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Information on identifying the differences between REAL and FAKE (or reproduction)
Boy Scout Insignia

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JAMBOREE INSIGNIA

REAL
1935 NATIONAL
 JAMBOREE PATCH

1) Gauze back.
2) White threads show in all color sections on back
3) 2nd floor of dome is not as wide as 1st floor

REPRODUCTION
1935 NATIONAL
 JAMBOREE PATCH
(Z35NJ1)

Clues:
1) Plastic  back.
(CAUTION --- The plastic backing  can  easily be removed)

2) Dome is wrong (1st and 2nd floors line up)

Sold as part of the 1981
 BSA souvenir set.

FAKE
1935 NATIONAL
 JAMBOREE PATCH
(Z35NJ2)

Clues:
1) Cloth back.
2) All color sections are bright on back.
3) Some (BUT NOT ALL) are stamped FAKE on back

 

 

NO PHOTO OF
BACK AVAILABLE

FAKE
1935 NATIONAL
 JAMBOREE PATCH
(Z35NJ3)

Clues:
1) Light blue on compass is outlined in DARK BLUE

FAKE
1935 NATIONAL
 JAMBOREE PATCH
(Z35NJ6)

Clues:
1) Cloth back.
2) Dome is wrong
3) Letters look strange ("Y" in Boy, "J" in Jamboree", ...)

FAKE
1935 NATIONAL
 JAMBOREE PATCH
(Z35NJ6 - Another similar one)

Clues:
1) Cloth back.
2) Dome is wrong
3) Letters look strange ("Y" in Boy, "J" in Jamboree", ...)

 

FAKE
1935 NATIONAL JAMBOREE JACKET PATCH
(Z35NJ5)

Clues:
1) NO Jacket Patch was issued for the 1935 National Jamboree.
2) Silk Screen on felt - made by cutting out the center of a 1935 Pennant.
3) 8 inch (204mm) wide

 

REAL
1935 NATIONAL JAMBOREE NECKERCHIEFS

1) Full Square neckerchief.
2) High Quality Screen.

FAKE
1935 NATIONAL JAMBOREE NECKERCHIEFS
(Z35NJ4)

Clues:
1) Triangular neckerchief.
2) Poor Quality Screen, especially noticeable in the detail of the dome.

 

REAL
1937 NATIONAL
 JAMBOREE PATCH

1) Gauze back.
2) 75-78mm wide
3) Bottom left hand RED compass tip points to the  "C" in SCOUTS 
4) 3 lines near bottom of Washington Monument
5) Top of "J" in Jamboree is not crossed.
6) The back of the compass point show a lot of white thread

REPRODUCTION
1937 NATIONAL
 JAMBOREE PATCH
(Z37NJ1)

Clues:
1) Totally wrong design
2) clear or light blue     Plastic  back.
(CAUTION ---  The plastic backing  can  easily be removed)

Sold as part of the 1977 & 1981 BSA souvenir sets.

FAKE
1937 NATIONAL
 JAMBOREE PATCH
(Z37NJ2)

Clues:
1)  Bottom left hand RED compass tip points between the "S" and "C" in SCOUTS
2) Some (BUT NOT ALL) are stamped FAKE on back
3) Back of compass shows very little white threads.

FAKE
1937 NATIONAL
 JAMBOREE PATCH
(Z37NJ3)

Clues:
1) very small - only 73mm wide.
2) Compass shape is wrong.
3) Some (BUT NOT ALL) are stamped FAKE on back

FAKE
1937 NATIONAL
 JAMBOREE PATCH
(Z37NJ4)

Clues:
1)  Only 1 line near bottom of Washington Monument

FAKE
1937 NATIONAL
 JAMBOREE PATCH
(Z37NJ5)

Clues:
1) Top of "J" in Jamboree is crossed.

FAKE
1937 NATIONAL
 JAMBOREE PATCH
(Z37NJ6)

Clues:
1) Wrong shape         compass
2) WASHINGTON      D.C. 1937 is in red
3) Very wide - 87mm

NO PHOTO OF
BACK AVAILABLE

FAKE
1937 NATIONAL
 JAMBOREE PATCH
(Z37NJ7)

Clues:
1) White twill background (real one is on felt)
2) Black ring around patch.

FAKE
1937 NATIONAL
 JAMBOREE PATCH
(Z37NJ8)

Clues:
1) On red twill
2) Solid white design

 

FAKE
1937 NATIONAL JAMBOREE JACKET PATCH
(Z37NJ9)

Clues:
1) NO Jacket Patch was issued for the 1937 National Jamboree.
2) Silk Screen on felt - made by cutting out the center of a 1937 Pennant.
3) 8 inch (204mm) wide

FAKE
1937 NATIONAL JAMBOREE JACKET PATCH
(Z37NJ10)

Clues:
1) NO Jacket Patch was issued for the 1937 National Jamboree.
2) Fully Embroidered
3) 6 3/4 inch (171mm) wide

Last Updated: October 22, 2013

 

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