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  1. #1
    us
    Feb 2006
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    Button Grading??

    Anyone know of a company that grades Revolutionary War Buttons??
    Sometimes I think the Gene Pool could use a little Chlorine

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    ca
    Feb 2009
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    This site seems to have a pretty good selection. You could do a query and see what they say, though your button kicks a$$ over what they have up for sale!
    HistoricalShop.com--Items from Colonial America

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    us
    Nov 2011
    BOSTON
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    HI; There is no known "Button Grading" Service anywhere. We use different methods to Grade buttons. First is the Type. Then the Rarity. After that is Condition. Then Comparison. The basic Button History goes :


    One Piece Pewter & Tombac = Up to 1720 or so.

    One Piece Buttons = Up to 1820.

    Two Piece Buttons from 1820 - Present.

    After 1820 buttons are dated by design and style of the backing.

    Some of the early 2 Piece Buttons had a locking type of shank that allowed it to be used for either a coat or a dress made with thick materials. These were primarily used by women for dresses though ok.

    After that a button is defined by its design. Especially Military ones. Then the ornate buttons.

    Anyways, I did not see your button or I could at least date and ID it for you ok.
    Goodv Luck. PEACE:RONB

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    us
    Feb 2006
    Southern Vermont
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    I have a date range and I'd just looking for rarity and value. Rev War 6th regiment militia button....Southern Vermont
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    Sometimes I think the Gene Pool could use a little Chlorine

  5. #5
    us
    Nov 2011
    BOSTON
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    HI Melnibe; Here is a direct Link to the History of the Continental Army Mass 6th Regiment History. Your Button dates to 1775 and has seen a lot of action in it's day. Great Find. Here is the Link : 6th Massachusetts Regiment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Yours is in Better shape than their best button shown. Here's the Link: http://www.historicalshop.com/siteco...usetts1077.htm
    Their Button is listed at $550. Your is way better. They say up to $2500 for a complete piece. Does yours have a full shank on the reverse?? If not I would by their Accounts place this one around $1500 - $1700. With the shank I'd place its value at $2200 ok. I hope this helps.
    PEACE:RONB
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    us
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    Here's the shank
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    Sometimes I think the Gene Pool could use a little Chlorine

 

 

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