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    Mar 2010
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    Back Mark help

    Can anyone help with this BackMark? "Treble Gilt Stand Col EA&S". Sorry, I don't have a picture but it is a flat button.
    My wife does all the driving, I just hold the steering wheel.

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    Feb 2006
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    Re: Back Mark help

    EA&S is Edward Armfield & Son, of Birmingham, England. Listed as a button-maker from 1805 to 1860. Your button's typic British "Quality" marking supports that identification. By the way, the E. Armfield & Son backmark is on an 1816-era 1-piece brass Massachusetts Independent Corps of Cadets button, listed as MS60A in the Albert button book. So, all things considered, I believe the statistical odds favor your button having been made sometime between 1815 (just after the US-versus-Britain War of 1812 ended) and approximately 1830 (when US-made buttons became cheaper than imported British-made buttons).
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    us
    Mar 2010
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    Re: Back Mark help

    Thank you. I'll pass the info along.
    My wife does all the driving, I just hold the steering wheel.

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    Feb 2006
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    Re: Back Mark help

    Update:
    I got a PM which alerted me to the fact that I'd mis-typed Armfield (as Armfied) in one of the two places I'd typed that name in my previous post. It's corrected now. The name is definitely Armfield, not Armfied.
    "Let The Christ be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out."

 

 

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