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Record of American Uniform and Historical Buttons (Bicentennial Edition) by Alphaeus S. Albert

Uniform Button of the United States 1776-1865 by Warren K. Tice

Insignia of Independence: Military Buttons, Accoutrement Plates, & Gorgets of the American Revolution by Don Troiani and James L. Kochan

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Artillery

Z2780     One-Piece Second Regiment of Artillerists Coat Button 1811-1813 (Reshanked)

Description: Nice button with a backmark and this one has been reshanked.

Backmark: "*LEAVENWORTH HAYDEN & SCOVILL" rm

Measures: 20.44 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert AY37A variant

Price: $100.00

Z2829     One-Piece First Regiment Light Artillery Cuff Button 1808-1821

Description: Nice clean example with the stand up shank intact.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 14.79 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert AY41 cuff

Price: $50.00

Z2814     One-Piece First Regiment of Light Artillery Coat Button (1808-1821)

Description:  Nice example with a bent shank. This one has a foliated script LA over a "1" circled by light arrows.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 20.11 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert AY41C

Price: $50.00

Z2828     One-Piece Regiment of Artillery Coat Button

Description: Nice button with plating. The shank is slightly bent.

Backmark: "TREBLE / GILT" rm with wreath and crown above

Measures: 21.66 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert AY46B

Price: $225.00

Z2844     One-Piece Regiment of Artillery Coat Button

Description: Nice example with the stand up shank intact.

Backmark: ghost mark of "Double / Gilted"

Measures: 22.58 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert AY46 variant

Price: $150.00

Z2818     One-Piece Regiment of Artillery Coat Button

Description: Nice button with the stand up shank intact. This example has been painted black.

Backmark: "TREBLE / GILT" rm with crown above

Measures: 21.84 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert AY46B

Price: $100.00

Z2825     One-Piece Regiment of Artillery Coat Button (1808-1811)

Description: Nice example with the stand up shank intact.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 20.09 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert AY47B

Price: $70.00

Z2819     One-Piece Artillery Coat Button (1808-1821)

Description:  Nice button with the shank intact.

Backmark: "*IMPERIAL* / ORANGE GILT

Measures: 23.47 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert AY51B

Price: $50.00

Z2845     One-Piece Artillery Coat Button (1808-1821)

Description: Nice button with plenty of gilt and the shank is intact.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 23.11 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert AY53A

Price: $450.00

Z1912     One-Piece Artillery Corps Coat Button (1814-1821)

Description: Excavated button missing the stand up shank. The detail on the face and back are weak.

Backmark: "TREBLE / GILT

Measures: 20.14 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's AY55A, Tice Unlisted

Price: $20.00

Z2824     One-Piece Artillery Corps Coat Button 1814-1821

Description: Excellent example with a slick patina. The shank is intact although bent.

Backmark: "*CRUMPTON* / PHILA" rm between solid rings

Measures: 20.55

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert AY55B

Price: $80.00

Z2823     One-Piece Artillery Corps Coat Button

Description: Excellent button with plating and detail.

Backmark: ".*.W.H. JONES & CO.*. / EXTRA" rm

Measures: 20.48 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert AY57A

Price: $70.00

Z2836     One-Piece Artillery Corps Coat Button

Description: Nice button with the stand up shank intact.

Backmark: "ROBINSONS, JONES & CO / (dot) ATTLEBORO (dot) / EXTRA / (dot) (star) (dot) (star) (dot) (star) (dot) EXTRA (dot) (star) (dot) (star) (dot) (star) (dot)" rm

Measures: 21.65 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert AY57B, Tice AM209A1

Price: $70.00

Z2826     One-Piece Artillery Corps Cuff Button (1814-1821) Reshanked

Description: Nice example that was reshanked at some point.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 14.76 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert AY57AV

Price: $50.00

Z2771     Two-Piece Artillery Corps Coat Button

Description: Nice example with gilt highlighting the eagle and cannon. The stand up shank is intact.

Backmark: "SCOVILLS & CO /(leaf) WATERBURY (leaf)" rmdc

Measures: 21.36 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert AY58, Tice AM218 Unlisted

Price: $70.00

Z2772     Two-Piece Artillery Corps Coat Button

Description: Nice button with the stand up shank intact.

Backmark: KENDRICK & CO / *SUPERFINE*" dm

Measures: 21.29 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert AY58, Tice AM218A1

Price: $70.00

Z2855     One-Piece Artillery Coat Button

Description: Nicely gilted button with the stand up shank intact.

Backmark: "R&W ROBINSON / (dot) ATTLEBOROUGH (dot) / EXTRA / .*.*.*. RICH .*.*.*." rm

Measures: 21.34 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert AY59

Price: $70.00

Z2837     One-Piece Artillery Coat Button

Description: Excellent button with plenty of gilt.

