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    Posted 3 years ago

    Knoop
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    I found this button while I was metal detecting in the Limpopo district (old Northern Transvaal) in South Africa, between the towns of Louis Trichardt and Musina. The eagles head is facing left. I know there were some American Irish soldiers during the Anglo Boer War (AOB) fighting as volunteers for the Boers, but there was also some Americans siding with the Brits. I would really appreciate some information on this button as American buttons in South Africa is extremely rare. I found various other objects in the vascinity (mauser casings .303 casings from the late 1800s and early 1900s) Any information on this button would be greatly appreciated.

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    1. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 3 years ago
      Very nice button! There's probably more in the same area from what I've see on you tube. I was trying to learn about the metal detector I have and the two guys were finding a lot in the same area. They were here in the states and would not disclose their area at all...Keeping them all to themselves. Keep looking!
    2. Refragger, 1 year ago
      I just detected the same one in my town in Ohio. Have you identified it yet?
      Can you read the letters on the back?
      I have only found that it is a general service button, in use since 1902 to present, but ours has lined background.
    3. Refragger, 1 year ago
      Ok, the one you and I found is an Army, general service great seal, lined field, 1902-1935.
    4. shangie2011 shangie2011, 12 months ago
      I found one today. The eagle is looking left. Looks like it says Mass on the back.
    5. Historypreservation, 4 months ago
      I was out metal detecting today in northern Utah and found one like the one pictured. On the back I can read 'Union Works' and 'N.Y.'. There is a short word or letters in front of N.Y. but I can't make them out. I found it on an old logging skid trail which would have been used in the late 1800's, early 1900's. When I was a kid (1950's) we had a couple old neighbors that had served in WWI and they worked and hunted in the area I found it.
    6. WardWebber, 3 months ago
      Just today, I found this button while metal detecting in Granite, OR. It was about 5" deep. The front is identical, except for a lined background, and on the back I could make out what appears to be "SUPERIOR QUALITY". The metal loop looks the same, except about half the size. The button is 7/8", or 22 mm, in diameter.

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