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kschamehellan
09-09-2005, 12:26 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/Gold-Fraternity-Pin-Alpha-Phi-Omega_W0QQitemZ7711950449QQcategoryZ11145QQssPageN ameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

I found this badge on a search for APO stuff on ebay. I've never seen this badge before and I wanted to know if anyone had any information on it.

Leslie Anne
09-09-2005, 01:15 PM
Your link isn't working, but I'm assuming you're talking about the shield-shaped badge with black enamel and the letters Alpha Phi Omega. I can't say I know what it is, but I can tell you what it might be.

According to Baird's, there have been 5 other fraternities (all locals) named Alpha Phi Omega. They were located at:

North Georgia Agricultural College

North Dakota Agricultural College

Ripon College

Wake Forest

University of Texas College of Mines

These were all active during and around the 1920s. So, the badge might belong to one of those groups. It also could belong to another local that was never noted by Baird's.

It would be interesting to find out if the back of the badge has any engraving on it.

kschamehellan
09-09-2005, 02:08 PM
thanks for the info, not sure why the link didn't work, oh well.

naraht
09-09-2005, 10:11 PM
Try this
http://cgi.ebay.com/Gold-Fraternity-Pin-Alpha-Phi-Omega_W0QQitemZ7711950449QQcategoryZ11145QQssPageN ameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

For some reason when it parses the URL, it only puts the first line inside the link.

Randy