Greetings! My name is Ned and I am a member and Past Master of Wilmington Lodge No. 319 AF&AM located in Wilmington N.C., USA For sometime now I have been an avid collector of vintage/antique blue lodge masonic lapel pins. The search for these fascinating finds has taken me to all corners of the web and to estate sales big and small. In my travels I have also come across many fantastic examples of vintage emblematic items associated with not only Blue Lodge masonry, but the other appendant masonic bodies as well (i.e. Scottish & York Rites, Eastern Star, and Shrine). These items, while not destined for my collection, represented such quality and value I have been compelled to purchase many of them as well. This affords me the ability to now offer other members of the masonic fraternity the opportunity to own their own high quality vintage masonic jewelry at very reasonable costs (typically many times below what the normal retail cost would be on a new item of comparable quality). I also provide low cost international shipping. Click on the Shop Entrance link to enter my online shop site. I'm happy to answer any questions and all comments are welcome.
I thought they were all pretty awesome! There is some amazing smiths at work here.
I had family helping to build Reno that were eastern star members. I thought it might be nice to have one of the broaches in commemoration, but would it be in bad taste if im not a member? I would not want to offend any current members, and I don't plan on sporting it around the town.