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    The Find Of A Lifetime! No Stamp Act Button 1766!!

    I went to another cellar hole today, along a ATV/Snowmobile trail. I was happy with the buttons and buckle parts I was finding, then I found this!!

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    I didn't know what it was at first, but saw the bust and writing and knew it was good though. I was fantasizing about it being a George Washington button, but figured that it couldn't be one. When I got it home I looked at it under a light and read, "No Stamp Act 1766". I nearly had a heart attack reading that, I was probably holding the most historic thing I had ever held. I didn't even clean it, I don't want to risk damaging it, but it is looks to be in great shape!

    Last one that was dug sold at auction for $9000. I'm not going to sell this one anytime soon though!
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    The rest of the stuff I found today, I also found a little cufflink, not in photo though.

    Still no coppers for 2018, but this button makes up for that!


    Here's the one that sold for $9000 in 2009
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    Last edited by coinman123; Dec 02, 2018 at 08:28 PM.
    2014-2017 Finds
    1700s Sundial
    165? french liard
    1696 1774 1730s 17?? copper
    1723 irish ˝ penny
    1730 KG coin toy
    2x AU 1803 LC
    1722 1/2 Penny
    1779, 1781˝ Real, ? 1 Real
    NJ Copper 1786
    1805,1838 LC
    26 Coppers 17 colonial
    175 1720-1850 buttons
    40 Musket Balls
    1906 1912 1934 dog Lics
    16 1700s Buckles 1 silver
    2 1700s spigot
    3 Thimbles 1 silver
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    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/ge...ns-relics.html

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    Congrat's fo you on some very nice Relics & Saved History.

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    Got my banner vote!!!!
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    That is probably one of the rarest buttons in American history! BANNER!

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    Real historic find coinman !
    I`m puttin in my Banner vote on that puppy !
    Congratulations
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    That's a great button find! Historic!
    coinman123, Hawks88 and devldog like this.


    "And so the population was gradually led into the demoralising temptations of arcades, baths, and sumptuous banquets. The unsuspecting Britons spoke of such novelties as 'civilisation', when in fact they were only a feature of their enslavement." Tacitus, Roman Senator and Historian, written AD 98.

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    Banner vote in and DO NOT CLEAN IT.

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    OMG what a find! Congrats! Banner!
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    Awesome. Congrats on the historic find
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    What a great peice of history!
    That's an outstanding save! It will look awesome on TOP!
    Congratulations!!

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    Holy cow!!! That is AMAZING! Banner all day long! Congratulations!

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    "Arguably the first American political button."
    Source:https://historical.ha.com/itm/politi...a/6096-38002.s
    Easy BANNER vote.
    Don......

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    "William Pitt: 1766 No Stamp Act Button. Struck in copper or brass, this 25 mm. (1") shank button features a profile of British Prime Minister William Pitt surrounded by the words "No Stamp Act 1766," with his last name below the portrait. The Stamp Act of 1765, enacted to pay for the expenses of the French & Indian War, was particularly offensive to the American colonies and was a major galvanizing factor leading to the American Revolution. Pitt, a friend of the colonies, was instrumental in its 1766 repeal. We are not aware of any other wearable item expressing a political sentiment, such as a button or badge, from this early period. It is quite reasonable to argue that this may be the earliest American political item. Ceramic teapots were also produced in 1766 emblazoned with the slogan "No Stamp Act" as well as a dated token with Pitt's bust. Around five years ago, three examples of the teapot came on the market (two in the U.S. and one in England), selling for prices ranging from $100,000 to $150,000. In 2009, we sold a ""dug" example of this button for $8,962. This specimen had the top of the shank sawed off and mounted as a brooch (likely done in the mid-nineteenth century). It does not appear to us to be an excavated example. It has a pleasing chocolate brown patina with some light surface rust. The details of the portrait and wording are generally quite sharp and distinct. Portions of the "MP" in "STAMP" have rusted away. From a numismatic standpoint, we would grade it as fine. It appears to be far superior, condition-wise, to the one we sold in 2009."

    Source: Link from Mackaydon, above.
    Last edited by coinman123; Dec 02, 2018 at 05:44 PM.
    2014-2017 Finds
    1700s Sundial
    165? french liard
    1696 1774 1730s 17?? copper
    1723 irish ˝ penny
    1730 KG coin toy
    2x AU 1803 LC
    1722 1/2 Penny
    1779, 1781˝ Real, ? 1 Real
    NJ Copper 1786
    1805,1838 LC
    26 Coppers 17 colonial
    175 1720-1850 buttons
    40 Musket Balls
    1906 1912 1934 dog Lics
    16 1700s Buckles 1 silver
    2 1700s spigot
    3 Thimbles 1 silver
    Cleaning Finds:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/ge...ns-relics.html

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    A great historic find.Congrats on finding that one.

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    WOW .. I mean.....
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