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Showing posts with label ebay. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ebay. Show all posts

Friday, September 19, 2008

Arizona Pioneer Francis A. Shaw Masonic Archive

Here is a whole collection available on eBay for an avid masonic collector.

I'm a bit surprised to find such a large collection such as this and they are not putting it in auction format.  It's a fixed price, Buy It Now item.

Check out the listing and take a look at the letters in the various photos.  They will definately remind you of a bygone era in Masonry and society in general.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

1878 Masonic Walking Stick

I found a neat item today. A piece of Masonic Folk Art. This one is worth a look. There are lots of pictures supplied. It looks like a piece suitable for a museum. A bit pricey for anyone looking for a working walking stick but if you are looking for a distinguished look for your entry into the lodge room next month, perhaps this is the item you need.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Antique Violin from 1878 inlayed with Masonic Symbols

Today I found this item by looking at my own blog. Funny perhaps but on the left hand column up near the top I have the most popular items in eBay with "masonic" in the title kept auto-updated. Even if I'm away it will keep my readers kept in the loop. A good reason to check back.
Back to topic, today I looked and saw an unusual violin in the top three. I thought to myself, "Why a a violin from the late 1800's inlayed with the square and compass and a few other masonic symbols. It is a real piece of art. The wood itself is bird's eye. Pretty spectacular.
It might not be in the best shape but from my point of view, if you collect masonic items and have any interest in violins, it will probably be the best one you will ever see from this time period, if not the only one.

Antique Violin with Masonic Inlay - click here -

Monday, March 10, 2008

eBay Quick Search for Masonic Items

Want a nice box like this for your webpage? Just choose the "copy this widget" link at the bottom of the box and paste it into the HTML of your page. Great instructions are provided from that point to assist you. If you get into trouble... Send me an e-mail and mention you are a mason. To keep robots and the like from e-mailing me I keep my e-mail as a link on the left side of my page up near the top. Just click and send... or if that is confusing, leave a comment. They all get to me eventually as an e-mail and if you have something in a comment you don't want published, just let me know. All comments on this page are always personally approved by me to keep the "trash" i.e. spam and hate mail, to a minimum.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Masonic Clay Tavern Pipe Found in Shipwreck

I could help but post one more today. I found this great masonic pipe. It was found in a shipwreck. The post mentions the Atocha but I see no information to back-up that claim. If it was the Atocha it would be a real treat. The Atocha was a Spanish Treasure ship, was it not? To find an item such as this on a Spanish ship I can only imagine being a bit out of place... Please correct me if I'm wrong.
The pipe itself has the square and compasses on it.... I see the sun and an eagle with a shield on the other side. I find the eagle a bit odd as well but look forward to a more knowledgeable person to educate me a bit on whether this is truly out of place or perfectly proper the the claimed time-frame and wreck.
None the less this item is fascinating and I'd love to have it myself... but I will let my readers have this one if they want.

Click here to go directly to the eBay item

1862 Newspaper on eBay with interesting Masonic article

Great item today... I think it is a great read. Sure to intrigue many readers. It speaks of publishing the masonic ritual word-for-word. I'm sure this was quite an issue in the mid-1800's. The seller of the newspaper has scanned the article for our reading pleasure. You will have to skip through the article on the Mormon ball to get to the masonic article, however both are interesting. This seller specializes in many antique papers. I've snooped around his items before and found lots of interesting articles, such as reference to the War of 1812, WWII, the Revolution and even Pirates. I like these type of items because you can see how the news was reported at that time and it provides a different perspective than reading about it in text books and reference websites.

Take a look and let me warn you that reading these old papers can be a bit addictive.

Click here to go directly to the eBay item

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Painting/Photocollage of Grand Lodge in Brighton England with King Edward VII

Here is a neat item to check out. It is a photo collage of Grand Lodge in Brighton, UK. The Grand Master at the time was King Edward VII. The painting requires some restoration but for a collector I think this would be a great piece to grab, and for the curious it is really interesting to check out the pictures. From what I understand the artist paints the background and then overlays actual photographs onto the scene.

