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Antique American Odd Fellows Heart in Hand Staff

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Antique American Odd Fellows Heart in Hand Staff

Lot 0640 Details

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19th Century Independent Order of Odd Fellows Heart in Hand Staff, carved wood with ceiling wax on original wood pole. Possibly originated in North Carolina lodge. Hand measures approx 10.25 inches in height by 5 inches in width. Pole measures approx 58 inches in length, can be detached from hand. Hand and pole have some surface wear consistent with age, including wear on the tips of fingers from leaning against a wall. Antique Heart in Hand staff carving, collectible American folk art carving, Masonic style hand in heart collectible. ‘The heart in hand symbol is widely recognized for its association with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. The heart in hand incorporates values of candor, frankness, and sincerity, as well as the lesson that ‘whatever the hand finds to do, the heart should go forth in wisdom.’ It features in the ritual teachings for the Second, or Love, Degree, and when mounted on a staff, was carried by the Conductor as he led initiates and visitors around the lodge. It was also used as the symbol of the Past
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Antique American Odd Fellows Heart in Hand Staff

Estimate $100 - $300
Jul 10, 2019
Starting Price $1
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The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.

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0640: Antique American Odd Fellows Heart in Hand Staff

Sold for $650
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Est. $100 - $300Starting Price $1
July 10 Red Carpet Auction
Wed, Jul 10, 2019 10:00 AM
Buyer's Premium 28%

Lot 0640 Details

Description
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19th Century Independent Order of Odd Fellows Heart in Hand Staff, carved wood with ceiling wax on original wood pole. Possibly originated in North Carolina lodge. Hand measures approx 10.25 inches in height by 5 inches in width. Pole measures approx 58 inches in length, can be detached from hand. Hand and pole have some surface wear consistent with age, including wear on the tips of fingers from leaning against a wall. Antique Heart in Hand staff carving, collectible American folk art carving, Masonic style hand in heart collectible. ‘The heart in hand symbol is widely recognized for its association with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. The heart in hand incorporates values of candor, frankness, and sincerity, as well as the lesson that ‘whatever the hand finds to do, the heart should go forth in wisdom.’ It features in the ritual teachings for the Second, or Love, Degree, and when mounted on a staff, was carried by the Conductor as he led initiates and visitors around the lodge. It was also used as the symbol of the Past

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