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  1. #1
    Dec 2004
    South Carolina
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    S.C. State Seal Button

    I know it's a S.C. State seal coat button and from the 1830's -40's but just not sure which issue. Was told it was a (sc3).
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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  2. #2
    Oct 2006
    Herndon Virginia
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    Info on the internet says "IVES SCOTT & CO" back mark is 1830's. That makes this a Confederate "pre-war build up" button. Very nice find!

    It is very close to an SC3 but not exact (assuming the pic below is identified correctly...).

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    I looked for a while but didn't see an exact match. Although I must admit that after about 20 minutes they all start to look the same...

    You may have to get the book and a looking glass and spend a couple of hours.
    Last edited by DCMatt; Aug 20, 2019 at 02:41 PM.
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  3. #3
    Tennessee Digger

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    Congrats on a great little button, I love it.
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  4. #4
    Dug is offline
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    Nice! My avatar is a coat size SC3 I dug back in 94.
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  5. #5
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    Dec 2015
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    Great old button
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  6. #6

    Feb 2006
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    The best book for time-dating a button by its backmark ("American Military Button Makes And Dealers; Their Backmarks & Dates"), says the button-making company which manufactured your button was in business using the name "Ives, Scott & Co. / Waterbury" only from 1834 to 1836.

    As others have told you, your find is listed in the Alphaeus Albert button-book as button #SC-3. It is a rare variation, made with a completely-flat face even though it is a 2-piece button. It was made during the very brief period between the end of brass 1-piece flatbuttons era and the start of "domed" 2-piece buttons.
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  7. #7
    Dec 2004
    South Carolina
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    Thanks for the info. Will be getting both books.
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    Very nice!!
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  9. #9
    Aug 2015
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dug View Post
    Nice! My avatar is a coat size SC3 I dug back in 94.
    My avatar, if I had one, would be a pull-tab!
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