Tuesday, January 27, 2004


Ktemaque Whatzit??

I recently traded (thanks Irv) for an oddity. The Flap appears to be a copy of the F1 but is a fully embroidered Flap (S?).

My usual souces in the lodge have not responded yet. Can anyone confirm if this is a new Lodge #15 Ktemaque Issue?

Email me!


OA Images.com

For those of you who may not be familiar with it, the most extensive virtual collection of OA issues is on John Pannell's www.oaimages.com The website currently contains over 36,000 images from 768 different lodges! Each Lodge is organized by Blue Book Listings which include Flaps, Jacket patches, odd-shapes, neckerchiefs, etc. It also includes Lodge event patches, and all known chapter issues.

As I pick up new issues, I try to provide a scan to John, this only makes the site more valuable. If each person reading this post, could check there home lodge, and where possible provide any missing scans it would be a great help.

There is also a Members Only area, where for a nominal annual subsrciption, currently $10.00. You will have access to prices realized on the various issues from eBay. This feature is about a year old, and already has pricing data from over 80,000 eBay transactions.
Check it out

Monday, January 26, 2004


Shu Shu Gah Lodge #24 2004 NOAC Fundraiser

Shu Shu Gah Lodge #24 has issued a 2-piece fundraiser set for the 2004 NOAC. A scan of the patch, plus instructions on how to order one (or more) for your very own, can be found on the Shu Shu Gah Lodge Web Site


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


A Newly Discovered Event Patch from Onteroraus Lodge #402

I recently came across a new find on the "site which must not be named". Sorry forgot this was not Patch-L. In 1971 Lodge #402 Onteroraus issued a Leather patch (used as a neckerchief slide) for there Banquet. Does anyone have more information on this item or know if the lodge has issued any other event items. It will be listed in Blue Book V as the 402 eL1971. This is the only known event issue from 402. See it here


Two New Lodge 339 Issues

Lodge 339 Ashokwatha has issued two new flaps. The first is their new regular issue, and the one below it is their 2004 NOAC issue.



The purpose of this blog is to publish information about new Lodge and Chapter issues from New York State OA Lodges, the discovery of older uncatalogued issues, warnings about fakes, spoof, and reporductions and other information/musings that may be of interest to other NY OA Collecters (or at least amusing to me). I'm an Eagle Scout, Vigil Honor Member of Shu Shu Gah Lodge #24, Silver Beaver Recipient and currently the Blue Book Editor for New York State. My home page can be found here

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