Shriners/Masonic Syria Temple "1908 St Paul Minn" Souvenir Liquor Glass

The Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, also commonly known as Shriners and abbreviated A.A.O.N.M.S., established in 1870, is an appendant body to Freemasonry. In 2010, the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, as well as Shriners North America, changed its name to Shriners International. The organization is best known for the Shriners Hospitals for Children it administers, and the red fezzes that members wear. There are approximately 340,000 members from 195 temples (chapters) in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Mexico, the Republic of Panama, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Europe and Australia.

During the early 1900's glass souvenir items were created for gifts for the delegates that attended annual conventions. This wonderful ruby flashed liquor glass is from the Syria Temple in Pittsburgh, PA and was a souvenir from it's 1908 St Paul, Minn convention. The glass measures 5 1/4" in height. It shows the Shriner International logo and a pair of scimitar as handles. There are no cracks, chips or repairs; minor decoration wear. Great combination of ruby flashed glass with gold, silver, white and black enameling. Scarce fraternal item.

Item ID: RL0002496

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