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State of the Hobby Mide Lodge #15 P1a on Neckerchief

This neckerchief issued by Mide Lodge #15 with their P1a recently ended on eBay after some spirited bidding.

15P1a
Clicking on the image will bring you to the eBay auction for the next few months.

Bidding started at only $ 3.00 and 6 unique bidders made 20 bids before the auction ended at $ 36.00

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Mide Lodge #15 Hanigus Chapter L1

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Chappegat Lodge #15 L2?

John Tegtmeier recently pointed out a discrepancy in the Blue Book listings regarding the Chappegat Lodge #15 L2. The scan has been adjusted to better show the detail, the ink color is a fluorescent orange and the leather is more of an off-white, although it may be aging.

Chappegat Lodge #15 L2?

As John rightly points out, Chappegat merged with Hanigus #47 in 1957 to form Mide #15. It would be difficult for Chappegat Lodge to issue a neckerchief slide for the 1958 NOAC the year after it merged.

While it would have been possible for the Lodge to have issued the slide in late 1957 prior to the merger for those members who had signed up for the 1958 NOAC; it is not the most likely scenario.

Both Hanigus and Chappegat were chapters of Mide Lodge and were known to have issued chapter items while part of Mide. Chappegat Chapter eN1958

 

The most likely explanation is that the slide was issued by Chappegat Chapter of Mide Lodge as was the Chappegat Chapter eN1958. Image used with permission of http://www.oaimages.com/.

 

My inclination is to move the listing from Chappegat #15 to Mide #15 as a Chapter issue. Does anyone know the true story?

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Mide Lodge #15 Oddity

Received another email with a question about another used flap which looks different. Mide and its successor Lodge Ktemaque is located just north of NYC, so Mide flaps are relatively common (for a lodge merged over 30 years ago) at local TOR’s.

In the last 20+ years that I have been actively collecting NY Issues, I’ve never seen one with a brown/khaki background. It may be the result of repeated bleaching/washings which effected the twill but not the threads. Anyone else ever seen one like this?

Mide Oddity

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Mide Lodge #15 Unlisted Event Neckerchief 15eN1972

A new find from a Lodge that merged back in 1973. Perhaps one of the last issues from Mide Lodge. An event Neckerchief celebrating a Summer Reunion from 1972 held at Camp Siwanoy.

Mide Lodge #15 Unlisted Event Neckerchief 15eN1972

Blue Book Style Stats:
eN1972 – – WHT RED – 1972 RED WWW, 1972, 15 BLK Summer Reunion, Camp Siwanoy

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Correction to Event Issue for Mide Lodge

The 15eN1969 has previouly been listed in the Blue Book under Lodge 15 Ktemaque. Since Ktemaque did not come into existance until 1973, it would have been difficult to have an event in 1969.

Blue Book V (hence BBV) will list this item under #15 MIDE

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