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Duncan 15 trick Silver Award, ver. 2
Exhibit #3423
OwnerRick Brough

A very hard-to-find 3-color Duncan 15 trick Bronze Award patch earned by Gerald Schick.

If you are a collector, this patch may already look vaguely familiar to you. The reason is because another 15 trick Silver Award patch with a very similar design was made by Duncan several years earlier—about 1957 or 1958. That design is slightly larger and more common to find than the patch design in this exhibit.

Numbered award patches were usually not won in competitions with other kids. Rather, they were earned when a player successfully complete the number of required tricks to earn the patch. In this case, the player—having already earned the 8 trick patch—had to complete seven intermediate level tricks to earn the 15 trick patch. So, in one sense, you were really just competing against yourself.

Contrary to what others have claimed or even visually depicted in auctions, these 8- and 15-trick award patches with this same design theme did not go with the Duncan chevron-shaped award patch set. Stylistically, they were very different designs. (However, that sometimes didn't prevent kids from adding them to a sweater, shirt, or jacket anyway!)
Other Views
Patch front, large
Patch back, large

Other Examples
Official Champion wing, ver. 1
Official Cheerio Champion shield
Junior Instructor, ver. 2
Gerald Schick patch collection
22 trick Champ Award
8 trick Bronze Award, ver. 2
8 trick Bronze Award triangle
22 trick Champ Award star
22 trick Expert Award
9 trick Bronze Award
18 trick Silver Award
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