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Re: Patches
Board: T-shirts! Patches! Paraphernalia!
Reply to: #79538 by Ish
Mar 20, 2007 10:07am
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Ooo I like both those ideas, I fear some car rug unpicking is going to happen!

YT
Re: Patches
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Reply to: #79538 by Ish
Mar 20, 2007 10:21am
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Good idea but what would put me off is that some badges/patches seem to be allergic to washing :-) Some fade or disintegrate after a couple washes. But as all LBing badges are top quality that won't be problem, will it?.

DM
Blue Diamond Worthy Patches
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Mar 20, 2007 3:53pm
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Well, if you can't beat 'em..join 'em....right? lol

http://www.atlasquest.com/gallery/viewphoto.html?gPhotoId=10745

I am happy to debut a new patch..the Blue Diamond Worthy Letterboxer" patch. There is no criteria or hoops to jump through to get this patch. Even if you HAVE a BD, there is no guarantee you will have it tomorrow, and so I made this patch to say LetterboxER...instead of Letterbox. You may not have a BD at this time, but if you are a BD in your heart and manner...by treating others with kindness and respect and doing your best to be a positive contributor to the Letterboxing hobby..you qualify in my book. I hope the patch will inspire you to explore those cool places, write those awesome clues, and carve beautiful stamps!

Patches are $3 a piece and can be paid with Check, Money Order, Cash or Paypal. Please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope (1 stamp for every two patches). The gray areas in the scan are actually done in silver metallic thread...so cool! A couple of folks around the country got a sneak peek at these..and I also debuted them at the Mills at Salmon Falls event in NH. I really appreciated all the nice compliments. Ryan and Amanda...yours are in the mail as we speak!

Write to me here or at Lockwench@yahoo.com and I will send you my address. Tshirts may be in the works if I get enough interest.

LW PhD
"Nice Counts"
Re: Blue Diamond Worthy Patches
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Reply to: #79678 by Lock Wench
Mar 20, 2007 4:05pm
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I've tried so hard not to be vain about the fact that I've finally got a Blue Diamond box, and now you're offering these pretty patches! Do I give in and order one for my backpack? Or do I resist pretend that "it really doesn't matter what others think"?

This website offers more temptations!

Murray7
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Reply to: #79681 by Murray Herd
Mar 20, 2007 4:14pm
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I know what you mean. I want soooo many patches. But I've vowed to only buy patches after I have boxed in that area. Hence, no PNW patch for me.....YET! :)

LW PhD
"Nice Counts"
Re: Blue Diamond Worthy Patches
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Reply to: #79678 by Lock Wench
Mar 20, 2007 4:28pm
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so nice! Alas I'm just a bumpy stone : )
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Reply to: #79678 by Lock Wench
Mar 20, 2007 5:19pm
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Well, what about patch collectors? I collect patches; from parks, from events, from letterboxing, from places...
I would like to order one of your patches, but I don't know where to send the money and I almost feel guilty about. I really would like to have one just cause it's a letterboxer patch. Actually I wouldn't mind ordering one for my brother as well. How do I go about it? It is a really cool patch. I like the shape.
Re: Blue Diamond Worthy Patches
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Reply to: #79697 by mstrwndl
Mar 20, 2007 5:22pm
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Oh patch collectors can have 'em too! I am a patch collector myself. :) Here's the info:

You can send a check, a money order, cash or use paypal. They are $3 each. Here's my address:

Lock Wench/Cyndie Long
218 Clairmonte Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13207

For Paypal, send to lockwench@yahoo.com
Checks and money orders should be made out to "Cyndie Long"

Don't forget a self-addressed stamped envelope. One stamp for every 2 patches. And let me know when you get them and how you like them!

Thanks!

LW
Cootie Crew Club Shirt & Patch
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Mar 20, 2007 7:40pm
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i am sorry if i have posted this resently, but now that i just got the Cootie Crew patches in the mail the other day, i thought i would post to inform. since i am offering Cootie Crew shirts and patches for the children, i think it would only be fair to offer up a Cootie Crew patch for the adults.

If you are still interested, all i need to know is what size and color you would like.
Children shirt sizes : XS ( 2-4), S (6-8), M (10-12), L (14-16).
Colors available : White, Black, Ash, Pale Pink, Forrest Green, Navy Blue.
Where to send it.

