πŸ₯‡ BANNER Confederate Navy Officers button (CSN) & The bloody Scarificator!!!

ModernMiner

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Confederate Navy Officers button (CSN) & The bloody Scarificator!!!

I scored a few pretty neat finds the last couple of days folks.
The first one is an early 1800's bloodletting tool called a "Scarificator", with emphasis on the "SCAR" part. Please check it out on my "what is it" post:
http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.php/topic,217365.0.html

Yesterday I finished up the yard where I had found the 1864 double die IH about a week ago. Well, I was on my last section of the back yard and about ready to call it quits, when I dug a button. I threw it in my pouch and headed for home. Today at lunch I took it out, rinsed it and saw the letters "CSN" and a large anchor. I got home and cleaned it up using Buckles button cleaning technique with a dry toothpick on the back and some Naval Jelly (seemed fitting too :tongue3: ) on the front. As you can see she is a BEAUTY!!! It has almost all of the gold gilt still on it too. :thumbsup:
It is a 23mm two piece w/shank. The back mark has "Firmin & Sons , 153 Strand London , & 13 Conduit St."
It is listed in Albert's book as #CS52A. I believe it is mid 1800's, but please correct me if I am wrong. :icon_scratch:
Any idea of the value of this button?
I think this is my best button find so far. :thumbsup:

Other finds were:

*A small decorative locket.

*Broken earring (yes, I broke it!)

*#29 Matchbox firetruck. Any idea on the year?

*A very hilarious dog vaccine tag with " UNSEXED - Female Dog - Virg... " (Virgin or Virginia??? :icon_scratch: )
I'll hold my comments on this one. :tongue3: :icon_jokercolor:

Thanks for looking,
MM
 

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kdismuke1

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Re: MY BEST BUTTON EVER (CSN) and The bloody Scarificator!!!

NICE ASSORTMENT OF FINDS. :thumbsup:
 
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Re: MY BEST BUTTON EVER (CSN) and The bloody Scarificator!!!

Excellent finds Doug, you did a beautiful job cleaning up that button!


Chris
 
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Re: MY BEST BUTTON EVER (CSN) and The bloody Scarificator!!!

seger98 said:
Excellent finds Doug, you did a beautiful job cleaning up that button!
Chris

Thanks Chris.
It has some dirt still on it, but I didn't want to over clean it and ruin it.
She looks great in person.
-Doug-
 

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Re: MY BEST BUTTON EVER (CSN) and The bloody Scarificator!!!

Super finds, awesome looking CSN button.
 

Cynangyl

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Re: MY BEST BUTTON EVER (CSN) and The bloody Scarificator!!!

Sheesh! You find ALL the good stuff!! Awesome finds and incredibly beautiful button there! Wise decision on holding comments on the dog tag....I can't think of any that could be posted! rofl
 

VOL1266-X

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Re: MY BEST BUTTON EVER (CSN) and The bloody Scarificator!!!

SUPER FIND MM!!! CS52A goes for $1,000+ in excavated condition per the Civil War Collector's Price Guide 11th edition to be replaced in August. That's a BANNER find Bud. HH.
 
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Re: MY BEST BUTTON EVER (CSN) and The bloody Scarificator!!!

VOL1266-X said:
SUPER FIND MM!!! CS52A goes for $1,000+ in excavated condition per the Civil War Collector's Price Guide 11th edition to be replaced in August. That's a BANNER find Bud. HH.

VOL,
You are kidding, right????????????? If not, I will soon soil myself. Please tell me you're not joking.
-Doug-
 

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Re: MY BEST BUTTON EVER (CSN) and The bloody Scarificator!!!

great stuff your finding MM ! cant wait till i get back at again ! congrats :thumbsup:
 

3searchin

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Re: MY BEST BUTTON EVER (CSN) and The bloody Scarificator!!!

great button! awsome find

Might I ask what book your using to identify it?

thanks
3S
 

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Re: MY BEST BUTTON EVER (CSN) and The bloody Scarificator!!!

VOL1266-X said:
SUPER FIND MM!!! CS52A goes for $1,000+ in excavated condition per the Civil War Collector's Price Guide 11th edition to be replaced in August. That's a BANNER find Bud. HH.

:o :o :o I told ya it was an incredibly beautiful button but I didn't know that!
 
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ModernMiner

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Re: MY BEST BUTTON EVER (CSN) and The bloody Scarificator!!!

3searchin said:
great button! awsome find

Might I ask what book your using to identify it?

thanks
3S

3S,
Here are a few books I have.
-MM-
 

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SHERMANVILLE ILLINOIS

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Re: MY BEST BUTTON EVER (CSN) and The bloody Scarificator!!!

ModernMiner,
very nice group of finds.
Thanks for posting.

Hope you hit the jackpot with that :o button.

have a good un........
SHERMANVILLE
 

Maverick29

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Re: MY BEST BUTTON EVER (CSN) and The bloody Scarificator!!!

awesome button MM You're still finding the great stuff. lucky sob
 
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Re: MY BEST BUTTON EVER (CSN) and The bloody Scarificator!!!

I just received this link from a fellow MDer and buddy:
http://relicman.com/ButtonConGovNavy.htm
This one is selling for $1100 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o :o :o
Ya-hoooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.
Thanks Big K.
-Doug-
 

Don in SJ

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Re: MY BEST BUTTON EVER (CSN) and The bloody Scarificator!!!

Super find MM!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Re: MY BEST BUTTON EVER (CSN) and The bloody Scarificator!!!

The button is roughly worth $1,100.00.
 
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Don in SJ said:
Super find MM!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks so much Don. I'm still in shock. Not only is this my best button now, but it looks like my best find EVER! :thumbsup: :icon_king:
-Doug-

DirtyMike said:
The button is roughly worth $1,100.00.

Holy smokes, that's a new Minelab SE. ;D

Ohio Jerry said:
That button is a banner find MM,in 1994 a two button CSN "pin" was #6 in the top ten best finds in Western/Eastern Treasures magazine!!! http://www.treasurenet.com/westeast/tenbest94/6.html

Thanks for that link & info Jerry. My trusty Tesoro pulled through again! ;D :wink:
-Doug-

Maverick29 said:
awesome button MM You're still finding the great stuff. lucky sob

Thanks Chris.
Lucky is right! :tongue3:
-Doug-

SHERMANVILLE ILLINOIS said:
ModernMiner,
very nice group of finds.
Thanks for posting.

Hope you hit the jackpot with that :o button.

have a good un........
SHERMANVILLE

Thanks Sherm.
I think I just did. :thumbsup:
-Doug-
 

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