Masonic handshake cuff link and beautiful Dandy Button and other finds on Cape Cod

Cape Hunter

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Have a number of interesting finds including this Masonic cuff link. I have found them before with the classic logo but never one with the secret hand shake. No luck finding the other half. Looks to be made of pewter or tombac.

Found this killer dandy button just yesterday. Missing the shank but was a real surprise upon cleaning to reveal a checker board pattern with the gold gilding still in place. Would like to have seen that vest in the day.

Next is a solid lead button. Was down dang deep and chalk white in the hole. Still pliable as I bent the lip back up. 1600"s maybe?

Tiny brass button with horse and rider? Maybe military?

Early pewter star button.

Small brass with grape vine design.

complex design small star button. I'm guessing 1700's.

Brass Sargent padlock found next to a wooded trail. Can't find this design online. So not sure of the date. Has a copper wire coming out of the key hole. Looks like someone tried to pick it one time lol. Missing the top latch, ripped out or maybe rusted away?

Last is this star suspender strap buckle. Found at a home site where I found two Civil war era buttons. But this looks in such good shape. Maybe it's much later. Many thanks for looking!
 

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Digger RJ

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Have a number of interesting finds including this Masonic cuff link. I have found them before with the classic logo but never one with the secret hand shake. No luck finding the other half. Looks to be made of pewter or tombac.

Found this killer dandy button just yesterday. Missing the shank but was a real surprise upon cleaning to reveal a checker board pattern with the gold gilding still in place. Would like to have seen that vest in the day.

Next is a solid lead button. Was down dang deep and chalk white in the hole. Still pliable as I bent the lip back up. 1600"s maybe?

Tiny brass button with horse and rider? Maybe military?

Early pewter star button.

Small brass with grape vine design.

complex design small star button. I'm guessing 1700's.

Brass Sargent padlock found next to a wooded trail. Can't find this design online. So not sure of the date. Has a copper wire coming out of the key hole. Looks like someone tried to pick it one time lol. Missing the top latch, ripped out or maybe rusted away?

Last is this star suspender strap buckle. Found at a home site where I found two Civil war era buttons. But this looks in such good shape. Maybe it's much later. Many thanks for looking!
Very Cool!!! Congrats!!!!
 

devldog

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Cape Hunter, Congrat's on some Great Saves. I like the Masonic cufflink, but All are very nice. Well Done.
 

Scrounge Wanderer

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Have a number of interesting finds including this Masonic cuff link. I have found them before with the classic logo but never one with the secret hand shake. No luck finding the other half. Looks to be made of pewter or tombac.

Found this killer dandy button just yesterday. Missing the shank but was a real surprise upon cleaning to reveal a checker board pattern with the gold gilding still in place. Would like to have seen that vest in the day.

Next is a solid lead button. Was down dang deep and chalk white in the hole. Still pliable as I bent the lip back up. 1600"s maybe?

Tiny brass button with horse and rider? Maybe military?

Early pewter star button.

Small brass with grape vine design.

complex design small star button. I'm guessing 1700's.

Brass Sargent padlock found next to a wooded trail. Can't find this design online. So not sure of the date. Has a copper wire coming out of the key hole. Looks like someone tried to pick it one time lol. Missing the top latch, ripped out or maybe rusted away?

Last is this star suspender strap buckle. Found at a home site where I found two Civil war era buttons. But this looks in such good shape. Maybe it's much later. Many thanks for looking!
very cool mix of stuff super liking the patina on the horse button wtg
 

CRUSADER

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Good selection of buttons & a cuff-link type I've no seen before - congrats!
 
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