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All items listed are guaranteed authentic to the Civil War or as otherwise described.
Any excavated relics have been recovered from private property with owners permission.
Any artillery or ordnance relics have been disarmed and rendered safe.
All weapons are pre 1898 antique weapons, and are exempt from Federal regulation, no licenses or permits are required.


B7201...Federal infantry button, eagle with "I", eagle facing right, one part low convex, PLATED with stars rm, 19mm
Albert GI79E1.

Nondug button, silvered.
For sale..............$50.

B7208...Georgia state button, state seal dome over three pillars, "WM. H. SMITH & CO / (dot) NEW - YORK (dot)" rmdc, (23.4mm). Button depicts the state seal of Georgia, a dome bearing "Constitution" supported by three pillars, "Wisdom", "Justice", and "Moderation", intended for Georgia units. Backmark: "WM. H. SMITH & CO / (dot) NEW - YORK (dot)" rmdc on a stippled field, Scovill manufactured 1840s or 1850s, (Smith.110.LargeCoat). Two part convex button, coat size. Dug button, gilded, shank missing. Recovered: not known. Reference: Albert GA1, Tice GA200A4.
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Dug button. Recovered: not determined.
For sale............$275.

B7211...South Carolina state button, palmetto tree and SC, "HORSTMANN & ALLIEN / (dot) NY (dot)" dm, (22.7mm). Button depicts the South Carolina state seal, the Palmetto tree with "SC", intended for South Carolina troops. The Latin word in the motto, "opibusque" is misspelled "opirusque", a die makers error. Backmark: "HORSTMANN & ALLIEN / (dot) NY (dot)" dm between two solid rings, inner ring of rays, Steele & Johnson produced ca 1860, (Horstmann.330LargeCoat). Two part convex button, coat size. Dug button silvered, shank missing. Recovered: not known. Reference: Albert SC14A, TiceSC258A1.

Dug button. Recovered: not determined.
For sale............$150.

B7232...Virginia state button,Virtus slaying the tyrant with sword up, low convex one piece, "YOUNG. SMITH & CO / (star) New (dot) York (star)" rm, (21.7mm). Button depicts Virginia state seal, Virtus slaying the tyrant, intended for Virginia troops. This design of the state seal with the sword and spear both pointed upward was prevalent in designs before the war. This die variant features a small ball on the spear, no dots in the legend, and backmark with stars dividing. Backmark: "YOUNG. SMITH & CO / (star) New (dot) York (star)" rm, between two rings of dots, 1830s one piece flat button, (Young.110). One part low convex button, coat size. Dug button with shank. Recovered: not known. Reference: Albert VA2A, Tice VA105A1.
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Dug button. Recovered: not determined.
For sale.................Sold.

B7236...Confederate infantry button, block "I" on plain background with border, Confederate wartime manufacture, "E. M. L & C. / RICHMOND. VA." rmdc, (22.5mm). Button depicts simple block "I" on plain field with border, intended for Confederate infantry troops, southern wartime manufacture, a "local". Backmark: "E. M. L & C. / RICHMOND. VA." rmdc, attributed to E.M. Lewis, Richmond, Virginia, (Lewis.110). Two part convex button, coat size, crudely stamped and assembled. Dug button, with shank. Recovered: not known. Reference: Albert CS181A, Tice CSI240A1.
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Dug button. Recovered: not determined.
For sale............$150.

B7239...Virginia cadet button, Virginia Military Institute, low convex, die variant spear touching the bottom of the "D", "D. EVANS & CO. / ATTLEBORO" dm on a ribbon, (21mm). Button depicts state seal of Virginia, "CADET / VMI", Virginia Military Institute, Lexington Virginia, which played a major role in the Civil War. The famed "Stonewall" Jackson was an instructor there, many Confederate officers were trained, cadets participated directly in the famed battle of New Market, Virginia, and union General Hunter burned the institution in 1864. It was re-built and re-opened after the Civil War and is a highly respected academy known for its tradition. This die variant features the spear touching the bottom of the "D" and "V.M.I." is punctuated with three periods. Dating of this button is uncertain, D Evans took over production for R & W ROBINSON in the early 1850's and adopted the style of ribbon backmark previously employed by R & W Robinson, however few battlefield recoveries have been made of the Evans marked buttons. Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO. / ATTLEBORO" dm on a ribbon with flower, inscription runs counter clockwise, ca 1850's - 1860s, (Evans220) Two part low convex button, cadet coat size. Nondug buttons. Reference: Albert SU408, not listed, Tice VAS294D2.

