Articles from December 2014



Buckskin Lodge #412 Matinecock Chapter 2012 Klondike Derby eX2012

Here an event patch from Buckskin Lodge #412’s Matinecock Chapter for the 2012 Klondike Derby. It is yet another acquisition from the 2014 Kintecoying TOR (I did real well this year in filling needs and picking up some new trading stock).

Buckskin Lodge #412 Matinecock Chapter 2012 Klondike Derby eX2012

Buckskin Lodge #412 Matinecock Chapter 2012 Klondike Derby eX2012

The stats for this one are:
Matinecock eX2012 TUR R WHT DBL M/C FDL; TUR Klondike Derby DBL 2012 Shelter Rock District

I have a lot of needs from this long running series:
Matinecock eR1987 YEL R WHT RED – RED Klondike Shelter Rock District BLK WWW RED 1987
Matinecock eR1989 YEL R LBL YEL YEL FDL; YEL Klondike BLK WWW YEL ’89
Matinecock eR1990 RED R LBL YEL YEL FDL; Klondike WWW BRN 1990
Matinecock eX1991 PUR P WHT TUR YEL FDL; TUR WWW, Shelter Rock District Klondike Derby – undated
Matinecock eX1992 RED R WHT YEL M/C FDL; YEL outlined BLK YEL Klondike Derby ’92
Matinecock eX1993 RED R WHT BLK YEL FDL; TUR Klondike Derby ’93
Matinecock eR1996 LBL R WHT RED M/C FDL Wht outlined TUR; TUR Klondike Derby RED WWW Tenth Anniversary BLK 1996
Matinecock eX1997 BLU R LBL YEL YEL FDL; RED Shelter Rock District YEL 1997
Matinecock eX1998 BLK R M/C BLK ORG FDL; BLK 12th Annual Klondike Derby, WWW, Shelter Rock
Matinecock eX1999 GRY R LBL RED YEL FDL; RED Shelter Rock Klondike Derby 1999ß
Matinecock eR2001 GRY R M/C BLK YEL FDL; BLK Shelter Rock Klondike Derby 2001
Matinecock eX2002 PUR R WHT BLU YEL FDL; BLU WWW Shelter Rock District Klondike Derby Dome Shaped Undated
Matinecock eX2010 M/C C TAN BLK M/C FDK, BLK BSA 100 Anniversary YEL WWW, Gold, Klondike Derby 2010

Anyone have any of these for trade or sale?



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The perfect bureaucrat everywhere is the man who manages to make no decisions and escape all responsibility. Brooks Atkinson, Once Around the Sun, 1951

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State of the Hobby – Aola Lodge #410 P1

Here is another eBay auctions of interest to New York OA collectors, this one which ended on eBay last month. A classic Pie from AOLA Lodge #410 sewn on a mint neckerchief.

Aola Lodge #410 P1

Aola Lodge #410 P1


Clicking on the image will bring you to the auction results for the next few months.

The bidding was spirited with 23 bids from 11 unique bidders, five of whom were still in it over $ 200.00, as you can see when the hammer came down the final price was over $ 266.

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“If thou are a master, be sometimes blind; if a servant, sometimes deaf.” Thomas Fuller

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Buckskin Lodge #412 Matinecock Chapter 2011 Klondike Derby eX2011

Here an event patch from Buckskin Lodge #412’s Matinecock Chapter for the 2011 Klondike Derby. Yet another acquisition from the 2014 Kintecoying TOR I did good this year in filling needs and picking up some trading stock).

This one is polar bear-shaped patch.

Buckskin Lodge #412 Matinecock Chapter 2011 Klondike Derby eX2011

Buckskin Lodge #412 Matinecock Chapter 2011 Klondike Derby eX2011

The stats for this one are:
Matinecock eX2011 BLU C WHT BLU BLU FDL; BLK 2011 Klondike Derby

