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  1. Scouter Don says:

    Why are there 4 Olympic style rings on 48 S5 and S6
    and the f4 NOAC ?

  2. Dan Trembley says:

    Re: 75 Conclave at Portaferry.
    There was also a flap shaped paper sticker issued to all registrants. There was a place to write in your name. I think Chi Sigma did the same thing the previous(?) year.
    I may be able to find a pic for you if you need.

  3. Ray Gould says:

    Hi Dan-
    Yes, you are correct…if memory serves me, there is also another from when Konoshioni hosted the conclave in 1976

  4. Peter Elmdndorf says:

    I have just listed a flap badge for Loon Lodge Adirondack council OA It includes many other items. This is the contact Url :

  5. Robert Ekblaw says:

    You had a “?500?” notation for the OA Handbook paperback edition Oct 4 1948. I have my father’s old edition, Printed by John J. Furlong & Sons, Charleston 12, S.C. and it shows “5000-10-48”, so there were 5000 copies printed of that edition. Just thought you’d like to know.

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