boy Scout meorabilia collecting community.  Brett Estrade and I are formally launching http://www.patchtrends.com in this episode.  Roughly a year ago I published an episode of the radio show that finally comes to fruition tonight.  In that show on the Prices Realized Guides I longed for an online solution that would make the whole project more robust, searchable, and easily accessed by all collectors in the hobby.  When I was approached to partner with Brett Estrade on a new website that would do all that and much much more I jumped at the opportunity.  After several months of tweaks and feedback from beta users the site is now live as an online prices realized search tool for the hobby.  Catering strictly to the Boy Scout category of eBay this powerful program captures all completed sales listings (including images!) in an off-site database.  Subscribers to this new service can then type in any search term and pull up all results that match the query.  The database already has results from 500,000 listings and is growing every day.  I really feel this site will become as indispensible to collectors as OAimages.com.  However, since it is open to every niche in the hobby from OA to camps to Eagle medals anybody can use the service to value and research items.  This could be a game-changer!  Listen tonight as Brett and I explain how the idea came about, a little bit about the mechanics, and how for only $2/month you can test out the service with a money-back guarantee."

Listen to the broadcast - http://www.blogtalkradio.com/santeeswapper/2013/06/13/shf-radio-patchtrendscom-is-go-for-launch