State of the Hobby – Manatoanna Lodge #461 N3

An auction recently ended on eBay for a Manatoanna Lodge #461 N3.

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

I’ve always liked the neckerchiefs from Manatoanna Lodge, and have this one in my collection. Five bidders wanted to add this to their collections too. Three of them stuck in at over $ 30.00, with the winning bidder getting it for an even $ 40.00.

“The same prudence which in private life would forbid our paying our own money for unexplained projects, forbids it in the dispensation of the public moneys.” —Thomas Jefferson (1808)


State of the Hobby – Manatoanna Lodge #461 First Flap

Another recent sale, this one from December 2014 of a First Flap from a merged New York State Lodge. This one is from Manatoanna Lodge #461.

461 First flap

A single bidder claimed this one for the offering price.

“I would rather live than die. I would rather die than survive as a monster.” ― Robert Fanney, The War of Mists


Manatoanna Lodge #461 L1 Slide/Bolo

Here is a new find from Manatoanna Lodge #461, a few of these have turned up on eBay recently either as a slide or bolo.

Manatoanna Lodge #461 L1 Slide/Bolo

The Blue Book stats:

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“…There is no nation on earth powerful enough to accomplish our overthrow. … Our destruction, should it come at all, will be from another quarter. From the inattention of the people to the concerns of their government, from their carelessness and negligence, I must confess that I do apprehend some danger. I fear that they may place too implicit a confidence in their public servants, and fail properly to scrutinize their conduct; that in this way they may be made the dupes of designing men, and become the instruments of their own undoing.” – Daniel Webster, June 1, 1837

Table of contents for Neckerchief Slides

  1. Ranachqua Lodge #4 Neckerchief Slide
  2. Ktemaque Lodge #15 Neckerchief Slide
  3. Chappegat Lodge #15 Neckerchief Slide 25th Anniversary
  4. Shu Shu Gah Lodge #24 Neckerchief Slide 45th Anniversary
  5. Shu Shu Gah Lodge #24 Neckerchief Slide
  6. Buckskin Lodge #412 Neckerchief Slide L5
  7. Nacha Nimat Ldoge #86 Neckerchief Slide
  8. Ho De No Sau Nee Lodge #159 Neckerchief Slide
  9. Adirondack Lodge #357 Neckerchief Slide
  10. Kamargo Lodge #294 Neckerchief Slide
  11. Wakanda Lodge #186 Arrowree 1961 Neckerchief Slide
  12. Amo’Chk’ Lodge #339 Flap-Shaped Neckerchief Slide
  13. Buckskin Lodge #412 Neckerchief Slide
  14. Buckskin Lodge #412 Plaster Neckerchief Slide
  15. Thayendanegea Lodge #418 Neckerchief Slide
  16. Shinnecock Lodge #360 Neckerchief Slide
  17. Shu Shu Gah Lodge #24 Eluwak Chapter Bolo Tie
  18. Thay-En-Da-Ne-Gea #418 Metal Neckerchief Slide
  19. Grey Owl Neckerchief Slides
  20. Thay-En-Da-Ne-Gea #418 Area 2-D Conclave Slides
  21. Nischa-Nimat Lodge #181 Neckerchief Slide
  22. Grey Owl Neckerchief Slides – Update
  23. A Look Back – Adirondack Lodge #357 Neckerchief Slide
  24. Ranachqua Lodge #4 Neckerchief Slide – 2
  25. Discovery – Ranachqua Lodge #4 1955 Conclave
  26. Ranachqua Lodge #4 Birchbark Neckerchief Slide
  27. Half Moon Lodge #28 Bolo Slide
  28. What item in your collection means the most to you?
  29. AH Wa Ge Lodge #477 Neal Slide
  30. Area 2-D 1967 Conclave Neckerchief Slide
  31. Discovery – Buckskin Lodge L6
  32. Munsi Lodge #444 Neckerchief Slide
  33. Suanhacky Lodge #49 1958 Neckerchief Slide
  34. Sisilija Lodge #19 Neal Slide
  35. Update – Sislija Lodge #19 Neal Slide
  36. Mide Lodge #15 Hanigus Chapter L1
  37. Early Area 3A Neckerchief Slides
  38. Sisilija Lodge #19 Neal Slide
  39. Sisilija Lodge #19 Neckerchief Slide
  40. Gajuka Lodge #477 Neckerchief slide
  41. Tuscarora Lodge # 284 Neckerchief Slide
  42. Onteroraus Lodge #402 Neckerchief Slide
  43. Kamargo Lodge #294 Slide Farm Neckerchief Slide
  44. Man-A-Hattin Lodge #82 Neckerchief Slide
  45. Another Man-A-Hattin Lodge #82 Neckerchief Slide
  46. Manatoanna Lodge #461 L1 Slide/Bolo
  47. Ranacahqua Lodge #4 Neckerchief Slide #3
  48. Aquehongian Lodge #112 Wooden Neckerchief Slide
  49. Kamargo Lodge #294 Neckerchief Slides
  50. Shu Shu Gah Lodge #24 Totem Slide
  51. Order of the Arrow Neckerchief Slides
  52. Discovery – Mohawk Lodge #267 Neckerchief Slide L1
  53. Man-A-Hattin Lodge #82 1959 Summer Banquet Slide eNS1959
  54. Look Back – Suanhacky Lodge #49 1958 Neckerchief Slide
  55. Discovery – Suanhacky Lodge #49 eL1959

