Lowanne Nimat Lodge #219 – A Tale of Three Flaps S1 First Flap

A funny thing happened on the way to the first flap from Lowanne Nimat Lodge #219. For those keeping track, Lowanne Nimat Lodge was the result of Hiawatha Seaway Council absorbing Cayuga County Council, the new council changed its name to Longhouse Council.

The original idea was:

The new lodge name is Lowanne Nimat which means (Brothers of the North) our totem is the Gougou which is like a Sasquatch.

It now seems that they will be using a fox as the lodge totem due to some potentially negative connotations for the Gougou.  However the NJ flaps had been approved and ordered with the Gougou and delays in the production in the regular issue flap with the fox totem caused it to come out as the third issue from the lodge.

So by the calendar, the first flap released was the one shown below.  It was available to Lodge members prior to the National Jamboree.

Lowanne Nimat Lodge #219 First Flap S1

the Blue Books stats for this one should be:
S1 DBL R M/C BLK WHT FDL; BLK 2010 National Scout Jamboree, Centennial Logo

The next two post will detail the S2 contingent flap and the firs regular issue flap which will be considered the Charter Member Flap.

It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backward.
Lewis Carroll
English author & recreational mathematician (1832 – 1898)

Table of contents for Lowanne Nimat - A Tale of Three Flaps

  1. Lowanne Nimat Lodge #219 – A Tale of Three Flaps S1 First Flap
  2. Lowanne Nimat Lodge #219 – A Tale of Three Flaps S2
  3. Lowanne Nimat Lodge #219 – A Tale of Three Flaps S3 Charter Member
  4. And than there were four – Lowanne Nimat Lodge #219 S4

Nick Stoner Lodge #418 A1

An auction recently ended on eBay for a Nick Stoner Lodge #418 A1.  This is the only issue from the long merged NY OA Lodge.  The auction began at only $ 9.99 and ended 13 bids later at $ 950.00. While this is a respectable amount, it is probably only half or 2/3’s of what it might have gone for a couple of years ago. A sign of these economic times? O=r have all of the deep pocket collectors who were willing to pay $ 1,500+ now have one and it moves down to the next tier who are willing to pay circa $ 1,000.

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

Over the years, I have hear rumors that the Nick Stoner Arrowhead was not issued until after the 1953 name change to Thay-En-Da-Ne-Gea Lodge#418.

Anyone know the real story after all this time?


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