Shu Shu Gah Lodge M1?

At the Shu Shu Gah Lodge #24 Ordeal this weekend, a couple of new items surfaced. The first was a metal “Thank You” presented by the Chief and Advisor for Service to the Lodge. The metal flap pictured below is approximately three inches long and one and a half inches tall.

Would this be considered an M issue?

The Blue Book defines the M category as “Any Full Size emblem that is metal, does not include hat pins.

Well it is not a full size flap (approximately 5 inches by 2.5 inches). So does it qualify?

Shu Shu Gah Lodge #24 M1? Front

Shu Shu Gah Lodge #24 M1? - Back

So what do you think?

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  1. Dave Scocca says:

    Not an “issue”. Not even remotely what the M type was intended to get at. The original M (Wahpinachi 308) was exactly the size and shape of a flap and was worn on the uniform. Most later M issues are similarly both the full size of a normal flap and all but one or two are equipped with pins to be attached to a uniform flap.

    What you’ve got there is a paperweight. Never intended to be “insignia”, and I don’t see any reasonable way to classify it as such.

    (To be honest — unless it was released packaged somewhat differently than I’ve seen and with some intent of being available for wear — I think the Egwa Tawa Dee 129 “one-pound flap” is really a paperweight, not an “insignia” issue.)

    The words “insignia” and “badge” both generally connote wearability. A paperweight is neither.

  2. nyoatrader says:

    Dave,

    I hear what your saying, although the “Definition” is fairly broad. Functionally I’d agree most likely a paperweight. Size wise while not as big as a ‘standard’ flap it is larger than the 50X3 and 4 (the mini-flaps which were a minor craze a few years back).

    From the images at least one other BB Editor thinks they are M’s. See the 164 and 245 M’s at OA Images.

    Probably require a ruling from the national editor and a clearer description IMHO.

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