What you need to know is:
shirts are $15
patches are $3 (SASE if ordered alone)
S&H is $5 (i can combine shipping for mutiple orders)
payment can be made out to: Cootie Crew

my address is :
David Baril Jr. (Cootie Crew)
22 bow lane
pembroke, nh 03275

i will be placing a shirt order soon, so let me know.
if you would like to wait, that isn't a problem. you know where to find me.
thanks again for considering the Cootie Crew.
david (team new hampshire)
http://teamnewhampshire.blogspot.com
Re: Blue Diamond Worthy Patches
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Reply to: #79699 by Lock Wench
Mar 20, 2007 9:51pm
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If anyone is buying a big quantity (like 20 or more), I will handle the postage.


LW PhD
"Nice Counts"
Re: Blue Diamond Worthy Patches
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Reply to: #79764 by Lock Wench
Mar 20, 2007 9:57pm
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LockWench,

If you think they can get here by March 30th, I'll put in an order for a mess of patches for the April 1st Gathering.

I despise PayPal, but for this I will endure the suffering!!

Watch for an order to come through soon.

Renee
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Reply to: #79769 by 3CatFam
Mar 20, 2007 10:24pm
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I'll put them in the mail asap as soon as I hear from you. Don't forget your address!

LW PhD
"Nice Counts"
Re: Blue Diamond Worthy Patches
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Reply to: #79769 by 3CatFam
Mar 20, 2007 10:32pm
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Oh, Oh....(hand raised up high in the air) I will buy one (or maybe more) from you at the gathering.
We are coming and can't wait! See you soon,
In Cahoots Gang
Re: Cootie Crew Club Shirt & Patch
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Reply to: #79741 by Team New Hampshire
Mar 20, 2007 10:43pm
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If we just order patches, is it just the one stamp for every two patches for the return postage?
In Cahoots Gang
Re: Blue Diamond Worthy Patches
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Reply to: #79678 by Lock Wench
Mar 20, 2007 10:52pm
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WOW! The patch looks great!

Unfortunately I have sworn off and boycott blue diamond ratings. Otherwise I would be in line as well.
Re: Cootie Crew Club Shirt & Patch
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Reply to: #79780 by In Cahoots Gang
Mar 21, 2007 4:55am
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yup, i can do that.
not a problem.

david (team new hampshire)
http://teamnewhampshire.blogspot.com
Re: Blue Diamond Worthy Patches
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Reply to: #79782 by IrishRef
Mar 21, 2007 5:03am
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her patch has nothing to do with ratings.
we ae all blue diamond worth and that is what the patch says.
not that you have a blue diamond worthy box.
please don't boycott such a wonderful idea by lock wench.
the patch is beautiful.
i can't wait for mine.

david (team new hampshire)
http://teamnewhampshire.blogspot.com
Re: Cootie Crew Club Shirt & Patch
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Reply to: #79780 by In Cahoots Gang
Mar 21, 2007 5:07am
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Yes, one stamp is plenty for every 2 patches you order. So 1 stamp for 1-2 patches, 2 stamps for 3-4 patches, etc.

LW PhD
"Nice Counts"
Re: Blue Diamond Worthy Patches
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Reply to: #79804 by Team New Hampshire
Mar 21, 2007 5:19am
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I would love one of these patches and will be contacting LW soon.

But as for everyone being blue diamond worthy...I disagree. I have been to several boxes where it is obvious that the person put little effort into the logbook or the carving of the stamp. They simply wanted a plant.

Not to mention the "letterbox" that Becky and I found that was simply full of religious pamphlets and a store bought stamp from Wal-mart (I know because I've seen it there).
Re: Blue Diamond Worthy Patches
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Reply to: #79814 by Mososo Kruppe
Mar 21, 2007 5:27am
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I still believe everyone has the potential to be "worthy" of planting great boxes in great places. Whether or not they will be inspired to do so is a different thing. At least my patch will last longer than an actual BD.....before I opted out, those came and went and came and went and came and went...well....you get the picture. :)

LW PHD
"Nice Counts"
Re: Blue Diamond Worthy Patches
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Reply to: #79814 by Mososo Kruppe
Mar 21, 2007 5:34am
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so that box isn't for you.
im not a religious kinda guy either and probably would also be turned of by it, but if someone who did follow the words from above, then that box would be just fine for that someone. i have found boxes that i really didn't care for and i feel now, that i am not to complain about it. i have store bought stamps and foam stamps out there, so i am every bit as untalented as some others i met. but, just because i have those still out there, doesn't mean anything. not to brag, but i have come a long way. my first stamp is carved from a pink eraser, my last stamp was the talk of the town at the last event attended.

did you not enjoy the hike? was it a drive-by? i find myself carrying a camera more now, so i don't get all caught up the prize at the end of the trail. i have a blog that i post on all the time and so, the better the story, the better the interest. i think that letterboxing is more than just about the prize. it is about the wrapping around the prize. look at the beautiful wrapping sometime when your out. then you will see who is a blue diamond worthy letterboxer. even if it is in the LORD's company.

now it sounds like i sit in church!
david (team new hampshire)
http://teamnewhampshire.blogspot.com
Re: Blue Diamond Worthy Patches
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Reply to: #79814 by Mososo Kruppe
Mar 21, 2007 6:01am
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They simply wanted a plant.

