To be of white lambskin, 400 mm wide and 355 mm long with a pointed flap 152 mm at the point. The border along the sides and the bottom of the apron and of the flap to be of coloured ribbon being crimson, light blue and crimson 50 mm wide on the apron and 38 mm wide on the flap. The binding at the top edge of the Apron shall be of the same colours 38 mm wide. In the centre of the flap and in each of the lower corners of the lambskin there shall be a rosette 50 mm in diameter being of ribbon the same colour as the border of the apron, the button of the rosette being covered in light blue ribbon. [PLATE MM1]
The Apron of an Installed Master or Past Master of a Lodge of Mark Master Masons shall be as above except that the three rosettes shall be replaced by three silver taus (these may either be plain or have superimposed upon them an appropriate emblem such as a Keystone of appropriate size). [PLATE MM2]
COLLAR OF OFFICE
To be of ribbon of the same colours as the apron border, 100 mm wide with a silver cord and a beehive in centre front, from which shall be suspended the appropriate Jewel of Office. [PLATE MM3]
THE JEWEL OF OFFICE
The Jewel of Office shall be in every case a silver keystone and mounted thereon the appropriate emblem of office (the whole Jewel to be not longer than 85 mm or wider than 60 mm at mid point) as follows:
* If a Mercury is unavailable a dove may be substituted in its place.
TA Keystone of mother-of-pearl or ivory with a silver Lewis. On the obverse is space wherein may be engraved the mark of the Brother, within an equilateral triangle, surrounded by a double circle bearing the Hebrew characters as shown in the plate. On the reverse a double circle bearing the letters H.T.W.S.S.T.K.S. The jewel shall be worn on the left breast pendent from a silver bar under which shall be a ribbon of crimson, light blue and crimson which shall be 25 mm wide. In the centre of the ribbon is displayed a chisel crossed with a mallet in silver. [PLATE MM20]
Gauntlets are to be of light blue material edged at each end in crimson 25 mm wide and trimmed with silver braid 15 mm wide with the Jewel of Office as appropriate for the following Officers [example PLATE MM21]:
- Past Master
- Senior Warden
- Junior Warden
- Director of Ceremonies
To be a jewel of bronze, circular in shape on the reverse shall be displayed two circles within the outer circle are the words “SON OF MAN MARK WELL”. Within the inner circle shall be displayed an equilateral triangle on which shall be engraved the Mark of the Brother to whom the jewel is presented together with the date of his advancement. On the obverse shall be displayed two circles, within the inner circle an equilateral triangle, a keystone superimposed on it, in the centre of the keystone a circle with the letters “H.T.W.S.S.T.K.S.” are engraved, a small circle and the equilateral triangle is displayed also within. On the outer circle is engraved “United Supreme Grand Chapter of Mark and Royal Arch Masons of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory”. [PLATE MM22]
MARK MAN BREAST JEWEL
The token may be worn on the left breast pendant from a ribbon in colour crimson, light blue and crimson which shall be 25 mm wide. The crimson shall be 6 mm wide and the light blue shall be 13 mm wide. In the centre of the ribbon is displayed an hourglass in bronze. [PLATE MM23]
PAST MASTER’S BREAST JEWEL
This jewel consists of a square, points downwards in gold from which shall be suspended a keystone from the centre. The jewel shall be worn on the left breast pendent from a ribbon in colour crimson, light blue and crimson which shall be 38 mm wide. The crimson shall be 9 mm wide and the light blue shall be 20 mm wide. In the centre of the ribbon is displayed a chisel crossed with a mallet in gold. Every Past First Principal of a subordinate Chapter is entitled to wear this jewel providing he has been installed as the Worshipful Master of a Mark Masons Lodge. [PLATE MM24]
BATON OF OFFICE
The Director of Ceremonies shall carry a baton made of polished wood or metal (all metal fittings are to be in silver) on which shall be displayed his emblem of office in silver, viz.: crossed staves in saltire. [PLATE MM25]
REGALIA FOR ALL BRETHREN PRESENT WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE CANDIDATE
The Master and all Officers present shall wear Mark Regalia. All other Brethren present shall wear Mark Regalia, Excellent Master Regalia or Royal Arch Regalia.
APRON FOR DEGREE CANDIDATES
During his Degree ceremony the Candidate is to wear a Fellowcraft Apron until his investiture. The Candidate must be invested with the Mark Master Apron and Mark Breast Jewel at his investiture.