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05-07-2012, 08:22 PM
i have seen the first button but have not seen the other two any ideas dennis

05-08-2012, 01:01 PM
hey Dennis , the first button is the U.S. Army Great Seal button that was first adopted and used in 1902 and is still being used today. the second button is your oldest , its a one piece and looks to be around the very early 1800's to about 1830 . this type usually will have either a makers mark or a quality mark on the back. the last is an anchor motif with the two hole stamped brass type probably much newer because of the lack of patina.


05-08-2012, 09:25 PM
Nice buttons. If you can get a back mark off the first button we may be able to narrow the age down a bit. The third button is very similar to this one: http://www.waterburybutton.com/cart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idcategory=46&idproduct=28822 Maybe the back was lost and the holes added to make use of the front part.