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    Question Sporting Button Date/History Help

    Good morning!

    I was wondering if any of you button experts could help me with this one. I've seen a bunch of stag buttons online but can't pinpoint when this dates back to.

    I believe it say "Floyd & Co" on the back but I'm not totally sure.

    Thanks in advance!!

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    I found a few - one had a dogs face on it, the other had ducks - they were dated to 1850's
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    You said your Sportsman's Button's backmark has "Floyd & Co." According to the McGuinn-&-Bazelon book on dating a button by its backmark, George Floyd & Co. (in Philadelphia) was in business as a gilt button maker from 1842 into 1844.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tedyoh View Post
    I found a few - one had a dogs face on it, the other had ducks - they were dated to 1850's
    Quote Originally Posted by TheCannonballGuy View Post
    You said your Sportsman's Button's backmark has "Floyd & Co." According to the McGuinn-&-Bazelon book on dating a button by its backmark, George Floyd & Co. (in Philadelphia) was in business as a gilt button maker from 1842 into 1844.

    Ahhhhhhh that makes total sense! ...and I am in a Philly burb. Thanks to you both for the info!
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