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RottenVintage's likes12 of 16Part of my collectionVery Nice And Original...Whiting & Davis Mesh Purse...1920's
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    Posted 10 years ago

    TamaraB
    (60 items)

    This is something I purchased recently because he cracked me up. He appears to be gold filled, and the white, burgundy and turquoise is enamel. He is about 1 1/2" square. I really have no idea what he was used for, the pins on the back are sharp. When I bought him they thought he was a scarf clip. But I don't know. I am thinking maybe he was for a hat? Got any idea's?

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    Comments

    1. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 10 years ago
      MOVPR (Mystic Order of Veiled Prophets of the Enchanted Realm). It's the freemasons.
    2. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 10 years ago
      Oh, and its a lapel pin.
    3. TamaraB TamaraB, 10 years ago
      OMG! You are right! How did you know that?
      "Its purpose was to add in greater measure to the Masonic fraternal spirit the charm of radiant cheerfulness and to maintain within the fraternity an impetus of royal good fellowship." From Wikipedia, even had a picture of him.
      No wonder I thought he was Funny.
    4. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 10 years ago
      My grandfather was Monarch of the Masons in Minnesota in the 1960s, I have seen a million times lol
    5. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 10 years ago
      *seen it
    6. macpicker macpicker, 10 years ago
      that's cool. my understanding is that all items belonging to mason are supposed to be returned to the lodge upon death. so i guess it's a rare find if in fact this is true.
    7. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 10 years ago
      Yeah that's true.
    8. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 10 years ago
      I have one simular to that laying around somewere, neat!
    9. sandyshoes, 10 years ago
      Gee, I never would have guessed it was Masonic! Looks like a souvenir from Norway or the upper midwest! Glad to learn all this.
    10. AnneLanders AnneLanders, 7 years ago
      Sandy that's the whole idea, we're not ever meant to know....lol...although as the numbers deplete they are becoming more willing to share the aspects of Masonic life....my father who was well known locally was asked to join many times and was taken along to meetings to show what it was all about. I won't relay his comments as they would be unkind because he found the whole thing a little humorous. Instead he became a member of the Rotarians.
      Masons. Rotarians, whomever they be they do good unsung work in the community and should be respected for this.

      Your brooch. Just stunning. ....the gold and turquoise beautiful. The opalescent white, is that glass? Or something else.
    11. AnneLanders AnneLanders, 7 years ago
      Oh sorry, you said it was also enamel...xx
    12. sewthyme, 7 years ago
      I seen an postings of yours about a Minnesota Model C sewing machine and someone named kgb offered you a copy of her grandmother's sewing manual for it. I too would love a copy of that manual for my brother who just purchased several old machines and a Minnesota Model C is one of them. Thanks so much for your assistance! Always keep in stitches and you'll never be bored!!!

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