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Z1189     Federal Eagle "I" Infantry Coat Button

Description: Here is a very nice eagle Infantry button with gilt surrounding the eagle. The stand up shank is intact and there are no cracks or pushes to the face.

Backmark: "EXTRA / (star) QUALITY (star)"  dm, single inner ring of elongated dots or slashes

Measures: 22.5 mm

Recovered: Cold Harbor, Virginia

Price: $25.00

Z1188     Federal Eagle "I" Infantry Coat Button

Description: Here is a very nice eagle Infantry button with plenty of gilt in all of the right places. The shank is bent but intact. The body of the button doesn't have any cracks or pushes.

Backmark: "EXTRA / (star) QUALITY (star)"  dm, single inner ring of elongated dots or slashes

Measures: 22.5 mm

Recovered: Cold Harbor, Virginia

Price: $25.00

Z1187     Federal Eagle "I" Infantry Coat Button

Description: Here is a nice excavated Infantry coat button from the Spanish Fort area. This one has a perfect shank and there are no pushes, or cracks. This one has the harder to find backmark of Steele & Johnson.

Backmark: " STEELE. / & JOHNSON. & " dm between two rings

Measures: 20.60 mm

Recovered: Spanish Fort, Alabama

Price: $30.00

Z1186     Federal Eagle "I" Infantry Coat Button

Description: Nice excavated Infantry coat button. This one has a slight push to the back and the shank moves. The face doesn't have any pushes or cracks.

Backmark: None

Measures: 20.40 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $15.00

Z1183     Federal Eagle "C" Cavalry Cuff Button

Description: Here is a nice little eagle Cavalry cuff button from the Corinth/Shiloh area. This one doesn't have any pushes or cracks. The only issue is that the shank is slightly bent.

Backmark: None

Measures: 14.45 mm

Recovered: Corinth/Shiloh Area

Price: $35.00

Z1182     Federal Eagle "C" Cavalry Coat Button

Description: Here is a great eagle Cavalry button with a very slick patina. This one was recovered in Mine Run, Virginia by Robert Stonelake. This one is missing the shank but has an excellent backmark. There are no pushes or cracks throughout the body.

Backmark: "HORSTMANN'S / NY & PHI " dm between two rings of dots

Measures: 20.76

Recovered: Mine Run Virginia by Robert Stonelake

Price: $65.00

Z1181     Federal Eagle "C" Cavalry Overcoat Button

Description: Here is a very nice excavated Cavalry button. This one is an overcoat size and still has plenty of gilt surrounding the eagle. The shank is intact and the button doesn't have any dents or cracks.

Backmark: Illegible

Measures: 22.67 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $85.00

Z1180     Federal Eagle "C" Cavalry Coat Button

Description: Here is a very nice excavated eagle Cavalry button. This one still has a good bit of gold left in the right places. The stand up shank is intact and there is still a bit of thread left. There are no dents, cracks, or pushes on this example.

Backmark: "SCOVILL MF'G CO. / (dot) WATERBURY. (dot) " dm between rings of dots

Measures: 20.62mm

Recovered: Petersburg, Va.

Price: $90.00

Z1179     Civil War General Service Eagle Coat Button

Description: Very nice non dug eagle button. This one still has the shank intact although it's slightly bent.

Backmark: "EXTRA / QUALITY"

Measures: 20 mm

Recovered: Non Dug

Price: $15.00

Z1178     Civil War General Service Eagle Coat Button

Description: Very nice non dug eagle button. This one still has the shank intact although it's slightly bent.

Backmark: "SCOVILL MFG CO / (dot) WATERBURY (dot)" rmdc

Measures: 20mm

Recovered: Non Dug

Price: $15.00

Z1177     Civil War General Service Eagle Coat Button

Description: Very nice non dug eagle button. This one has a perfect stand up shank.

Backmark: "SCOVILL MF'G CO. / (dot) WATERBURY. (dot) " dm between rings of dots

Measures: 20.4mm

Recovered: Non Dug

Price: $15.00

Z1129     Federal Navy Button

Description: Nice little cuff button recovered near Frederick, Md. This one is flat and is missing the shank.

Backmark: (EXTRA RICH)

Measures: 15.56mm

Recovered: Frederick, Maryland

Price: $15.00 SOLD

Z1127     Federal Eagle "I" Infantry Coat Button

Description: Excavated eagle  "I" coat button. The face of this one doesn't have any pushes or cracks but the back does have a small hole.

Backmark: Blank with Ring

Measures: 20.11mm

Recovered: Vicksburg, Mississippi

Price: $15.00

Z1115     Rhode Island State Seal Coat Button

Description: Here is a very nice Rhode Island state seal button that could be cleaned up a little more. There is plenty of gilt left under the dirt. The stand up shank is intact and there are no pushes, cracks, etc.

