Several ideas have been kicked around, patches, dummies, pins & other things. The biggest problem is getting the item to each member. Can’t be put into the envelope with the journal plus we have e-journal-only members.
So now we have the added expense of separate shipping to each member & the problem of shipping even inert ammunition through the mail arises knowing that we also have members overseas and we then have to deal with customs and that countries postal system.
So do we do this like the ECRA and only make it available at SLICS? I’ve been an ECRA / ECCC member since 1983 & I didn’t get either!
Now that’s the way it is & I’m perfectly OK with that, I’m just illustrating a point, not finding fault.
In the past some Chicagoland (before SLICS) shows offered / sold patches made at the show promoter expense also SLICS, and Ohio offered table holders cartridges as does the Western States,(and before them the California CCA) with limited numbers of items made & the extras being sold to help recoup expenses. This is what the ECRA is doing. Not quite the same thing as what Dave is taking about.
So it’s not only deciding what case type to use and then getting them headstamped. Plus who does the packing, labeling & grunt work (or if is all farmed out who pays for it)?
Dave’s idea that each member pays for an example (or three) is excellent, but how do we know how many to make? Cartridge collectors are notorious for waiting to the last minute to remit journal dues, buy an auction catalog, or take a table at a show. No matter how much heads-up time is offered, someone will be pi**ed-off.
If there is a way to get past the problems I’ve noted I’m sure the board would be quite happy to listen.