Knowledge is Power – Owaneco Lodge #313 Quinnipiac Dancers

Knowledge is Power

This is the second in a series of posts highlighting items on eBay. The item in todays post, is not from New York, but is from a Lodge from Connecticut and is part of Section NE-2C. The patch featured in the auction is a an Anniversary Patch from the Quinnipiac Dancers from Owaneco Lodge #313.

The auction for the Quinnipiac Dancers Patch which can be seen on eBay, by following the link. Here is an item that was only issued a handful of years ago which already commands a significant price.

This auction illustrates one sub-set of collecting OA issues. There are a number of collectors who specialize in Dance and Ceremonial Team issues. These patches are generally issued in small numbers and frequently must be earned by the team members. That makes these patches sought after by not only collectors of Owaneco Lodge, but Dance Team issue Collectors as well.

The issue pictured in the Auction is not listed on OAimages, does anyone know the full details behind this item?

Since the auction will only be available for a limited time, I have pictured the 313S17 below. This flap is identical to the one in the eBay auction, with the exception of the border color. The one in the auction has a GMY bodrder, not a Dark Blue Border.

Owaneco Lodge #313 Quinnipiac Dancers S17

Image courtesy of OA Iamges


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:

    Bill, while not (yet) listed in Blue Book I have a price point of $540 for this gold mylar bordered flaps, selling last November.

    Beyond that, I know nothing about it.

  2. nyoatrader says:

    I did,t list the final bid in my post, but by following the link you can see this one went for over $600. Whether they are #313 collectors or Dance Team Collectors, there are some deep pockets for this type of material.

  3. Bill Chin says:

    The GMY border of the Dance Team flap is an unauthorized issue. The Executive Committee of the Lodge did not approve it and the private manufacturer has not claimed responsibility for it being produced. There are other theories and accounts, but we believe there are only a few of these around.

    There have been two listed on eBay thus far. I know of one other that a Lodge member found at NOAC 04 on a trading blanket.

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