Articles from May 2010

Shared Items From Around The Web – May 31, 2010


Felt Flocked Vigil Sash

An auction ended on eBay earlier this month which had a seldom seen Felt Flocked Vigil Sash.  Rob Higgens in his History of the OA Sash site states that these types of sashes were used from circa 1948 to 1951.

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

Wikipedia describes flocking as

Flocking is the process of depositing many small fiber particles (called flock) onto a surface. It can also refer to the texture produced by the process, or to any material used primarily for its flocked surface. Flocking of an article can be performed for the purpose of increasing its value in terms of the tactile sensation, aesthetics, color and appearance. It can also be performed for functional reasons including insulation, slip-or-grip friction, and low reflectivity.

Eleven distinct bidders drove the price of this sash to over $ 55o.oo.  Five of them were still bidding at $ 400.00  and higher.


There is never enough time, unless you’re serving it.
Malcolm Forbes
US art collector, author, & publisher (1919 – 1990)

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

Memorial Day 2010

Freedom is not Free.



The cost of liberty is less than the cost of repression. -Web Dubois


1994 Section NE-5 Conclave

The 1994 Section NE-5 Conclave was hosted by Langundowi Lodge #46 and held at Custaloga Town Scout Reservation.  The theme was On The Path of the Arrow.

Rob Higgens provides a scan of the pocket patch.

1994 Section NE-5 Pocket Patch

Were any other items issued for this event?

This is currently a need of mine.

Update Aug. 2014:
Todd Rogers advised:

…that the 1994 Conclave had an Envelope/Cancelled Stamp they sold during the weekend. These were sold for a few dollars and there were 1,000 made. I know they didn’t sell out but I’m not sure what happened to them after the event. I’ve scanned mine (front and back). These may be tough items to get since I don’t think I’ve seen one on eBay in the last 15 years. I suspect many of the people who bought them lost track of them and many ended up in the trash over the last 20 years.

1994 Section NE-5 Conclave Cover

1994 Section NE-5 Conclave Cover

and the reverse side with the numbering:

1994 Section NE-5 Conclave Cover Reverse

1994 Section NE-5 Conclave Cover Reverse

According to the OA Section List, the following lodges made up NE-5 at this time

  • Wagion Lodge #6
  • Langundowi Lodge #46
  • Enda Lechauhanne Lodge #57
  • Monaken Lodge #103
  • Ah’Tic Lodge #139
  • Ho-Nan-Ne-Ho-Ont Lodge #165
  • Kuskitannee Lodge #168
  • Gyantwachia Lodge #255
  • Nachamawat Lodge #275

[phpbay]Langundowi Lodge, 5[/phpbay]


“We’re just fragile machines programmed with a false sense of our own importance. And every now and then the universe sends a reminder that we don’t really matter to it, hurtling us into confusion and a panic for answers that will allow us to resume our program again.” – Neil Strauss


Shared Items From Around The Web – May 30, 2010


General Herkimer Council Half Strip

An auction recently ended on eBay for a General Herkimer Council Half Strip which may be of interest to NY Collectors.

General Herkimer Council and Iroquois Council merged to form Revolutionary Trails Council.

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

Bidding was modest on this issue, with 3 different bidders chasing the half strip.


“An armed republic submits less easily to the rule of one of its citizens than a republic armed by foreign forces. Rome and Sparta were for many centuries well armed and free. The Swiss are well armed and enjoy great freedom. Among other evils caused by being disarmed, it renders you contemptible. It is not reasonable to suppose that one who is armed will obey willingly one who is unarmed; or that any unarmed man will remain safe among armed servants.”The Prince” – Niccolo Machiavelli, ” (1532)


1948 OA Handbook Hardbound Edition

There is an auction for a 1948 Hardback OA Handbook.  This is probably the single toughest OA  Handbook in existence.   The seller claims only 10 were made, my understanding is the number is more like 100.  However, who knows how many still exist today.

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

As you can see, with a couple of days left, the auction is already over $ 170.00.  I have no idea how this will end up.  As far as I can remember, this is the only Hardbound version I have ever seen listed.

If your interested in collecting OA Handbooks, you can find a copy of my OA Handbook Checklist here.

[phpbay]Order of the Arrow Handbook, 5[/phpbay]


“Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories.” – Thomas Jefferson