Some early buttons/buckles i have not posted

93vector

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Gemini Alpha

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Hi 93vector, love them old buckles! And some very nice Buttons there as well! The silvery looking Button on the last picture is probably made of Arsenic Bronze, 17-18 Century. I find large amounts of them here in Europe. Some of them have outstanding designs. bye GA
 

tennessee digger

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I love those finds! Nice patina and good post. Tennessee digger
 

tigerbeetle

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Tombac and monel buttons, like the one you have with the engraved design, are becoming fairly valuable, highly collectible. By the by, best not to over polish them -- though they actually hold that desirable leaden color even when shined up. I've seen some collectors darken the design using harmless (easily removed) coloring agents, like ink. I recently sold three for $100.
 

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