The painting contains several members of royalty and is taken in the Grand Dome in Brighton, UK. The seller estimated the time of this work to be around 1910.
I love seeing items like this. They allow a picture back in time for us to see another period in masonry. Take a look at the mode of dress and the architecture of the building. Beards were definitely more popular back then.
Click here for the eBay listing

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Antique Masonic Skull Ring From Mexico, MUST BE SEEN

Good day everyone! I was browsing today, as usual. I came across this neat looking ring that I thought may be of interest to a few.

The seller is located in the Netherlands but they are charging a flat international shipping rate of $11. This is a good deal for international shipping.

Here is how the seller describes the ring:




I have edited some of the posting for length... For the full thing please Click here for the eBay listing

Monday, September 24, 2007

Still here...

Yes I'm still alive. I updated some of the sidebar items today to show more t-shirts and less rings. I thought it would be more interesting. Hopefully I'll get some time soon to post some interesting eBay items. I'm also looking at ways to make it easier for you to find interesting eBay items on your own through my site. Stay tuned...

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Prison art limestone carving, Masonic & tobacco motifs

I found this item very quickly today. It is definitely one-of-a-kind masonic folk art. I would encourage you to take a look at the item even if you are not interested in buying something like this. I was amazed that someone was able to carve something like this, especially given they were in prison. It is assumed that the prisoner was a fellow brother and carved it as a gift to the Deputy Warden. I'm not sure of the age but the thought behind this carving is remarkable. I wonder if these two men smoked together?
Masonic Prison Art on eBay

Friday, August 31, 2007

Masonic Crossword Puzzles

I found this interesting item on eBay today. It is a CD with masonic-themed crossword puzzles. This would be good for any crossword lover or even better a great way to add flavor to a masonic newsletter, blog or other masonic correspondence with lodge members.

The best part about this item is it is very inexpensive. Grab it while you can. Bidding started at $2.50 and the Buy It Now price is only $5.00. So I guess it depends how much you enjoy bidding... If you don't then just pick it up for $5.00. It looks like the delivery is free also!
Masonic Themed Crossword Puzzle

Friday, July 27, 2007

Antique Robe for Masonic Lodge Dramas on eBay. Decent Price. Decent Seller.

Today I found a great robe for sale on eBay. This robe was made specifically for Masonic purposes. I think it would be great for a collector or to add flavor to a Drama team. The price isn't bad either.

It should be noted that at first I had trouble getting a picture for this post. A quick e-mail to the seller of this robe got me an amazing response. They went out of their way to make sure I got these pictures for you. I could advertise these pictures as exclusive photos of this item. Brethren this seller appears to be a genuine good-person and I'm sure if you had any questions about this item they would be quite happy to respond to your inquiries. In fact, if you want to leave comments here I'll be more than happy to send your inquires directly to the seller now that I have their e-mail. I do not know this seller but I was pleased with their positive attitude. WOW!!! click here to link directly to the eBay listing

Thursday, July 26, 2007


It's been a while since my last post.... Sorry gang.

Today I have a neat piece of history. It is a silver spoon, but more impotant is what is engraved on the spoon. I little piece of know fact is that at one time Masons owned one of the tallest structure, if not the tallest in the world. Someone will have to validate that fact for me however. Nonetheless we had the tallest in Chicago for many years! Now you can own your own spoon with the building engraved on it and tell others the same thing when they ask.

Click here to see the ebay listing with photos

Also, I was asked a while ago to keep an eye out for some masonic wooden boxes. Here are two... at a good price also.
listing for first box

listing for second box

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

eBay Tip #1

I figure it is about time I share some tips with readers about buying on eBay. My first tip is concerning shipping and handling.
Before making a bid on any item be sure to check out he shipping and handling charges. Many times they are decent, but occasionaly, ok quite occassionaly you will find a seller who marks up his shipping and handling heavily. The item will probably appear cheap but once the shipping is added the seller has made a nice dime.
One way around this is to make sure in your eBay view that you show the shipping charges and add in your zip or postal code so eBay can attempt to approximate the cost for you. If the cost is not shown in the view then go to the listing and look for a shipping section. Still no info. Contact the seller via eMail. Even if the item is a deal you shouldn't take your chances.

