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    ok you button Gurus, what do you make of this?

    i found this button today at a spot that has been producing stuff from the 1820s till about 1920 or so. it is a one piece button that i think is military in nature. it is damaged and doesn't scan well so i will include a sketch with the scans. i know its hard to look at but does anyone have an idea of what this button is and what time frame it comes from? any help will be appreciated.
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    us
    Aug 2007
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    Re: ok you button Gurus, what do you make of this?

    It looks like it's 2 piece, not one. And also, it looks like the Eagle is holding an anchor, not shield.

    What's the backmark read?

    -Ian

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    Re: ok you button Gurus, what do you make of this?

    Quote Originally Posted by ResearchandRecovery
    It looks like it's 2 piece, not one. And also, it looks like the Eagle is holding an anchor, not shield.

    What's the backmark read?

    -Ian
    i cant make out much. from what i can decipher it reads PHILAD-NEW?? i know its not much to go on. you are correct. it is indeed a two piece with the front all crushed in . maybe it is an anchor. its really hard to tell.
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    Re: ok you button Gurus, what do you make of this?

    Yours is in pretty rough shape, but it looks like an NA 102 or NA 103 from Albert's book.
    Most Navy buttons after yours have an eagle looking the other wand then no eagle at all.

    NA 102: 2 piece, high convex with border and rope edging.
    A. The eagle is perched on an upright anchor, 13 stars RV5
    1. "Scovills & Co/Waterbury" rm; 23 mm
    2. "W.H. Horstman*/Philadelphia" rm; 23 mm <------I believe your backmark says Horstman

    NA 103: 2 piece, convex w/border
    A. Eagle perched on clear anchor, 13 stars. RV5
    1. Blank; 22 mm




    "Those who love me will keep my word, and my father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them." (John 14:23 NRSV)

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    Re: ok you button Gurus, what do you make of this?

    Quote Originally Posted by wildrider
    Yours is in pretty rough shape, but it looks like an NA 102 or NA 103 from Albert's book.
    Most Navy buttons after yours have an eagle looking the other wand then no eagle at all.

    NA 102: 2 piece, high convex with border and rope edging.
    A. The eagle is perched on an upright anchor, 13 stars RV5
    1. "Scovills & Co/Waterbury" rm; 23 mm
    2. "W.H. Horstman*/Philadelphia" rm; 23 mm <------I believe your backmark says Horstman

    NA 103: 2 piece, convex w/border
    A. Eagle perched on clear anchor, 13 stars. RV5
    1. Blank; 22 mm



    thanks wildrider! any idea of an age range?
    GTI 2500/ACE 250

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    us
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    Re: ok you button Gurus, what do you make of this?

    Quote Originally Posted by hollowpointred
    Quote Originally Posted by wildrider
    Yours is in pretty rough shape, but it looks like an NA 102 or NA 103 from Albert's book.
    Most Navy buttons after yours have an eagle looking the other wand then no eagle at all.

    NA 102: 2 piece, high convex with border and rope edging.
    A. The eagle is perched on an upright anchor, 13 stars RV5
    1. "Scovills & Co/Waterbury" rm; 23 mm
    2. "W.H. Horstman*/Philadelphia" rm; 23 mm <------I believe your backmark says Horstman

    NA 103: 2 piece, convex w/border
    A. Eagle perched on clear anchor, 13 stars. RV5
    1. Blank; 22 mm



    thanks wildrider! any idea of an age range?
    Backmark Horstman (only one "N" usually 2)/ Philad --- circa 1850ish
    "Those who love me will keep my word, and my father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them." (John 14:23 NRSV)

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    us
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    Re: ok you button Gurus, what do you make of this?

    Excellent!

    I agree... U.S. Navy button 1830 - 1850 (ish)

    Nice freakin' button hollowpointred...

 

 

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