Post Up Your Favorite Dandy Buttons

Ahab8

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One of my absolute favorite finds are big designed dandy buttons. I've found a lot of cool tombac buttons but the big designed dandy buttons are pretty tough to find. Here's a few of mine. The 6 point 13 star dandy is likely a patriotic political button. Wish I knew more about that one
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Donnie B from VA

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Great buttons Abe. That one bears a resemblance to a Bar Cent. I have only seen one other like that. Here are a few of mine. Obviously, my favorite is the monogrammed b.jpg 19665359_10209528797760424_2997192924586213884_n.jpg "B" button because of my last name! 8-)
 

Scrappy

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Ah, a good reason to hold some of my dandies! Removing my GW's and Military buttons from the list was disappointing, but here's the rest. ImageUploadedByTreasureNet.com1500684155.540435.jpg

The enamel and gold cuff button is my favourite cuff.

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Two colonial dandies, and yes, that's a Ca. 1820 Brooks Brothers flat button.

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A silver plate on brass flat button, hand etched. The other is a machine spun tombac.

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My No.2 favourite is a Spanish globes & pillars 1744 1/2 reale facsimile link.

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And my favourite No.1 button is this one piece 17th century button. I believe it's silver faced with enamel. It's one baaaaaad girl!

Thanks for the cool post idea Abe.

Cheers
 

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Ahab8

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Great buttons Abe. That one bears a resemblance to a Bar Cent. I have only seen one other like that. Here are a few of mine. Obviously, my favorite is the monogrammed View attachment 1474853 View attachment 1474854 "B" button because of my last name! 8-)

Damn Donnie....for not hunting colonial sites long you e found some incredible stuff. Really impressed with these buttons. The monogrammed B is awesome
 

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Ahab8

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Ah, a good reason to hold some of my dandies! Removing my GW's and Military buttons from the list was disappointing, but here's the rest. View attachment 1474874

The enamel and gold cuff button is my favourite cuff.

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Two colonial dandies, and yes, that's a Ca. 1820 Brooks Brothers flat button.

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A silver plate on brass flat button, hand etched. The other is a machine spun tombac.

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My No.2 favourite is a Spanish globes & pillars 1744 1/2 reale facsimile link.

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And my favourite No.1 button is this one piece 17th century button. I believe it's silver faced with enamel. It's one baaaaaad girl!

Thanks for the cool post idea Abe.

Cheers

Steve those are amazing! That silver and enamel is one of the nicest buttons I've ever seen. You've inspired me to possibly add a couple more lol
 

OutdoorAdv

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That top button is killer man!

That's one of my favorites too man. I have multiple ones, most likely off the same coat. The reconstructed one I found both pieces too about a year apart. I have fragments to a 3rd and maybe 4th (unless from the same button).

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Donnie B from VA

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Ah, a good reason to hold some of my dandies! Removing my GW's and Military buttons from the list was disappointing, but here's the rest. View attachment 1474874

The enamel and gold cuff button is my favourite cuff.

View attachment 1474875

Two colonial dandies, and yes, that's a Ca. 1820 Brooks Brothers flat button.

View attachment 1474876

A silver plate on brass flat button, hand etched. The other is a machine spun tombac.

View attachment 1474880

My No.2 favourite is a Spanish globes & pillars 1744 1/2 reale facsimile link.

View attachment 1474881

And my favourite No.1 button is this one piece 17th century button. I believe it's silver faced with enamel. It's one baaaaaad girl!

Thanks for the cool post idea Abe.

Cheers


Scrappy, those are incredibly awesome buttons!
 

G.A.P.metal

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I can find only one for now,i got plenty !
here`s a recent find .
Funny i can find all kinds of stuff in the wild,but in the house and boxed up i can`t find anything ???
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Z.K.

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I can find only one for now,i got plenty !
here`s a recent find .
Funny i can find all kinds of stuff in the wild,but in the house and boxed up i can`t find anything ???
Gary
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Ding, ding! We have a match!!!

This is awesome. In another thread I mentioned a long-cooking idea about trying to match our dandies using a wiki or something to create a database. And I circle back to this thread and see a clear match. Looks like they were found roughly 280 miles apart!

It's a beginning. :occasion14:

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Beautiful Dandy button examples, congratulations! :occasion14:
 

Iron Patch

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Here is mine. I consider a Dandy to be at least 30mm. These range from 30mm to 37mm.
 

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FreeBirdTim

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Finding matching dandy buttons is a real thrill for me. So far, I've only found two pairs that match. Also found a tombac dandy, which isn't a common find.

The matching dandies are around 30mm and the tombac is about 32 mm.

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mangum

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Found at the homesite of a signer of the Declaration of Independence, He was the only one to inhabit the home (long gone). I'd like to think he was wearing it when he signed it but I could never prove it! john_penn.jpg
 

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ONE BUTTON 2 BUTTON 3 BUTTON 4 I CANT TAKE LOOKING AT ANYMORE . AWESOME..
 

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