I suspect you are demonstrating that as you said, when hounds are working you have many better things to than examine your fellow hunters' ribbons in detail.
Prob'ly so. Although coincidentally I just came across my first ASTM helmet from oh, mid-80s or so while looking for something completely different on a garage shelf. It has the single bow. (I'm a dinosaur so the COs are actually 'new' to me, haven't owned one).
Sorry, I just do not wear a velvet helmet anymore. Mine started to defuzz, and I got a new helmet, with no velvet. :-P I do understand the traditionalism of the ribbons. My helmet was black with black ribbons. I just never knew. Now I know.
Thanks so much for the picture. I was just totally, clueless, and totally was puzzled. This is really interesting. Now I will have to look at ribbons on helmets.