May 09, 2012, 12:15 PM
What a pair. Congrats making it to the top of the heap. Well deserved my friend. Arty
Its a small world until you have to walk somewhere.
May 09, 2012 12:15 PM
May 09, 2012, 12:25 PM
Thank you Art it wouldn't be possible without your hardwork and research. I believe these are not cuff buttons but vest buttons and theres 8+ to a vest...If thats not motivation I dont know what is!
May 09, 2012, 01:02 PM
Nice! it is quite a feeling when you unearth objects that have been lost for so long, feels to me like you are bringing them back to life again, would't it be nice to travell back to see the whole story?
Good pics, thanks for posting.
May 09, 2012, 02:44 PM
What a great save and a awesome find , sure would like to feel what you did when you first realized what you had found, Congrats....
May 09, 2012, 04:23 PM
FANTASTIC FINDS! Major congrats on the George W's and for making the BANNER! Breezie
Every time I watch Gone With The Wind, I think we're gonna win this time!
May 09, 2012, 05:31 PM
May 09, 2012, 05:43 PM
Congrates, KILLER finds!
May 09, 2012, 06:51 PM
Thanks everybody I would have never thought I would EVER find 1 GW button let alone 2. And the rarity on this style and size is just icing on the cake! R4 Rarity with 12-25 known? Probably more like 30-40 known but still 2/40 is not bad at all. And the condition is just a dream. Thanks again for the kind words, this just shows that they are still out there to find.
May 09, 2012, 07:09 PM
Unbelievable hunt Jim that you will think about for the rest of your life. Congrats on the well deserved Banner. HH, Quindy.
Everyone will make a good find on occasion. The challenge is to find CW relics consistently.
May 10, 2012, 10:02 AM
Amazing!!!!!!! Congrats on Banner
May 10, 2012, 08:59 PM
I would vote banner but it is already on there and it deserves its place up there!!!
Finds of a lifetime and display those gorgeous buttons proudly!!!
May 10, 2012, 09:13 PM
Now that is stuff of legends!! Well done!! (Yup! That's two beers for this one)
"The difference between the self educated and the institutionally educated is that the self educated are passionate about what they educate themselves about. That in itself makes them smarter...."
May 11, 2012, 12:59 PM
By the by, here's my two remaining GW vest buttons. Light angle makes them look two different colors in photo but the one on the left is true tone.
May 11, 2012, 01:15 PM
By the by, this is a photo of the still silvered GW button I dug a few years back -- and now being heavily bid upon by a couple buyers. It's not the most complex GW button (by far) but rarity and condition play into the collector value. I believe many GW buttons -- seemingly raw brass -- were once lightly silver plated. Why "lightly?" It was a simple time factor back then. These buttons were rushed out for the inauguration ceremonies. Back in the day, heavy plating took tons of time. The number of buttons ordered for the ceremony was huge. A silver dip was the best the many button producers could do. Also, these were not looked upon as timeless mementos but more like campaign buttons of today, thus many were thrown away when the silvering wore off.
May 11, 2012, 09:03 PM
A big congratulations on your GW Cuff Button finds Jim!
As somebody already mentioned, I bet there's more where that came from!
My passion is hunting relic sites, as I feel the imprint of past lives often lingers there!
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Don't question it . . . just dig it!
May 12, 2012, 10:59 AM
Man! What I'd give.....But I doubt that one of those will ever be found in Whitfield county Ga. Cool finds HH
May 12, 2012, 12:33 PM
King of the rings
WOW !! Great finds , super pictures !
Always looking for that next ring !!
May 13, 2012, 11:24 PM
DIG, RECOVER, PRESERVE...THE SCOURGE OF THE DIRT!
Congratulations Jim on a Grand Slam Find! In great shape too!
May 14, 2012, 11:09 PM
Wow, what an outstanding hunt the three of you had, great photos and you will all remember this day for along time to come as they don't get any better than this.
May 19, 2012, 09:01 AM
Congratulations on a once in a lifetime find!
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