Common Questions About Collectable Masonic Aprons and Regalia
The history of Freemasonry, sometimes called the Masons or the Masonic Order, is an intriguing topic to many due to the clandestine nature of the fraternal organization. Many are interested in collectable items and memorabilia, and eBay is a great place to find these items within its vast collection. When you shop at eBay with its dynamic search tool, you can find what you're looking for quickly and at affordable prices.What collectable Masonic aprons and regalia are available?
Collectors of Mason items shopping at eBay will find many wearable items like silk aprons, costumes, hats, jewellery, assorted pins, and more. Other collectible or personal use items include swords, Staffordshire ceramics, coins, drinking glasses, cuff links, and more. Items feature the recognizable Masonic emblem featuring the letter "G" with a square and compass around it. The "G" stands for God and Geometry. There are items from the different Masonic orders like Craft, Knights Templar, Mark, Rose Croix, and Royal Arch. The items are in a variety of good condition ranging from new to pre-owned.What should you look for in Freemasonry collectables?
When it comes to collecting Masonic items, there are some things to keep in mind, including the following:
- Different lodges: Keep in mind that there are many Masonic lodges around the world, each with its own set of collectible items. Some collectors select items by the lodge, area, or region.
- Levels of service: There are different levels within the Masonic organization, from novice/apprentice to masters, and some collectors spot items meant for the different levels by looking up the positions of the compass and square. If these items are before or behind one another, their positioning suggests a level within the order. Matching up the objects to the higher-ranking positions of the 33 order or other more secretive sects within the group.
- Hidden items: Masonic items hidden inside other ideas are rare and sought-after. There are orbs that open to reveal cross pendants with the emblems of the fraternal organization, among other examples.
Masonic aprons, hats, implements, and jewels indicative of one's station or office within the lodge are items considered to be Masonic regalia. Most regalia is actually owned by the lodge itself and includes items used for ceremonial purposes like rods and staffs, hoodwinks, tiler swords, Warden's columns, the master's gavel, candidate's clothing, and more. Some regalia are personally owned by fraternity members and includes wearable items, items that can be carried on with them, and small collectables.