BSA Supply Division report circa 1923

Posted on May 13th, 2014 in Fakes,Insignia by ramore

We do get some interesting items come through our hands. This is small BSA publication from the Department of Scout Supplies (or Supply Service – it wasn’t a Division yet). Among this annual report is a list of companies and individuals that it had to “dissuade” from unauthorized use of Boy Scout name, title, insignia and uniforms during 1923. Now our question is, what was some of this stuff?

The report also has some overall stats for the service – 97,907 orders processed at an average of $5.03 (and in 1923 dollars that was pretty substantial). They had 50 employees.


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  1. David DeGezelle said,

    on May 13th, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    Wow, I wish I would have read this sooner… I guess I purchased another fake issue again. My purchase of , Item #63 , “Reading Scout” underwear from my hometown of Reading , Pa. does not feel that satisfying any more. It appears as though I have been duped again.

  2. ramore said,

    on May 14th, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    I don’t know if its “duped” – its probably an interesting piece. Actually, print out the picture and you can display the story (and help date the darn thing).

  3. ramore said,

    on August 3rd, 2014 at 11:51 am

    I did re-read the report to see if it made a reference of the Eagle medal transition from T.H. Foley to Dieges & Clust which occurred around this time but it does not. It does make reference to the quality of uniforms the Sigmund Eisner Co. was producing for Scouts.

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