New York OA Trader Turns Seven!

OK, I’m a bit older than 7, but it was 7 years ago today on January 26, 2004 that the New York OA Trader Blog was born on Blogger, with the following statement.

The purpose of this blog is to publish information about new Lodge and Chapter issues from New York State OA Lodges, the discovery of older uncatalogued issues, warnings about fakes, spoof, and reproductions and other information/musings that may be of interest to other NY OA Collectors (or at least amusing to me).

Nearly 2800 hundred posts have been written since than with hundreds of new and newly discovered  NYS OA issues being shared with my readers.

Thanks to all of you who continue to provide information about new and older issues from your lodges through scans, trades, comments and encouragement.  I hope to continue this blog for years to come.

So what is new from your lodge and do you have one to trade?


There are no secrets better kept than the secrets that everybody guesses.
George Bernard Shaw, “Mrs. Warren’s Profession” (1893), act III
Irish dramatist & socialist (1856 – 1950)


  1. Congrats! Keep up the great work on I don’t even collect New York pieces, but I enjoy the posts between the new issues.

  2. George Jennings says:

    Seven Great years of communicating to all concerend. What a great record you have made, Bill. True dedication to our hobby. Congratulations and may there be many more years a head for you and for us in the field.

  3. Ray Gould says:

    Happy Birthday to NYOAT!
    I’ve enjoyed reading your blog (checking in at least once/week) since it was a baby. My how it’s grown…and is starting to look like its Dad 🙂


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