Nondug button.
For sale...........each $75, all six $300.

B7242...Confederate artillery button, stippled "A", English wartime manufacture, "H T & B / (star) MANCHESTER (star)" dm, (24mm). Button depicts stippled block "A", intended for Confederate artillery troops, manufactured in England and smuggled through the blockade. Backmark: "H T & B / (star) MANCHESTER (star)" dm on a very flat back, outer ring of dots, English manufacture, (Hammond200). Two part convex button, coat size, well made English manufacture, flat brass back has tendency to loosen and rotate. Dug button shank bent. Reference: Albert CS101A, Tice CSA200A1...

Dug button. Recovered White Oak Mt, Ringgold Georgia by Herb Parton. Discovery was documented in Harris book page 194.
For sale............$300.

B7244...Maine button, north star surrounded by 20 stars, beveled star on plain field, one part flat, "R & W. ROBINSON / (dot) ATTLEBOROUGH (dot) / EXTRA / (dot) (star) (dot) (star) (dot) (star) (dot) RICH (dot) (star) (dot) (star) (dot) (star) (dot) " rm with four raised rings, (21.7mm). Button depicts the north star, symbolism prevalent for Maine until the 1830's but never officially adopted as the state seal, intended for Maine Militia units. This variant features a beveled star, on a plain field surrounded by 20 stars and a border. Backmark: "R & W. ROBINSON / (dot) ATTLEBOROUGH (dot) / EXTRA / (dot) (star) (dot) (star) (dot) (star) (dot) RICH (dot) (star) (dot) (star) (dot) (star) (dot) " rm with four raised rings, flat one part button, ca 1830's, (Robinson.530). One part flat button, coat size. Nondug button. Reference: Albert ME4, Tice ME100E1..

Nondug button.
For sale............$100.

B7245...General service or militia button, eagle facing right beside shield, lined field with 16 stars, rope outer border, wide oval inner flat border, one part flat, "TREBLE GILT / RICH ORANGE" dm between two rings of dots, (16mm). Button depicts a patriotic eagle, and could be purchased by any militia units in the 1830's and 1840's. This pattern features eagle facing right beside shield, lined field with 16 stars, rope outer border, wide oval inner flat border. Backmark: "TREBLE GILT / RICH ORANGE" dm between two rings of dots, one part flat button, ca 1830s, small size only, (Treble.145Small). One part flat button, hat or sleeve size. Nondug button. Reference: Albert GI61
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Nondug button.
For sale............$65.

B7255...Confederate officer button, eagle facing right with 11 stars on a lined field with border, English wartime manufacture, "EXTRA RICH / (dot) TREBLE GILT (dot)" dm, 24mm

Nondug button.
For sale............$225.

B7257...Virginia button, state seal Virtus slaying the tyrant with sword up, "W. H. HORSTMANN & SONS / (dot) PHILA (dot) " rmdc, 22.4mm

Dug button. Recovered Charles Town Virginia (now WV) area
For sale............$200.

B7261...Georgia button, state seal dome over three pillars, officer staff, "SCOVILL MF'G. CO. / WATERBURY." dm single inner ring of dots, 15mm
This button is generally believed to have been manufactured after the Civil War, this is based on the fact that coat size staff buttons from Georgia bearing the Scovill mark all bear post war backmarks, therefore this matching cuff is likely to also be post war. However this backmark is commonly found on period staff buttons and is the only small size backmark used by Scovill on three part staff buttons that bears their name, so apparently Scovill started this mark around 1860 but continued to use it after the war.

Nondug button, silvered, silvering is flaking
For sale............$50.