Also, if you are going to buy several items from the same buyer check if they will combine ship the items for you. This will same you money on shipping. Make sure you don't process the payment before asking though as they will ussually give you an adjusted invoice with the new shipping cost. Once you pay it is more difficult.

If you have any questions on this please leave a comment.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Strangest eBay item posted here yet- MUST SEE

I tripped over this listing on eBay. Even though I didn't make complete sense of it I know someone will and they will be nice enough to comment and explain to me and other readers. The real treasure here however is not the item itself but the excellent pictures of Rosslyn Chapel inside the eBay listing. The item itself I believe is some sort of totem relating to paranormal experiences. Even if that is not for you GO CHECK OUT THE PICTURES!!! I'm a big fan of Rosslyn and I took a few extra glances at these pictures for sure.

Update: On second reading of the eBay post and a little slower this time I am seeing a strong reminder to a paper that was presented to me by a good friend of mine and brother, Giles W. Crouch. I actually had that paper published on another friend's site. The paper is on the Jinn and Freemasonry and it can be found here at The Burning Taper website. After reading the paper there some of the eBay listing may make more sense...Maybe?

Again if you can make sense of the rest of the item description please comment here and explain.

click here to see the listing with excellent pictures of Rosslyn Chapel (scroll down inside the ebay listing).

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Antique Masonic Freemason Bronzed Cast Iron Bookends on eBay

Here are some affordable cast iron bookends. These book ends would be great to hold your masonic book collection on a shelf. The square and compass design is well done, based on the photos.

This would be a great starter for anyone looking to start a collection of masonic items.

The bookends do need to be refelted on the bottom and rebronzed, if desired. But i kinda like them the way they look in the picture actually and would prabably leave them as is.

click here for ebay listing

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

19th Century Masonic Cribbage Board Ivory Parque

Today we have something for the card game lovers. This item would look great in a game room or living room or even a special room in a Lodge Hall perhaps. It is a cribbage board with the square and compass inlaid into the surface of the board. A great catch and not too pricey yet.
Good luck and happy bidding! click here to go directly to the eBay listing
Remember if you want me to look for something of interest just drop me a message or a comment...

Monday, June 11, 2007

Listing on eBay store selling off masonic goods

Today I found this eBay store that is reporting to be selling of it's masonic inventory. The store states the following:

"We recently cleared a large assortment of early items out of the Mechanicville, NY Masonic Lodge. The Lodge has closed after being open over 100 years and we found some Amazing, Early, Freemasonry pieces."

A smart buyer might find something of interest here. There are a few items that caught my eye. A drama team or lodge might find some useful items here that you don't normally find for sale that would make you shine. There are also many books listed in various states of condition. I caution my readers to be careful however as some of these items are listed as rare and I would disagree... unless rare is more common than it used to be. Take a browse and happy collecting!

(note: usually my links here take you to one item... today this link will take you to a product listing, all products have the same seller in this listing today)

click here for the listing on eBay

Friday, June 08, 2007

Antique Silver Inlaid Masonic Emblem Horn Snuff Box

Todays item is a nice antique snuff box. While I do not condone the use of snuff... but really that is up to you... This item appears well made and of good quality from the photos. I think it would be a nice gift for a fellow mason or a desktop discussion piece.

click here for the snuff box eBay listing

Thursday, May 03, 2007


Here is a neat plate with some obvious Masonic themes. I am not a specialist on plates but I think a plate collector who is a Mason would be very interested in this item. The pillars are quite obvious on this piece. Also the names of brethren in the lodge at the time are listed in the back giving it some historic value of sorts. I'm sure the lodge itself might be interested in an item like this. Unless they are like my mother lodge and they have a stack of them left at the back of the storage closet from 1903 and nobody has cleaned out the closet in one hundred years. We don't have antique plates but I swore I saw a few antiques back there a few years ago when I took inventory of the lodge. Alright I'm joking... in case someone from my lodge reads this.

click here to see the eBay listing and pics for the plate