Backmark: Unreadable

Measures: 22.83mm

Recovered: Middletown, Maryland (Maryland 1862 Campaign)

Price: $85.00

Z1113     Pennsylvania National Guard Button

Description: Here is one that you don't find everyday but it does have it's issues. The back is missing, there is a push to the face and there are a few pinholes on the top of the "G.". It's still a nice representative example of a harder to find button. This one has a partial back that comes with it.

Backmark: MINTZER

Measures: 20.93mm

Recovered: Middletown, Maryland (Maryland 1862 Campaign)

Price: $35.00

Z1109     Federal Eagle "C" Coat Button

Description: Nice excavated cavalry coat button. This one was recovered from an early war camp in Bakerton, West Virginia. The face still retains a lot of gilt but the back is pushed and cracked around the shank.

Backmark: W.H. SMITH & CO NEW YORK rmdc

Measures: 22.41mm

Recovered: Bakerton, West Virginia

Price: $60.00

Z1091     Eagle Artillery "A" Cuff Button

Description: Nice dug cuff button with an excellent patina. This one has the standup shank intact and is very nice. No pushes, cracks, dents, etc.

Backmark: Superior Quality

Measures: 15.74 mm

Recovered: Wilmington, North Carolina

Price: $30.00

Z1090     Silvered South Carolina State Seal Cuff Button

Description: Here is a very nice excavated South Carolina cuff button. This one has better detail than what the photos show. There is still some silver gilt in some places. The back and standup shank are intact. The shank is slightly bent and there are no pushes, cracks, or repairs.

Backmark: Unreadable

Measures: 13.42 mm

Recovered: Middletown, Md.

Price: $65.00

Z1048     Federal Artillery Eagle "A" Button

Description: Nice non dug button!

Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO. / (star) ATTLEBORO MASS (star)" dm inner ring of slashes

Measures: 23mm

Reference: Albert AY78 / 79, Tice AY215A10.

Recovered: Non Dug

Price: $50.00

Z700     Confederate Block "A" Artillery Button

Description: Here is a very nice excavated Confederate Artillery button. This one has a very nice face with no cracks or dents present. The back of this button has been professionally repaired and there is a shank present. This is fairly common for these tin back "A" buttons.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 22.49mm

Recovered: Vicksburg Area

Reference: Albert CS117A, Tice CSA243A1

Price: $125.00

Z638     1812 Era Cast Infantry Button (Foliate Design w Star)

Description: Here is a very nice foliate design infantry button. This one has the star that is pointing downward in the oval on the base. This one was professionally reshanked many years ago with a silver shank.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 19.11mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Alberts GI36A4

Price: $125.00

Z504     Virginia Military Institute Coat Button (VMI)

Description: These buttons are slightly transitional/post war. They don't show up on period uniforms and they don't show up with other excavated buttons of the same style. This is the pattern where the spear touches the bottom of the "D" in CADET. The back and shank are slightly pushed on this example.

Backmark: "D.EVANS & CO. ATTLEBORO" dm on ribbon with flower between tails

Measures: 21mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's SU408, Tice VAS294C2

Price: $55.00

Z70     Vermont Militia Button

Description: Here is a very nice Vermont cuff button. This one still has plenty of gilt left on the face and the stand up shank is intact. This button is published in the NSTCW Magazine Vol. 34 No. 4/2009 on page. 14.

Measures: 15.2mm

Backmark: Unreadable

Recovered: Summit Point, West Virginia by Matthew Edwards

Reference: Albert VT9Av, Tice VT235DS.1.

Published: North South Trader Vol. 34 No. 4 Pg. 14

Price: $95.00

Z34     Federal Navy Vest Button

Description: Nice excavated navy vest button. This one still has plenty of gilt left on the front. There is one very very slight push towards the bottom of the face. The stand up shank is intact and slightly bent.

Measures: 18.2mm

Backmark: "SCOVILL. MFG. CO. / * Waterbury *"

Recovered: Wilmington, North Carolina Area

Reference: Tice NA230As4, Albert's NA113

Price: $55.00

Z7     Massachusetts State Seal Button

Description: Description: Nice non dug Massachusetts state seal button. This variant has the long sword in the open. Nice gilded button with no pushes and stand up shank intact!

Measures: 22.3mm

Backmark: "SCOVILL MF'G CO, / WATERBURY." dm between two rings of dots

Recovered: Non Dug

Reference: Tice: MS210C1     Albert's" MS35

Price: $30.00

Z6     Massachusetts State Seal Button

Description: Nice non dug Massachusetts state seal button. This variant has the sword touching the "R" in volunteers. Nice gilded button with no pushes and stand up shank intact!

Measures: 22.4mm

Backmark: "SCOVILL MF'G CO, / WATERBURY." dm between two rings of dots

Recovered: Non Dug

Reference: Tice: MS210B4     Albert's: MS35

Price: $30.00

 

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