State of the Hobby – Chautauqua Lodge #165 F1a FF First flap

There have been a number of New York State OA First Flaps which have ended over the last couple of months on eBay. Here is one from Chautauqua Lodge #165 F1a.


Clicking on the images will bring you to the auction for the next few weeks.

Bidding was spritied on this flap which started at just $ 3.00. Thirteen unique bidders made 17 bids chasing this flap. Four of them remanined at $ 75 or higher when the hammer came down it sold for $ 89.00.



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State of the Hobby – Amo’chk Lodge #339 F1 First Flap

There have been a number of New York State OA First Flaps which have recently ended on eBay. Here is one from Amo’chk Lodge #339 their F1.


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

There was only a single bidder for this Buy It Now, but he took it down for the $ 150.00 asking price.



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“It is of great importance to set a resolution, not to be shaken, never to tell an untruth. There is no vice so mean, so pitiful, so contemptible; and he who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time, till at length it becomes habitual; he tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the world’s believing him. This falsehood of the tongue leads to that of the heart, and in time depraves all its good disposition.” –Thomas Jefferson (1785)

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State of the Hobby – Chi Sigma Lodge 546 S1 FF First Flap

There have been a number of New York State OA First Flaps recently ended on eBay. Here is one for a Chi Sigma Lodge #546 First flap.


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

The bidding started at $ 939.00 and two bidder took the price to nearly $ 966.00.



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“If the people are capable of understanding, seeing and feeling the differences between true and false, right and wrong, virtue and vice, to what better principle can the friends of mankind apply than to the sense of this difference?” –John Adams (1775)

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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 – Half Moon Lodge #28 F1 First Flap

There have been a number of New York State OA First Flaps ended on eBay. Here is another one, a Half Moon Lodge #28 F1.


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

Bidding started at $ 15.00 for this auction and 3 unique bidders including 2 who stuck in at over $ 50.00 drove the price to $ 56.00.



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“The state governments have a full superintendence and control over the immense mass of local interests of their respective states, which connect themselves with the feelings, the affections, the municipal institutions, and the internal arrangements of the whole population. They possess, too, the immediate administration of justice in all cases, civil and criminal, which concern the property, personal rights, and peaceful pursuits of their own citizens.” –Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833

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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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State of the Hobby – OA Half Moon Lodge 28 “F1a Flap”

An auction recently ended on eBay for a First Flap from Half Moon Lodge #28.


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

Bidding started at $ 49.99 for this auction and 4 unique bidders including 3 who stuck in at over $ 60.00 drove the price to $ 70.00.



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“It is the manners and spirit of a people which preserve a republic in vigor. A degeneracy in these is a canker which soon eats to the heart of its laws and constitution.” –Thomas Jefferson (1781)

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