Not to mention the "letterbox" that Becky and I found that was simply full of religious pamphlets and a store bought stamp from Wal-mart


I know which box that was... how annoying. Nevermind it didn't have anything to do with the locale, it was so stuffed full of religious propaganda you could barely shut it. And it was not "words from above", it was more like the "holier than thou" B.S. (yes, capital letters) you get shoved in your face. I found it offensive.

If I could have, I would have rated that box a "1".
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Reply to: #79821 by Team New Hampshire
Mar 21, 2007 6:18am
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Actually Becky and I are both devout Roman Catholics...so we ARE religious type people. This box was a drive by, so there was no hike to enjoy. We simply drove out to the spot to find a stamp and a bunch of pamphlets...disappointing. NOT Blue diamond material. Saying that everyone deserves a blue diamond is false, it defeats the purpose of the blue diamond. Everyone may have the potential to plant blue diamond boxes, but they don't. There was no beautiful wrapping on this one. It was hidden under a broken down shed.

99% of my boxes aren't blue diamond boxes! I'm proud of them anyway.
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Reply to: #79828 by Mososo Kruppe
Mar 21, 2007 6:25am
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Let me add to that...

In my opinion a box has to have at least two out of these three to be a blue diamond:

An excellent handmade logbook
A beautiful location
A very detailed and nice stamp

Creative/well written clues are also a bonus.

If someone stuck a pad of index cards and a store bought stamp at the top of a beautiful mountain I would be happy about the view but disappointed in the box.

Becky and I both agree, the "worst" handcarved stamp is better than the best store bought one.
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Reply to: #79828 by Mososo Kruppe
Mar 21, 2007 6:42am
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Hmmm... Coincidentally, I was raised Roman Catholic—went to the same parish school my mother and her brothers went to. I've got nothing against religion (except that I think it's been one of the roots of a lot of the conflicts in the world). I even carved, for a budding boxer, a sig stamp with a religious theme.

If the box had been religiously themed and planted near a historic church, that would have been different. I would have been able to appreciate it more. But as it was (still is??), it was very disappointing.

'nuff said!
Re: Blue Diamond Worthy Patches
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Reply to: #79832 by BrewHiker
Mar 21, 2007 6:51am
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Exactly.

That box is missing actually. It wasn't exactly well hidden in the first place. (Under the steps of a shed used by maintenance workers) We checked on it out of curiosity when we went to that park to check on one of our plants.
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Reply to: #79834 by Booknut
Mar 21, 2007 6:53am
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I agree. Well said.
Re: Cootie Crew Club Shirt & Patch
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Reply to: #79805 by Lock Wench
Mar 21, 2007 7:14am
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I had to read up thread to find out that you really meant stamps, as in USPS.

I couldn't understand why anyone was sending stamps to get a patch. Thought you might be collecting cootie stamps at first. Heck, carving stamps in exchange for a patch? I could get into that!
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Reply to: #79828 by Mososo Kruppe
Mar 21, 2007 7:17am
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I may be missing something here...

..but isn't the point that we all deserve a blue diamond? Not our BOXES. Us. The people-types.

I mean, really, there's a heck of a lot of boxes that don't meet minimum standards, but I never heard of a person who didn't.
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Reply to: #79847 by Ish
Mar 21, 2007 7:49am
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I don't think all letterboxERs deserve blue diamonds. MOST of us yes. But we have found too many boxes where the people who found it last left it sitting out or hid it in the wrong place or didn't close the bags, etc.

Our favorite is when we see that someone has stamped the box stamp into the log and written the message, "Not sure what I'm supposed to do." Or even signed there trailname, etc. We have seen that way too many times for it to be attributed to someone who just stumbled on the box. At least they can be excused as probably just being new to letterboxing.

Some letterboxers are just plain inconsiderate. So all of us don't deserve to be blue diamond letterboxers. Most of us probably, but not all.

But I'll get off the high horse now.