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State of the Hobby – Wakominkee Lodge 48 F1 FF First Flap

There have been a number of New York State OA First Flaps recently ended on eBay. Here is one for a First flap from Wakpominee Lodge #48.


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

The bidding started at $ 749.99 and two bidder took the price to $ 779.00.

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“If it were to be asked, What is the most sacred duty and the greatest source of our security in a Republic? The answer would be, An inviolable respect for the Constitution and Laws — the first growing out of the last. … A sacred respect for the constitutional law is the vital principle, the sustaining energy of a free government.” –Alexander Hamilton, Essay in the American Daily Advertiser, 1794

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

There have been a number of New York State OA First Flaps ended on eBay. Here is one for a Loon Lodge #364 F1 First Flap. There was only one bidder for this auction, but he knew what he wanted.


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

The seller described it as:

Adirondack Council, upstate New York. Number 394 refers to the council, not the lodge.
Heavily restricted OA First Flap issued for only a few years before being replaced by the so called “broken neck” issue



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“A free people [claim] their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate.” –Thomas Jefferson, Rights of British America, 1774

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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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“Of those men who have overturned the liberties of republics, the greatest number have begun their career by paying an obsequious court to the people, commencing demagogues and ending tyrants.” –Alexander Hamilton in Federalist No. 1 (1787)

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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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“No man can well doubt the propriety of placing a president of the United States under the most solemn obligations to preserve, protect, and defend the constitution. It is a suitable pledge of his fidelity and responsibility to his country; and creates upon his conscience a deep sense of duty, by an appeal, at once in the presence of God and man, to the most sacred and solemn sanctions, which can operate upon the human mind.” –Joseph Story (1833)

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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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“The truth is, all might be free if they valued freedom, and defended it as they ought.” –Samuel Adams, Essay in the Boston Gazette, 1771

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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.

444p2
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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