Nov 22, 2012, 07:35 AM
REPUBLIC OF TEXAS Star Button
I haven't posted anything in a while because I have been letting Vol1266X (Quindy) post our finds as the Tennessee Trio, which includes Josh. He asked me to post this button because of its rarity. We went to a new site on Tuesday which Josh had found for us. Josh found two reales and a bunch of flat buttons and a ball button. Quindy found a flat button a ball button and some round balls. Quindy would have found more but he spent a lot of his time filming Josh and his finds. haha I had found a few round balls and a flat button. Toward the end of the hunt, I found a dome button which I thought was an Eagle button. Since I did not have my glasses, I couldn't tell so Josh cleaned it off. He said it had a star in the middle. I thought he was just messing with me since we do that to each other every chance we get. After cleaning it up a little more, it turned out to be a Republic of Texas button. Thanks for looking, Doug Looking at the button with a better magnifying glass I have determined that the button is an Infantry button. There is an I in the middle of the star.
Last edited by Dman; Nov 22, 2012 at 08:04 PM.
Nov 22, 2012 07:35 AM
Nov 22, 2012, 07:37 AM
Nov 22, 2012, 08:56 AM
You 2 clowns are killing me. All 3 of us were excited when we saw the star and knew it had to be a Mississippi or Texas button. The Tennessee Trio had an exceptionally good last six days. I dug the U.S. box plate, Josh dug the 1859 pattern spur, 1842 LC + 2 half Reales, and you scored the "artillery" utility hammer and the Texas button. I wish the VOLS had enjoyed as good a Fall as the Trio has-LOL. I vote BANNER and will formally do so on the system. What are you going to dig next and with the F75 too? HH, Q.
Last edited by VOL1266-X; Nov 22, 2012 at 10:36 AM.
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Nov 22, 2012, 09:01 AM
It sure the heck is! Congratulations Dman!
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Nov 22, 2012, 09:29 AM
What a great find!!!!!!!!! I'm like Quindy, that is a banner find in my book. I'm getting me a golf shirt to wear on my next dig. Congrats on a rare find and when I talked to Quindy last night, he told me that you are going to give him that button. That is really nice of you to do that. Your friend, Tennessee digger
Nov 22, 2012, 09:32 AM
Originally Posted by tennessee digger
What he said Doug!!!
I like it. Q.
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Nov 22, 2012, 09:50 AM
That's a banner find for sure! I am envious of that one! Great recovery D!
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Nov 22, 2012, 09:59 AM
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Nov 22, 2012, 10:04 AM
Since i am from illinois don't know much about civil war relics, but i see the tenn. trio posting up the civil war relics all the time. These boys must know what their talking about, so by golly i am voting banner also. Nice find.
Nov 22, 2012, 10:15 AM
That's an awesome button and one that a relic hunter would dream to have! Banner!
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Nov 22, 2012, 10:50 AM
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Nominated for the BANNER! You outdid yourself on that one, Bud. Send some of that good fortune back down here!
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Regiment of Artillerists button (1811-1813)
1812 era Artillery button
c. 1808 Regt. Artillery Cuff Button
One piece Eagle General Militia button(GI56)
1700s Navy Cuff Button
pre-CW Navy Cuff Button
General Service Eagle Button
.31 cal. Brass Bullet Mold
1873, 186?, and 18?? Shield Nickels
1884 and 1905 V Nickels
1926 Standing Liberty Quarter and a 1908-D Barber Dime
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Nov 22, 2012, 10:56 AM
I feel like an American voting on a Roman Eagle ( ). I have no clue how rare it is, although as I have only seen a couple posted in all these years, & with the above posters knowledge; I'm hitting the button.
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Nov 22, 2012, 11:28 AM
I vote banner. We had a great time as always. Josh
Nov 22, 2012, 11:46 AM
Congratulations on an excellent find Doug! That is a Banner button
I wouldn't be surprised if another one turns up at that house site. Where there is one there is often times another. That has been my experience many times over.
Nov 22, 2012, 12:24 PM
As a Texan that button is my #1 dream relic find. I spent five years looking for one at republic sites it texas with no luck. Maybe now that im in NC ill find one lol. Congrats on the impending banner.
Nov 22, 2012, 01:59 PM
Thanks for voting banner.
Originally Posted by CRUSADER
Last edited by Dman; Nov 23, 2012 at 06:13 AM.
Nov 22, 2012, 02:43 PM
Banner all the way!!!One very rare button,with a great history!!Happy Thanksgiving!!
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Nov 22, 2012, 05:06 PM
Quindy should buy your lunch for giving him that button. That is the least that he could do! Tennessee digger
Originally Posted by Dman
Nov 22, 2012, 05:12 PM
Nov 22, 2012, 05:33 PM
Nice ! There was one of these buttons found at a site I used to hunt in VA.I was told it was sold for $4500
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