A big ticket item of interest to New York OA collectors recently ended on eBay.
The seller knew he had something good, and started the bidding a $ 999.99. there were only two bidders and 3 bids, but it ended at $ 2380.00.
Bill T. posted this on Facebook:
This beautiful standing chipmunk pin is from Hanigus Lodge 47 of Mt. Vernon, New York. It is has the “Hood” hallmark and “XX” (20 karat gold) and dates to the 1930s. It is the only know example of this totem in gold. There are two known examples in silver, one is Hood and dates to the early 1940s from Hanigus Lodge (in my collection) and the other is J.E. Caldwell and dates to the 1950s and was used by Kamargo Lodge.
“Measures which serve to abridge the free competition of foreign articles, have a tendency to occasion an enhancement of prices.” —Alexander Hamilton, 1791