Skanondo Lodge 64 Error Flap

I received an email recently asking my opinion on the top flap listed below.  It appears to be the Skanondo Lodge S2 (lower flap), but is missing the deer tracks.

Skanondo S2 Error

I’ve never seen one (missing tracks) before and Skanondo Lodge used to be in my section years ago (1970’s and 1980’s).

It could be a needle break, where the needle on the embroidery breaks so part of the design is not stitched (similar to a thread break, where the spool of thread runs out, but needle marks may still be visible on a mint specimen).

It is most likely just a mis-sewn patch, as the hindquarter of the deer seems to be incompletely sewn as well.

This is also a used flap, where even any marks from made by a needle may no longer be visible after repeated washings.

Another reason is the S1 version (vertical backgound) has the deer tracks (as does the S2), it is less likely (though possible) that the Lodge would have issued one with tracks than one without then return to the tracks.

Anyone ever seen one of these? Do you have one in your collection?