The Best O-B-V Set Ever?

Collectors watched this auction like a hawk and now after 43 bids it is finally over. While the pile of patches that made up this auction wasn’t very big the prize inside was an ultra rare Muscogee Lodge 221 Skinny Fox Vigil flap. So that begs the question is this the best O-B-V set in the country?


Collection of Scout Memorabilia from Lexington, S.C. Camp Barstow Muscogee







It certainly is a tough set. The ordeal is nearly as tough as the vigil. Glad I got the set two decades ago when it was just tough.

By trippclark on April 26th, 2012 at 5:16 pm

I have to agree with Tripp. The Vigil is a tough flap, but the Ordeal is just about as tough. It’s like ranking them 1a and 1b for the toughest Muscogee flaps.

Fun story, I traded a 1990 “turtle” 75th anniversary 221 flap at the 1990 pre-NOAC tradeoree for a used Santee 116 S1 flap. Not a bad trade for me at all.

It got even better by my trading the Santee S1 to Matt Delk for a yet-to-be-acquired Skinny Fox Vigil flap. Matt traded the Santee S1 to an elder Santee brother for a Muscogee R2 on the neckerchief (another very tough issue) that came from Bill Chandler.

Fast forward 3 years later, and that $3 “Turtle” flap ended up a Vigil Skinny Fox. Like Tripp, I’m glad I got mine back in the day pre-eBay.

Outside of the Skinny Fox flaps, the rest of the auction probably tops out at $350-400 max. Smart move by the seller to list the flaps in a separate photo to clearly ID those flaps.


By creg on April 26th, 2012 at 11:03 pm

I was surprised by the value of the auction. I figured the flaps were the hot item in the lot. Like the others, It was a smart way to list them. I suppose I will stick to the inexpensive stuff like my Project Soar and East Central Region Collection.

By oyovigil on April 27th, 2012 at 11:01 pm

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