Military Order of the Serpent Collection
Posted 11 April 2009 - 08:51 AM
Posted 11 April 2009 - 03:36 PM
It is one of the earlier versions of the first degree membership badge as evidenced by the cut outs around the bolo hilts and around the skull. It was made by Jay D. Lea of Sandusky, Ohio. The MOS was formed in Ohio and it had its largest state membership there. It is surprising that more of this type aren't found. I think that the Jay D. Lea badges are the best made versions. Do you know if Mr. Hinkle lived in Ohio?
Other makers of the Khatipunan badge were Bastian Bros, The Denver Badge & Novelty Company, Whitehead & Hoag, Jos. Mayer & Bros, and one maker who didn't stamp their mark on their badges. The ribbons on these early badges are sometimes frail. The have been known to unravel, or just come apart if they endure a prolonged exposure to sunlight.
According to my records, Oliver C. Hinkle never rose to the Bayani Grade (National Level) of membership in the MOS.
Thanks for sharing these excellent pictures!
Edited by Kevin Beyer, 19 April 2009 - 03:22 PM.
Posted 11 April 2009 - 07:39 PM
Posted 11 April 2009 - 11:11 PM
Posted 12 April 2009 - 12:41 AM
Thank you for the photo compliments Kevin... I've always had OCD when it comes to close-up's Nope.. not sure if Mr. Hinkle lived in Ohio or not but he sure as hell did live here in Oklahoma and fought in the Spanish/American war. Maybe I can find out more about him from this angle... his name is on his Spanish War coin.
Kevin .... I just discovered that Mr. Hinkle was in fact a member of the 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry... Company F (Canton, Ohio)
Posted 12 August 2012 - 05:29 PM
Posted 12 August 2012 - 05:32 PM
The badge in the lower left is from 1909 for the M.O.S.'s 4th Supreme Convocation held in Tacoma, Washington. It is the earliest reunion badge from the M.O.S. that I have ever seen.
Posted 12 August 2012 - 05:38 PM
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Posted 07 October 2015 - 07:29 AM
Is anyone interested in a military order of the serpent "certificate". It's from 1908, framed, from the ohio lair, and 2 types of seals on it.. it is from the Ohio lair.? If so message me back.
If this is still available, Please let me know. I have one that is in awful condition and would like to have an intact example.
Posted 07 October 2015 - 07:34 AM
Mr. Kane is an extremely knowledgeable individual in the field of USWV and MOS as veterans' organizations. I am sure his knowledge surpasses my own. He has written a book on the subject and has copies for sale. If you are really interested in these groups, I would suggest obtaining a copy. There is no other resource like it anywhere.
I have been colleting USWV badges for some time now and I am just branching into the MOS items. You mention a book on the subject by George Kane. Do you know how I can contact him or where I could find a copy of the book. I will be eternally grateful.
Posted 08 October 2015 - 02:47 PM
Beautiful group of medals. Those older military society medals were gorgeous.
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