I have a lot of needs from this long running series:
Matinecock eR1987 YEL R WHT RED – RED Klondike Shelter Rock District BLK WWW RED 1987
Matinecock eR1989 YEL R LBL YEL YEL FDL; YEL Klondike BLK WWW YEL ’89
Matinecock eR1990 RED R LBL YEL YEL FDL; Klondike WWW BRN 1990
Matinecock eX1991 PUR P WHT TUR YEL FDL; TUR WWW, Shelter Rock District Klondike Derby – undated
Matinecock eX1992 RED R WHT YEL M/C FDL; YEL outlined BLK YEL Klondike Derby ’92
Matinecock eX1993 RED R WHT BLK YEL FDL; TUR Klondike Derby ’93
Matinecock eR1996 LBL R WHT RED M/C FDL Wht outlined TUR; TUR Klondike Derby RED WWW Tenth Anniversary BLK 1996
Matinecock eX1997 BLU R LBL YEL YEL FDL; RED Shelter Rock District YEL 1997
Matinecock eX1998 BLK R M/C BLK ORG FDL; BLK 12th Annual Klondike Derby, WWW, Shelter Rock
Matinecock eX1999 GRY R LBL RED YEL FDL; RED Shelter Rock Klondike Derby 1999ß
Matinecock eR2001 GRY R M/C BLK YEL FDL; BLK Shelter Rock Klondike Derby 2001
Matinecock eX2002 PUR R WHT BLU YEL FDL; BLU WWW Shelter Rock District Klondike Derby Dome Shaped Undated
Matinecock eX2010 M/C C TAN BLK M/C FDK, BLK BSA 100 Anniversary YEL WWW, Gold, Klondike Derby 2010

Anyone have any of these for trade or sale?



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“Adventures are only interesting once you’ve lived to see the end of them. Before that, they are nothing but fear, and being too cold or too hot or too wet or too hungry, and getting hurt.” ― Holly Lisle, The Silver Door

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State of the Hobby – Chautauqua Lodge #165 F1 First Flap

Whether it is the state of the hobby, the depth of the buyers pockets or unreasonable expectations of the sellers, the sweet spot for NY OA collectibles at this time seems to be in the $100-300 range. Higher priced items seems to go unsold unless sales are later being made off eBay.

Here is one for the first flap from Chautauqua Lodge #165.

165 F1 - First Flap

165 F1 – First Flap


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The were several bidders driving the price up to over $ 112.00

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“Tough times don’t last, tough people do, remember?” ― Gregory Peck

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What Are Your 2015 Collecting Goals?

As 2014 draws to a close and 2015 is just around the corner, it’s nearly time for those New Year’s resolutions and goal setting for 2015.

Forget the diet, forget exercise, what resolutions are you going to make or goals you will try to achieve for your favorite collection in 2015?

With 2015 being the Centennial of the Order of the Arrow,there will be no shortage of 100th Anniversary and 2015 NOAC issues from your favorite lodges. How will you get ready for 2015

Getting more organized?

Starting a new themed collection?

Completing a Collection?

Cutting back or selling your Collection?

So what are your collecting goals/resolutions for 2015? And perhaps more important what are your plans to accomplish them.

One of my collecting goals will be two create two checklists one for New York State OA Centennial issues and one for 2015 NYS NOAC Issues.

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“[G]overnment, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.” –Thomas Paine

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1948 Order of the Arrow Handbook

As some of you may know, one of my side collections is Order of the Arrow Handbooks. I maintain an online OAHB checklist of the ones I have and need.

Recently there was an auction on eBay for the first Order of the Arrow Handbook published in August 1948.

1948 First OAHB

1948 First OAHB


Clicking on the image will bring you to the auction for the next few months.

Bidding was spirited with 11 unique bidders and two bidders fighting it out at the end.

Prior to 1989 has a code to determine which printing the book is from and the quantity of books printed. This code is normally listed beneath the copy right information. For example, 55M966 would indicate 55,000 thousand copies were printed in September 1966.

Since circa 1996, the easiest way to identify the edition of the handbook is to look for the name of the National Chief on the title page.

Looking to confirm if two more recent OA Handbooks were actually issued for these years and if so, I’m looking to purchase or trade for them.

2011 National Chief Jonathan Hillis
2014 National Chief Nick Dannemiller

Can anyone confirm if they have an OA Handbook with these National Chiefs?

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“Somehow, even in the worst of times, the tiniest fragments of good survive. It was the grip in which one held those fragments that counted.” ― Melina Marchetta, Finnikin of the Rock

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Merry Christmas – 2014

Merry Christmas from the NY OA Trader to you and yours.

Here’s hoping that you have all been on the good list and not the naughty list. May all of your holiday dreams and wishes come true.

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