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    MA Militia button

    Last weekend and today I managed to get out for a couple of short hour and a half hunts. Last weekend the rain got me, this week had to get stuff ready for a family cookout. I dug typical mid 1800's relics. To the right of the forks are todays finds.



    Was happy to pull this 1860's Massachusetts Volunteer Militia two-piece button on this morning's hunt.



    Pretty toasty but I was able to clean it up a bit.




    Always happy to find some CW relics.

    Jeff
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    Nice button. They are one of my favorite items to find. Were you able to get a backmark?
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    Nice!
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    Great stuff ! Nice work on the clean up on the militia button .

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    Congrats on the sweet button! That is a nice piece of history right there.
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    I don't recall ever seeing a MA button posted, Jeff. That's another thing to add to the bucket list. Nice curve on that ox shoe too...any nails attached?
    Congrats!!

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    Thanks Gents.

    Quote Originally Posted by fyrffytr1 View Post
    Nice button. They are one of my favorite items to find. Were you able to get a backmark?
    Backmark says "EXTRA QUALITY" . It measures 19.7 mm.

    Quote Originally Posted by OxShoeDrew View Post
    I don't recall ever seeing a MA button posted, Jeff. That's another thing to add to the bucket list. Nice curve on that ox shoe too...any nails attached?
    Congrats!!
    I think I have seen a few posted here by HMN in the past Drew. The ox shoe is a beauty I agree. The Ox Shoe Encyclopedia 8th Edition, lists it as a OSD 212B2 variant. It's a very rare transitional style manufactured in Bovinia, NY in 1843.
    Oldest find: 5,000 year old copper spearhead
    Oldest coin: 1699 William III halfpenny
    Purdiest coin: 1832 Capped Bust quarter
    Coolest find: USA button with blue threads still on shank

    "He who would search for pearls must dive below."

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    Digger Don will be drooling on the keyboard over that button. Fantastic find. I'm drooling!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lodge Scent View Post
    The ox shoe is a beauty I agree. The Ox Shoe Encyclopedia 8th Edition, lists it as a OSD 212B2 variant. It's a very rare transitional style manufactured in Bovinia, NY in 1843.

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    Great button Jeff , I love the coloration .
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    Great button and nice job cleaning it up.
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    Congrats on the finds. Awesome looking at this stuff. Thank you!!
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    Nice button!
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    Very nice digs
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