January 5, 2008

The Vast and Dizzying Array of Masonic and Shrine Memorabilia

I've recently launched a new website that gathers, organizes and displays the vast and dizzying collection of Freemasonry, Scottish Rite, York Rite, and Shrine memorabilia and collectibles available on eBay. Masonic Memorabilia does a good job organizing and presenting the Masonic and Shrine items available from dozens of different eBay categorie.

Do you need a 14k gold Masonic ring or lapel pin? How about a necktie with the Square and Compass of Freemasonry emblazoned on it? All the usual suspects are there: Masonic hats, cufflinks, belt buckles, polo shirts, license plates.....

But there are some surprisingly interesting and unusual items, as well. For example, a historically valuable handwritten document dating from 1792 authorizing the initiation of a new Lodge member. What makes this document of particularly significant historical interest is that it is signed by John Marshall of the Supreme Court. John Marshall was himself a Mason, and at the age of 38 became the youngest Grand Master, before going on to serve as the 4th Chief Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court. Until the auction ends, this document can be seen in the Masonic Autographs & Documents section of Masonic Memorabilia, or can be viewed at eBay directly.

In addition to the usual and expected things such as Masonic watches and pins, there are some stunningly beautiful and detailed handcrafted Masonic jewelry -- currently most of the items are of silver, but gold jewelry can be found as well.

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