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  1. Button ID - SOLVED

    Kings Mountain button I'm the author of the, as of 2014, definitive article on Kings Mountain Military School of Yorkville, SC, published a number of years ago in North-South Trader's Civil War magazine. This dug Kings Mountain Military Academy button is post-war and would be from the early...
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    I'm still looking for an SU-432 "CADET W.M.S" button with a barracks design on the face. Want...

    I'm still looking for an SU-432 "CADET W.M.S" button with a barracks design on the face. Want it in very good dug condition or non-dug. Will buy multiple examples of it. Please help me get the word out, especially to button societies that might have members that don't know a thing about...
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    Really love your early B.S. button with the ornate script. Having collected school buttons for...

    Really love your early B.S. button with the ornate script. Having collected school buttons for many years, wonder if you'd be so kind as to keep me in mind if you dig another really heavily gilted script one. I haven't one for my collection. I have one of the many different postwar ones, but...
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    I'm in great need of a nondug CADET W.M.S button with Scovills Superfine backmark on it. It's...

    I'm in great need of a nondug CADET W.M.S button with Scovills Superfine backmark on it. It's SU432 in Albert's button book. If anyone has a lead on one, please let me know. Can also use a nice dug CADET G.M.I staff button showing the flags on the front. Regards, Major William Brown
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    I collect school buttons and need a CADET W.M.S "barracks" button with a Scovill Superfine...

    I collect school buttons and need a CADET W.M.S "barracks" button with a Scovill Superfine backmark (SU-432). I collect any southern school buttons and can answer questions on them. Love to see what others have since I write about them for North-South Trader's Civil War magazine. I'm a...
  6. Norfolk Military Academy button dug Saturday

    Nice button. If you ever wish to sell it or trade CW items for it, let me know. I am the author of the article that positively proved this button was used by students at the Norfolk Academy and NOT Transylvania Univ. of KY (an article I also wrote). Regards, Major Wm Brown, contributing editor...
  7. Civil War Buttons, War of 1812 Buttons, and a Bullet... GOT MY FIRST BACK!!!

    Have you ever tried cleaning up your NMC button? I would do it for free (just give me enough money for return postage) for you since I enjoy that sort of thing. I specialize in school buttons and have gotten quite good at restoring them. Regards, Major William Brown, contributing editor to...
  8. Awsome KMI Cadet Button!!

    The very large rim, face design and style of backmark strongly suggest to me, as a school button collector, that you've got a postwar KMI, circa 1870s or so. It's hard finding period correct 3-pc KMIs, but all of the 2 piece ones where they're shaking hands are prewar. There is very little value...
  9. What era for this button?

    Looks like a Napoleonic era French button. It's 100% positively a French regimental numbered Infantry regiment button, but the shank appears more early 1800s. It is definitely pre 1830s since I've got some French buttons from that era too. I have some French buttons dug near Yorktown and their...
  10. Franco-Prussian War buttons

    Has anyone ever had the chance to do some relic hunting on the 1870-71 battlefields of France between the Germans and the French. I'd like to buy some relics from that war, esp. buckles and buttons. All the French regiments had their regimental numbers on the fronts of their buttons. Looking for...
  11. CADET W.M.S button

    Has anyone ever seen a button that has CADET at the top, W.M.S at the bottom and the picture of a barracks in the middle? It supposedly has a Scovills Superfine RMDC backmark and is a pre-CW button. I need one for my collection and prefer non-dug.
  12. Southern School buttons

    Live in VA and have been a longtime Contributing Editor for North-South Trader's Civil War magazine, specializing in dug and nondug southern schools, academies, institutes, etc., primarily from the pre-war era. Have a special affinity for VMI artifacts. No. 1 on my Want List is a CADET W.M.S...
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