Posts belonging to Category First Flaps

State of the Hobby – Loon Lodge #364 First Flap F1

HAven’t seen one of these on eBay recently, a first flap from Loon Lodge #364. The #394 on the flap is/was the council number of then Adirondack council. While the flap is by no means mint, it is a tough one which is shown by the bidding.

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

Bidding started at $ 50.00 and four bidders drove this used first flap up to $ 580.00, with two bidders left at the end.

Not sure if this is the ‘current’ price for a Loon First flap, as I have not seen one sell on eBay in recent memory.



First Flap – TuKu’Ut Lodge #33 S1

Three Thousand (or so) miles from New York, there is a lodge merger going on which may be of interest to some.

TuKu’Ut Lodge #33 is the result of the merger of Siwinis Lodge #252 and Ta Tanka Lodge #488 and represents the Greater Los Angeles Council. Day 1 of the merged lodge was Saturday, August 27, 2016.

On March 16, 2016, the respective Lodge Executive Committees of Ta Tanka Lodge and Siwinis Lodge voted on the name and totem of the to-be merged lodge of the Greater Los Angeles Area Council.

The totem of the lodge is Saber-toothed cat.

TuKu'Ut Lodge #33 S1

TuKu’Ut Lodge #33 S1

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Ohkwaliha·Ká Lodge #34 First Flap S1

Ohkwaliha·Ká Lodge #34 is the name of the merged lodge of Ga-Hon-Ga Lodge #34 and Onteroraus Lodge #402 earlier this year.

I received several images of the first flap from the new lodge, but the first to reach me was from Gary Moshier.

Ohkwaliha·Ká Lodge #34 First Flap S1

Ohkwaliha·Ká Lodge #34 First Flap S1

“They define a republic to be a government of laws, and not of men.” –John Adams


State of the Hobby – Adirondack Lodge #357 First Flap F1

In honor of the TOR this weekend at Camp Woodlands, here is an auction recently ended on eBay for an Adirondack Lodge #357 First Flap F1.

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

The bidding for this auction started at onlt $ 3.99 and 11 bidders made 26 bids. Six of them hanging in at over $ 50.00 until it came down to one. the winning bid came in at a bit over $ 83.00.

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Look Back – Kintecoying Lodge #4 Charter Member & First Flap S1

Three years ago we were posting about the birth of Kintecoying Lodge #4.

Kintecoying Lodge #4 held its Day One event yesterday to mark the merger of the 5 GNYC Lodges and the creation of the new combined lodge. As part of the festivities, the new flap design was revealed and put on sale for attending lodge members. The 5 rays from the sun represent the five founding lodges.

Kintecoying Lodge #4 Charter Member & First Flap S1

Kintecoying Lodge #4 Charter Member & First Flap S1

The stats should be:
S1 SMY R M/C M/C M/C FDL; FDL, Name, & WWW WHT outlined BLK, WHT Charter Member FF

“Excessive taxation…will carry reason and reflection to every man’s door, and particularly in the hour of election.” —Thomas Jefferson (1798)


Tale of Two Flaps – Lowanne Nimat Lodge #219 S1

Two Lowanne Nimat Flap Lodge #219 flaps recently ended on eBay only a day or two apart.

The first was simply described as Lowanne Nimat Lodge 219 OA 2010 Boy Scout BSA Jamboree Flap, from a seller who seemed to be auctioning off items obtained at the 2010 National Jamboree.

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

Bidding was somewhat spirited with five unique bidders making 12 bids with an ending price of $ 27.00 on July 10, 2015.

Contrast that with this auction which ended on July 12: OA Lodge 219 Lowanne Nimat First Flap Mint WWW which contained the magic words First Flap.

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

This time there were 6 unique bidders making 9 bids, four of them with final bids over the ending price of the earlier auction. the final price for this one was nearly $ 56.00 over twice the price realized from the previous auction.

Descriptions would seem to count.

“We have therefore to resolve to conquer or die: Our won Country’s Honor, all call upon us for vigorous and manly exertion, and if we now shamefully fail, we shall become infamous to the whole world. Let us therefore rely upon the goodness of the Cause, and the aid of the supreme Being, in whose hands Victory is, to animate and encourage us to great and noble Actions.” —George Washington, General Orders, 1776


State of the Hobby – Skanondo Lodge #64 First Flap

Skanondo Lodge #64 has one of the tougher first flaps from NYS (outside of the first tier FF 19,48, 546 and 547). Here is a recent example from eBay, the price is somwhat lower than may be expected, but it is a used sample.


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

Four unique bidders drove the price up to nearly $ 81.00 before the hammer came down.

How much do you think condition played in the final price?

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“When the tears were gone I washed my face and walked back to the store to finish my shopping. Because even when your heart is breaking you still need bread and Rice Krispies and orange juice.” ― R.J. Keller, Waiting For Spring