Articles from December 2018



Section NE-3A 1974 Conclave Staff Neckerchief

I had heard that a Staff Neckerchief for the Section NE-3A 1974 Conclave existed, but had never seen one. The Section NE-3A 1974 Conclave, was one of the first conclave postings I made back in early 2008.

Recently, I obtained an image of the Staff neckerchief.

Section NE-3A 1974 Conclave Staff Neckerchief

Section NE-3A 1974 Conclave Staff Neckerchief

Anyone have one available for trade or sale?

During this time, Section NE-3A included the following lodges:

Ranachqua Lodge #4
Shu-Shu-Gah Lodge #24
Suanhacky Lodge #49
Man-A-Hattin Lodge #82
Aquehongian Lodge #112
Ktemaque Lodge #15
Half Moon Lodge #28
Skanondo Lodge #64
Shinnecock Lodge #360
Buckskin Lodge #412
Nooteeming Lodge #443
Munsi Lodge #444
Yokahú Lodge #506
Arawak Lodge #562
Black Eagle Lodge #482




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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to You and Your from the New York OA Trader

Santa

Hope that you have all been good Scouts and Santa treats you well. A safe and happy holiday to you all.

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Section NE-5 1996 Conclave Neckerchief

I had previously written about the Section NE-5 1996 Conclave, at the time I was only aware of a pocket patch issued for the event which held at Camp Mountain Run and hosted by Ah’Tic 139..

Todd Rogers sends along information about a neckerchief which was also listed for the event.

It was apparently a trading post item. I obtained it from a person that was in my lodge’s contingent. It’s always interesting to find these unknown items.

Section NE-5 1996 Conclave Neckerchief

Section NE-5 1996 Conclave Neckerchief

I’ll add this image to the original post too.

Another new need for me, Anyone have one for trade or sale?

According to the OA Section List, the following lodges made up NE-5 at this time

  • Wagion Lodge #6
  • Langundowi Lodge #46
  • Enda Lechauhanne Lodge #57
  • Monaken Lodge #103
  • Ah’Tic Lodge #139
  • Ho-Nan-Ne-Ho-Ont Lodge #165
  • Kuskitannee Lodge #168
  • Gyantwachia Lodge #255
  • Nachamawat Lodge #275




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Ashokwahta Lodge #339 2018 NE-3A 2018 NOAC Red Border S30

Each NOAC going back a couple of decades, Section NE-3A and its predecessors have issued a set of flaps including one for each member lodge. Currently members of each lodge could order individual flaps from their home lodge and sets of the 5 lodges which make up the section. So their are different numbers made of each flap. For NOAC 2018, each flap shares a common design with the individual lodge name and a different border color for each flap.

Ashokwahta Lodge #339 has an red border.

Ashokwahta Lodge #339 2018 NE-3A 2018 NOAC Red Border S30

Ashokwahta Lodge #339 2018 NE-3A 2018 NOAC Red Border S30

The stats for this one are:
S30 RED R BLK RED WHT FDL; RED NE-3A, NOAC 2018, Weld Tightly Every Link, BLK WWW – Section NE-3A Set

According to the OA Section List, Section NE-3A contains:

  • TKäen DoD Lodge #30
  • Tschipey Achtu Lodge #95/397
  • Ho-De-No-Sau-Nee Lodge #159
  • Lowanne Nimat Lodge #219
  • Ashokwahta Lodge #3390



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Another Look Back – F or S? What’s in a Letter?

Looking deep back into the archives from December 2008, here is a post which helps explains What’s in a Letter some of the arcane jargon used by collectors.

basicsYears ago in the dim ages…of collecting,  in the last millennium, letter conventions were established to allow collectors to talk about patches through the mail or in other non-face-to-face scenarios.

A – Arrowhead Shaped Patch

J – Jacket Patch a larger patch of varying shapes to be worn on a jacket

R – Round Patch, typically 4 inches in diameter or less.

X – Odd Shaped Patch, any shape not described above.

P – A Blue Book addition for any patch which looks like a wedge of pie, typically for triangular patches worn on neckerchief.

F – Flap shaped patch

That was fine when all of the patches were twill flaps and simple designs usually the totem of the lodge were used with perhaps the lodge name or number and not much else.

Twill means that you can see the base material that the patch is made from, it is not completely covered with embroidery.

Then these new-fangled patches started appearing, they were flap shaped, but they were full of embroidery, they had many colors, ooohh pretty.

Well what was a self respecting collector to do?

Clicking on the link will allow you to read it all. And while you are there, read the comment too.



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Lowanne Nimat Lodge #219 Vigil Patch X23

In June 2018, Lowanne Nimat Lodge #219 issued a triangular Vigil Patch for its Vigil members.

Lowanne Nimat Lodge #219 Vigil Patch X23

Lowanne Nimat Lodge #219 Vigil Patch X23

The stats for this one are:
X23 RED C WHT WHT GLD FDL; Lodge Name and Vigil Honoe WHT outlined RED, BLK WWW (100)

There were reportedly 100 made.



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Section NE-3A 1980 Conclave Neckerchiefs

My original post form the 1980 Section NE-3A Conclave showed a pocket patch and a neckerchief. Since than I have acquired two other neckerchiefs issued for the event.

The first one shown below would seem to be the main conclave neckerchief which pictures the design of the pocket patch.

Section NE-3A 1980 Conclave Neckerchief

Section NE-3A 1980 Conclave Neckerchief

and the pocket patch:

Section NE-3A 1980 Conclave Pocket Patch

Section NE-3A 1980 Conclave Pocket Patch

I had previously had the neckerchief shown below:

Section NE-3A 1980 Conclave Neckerchief

Section NE-3A 1980 Conclave Neckerchief

and another recent acquisition:

Section NE-3A 1980 Conclave Neckerchief

Section NE-3A 1980 Conclave Neckerchief

The red section appears to be a canvas like material which was added unto a yellow cloth neckerchief. Bob Fenty had advised that a number of these were made on a excess of district camporee neckerchiefs.

Should these last 2 neckerchiefs be more properly listed a Ktemaque Lodge issues? Can anyone confirm if they were only used/available to the host Lodge?

The lodges in Section NE-3 at the time were:

  • Ranachqua Lodge #4
  • Ktemaque Lodge #15
  • Shu-Shu-Gah Lodge #24
  • Half Moon Lodge #28
  • Suanhacky Lodge #49
  • Skanondo Lodge #64
  • Man-A-Hattin Lodge #82
  • Aquehongian Lodge #112
  • Shinnecock Lodge #360
  • Buckskin Lodge #412
  • Nooteeming Lodge #443
  • Munsi Lodge #444
  • Yokahú Lodge #506
  • Arawak Lodge #562




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