scarf of office: Independent Order of Rechabites
White silk neck scarf with red decoration and lettering. The edge is lined with a thin band of red with a "gold" wire fringe and a large tassel at the base.
The left side shows a set of flags with a triangle reading "TRUTH/ FORTITUDE/ JUSTICE/ IOR" and then the large words "PAST/ SUPERINTENDENT" (the first of these words is in a darker red suggesting that it has been added). Below this again are three shields, that on the left is for the USA, the centre front is the royal standard, and on the right is a mercantile one.
The right side starts with the words "Independent/ Order of" and then has three emblems in a line - a sword crossed with a flame; a bee skep; and a wheat sheaf. There follows a coat-of-arms featuring top left a sun; centre top a lamb over a lidded eye; top right a reverse crescent moon circled by seven stars. Below these are entwined snakes and two birds. A chevron contains three wigwam like symbols. Finally, at the base of the shield, is a rose. Below the shield is a ribbon containing the slogan "PEACE & PLENTY THE REWARD/ OF/ TEMPERANCE". The final words finish off the top ones with "Rechabites/ SALFORD UNITY".
Original dark brown leather pouch.
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Dimensions:0 - Whole:W 10.5cm (W 4 1/8")