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    Button and Buckle dug near Smithfield, Virginia

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    button, shank visible and words SUPER FINE STRONG, any idea about date? I am thinking circa 1840?

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    buckle, no idea about age. thinking mid 1800s to early 1900s. any ideas?
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    Nice finds. Those are common back mark words for your button. Those one piecers were made by the millions, often in Britain up until the mid-1800s or so. Early to mid-1800s is a fair guess. As for the iron buckle I haven't a clue, but 1800s to early 1900s would sound reasonable to me. HH!

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    congrats!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BTV Digger View Post
    Nice finds. Those are common back mark words for your button. Those one piecers were made by the millions, often in Britain up until the mid-1800s or so. Early to mid-1800s is a fair guess. As for the iron buckle I haven't a clue, but 1800s to early 1900s would sound reasonable to me. HH!

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    thanks John. appreciate the information and feedback.
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    Your on some old ground.
    Who knows what else might be laying around. Love finding old flat buttons!
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    Let Dan and the others chime in but I think you're in the ball park with that button date. That iron buckle looks 1900s to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OxShoeDrew View Post
    Let Dan and the others chime in but I think you're in the ball park with that button date. That iron buckle looks 1900s to me.
    you think a pants buckle? looks large for horse tack, but i am no buckle expert.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ill Digger View Post
    Your on some old ground.
    Who knows what else might be laying around. Love finding old flat buttons!
    Congrats!
    in the cotton field, i find more buttons than anything else (besides trash). love to find a really old coin out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Relic Hunter View Post
    you think a pants buckle? looks large for horse tack, but i am no buckle expert.
    I'd guess tack, but I'm no authority.

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    The plain front flat buttons and are usually the size of an indian head or nickel , they are very common and popular throughout the 1820 to 30's and the buckle is definitely a "tack" or harness type one .

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    Quote Originally Posted by del View Post
    The plain front flat buttons and are usually the size of an indian head or nickel , they are very common and popular throughout the 1820 to 30's and the buckle is definitely a "tack" or harness type one .

    Dan
    my friend asked me, why did these people lose so many buttons? i told her, they had cheap thread back then and she replied, "OH!"
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    Always love to dig a button and you seem to be getting quite a few....congrats
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