Civil War Relicman,
Winchester, Virginia USA (changed hands 70 times in the Civil War!).
|B4452 Virginia button, state seal Virtus slaying the tyrant, officer staff, Jacob Gminder Baltimore, dm between rings, (22.2mm) |
Ref: Albert VA20B, Tice VA261A2.
|B7445...Pennsylvania button, state seal horses with symbols of agriculture and commerce, staff officer, "JACOB GMINDER. / (star) (star) (star)" dm, (16mm). Button depicts state seal of Pennsylvania, two horses over a coat of arms with symbolism of agriculture and commerce, intended for officers of Pennsylvania militia units. Backmark: "JACOB GMINDER. / (star) (star) (star)" dm, inner ring of dots similar to a twisted rope, probably made by Steele & Johnson, dating uncertain, small size only, (Gminder Jacob.110). Three part officer button, small size for hat or sleeve.
Button.2.Pennsylvania.1.Gminder Jacob.110., (16mm) Die pattern features both horses facing right. Reference: Albert PA18, Tice PA203.
Nondug button. Collection of Harry Eichman.
|B6331 Virginia button, state seal Virtus slaying the tyrant, officer staff, Jacob Gminder, dm no rings, (15mm) |
Ref: Albert VA24. Manufactured after the Civil War.