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Old 07-16-2019, 10:31 PM
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Found this eagle I coat button but canít Iíd the back mark if you can please chime in !!!
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Old 07-16-2019, 10:55 PM
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Had better pics but wonít upload
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cant read it can you upload better pics? nice button

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Found this eagle I coat button but canít Iíd the back mark if you can please chime in !!!
"Horstmann & Allien / NY"

In Tice's book that Infantry Eagle button is GI215A39. There are many variations, including a few from this same maker, but this one has the "rays" between the center and the lettering. According to the Tice book, this is a pre-1866 backmark. I honestly don't know if that means it's ONLY pre-1866 for military buttons, or was used both before and after 1866. According to the link below, that backmark was in use from the 1850s until 1877.


http://www.relicman.com/buttons/Butt...stmann000.html

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