Wisumahi Lodge Issues:  A continuing project...

Rounds, Flaps and other items -- in chronological order

This website is an ongoing attempt to provide accurate information regarding the issues of Wisumahi Lodge 478.   478 patches are among the most difficult to identify and the authors have yet to find anyone with a complete collection.  Perhaps such a collection exists in real life, but an image collection is all that we have been able to obtain.  Two members of Wisumahi Lodge (Gene Carmean and Joe Rosenthall) and Ron Price of Atsa 380 have collaborated in this effort to create this library.  

Part of the motivation for this site is to provide clear images and descriptions of the patches issued.  The numbering system differs from other publications, due primarily to  problems in chronological order.  It was decided to simply number the patches in the order they were issued.

MVE - Many Varieties Exist.  We have tried to provide images of all of the patches without going crazy (i.e., going down to the individual thread level on each patch).  New numbers are given when there is a significant change such as a change in the color of the arrowhead.  Minor changes such as the width of the middle W are listed as varieties (a, b, or c).

This is an ongoing effort.  If you can find errors, please let us know.  If you have issues not listed, please share that information.  The email address is at the bottom of this page.

No images on this page may be used for commercial purposes.

 

Rounds

Issue &
Variety
Border
Color/Type
Background
Color
Name
Color
Notes
R1a BLU C WHT RED

1952.  96mm. Gold arrowhead, red arrow with triangular tip.  The neckerchief photo at the very  top of the rounds section is Joe Rosenthal's neckerchief.  He received this in 1954.  The image directly below is a mint R1.   Bluebook: R3A 


Issue &
Variety
Border
Color/Type
Background
Color
Name
Color
Notes
R1b BLU C WHT RED

1952.  96mm. Gold arrowhead, red arrow with triangular tip, twill background.  Bluebook: R3b 

Issue &
Variety
Border
Color/Type
Background
Color
Name
Color
Notes
R2 BLU C WHT RED

1953. 75mm. Small issue, yellow arrowhead,  no border around arrowhead.. Bluebook: R1a.  Note:  Bluebook claims there is another small round (R1b)  with arrowhead tail feathers touching the letters.  No example of this patch has been found.



Issue &
Variety
Border
Color/Type
Background
Color
Name
Color
Notes
R3 BLU C WHT RED

75mm. Small issue, border around arrowhead.  Bluebook:  R2.                        



Issue &
Variety
Border
Color/Type
Background
Color
Name
Color
Notes
R4 BLU C WHT RED

100mm. No border around arrowhead.  It is  light blue with a triangular yellow arrowhead. This is picture is Wes Fish's neckerchief patch given to him in 1959.  Bluebook R4B.


Issue &
Variety
Border
Color/Type
Background
Color
Name
Color
Notes
R5 BLU C WHT RED

100mm. Yellow arrowhead, no border, light blue.  Paul Helman received a patch like this at the 1961 Ordeal.   Bluebook: R4A.



Issue &
Variety
Border
Color/Type
Background
Color
Name
Color
Notes
R6 BLU C WHT RED

100mm. No border around gold arrowhead Bluebook: R5.                                .


 
Issue &
Variety
Border
Color/Type
Background
Color
Name
Color
Notes
R7 BLU C WHT RED

100mm. Jim Pearce received a patch like this at the 1965 Ordeal.  Border around gold arrowheadBluebook: R6.


 
Issue &
Variety
Border
Color/Type
Background
Color
Name
Color
Notes
R8 BLU R WHT RED 1968. Border around gold arrowhead.  No twill.   Bluebook:  R7b.


 


Issue &
Variety
Border
Color/Type
Background
Color
Name
Color
Notes
R9 BLU R WHT RED

1971. Border around gold arrowhead. Triangular arrowhead.  Twill on white background.  Bluebook: R7a.


 

 

 

 

Wisumahi Lodge Issues

Flaps


 

 

Issue &
Variety
Border
Color/Type
Background
Color
Name
Color
Notes
S1a BLU C BLK WHT

1955. 136mm x 85mm.   Blue base material.  Designed by Lodge Chief  Bob Dick and Andy Bisaccia, the S1 flaps were first sold to Wisumahi members at an Ordeal at Camp Arataba in 1956.  Bluebook: S1a.



 
Issue &
Variety
Border
Color/Type
Background
Color
Name
Color
Notes
S1b BLU C BLK WHT

1955. Same as S1a, except black base material.  Issued simultaneously with S1a.    Bluebook: S1b.


 
Issue &
Variety
Border
Color/Type
Background
Color
Name
Color
Notes
S1c BLU C BLK WHT

Same as S1b, except narrow middle W and light orange arrowhead. Bluebook: S1c.                                      



Issue &
Variety
Border
Color/Type
Background
Color
Name
Color
Notes
S2a BLU C BLK WHT

60 x 128mm. 1959.  Gold arrowhead. Designed to be smaller in order to fit on pocket at the suggestion of Joe Rosenthal's mother.   Bluebook: S2a.



Issue &
Variety
Border
Color/Type
Background
Color
Name
Color
Notes
S2b BLU C BLK WHT

 60 x 128mm. 1960.  Same as S2a except the weave around the eagle is a looser zigzag.   Bluebook S2b.



