Buttons
Indian War Buttons:  6 General Service uniform buttons from the Indian Wars era.  There are 3 large buttons, two of them are backmarked HORSTMANN, PHILADA. an the other is HORSTMANN BROS & CO. PHILA.  The 3 small buttons are unmarked and two have some damage...like the one on the left is bent and the one in the center has the loop missing from the back.
 $30.00
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#30, Philadelphia.  $2.00
#31, St. Louis.  $.75
#26, Detroit.  $3.00
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#34, Navy Button, British?  Measures about 22mm or 7/8" in diameter.  Marked on the back MADE IN ENGLAND. 
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$1.00
#12, U.S. Army:  Measures about 28mm or 1 1/8"  
in diameter. Vegetable ivory overcoat button.  
$.50
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#14, U.S. Army:  Measures about 23mm or 15/16" in diameter.  Lined field.
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$.50
#15, U.S. Army; Measures about 23mm or 15/16" in diameter.  Cut out on lined field type.
$.50
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#28, USAF Overcoat button:  Large button measuring about 30mm or 1 1/8" in diameter.
$.50
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#22, UoR:  Secret Society button measuring about 15mm or 5/8" in diameter.  No maker mark.  Loop slightly bent.
$1.00
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#13, U.S. Army:  Blackened cuff or pocket button measuring about 15mm or 5/8" in diameter.  Unusual maker mark.
$1.00
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#10, U.S. Army:  Unusual, plated.  Measures about 23mm or 15/16" in diameter.  London maker.
$2.00
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#9, U.S. Army:  Bronze color measuring about 23mm or 15/16" in diameter.  Early maker mark. Loop is bent. 
$1.00
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#6, U.S. Post Office: Measures about 22mm or 7/8" in diameter.  Dates circa 1900.
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$2.00
#32, Coast Guard: Measures about 20mm or 13/16" in diameter. It may be from work clothing.
$8.00
#20, 1880's Musician; measures about 23mm or 15/16" in diameter. 
$8.00
#19, 1893 Columbian Guard: Measures about 23mm in diameter. Worlds Columbian Exposition, Chicago 1893.
#21, Public Health Service.  Measures about 23mm or 15/16" in diameter. 
$8.00
$8.00
#16, U.S. Navy 1941: Measures about 23mm.  Eagle facing left (1941 and later). 
$.50
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#18, Sons of Veterans:  Measures about 23mm in diameter. Pittsburg, PA 1888. Loop is  loose.
$1.00
#17, GAR: Grand Army of the Republic Staff button. Measures 23mm or 15/16" in diameter.
$4.00
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#17A, GAR: Grand Army of the Republic Staff button.  Measures 15mm or 5/8". Small cuff or pocket size.
$2.00
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#8, U.S. Army:  General Service button. Used 1902-1910. Measures about 23mm. Gilt finish.
$1.00
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#7, U.S. Army: General Service button.  Used 1902-1910.  Measures about 24mm.  Bronze finish. Older oval shaped cloud.
$4.00
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#23, U.S. Army: General Service button used 1902-1910.  Large 28mm diameter. Bronze finish.
$4.00
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BUTTON COVER, SPANISH AMERICAN WAR VETERAN:
This is a button cover for a coat size button.  Used by SAW Veterans. Some corrosion.
BUTTON COVER, SPANISH AMERICAN WAR VETERAN:
This is a button cover for a cuff size button.  Used by SAW Veterans. Nice one.
$4.00
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$5.00
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CIVIL WAR UNION CAVALRY BUTTON:  Dates circa 1865.  Marked with C in the shield for cavalry.  Marked on the back: .HORSTMAN.BROs.&.ALLIEN.N.Y.  Coat size measures 23mm diameter. About 70% of original gilt remains.  2 piece constructon.
