Tschipey Achtu Lodge #397 First Flap Variation S1a & b

I originally wrote about the Tschipey Achtu Lodge #397 First Flap back in June. The lodge has subsequently reordered the flap and while the front appears identical, there are significant differences to the reverse. My understanding is that a second run of 400 flaps were ordered and came back with the Moritz logo PB.
Typically the Blue Book does not distinguish between types of plastic backs, however I think this is distinct enough that the purist first flap collectors should be aware of the difference.

Here is the front view:

Tschipey Achtu Lodge #397 S1 First Flap

The backs are a different story:



Weekly Roundup – NY OA Trader November 08 – November 14, 2010

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Hardest New York OA Buckskin Lodge #412 J2

I had previously written about what is probably the toughest patch issued by Buckskin Lodge #412.  One recently appeared on eBay which showed some spirited bidding.

Eight unique bidders made 23 bids driving the price from a $ 24.99 start to over $ 100.00

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