Vtg 1940s BSA OA R1 WETASSA 227 LODGE US GRANT COUNCIL FELT Patch. PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR BUSINESS IS ANTIQUES AND VINTAGE COLLECTIBLES. ALL ITEMS ARE PREVIOUSLY LOVED AND MOST NOT IN PERFECT CONDITION UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED. MANY OF THE ITEMS ARE VERY VERY OLD. PLEASE VIEW PHOTOS CAREFULLY AS WE HAVE DONE OUR BEST TO SHOW ANY IMPERFECTIONS IN THE PICTURES. THIS PATCH IS 100% AUTHENTIC. IT CAME OUT OF THE ESTATE OF A SENIOR SCOUT LEADER WAYNE FINKBONER. Born in Freeport, Illinois in 1930, where he was also raised. From what I have gathered Mr. Finkboner was one of the founding scouts for the 227 WETASSA LODGE and was very active, traveling to other lodges & camps swapping lodge patches. Moved to Ft Worth, Texas and had a career at Lockheed and passed in 2015. Please check my other auctions for GREAT RARE 1940’S ORDER OF THE ARROW and BOY SCOUT related items. Over the next week or two I will be listing many items from his LARGE patch collection and other boy scout items. ALL THE PATCHES DATE TO THE 1940’S and most are in great condition. These patches were all stored in his little scout patch bag in a shoe box in a climate controlled area. The patch has a rather interesting history. Watassa was the name the Native Americans gave President Ulysses S. Grant translated “LITTLE MASKED BANDIT” or “LITTLE MASKED ONE”; the lodge chose a raccoon for the mascot. The patch didn’t stay this way long and was changed in 1949 to the blue background with a yellow thunderbird patch. The patch you see is the VERY RARE, ONLY 10 KNOWN TO EXSIST, R1 FIRST ISSUE PATCH FOR THE 227 LODGE which was first made, from what I read, in 1943. NO RIPS OR HOLES, IN GREAT USED CONDITION. The only issue I can see is minor age discoloring. BLACK FELT WITH RED AND WHITE LETTERING. ALSO YES ALL PATCHES HAVE BEEN BLACK LIGHT TESTED. All international buyers must have a confirmed, translated to English, address. It’s just not very economical for us, in the end. Color variations can occur dependent upon viewer’s screen. + Feedback is left after + feedback is received. Message us if you have any questions at all. INSTRUCTIONS SENT IN MESSAGES COULD RESULT IN BEING OVER LOOKED THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR COOPERATION! Fragile or delicate items are packed with bubble wrap and/or packing peanuts. The item “Vtg 1940s BSA OA R1 WETASSA 227 LODGE US GRANT COUNCIL FELT Patch” is in sale since Monday, December 31, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Historical Memorabilia\Fraternal Organizations\Boy Scouts\Badges & Patches\Order of the Arrow Patches”. The seller is “electricantique” and is located in Fort Worth, Texas. This item can be shipped worldwide.