B7263...Virginia button, state seal Virtus slaying the tyrant with sword down, low convex one piece, die variant VA1A, "PHILADA. (dot) (space) (dot) " rm, 19.4mm

Dug button. Recovered Charles Town Virginia (now WV) area
For sale............$200.

B7265...Virginia button, state seal Virtus slaying the tyrant, officer staff, "CANFIELD. BRO & CO. / BALTIMORE." dm between rings of dots, 22.2mm

Dug button. Recovered Charles Town Virginia (now WV) area.
For sale............$175.

B7267...Virginia button, state seal Virtus slaying the tyrant with sword up, "CANFIELD & BROTHER / (star) BALTIMORE (star)", rmdc, 22.5mm

Nondug button.
For sale............$375.

B7273...Federal Navy button, eagle over horizontal anchor,, eagle over upright anchor, "SCOVILLS & CO / (dot) WATERBURY (dot)" rmdc, 22mm

Dug button. Recovered Charles Town Virginia (now WV) area.
For sale............$100.

B7277...Federal artillery button, eagle with "A", "SCOVILL MF'G CO / (star) WATERBURY (star) " dm between rings of dots, 23mm

Nondug button.
For sale............$75.

B7279...Rhode Island button, state seal anchor and Hope,"D. EVANS & CO / (star) ATTLEBORO (star) MASS (star)" dm, 23mm

Nondug button.
For sale............$75.

B7280...Pennsylvania button, state seal, horses with symbols of agriculture and commerce, staff officer, "SCOVILL MF'G CO. / WATERBURY." dm between two rings of dots, 23mm

Nondug button.
For sale............$200.

B7281...Connecticut button, state seal grape vines transplanted, "SCOVILLS & CO / : WATERBURY :" rmdc, 23.3mm

Nondug button.
For sale............$100.

B7283...Maine button, state seal husbandman and seaman with white pine, "SCOVILL MG CO / WATERBURY" dm small letters, inner solid ring, 22.2mm

Nondug button.
For sale............$125.

B7284...Federal officer staff button, eagle with pointed shield, "R & W. ROBINSON / (dot) (star) (dot) (star) (dot) MAKERS (dot) (star) (dot) (star) (dot) / ATTLEBOROUGH / (star) MASS. (star)" dm, 21.7mm

Nondug button.
For sale............$75.

B7289...Michigan button, state seal elk and moose, officer staff, "SCOVILL MF'G CO, / WATERBURY." dm between two rings of dots, 22.1mm

Nondug button.
For sale............$200.

B7292...South Carolina state button, palmetto tree, blank back with channel, 22.5mm

Nondug button.
For sale............$350.

B7293...South Carolina button, state seal with palmetto tree, "SCOVILLS & CO / : WATERBURY :" rmdc, 22.6mm

Nondug button, silvered.
For sale............$300.

B7295...Texas button, state seal, flat star on lined field, high convex officer staff, "SCHUYLER H & G. / NEW - YORK.", dm between rings of dots, 22.4mm. Button depicts depicts state seal of Texas, the lone star, intended for officers of Texas militia units. Backmark: "SCHUYLER H & G. / NEW - YORK.", dm between rings of dots, Scovill produced ca1860's, (Schuyler17). Three part officer staff button, coat size. Reference: Albert TX21, Tice TX232A2.
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Nondug button.
For sale............$2,000.

B7296...New York button, early state seal, eagle over a globe, lined background, outer rope border, inner oval flat border, flat one part, blank back, (22mm). Button depicts the state seal of New York, eagle over a globe, lined background, outer rope border, inner oval flat border, this style was prevalent in the 1830's and 1840's. Backmark: blank back, one part flat button manufactured before 1830's or 1840's, (Blank101). One part flat button, coat size. Nonddug button. Reference: Albert NY10, Tice NY100.
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Nondug buttonm, silvered.
For sale............$50.

