Knowledge is Power – Nentico Lodge #12 X1

Knowledge is Power

May of us have dreamed of finding that rare and valuable patch at a garage or estate sale. Stumbling on that hidden gem at a flea market or Salvation Army Store. But would you know it if you saw it?

I’m considering an occasional feature where I link to certain high priced memorabilia on our favorite auction site. It may or may not be from NY, it may not even be an OA item. Hopefully it may provide you with some knowledge which you can put to use.

Depending on the response this could become a regular feature. If you see something you would like me to highlight, let me know.

Ebay LogoThe first item is from Nentico Lodge #12. The patch pictured in the link is the X1 issue. An unassuming rectangular issue from a lodge which used the same design on their trader flap for decades, but this one is a hidden gem. Since I will be linking to eBay the link will only be good for 30-90 days.

As I write this, the bidding is already over $2400. Where do you think it will end?

The Blue Book describes it as X1 RED C WHT DYL REC; (1946)

Table of contents for Knowledge is Power

  1. Knowledge is Power – Nentico Lodge #12 X1
  2. Knowledge is Power – Owaneco Lodge #313 Quinnipiac Dancers
  3. And I thought YOU were crazy!
  4. Knowledge is Power – Sea Scout Eagle Badge
  5. Knowledge is Power – Wakpominee Lodge #48 A1 Wabiningo
  6. White Sea Scout Eagle Badge
  7. Knowledge is Power – The Silver Fawn
  8. Another Eagle Scout Badge
  9. Knowledge is Power – Lettered Areas
  10. Knowledge is Power – P2K Arrowheads
  11. Knowledge is Power – Uncommon Flaps from Common Lodges
  12. Knowledge is Power – A Philmont P2K Arrowhead on eBay now
  13. Knowledge is Power – Region 7 Canoe Base
  14. Knowledge is Power – Region 13
  15. Knowledge is Power – Silver Fawn Revisited
  16. Knowledge is Power – Adirondack Lodge #357 R1
  17. Knowledge is Power – Tahgajute 247 X1
  18. Knowledge is Power – Area I 1945 Conclave
  19. Knowledge is Power or Oh My God!!
  20. Knowledge is Power – 1937 Jambo Shoulder Tab
  21. Early Region 2 Patch on eBay
  24. Boy Scout Order of the Arrow Patch – Vintage – Rare
  25. Knowldge Is Power – Sislija X2
  26. Most Expensive OA Lodge Event Patch?
  27. Delaware County Council OA Neck’chief worn 1958 Enclave
  28. Achpateuny Lodge #498 Dance Team Issue
  29. Knowledge is Power – Wabaningo Lodge Handbook
  30. Knowledge is Power Air Ace Medal Type 2
  31. Sea Scout Eagle Revisited
  32. Y2K Philmont Arrowheads
  33. Collecting OA Handbooks
  34. 2009 NOAC American Folklore Set
  35. Before there was 4, there was 6 and before that 12
  36. Knights of Dunamis
  37. P2K – Philmont Arrowhead
  38. Early Troop Committee Armband
  39. Air Scouts and Air Explorers
  40. WTF – $ 2000 Hat Pin
  41. 1937 World Jamboree USA Contingent Flash
  42. Sea Scout Eagle Badge on White Twill
  43. 1935 Boy Scout National Jamboree Shoulder Tab and Patch
  44. Scouts De America
  45. World Brotherhood Camporee
  46. RWS: Chautauqua County, RARE-original style, gauze back
  47. Philmont Ranch Hand P2K Arrowhead
  48. Felt Vigil Sash on eBay
  49. Felt Flocked Vigil Sash
  50. 1948 OA Handbook Hardbound Edition – The Finale
  51. OA Belt Buckle
  52. Philmont Dollar Patch
  53. Knowledge is Power – The Silver Fawn Redone
  54. NY Pre-OA Honor Society – Order Of The White Swastika
  55. National Order of the Arrow Indian Seminar
  56. Ah Wa Ge OA Lodge 477 Neckerchief Slide
  57. A Look Back – The Silver Fawn
  58. Tahgajute Lodge #247 J3 Ceremonial Team Patch


  1. John Pannell says:

    With a $2400 starting bid, I think the owner of this piece knows exactly what he has. It’s more fun to watch folks who put stuff up with very low bids and then get shocked when it goes for thousands of dollars.

    If it’s a lot of items with one hidden gem hidden in it, the seller then has to figure out which is the good patch.

  2. Dave says:

    It’s a wonderful issue, and a need–but I’m not near ready, willing, or able to lay down that kind of coin.

    My collecting fantasy is to be the only eBay bidder on a 12 X1 that someone lists, starting at a buck, with no description other than “YELLOW BIRD PATCH”.

  3. nyoatrader says:

    The seller certainly knows what he has.

    My idea was to use these posts to point out higher priced items to the readers which they might normally not otherwise encounter.

    Arming the reader with the knowledge of its worth in the event they ever stumbled across one themselves.

  4. nyoatrader says:


    I know the feeling.

    There are any number of pricey New York OA items which I will likely never have unless they are buried in that “Misc Lot of Boy Scout Patches”

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