Fraternal Organizations


TAFC.2016.75 ~ P.S. Gardon IOOF Dues Certificate

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Independent Order of Odd Fellows Official Certificate of dues paid
Local: Windsor 187, Windsor, MO
Card or member number: none
Stamps: no stamps. hand-written. Embossed LL with lodge seal
Cover: (style): delicate, almost tissue paper receipt
Notes: Recto is a standard IOOF form, with elaborate framing, adorned with symbols (Sovereign Grand Lodge seal UL, Hand in Heart UR, Three Links with Eye UC)

“This certifies that Bro _P.S. Gardon_ has paid to _Windsor_ Lodge no. _187_ I.O.O.F. of _Windsor,_ Jurisdiction of _Missouri,_ the sum of _Six_ Dollars in full for charges to _Jan 1 1931_ Except assessments levied after the date of this certificate No._[blank]_ _D A Frasher_  [year 1930 is punched, as is month December]

Verso has a dense amount of information regarding visitor rules, and then a chart of the “Telegraphic Cipher and Key”, which is a list of code words to be used in communication with other Lodges, mainly to communicate about a visiting member, to inquire after or to report on his state or situation, a;; printed in red ink.

 

TAFC.2016.76 ~ Julius Kurtz DOKK Dues Card

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Dramatic Order Knights of Khorassan dues receipt.
Local: Mahrah No. 77, Minneapolis, Minn.
Card or member number: 3 (stamped in red)
Stamps: Embossed center with DOKK stamp over pink printed seal of the Imperial Palace
Cover: thin, yellow paper printed with woven pattern
Notes: Amount paid is left blank.

“Official Receipt 1961 Dramatic Order Knights of Khorassan, Mahrah No.77, Minneapolis, Minn. Received of _Julius Kurtz_ $_[blank]_ for dues to December 31st 1961 including 25 cents for Imperial Palace Foundation” No. _3_ _Sidney A Haught_ [Secretary Signature] _Julius Kurtz_ [Member Signature] (C) D.O.K.K.”

 

TAFC.2016.74.4 ~ Theodore Holt Moose Dues Card

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Loyal Order of Moose dues card. (TAFC.2016.74.4 pictured, ten cards in lot nearly identical)
Local: Thomson Lodge No.477, Thomson, GA
Card or member number: 448
Stamps: Annual Payer heart-shaped adhesive stamp (for Mooseheart Home)
Cover: Delicate, laid paper card
Notes: Very delicate dues receipt. Made out to the member by name, but has no member number listed. Rather, each of which are nearly identical.

Dues are noted by hand, lower left, and an additional fee (A-B-C-D). Mr Holt paid twice a year, originally $8 per quarter including ABCD fee, later $10 per quarter.  Left margin of the slip is printed with vertical stripes, sequenced as “One Year” “Three Quarters” “Two Quarters” and “One Quarter” which could be cut down to show the period paid for. The system seems not have been used, however, and the date through which dues were paid by the member is clearly marked, centrally on the card.

 

TAFC.2011.25 ~ Grand United Order of Odd Fellows Dues Card, Newhope Lodge No. 8313

Grand United Order of Odd Fellows in America (GUOOF) dues card.

Pre-printed form in black on card, giving space for handwritten lodge name and number, Brother’s name, dues per month, sick and death benefits, a 4-year calendar to track dues payments, and the signatures of the NG (Noble Grand) and PS (__?__ Secretary?)

Handwritten in black ink, is the information:

Newhope Lodge, No.8313
Bro. CC Spencer
Monthly Dues, $0.25
Page 72
Sick dues allowed per week, $8.00
Allowed for burial expenses, $30.00
1922 (only January of this year is filled in, with a 25¢ notation)
JNW Parhams [sp?] N.G.
Joel W. Hall P.S.

A circular, embossed seal is visible but illegible, LR of recto

 

TAFC.2011.53 ~ Oriental Order of Humility and Perfection Dues Card Holder

Oriental Order of Humility and Perfection (OOH&P) locket-like dues card holder.

Cast aluminum (probably), with raised decoration on each side, hinged at top so as to rotate flat.

One side shows the OOH&P pyramid, with “OOH&P down the foreshortened plane, and a mass of Arabic or Farsi text and the name “XERXES” on the facing plane. Over the top reads “SUPREME ORIENT”. Below the pyramid is some generic landscape texture, perhaps or rocks or earth and tufts of grass.

Opposite side has the OOH&P emblem consisting of an owl sitting atop a scimitar with the legend “WE NEVER SLEEP”. From guard to point of the scimitar extends below an upward-facing crescent moon with “OOH&P” on it. Between the scimitar and moon is a sort of scene or emblem consisting of a camel, facing dexter, the OOHP pyramid as described above with palm trees in the distance, and a fez.

Interior, running along the inside lower rim is the name of the maker.

 

TAFC.2016.39 ~ OOH&P Dues Card Holder with Dues Card

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Oriental Order of Humility and Perfection membership locket with dues card inside.

Cast aluminum (probably), with raised decoration on each side, hinged at top so as to rotate flat.

One side shows the OOH&P pyramid, with “OOH&P down the foreshortened plane, and a mass of Arabic or Farsi text and the name “XERXES” on the facing plane. Over the top reads “SUPREME ORIENT”. Below the pyramid is some generic landscape texture, perhaps or rocks or earth and tufts of grass. Opposite side has the OOH&P emblem consisting of an owl sitting atop a scimitar with the legend “WE NEVER SLEEP”. From guard to point of the scimitar extends below an upward-facing crescent moon with “OOH&P” on it. Between the scimitar and moon is a sort of scene or emblem consisting of a camel, facing dexter, the OOHP pyramid as described above with palm trees in the distance, and a fez.

Interior, running along the inside lower rim is the name of the maker.

Dues card inside is light card stock paper printed with blue as a fillable form. Across top third is printed “O.O.H.&P. 19 PASS 18”

Hand-written in blue-black pen and ink in the open form spaces is “W.J. Kelly” “6490” “[illegible]”

Printed into the final space is “J.L. Hayden” with “SUPREME CLERICUS” printed below in the bottom margin. Verso of card is plain white.

 

TAFC.2016.59 ~ OOH&P Dues Card 1928

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Heavy card with offset lithograph image.

Oriental Order of Humility & Perfection dues card. A circle in the center, surrounded by a scene of bedouins in a camp, in a landscape. Dexter, a man in a thobe (robe) and kufeya headdress, riding a camel. Sinister, several figures similarly dressed, seated below a tent or other cloth cover, below a palm tree.. Above the circle is a pyramid with a scimitar piercing it. Below is the OOH&P emblem with crescent, pyramid, scimitar, and owl.

The circular central portion with the inscribed information is reminiscent of the older OOH&P circular dues cards and aluminum locket holders.

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