 
Issue &
Variety
Border
Color/Type
Background
Color
Name
Color
Notes
S3 BLU R BLK WHT

51 x 113mm.  1964 (OR older).  In the summer of 1968, Gene Carmean was on the Camp Staff at Camp Helendade. One of the adult leaders was Sam Tate. Sam Tate wore the small S3 flap on his uniform. These small flaps were extremely hard to come by in the late 60s.  Bluebook: 7a.



Issue &
Variety
Border
Color/Type
Background
Color
Name
Color
Notes
S4a BLU C BLK WHT

58 x 125 mm.  Light orange arrowhead. 3mm wide "W."  Bluebook: S3b.



Issue &
Variety
Border
Color/Type
Background
Color
Name
Color
Notes
S4b BLU C BLK WHT

58 x 125 mm. 1965. Light orange arrowhead. 4mm wide "W." Bluebook: S3c.



Issue &
Variety
Border
Color/Type
Background
Color
Name
Color
Notes
S5 BLU C BLK WHT

58 x 125 mm. 1967. Same as S4 but dark orange arrowhead.   Bluebook:  S3a.



Issue &
Variety
Border
Color/Type
Background
Color
Name
Color
Notes
S6a BLU R BLK WHT

1968. 58 x 128mm.  Bluebook: S4a. .



Issue &
Variety
Border
Color/Type
Background
Color
Name
Color
Notes
S6b BLU R BLK WHT

1968. 58 x 128mm.   Same as S6b, except W is narrow. Bluebook: S4b



Issue &
Variety
Border
Color/Type
Background
Color
Name
Color
Notes
S7a BLU R BLK WHT

1969. 56 x 130mm. Dark orange arrowhead.  2mm middle "W." Bluebook:  S5a.



Issue &
Variety
Border
Color/Type
Background
Color
Name
Color
Notes
S7b BLU R BLK WHT

1969. 56 x 130mm.  Light orange arrowhead.  5mm middle "W."  Bluebook:  S5b                       



Issue &
Variety
Border
Color/Type
Background
Color
Name
Color
Notes
S7c BLU R BLK WHT

1969. 56 x 130mm.   3mm middle "W."  Dark orange arrowhead.  Bluebook:  S5c. 



Issue &
Variety
Border
Color/Type
Background
Color
Name
Color
Notes
S8 BLU R BLK WHT

56 x 120mm. 1970. A metalic blue.  Bluebook: S6c.



Issue &
Variety
Border
Color/Type
Background
Color
Name
Color
Notes
S9a BLU R BLK WHT

50 x 120mm. 1970.  Middle W width is 3mm. Light Orange Arrowhead. Bluebook: S6b. A S9b variety is identical except it has a dark orange arrowhead (Bluebook S6a).  


Issue &
Variety
Border
Color/Type
Background
Color
Name
Color
Notes
S10ab BLU R BLK WHT

51 x 113mm.  Middle W is 4mm. Issued in 1971. Identical to S3 except has red thread throughout black background.  S3 and s10ab were issued several years apart. At the 1971 NAOC in Illinois, Gene Carmean took around 200 "a"  flaps with me to trade. Joe Urlaub and I went to that conference together.  Alan O'Conner from Maya 354 gave me a ride home... or at least as far as Reno.   Bluebook: S7b.  S10b  is identical without the red stitches and has a darker gold arrowhead.  As pictured, the b is on the top, the a is below.


Issue &
Variety
Border
Color/Type
Background
Color
Name
Color
Notes
S11 BLU R BLK WHT

52 x 118 mm. 1971. A metallic blue with a red orange arrowhead.   Bluebook: S8.


Issue &
Variety
Border
Color/Type
Background
Color
Name
Color
Notes
S12 YEL R M/C RED

 1972. "Death flap."  The third consciously designed S issue.  Bluebook: S9 


 

 

Issue &
Variety
Border
Color/Type
Background
Color
Name
Color
Notes
Hs1 BLU R BLK WHT

 2009 Historical issue by 127.

 

 

 

 

 

Wisumahi Lodge Issues

A Shapes


 

Issue &
Variety
Border
Color/Type
Background
Color
Name
Color
Notes
A1 BLK C M/C RED

Only "A" issue. Bluebook: A1.


 

 

Unofficial and Fakes

 

Issue &
Variety
Border
Color/Type
Background
Color
Name
Color
Notes
ZR1 LBL C WHT RED

70mm. Fake produced in 1956. Bluebook: ZR1.



 
Issue &
Variety
Border
Color/Type
Background
Color
Name
Color
Notes
Z2 DYL R BLK WHT

1970. 50 made.  Sold for $2.00 each as Rialto Chapter Fundraiser.  Unofficial. Bluebook Chapter listing: S1.


 

 
Issue &
Variety
Border
Color/Type
Background
Color
Name
Color
Notes
Z3 BLU R BLK WHT

2004 Malaysian fake sold on Ebay.


This is an ongoing effort.  If you know of other patches not listed, let me know.  Send any Notes to Gene4 at aol.com. If you have other documentation or old camp pictures with flaps, old uniforms, any evidence of order, send it along.

 

ORIGINAL ARTWORK FOR THE R1.


1957 12-A Conference patch hosted by Wisumahi Lodge.

 

 

2004 Vigil Reunion Patch hosted at Camp Helendade.

 

 

 

Cahuilla Issues with Wisumahi Bird