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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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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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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State of the Hobby – Loon Lodge #364 First Flap F1

HAven’t seen one of these on eBay recently, a first flap from Loon Lodge #364. The #394 on the flap is/was the council number of then Adirondack council. While the flap is by no means mint, it is a tough one which is shown by the bidding.


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

Bidding started at $ 50.00 and four bidders drove this used first flap up to $ 580.00, with two bidders left at the end.

Not sure if this is the ‘current’ price for a Loon First flap, as I have not seen one sell on eBay in recent memory.



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State of the Hobby – Buckskin Lodge #412 First Flap F1

While many flaps from Buckskin Lodge #412 are moderately priced, the first flap has always been one of those which commanded a premium; the Buckskin Lodge First Flap the F1.

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

This lot started at just $ 3.00 and 7 bidders made 19 bids to try to win this Firsy Flap. When the auction ended, the final price was over $ 97.00.



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First Flap – TuKu’Ut Lodge #33 S1

Three Thousand (or so) miles from New York, there is a lodge merger going on which may be of interest to some.

TuKu’Ut Lodge #33 is the result of the merger of Siwinis Lodge #252 and Ta Tanka Lodge #488 and represents the Greater Los Angeles Council. Day 1 of the merged lodge was Saturday, August 27, 2016.

On March 16, 2016, the respective Lodge Executive Committees of Ta Tanka Lodge and Siwinis Lodge voted on the name and totem of the to-be merged lodge of the Greater Los Angeles Area Council.

The totem of the lodge is Saber-toothed cat.

TuKu'Ut Lodge #33 S1

TuKu’Ut Lodge #33 S1



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