IOOF AMOS Fezzes


This description of fez/tassel color and interpretation comes from Phoenixmasonry.com

Red Fez with Yellow Tassel – Has Received Humility Degree (holds title of Samaritan)
Red Fez with Red Tassel – Has Received Perfection Degree (holds title of Sheik)
Red Fez with Yellow & Blue Tassel – Samaritan + Past Grand Monarch
Red Fez with Red & Blue Tassel – Sheik + Past Grand Monarch
Red Fez with Purple Tassel – District Deputy
Red Fez with Red, White, & Blue Tassel – Past District Deputy
Red Fez with White Tassel – Past Divisional Monarchos
Blue Fez with Tassel of Rank (see above) – Division Officer
Blue Fez with Purple Tassel – Division Supreme Monarchos
Blue Fez with White Tassel – Past Division Monarchos
Red Fez (“Supreme”) with Purple Tassel – Supreme Officer
Purple Fez with Purple Tassel – Supreme Monarchos
Purple Fez with White Tassel – Past Supreme Monarchos

TAFC.2009.14 ~ Ancient Mystic Order of Samaritans Fez, Mizpah 264

Dark red Ancient Mystic Order of Samaritans fez, with black woven band around the outside of the band area, with bullion lettering: “Mizpah 264” across top and “A.M.O.S.” across dark band. Patch emblem seems to be a blaze of fire atop  a snowcapped mountain or promontory. Apparently, a lighthouse (as a charitable symbol) is a common emblem of the Samaritans, the legend “We Never Sleep” indicating their readiness to ever come to the aid of those in distress. According to Phoenixmasonry.com, “Samaritans were known to rescue ships at sea.”

This was a fez I collected early on.

TAFC.2010.1 ~ Ancient Mystic Order of Samaritans Fez, Susa 182

Dark red Ancient Mystic Order of Samaritans fez, with black woven band around the outside of the band area, with bullion lettering: “Susa 182” across top and “A.M.O.S.” across dark chenille band. Patch emblem seems to be a blaze of fire atop  a snowcapped mountain or promontory. Apparently, a lighthouse (as a charitable symbol) is a common emblem of the Samaritans, the legend “We Never Sleep” indicating their readiness to ever come to the aid of those in distress. According to Phoenixmasonry.com, “Samaritans were known to rescue ships at sea.”

Inside, on the Lilley label, are scrawled in black ink:

1927

Glenn Wilson

GLENN WILSON

and a faded 7 1/4 stamp. Date of 1927 is consistent with the style of the Lilley label, which came into use in 1925.

 

 

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