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Posted 1 year ago


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I love the colors of this pin. Not sure what it stands for... Daughters of Revolution? or Daughters of Rose? Not sure, but it does look a bit more feminine, so I am wonder if it was a female society... Your thoughts?

Revision 1 (thanks Walksoftly):

The degree of Rebekah was accepted in 1851 as written by Schuyler Colfax.

The degree was originally written for Brothers to confer on their wives and daughters and was considered an "Honorary Degree". The degree could only be conferred at a special meeting and Brothers could also receive the degree, much the same as today.

Later the Sisters were allowed to confer the degree on other Sisters, a ritual was adopted with the Sisters taking the parts. Rebekah Lodges were instituted and have continued to flourish.

This ritual has changed very little since 1851. It includes lessons from the biblical stories in the Old Testament of the women of the Bible.

We use emblems teaching lessons that are invaluable to be a Rebekah. The beehive, representing associated industry and the result of united effort. The moon and seven stars which teaches us the value of regularity in all our work. The dove, the beautiful emblem of peace. The white lily, a symbol of purity.

The Rebekah Degree

The Degree of Rebekah was founded in 1851. The real author and founder of the Rebekah Degree stands out so prominently and with such undying fame, that whenever the word "Rebekah" is mentioned to an Old Fellow, his mind at once associates with the word the name of our beloved brother Schuyler Colfax.


  1. walksoftly walksoftly, 1 year ago
    I believe it may be Degree of Rebekah, Rebekah's are the counterpart to the Odd Fellows.
  2. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    walksoftly, thank you and you are correct... I just looked up The Degree of Rebekah and found out that it was established within the Independent Order of Odd Fellows in 1851. :)
  3. walksoftly walksoftly, 1 year ago
    You're welcome DrFluffy.
    It was the three link chain that was the clue, I had never heard of the D of R.
    I looked for that same pin but had no luck so that is why I left the confirmation up to you.
  4. Zowie Zowie, 1 year ago
    I have never heard of it before now your knowledge is incredible, I would be really happy if I could be lucky enough to find out about a lot of things that are tucked away, because with the knowledge you have more of a understanding of your items that you own. I appreciate knowing things about what I own. From there I can decide weather I want to keep or sell something.
  5. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    antiques-in-nj, Zowie, gargoylecollector,Geo, Phil, torakitty, Aim, walksoftly, pops, aghcollect, Kevin and Sean, Thank you

  6. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    Zowie, thank you... Actually I have walksoftly to thank for the information. He pointed me to the right direction...
  7. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    Manikin and toolate2, thank you
  8. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    Tom, thank you...

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