B7298...Virginia button, state seal Virtus slaying the tyrant with sword down, low convex one piece, die variant VA1A, "PHILADA. (dot) (space) (dot) " rm, (19.4mm). Button depicts state seal of Virginia, Virtus slaying the tyrant, intended for Virginia militia units. This version, with the sword pointed down is the earliest Virginia state seal. This die, referenced by Albert as variant VA1A depicts Virtus surrounded by a banner with a double twist on the right side. Backmark: "PHILADA. (dot) (space) (dot) " rm, made by George Armitage, Philadelphia 1815 to 1825, (Philada100). One part low convex button, coat size. Dug button with shank. Recovered: not known. Reference: Albert VA1A, Tice VA100A1.
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Dug button. Recovered: not determined.
For sale............$275.

B7299...General service or militia button, eagle facing right beside shield, lined field with 16 stars, rope outer border, wide oval inner flat border, one part flat, "BEST PLATED (in script) / LONDON" dm two inner rings, (22mm). utton depicts a patriotic eagle, and could be purchased by any militia units in the1830's and 1840's. This pattern features eagle facing right beside shield, lined field with 16 stars, rope outer border, wide oval inner flat border Backmark: "BEST PLATED (in script) / LONDON" dm two inner rings, flat one piece button, English producer 1820's or 1830's, (Best100). One part flat button, coat size. Nondug button, silvered. Reference: Albert GI61.

Nondug button, silvered.
For sale............$75.

B7300...Massachusetts button, state seal Native American holding bow and arrow, one part flat, "RICH QUALITY (script lettering) / LONDON / solid ring/ (eight stars)" dm, (22.4mm). Button depicts state seal of Massachusetts, native American holding bow and arrow, use of this version of the state seal dates from the colonial period, intended for troops from Massachusetts. Backmark: "RICH QUALITY (script lettering) / LONDON / solid ring/ (eight stars)" dm, flat button, English manufacture 1820s or 1830s, (Rich.110). One part flat button, coat size. Nondug button. Reference: Albert MS19, Tice MS036A4.

Nondug button.
For sale............$75.

B7301...Vermont button, Artillery Vermont Militia, eagle over cannon, one part flat, "R & W. ROBINSON / (dot) ATTLEBOROUGH (dot) / EXTRA / (dot) (star) (dot) (star) (dot) (star) (dot) RICH (dot) (star) (dot) (star) (dot) (star) (dot) " rm with four raised rings, (21.8mm). Button depicts eagle over a cannon, with "ARTILLERY / Vt. MILITA", intended for Vermont artillery units of the 1830's. Backmark: "R & W. ROBINSON / (dot) ATTLEBOROUGH (dot) / EXTRA / (dot) (star) (dot) (star) (dot) (star) (dot) RICH (dot) (star) (dot) (star) (dot) (star) (dot) " rm with four raised rings, flat one part button, ca 1830's, (Robinson.530). One part flat button, coat size. Nondug button. Reference: Albert VT6, Tice VT210A1.

Nondug button.
For sale............$200.

B7303...Massachusetts button, state seal coat of arms with native American and arm and saber above, one part flat, "RICH QUALITY / (dot) LONDON (dot)", dm, (22.5mm). Button depicts state seal of Massachusetts, coat of arms with "Massachusetts", native American, arm and saber above, intended for troops from Massachusetts. This die pattern features the seal on a lined field with border. Backmark: "RICH QUALITY / (dot) LONDON (dot)", dm between two rings, two (dot)s in center, flat one part button, English producer 1820s or 1830s, (Rich02). One part flat button, coat size. Nondug button. Reference: Albert MS27, Tice MS110C2.

Nondug button.
For sale............$75.

B7307...Federal cavalry button, eagle with "C", "SCOVILL MFG. CO / (dot) WATERBURY (dot)" rmdc, (20mm). Button depicts eagle facing right with "C" in the shield, generally for cavalry officers.Backmark: "SCOVILL MFG. CO / (dot) WATERBURY (dot)" rmdc, small variations of spacing are found, Scovill manufactured ca 1850's and used multiple copies of this die, (Scovill.655). Two part convex button, enlisted coat size.
Button.1.Federal.30.Cavalry.Scovill.655., Reference: Albert CV1, Tice CV215.

