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  1. #1

    Confederate Navy Officers button (CSN) & The bloody Scarificator!!!

    I scored a few pretty neat finds the last couple of days folks.
    The first one is an early 1800's bloodletting tool called a "Scarificator", with emphasis on the "SCAR" part. Please check it out on my "what is it" post:
    http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.php/topic,217365.0.html

    Yesterday I finished up the yard where I had found the 1864 double die IH about a week ago. Well, I was on my last section of the back yard and about ready to call it quits, when I dug a button. I threw it in my pouch and headed for home. Today at lunch I took it out, rinsed it and saw the letters "CSN" and a large anchor. I got home and cleaned it up using Buckles button cleaning technique with a dry toothpick on the back and some Naval Jelly (seemed fitting too ) on the front. As you can see she is a BEAUTY!!! It has almost all of the gold gilt still on it too.
    It is a 23mm two piece w/shank. The back mark has "Firmin & Sons , 153 Strand London , & 13 Conduit St."
    It is listed in Albert's book as #CS52A. I believe it is mid 1800's, but please correct me if I am wrong.
    Any idea of the value of this button?
    I think this is my best button find so far.

    Other finds were:

    *A small decorative locket.

    *Broken earring (yes, I broke it!)

    *#29 Matchbox firetruck. Any idea on the year?

    *A very hilarious dog vaccine tag with " UNSEXED - Female Dog - Virg... " (Virgin or Virginia )
    I'll hold my comments on this one.

    Thanks for looking,
    MM
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    *Oldest coin-1775 Spanish 1 real *Oldest U.S. silver-1833 Capped Bust Half Dime *Oldest U.S.copper-1847 Large cent *Best Civil War finds:*NC officers belt buckle *CSN Confederate Navy Officer button *Eagle Sword Belt Plate

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  3. #2
    us
    Jun 2007
    georgia
    garrett 1500-ace 250-garrett ads groudhog deepseeker
    2,597

    Re: MY BEST BUTTON EVER (CSN) and The bloody Scarificator!!!

    NICE ASSORTMENT OF FINDS.
    KYLE DISMUKE

  4. #3
    seger98

    Re: MY BEST BUTTON EVER (CSN) and The bloody Scarificator!!!

    Excellent finds Doug, you did a beautiful job cleaning up that button!


    Chris

  5. #4

    Re: MY BEST BUTTON EVER (CSN) and The bloody Scarificator!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by seger98
    Excellent finds Doug, you did a beautiful job cleaning up that button!
    Chris
    Thanks Chris.
    It has some dirt still on it, but I didn't want to over clean it and ruin it.
    She looks great in person.
    -Doug-
    *Oldest coin-1775 Spanish 1 real *Oldest U.S. silver-1833 Capped Bust Half Dime *Oldest U.S.copper-1847 Large cent *Best Civil War finds:*NC officers belt buckle *CSN Confederate Navy Officer button *Eagle Sword Belt Plate

  6. #5

    Dec 2007
    Navarre, Florida
    Whites DFX, Whites Bullseye II Pinpointer
    743

    Re: MY BEST BUTTON EVER (CSN) and The bloody Scarificator!!!

    Super finds, awesome looking CSN button.

  7. #6
    Charter Member
    us
    Apr 2007
    God's lap
    X-terra 70 ACE 250
    11,352
    8 times

    Re: MY BEST BUTTON EVER (CSN) and The bloody Scarificator!!!

    Sheesh! You find ALL the good stuff!! Awesome finds and incredibly beautiful button there! Wise decision on holding comments on the dog tag....I can't think of any that could be posted! rofl

  8. #7
    Charter Member

    Jan 2007
    Northern Middle Tennessee
    Fisher 1266-X, F75 X 2
    4,346
    1045 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)

    Re: MY BEST BUTTON EVER (CSN) and The bloody Scarificator!!!

    SUPER FIND MM!!! CS52A goes for $1,000+ in excavated condition per the Civil War Collector's Price Guide 11th edition to be replaced in August. That's a BANNER find Bud. HH.
    Everyone will make a good find on occasion. The challenge is to find CW relics consistently.

  9. #8

    Re: MY BEST BUTTON EVER (CSN) and The bloody Scarificator!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by VOL1266-X
    SUPER FIND MM!!! CS52A goes for $1,000+ in excavated condition per the Civil War Collector's Price Guide 11th edition to be replaced in August. That's a BANNER find Bud. HH.
    VOL,
    You are kidding, right? If not, I will soon soil myself. Please tell me you're not joking.
    -Doug-
    *Oldest coin-1775 Spanish 1 real *Oldest U.S. silver-1833 Capped Bust Half Dime *Oldest U.S.copper-1847 Large cent *Best Civil War finds:*NC officers belt buckle *CSN Confederate Navy Officer button *Eagle Sword Belt Plate

  10. #9
    us
    Jan 2007
    West Virginia, USA
    Minelab Explorer SE, Xterra 70,Fisher F2,Titan 3000XD,Bounty Hunter Landstar
    2,556

    Re: MY BEST BUTTON EVER (CSN) and The bloody Scarificator!!!

