State of the Hobby – Hanigus Lodge #47 R3 Redone

An auction recently ended for an old tough issue from New York State. Hanigus Lodge #47 merged with Chappegat Lodge #15 to form Mide Lodge #15 in 1957. They never issued a flap, so even their odd shapes command a premium price. I had posted about one that ended last summer, but this one did even better.


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

There was just a single bidder who knew what he wanted and who took the patch down for the minimum of $ 1,250.00



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State of the Hobby – Hanigus Lodge #47 R3

An auction recently ended for an old tough issue from New York State. Hanigus Lodge #47 merged with Chappegat Lodge #15 to form Mide Lodge #15 in 1957. They never issued a flap, so even their odd shapes command a premium price.


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

There was just a single bidder who knew what he wanted and who took the patch down for the minimum of $ 899.99



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“Among the features peculiar to the political system of the United States, is the perfect equality of rights which it secures to every religious sect.” —James Madison (1820)

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State of the Hobby – Old Boy Scout Order of the Arrow Brotherhood Pin-OA Gold Chipmunk Totem-Hood

A big ticket item of interest to New York OA collectors recently ended on eBay.

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

The seller knew he had something good, and started the bidding a $ 999.99. there were only two bidders and 3 bids, but it ended at $ 2380.00.

Bill T. posted this on Facebook:

This beautiful standing chipmunk pin is from Hanigus Lodge 47 of Mt. Vernon, New York. It is has the “Hood” hallmark and “XX” (20 karat gold) and dates to the 1930s. It is the only know example of this totem in gold. There are two known examples in silver, one is Hood and dates to the early 1940s from Hanigus Lodge (in my collection) and the other is J.E. Caldwell and dates to the 1950s and was used by Kamargo Lodge.



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“Measures which serve to abridge the free competition of foreign articles, have a tendency to occasion an enhancement of prices.” —Alexander Hamilton, 1791

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Hanigus Lodge #47 Belt Buckle

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Hanigus Lodge #47 1957 Leather eL1957

An auction recently ended on eBay for a Hanigus Lodge #47 eL1957 not currently pictured on OA Images. The three rounds issued by the lodge all command in excess of $ 1,000. The event issues significantly less although not often seen.

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

There were 13 bids from 7 unique bidders before the hammer cam down.

If the winner reads this blog, I’d like a good scan or photo as well as getting one to OA Images.


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Hanigus Lodge #47 R3

An eBay Auction ended recently for what is probably one of the 3 toughest Lodges in New York State, or at least one of the 3 most expensive. The auction was for a Hanigus Lodge #47 R3.

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

This issue is seen somewhat regularly on eBay for $ 1500+.  This time the bidding started at $ 750 and 3 separate bidders drove it up to just $ 910.00.

A sign of the times? or is this more the ‘true’ value since you no longer need a Hanigus to complete a numbers set?



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In the fight between you and the world, back the world.
Frank Zappa
US musician, singer, & songwriter (1940 – 1993)
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Buried Treasure – Hanigus Lodge #47 N2

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