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The E-Sylum: Volume 12, Number 51, December 20, 2009, Article 16

MYSTERIOUS CHINA CREAM PITCHER CIPHER DECIPHERED

Last week, Anne E. Bentley of the Massachusetts Historical Society asked:

I'm wondering if any of your readers have come across this cipher in their collecting. Although this example is a china cream pitcher, the logo seems to resemble something one would find on a token or medal.

China Cream Pitcher China Cream Pitcher

Kay O. Freeman writes:

New England Order of Protection medals It is associated with New England Order of Protection (NEOP). Their motto was "Equity, Benevolence and Charity." Thus, that is what "EBC" monogram stands for. NEOP started November 11, 1887 and Supreme Lodge was in Boston.











China Cream Pitcher New England Order of Protection medal closeup

For more information, see: NEW ENGLAND ORDER OF PROTECTION (www.phoenixmasonry.org/masonicmuseum/fraternalism/neop.htm)

The depth and breadth of E-Sylum reader knowledge never ceases to amaze me. Thanks! -Editor

Anne writes:

"Trust Kay to come up with the answer!!! This made my day much much better. Kay, you really are a marvel."

To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see: QUERY: WHAT IS THIS MYSTERIOUS CHINA CREAM PITCHER CIPHER? (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v12n50a14.html)

Wayne Homren, Editor

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