✅ SOLVED Military button - seeking ID help

JeffInMass

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I found this at a park that dates back to 1854 in Mass, hoping someone can provide specific ID- I saw some similar ones called Revenue Marine Cutter 2 piece, but I'm hardly a button expert- appreciate any additional info.

Jeff

Added pic of back- looks like Shannon Miller New York
 

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It is a Revenue Cutter Service button. The backmark, if you can read it, will help date it. It may be Scovill MFg Co/Waterbury or Horstmann Bros Allien/N.Y. Could date to the 1860s.
 
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Your US Revenue Cutter (seacoast border customs/tax/tariff-collector ships) Service button's backmark says "Shannon & Miller / New York" -- which means it dates from 1866 to early-1867, after which the firm became Shannon, Miller, & Crane. Info-source: "American Military Button Makers and Dealers; Their Backmarks & Dates" by William F. McGuinn & Bruce S. Bazelon (which is a must-have button time dating reference book for button diggers and collectors.
 
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Your US Revenue Cutter (seacoast border customs/tax/tariff-collector ships) Service button's backmark says "Shannon & Miller / New York" -- which means it dates from 1866 to early-1867, after which the firm became Shannon, Miller, & Crane. Info-source: "American Military Button Makers and Dealers; Their Backmarks & Dates" by William F. McGuinn & Bruce S. Bazelon (which is a must-have button time dating reference book for button diggers and collectors.

It is a Revenue Cutter Service button. The backmark, if you can read it, will help date it. It may be Scovill MFg Co/Waterbury or Horstmann Bros Allien/N.Y. Could date to the 1860s.


I found this at a park that dates back to 1854 in Mass, hoping someone can provide specific ID- I saw some similar ones called Revenue Marine Cutter 2 piece, but I'm hardly a button expert- appreciate any additional info.

Jeff

Added pic of back- looks like Shannon Miller New York

Thank you all- excellent info and much appreciated!
 
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please mark as SOLVED.
 
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Very cool button, Jeff!
 
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