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  1. http://www.mcsearch.info/record.html?id=126953 I think you are talking about the coins minted in the early 1900's but this does not have a back image that I can make out. Your pic is so small I can...
  2. The back tells me that it was a modern Button...probably made of brass.
  3. They are from about the 1940's. Button Collectors call these realistics or "Goofies". Sold in sets and you seems to have the whole set. These were also made in plastic.
  4. Those are natural grey pearl, not dyed and the crimping around the edge is called a 'pie-crust' edge by Button collectors.
  5. Sure you can suggest that but I'd make sure the buyer knows to tell the Dry cleaner to take extra precautions with the Buttons and most reputable dry cleaners will do that anyway.
  6. Metalized plastic Buttons are plastic in the center and have several thin coats of metal to give a metal look without the weight associated with a solid metal Button. Metalized plastic Buttons that do...
  7. This is a brass Button from the Victorian Era and the design is engine-chased. It was mostly likely worn on a thick wool cape or coat.
  8. It's important that you keep all celluloid Buttons away from metal. There is a chemical reaction when the two touch which causes "crazing" that looks like little cracks all over the Button. Once this ...
  9. This is a Button Cover that was made for the fashion industry in the 1980's-1990's. This would slide over a plain plastic Button to give your garment a bit more pizzazz. Hard to say what the whit...
  10. Nice grouping. It helps though to see the back-mark(if any) and shank. It's one of the best indicators of a Buttons identity and age!
  11. The upper top Button that looks military and appears upside down is not a military Button. It's self-shank is conical and Modern, 1950 or later. The Button directly beneath that one with the Eagle...
  12. Very collectible, late 19th century(1865-1902) Paris Back Button called "Circus Cat". Two piece brass Button with a self shank, you can see the two brass pins holding the design together in the back. ...
  13. This is a late Victorian celluloid Button with a brass dragon escutcheon and it was probably worn on a heavy coat or cape. Very nice!
  14. Beautiful vintage from the 1930's or 1940's. The white ones are made of beads strung and glued to the surface of a wooden mold. The others also probably have a mold base. Beaded Buttons were popular...
  15. Not a military Button, made for the fashion industry.
  16. This Button appears to be made of metalized plastic and is an attempt at a Roman design with nonsensical Latin around the border that translates to something like: "Robert, father, leader, gift of sw...
  17. Non of these Buttons are military issue or were worn on American uniforms. They are copies of American general service Buttons which display the Great Seal. Missing on your Buttons is the "Glory"(star...
  18. It's a coat/cape clasp. It would normally have a identical piece on the other side but with a hook that fits into the loop part. Does that make sense? It appears to be carved Bakelite from the 1940's!...
  19. Black glass was made fashionable by Queen Victoria in the 1860's. After the sudden death of her husband she went into deep mourning and wore black until she died. Respect for her mourning brought Je...
  20. I am! Great collection, do you belong to any Button collecting societies?
  21. Hi again! :) Many of these metal Buttons are modern but the most collectible Button in the group is the round filigree silver Button which MAY be a 'Peasant Silver Button' but it's hard to tell fr...
  22. The swastika (also called "fylfot") became a popular symbol of luck in the Western world in the early 20th century. The design inside the swastika and dot in the center has a distinctive Asian or In...
  23. Pre-WWI ( about 1901) Austria/German Infantry battalion number Button. (11th Battalion) TW Wien Superfin= means it was made in Vienna, Austria and the quality is very high(Superfine). Made of brass, ...
  24. Enamel on brass " Turn-Again" design with cut steel border! Turn-Again is a term Button collectors use for Buttons that have the same design no matter how you turn it. Very late 1890's to early 1900's...
  25. Nice! I only have a few George Washington Inaugural Buttons. So great to see such a rarity, thanks for sharing it!
  26. See the lines radiating out from either side of the shanks....means it was machine made and Stef is correct, these are modern. Nice blog Stef!
  27. :) Thanks! I only deal with hallmarked silver Buttons and Buckles but here is my findings on your hallmark: Sheffield Solid silver not plated William Neale & Son 1897-1917 Probably a Berry dis...
  28. That's not the north wind....it's Greenman. A popular European motif! I collect Greenman Buttons, as well as Greenman "stuff". He's usually depicted with his mouth open and vines coming out. I want th...
  29. Lovely Art Nouveau Buttons! After the Registration marks were stamped into the Buttons, they usually would have been sent off to an assay office to receive a hallmark. This set may not have been sent ...
  30. This is what Button collectors refer to as a "stud Button". The front is painted celluloid and the back is Japanned, a form of layered black varnish. Pencil-necked-geek is correct, this was worn on t...
  31. Hi Edna, Your Button is an old Air Force uniform Button, worn about 1947 or a bit later. These are pretty common and the value would be $3 to $4 dollars, certainly not more than $5. Hope this helps!
  32. Vest Buttons from the mid to late 1800's, worn by men.
  33. Sure, no problem l.a.lady! Sometimes you can get cheaper Button Books at Button Shows and I'm not sure if you're in Los Angeles or not but there is a Button Show there later this month-here is a link ...
  34. Merry Christmas to you and your family too Kerry! Feel free to send me this Button, no gift wrapping necessary, lol!
  35. Yes that would be an online catalog that isn't publicly displayed and you apparently live in Wisconsin...the question was, "Is it illegal to sell items bearing a Swastika in Germany". It is illegal to...
  36. Wow, what a great find! Where you in Louisiana? I only ask because this is a Confederate local-Louisiana State Seal Button! I'm jealous!
  37. It is illegal in Germany to sell or prominently display items with a swastika. They're usually confiscated by the police.
  38. What does the back look like? I have never seen this as a button, only as a badge. I think this is a May(Mai) Day Badge. In Germany, May Day (erster Mai, May 1st) is a national holiday and an impo...
  39. Hi Lady, The first beautiful Button with the large square green stone was made in the 1890's to be worn on coats. If it's very large( 1 1/2 inch) then it's considered to be what Button Collectors c...
  40. The handkerchief border dog is spectacular! WOW!
  41. Hard to tell without seeing the back of the Button but I believe these were made in the 1970's to celebrate the United States Bicentennial, the 200th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of ...
  42. Your welcome Mike! Buttons bearing designs based upon the State seal or upon the Territorial seal were worn by many United States Militia units, particularly during the civil war. By the end of the 18...
  43. Hmmm...I've been collecting Buttons for 36 years and this doesn't look like anything I've ever seen. I don't think it's a Button.
  44. This is a picture Button from the late 1800's of Charles I of England. Made of stamped brass with a rolled rim. Hope that helps! http://www.facebook.com/pages/California-State-Button-Society/86452...
  45. That information comes from militaryitems.com and although the Button they show is the same as the Button in question, these type of Buttons were never worn on Khaki(because they are reflective and ca...
  46. You're welcome!
  47. This is a WWII Button that was worn on Denim fatigues issued by the Army. Typically made of zinc alloy and worn on a denim work shirt that usually only had 3 Buttons on the front. Hope this helps! ...
  48. Utilitarian Mother of Pearl Buttons from the 1930's.
  49. Late Victorian, 1880's
  50. A boating Button with a nautical theme--not a military Button.
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