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    Dec 2007
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    Sites to identify military buttons?

    I have dug up what appears to be a U.S. military button. I am still letting it soak to remove the loose dirt (hence no pic), but a this point, I can say:
    - It was found in Palo Alto, CA
    - It has a diameter slightly larger than a quarter (still too much encrustation to measure exactly)
    - It appears to be made of brass or a brass jacket covering another metal
    - on the face is an eagle with words above each wing (I can make out pluribus over the left wing)
    - above the eagle is a raised circle with stars
    - on the reverse are the words .......Swann Philadelphia

    Any help to point me in right direction (websites, etc.) would be appreciated.

    Thanks a lot!

    -Dave

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    Re: Sites to identify military buttons?

    http://www.relicman.com/backaaa.htm

    http://pw1.netcom.com/~jimyce/bm.html

    I hope these help--and I'm sure that other members will add more links for you.


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    Re: Sites to identify military buttons?

    The relicman website, above, is the best for the ID of Civil War buttons, this sounds to be a post Civil War button but hard to tell with out photos

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    Re: Sites to identify military buttons?

    I think your "swann Philadelphia" is actually

    HORSTMANN / PHILADELPHIA (1893 - 1935), a Horstmann Company.

    Also, I do believe you have found a U.S. Army "Great Seal" Button is service from 1902 to present. If this be true then your button is dated, based on the back mark, between 1902 and 1935.

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    Generally, most those sites listed above will not help. Try this one...

    http://metaldetectingworld.com/05_ph...1902/index.htm

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    Re: Sites to identify military buttons?

    WrapNRoll? You still out there?

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    I found this button in Manitoba. Can't find it any where. Anyone know?

    [QUOTE=Montana Jim;916438]WrapNRoll? You still out there? Hi. I have found this old
    Military button but can't identify it. Hopping that some one might know. Found in Brandon Manitoba.
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    Welcome to TreasureNet! While I'm sure the original poster of this thread has disappeared you want to start a new thread with "livery button" in the title, as I believe that is what you have, rather than military. And include what text you can read of the back (or show a picture).
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