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    It is also associated with Russia and Russian...

    It is also associated with Russia and Russian Masons. I think the first picture is of the back and the second is the front.
  2. Awesome! I can only dream of finding stuff that...

    Awesome! I can only dream of finding stuff that old!
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    Donnie B, I knew I had seen that button somewhere...

    Donnie B, I knew I had seen that button somewhere with the description but my old mind just doesn't hold it all like it used to.
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    The more I think about it the more I think I...

    The more I think about it the more I think I remember. I am pretty sure it was made in England around the early 1800s and America's button makers were getting better. We were less dependent on...
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    IIRC it had something to do with overstock when...

    IIRC it had something to do with overstock when the button was changed to a newer style. Instead of throwing them out the button maker(s) simply put the shank on the front and sold them as regular...
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    Then why did it pee in my hand when I picked it...

    Then why did it pee in my hand when I picked it up to move to a safe spot?:lol:
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    Never give up!

    I walked out my back door this morning and caught a slight movement on the ground. Looking down I was greeted by this sight. When the snake noticed me he quickly spit the toad out and headed for...
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    I have had success stabilizing pewter buttons by...

    I have had success stabilizing pewter buttons by coating them with a 50/50 mix of Elmer's glue and water. It will continue to deteriorate if left untreated.
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    Found one. The seller even included a silver dime...

    Found one. The seller even included a silver dime so my son was happy!
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    I found this site that gives a little information...

    I found this site that gives a little information about your find. That is a very nice find.

    https://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/nmah_994223
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    Nice button.

    Nice button.
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    White's Closing

    Saw this a few minutes ago.
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    Thanks for the chance to win something I will...

    Thanks for the chance to win something I will never find down here.
    Never mind. I thought this was for June. Didn't look at the original...
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    Very nice. If you want to find the quarter just...

    Very nice. If you want to find the quarter just start looking for something else!
  15. I just found this one at Ridgeway civil war...

    I just found this one at Ridgeway civil war archive. It shows a 5 pointed star one.

    http://www.relicman.com/buttons/Button1125-earlyArmyGeneralService-GI70-zblankFlatPre1830Manufacture.html
  16. I couldn't find the five pointed star US button...

    I couldn't find the five pointed star US button in any of my references. You might try contacting Don Troiani. He has co-authored several books on early American militaria.

    chainshot@aol.com
  17. I think Chauncey Brooks was born in 1794 and died...

    I think Chauncey Brooks was born in 1794 and died in 1880. He was a merchant in Baltimore. The style of the backmark on your button most likely puts it in 1820-late 1830s.Prior to the 1820s most all...
  18. Congratulations on a great find. I doubt I will...

    Congratulations on a great find. I doubt I will ever pull one of those from the ground anywhere near me.
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    It is very possible that Chauncey Brooks was not...

    It is very possible that Chauncey Brooks was not a button maker. He could have been a dealer in clothing. Most buttons made in the US were produced by one of four button manufacturers, Waterbury,...
  20. Thread: Lead eagle

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    How big is it?

    How big is it?
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    Nice finds. I like the buttons.

    Nice finds. I like the buttons.
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    I am sending mine to my son in Arizona and he has...

    I am sending mine to my son in Arizona and he has very limited experience with it.
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    XLT Manual Wanted

    I am looking for a hard copy of the White's Spectrum XLT owner's manual. I know I can download one from the internet and print it but I would prefer a regular copy. White's does not have any.
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    It's Friday the 13th

    It's the 13th.
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    Good things come in threes! I don't think I will...

    Good things come in threes! I don't think I will ever find one of those here.
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