Info needed on Carolina Special button

Zeke

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gldhntr

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carolina special sounds like the name of an early tobacco product.....maybe research tin tobacco tags to see...these were from the mid 1800-early 1900 i believe.....might have been a tobacco salesmans button..........don't know about the b ..............gldhntr
 

cpanther10

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Hey Zeke, I know you posted this a this a long time ago ,but i was wondering if you ever found out anything else about your Carolina Special button?? The reason Im asking is because I found the exact same thing during the summer of this year, I also live in North Carolina . I had no idea what it was so i googled it and your post popped up. I'm just wondering if you ever found out exactly what it is? :)
 

stillrollin300

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Pretty sure above response is correct. Early tobacco salesman button to promote their product. My guess would be very lay 1800's but more than likely early 1900's
 

cpanther10

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Thanks for the info stillrollin300. :)
 

Joelbright

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I found this button today and cant seem to find anything about it. Also pictured is a pin type button with a "B" on it. Boy Scouts?
hello I have found something similar to your Carolina special button I also found an old railroad date nail 1914 and another button El Rey Chihuahua , Not sure about both buttons. I found these near Yuma on the California side Around a old settlement sight by the tracks
 

SquidRow

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We found one at DigStock NC this week!
 

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Bucket Lister

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FWIW, "Carolina Special" was also the name of a Southern Railway train that operated 1911-1968.

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Southern Railway buttons were typically round (brass) with "SR" or "Southern" on the obverse.

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IDK if there might (or not) have been special buttons, cufflinks, lapel/hat pins for that special train.
 

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