Vintage 1950s IOOF Odd Fellows Ring FLT 10KT Gold
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Sold Date: 07/21/2007
Channel: Online Auction
You are bidding on a vintage, stunning IOOF Odd Fellows Ring made of 10 KT Gold . Marked H.O. 10K on the inside of the band. Ring is a size 12.5. Has FLT in adjoining rings on the top in red, white, and blue enamel with gold trim. Enamel is in excellent condition. On one side of the ring is the all Seeing Eye and on the other side is the skull and crossbones. I believe this ring to be from the 1950's era. Ring is in near mint condition, appears to have been worn very little and is in excellent condition. Ring comes from an estate in Big Stone Gap, VA. I apologize for the pics but my camera doesn't zoom in very well. Don't miss a chance to add this stunning ring to your collection! Please feel free to email with any questions. Very reasonable reserve for this ring. Buyer to pay 4.60 for priority mail shipping. Buyer may purchase insurance if they choose. I found some general information about the IOOF on another site and am including it for your reference.......Independent Order of Odd Fellows is benevolent and social society. It originate in England in the 1700s; some say as an offshoot of Free Masonry. It came to America in the early 1800s and on 26 April 1819 at Baltimore, Maryland Washington Lodge No. 1 was founded.
The most seen I.O.O.F. gravemaker symbol or emblem is the Chain With Three Links, meaning Friendship, Love, and Truth. Odd Fellows are also known as "The Three Link Fraternity." We have seen reports of skulls and skeletons on early Odd Fellows gravemarkers.
T are other symbols used by some Odd Fellows, such as the All Seeing Eye, an equilateral triangle, a scale, etc.
The Rebekah Lodge is the female counterpart to the fraternal organization, I.O.O.F., symbols are the Beehive, Dove, Lily, Moon, and Seven Stars.
T is also a Ladies Auxiliary Patriarch Militant (L.A.P.M.), a women's order of the Patriarch Militant, part of the I.O.O.F. Symbols include the three links, crown, rose, cross, shepherd's crook, and the sword. Additional info: "Face" of the ring is 12 by 14 millimeters. Ring weighs approximately 6 grams. Don't miss this ring! Very reasonable reserve!
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