Your question contains a lot of detail, but it is hard for me to visualize what you want; loosing the forest for the trees. I think this probably can be solved, but I'd need to see some screen captures of how you want to set up your document.
Thank you for getting back to me...it is a wordy question.
Hopefully this is clearer..!
Can I have a document with two masters, one master that starts page number with '1' on the right page and the other master starting with page number '2' on the right page?
In the first twenty pages of my publication, the left hand page is not in use. I am adding content to the ten right hand pages only, numbering them 1 - 10. Pages 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 work perfectly with my standard master but at the moment I am having to add the content for pages 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 to another document template that is set up to start numbering with even numbers on the right page.
This causes a problem with my three page Table of Contents (generated using inDesign).
I will upload some screenshots when I get back to my office!
I have a feeling that this will probably need to be set up with sections rather than master pages. I can verify that once you post screenshots.