Posts belonging to Category Loon #364

State of the Hobby – Loon Lodge #364 N5

An auction recently ended for a neckerchief from Loon Lodge #364. you don’t see these neckerchiefs very often.

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

Three unique bidders wanted this neckerchief, when the hammer came down it went for $81.00.



State of the Hobby – Loon Lodge #364 F1 First Flap

There have been a number of New York State OA First Flaps ended on eBay. Here is one for a Loon Lodge #364 F1 First Flap. There was only one bidder for this auction, but he knew what he wanted.

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

The seller described it as:

Adirondack Council, upstate New York. Number 394 refers to the council, not the lodge.
Heavily restricted OA First Flap issued for only a few years before being replaced by the so called “broken neck” issue

“A free people [claim] their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate.” –Thomas Jefferson, Rights of British America, 1774


State of the Hobby – Loon Lodge #364 First Flap F1

HAven’t seen one of these on eBay recently, a first flap from Loon Lodge #364. The #394 on the flap is/was the council number of then Adirondack council. While the flap is by no means mint, it is a tough one which is shown by the bidding.

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

Bidding started at $ 50.00 and four bidders drove this used first flap up to $ 580.00, with two bidders left at the end.

Not sure if this is the ‘current’ price for a Loon First flap, as I have not seen one sell on eBay in recent memory.

“The truth is, all might be free if they valued freedom, and defended it as they ought.” –Samuel Adams, Essay in the Boston Gazette, 1771


State of the Hobby – Loon Lodge 364 first neckerchief

A palette cleanser from all of the hyper-modern 2015 NOAC and OA centennial issues is a classic OA Neckerchief from Loon Lodge #364, their N1. This one had previously been listed at $ 350 and went unsold.

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

When the seller relisted it, he dropped the price to $ 300.00 and added a best offer option as well.

The item did sell, and with a bit of research sorting completed items by price; we can determine that the seller accepted an offer of $ 250.00. A still respectible price for this neckerchief.

“The instrument by which [the government] must act are either the AUTHORITY of the laws or FORCE. If the first be destroyed, the last must be substituted; and where this becomes the ordinary instrument of government there is an end to liberty!” —Alexander Hamilton, Tully, No. 3, 1794


State of the Hobby – Loon Lodge #364 P2/N3

One of the tougher sets from Loon Lodge #364, the P2 on a neckerchief. The 394 is not an error or misprint, but is the council number for Adirondack Council. One of these Loon neckerchiefs recently ended on eBay with the patch on the neckerchief.

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

Bidding started at only $ 4.99 and 9 unique bidders making 18 bids, drove the price to over $ 75.00 before it ended at $ 76.88.

[auction-affiliate tool=”lister”]

“It’s important to have a buddy like that. Somebody who’ll stop you from doing that really stupid thing you were gonna do just because you couldn’t think of anything better. ― Henry V. O’Neil


Loon Lodge S16 1947-2002 Flap – Identification Aid

This 55th Anniversary Flap from Loon Lodge #364 is currently not pictured at OA Iamages, if you were wondering what it looks like, here it is. It differs from the S15 in that it has yellow years rather than red. The Red years variety was the common one. The Flap with yellow years was limited in the numbers issued to Loon Lodge members and is much tougher.

Loon Lodge S16 1947-2002 55th Anniversary Flap

Loon Lodge S16 1947-2002 55th Anniversary Flap

The stats for this one are:
S16 GRN R M/C TRQ M/C FDL; YEL 1947-2002; RED WWW; 55th ANN

[phpbay]Loon Lodge, 10[/phpbay]

“A free man must not be told how to think, either by the government or by social activists. He may certainly be shown the right way, but he must not accept being forced into it.” – Colonel Jeff Cooper


Look Back – Section NE-3C 1997 Conclave

Nearly four years ago, I posted about the Section NE-3C 1997 Conclave hosted by Loon Lodge #364.

Roy Weatherbee provided information about a neckerchief issued for the event.

Section NE-3C 1997 Neckerchief

Section NE-3C 1997 Neckerchief

This is still a need of mine if anyone has one available for sale or trade.



One of the most fundamental requirements of a capitalist economic system—and one of the most misunderstood concepts—is a strong system of property rights. For decades social critics in the United States and throughout the Western world have complained that “property” rights too often take precedence over “human” rights, with the result that people are treated unequally and have unequal opportunities. Inequality exists in any society. But the purported conflict between property rights and human rights is a mirage. Property rights are human rights.

The definition, allocation, and protection of property rights comprise one of the most complex and difficult sets of issues that any society has to resolve, but one that must be resolved in some fashion. For the most part, social critics of “property” rights do not want to abolish those rights. Rather, they want to transfer them from private ownership to government ownership. . . .

Any restraint on private property rights shifts the balance of power from impersonal attributes toward personal attributes and toward behavior that political authorities approve. That is a fundamental reason for preference of a system of strong private property rights: private property rights protect individual liberty. …Armen Alchian