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  1. #1
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    Fist full of dollars

    Jan 2008
    San Antonio, Texas
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    Smoking briskets, making tamales, metal detecting

    Boy Scout Swastika?

    found yesterday, emblem of the boy scout?
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  2. #2
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    da book worm--researcher

    Feb 2007
    callahan,fl
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    Re: Boy Scout Swastika?

    remember pre nazi germany --the swastika was a thousands of year old good luck symbol in many cultures ---clearly this boy scout "good luck" token comes from the time before hitler twisted the meaning of it --

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    Sep 2008
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    Re: Boy Scout Swastika?

    Before Hitler ruined the meaning of a swastika into something terrible, it was considered a good luck symbol. If you look and compare German swastikas with yours, they usually go the other direction. Many tokens and lucky coins used the symbol before 1940. I have even saw them on a Buster Brown shoe token.

    Bob

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    Re: Boy Scout Swastika?

    Here is some history on the swastika-http://history1900s.about.com/cs/swa...ikahistory.htm Nice Token!
    In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is King.


  5. #5
    us
    Mar 2006
    SPRINGTOWN TX
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    Re: Boy Scout Swastika?

    dates back to 1910 several different varieties of this token.here is a link
    http://www.sageventure.com/coins/misc.html

  6. #6
    us
    May 2008
    Texas
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    Re: Boy Scout Swastika?

    How deep was it Art? Looks like the Etrac is doing good.....John

  7. #7
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    American by Birth ~ Gun Owner by Right ~ Jesus by Choice

    Jan 2007
    Mcallen TX
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    Re: Boy Scout Swastika?

    that is a great token
    Dawn
    MCALLEN, TX

  8. #8
    us
    Fist full of dollars

    Jan 2008
    San Antonio, Texas
    Explorer II
    113
    2 times
    Smoking briskets, making tamales, metal detecting

    Re: Boy Scout Swastika?

    It was five inches down and it is the size of a 50 cent coin and gave a dime signal (easy find), I kept it in my pocket for a day to see what luck it would bring and yesterday after receiving change at the HEB store I got a 1940 quarter (what luck). I then stopped at the truck stop got a lotto scratch off (Dallas Cowboy kind) and 5 Texas lotto for Wednesday and they gave me one a free Mega Million (what luck), I didn't get nothing on the scratch off or the Texas lotto so waiting on the Mega on Friday. Also when I got home my Dish TV box stop working so I opened it up and I was shocked to see all that had accumulated inside it, blew it out with the air compressor and now it OK (what luck). I guess I will keep the token in my pocket until I go to the casino next week. Happy Trails 2 U...

  9. #9
    us
    Jan 2009
    San Antonio,Texas
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    Re: Boy Scout Swastika?

    Dont let Art fool you folks, every time i venture out with him not only does he show me his luck but his skill with that E-trac!
    He has a knack for finding the good stuff regardless if we are hunting a fresh area or a worn out spot, he always finds that little gem.......a couple coins too! he has taught me alot alot about patience, persistence and like he always reminds me, to slow down.
    Him finding this very cool token is just another example of his "luck".Great job Art.....
    For GOD so loved the WORLD that he gave his only begotten son,that whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life.
    John 3:16

  10. #10
    us
    May 2008
    Texas
    Teknetic G2, Excal 2 1000, Garrett Sea Hunter II
    355
    2 times

    Re: Boy Scout Swastika?

    You're right, go slow and be patient, of course, Art is an old man...ha ha Did I mention I'm stepping on 62, about 3-4 years older than Art, man I feel old.....You guys did good. John

  11. #11
    us
    Jun 2009
    Conroe, Tx.
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    Re: Boy Scout Swastika?

    Very Neat Find
    I'd rather dig an item like this than a mercury dime anyday
    I have an old Native American bracelet with swatsika's on it.

 

 

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