Mar 13, 2010

Rarest Kecoughtan patch available for sale

The scarcest patch issued by Kecoughtan Lodge is the acorn shaped felt X1 issued in 1954 for the National Order of the Arrow Conference. If you'd like to add this to your collection it's listed right now on ebay, with a minimum bid of $12,000. The seller is Josh Batten, a Virginia OA collector who is also offering a number of other exceptionally rare OA items for sale.

Only four of the Kecoughtan X1 are known to exist. According to Sam Fairchild, seven were made, three have been lost forever. I have never seen one offered for trade or sale in four decades of collecting and has no record of any prior 463 X1 sale, so it's probably not an exaggeration to say this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire one.

Josh kindly provided a picture of the 463X1. The picture of the patch is grayscale to prevent counterfeiting (as agreed to by the four owners of the known existing examples of this item).

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