Articles from March 2019



Thread Heads #15: eBay Patch Business Tips

Another episode of Thread Heads from Jason and Brad, this one discussing selling changes on eBay.

Join Brad and Jason as they talk shop. Specifically what are some ways that the recent eBay seller updates have affected their strategies on the marketplace. For example do you know that once you sell an items in your store that unless you act you might continue paying fees to keep that empty listing visible on the platform?

Give it a listen.



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“We should be unfaithful to ourselves if we should ever lose sight of the danger to our liberties if anything partial or extraneous should infect the purity of our free, fair, virtuous, and independent elections.” —John Adams (1797)

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Section NE-3A 2016 Conclave Update

The 2016 Section NE-3A Conclave was held at Camp Woodland and hosted by Lowanne Nimat Lodge #219 The theme, a follow up from 2015 theme, for the 2016 weekend was The Quest. My original post for the 2016 conclave did not include the participant patch shown below.

Section NE-3A 2016 Conclave Participant Patch w/loop

Section NE-3A 2016 Conclave Participant Patch w/loop

There was also a orange bordered patch

Section NE-3A 2016 Conclave Orange Border Patch

Section NE-3A 2016 Conclave Orange Border Patch

Does anyone know what this border color was for?

And a red bordered patch:

Section NE-3A 2016 Conclave Red Border Patch

Section NE-3A 2016 Conclave Red Border Patch

Does anyone know what this border color was for?

Currently looking for the red and orange borders. Anyone have these for trade or sale?

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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“If a nation expects to be ignorant — and free — in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.” —Thomas Jefferson (1816)

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Ho-De-No-Sau-Nee Lodge #159 50th Anniversary LEC Flap 1967-2017 S78

Ho-De-No-Sau-Nee Lodge #159 celebrated 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.

My understanding is that this is supposed to be one of 4 throwback flaps, but the lodge did not like these versions and is reordered slightly different designs. The reorders were issued on 2017.

While the first one was issued in 2017, the remaining three were reissued at the Williamsville TOR in September 2018.

Here is the forth version issue for the Lodge Executive Committee:

Ho-De-No-Sau-Nee Lodge #159 50th Anniversary LEC Flap 1967-2017 S78

Ho-De-No-Sau-Nee Lodge #159 50th Anniversary LEC Flap 1967-2017 S78

The stats for this one are:
S78 GMY R M/C RED LBR FDL; RED 159; BLK 1967-2017; LBR WWW 1967 Bob Martin Design (4 of 4): Longhouse White Foreground -LEC Issue



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“The bosom of America is open to receive not only the Opulent and respectable Stranger, but the oppressed and persecuted of all Nations and Religions; whom we shall welcome to a participation of all our rights and privileges, if by decency and propriety of conduct they appear to merit the enjoyment.” —George Washington (1783)

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Ashokwahta Lodge #339 Elangomat Patch X7

Ashokwahta Lodge #339 issued an Elangomat patch, not sure when it was first issued, but it has just come to my attention.

Ashokwahta Lodge #339 Elangomat Patch X7

Ashokwahta Lodge #339 Elangomat Patch X7

The stats would be:
X 7 RED R WHT GRN RED FDL; RED WWW, GRN Elangomat



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“There can be no greater error than to expect, or calculate upon real favors from Nation to Nation. ‘Tis an illusion which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard.” –George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796

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Ho-De-No-Sau-Nee Lodge #159 50th Anniversary Flap 1967-2017 S77

Ho-De-No-Sau-Nee Lodge #159 celebrated 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.

My understanding is that this is supposed to be one of 4 throwback flaps, but the lodge did not like this version and is reordered slightly different designs. The reorders were issued on 2017.

While the first one was issued in 2017, the remaining three were reissued at the Williamsville TOR in September 2018.

Here is the third version:
Ho-De-No-Sau-Nee Lodge #159 50th Anniversary Flap 1967-2017 S77

The stats for this one are:
S77 BLK R M/C RED LBR FDL; RED 159; BLK 1967-2017; LBR WWW 1967 Bob Martin Design (3 of 4): Longhouse



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“The mind that aims at a select militia, must be influenced by a truly anti-republican principle; and when we see many men disposed to practice upon it, whenever they can prevail, no wonder true republicans are for carefully guarding against it.” —Federal Farmer (1787)

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Look Back – Lowanne Nimat Lodge #219 2017 Jamboree Set GMY Border S31 X13

In March 12017, we were posting about NYS OA issues for the 2017 National Jamboree, here is one from Lowanne Nimat Lodge #219 2017 Jamboree Set GMY Border their S31 X13.

Lowanne Nimat Lodge #219 2017 Jamboree Set GMY Border  S31 X13

Lowanne Nimat Lodge #219 2017 Jamboree Set GMY Border S31 X13

There were reportedly only 50 of these Gold Mylar sets made.



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“Be not intimidated … nor suffer yourselves to be wheedled out of your liberties by any pretense of politeness, delicacy, or decency. These, as they are often used, are but three different names for hypocrisy, chicanery and cowardice.” –John Adams (1765)

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Section NE-3B 2002 Conclave Pin

Another image from Mia Hubbert, this one from the Section NE-3B 2002 Conclave. This one seems to be neither fish nor fowl. Is from an era later than when most hat pins were issued, but the design elements and shape are not usual for a participant pin.

Section NE-3B 2002 Conclave Pin

Section NE-3B 2002 Conclave Pin

Anyone know the story behind the pin?

Here is a copy of the pocket patch from the original post, note the arrowhead would not match the pin
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Section NE-3B 2002 Pocket Patch

Section NE-3B 2002 Pocket Patch

According to the OA Section List, the Lodges in section NE-3B at this time were:

  • Haudenosaunee Lodge #19
  • Half Moon Lodge #28
  • Ona Yote Lodge #34
  • Otahnagon Lodge #172
  • Kayanernh-Kowa Lodge #219
  • Tahgajute Lodge #247
  • Kamargo Lodge #294
  • Loon Lodge #364
  • Onteroraus Lodge #402




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“The great principles of right and wrong are legible to every reader; to pursue them requires not the aid of many counselors. The whole art of government consists in the art of being honest.” —Thomas Jefferson (1775)

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