Sunday, February 22, 2004
Lodge 294 F1 Information requested
I have a B&W copy of one with a thread break (it's missing the arrowhead) originally from Don Vanderbilt's collection. Don't know where that one wound up. One appears on Rob Kutz's NY OA Prices Realized 2/92 - 3/93 which is listed as missing the arrowhead and sold for $500.
Rob did several auctions of NY OA Collections from that time frame at least one was for Joe Mirenda's estate (his GNYC 5 Lodges issues), don't remember the source of the other, it may have been Don Vanderbilt's. The F1 is also listed (F1 "half moon shape") in Al Rosenberger's "The Order of the Arrow in New York State" published around 1984-1985 and in the Original Arapaho 2.
Does anyone else know of the location of one or more of these round bottom (half moon) 294F1's?
NYS 2000 and 2002 NOAC Issues
Please let me know of any additions, subtractions, or corrections. I'm still looking for the 28 Delegate sets to complete my 2002 NYS NOAC set. I'm looking for the 165 GMY border 2-piece set to complete my 2000 NYS NOAC issues. That list can be found at If anyone has updates or correction for the Blue Book for NY Lodges, please let me know. Looking for new OA issues from all NYS Lodges. Will trade my #4S27 2002 NOAC flap 1:1 for any other NY OA NOAC, Anniversary, Section Conclave Host, etc. Flap/ Will trade 4:4 for any NYS OA Jacket Patch.
Ktemaque Lodge #15 2003 Curtis S. Read Scout Reservation Flaps
The Blue Book V stats should be: S22 BLU R M/C BLU YEL FDL 2003 Curtis S Read - Service Flap S23 BLK R M/C BLU YEL FDL 2003 Curtis S Read - Fundraiser Flap
Aquehongian Lodge #112 2004 NOAC Set S32 X7
The Blue Book V stats are tentatively: S32 BLK R M/C BLK BLK FDL BSA BLK 2004 NOAC 112 w/X7 X7 BLK R M/C - - BLK WWW " A light to lead… A Light to Guide, A Light to Live By!" w/S32
I have one set available for trade for other NY 2004 NOAC items, please email me with any trade offers.
It is my understanding that there will likely be a 2-piece restricted delegate set with a different border color as well.
Thursday, February 19, 2004
Western New York Order of the Arrow Patch History
Mike hulsizer created an excellent website containing information on all of the memorabilia from the current Lodge 159 and its predecessors. Contains information on Flaps, Odd Shapes and Neckerchiefs, Chapter Patches and Neckerchiefs, Lodge Event Patches and Fakes. As well as WNY Chief and Advisor History, WNY Summer Scout Camp Memorabilia, OA Section Conclave History and Memorabilia.
A great resource for identifying the differences in those a,b,c varieties. Very comprehensive. Every Lodge should have such a dedicated historian (whether official or not). Check it out!
Wednesday, February 18, 2004
Another Fake Lodge 402 Onteroraus
The details are:
402 Onteroraus ZS1 ORG C M/C BRN RED FDL This is apparently fake of S18 Elangomat Flap with the yellow border. It follows the bidmystamp and now xflip97esales issues in that it has a cut edge, but is not (at least this time around) from either of those sellers.
Not a good direction for the hobby.
More Fakes, new ebay seller
EMBROIDERED REPLICA OA PATCH SKANONDO 64
EMBROIDERED REPLICA OA PATCH WAKANDA LODGE186
EMBROIDERED REPLICA OA PATCH GA-GOH-SA 547
REPLICA OA PATCH CANOSOTE LODGE BUFFALO AREA
There are about 25 other non-NYS OA issues as well. By clicking on the links, you can see the images probably for the next 60 days or so. They appear to be in the bidmystamp format rather than Changs. The seller ID is xflip97esales. At least they are listed as reproductions, and it was reported on Patch-L that the seller was going to stamp each patch as a replica.
Tentative BBV details: 34 Ko Nosh I Oni ZS1 LBL C M/C RED - Modern Fake of the S1 64 Skanando ZF3 RED C GRY BLK - TL BLK WWW Modern Fake 159 Ganosote ZF1 BLK C WHT LGR - Wht face; Red? Longhouse, cartoon-like Face modern fake of F1 186 Wakanda ZF2 WHT C BLK BLK - RED WWW 186 Modern Fake of F1? 547 Ga-Goh-Sa ZF2 BLK C BLU BLK - BLK WWW 547 Senaca Council Modern Fake
Monday, February 16, 2004
New Lodge 159 Ho De No Sau Nee Issue
Tentatively 159 X12 M/C C BRN WHT RED FDL BLK 2005 National Jamboree
Friday, February 06, 2004
Fakes, Reproductions and Spoofs
For those on Patch-L, there have been reports of a eBay seller "bidmystamp" who is apparently selling reproductions. The easiset way to distinguish them is they are modern looking with a cut edge as compared to a rolled edge on the origianl issues.
There are two of these of interest to NY OA traders. 19 Sisilijia ZS1 BLK C M/C RED - WHT buffalo; RED 19; LOL ground Modern Fake of S4 34 Ona Yote ZR1 WHT R RED BLK LPR FDL BLK 1982-1992 3" Round Fake of J1. A third item has recently surface, although not from this seller. It appears to be a fake of the 402 S18 bit with an Orange Cut Edge border, similar in style to the two items above. It will likely be listed as the 402ZS1. All three items can be found at John Pannell's OAImages
Comments removed and readded
I've now added a new comments host and we will see how it works out. I'd like this to be interactive so information can be shared.
Wednesday, February 04, 2004
How about some trading?
Please email with any offers here
Who is issuing the most patches for NOAC (or in 2004)?
Monday, February 02, 2004
Shu Shu Gah Lodge New Banquet Patch
Sunday, February 01, 2004
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