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Masonic Fraternal Organization

The Masonic Fraternity, or "freemasons," have their roots in the Middle Ages. The most popular theory is that the organization arose from the stonemason guilds of the time, and the symbols and language used for masonic rituals come from this era. The masons are also referred to in the "Regius Poem," which was written around 1390. The modern-day masonic lodges began in 1717, when four lodges located in London formed the first Grand Lodge of England. Since that time, freemasonry has been prominent worldwide.

Masonic regalia and jewelry that shows up on the collector's market usually includes items previously owned by members of the masons. While most regalia is owned by masonic lodges, some personal regalia may be acquired. These include member aprons, shirts, hats, and gloves. Jewelry includes rings, lapel pins, watches, watch fobs, breast jewels, and other items.

Masonic craft lodge jewelry usually shows the blue compass and square. Lapel pins, however, can represent a variety of symbols, including the masonic trowel, Euclid's 47th proposition, past master pins, and pins representing occupations related to masonry. Jewelry from related organizations may also be collected including Scottish Rite, Eastern Star, or The Shriners.


Quick Facts

  • Masonic rings represent the degree in freemasonry that the member has achieved. Most are made of gold
  • An exhibit of American freemasonry may be viewed at the National Heritage Museum in Lexington, Massachusetts. This museum was founded by 32nd-degree Scottish Rite freemasons in the northern jurisdiction of the United States and is free to the public
  • It is well documented that George Washington and Benjamin Franklin were freemasons. Other famous masons include Mozart, Mark Twain, Winston Churchill, and J. Edgar Hoover

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Est: £50- £75
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MASONIC GOLD GILT STERLING SILVER MEDAL + GOLD TONE PROTESTANT SOCIETY BROOCH, BOTH IN ORIGINAL BOXES
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MASONIC GOLD GILT STERLING SILVER MEDAL + GOLD TONE PROTESTANT SOCIETY BROOCH, BOTH IN ORIGINAL BOXES
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Est: AUD10- AUD40
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MASONIC ORDER OF THE RED CROSS OF CONSTANTINE GOLD JEWEL
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10kt G.F. Eastern Star Masonic 25 YR Service Pin
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10kt G.F. Eastern Star Masonic 25 YR Service Pin
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Est: €0- €0
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‡ A PEWTER-MOUNTED WEDGWOOD 'QUEENSWARE' MASONIC TANKARD, LATE 18TH CENTURY
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Est: £1,000- £1,500
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TWO MASONIC LODGE GLASSES,
Jun 22, 10:00 AM CEST
TWO MASONIC LODGE GLASSES,
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Jun 21, 9:00 AM EDT
OLD ORCHARD BEACH, MAINE FOLK ART MASONIC HOOKED RUG
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Antique Mason Masonic Hammer ruler Enamel Flag Rose Gold Pin
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Est: $100- $200
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