State of the Hobby – October 1948 Order of the Arrow Handbook

As some of you may know, one of my side collections is Order of the Arrow Handbooks. I maintain an online OAHB checklist of the ones I have and need.

Recently there was an auction on eBay back in January 2015 for the second paperback Order of the Arrow Handbook published in October 1948. You can tell this is the second version from “Handbook” printed on the cover which was not present in the August 1948 version.

48OAHB
Clicking on the image will bring you to the3 auction results for the next few weeks.

Bidding started at $ 9.99 and 7 unique bidders drove the price up to $ 100.00.

Prior to 1989 has a code to determine which printing the book is from and the quantity of books printed. This code is normally listed beneath the copy right information. For example, 55M966 would indicate 55,000 thousand copies were printed in September 1966.

Since circa 1996, the easiest way to identify the edition of the handbook is to look for the name of the National Chief on the title page.

Looking to confirm if one more recent OA Handbook was actually issued for 2011 and if so, I’m looking to purchase or trade for it.

2011 National Chief Jonathan Hillis

Can anyone confirm if they have an OA Handbook with these National Chiefs?

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State of the Hobby – 1948 Order of the Arrow Handbook

As some of you may know, one of my side collections is Order of the Arrow Handbooks. I maintain an online OAHB checklist of the ones I have and need.

Recently there was an auction on eBay for the first Order of the Arrow Handbook published in August 1948. This was the second auction from the last few months.

1948 OAHB

948 OAHB


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

Bidding was spirited with 4 unique bidders and two bidders fighting it out at the end. the hammer came down at just under $ 130.00

Prior to 1989 has a code to determine which printing the book is from and the quantity of books printed. This code is normally listed beneath the copy right information. For example, 55M966 would indicate 55,000 thousand copies were printed in September 1966.

Since circa 1996, the easiest way to identify the edition of the handbook is to look for the name of the National Chief on the title page.

Looking to confirm if two more recent OA Handbooks were actually issued for these years and if so, I’m looking to purchase or trade for them.

2011 National Chief Jonathan Hillis
2014 National Chief Nick Dannemiller

Can anyone confirm if they have an OA Handbook with these National Chiefs?

[auction-affiliate]

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First OA Handbook on eBay

Ebay LogoThis appears to be an auction for the first OA Handbook issued in August 1948 over 60 years ago.

First OA HAndbook August 1948

First OA HAndbook August 1948

Clicking on the image will bring you to the auction which still has a few days to go as I post this.  How high will it go?

If your interested in collecting OA Handbooks, you can find my OA Handbook checklist here.

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