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           Camp Emerald Bay Staff Pirate patches have been used on black staff neckerchiefs for over fifty years. As might be expected with patches used over such a long period of time, differences in the design can be seen as the patches were reordered. While the patches are not dated, varieties can be distinguished by the different staff neckerchiefs which have been cataloged and dated. To date, the only major redesigns of the Emerald Bay Staff Pirate occurred in 1979 and 1982-86.

Staff Pirates from this grouping have a "CANOE" shaped  knife handle.

1961-77
TYPE A

  1961-77
TYPE B

  1978
TYPE C

   

Embroidered. LIGHT BROWN face.
LARGE EYE PATCH.
  Embroidered. LIGHT BROWN face.
NARROW EYE PATCH.
  Embroidered. Salmon/orange face.
Knife handle has extra black details


IDENTIFY Staff neckerchiefs by border color

     
1979


 
Embroidered on white felt.
Only year Crazy Pirate design used.
 
 
1982-83   1984-86
 
SWISS EMBROIDERED. Eye patch has
LIGHT BROWN CENTER.
  COMPUTER STITCHED.
SOLID BLACK eyepatch.

     


 
Late 1980's-Early 1990's

Staff Pirates from this grouping have a wavy knife handle.

1987
On Felt
  1988 & 1990-91
On Felt
  1989
NOT on Felt
   
 
Swiss embroidered on WHITE FELT
with wavy knife handle.
 
 
  TAN face on WHITE FELT.
Wavy knife handle is different color
brown than face and has only one black
detail line in cross bar.
  Same embroidery as the 1987 patch but
on black twill with BLACK CUT EDGE.
 
 





1992
On Felt








SALMON/ORANGE face on WHITE FELT.
Wavy knife handle is different color
brown than face and has only one black
detail line in cross bar.





1993-96


Computer stitched on white twill
with WHITE CUT EDGE. Pale Pink face.


 
1997-Present

Staff Pirates from this grouping return to the original design of the 1960's-70's except COMPUTER STITCHED.
The knife handle also returns to the CANOE DESIGN of the 1960's -70's.

1997 & 1999-2007
On Felt - TYPE A


1998
On Felt - TYPE B


2008
NOT on Felt



 
 

 


 

 
Type A has BROWN face and knife handle.
Computer stitched on white felt.
  Type B has LIGHT TAN face and knife handle.
Computer stitched on white felt.

Computer stitched on twill.
KHAKI face and knife handle.


 
2010-11
On Felt

2012 & 2014-15
White Cut Edge

2013
White Cut Edge




Light TAN face and knife handle.
Vertically computer-stitched face
on white felt.



REDDISH BROWN face
and knife handle.
Computer stitched HORIZONTALLY
with white cut edge border.
No detail line in ear.

LIGHT PINKISH TAN face
and knife handle.
Computer stitched HORIZONTALLY
with white cut edge border.
No detail line in ear


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IDENTIFY Staff neckerchiefs by border color



 
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