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Old 07-15-2017, 04:07 PM
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Default Help with some Buttons

Found these two today in a lot holding items back to late 1800s. Any help with identification and age would be much appreciated. Unfortunately the anchor button is toasted on back so can't see any markings.

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Old 07-15-2017, 06:58 PM
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Both your buttons are fashion buttons or blazer buttons. The one with the back in it has a modern type shank (sometimes referred to as a self shank)that is usually found on civilian buttons. You anchor button has an iron back which is not used on military buttons (exception being Confederate locals.)
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