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Military Buttons133 of 199New York National Guard Button Civil War? Molly Pitcher Uniform Button
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    Posted 7 years ago

    packrat-pl…
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    Here are some of the old military buttons I have found metal detecting over the years. Several of these are Civil War era buttons. They were really cruddy when I dug them, but I have a process for cleaning items like these.

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    Old Rare Vintage Antique Civil War Relic Original Button Confederate Camp
    Old Rare Vintage Antique Civil War ...
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    Old Rare Vintage Antique Civil War Relic Confederate Miniball, Button & Marble
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    WWII US plastic buttons 5/8" 16mm 24L od greenish brown lot of 12 B7788
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    Old Rare Vintage Antique Civil War Relic Federal Eagle Button Appomattox VA Camp
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    Old Rare Vintage Antique Civil War Relic Original Button Confederate Camp
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    1. packrat-place packrat-place, 7 years ago
      Thank you very much katherinescollections, Jewels, & officialfuel......
    2. packrat-place packrat-place, 7 years ago
      Thank you very much petey.....
    3. packrat-place packrat-place, 7 years ago
      Thank you very much vetraio50.......................
    4. packrat-place packrat-place, 7 years ago
      Thank you very much walksoftly.........................
    5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      You use ultrasonic?
    6. packrat-place packrat-place, 7 years ago
      No, electrolysis, I made it from an old cell phone charger....
    7. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      Would like to know more about your method. Straight or reverse? Solution etc.?
    8. packrat-place packrat-place, 7 years ago
      There are lots of YouTube videos on how to do it. It is very easy, cheap, and it works. Mine cost virtually nothing. The thrift stores have tubs full of obsolete cell phone chargers for next to nothing, a glass container, water, salt, two alligator clips, and you are ready to go.
    9. packrat-place packrat-place, 7 years ago
      Thank you very much blunderbuss2 & ron1939..............
    10. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      Are you using a copper or brass plate on the + side?
    11. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Nice finds!

      I am not a fan of the "cleaning"-- the color on some of the buttons looks odd (to me). Many collectors will shy away from dug items that are cleaned in this manner.

      scott
    12. packrat-place packrat-place, 7 years ago
      Scott,
      You are absolutely correct about the cleaning, I completely agree with you. These are just to put in my case of "detector finds." If they were of any real value, or something scarce, I would not have done it....
      I am not recommending cleaning anything.
    13. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      beautiful!!!
    14. packrat-place packrat-place, 7 years ago
      Thank you SEAN68!!!!!!!!!
    15. packrat-place packrat-place, 7 years ago
      Thank you rniederman.........
    16. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Glad to hear that packrat.

      I have seen some very valuable Confederate buttons ruined through a "cleaning" treatment.

      scott
    17. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      I've been collecting C.W. items since the mid 50's. Back then, we didn't think anything about cleaning or even polishing. Now, in the past,say 30 yrs., collectors want them "green". Guess when I started collecting, they weren't so old & it didn't seem to matter! To be honest, the change in attitude caught me a bit off guard. Live long enough & I guess we learn! LOL
    18. packrat-place packrat-place, 7 years ago
      Thank you very much aghcollect...and thank you for your comments blunderbuss2, & scottvez. Again, scottvez is absolutely correct about the coin and relic cleaning, many people with good intentions have seriously diminished the value of historical items by trying to make them look better. A rare coin cleaned the wrong way, or cleaned at all, could turn it into gold or silver scrap value only. I do clean some of my coin finds, but not any with any real numismatic value, just ones for my case.
    19. packrat-place packrat-place, 7 years ago
      Thank you very much musikchoo.....
    20. Trey Trey, 7 years ago
      Awesome collection, I got my metal detector for Father's Day, haven't found much yet.
    21. packrat-place packrat-place, 7 years ago
      Thank you very much Trey, & ho2cultcha. I am glad you got one...you will enjoy it...have patience, there is lots of good stuff out there to be found...
    22. packrat-place packrat-place, 7 years ago
      Thank you very much pops52, Trey, ho2cultcha, & kingshawn.............

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