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Chi Sigma Lodge #546 Neckerchief N1

Recently acquired a couple of Chi Sigma Lodge #546 N0.5. While it is pictured on OA Images, so I thought I would show it here, I also plan to post images of the other neckerchiefs from Chi Sigma, so there will be examples from the same scanner. Hopefully that will at least lead to consistent colors.

The Blue Book description is:
N1 – – WHT BLK SSC design like the J issues; scant GRN in bushes
You will see there are now black details in the waterfall, unlike the N0.5.

Chi Sigma Lodge #546 Neckerchief N1

Chi Sigma Lodge #546 Neckerchief N1



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Chi Sigma Lodge #546 Neckerchief N0.5

Recently acquired a couple of Chi Sigma Lodge #546 N0.5. It is not currently pictured on OA Images, so I thought I would show it here.

The Blue Book description is:
N0.5 – – WHT BLK SSC design like the J issues; no BLK in waterfall; BLK on cliffs is not made of dots

Chi Sigma Lodge #546 Neckerchief N0.5

Chi Sigma Lodge #546 Neckerchief N0.5

You will note that there are no black lines in the waterfall as is seen in later varieties.



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Look Back – Sisilija Lodge L1

Eight years ago, I was posting about a Leather Slide from Sisilija Lodge #19 whose image was not available on OAImages.

Sisilija Lodge #19 L1

Sisilija Lodge #19 L1

The Blue Book describes it as:

L1   –   –   WHT   –   –    Buffalo with arrow

I still have a couple of Sisilija Lodges Needs including the S1 and N0.5 if anyone has one available for sale or trade.



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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.



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State of the Hobby – Munsi Lodge #444 P2 on Neckerchief

I’ve always liked the classic pie-shaped patches and even more when on the original neckerchiefs. You don’t see new ones them much these days as we seem to have moved away from neckerchiefs for everyday uniform wear. A year ago I wrote about a Munsi Lodge #444 P1 neckerchief, here is the P2 which recently ended on eBay.

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

There were three unique bidders who made 4 bids looking to bring this item home, but in the end, there can only be one as the hammer came down at $ 43.00.



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State of the Hobby – Kamargo Lodge #294 A2

In Central New York, Kamargo Lodge #294 was the classic small lodge with few collectors. In addition many of their early patches were restricted and in some cases, Ordeal members received a round but did not get a flap until they sealed their Brotherhood.

Here was an auction for on of the classic arrowhead-shaped patches from Kamargo Lodge #294, their A2.

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

Bidding started at $ 5.00 and 7 bidders making 14 bids drove this to a closing price of $ 87.00.



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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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