🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Please help, identifying this button :-)


Nov 24, 2021
Hi all
I found this button in Denmarm, but can´t find any information about it anywhere. I found it near another button, that was french.. Could this one be french too


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1st - I noticed this was your very first post - so, Welcome Aboard Overholluf! You didn't list your state (or country) in your profile. So, you might consider jumping over to Sub-Forum: Select Your Area.... for information (i.e., clubs, hunts, finds, legends, maps, etc.) directly related to your state (or country).

2nd - I pulled these from other TN threads...
Tons of Livery Buttons including: Anchor, Animal Paws, Antelope, Antler, Badger, Barrel, Bear, Beaver, Bee and Beehive, Bird - Raven or Rook, Birds - Birds of Prey, Birds - Cockerel, Birds - Cornish Cough, Birds - Curlew, Birds - Doves, Birds - Ducks, Birds - Herons and Storks, Birds - Misc, Birds - Ostrich, Birds - Owls, Birds - Peacock, Birds - Pelican, Birds - Pheasant, Birds - Pheonix, Birds - Swallow/Swift/Martin, Birds - Swan/Goose, Boar, Bull, Burning Hill, Camel, Castle or tower, Cat, Cathedral, Centaur, Chapeau, Civil Coat of Arms, Coat of Arms, Cockatrice, Cornucopia, Crescent, Cross, Crown, Deer or Hart, Dogs - Greyhound or Lurcher, Dogs - Gun dogs, Dogs - Talbot, Dolphin, Dragons and Wyverns, Elephant, Feathers, Female Arms - lozenge, Female Arms - Scroll, Female Arms - Shield, Fire, Fish, Fleur-de-Lys, Flowers, Foreign Buttons, Globe, Goat, Grasshopper, Griffin, Hand, Hare, Harp or Lyre, Heart, Hedgehog, Hill (Burning), Holly, Horse, Human (Leg), Human arm (embowed), Human Arm (Erect), Human Arm (Misc), Human Figures (Demi), Human Figures (Head), Human Figures (Kneeling), Human Figures (Sitting), Human Figures (Standing), Ibex, Inanimate Objects, Laurel, Leaves, Leopard or Panther, Lions (Demi), Lions (Head), Lions (Misc), Lions (Rampant), Lizard, Lobster, Mermaid, Mitre, Monkey, Monograms and Initials, Ostrich, Otter, Palm branch, Peacock, Pegasus, Pineapple, Porcupine, Portcullis, Ram or Lamb, Rhino, Rock, Rose, Sail, Salamander, Scorpion, Sea Horse, Sea Lion, Shamrock, Shell, Ship, Snake, Sphinx, Squirrel, Stag (Demi), Stag (Head), Stag (Lying Down), Stag (Sitting), Stag (Standing), Star, Sun, Tent, Thistle, Tiger, Trees, Unicorn, Vine, Weapon (Baton), Weapon (Battle Axe), Weapon (Bow and Arrow), Weapon (Cannon), Weapon (Lance and Spear), Weapon (Pheon), Weapon (Sword and Dagger), Weapons (Caltrap), Weapons (Crossbow), Whale, Wheat, Wings, and Wolf.

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Dec 23, 2019
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Cool button. Don't recognise the crest, but it looks like a civilian button... fashion or perhaps livery.

The only part of the backmark I can read appears to be the letters 'E B H V N', which doesn't ring any bells as either initials or a partial name.

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Nov 24, 2021
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Could the backmark read C.L.S. Eifert ; Kjobenhavn?
(C. L Seifert) Yes, I have Come to the same conclusion, and wrote the company an email yesterday, hoping for answer. But do you have knowledge about Seifert buttons and uniforms?
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No :-( - Maybe if i find out, how to remove the "age-of time -in-the dirt"
I use a Dremel rotary tool with the #428 wire brush attachment to clean off the "age of time" corrosion. It often reveals back marks that are recessed / inscribed. Just be careful using it on the embossed/raised design, and know that it will take off some of the original surface. (I wouldn't use it on a button that still had any gilt on it).

Your button looks like one where the corrosion might be removable with this sort of rotary tool and brush attachment.
- Brian
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100% a Livery Button, they are circa 1830s.
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