Articles from October 2014

Kintecoying Lodge #4 Centennial Flap S4

Kintecoying Lodge #4 has just issued a Centennial flap for the 100th Anniversary of the Order of the Arrow. Proceeds will be used to help offset the cost of NOAC.

Kintecoying Lodge #4 Centennial Flap S4

Kintecoying Lodge #4 Centennial Flap S4

The stats for this one are:

S4 BLK R RED M/C RED  FDL; BLK outlined WHT Name & WWW, BLK 1915-2015 Centuries of Service, Centennial Logo

As I post this I have several of these flaps to trade 1:1 for other OA Centennial or 2015 NOAC Flaps or new NYS OA Issues. email me at with offers.

“A free society is a place where it’s safe to be unpopular.” – Adlai E. Stevenson, Jr.


The Value of Patches – Some Additional Thoughts

I was rooting about in the Blog’s archivess looking for something and came across this post from March 2009 on one man’s opinion on the value of patches.

While it is over five years old, I think it still rings trust today, you can read the whole thing here.

10.) John Pannell has put together a great web-site (Internet guide to OA Insignia) which I would suggest to John that he consider raising the subscription rate for adults but not youth. This site is worth much more than $10 per year John. This site is nothing short of fantastic as a resource. However many collectors have the thought that if a patch is listed on this site as selling for $3.99 then by God it is worth $3.99. This actually means in most cases that if you notice the minimum bid was 3.99 and no one else bid on it. So is it worth $3.99????????? Also some of the more rare item prices are likely not accurate and then many are. Always remember that price guides are a guide for your use and may not be the exact value.

John’s pricing is out of date at this time you may want to check out a newer online resource available

Gene also talks about feeding frenzies

Then the First Flap values were reestablished. The shark in the feeding frenzy paid $1000 for a 166 F1 so guess what, the 166 F1 is worth $1000. Then maybe 1-5 166 F1s sold for $1000 as all sellers said hey, Seller A sold it to Buyer A for $1000 then it has to be worth $1000. But, after the five people purchased the 166 F1 for $1000 there was no one left who was willing to pay $1000 for the 166 F1. So now all of the sellers have them priced for $1000 and none of them are selling. This is the old term supply and demand. Is the 166 F1 now worth $1000??? They may have previously sold for $1000 but now everyone willing to pay that amount has the flap. Now sellers have them listed at $1000 and they are not selling. Now the sellers have a choice, maintain the $1000 price and not sell them or lower the prices to sell them.

I would agree that there is a softness in the overall market right now. Over the last couple of years, I have purchased a number of items from different sellers at prices that are 1/2 or 2/3 what they might have been 7-8 years ago. Is it that the deep pocket buyers have theirs and those willing to buy them now have shallower pockets? or more a sign of the economic times?

11.) Collectors, it is a buyers market out there right now. You the buyer must make the decision as to when to purchase and the price you pay. The supply is high at the present.

What do you think?
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Gone Fishing – Section NE-2C 1987 Conclave Staff Neckerchief

Back in September 2008 I wrote about tne 1987 NE-2C Conclave and just last October I added an image of the staff neckerchief.

Another fishing expedition to see if I can fill in another need.

Section NE-2C 1987 Staff Neckerchief

Section NE-2C 1987 Staff Neckerchief

Anyone have one available?

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Kintecoying Lodge #4 19th Annual TOR Nov. 22, 2014

Kintecoying Lodge #4 19th Annual TOR

It’s just four weeks until the Kintecoying Lodge #4 19th Trade-O-Ree. All of our tables are sold out, but there is still plenty of room to trade, buy and browse.

Someone remind me to take some new pictures this year!

Where: John C Whitehead Dining Hall, past Reeves Lodge Camp Alpine, Alpine, NJ

When: Saturday November 22, 2014

Time: 9:00AM to 3:00PM (dealer setup begins at 8:30AM)

Admission: Free to All – A unique day trip for your troop or pack

For more information and a flyer, check out the TOR page.

“Liberty is the only thing you cannot have unless you are willing to give it to others.” – William Allen White


Amo’chk Lodge #339 15th Anniversary Neckerchief Slide

For those of you who collect more than cloth, an auction recently recently ended on eBay for a Amo’chk Lodge #339 15th Anniversary Neckerchief Slide.

339 slide
Clicking on the image will bring you to the auction for the next few months,

Anyone have one for trade?

You can’t expect to hit the jackpot if you don’t put a few nickels in the machine. Flip Wilson


Look Back – Section NE-2D 1978 Conclave Neckerchief

One of my recent Look Back posts fishing for a need was successful, so let me cast another line here.

Back in September 2008, I wrote up a post on the 1978 Section NE-2D Conclave. One of the items issued for the event was a neckerchief shown below.

Section NE-2D 1978 Conclave Neckerchief

Section NE-2D 1978 Conclave Neckerchief

In addition to marking the conclave, it also celebrated the 30th Anniversary of Crumhorn Mountain Scout Camp 1948-1978.

I’ve seen a few over the years, but I’ve missed getting it. Anyone have one for trade or sale?

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Look Back – Section NE-2A 1995 Section Conclave

Over six and a half years ago I wrote about the 1995 Section NE-2A Conclave, three years ago in October 2011 I was able to add an image of the Jacket Patch.

Section NE-2A 1995 Jacket Patch

Currently this is still a need of mine if anyone has one for trade or sale?

The Host Lodge is Skanondo Lodge #64, and it was held at Camp Ranachqua part of the Ten Mile River Scout Camps.
The lodges which were part of NE-2A at the time were #’s 15 , 28, 64, 313, 369, 427, 443, 444, and 553.

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