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    Circa 1800-15 Eagle Excelsior Button From The Belt Plate Woods

    Went back to the woods today where I found the Militia Waist Belt Plate. Found this button about 200 yards away from where I found the plate. It still has a good amount of gilt on it. I tried to ID it by looking on the net, but couldn't find anything similiar. I'm assuming it's New York State, but I was wondering if anybody out there could help me out with it. Gribnitz? PBK? Thanks. The button was real hard to photograph. The three photos below don't do it justice; it looks a lot better in real life. Also there appears to be a back mark, but its too hard to read.
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    fc

    May 2005
    The Netherlands
    DFX
    54

    Re: Early Eagle Excelsior Button From The Belt Plate Woods

    what a nice find,, it wll be good to se someone come up with more data on it ,

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    us
    Aug 2006
    New York
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    Re: Early Eagle Excelsior Button From The Belt Plate Woods

    Very kool
    What a hobby

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    Charter Member

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    Re: Early Eagle Excelsior Button From The Belt Plate Woods

    Great find! New York Militia. c. 1800-15. Looks like Albert's #NY 9; Tice's #NY040-A. Can't read the backmark. Tice values it at $100, but I recently saw two listed at $160 and $185.


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    Gypsyheart~ Queen of Rust

    Nov 2005
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    Re: Early Eagle Excelsior Button From The Belt Plate Woods

    Very nice. I think that spot in the woods is going to produce some great things for you! Congrats!
    I go a great distance,while some are considering whether they will start today or tomorrow

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    **Bring History Back to Life**

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    Re: Early Eagle Excelsior Button From The Belt Plate Woods

    Hey Bookfisher.......That is one very nice button....you have there!

    Congrats on a great find! I looked your button up in the

    Alberts (Blue Book) on Historic Buttons

    Post Revolution Buttons:

    NY 9 -B New York Malitia; 1 - Piece

    B. The eagle on globe device with motto close to wreath. "

    "H. Wishart" rm; also plated. RV 10

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    Hope this helps............!!!

    The Seeker
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    Re: Early Eagle Excelsior Button From The Belt Plate Woods

    Great find Book. If you need any help cleaning the rest of the junk out of that area I would be happy to help. Congrats...Lance

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    Re: Early Eagle Excelsior Button From The Belt Plate Woods

    Quote Originally Posted by The Seeker
    Hey Bookfisher.......That is one very nice button....you have there!

    Congrats on a great find! I looked your button up in the

    Alberts (Blue Book) on Historic Buttons

    Post Revolution Buttons:

    NY 9 -B New York Malitia; 1 - Piece


    B. The eagle on globe device with motto close to wreath. "

    "H. Wishart" rm; also plated. RV 10



    Hope this helps............!!!

    The Seeker
    PBK, Seeker, you guys are the best. Thanks alot. When I first looked on the net, I did see a page mentioning an eagle on a globe, but I didn't realize that the eagle is on a globe, I couldn't make it out. I guess it's safe to assume that this button and the belt plate are probably connected. By the way, the woods I am hunting is not virgin forest, there was a homestead there at one time, and there is a grave way back in the woods with the headstone reading that the person died in 1748.
    Thanks again for your help! By the way, I'm going to buy that button book!

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    Re: Early Eagle Excelsior Button From The Belt Plate Woods

    Quote Originally Posted by comfyinvermont
    Great find Book. If you need any help cleaning the rest of the junk out of that area I would be happy to help. Congrats...Lance
    If your ever on Long Island, look me up and I take you to a few places.

  10. #10

    May 2006
    Long Isliand N.Y.
    DFX .MXT.
    34

    Re: Early Eagle Excelsior Button From The Belt Plate Woods

    real nice find Bookfisher! it looks in real good shape to me. nice to see you at the club meeting.keep up the good finds.

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    us
    CS IS NEXT

    Nov 2005
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    Re: Early Eagle Excelsior Button From The Belt Plate Woods

    Beautifl find's Book...First the plate than this...Wish you all the best at this site,I wouldn't get any sleep....Congrat's and HH!!

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    Re: Early Eagle Excelsior Button From The Belt Plate Woods

    Another great find! Nice area!
    If the elevator tries to bring you down, go crazy, punch a higher floor!

  13. #13

    Mar 2005
    Merrill,Wi.
    837

    Re: Early Eagle Excelsior Button From The Belt Plate Woods

    Excellent button!It's nice that it came out in such great condition.The eagle has awesome detail.Nice pics. Hope you can get out for a while yet.Best of luck!

  14. #14

    Feb 2006
    Illinois
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    Re: Early Eagle Excelsior Button From The Belt Plate Woods

    WOW!! Great find!

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    Re: Early Eagle Excelsior Button From The Belt Plate Woods

    Nice button and find Bookfisher.

    Congratulations,

    Postalrevnant

 

 
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