Backmark: "ROBINSONS, JONES & CO / (dot) ATTLEBORO (dot) / EXTRA / (dot) (star) (dot) (star) (dot) (star) (dot) EXTRA (dot) (star) (dot) (star) (dot) (star) (dot)" rm

Measures: 21.48 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert AY59A, Tice AM212A

Price: $70.00

Z2838     One-Piece Regiment of Artillery Coat Button

Description: Nice example with a bent shank.

Backmark: "*SUPERFINE* / COLOUR" rm

Measures: 22.27 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert AY60

Price: $70.00

Z2345     One-Piece Regiment of Artillery Coat Button

Description: Excellent gilted button with the stand up shank intact.

Backmark: ".IMPERIAL. / ORANGE GILT

Measures: 22.09 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's AY60B

Price: $125.00

Z2111     One-Piece Regiment of Artillery Coat Button

Description: Nicely gilted button with the stand up shank intact.

Backmark: "SUPERFINE / (star) COLOUR (star) rm

Measures: 22.19 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's AY60V, Tice Unlisted

Price: $95.00

Z2846     One-Piece Convex Artillery Coat Button with Stars

Description: Nice gilted example. This one has been reshanked

Backmark: Eight alternating dots and quatrefoils between two rings of dots, rm

Measures: 22.55 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's AY69, Tice AM221A1

Price: $299.00

Topographical Engineers

Z2763     One-Piece Topographical Engineers Coat Button (1832+)

Description: Very nice button manufactured according to the Army specifications of 1832. This example still retains quite a bit of gilt and the shank intact and ever so slightly bent.

Backmark: "*SCOVILLS* / WATERBURY" rm

Measures: 22.95 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert TE3, Tice TE206B2

Price: $600.00

Infantry (General Service)

Z2854     One-Piece Pewter Second United States Infantry Regiment Coat Button 1798-1802

Description: Decent button with the shank intact although bent.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 20.58 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert GI28

Price: $50.00

Z2840     One-Piece Pewter Ninth United States Infantry Regiment Cuff Button 1798-1802

Description: Scarce cuff size version. The planchet is bent on the top left and the shank is missing.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 15.45 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: GI28R9

Price: $50.00

Z2852     One-Piece US Infantry Cuff Button (1808-1830)

Description: Nice example with the small US and a bent shank.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 13.68 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert GI30AV

Price: $40.00

Z2850     One-Piece US Infantry Cuff Button (1808-1830)

Description: Nice example with the tall US and the shank is intact although bent.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 13.69 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert GI30 cuff

Price: $40.00

Z2848     One-Piece Pewter Infantry Cuff Button

Description: Nice cuff size example with a bent shank.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 13.89 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert GI36 cuff

Price: $25.00

Z2789     One-Piece Convex US Infantry Coat Button (1812-1815)

Description: Excellent large coat button with the stand up shank intact and plenty of silver plating.

Backmark: "*****A.M.PEASLEY.**** / BOSTON" rm

Measures: 25.39 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference:  Albert GI40A

Price: $425.00

Z1764     One-Piece Pewter Infantry Button (Reshanked)

Description: Nice excavated button without any chips on the edge. This one has been reshanked but the detail is great!

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 22.13 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: GI41B

Price: $125.00

Z2834     One-Piece Low-Convex Pewter Infantry Coat Button

Description: Nice example with a readable legend and the shank is missing.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 20.48 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert GI41B

Price: $70.00

Z2831     One-Piece Pewter Infantry Cuff Button

Description: Excellent example missing the shank. The pictures don't do this one justice.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 13.95 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert GI46

Price: $40.00

Z2830     One-Piece Convex Pewter Ninth Regiment of Infantry Coat Button (Reshanked)

Description: Excellent dug example that was reshanked at some point.

Backmark: RICHARD GILES with eagle.

Measures: 20.11 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert GI53R9E

Price: $130.00

Z2835     Two-Piece Militia Coat Button

Description:  Nice unlisted example missing the stars on the border.

Backmark: "*Crown* / ST QUALITY" rm over a ghost mark

Measures: 21.03 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert Unlisted, Tice Unlisted

Price: $100.00

Z2783     One-Piece Militia Coat Button

Description: Excellent dug silvered example with the stand up shank intact.

Backmark: "**TREBLE** / PLATED" dm

Measures: 20.92 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert GI56 variant

Price: $200.00

Z2782     One-Piece Militia Coat Button

Description: Nice button with the stand up shank intact. The shank is ever so slightly bent and mentioned for exactness.

Backmark:  "TREBLE GILT / LONDON" dm

Measures: 21.68 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert GI56 variant

Price: $200.00

Z2806     Early One-Piece Militia Coat Button

Description: Nice button showing honest use with the stand up shank intact.

Backmark: "TREBLE GILT / LONDON" dm with solid inner ring

Measures: 21.78 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert GI57

Price: $175.00

Z2853     One-Piece Militia Coat Button

Description: Nice button with the stand up shank intact.

Backmark: "*EXTRA STRONG PLATE" dm

Measures: 21.80 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert GI59

Price: $60.00

Z2810     Early One-Piece Militia Coat Button

Description: Nice example with silver plate. The stand up shank is intact.

