Dues Card – The cutting in half

A curious use of curtesy coaching by a different lodge that originally Initiated the Brother.  It appears at least with one lodge that the habit of cutting a dues card in half of a traveling Freemason prior to becoming a Master Mason was in use in 1918.  The matching of dues cards appears to have been accomplished before coaching would begin.

Dues Card Found 1848 – Grand Lodge of Illinois

A wonderful find today during indexing.  It appears to be a scan of a dues card not a certificate of standing.  Dated 1848!