Half Moon Lodge #28 Dark Blue Service Flap S40b

I had heard several years ago that Half Moon Lodge #28 had issued a service flap. The design is the same as their standard S13 but with a Blue Border. I had reserved an issue number for it, but only recently obtained an image. I have since found out there is a second version with a dark blue border and lettering. I’m calling the Blue the S40a and the DBL the S40b

Half Moon Lodge #28 Dark Blue Service Flap S40b

Half Moon Lodge #28 Dark Blue Service Flap S40b

The stats for this one are:
S40b DBL R M/C DBL YEL FDL; GRN WWW, RED 28 Design of S13 – Service Flap

Anyone have one for trade or sale?



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“In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.” –Thomas Jefferson, fair copy of the drafts of the Kentucky Resolutions of 1798

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Discovery – Half Moon Lodge #28 Pink Arrow Flap F1c

Another variation from Half Moon Lodge #28, I’ve heard of this several times over the years and had one in my hands a few years back, but the price was not right. This is another variation of the F1, but with a pink arrow rather than red. The Pink color is the same on the front and the reverse, so it is not faded from the sun, nor are the other colors faded. Contacts in the lodge have said a number due exist in local collections dating back to the 1960’s.

Half Moon Lodge #28 Pink Arrow Flap F1c

Half Moon Lodge #28 Pink Arrow Flap F1c

The stats would be:
F1c DYL C DGR -TL Pink Arrow

Anyone have one for trade or sale?



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“We have seen the mere distinction of color made in the most enlightened period of time, a ground of the most oppressive dominion ever exercised by man over man.” —James Madison (1787)

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Half Moon Lodge #28 Service Flap S40a

I had heard several years ago that Half Moon Lodge #28 had issued a service flap. The design is the same as their standard S13 but with a Blue Border. I had reserved an issue number for it, but only recently obtained an image.

Half Moon Lodge #28 Service Flap S40

Half Moon Lodge #28 Service Flap S40

The stats for this one are:
S40a BLU R M/C BLU YEL FDL; GRN WWW, RED 28 Design of S13 – Service Flap

Anyone have one for trade or sale?



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“For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it might cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.” —Patrick Henry (1775)

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Discovery – Half Moon Lodge #28 Fake of S15 – ZS3

I recently became aware of a fake of the Half Moon Lodge #28 Executive Board flap the S15. The S15 is a White Ghost with a Black Border. The fake, designated the ZS3 appears to an un-bordered version of the S14 with a crude black border added. The real S15 is pictured on top and the ZS3 on the bottom.

Half Moon Lodge #28 Fake of S15 - ZS3 (bottom)

Half Moon Lodge #28 Fake of S15 – ZS3 (bottom)

The stats for this would be:
ZS3 BLK R WHT WHT WHT FDL; crude BLK Rolled Edge, Fake of S15



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“I hate deception, even where the imagination only is concerned.” —George Washington (1779)

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Discovery – Half Moon Lodge #28 Neckerchief N3.2

Here is a previously unlisted neckerchief from Half Moon Lodge #28. It is the same as the N3, but with a different ribbon border.

The story I have been told is they were made by a local woman in her house and the first border (N3) got changed when they ran out of that border material, probably less than 50 were made. A similar quantity was made with this border, Probably less than 100 of the two varieties combined.

Half Moon Lodge #28 Neckerchief N3.2

Half Moon Lodge #28 Neckerchief N3.2

The stats for this one would be:
N3 M/C WHT same EMB design but YEL moon, RED arrow/28 & RED/BLK/GMY ribbon BDR Red Teardrop design,



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“Let us recollect that peace or war will not always be left to our option; that however moderate or unambitious we may be, we cannot count upon the moderation, or hope to extinguish the ambition of others.” –Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 34, 1788

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Look Back – Half Moon Lodge #28 2012 NOAC Delegate Set S43 X14

This year we are posting about new issues from the upcoming 2018 NOAC, Four years ago, I had posted about a Delegate set from the 2012 NOAC from Half Moon Lodge #28.

Half Moon Lodge #28 2012 NOAC SMY Delegate Set S43 X14

Half Moon Lodge #28 2012 NOAC SMY Delegate Set S43 X14

My scanner washes out the border color, while it appears white, it is Silver Mylar.

The stats for this set should be:
S43 SMY C M/C M/C GRN FDL Red outlined WHT Lodge name, NOAC 2012 RED 28, GRN WWW, YEL WWW w/X14 – Delegate
X14 SMY C M/C – GRN FDL Red outlined WHT Rip Van Winkle Council, NOAC 2012; w/S43 – Delegate



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“[T]he danger from legislative usurpations, which, by assembling all power in the same hands, must lead to the same tyranny as is threatened by executive usurpations.” –James Madison, Federalist No. 48, 1788

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Half Moon Lodge #28 Regular Issue Brotherhood Flap S53

Similar to the flaps issued by Half Moon Lodge #28 for the 100th Anniversary of the OA in 2015, they issued new Ordeal and Brotherhood Flaps. I’m told there was no new Vigil Flap issued.

The Brotherhood Flap with a yellow border is shown below. PatchScan says 400 were issued.

Half Moon Lodge #28 Regular Issue Brotherhood Flap S53

Half Moon Lodge #28 Regular Issue Brotherhood Flap S53

the stats are:
S53 YEL R WHT LGR LGR FDL; LGR WWW, – Brotherhood



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“In disquisitions of every kind there are certain primary truths, or first principles, upon which all subsequent reasoning must depend.” –Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 31, 1788

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