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IDed! Circa 1910s Numbered International Concatenated Order of Hoo-Hoo Inc Member Lapel Pin by Stief
ARTIFACT: This is a circa 1910s numbered member lapel pin for the International Concatenated Order of Hoo-Hoo Inc. Formed in 1892 by some light-hearted businessmen involved in the forestry products industry, the group gave its CEO a title borrowed from the name of a fictional Lewis Carroll character: Snark. The pin is enameled in black and white and shows a black cat with its back arched. The pin was made by Stief Company of Philadelphia.
VINTAGE: Circa 1910s.
SIZE: Approximately 3/4" in diameter.
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Gilt brass with enamel.
ATTACHMENT: Single screw post with disc backing, stabilization teeth.
MARKINGS: STIEF CO. 19174 on reverse of pin; 40 on backing.
ITEM NOTES: This is from a fraternal organization member pin collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VEX98 LFEX11/13
CONDITION: 7+ (Very Fine+): The pin has some light abrasions and small spots of tarnish along edge.