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    Posted 9 months ago

    markalan702
    (29 items)

    Hello, Was hoping maybe someone would know a bit about this type of button and age. its about 1" ,and has a birds nest with eggs and seems to be hand engraved I think . Thanks ahead for any comments .

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    1. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 8 months ago
      I have a friend who collects buttons, and she taught me a few things.
      It’s hard to tell by the photo, but there are names ( by collectors) for the “shank” on the back.
      Alpha, (very early) Omega,( 1800-20th. century),which the wire loops are bent outward, this looks like your button and in 1820’s, the “Sanders” type, where the shank was riveted into place. The button you have was probably from a die, which the front was stamped. It is quite beautiful!
      No expert here, just my two- cents....

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