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Understanding Scutelliphily or the Art of Collecting Patches

Scutelliphily is the term that refers to the hobby and art of collecting souvenir badges or patches. These types include embroidered, woven, and printable or iron on patches. The word itself is derived from two ancient words – the Latin term ‘scutellus’, which means ‘little shield’ in English and the Greek term ‘philein’ which means ‘love in English’. The word itself may be a tongue-twister but for patch and badge enthusiasts, the word transcends their