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Old 06-13-2018, 12:42 PM
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Default Fancy Button ID

Found this particular flat button at a site that has produced a variety of flat buttons and some old coins. This one is fancier than the others I found. It's also thicker and heavier. Says, "super fine b...." on the back. The last word may be "button" but cant completely make it out. Any ideas?
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Old 06-26-2018, 08:20 PM
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Default I have an ID for your nice fancy button

Your button is a one piece stamped fancy vest button of the "Golden Age" of buttonmaking. The maker was Benedict & Coe, who operated 1829-1834, in Waterbury Ct. The backmark use of the capital letter "B" for Benedict is scarce, probably only used on smaller buttons, but it is recorded in the backmark book by McGuinn & Bazelon on pg., 10. as B & Coe/Extra, yours is B & Coe /Superfine, which appears to be unrecorded. I have seen many of these types of buttons, but I have not seen that design before. Congratulations on a very nice find.
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Old 06-30-2018, 08:53 PM
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Massmaps. thanks a lot for the info! Thats a lot of useful info on this button. This is the best site I have, and have found my oldest stuff at this site. It's in central NC, but has a cellar hole which is really rare in this part of the world.
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