Manatoanna Lodge #461 First Flap F1 – Redone

I recently wrote about a Manatoanna Lodge #461 First Flap which recently ended on eBay. There is another one running now. Like the one in July, this one was also started at $ 9.99. With about a day and a half left, it is now over $ 50.00.

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

With 36+ hours to go, where do you think this will end up?


Few people think more than two or three times a year; I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week.
George Bernard Shaw
Irish dramatist & socialist (1856 – 1950)

1982 Section NE-2B Conclave

conclaveThe 1982 Section NE-2B Conclave was was held at Camp Portaferry.  The theme of the event was “Kindle the Cheerfulness Within You.”  From the totem on the patch, it would appear that the Conclave was hosted by Adirondack Lodge #357,  however Manatoanna Lodge #461 merged with Adirondack Lodge #357 merged in June 1982 to form Gosh-Wha-Gono Lodge #120.

Was this Adirondack Lodges last activity or Gosh Wha Gono’s first?

There were at least three items issued for this event; a pocket patch

Section NE-2B 1982 Pocket Patch

Section NE-2B 1982 Pocket Patch

a jacket patch:



Section NE-2B 1977 Conclave

conclaveThe 1977 Section NE-2B Conclave was hosted by Manatoanna Lodge #461 and held at Camp Vigor.  The Conclave Theme was Bonds of Brotherhood.

There were two items issued for the event, a pocket patch

Section NE-2B 1977 Pocket Patch

Section NE-2B 1977 Pocket Patch

and a neckerchief:



Area 2-G 1972 Conclave

The 1972 Area 2-G Conclave was hosted by Manatoanna Lodge #461 and held at Camp Vigor.  First up is the pocket patch.

and there was also a neckerchief issued for the event.

Thanks to Tom Wadnola for the images.  I believe that these were the only two issues for this conclave.  Does anyone else have any other issues?

Update March 2017:
An image from Mark Eddy, this one is a leather patch from the 1972 Area 2-G Conclave and he advises that it was used as a staff issue.

Area 2-G 1972 Staff Conclave Leather Pocket Hanger

Area 2-G 1972 Staff Conclave Leather Pocket Hanger

You can find links to other New York Area Conclave issues on this page.


How could a readiness for war in time of peace be safely prohibited, unless we could prohibit, in like manner, the preparations and establishments of every hostile nation?” —James Madison