    great stuff your finding MM ! cant wait till i get back at again ! congrats

  11. #10

    Jun 2006
    3 in Central PA
    Whites XLT, ACE 250
    204

    Re: MY BEST BUTTON EVER (CSN) and The bloody Scarificator!!!

    great button! awsome find

    Might I ask what book your using to identify it?

    thanks
    3S

  12. #11
    Charter Member
    us
    Apr 2007
    God's lap
    X-terra 70 ACE 250
    11,352
    8 times

    Re: MY BEST BUTTON EVER (CSN) and The bloody Scarificator!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by VOL1266-X
    SUPER FIND MM!!! CS52A goes for $1,000+ in excavated condition per the Civil War Collector's Price Guide 11th edition to be replaced in August. That's a BANNER find Bud. HH.
    I told ya it was an incredibly beautiful button but I didn't know that!

  13. #12
    us
    Jan 2009
    84

    Re: MY BEST BUTTON EVER (CSN) and The bloody Scarificator!!!

    This scarificator currently on Ebay is very similar to yours:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Rare-Antique-Sca...em130286616566

  14. #13

    Re: MY BEST BUTTON EVER (CSN) and The bloody Scarificator!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by 3searchin
    great button! awsome find

    Might I ask what book your using to identify it?

    thanks
    3S
    3S,
    Here are a few books I have.
    -MM-
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    *Oldest coin-1775 Spanish 1 real *Oldest U.S. silver-1833 Capped Bust Half Dime *Oldest U.S.copper-1847 Large cent *Best Civil War finds:*NC officers belt buckle *CSN Confederate Navy Officer button *Eagle Sword Belt Plate

  15. #14

    May 2005
    7,209
    19 times

    Re: MY BEST BUTTON EVER (CSN) and The bloody Scarificator!!!

    ModernMiner,
    very nice group of finds.
    Thanks for posting.

    Hope you hit the jackpot with that button.

    have a good un........
    SHERMANVILLE
    In the academies many books, at the circus many sacks of peanuts, at the club rooms many cigar butts.

  16. #15
    us
    Oct 2008
    82

    Re: MY BEST BUTTON EVER (CSN) and The bloody Scarificator!!!

    awesome button MM You're still finding the great stuff. lucky sob

  17. #16

    Feb 2008
    Ohio
    Whites DFX
    830
    27 times
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: MY BEST BUTTON EVER (CSN) and The bloody Scarificator!!!

    That button is a banner find MM,in 1994 a two button CSN "pin" was #6 in the top ten best finds in Western/Eastern Treasures magazine!!! http://www.treasurenet.com/westeast/tenbest94/6.html

  18. #17

    Re: MY BEST BUTTON EVER (CSN) and The bloody Scarificator!!!

    I just received this link from a fellow MDer and buddy:
    http://relicman.com/ButtonConGovNavy.htm
    This one is selling for $1100 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Ya-hoooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.
    Thanks Big K.
    -Doug-
    *Oldest coin-1775 Spanish 1 real *Oldest U.S. silver-1833 Capped Bust Half Dime *Oldest U.S.copper-1847 Large cent *Best Civil War finds:*NC officers belt buckle *CSN Confederate Navy Officer button *Eagle Sword Belt Plate

  19. #18

    Re: MY BEST BUTTON EVER (CSN) and The bloody Scarificator!!!

    Super find MM!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    "The mantra has always been don't clean a (copper) coin or it will lose value.
    For undug coins this is true. For dug coins this is untrue.
    The value will increase with judicious cleaning."

  20. #19
    us
    Feb 2009
    West Virginia
    Teknetics T2, MXT, TDI, Tejon, AT Pro
    898
    86 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: MY BEST BUTTON EVER (CSN) and The bloody Scarificator!!!

    The button is roughly worth $1,100.00.
    Dirty Mike

  21. #20

    Re: MY BEST BUTTON EVER (CSN) and The bloody Scarificator!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Don in SJ
    Super find MM!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Thanks so much Don. I'm still in shock. Not only is this my best button now, but it looks like my best find EVER!
    -Doug-

    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyMike
    The button is roughly worth $1,100.00.
    Holy smokes, that's a new Minelab SE.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ohio Jerry
    That button is a banner find MM,in 1994 a two button CSN "pin" was #6 in the top ten best finds in Western/Eastern Treasures magazine!!! http://www.treasurenet.com/westeast/tenbest94/6.html
    Thanks for that link & info Jerry. My trusty Tesoro pulled through again!
    -Doug-

    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick29
    awesome button MM You're still finding the great stuff. lucky sob
    Thanks Chris.
    Lucky is right!
    -Doug-

    Quote Originally Posted by SHERMANVILLE ILLINOIS
    ModernMiner,
    very nice group of finds.
    Thanks for posting.

    Hope you hit the jackpot with that button.

    have a good un........
    SHERMANVILLE
    Thanks Sherm.
    I think I just did.
    -Doug-
    *Oldest coin-1775 Spanish 1 real *Oldest U.S. silver-1833 Capped Bust Half Dime *Oldest U.S.copper-1847 Large cent *Best Civil War finds:*NC officers belt buckle *CSN Confederate Navy Officer button *Eagle Sword Belt Plate

 

 
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