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    "No Stamp Act 1766" Buttons

    My son and I went back to the early 1700's site today. My 12yo son is killing me, button after button
    Then I got a bouncy 20-24 on the 70, and behold the first of two (three really, one is a half button) "No Stamp Act 1766" buttons come out of the ground after a looooong rest. They look to be pewter and very dirty, but with very good detail. We soaked them in warm water, dried them well and here they are. I couldnt find any info online, and was hoping the crew here could help us out. Thanks in advance!
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    Re: "No Stamp Act 1766" Buttons

    Is it William Pitt?

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    Re: "No Stamp Act 1766" Buttons

    Yes, it's a William Pitt button. Another one was reported here about five years ago:

    http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...ic,3123.0.html



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    us
    Jul 2008
    Moved from the Peoples Commonwealth of Massachusetts to the hills of southern Kentucky
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    Re: "No Stamp Act 1766" Buttons

    Yikes! Well, I guess this has to go down as a top MDing day for us. The last three weeks I couldn't find the ocean if I was at the beach Do these have any value other than the historical that is obvious to us now that we know what they are, thanks to you folks. We have found a bunch of colonial buttons, but none with the significance of these, and it's got the date on it to boot. Thanks

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    Re: "No Stamp Act 1766" Buttons

    "He has one of the first known American political buttons ever produced. Made in 1766, it is a metal clothing button with a raised profile of William Pitt (the former British prime minister who spoke passionately against taxing Americans without representation) with the words “No Stamp Act” embossed on it."

    Found here under "The collectors". GREAT FIND!

    http://discoverypub.com/feature/2008_01political.html

    Another interesting read, enjoy!

    http://www.history.org/Almanack/life/politics/pitt.cfm
    "Carelessness, overconfidence and arrogance are our greatest enemies."

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    us
    Dec 2004
    South Florida
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    Re: "No Stamp Act 1766" Buttons

    I think Pittsburgh, formerly Fort Pitt, was named after him.

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    us
    Jul 2008
    Moved from the Peoples Commonwealth of Massachusetts to the hills of southern Kentucky
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    Re: "No Stamp Act 1766" Buttons ***Better Pictures***

    I was able to get some "better" pictures
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    Re: "No Stamp Act 1766" Buttons

    I`m not sure of the value the buttons may have but I would suggest not cleaning them
    until you can get it figured out, even the broken button may hold some value.

    (A nice, clean & dry hiding place may be in order)

    Great pics!
    "Carelessness, overconfidence and arrogance are our greatest enemies."

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    Re: "No Stamp Act 1766" Buttons

    Quote Originally Posted by plehbah
    Holy !@$#!

    You have uncovered history, man.

    These are fine buttons, with significance, and relevance.

    What you see on the face of them is pretty much what you get. You know what they are, you have dated them.

    You found three of these?

    Welcome to TreasureNet, and welcome to the banner.
    Banner Buttons

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    Re: "No Stamp Act 1766" Buttons

    Awesome finds!!! Congrats I am nt sure what they are worth, but historically speaking they make for a fantastic find!! Congrats on the banner as well!!
    So many promising sites to detect...so little time....

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    Re: "No Stamp Act 1766" Buttons

    Congratulations on your banner find from such early American history. Very deserving to see it up on top. Way to go
    TnMountains
    Please read our rules and enjoy the site. TreasureNet.com Rules

    All finds posted by me are from private property with landowner permission.

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    us
    Jul 2008
    Moved from the Peoples Commonwealth of Massachusetts to the hills of southern Kentucky
    CTX-3030 / XTerra 705 / Tejon
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    Re: "No Stamp Act 1766" Buttons

    Thanks for the banner guys! I don't know when we are gonna stop smiling, and the best part is that we both got one

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    Re: "No Stamp Act 1766" Buttons

    Great to see you make the banner! How about a pic of you and your son?!
    "Carelessness, overconfidence and arrogance are our greatest enemies."

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    Re: "No Stamp Act 1766" Buttons

    Awesome! Congrats on the banner finds. You can certainly count yourself among a very tiny group of people who have ever unearthed one of these buttons.

    Just incredible.

    Jim

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    Re: "No Stamp Act 1766" Buttons

    Absolutely INCREDIBLE!!! Plehbah is right.......There are probably more there in the immediate vacinity. Take your time and excavate. Congratulations!!! Hogge
    1783 CFT. KG III 1/2 Penny (25-83A)-1 of 3 known *Sold $3,750, Vermont Landscape Coppers Ryder 6 *Sold $760, Ryder7 (Avatar)** Sold $1,275*,1st Batt Royal Artillery Cartridge Box Sling Belt Tip* SOLD $1,583*,(3)- GW Inaugural Buttons-2-Cobb# 17-J.* Sold both--$405 and $400. *GW Button Cobb 17-I-*Sold $316- New Jersey Copper M14-J Sold $125- Continental Army Button *Sold $800.....To be continued

 

 
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