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CSA cast button, Albert CS86
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The original button is crudely cast. These are popular to fake because the original is of poor quality and easily copied.
buttons manufactured by Hanover Brass
"This reproduction CSA plate was cast from an original. This was a popular type used during the Civil War. This auction includes 7 CSA uniform coat buttons to match the belt plate, also reproduction and sand cast in red brass and hand finished by Hanover Brass. Buckle also cast in red brass for a matched set. Wearable or wonderful Collection Display."
Source: ebay auction by jaglady00 4/21/06 "1861-1865 CSA Belt Buckle Plate includes 7 CSA buttons Item number: 6622555410"
Editor note: "jaglady00" is Hanover Brass, items sold as reproductions.
"CSA" cast button
"WOW........................ UP FOR AUCTION I HAVE A AUTHENTIC CIVIL WAR SOLID CAST CSA CONFEDERATE BUTTON. THIS BUTTON HAS BEEN EXCAVATED NEAR SALTVILLE VA AND IS PART OF A LIFE LONG COLLECTION OF DUG CIVIL WAR RELICS FROM SOUTH CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA THAT I WILL BE OFFERING FOR THE NEXT FEW MONTHS. NICE BUTTON, 22MM IF I MEASURED CORRECTLY. NO BACKMARK, SOLID CAST, NICE SHAPE. PLEASE EMAIL WITHANY AND ALL QUESTIONS, US SHIPPING WILL BE $3.00
Source: ebay auction by vintage_comics_and_collectibles 6/28/06, AUTHENTIC CIVIL WAR SOLID CAST CSA CONFEDERATE BUTTON Item number: 250002572593
Editor note: This seller sells on ebay auction under "Private Auction". It is highly doubtful this piece can be shown to be authentic.
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