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  1. #1
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    37 th regiment button

    This is my first post of my finds. I believe it is war of 1812 or earlier pewter British button.

    Thanks for looking and any help on identification, value etc.

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    Yes, this pattern was used in both the Rev War and 1812. If there's no backmark it suggests it dates early, but that doesn't eliminate the soldier who wore it having fought in 1812. I would decide what war based on what was found with it, and if you're up around Niagara I would strongly lean towards 1812. It's very possible the same uniform/ buttons could have been worn in both wars but that is something we'll never know, so you just go with what makes sense. I'd say the button is worth maybe $100 or so, used to be more, but things have changed over the past 10 years.

    PS: I have actually found the same one, or very similar, twice, but neither is anywhere close to the condition of yours which is either a water find, or from very forgiving ground. Seeing you have a trade axe maybe you're more North East.
    Last edited by Iron Patch; Aug 09, 2012 at 02:01 PM.

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    Wow.. .that button looks very nice... congratulations, you found it in superb condition.

  5. #4
    ca
    Nov 2011
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Patch
    Yes, this pattern was used in both the Rev War and 1812. If there's no backmark it suggests it dates early, but that doesn't eliminate the soldier who wore it having fought in 1812. I would decide what war based on what was found with it, and if you're up around Niagara I would strongly lean towards 1812. It's very possible the same uniform/ buttons could have been worn in both wars but that is something we'll never know, so you just go with what makes sense. I'd say the button is worth maybe $100 or so, used to be more, but things have changed over the past 10 years.

    PS: I have actually found the same one, or very similar, twice, but neither is anywhere close to the condition of yours which is either a water find, or from very forgiving ground. Seeing you have a trade axe maybe you're more North East.
    Thanks for the info. I appreciate it. It is one of my favorite buttons. Yes i am pretty much north east.

  6. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn C View Post
    Thanks for the info. I appreciate it. It is one of my favorite buttons. Yes i am pretty much north east.

    You the Glenn who hunts with Steve?


    If your button has no makers mark I'd say it's probably more like $150-$200 to the right person. Hard to find them that nice. Here's the last I found. (actually both)

    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/to...ok-ending.html
    Last edited by Iron Patch; Aug 10, 2012 at 12:26 AM.

  7. #6
    ca
    Nov 2011
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    I actually do not have any hunting partner. Thanks for showing me the link to your button. I have not had the chance to see another example. I hunt mostly trade era stuff.


    Thanks again

  8. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn C View Post
    I actually do not have any hunting partner. Thanks for showing me the link to your button. I have not had the chance to see another example. I hunt mostly trade era stuff.


    Thanks again

    ok, then there's two Glenns in the North East. Considering you're hunting trade items it sounds like you would be West of me, so my best guess would be i QC. Don't see many trade items found East of there except for axes.

  9. #8
    ca
    Nov 2011
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Patch

    ok, then there's two Glenns in the North East. Considering you're hunting trade items it sounds like you would be West of me, so my best guess would be i QC. Don't see many trade items found East of there except for axes.
    I'm in middle of Ontario

 

 

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