Dug button. Recovered: not determined.
For sale............$100.

B7308...Federal Artillery button, eagle with A, D Evans & CO Attleboro Mass, dm ring of slashes, 23mm

Dug button. Recovered: not determined.
For sale............$50.

B7311...Federal Dragoon button, eagle with D, Horstmann & Allien NY rmdc 22.9mm

Dug button. Recovered: not determined.
For sale............$125.

B7312....New Jersey button, state seal, ladies Liberty and Ceres with coat of arms, officer staff, "STEELE & JOHNSON / (dot)" rmdc on lined channel, (23mm). Button depicts state seal of New Jersey, figures of Liberty and Ceres with horse and plow, intended for officers of New Jersey units. Backmark:"STEELE & JOHNSON / (dot)" rmdc on lined channel,attributed to Steele & Johnson Manufacturing Co. 1850s, this is the earliest Steele & Johnson partnership before merger with Waterbury Jewelry Co, (Steele.100).Three part officer staff button, coat size. Nondug button. Reference: Albert NJ7, Tice NJ200B.

Nondug button.
For sale............$600.

B7314....New Jersey button, state seal, ladies Liberty and Ceres with coat of arms, officer staff, "WATERBURY JEWELRY CO. / (six pointed star)" dm, (23.4mm). Button depicts state seal of New Jersey, figures of Liberty and Ceres with horse and plow, intended for officers of New Jersey units. Backmark: "WATERBURY JEWELRY CO. / (six pointed star)" dm inner and outer solid ring, Waterbury Jewelry Company, ca 1851 to 1857 and was successor to the first Steele & Johnson partnership, (WaterburyJewelry.100). Three part officer staff button, coat size. Nondug button. Reference: Albert NJ7, Tice NJ200Uncl.

Nondug button.
For sale............$600.

B7468....Vermont button, state seal stag head over a shield, "EXTRA / (3 graphics of +) QUALITY (3graphics of +) " dm, (23.5mm). Button depicts Vermont seal prevalent in the 1850's and 1860's, a stag over a shield, intended for Vermont units. Backmark: "EXTRA / (3 graphics of +) QUALITY (3graphics of +) " dm, inner ring of dots, believed to be Waterbury Button Co, transitional backmark, (Extra.390.LargeCoat).Two part convex button, coat size. Nondug button. Reference: Albert VT9, Tice VT230F.

Nondug button.
For sale............$75.

B7779...Confederate officer button, eagle facing right with upright wings, CS in shield, one piece low convex, Confederate wartime manufacture, (24.3mm)
Button depicts eagle with wings in upright position, intended for Confederate officers, southern wartime manufacture, a "local". This die pattern features eagle facing right with 13 stars, "CS" in the shield, on a one piece convex design, was a likely copied from an 1830's patriotic design on a flat button, the die was poorly executed, and seldom is the detail sharp. Backmark: blank brass back, high convex one piece stamped button, weak impression of die face will appear on back, applied shank was spot brazed or soldered and will be weak or missing, (BlankSouthern220). One part convex button without back, coat size, applied shank, crude manufacture. Reference: Albert CS17, Tice CS233A1.

Nondug button, top grade example of a very rare button.
For sale............$10,000.

B7780...North Carolina button, state seal ladies Ladies Liberty and Plenty, southern wartime manufacture, "S. A. MYERS / RICHMOND VA." rmdc, (22.5mm)
Button depicts the seal of North Carolina, ladies Liberty and Plenty, intended for troops of North Carolina, southern wartime manufacture.This pattern was die struck, workmanship was very crude, small variations may be noted in manufacturing quality or die details as more than one die was likely used. Backmark: "S. A. MYERS / RICHMOND VA." rmdc, wartime manufacture attributed to S. A Myers, Richmond, Virginia, (Myers.100). Two part convex button, coat size, crudely stamped and assembled southern "local".
Ref: Albert NC8, Tice NC210A.

Nondug button, gilded, top grade.
For sale............$650.


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