Help with a button?

doublet2a

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Interesting little button.. Measures 3/4 Inch diameter.
I can see stars on the back, but no writing.
Thanks in advance for any info..

Tim
 

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TNGUNS

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Now that is an awesome button. Not a clue about the significance of the moon and stars but bet you will find out. Looks like early 1800's from the construction. :icon_thumleft:
 
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creskol

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Listed on Plate 164 under heading of "MOONS an OTHER HEAVENLY BODIES" in The Big Book of Buttons, your button is called a "Man in the Moon" button, a popular theme on 19th century buttons.

What a fun thing to find!
 
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doublet2a

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Wow,, great!! Thanks..

Tim
 
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DCMatt

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I would sew that on my jacket! Cool button!

DCMatt
 
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kuger

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Thats cool Timmy!!
 
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doublet2a

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Thanks all, and even you kuger:laughing9:
I thought it was pretty cool too..

Tim
 
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FoundInNC

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I found this one 2 years ago. It was at a circa 1845 site, beside an 1822 church! I'm glad to see another! I researched until I was blue in the face, and found nothing.
 
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