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Old 04-17-2022, 09:14 PM
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Default Odd Fellows sword Buckle plate.

I dug this buckle this weekend at a mid-1880s home site and had no clue what it was. So I posted on the help me ID section of the Forum and toysoldier was a very big help.

It turns out to be a buckle from a sword belt from the Odd Fellows. Here is the link to take you to the information that toysoldier has found.

https://metaldetectingforum.com/showthread.php?t=296180

I have never seen a buckle like this before. A big thanks to toysoldier for helping with the ID
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Dan let me congratulate you again on a stellar find. A rare piece for sure. Good luck. Mark

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Old 04-18-2022, 11:14 AM
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From the size of that buckle, His Majesty bets your detector was screaming! Great find, certainly one for the display!

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Old 04-18-2022, 12:08 PM
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Originally Posted by markinswpa View post
Dan let me congratulate you again on a stellar find. A rare piece for sure. Good luck. Mark
Thanks Mark!!

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Originally Posted by KingTotsalot View post
From the size of that buckle, His Majesty bets your detector was screaming! Great find, certainly one for the display!
It definitely was a surprise when I dug it and found out that it was not another aluminum can. It is a very trashy site and yes it will display nicely thanks. GL&HH

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What exactly were these "Odd Fellows" into?
I won't tell anybody.
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Old 04-18-2022, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by yandosan View post
What exactly were these "Odd Fellows" into?
I won't tell anybody.
????? The world may never know

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Good show dude.

And if I'm not mistaken, the masonic folks do collect their vintage past memorabilia. So maybe it has some collector value.

I'll be the first to step up the plate and offer you $1 for it. Deal ?
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Originally Posted by Dan B. View post
I dug this buckle this weekend at a mid-1880s home site and had no clue what it was. So I posted on the help me ID section of the Forum and toysoldier was a very big help.

It turns out to be a buckle from a sword belt from the Odd Fellows. Here is the link to take you to the information that toysoldier has found.

https://metaldetectingforum.com/showthread.php?t=296180

I have never seen a buckle like this before. A big thanks to toysoldier for helping with the ID
Very Nice!!! Congrats!!!

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Originally Posted by Tom_in_CA View post
Good show dude.

And if I'm not mistaken, the masonic folks do collect their vintage past memorabilia. So maybe it has some collector value.

I'll be the first to step up the plate and offer you $1 for it. Deal ?
Tom, Sorry but you need to do a bit of research on the Oddfellows fraternity. It is in no way related to the Masons or the Masonic Fraternity. Look at the article in Wikipedia. KT

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Congrats on your find, that buckle is beautiful!!

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One very nice recovery. Seems it is a relatively rare find Dan. Congrats! Trapper

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Originally Posted by olemil View post
Congrats on your find, that buckle is beautiful!!
If you notice the bottom picture there was a slight Bend to it I am glad I was able to tap it out with a rubber mallet without ruining it. It is a very nice looking buckle. And a big thanks!

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Originally Posted by jack&jill View post
One very nice recovery. Seems it is a relatively rare find Dan. Congrats! Trapper
I was very excited to add to my collection it displayed very nice thank you!

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Donít see many of those posted, very nice find. Congrats
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Donít see many of those posted, very nice find. Congrats
I was very surprised when I dug it up. Thanks for looking I'm glad you enjoyed!

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Originally Posted by KingTotsalot View post
Tom, Sorry but you need to do a bit of research on the Oddfellows fraternity. It is in no way related to the Masons or the Masonic Fraternity. Look at the article in Wikipedia. KT

Maybe this will be one thing Wikipedia is accurate about?

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