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Post By Mackaydon
May 28, 2012, 02:58 PM
Swastika and Boyscouts
Went on a water hunt and found a few things, a nice Pendant and a Token or something. It's has a swastika on one side and horse on the other, it says July 1910 and Good Luck but why would it have a swastika ?
May 28, 2012, 03:02 PM
I believe they used that symbol way before the Germans did.
May 28, 2012, 03:23 PM
The swastika was a good luck symbol for a long time, starting in India first. Sad how it changed the meaning....
May 28, 2012, 03:24 PM
pre ww2 swastikas were a good luck symbol
May 28, 2012, 03:26 PM
Found a similar token a month ago...pretty neat find
Last edited by JohnnyMac; May 28, 2012 at 03:52 PM.
May 28, 2012, 04:01 PM
Thanks everyone for the info, I knew it was pre world war II and figured it might have meant something different then post ww II, Good Hunting Everyone...
May 28, 2012, 04:55 PM
Very cool token I have never seen a silver one posted but they did make them, I research them a while back, I'd love to find a silver one
May 28, 2012, 05:00 PM
Sometimes these were used to hand out to people to promote a business like we use business cards. I found one made in the 1920's that had the guys name on it. I did some research and found he had 3 businesses. My how times have changed.
May 28, 2012, 05:01 PM
cool finds. kinda funny how many times I've seen the topic of the swastika brought up on forums because of someone digging one of these tokens.
May 28, 2012, 05:12 PM
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May 28, 2012, 05:39 PM
Good hunt. A water hunt would feel good right now. In Maryland it has been hitting in the mud 90's.
May 28, 2012, 06:07 PM
This was a sales gimmick giveaway by the Excelsior Shoe Company of Portsmouth, Ohio...they gave one out to each customer who bought a pair of the Official Boy Scout Shoe. The date of 1910 is the date the Boy Scouts was founded.
Yours appears to be Version 4 of which there were 9 types:
The Excelsior MEDAL Shoe for Boys, July 1910
Last edited by Mackaydon; May 28, 2012 at 06:12 PM.
May 28, 2012, 11:37 PM
Swastika was a good luck symbol for thousands of years
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