Articles from October 2016



State of the Hobby – Buckskin Lodge #412 20th Anniversary R3

While many items from Buckskin Lodge #412 are moderately priced, a few of the odd shapes and neckerchiefs seem to have been issued in much lower quantities and command a higher price. One of these items, in this case a Buckskin Lodge #412 20th Anniversary Round, the R3 recently ended on eBay.

412r3
Clicking on the image will bring you to the auction results for the next few weeks.

This lot started at $ 19.99 and 5 bidders each bid once to try to win this seldom seen patch. When the auction ended, the final price was just under $ 55.00.



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Shu Shu Gah Lodge #24 Achewen Schingue Chapter JLTC eN1962

Ian Pinnavaia has been on a mission recently. He has come across what he believes is a previously unlisted Achewen Schingue Chapter issue from a JLTC in 1962.

I picked up a N/C on eBay a while back which at the time was a total gamble on whether or not it could have been an issue of Achewen Schingue chapter or not. Before I bid I asked my Dad who had a vague recollection of it, and thought he had one in our collection already but surely we didn’t. I asked around to others like Bim Bxxxxxx, Hal (working for Uncle Sam at the time) and one or two more from the chapter who had a similar reaction to hosting a JLTC for the district, vague but nothing definitive.

Since working with Colin and others to pull the lodge history book together last year I’ve been on a mission to fill gaps in Shu Shu Gah’s lodge officer history, vigil list and a few other areas where we may be lacking key pieces of information. Other Lodge’s may follow as time allows. While reading old Blue Heron newsletters I came across an A.S. chapter report in a 1963 edition of the Blue Heron which cites the successfulness of running a JLTC for the past two years for the district. See the link below. The Indian directly resembles the A.S. indian from the patches. A neat discovery just from thumbing through a few pages of the old Blue Heron’s for a completely unrelated reason.

http://tmrmuseum.org/archive/Order%20of%20the%20Arrow/Shu-Shu-Gah%20Lodge%20No%2024/Publications/Blue%20Heron/1963/1963-00/slides/19630000-04.html

Here is a snip from that page:
as-jltc

and a picture of the standard Achewen Schingue totem used on their issues for 40+ years:

Achewen Schingue Chapter Patch

Achewen Schingue Chapter Patch

and finally the neckerchief Ian discovered

Shu Shu Gah Lodge #24 Achewen Schingue Chapter JLTC eN1962

Shu Shu Gah Lodge #24 Achewen Schingue Chapter JLTC eN1962

I think this should be listed as a chapter issue with the following stats:
eN1962 BLK P WHT – – BLK Flatbush J.L.T.C. 1962

Anyone have one for trade or sale?



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“Wherever the real power in a Government lies, there is the danger of oppression.” —James Madison (1788)

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Tkaen DoD Lodge #30 Prism/NEXT Flap S40

I had not seen this one before, but Tkaen DoD Lodge #30 issued a flap for the Prism/Next events held this past summer. Peter Reif the Lodge Advisor advised

…that (the flap) was made to cover the cost of transportation for our contingent to attend the 2016 National OA conference NEXT at Indiana University. Only 55 pieces were made. The first 50 were sold to members @ $10 each. The remaining 5 will be put up for auction at our January annual banquet.

Tkaen DoD Lodge #30 Prism/NEXT Flap S40

Tkaen DoD Lodge #30 Prism/NEXT Flap S40

The stats for this should be:
S40 BLK R BLK PUR BLK FDL; BLK WWW, SBR, LGR Prism M/C NEXT

Anyone have one for trade or sale?


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“Although our prospect is peace, our policy and purpose are to provide for defense by all those means to which our resources are competent.” —Thomas Jefferson (1806)

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Look Back – Shu Shu Gah Lodge #24 Showandasse Chapter A1 & A2

Two years ago, I was posting about an Identification Aide for the Shu Shu Gah Lodge #24 Showandasse Chapter A1 & A2.

Shu Shu Gah Lodge #24 Showandasse Chapter A1

The stats are:
A1 RED C ORG RED twill; thin lettering; GRN thunderbird; 78×110 mm; GRN “WWW”
The most obvious difference is not noted. The length of “Chapter” is approximately 30mm.

Shu Shu Gah Lodge #24 Showandasse Chapter A2

For this one the stats are:
A2 RED C ORG RED twill; thick lettering; GRN thunderbird; 72×116 mm; GRN “WWW”
The most obvious difference again is not noted. The length of “Chapter” is approximately 45mm

I’m always l;ooking for Shu Shu Gah Chapter patches and neckerchiefs. What do you have for trade or sale?



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“We may look up to Armies for Defence, but Virtue is our best Security. It is not possible that any state should long remain free, where Virtue is not supremely honord.” —Samuel Adams (1775)

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State of the Hobby – Kamargo Lodge 294 C-1 chenille

Chenilles are there own collecting niche in our hobby. Here is a recently ended auction for one from Kamargo Lodge #294 their C1.

Some Chenniles can sell for hundreds or thousands of dollars, this one had a bit more modest value.

294c1
Clicking on the image will bring you to the auction results for the next few weeks.

Bidding started at $ 34.99 and 3 bidders drove this to a closing price of $ 59.00.

A bit less than the 294 C1 I posted on last October.



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Section NE-4A 2013 Conclave Poker Chips

I had previously written about the Section NE-4A 2013 conclave and showed the set of pocket patches issued for the event.

Jeff Jones sent along a scan of a set of poker chips issued for the conclave which mirrored the patch set.

Section NE-4A 2013 Conclave Poker Chips

Section NE-4A 2013 Conclave Poker Chips

I need a set of these if anyone has them available for trade or sale.

Section NE-4A contains the following Lodges:

  • Wyona Lodge #18
  • Langundowi Lodge #46
  • Ah’Tic Lodge #139
  • Ho-Nan-Ne-Ho-Ont Lodge #165
  • Gyantwachia Lodge #255
  • Woapeu Sisilija Lodge #343



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“Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” –Thomas Paine

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Ho-De-No-Sau-Nee Lodge #159 50th Anniversary Flap 1967-2017 S62

Ho-De-No-Sau-Nee Lodge #159 will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2017, and they have already begun to issue flaps to celebrate the event based on proposed designs dating back to 1967.

Here is the first one issued earlier this year.

Ho-De-No-Sau-Nee Lodge #159 50th Anniversary Flap 1967-2017 S62

Ho-De-No-Sau-Nee Lodge #159 50th Anniversary Flap 1967-2017 S62

The stats for this are:
S62 BLK R M/C RED WHT FDL; RED WWW 159; BLK 1967-2017; 1967 Bob Martin Design (1 of 4): Snake

My understanding is that this is supposed to be one of 4 throwback flaps, but the lodge did not like this version and is reordering slightly different designs. Not sure what will happen to the other original versions from this set.



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“We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.” –Benjamin Franklin (1776)

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