Backmark: "EXTRA STRONG PLATED" dm with inner ring and rays

Measures: 22.04 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert GI59

Price: $70.00

Z2808     Early One-Piece Militia Coat Button

Description: Nice variant with the slanted shield. The shank is intact.

Backmark: ".IMPERIAL. / STANDARD" dm between solid rings

Measures: 22.59 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert GI61 variant

Price: $50.00

Z2787     One-Piece Militia Cuff Button

Description: Heavily silvered example with the stand up shank intact. Extremely hard to find in this size.

Backmark: "TREBLE GILT / STAND.COL." dm between two solid rings.

Measures: 16.17 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert GI61

Price: $90.00

Z2792     One-Piece Convex Militia Coat Button

Description: Nice example of a scarce militia button. This example was gold plated at one time. The stand up shank is intact.

Backmark: ".*.*.*.TREBLE.*.*.*. / GILT" rm between solid rings

Measures: 20.34 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: GI66 variant

Price: $200.00

Z2793     One-Piece Convex Militia Coat Button

Description: Nice example of a scarce militia button. This one still has some remains of the silver plate. The shank is intact although slightly pushed downwards.

Backmark: ".BEST. / QUALITY" rm

Measures: 19.43 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert GI68B

Price: $200.00

Z2773     One-Piece General Service Infantry Coat Button 1820's

Description: Excellent dug example with clear detail and the shank is intact although slightly bent.

Backmark: "*.*.*.UNITED / STATES*.*.*. rm

Measures: 19.49 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert GI70, Tice GEN199B1

Price: $70.00

Z2790     One-Piece Pewter Convex Eagle "I" Cuff Button

Description: Scarce early pewter eagle button with plenty of detail. This one still has some original plate and a pleasing patina. The stand up shank is intact.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 14.31 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: GI77AV

Price: $50.00

Z2817     One-Piece Pewter Militia or Cockade Button

Description: Nice button with remains of gilt. This one has a US over an eagle over flags. This button has a convex face and is constructed like a British gaiter button.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 12.45 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert Unlisted, Tice Unlisted

Price: $45.00

 

Navy

Z2766     One-Piece Convex Navy Coat Button with Border (Reshanked)

Description: Excellent button with clear detail. This one professionally reshanked long ago.

Backmark: "(dot) TREBLE . GILT (dot) / STANDd . COLOUR" rm between solid rings.

Measures: 22.99 mm

Recovered: Non Ecavated

Reference: Albert NA68A

Price: $100.00

Z2843     One-Piece Navy Cuff Button

Description: Nice button with the stand up shank intact.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 14.05 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert NA93 cuff

Price: $30.00

Z2769     Two-Piece High Convex Federal Navy Coat Button (1840's-1850's)

Description: Nice example with the stand up shank and a piece of fabric on the back.

Backmark: ".R&W. ROBINSON. / EXTRA RICH" dm between two solid rings

Measures: 22.22 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Tice NA107, Albert NA215A Unlisted

Price: $50.00

Riflemen

Z2794     Early One-Piece Rifleman's Coat Button

Description: Excellent example with the stand up shank intact!

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 20.53 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert RF3

Price: $90.00

Z2803     Early One-Piece Regiment of Riflemen Cuff Button (Reshanked)

Description: Nice example that has been reshanked.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 14.98 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert RF3AV

Price: $50.00

Z2802     Early One-Piece High-Convex First Regiment of Riflemen Button

Description: Excellent button with clear detail and the stand up shank is intact.

Backmark: ".ARMITAGE. / PHILa" rm with an inner solid ring

Measures: 16.32 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert RF6A

Price: $120.00

Z2804     Early One-Piece Fourth Regiment of Riflemen Coat Button

Description: Nice button with clear detail and missing the shank.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 19.97 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert RF9B

Price: $150.00

Z2800     Early One-Piece Riflemen's Coat Button

Description: Excellent dug example missing the shank.

Backmark: "LH&SW CO. /  wreath gilt" dm

Measures: 20.33 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert RF13 variant

Price: $70.00

Z2801     Early One-Piece Riflemen's Coat Button

Description: Nice example with a clear legend and the shank is intact although bent.

Backmark: "*CRUMPTON* / PHILA" rm between solid rings

Measures: 20.29 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert RF13B

Price: $70.00

Z2796     One-Piece Riflemen's Coat Button

Description: Nice example with the bell in the dolphin's mouth. The stand up shank is intact.

Backmark: "SUPERB IMPERIAL STANDARD" dm with two inner rings

Measures: 22.19 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert RF26A

Price: $100.00

Z2767     One-Piece Convex Riflemen Coat Button

Description: Nice example with plenty of gilt. The shank is bent on this example but intact.

Backmark: "SUPERB IMPERIAL STANDARD *" rm with an inner solid ring and an inner dotted ring

Measures: 19.13 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert RF28B variant

Price: $150.00

 

 

 

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