State of the Hobby – Nischa Nitas Lodge #410 P2

Another classic Pie recently ended on eBay, this one from Nischa Nitas Lodge #410, their P2 on neckerchief.

410P2
clicking on the post will bring you to the auction results for the next few days.

Five unique bidders drove this from the starting price of $ 9.99 to the close of nearly $ 47.00.



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State of the Hobby – Aola Lodge #410 First Flap

Here is another recent sale of a First Flap from a long-merged New York State OA Lodge which would be of interest to both New York OA and First Flap Collectors.

410 Aola First Flap
Clicking on the image will bring you to the auction results for the next few month.

Looks like the winning bidder treated themselves to a Christmas gift.


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State of the Hobby – Aola Lodge #410 P1

Here is another eBay auctions of interest to New York OA collectors, this one which ended on eBay last month. A classic Pie from AOLA Lodge #410 sewn on a mint neckerchief.

Aola Lodge #410 P1

Aola Lodge #410 P1


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

The bidding was spirited with 23 bids from 11 unique bidders, five of whom were still in it over $ 200.00, as you can see when the hammer came down the final price was over $ 266.

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Look Back – Hardest NY OA – Nischa Nitas Lodge #410 J1

Over six years ago, I began writing about the toughest issues from various New York Sate OA Lodges. Here is one wrote about from Nischa Nitas Lodge #410, the J1 Ceremonial Team. I’ve always liked the look of this patch. Dance and Ceremonial Team patches always seem to be issued in small quantities at least for the NY Lodges I am familiar with.

Hardest NY OA - Nischa Nitas Lodge #410 J1

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There were reportedly only 35 made. Not sure how accurate that number is.

Haven’t written about these items recently and it mights be time to resurrect this series. What is the single toughest piece from your New York State OA Lodge?

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Look Back – Hardest NY OA – Nischa Nitas Lodge #410 J1

A Look Back

Five years ago I began posting on the toughest issues from various New York OA Lodges. I haven’t written one up in a while, but here is one of the early ones.

Here is one of the toughest items from Nischa Nitas Lodge #410.

I actually held one in my hands once, but it is the only time I’ve seen it up close and personal. It had a very short run and is also very collectible as a Ceremonial Team issue.

Hardest NY OA - Nischa Nitas Lodge #410 J1

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What is the toughest issue(s) from your NY Lodge? Ray Gould has sent comments about many of the lodges in old Area 2-G. If you send me your scans and reasoning I’d be happy to post them too.

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Aola Lodge #410 F1 First Flap

Another first flap of interest to New York OA collectors which recently ended on eBay is a from Aola Lodge, the 410F1.  Fifteen unique bidders were interested in this First Flap.

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



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Nischa Nitas Lodge Cermonial Team J1

A bit over two years ago, I wrote about what is the toughest issue from Nischa Nitas Lodge #410, the J1.  While you don’t see them very often, another Nischa Nitas J1 recently appeared on eBay.

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

As you might expect, this is a need of mine too.

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