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Cheerio Official Champion wing, ver. 2
Exhibit #2721
TypeAward
Size130 mm tall
Width262 mm
Condition9
Date1953
OwnerRick Brough
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A large Official Cheerio Champion wing patch from the early to mid 1950s. The patch is 262 mm wide x 130 mm tall. Cheerio award patches were almost always made from felt and were not color-fast. As a general rule, you should never try to clean a Cheerio felt patch.

This patch is considered version 2. Note that "CHEERIO" is embroidered in block lettering. Version 1 has italicized lettering, instead. A very subtle difference.

See version 1 of this patch being worn by Canadian yo-yo demonstrator Allan Howard Graff circa 1952.

Compare this patch with the Cheerio Contest Winner patch also from the early 50s.

Of historical interest...
Single wing and double wing patches have long been a common theme in yo-yoing since 1949. See some of the yo-yo wing patch variations that have "taken flight" the past 70 years:

Bird in Hand YoYo, double wing
Cheerio Official Champion, double wing
Cheerio Junior Champion, single wing
1955 Duncan Skill Award, single wing
1949 Duncan Expert Award, double wing
Duncan 75th Anniversary, double wing
1949 Duncan Skill Award, single wing
Goody Expert, double wing
Royal Champion King of Yo-Yos, double wing
Duncan Flying Eagle Champion, double wing
Royal Yo-Yo Champion, double wing
Fiend Magazine Yo-Yo Tour, double wing
Tom Kuhn No Jive 3-in-1 Yo-Yo, double wing, version 2
Tom Kuhn No Jive 3-in-1 Yo-Yo, double wing, version 1
Tom Kuhn Custom Yo-Yos, double wing
Duncan Yo-Yo Scout, double wing
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