Knowledge is Power – Wakpominee Lodge #48 A1 Wabiningo

Knowledge is Power

Several months ago, I wrote o a post on the Wabaningo Lodge Emblem Handbook. Wabaningo Emblems are a very specialized subcategory of OA Collecting. Some WAB issues are only worth $ 25, some are worth thousands.

One WAB issue from New York State recently appeared on eBay from Wakpominee Lodge #48.

Bidding was spirited, with three bidders involved to the $ 600 mark and two bidders slugging it out to the end. The final price was over $ 1800.00.

You don’t see this one too often, I would have expected the price to be half the final bid. Two bidders who didn’t want to give up? or is the price rising on this tough old piece.

Wakpominee Lodge #48 A1 Wabiningo Emblem

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“Note: The Constitution is more important now than it ever was, as it is the one and only possible unifying entity for the American people against the criminals of the DC US. If we embrace it, with all of its flaws, then we will have a standard, and a goal, to work towards in our efforts to Restore the American people and country. We will also have a yardstick by which to measure the degree of criminality of those that have usurped the American people.

If we do not embrace the Constitution, including its flaws, then we will be destined to fight one another more so than the all consuming fire raging around us. In the end, all will be consumed by the fire, even the victor of our struggles against one another. The only victory possible then is against the fire; the fire that is their criminality against the us, the American people, the American country.” Zerohedge

Table of contents for Knowledge is Power

  1. Knowledge is Power – Nentico Lodge #12 X1
  2. Knowledge is Power – Owaneco Lodge #313 Quinnipiac Dancers
  3. And I thought YOU were crazy!
  4. Knowledge is Power – Sea Scout Eagle Badge
  5. Knowledge is Power – Wakpominee Lodge #48 A1 Wabiningo
  6. White Sea Scout Eagle Badge
  7. Knowledge is Power – The Silver Fawn
  8. Another Eagle Scout Badge
  9. Knowledge is Power – Lettered Areas
  10. Knowledge is Power – P2K Arrowheads
  11. Knowledge is Power – Uncommon Flaps from Common Lodges
  12. Knowledge is Power – A Philmont P2K Arrowhead on eBay now
  13. Knowledge is Power – Region 7 Canoe Base
  14. Knowledge is Power – Region 13
  15. Knowledge is Power – Silver Fawn Revisited
  16. Knowledge is Power – Adirondack Lodge #357 R1
  17. Knowledge is Power – Tahgajute 247 X1
  18. Knowledge is Power – Area I 1945 Conclave
  19. Knowledge is Power or Oh My God!!
  20. Knowledge is Power – 1937 Jambo Shoulder Tab
  21. Early Region 2 Patch on eBay
  24. Boy Scout Order of the Arrow Patch – Vintage – Rare
  25. Knowldge Is Power – Sislija X2
  26. Most Expensive OA Lodge Event Patch?
  27. Delaware County Council OA Neck’chief worn 1958 Enclave
  28. Achpateuny Lodge #498 Dance Team Issue
  29. Knowledge is Power – Wabaningo Lodge Handbook
  30. Knowledge is Power Air Ace Medal Type 2
  31. Sea Scout Eagle Revisited
  32. Y2K Philmont Arrowheads
  33. Collecting OA Handbooks
  34. 2009 NOAC American Folklore Set
  35. Before there was 4, there was 6 and before that 12
  36. Knights of Dunamis
  37. P2K – Philmont Arrowhead
  38. Early Troop Committee Armband
  39. Air Scouts and Air Explorers
  40. WTF – $ 2000 Hat Pin
  41. 1937 World Jamboree USA Contingent Flash
  42. Sea Scout Eagle Badge on White Twill
  43. 1935 Boy Scout National Jamboree Shoulder Tab and Patch
  44. Scouts De America
  45. World Brotherhood Camporee
  46. RWS: Chautauqua County, RARE-original style, gauze back
  47. Philmont Ranch Hand P2K Arrowhead
  48. Felt Vigil Sash on eBay
  49. Felt Flocked Vigil Sash
  50. 1948 OA Handbook Hardbound Edition – The Finale
  51. OA Belt Buckle
  52. Philmont Dollar Patch
  53. Knowledge is Power – The Silver Fawn Redone
  54. NY Pre-OA Honor Society – Order Of The White Swastika
  55. National Order of the Arrow Indian Seminar
  56. Ah Wa Ge OA Lodge 477 Neckerchief Slide
  57. A Look Back – The Silver Fawn
  58. Tahgajute Lodge #247 J3 Ceremonial Team Patch

What’s in Store for eBay? Outlook Hazy

Wired Magazine has a short brief article on what happening on eBay. eBay has become a dominant force in the hobby. Whether it is a force for good is open for discussion. At the least, it has unleashed a wealth of items into the collecting community including many seldom if ever seen. It has changed the buyer/picker/dealer relationship and upset some apple carts.

While it doesn’t speak to our hobby , it does make some interesting observations.

This is what we know about eBay’s current state of affairs based on recent news: a) CEO Meg Whitman is apparently following Mitt Romney on the campaign trail; b) John Donahoe, head of eBay’s marketplace division, has been fingered as a potential CEO successor, and he’s complaining to anyone who will listen that the site looks like a flea market; and c) eBay users are mad as hell and they’re writing to the New York Times to complain about it.

The New York Times link on Disappointed Buyers contains a number of complaints by buyers including Lots of counterfeit merchandise, Lack of focus on unique merchandise and a Greedy business model. Certainly as a buyer of New York OA issues and Blue Book Editor for NY, the rash of Scouting fakes this strikes a chord with me.

The New York Times, also has a second article on Angry Sellers,

“EBay’s relations with sellers over the last few years have deteriorated and are, at best, poor right now,” Mr. Wingo said.

There has always been griping about eBay, of course. But now, Ms. Steiner said, sellers are just not making as much money there. The biggest problem is that eBay charges a fee simply to list an item, and then it charges a second final value fee if the item actually sells. Ms. Steiner said that the percentage of items that do sell is going down, so sellers feel they are wasting money on listings. Sellers also complain about big fee increases for eBay Stores, the fixed-price section of the site.

If you buy or sell on eBay, these articles are all worth a read.