✅ SOLVED Flat button ID help please

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Found a flat button today, and I’m wondering if anyone could help ID or at least give me an approximate date on it. Thanks!
 

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Found a flat button today, and I’m wondering if anyone could help ID or at least give me an approximate date on it. Thanks!
I would guess a gold colour button from late 18th century England. Great find. Congrats.
 
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Yes to made in England. "Colour" was the key there. After 1810 to about 1840, probably not later as the newer style of buttons were invented in 1835 or so.
 
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As Smokey already mentioned, the spelling of color as colour in the backmark means British manufacture. We know that the presence of indented lettering in a brass 1-piece flatbutton's backmark dates it to being made sometime between about 1810 and the late-1830s, which was pretty much the end of the 1-piece flatbutton's era. Also, Americans were boycotting British-made goods for about a decade after the end of the War-of-1812 (ended in 1815). So, the odds favor your British-made flatbutton arriving in the US sometime between about 1825 and the very-early 1830s.
 
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Thanks for the replies. I’m really excited it is so old, considering I found it in Saskatchewan, just up from North Dakota. I’ve never found a flat button like that around here before. Maybe this new spot I’m hunting has some great potential.
 
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Yes, you never know what will turn up. On an Atlantic beach after Hurricane (Superstorm) Sandy, I found a 1774 gold King George III guinea 10' from a new pair of pliers.
 
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