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    Military Button Backmark Experts?

    I think this is a stumper...this is the 89th regiment button I found last night. I believe that it is War of 1812 period but the backmark should be able to tell more. Anyone with a vast reference library able to id the backmark? As you can see there is an "E" and an "A" that are very apparent. I believe that the "A" is the first letter in "AND" but I can't be positive. Additionally I believe that there is an "N" two letters after the "E" as in "...E_N..."

    I wish there was more. Have at 'er!

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    Re: Military Button Backmark Experts?

    I would wire brush the back, but its very harsh & I know what you US/Canadians think of old finds, so I guess your disagree.
    TOO BUSY TO DETECT,YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

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    Re: Military Button Backmark Experts?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER
    I would wire brush the back, but its very harsh & I know what you US/Canadians think of old finds, so I guess your disagree.
    I let the back soak in lemon juice for 30 minutes which brought out the detail as seen...I'm sure someone will be able to get something from the relation of the "A" to the "E"...just need a pic.

    I'm thinking Jennens...
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    Re: Military Button Backmark Experts?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER
    I would wire brush the back, but its very harsh & I know what you US/Canadians think of old finds, so I guess your disagree.

    Well I guess it all depends if you like money.

    Haven't seen any UK buttons sell in the $15,000 -$20,000 Range. Age isn't everything... history is!

    Hold up Romeo.. sorry dude not talking about your button.


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    Re: Military Button Backmark Experts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Patch
    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER
    I would wire brush the back, but its very harsh & I know what you US/Canadians think of old finds, so I guess your disagree.

    Well I guess it all depends if you like money.
    Easy question....

    Answer

    NO
    TOO BUSY TO DETECT,YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

    'Time isn't money it's finds, unless your finds are money' 08/12/17
    'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' 25/06/08
    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
    I open my prezzies out of lumps of mud. 02/10/19
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.
    ONE LIFE - DETECT IT

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    Re: Military Button Backmark Experts?



    Guess..


    What you see at the top maybe WE

    So... 6 o'clock position going clockwise to about 1 o'clock - Firmin & Westall

    5 o'clock position going counterclockwise to about 2 o'clock - Strand.

    1812 backmark.

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    Re: Military Button Backmark Experts?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER
    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Patch
    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER
    I would wire brush the back, but its very harsh & I know what you US/Canadians think of old finds, so I guess your disagree.

    Well I guess it all depends if you like money.
    Easy question....

    Answer

    NO

    Yeah can't stand it either.

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    Re: Military Button Backmark Experts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Patch


    Guess..


    What you see at the top maybe WE

    So... 6 o'clock position going clockwise to about 1 o'clock - Firmin & Westall

    5 o'clock position going counterclockwise to about 2 o'clock - Strand.

    1812 backmark.
    I still stick with my 1815ish guess & if your right with the above I may not be far off

    Glad we can agree money is cR*p. History is King
    TOO BUSY TO DETECT,YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

    'Time isn't money it's finds, unless your finds are money' 08/12/17
    'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' 25/06/08
    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
    I open my prezzies out of lumps of mud. 02/10/19
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.
    ONE LIFE - DETECT IT

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    Re: Military Button Backmark Experts?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER
    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Patch


    Guess..


    What you see at the top maybe WE

    So... 6 o'clock position going clockwise to about 1 o'clock - Firmin & Westall

    5 o'clock position going counterclockwise to about 2 o'clock - Strand.

    1812 backmark.
    I still stick with my 1815ish guess & if your right with the above I may not be far off

    Glad we can agree money is cR*p.

    Saying an 1812 mark I mean timeframe used for War of 1812 which can cover several years ... basically post Revolution to the end of the war.

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    Re: Military Button Backmark Experts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Patch
    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER
    I would wire brush the back, but its very harsh & I know what you US/Canadians think of old finds, so I guess your disagree.

    Well I guess it all depends if you like money.

    Haven't seen any UK buttons sell in the $15,000 -$20,000 Range. Age isn't everything... history is!

    Hold up Romeo.. sorry dude not talking about your button.

    I like money...those of you who do not I will PM you my address and you can send it on over...I'll even take pounds!
    Finder of Things!

 

 

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