$30.00
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CUB SCOUT UNIFORM BUTTON:  I believe this to be a very early button for a Cub Scout's uniform.  It has the brazed on loop and a backmark that dates back to the 1920's.  It is of the rimless design having the smooth dome surface.  Measures about 7/8" diameter.  Nice button.
$7.50
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DUG UP CIVIL WAR / INDIAN WARS UNIFORM BUTONS: Two dug up buttons.  One large button is about 7/8" diameter and it has the "I" in the shield for INFANTRY.  It is backmarked SCOVILL MFG. CO. WATERBURY. I cleaned the back just enough to read the makermark.  The other button is the small cuff size and it has a plain shield with no Branch of Service letter on it. I can read no backmark on it.  It may have had one but has now rusted over. 
$8.00
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INDIAN WARS, GENERAL SERVICE BUTTONS:  These are the full size coat buttons used post Civil War to 1902.  There are 6 of them. Backmarked "HORSTMANN PHILADA"
$30.00
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U.S. M-1902 RIMMED UNIFORM BUTTONS:  Type used starting around 1910 and into WW2 or later.  If they have the ring on them you get that too.  Small breast pocket and cuff size.  Price is for each button.
Item # 41545   $.50 each.
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WW1. FRENCH ARTILLERY OFFICER'S BUTTON:  One gilt button that I believe is WWI French.  It was hard to research but I confirmed the maker, DUGOUR/PARIS was a French company.  However the "M " and the "19" ,which are also on the back, remain a mystery.  It retains about 50% of the gilt finish with a ding at the top of the ordnance bomb which can be seen in the first photo.  Nice detail to the engraved cannon.  See the last photo for more information.
Item # 1215005  $6.00
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1902 RIMMED, GREAT SEAL GENERAL SERVICE BUTTONS:  I have two of these and the price is for one.  They are blackened and measure about 1-1/8" diameter.  Uncommon backmark of: "-CHAS.FISCHER SPG.CO.-NEW YORK".
Item # 517031  $1.00 each
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CAPTURED SPANISH UNIFORM BUTTON FROM THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR OF 1898: Small cuff size of about 9/16" diameter.  Came with the tag as shown in the photos.  Backmark dates 1865-1902.  "T.W.& W, H M, PARIS",  (Trelon, Weldon & Weill, Hartog, Marchand & Cie).  Neat Spanish-American War souvenir.  
Item # 617005  $8.00
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WASHINGTON LIGHT INFANTRY, CHARLESTON, SC MILITIA:  Backmark is: 
* BROOKS BROS.* NEW YORK and was made by the WATERBURY BUTTON COMPANY between 1875 and 1935.  Large tunic size of about 1" diameter.  Marked in the shield "WLI".
Item # 617006  $10.00
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NEW YORK MILITIA, STAFF:  Cuff size button measuring about 5/8" diameter.  It is high dome staff button in great condition.  Around the edge are 13 stars and the word EXCELSIOR.  Backmarked: *SCOVILL MF'G CO.* WATERBURY.  Will date 1860-1870.
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PENNSYLVANIA NATIONAL GUARD: Four Staff buttons; one large 15/16" and three smaller cuff size, about 9/16".  All are backmarked the same HORSTMANN BROS & CO. .PHIL.  At the top is the Keystone and at the bottom are the letters N.G.  These date 1880-1893.  Good condition.
Item # 617008  $12.00 all
Item # 617007  $6.00
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SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR VETERAN'S BUTTON COVER:  Small cuff or pocket size button cover.  Used by Spanish-American War veterans on their coats.  No problems with this.
Item # 717042  $5.00
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SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR VETERAN'S UNIFORM COAT BUTTON:  Large button for the veteran's coat.  Measures about 7/8" diameter.  Backmarked SUPERIOR * QUALITY *.  Has a little surface wear.
Item # 717043  $4.00
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WW2, 1902 RIMMED "GREAT SEAL" GENERAL SERVICE BUTTONS:  11 of them.  Bronzed color.  Lined field.  Smaller 3/4" diameter size.  Backmarked WATERBURY COMPANIES, INC. which dates them 1944 and later.  Nice buttons.  A couple have the installation pins. 
