Knowledge is Power – Area I 1945 Conclave

John Pannell is running several series of posts on Area and Section conclaves, similar to my posts on New York State Issues.  One of the series is on North Carolina Area and Section Conclaves. He began the series with one of the earliest North Carolina OA Issues, the 1945 Area I Fellowship Meeting Slide.

The first OA area fellowship, the precursor of today’s section conclaves, in North Carolina was held in 1945 at Camp Graystone.   Tali Taktaki 70 served as the host lodge.   Area I, in existence from 1945-1949, covered the entire state of North Carolina.  Memorabilia from these early meetings are arguably the most highly prized conclave insignia from North Carolina.

Image Courtesy of OA Images

Image Courtesy of OA Images

There is one available on eBay now.  It has a starting bid of $500.  Where will this one end up?

OA Conclaves are one of the few remaining mainly uncataloged areas in OA Collecting.

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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
  22. VINTAGE 60’s BOY CUB SCOUTS NECKERCHEIF UNIFORM LOT
  23. Update – VINTAGE 60’s BOY CUB SCOUTS NECKERCHEIF UNIFORM LOT
  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
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3 Comments

  1. Dave Scocca says:

    “OA Conclaves are one of the few remaining mainly uncataloged areas in OA Collecting.”

    We’re working on it. At the OAImages blog, John Pannell is going through all the North Carolina conclaves, and I’m posting about all the Region 3 area meetings/conferences through the end of the twelve-region system in 1973. I’m only up to 1955 so far–lots of ground left to cover–but it will all end up posted.

  2. John Pannell says:

    IMO, the starting bid is probably scaring folks away. Who wants to be the only bidder at “top dollar”? …especially given today’s environment.

  3. nyoatrader says:

    John,
    Looks like you were right, not even a last minute snipe. Now this one http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=300265006275 a 1948 OA NORTH CAROLINA FELLOWSHIP MEETING from just a couple of years later started at $ 0.99 and is now over $ 200.00 with nearly 3 days to go.

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