ELKS Sterling MEMBERSHIP Card HOLDER Hello BiLL
It belonged to a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and is a membership card holder. There is an elk head on the front. The restrained clips inside spell out "Hello Bill," the old, traditional, unofficial BPOE greeeting (dating to Minneapolis, 1897). On the back cover are the engraved member's initials "HHL".
Marked Sterling Patent Pending above Bill as seen in photo.
Measures 1 x 2 inches
Very Good overall condition. Some wear, but no damage. The elk on the cover is especially worn.
Circa Early 20th C.
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