Item # 717044  $5.00 all
COLORADO STATE UNIFORM BUTTON:  Measures about 7/8" diameter.  Backmarked: "GOODWINS PAT. JULY 07, 1875".  Has a dent in the top.  Nice old State Seal button from Colorado. 
Item # 218002  $5.00
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WW2, USMC UNIFORM POCKET BUTTON:  Nice button for the cuff or pocket of a Marine's uniform.  Measures about 5/8" in diameter.  Backmarked "A.E. Co. UTICA N.Y." .  (American Emblem Company).  No problems noted.
Item # 218001  $1.00
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m1902 RIMMED UNIFORM BUTTONS:  Type used by US Army from pre-WW1 into WW2 and later.  There are 3 buttons; 1 is a large 1-1/8" size which I think is overcoat size.  It is marked W.H. HORSTMANN & CO. PHILIA PA.  The 2 smaller buttons measure about 7/8" diameter and are backmarked with the uncommon name: CITY BUTTON WORKS, NEW YORK.  
Item # 218004  $3.00 all
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AMERICAN LEGION UNIFORM BUTTONS:  Three buttons.  Will date after WW2.  They are about 15/16" diameter.  Backmarked WATERBURY BUTTON CO. CONN.  
Item # 218005  $2.50 all
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POLICE BUTTONS, METROPOLITAN POLICE:  There are 7 of these old obsolete police uniform buttons.  They have the State Seal of Missouri on them and they came from the St. Louis region so I speculate these were from a St. Louis uniform.  They measure about 1" diameter.  Backmarked SCOVILL MFG. CO. WATERBURY CONN.  They have corrosion that may, or may not, clean off.
Item # 218006  $3.00 all
POLICE BUTTONS, METROPOLITAN POLICE:  There are 5 of these old obsolete police uniform buttons.  They have the State Seal of Missouri on them and they came from the St. Louis region so I speculate these were from a St. Louis uniform.  They measure about 1" diameter.  Backmarked SCOVILL MFG. CO. WATERBURY CONN.  They are very nice condition.
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Item # 218007  $3.00 all
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POLICE BUTTONS, METROPOLITAN POLICE:  There are 2 of these old obsolete police uniform buttons.  They have the Missouri seal on them and I speculate they are from a St. Louis uniform.  What is neat about these two is the backmark of CITY PROPERTY.  This was a maker mark used by the Waterbury Button Co. prior to 1935.
Item # 218008  $3.00 all
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ST. LOUIS FIRE DEPARTMENT UNIFORM BUTTONS: Three obsolete buttons marked CITY OF ST. LOUIS F.D.  Backmark of SUPERIOR QUALITY.  One button is large 15/16" - 1" in diameter.  It has the attaching ring with it.  The two cuff or pocket buttons are about 9/16" diameter.  Nice condition.
Item # 218009  $3.00 all
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FIREMAN'S UNIFORM BUTTON:  About 7/8" diameter and backmarked with post-WW2 maker mark of  WATERBURY BUTTON CO. CONN.
Item # 218010  $1.00
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FIRE DEPARTMENT UNIFORM BUTTON:  Older, obsolete, Fireman's uniform button.  Backmark SUPERIOR QUALITY.  Has the attaching pin with it.
Item # 218011  $3.00
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"CSA" BUTTON:  Small cuff size button.  Surely Post-Civil War for:  Centennial? Re-enactment? Looks good and old from the front with nice patina.  Back has no maker marks.  
Item # bu918020  $40.00
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"A" (ARTILLERY) BUTTON:  Larger coat/jacket size button.  Back mark of "WATERBURY BUTTON CO. INC. CONN" which will date it to 1944 and later.  A Centennial item?  Re-enactor item?  Button looks good and old with nice patina.
Item # bu918021  $40.00
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