An interesting button.

Brian C.

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Here is an interesting button, I am not sure if it is military. It is gold plated I think, any ideas?
 

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Lenrac2

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Cool button!! Thanks for sharing!!
 

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It may be an 'R. (Richard) Robinson & Co.' which operated from 1834 to 1848. They made almost exclusively for millitery and state militia.
 

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I can't find that exact backmark in any of my reference books. Going by the raised lettering on a one piece button I would date it no later than the 1820s. In my humble opinion it is a civilian button and a very nice one at that.
 

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that is way cool. Love the design and off-center back mark. I hope you are able to get a definitive ID!
 

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