Buttons
There are 3 large buttons, two are backmarked HORSTMANN, PHILADA. and the other is HORSTMANN BROS & CO. PHILA.  The small buttons are unmarked. Two have damage: the one on the left is bent and the one in the center has the loop missing.
#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. Type used for the new Air Force 1947-1949.
$.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 his right (1941 and later). 
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#18, Sons of Veterans:  Measures about 23mm in diameter. Backmarked A.P. DAVIS, Pittsburgh, PAT. 1888. Loop is  loose. High domed staff button. Davis was an Insurance Company who ordered a large lot of the SOV buttons from Scovill.  Some rust on the back. (I have two of these listed).
Item # 18  $4.00
#17, GAR: Grand Army of the Republic Staff button. Measures 23mm or 15/16" in diameter.
Item # 17  $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.
Item # 17A  $2.00
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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
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 see no backmark on it.  It may have had one but has now rusted over. 
Item # 51475  $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. Blackened finish.  If they have the ring on them you get that too.  Small breast pocket and cuff size.  Seven buttons available; three different backmarks.  Price is for one 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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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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WW2, U.S. NAVY, DUNGAREE BUTTON. 
Made of Resin/Plastic/Rubber?  Type used on WW2 work clothing and dungarees.  Albert NA141.  Measures about 13/16" diameter. No chips or damage, nice button.
Item # bu519041  $1.50
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WW2, U.S. NAVY BLACK UNIFORM BUTTONS.
Three larger sized uniform coat buttons.  Made of plastic or resin?  They measure about 7/8" diameter.  No chips or damage and are a nice looking button.
Item # bu519042  $5.00
1902 RIMLESS OVERCOAT BUTTONS;  The 1902 rimless buttons date from 1902 to about 1910 so these will be pre-WW1 and into WW1.  They are large 1-1/8" or 28mm in size and probably an overcoat button.  Backmarked "C. KENYON CO, NEW YORK".  Backs are dented and loops bent.
Item # bu519044  $5.00
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NATIONAL DISABLED VETERAN SOLDIER'S HOME:
Research found that this home was originally built in the South and was for disabled Confederate Soldiers.  It is the small, cuff or pocket size button.  The back mark is STEELE JOHNSON.  It is cataloged as Albert's VA50A.
Item # bu519050  $7.00
POLICE UNIFORM BUTTONS:
Six "silver-tone" color buttons embossed with a "P".  Four are a larger (about 7/8") and two are a smaller (about 9/16") size. Backmarked WATERBURY. 
Item # bu1219003  $2.00
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BRITISH ROYAL ARTILLERY UNIFORM BUTTONS:
Four large (about 1") gold-tone color buttons.  Two different backmarks: BUTTONS LIMITED, BIRMINGHAM and GAUNT, LONDON. Appear to have not been used. 
Item # bu1219004  $3.00
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BRITISH ROYAL ARTILLERY UNIFORM BUTTONS:
Five gold-tone buttons measuring about 3/4" diameter.  All are backmarked BUTONS LTd, B'HAM and they have the Crossed Sabers logo.  Appear to have not been used.
Item # bu1219005  $3.00
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BRITISH PARATROOPER UNIFORM BUTTONS:
Six silver-tone buttons measuring about 3/4" in diameter.  Backmarked from 3 different companies (see photos).  Appear to have not been used.  
Item # bu1219002  $4.00
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USMC CUFF, POCKET BUTTON:  5/8" dia. WATERBURY BUTTON CO.
Item # bu1219008  $2.00
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POLICE CUFF, POCKET BUTTON:  9/16" dia.  SUPERIOR QUALITY.
Item # bu1219007  $2.00
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WW2 AIR TRANSPORT COMMAND UNIFORM BUTTONS.
Three buttons with "ATC" on them.  About 7/8" dia. Two were made by WATERBURY BUTTON CO. CONN and one of those has some rust on both sides.  The other button is a nice one - backmarked: "SUPERIOR QUALITY". 
Item # bu1219009  $19.00
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WW2 (?) BRITISH PARATROOPS UNIFORM BUTTON:
This is a single button  It MAY date to WW2?  Solid one piece button about 3/4" diameter.  No backmark.  Shows use.
Item # bu1219006  $5.00
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AMERICAN AIRLINES, VINTAGE  BUTTONS:
Believe.to date from the 1940's-1950's. Both are backmarked SUPERIOR QUALITY.  The large uniform button is about 7/8" and the loop is bent over.  The smaller button is a billed visor hat side button.  It measures about 5/8" and the two wires are bent over.  It has some rust on the back. 
Item # bu22013  $4.99
CHICAGO CITY POLICE, VINTAGE:  Two obsolete buttons for the billed visor hat.  They are the side buttons.  Both are backmarked SUPERIOR QUALITY.They measure about 5/8".
Item # bu22011  $2.99
POLICE:
Item # but3  $30.00
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Indian War Buttons: 6 General Service uniform buttons.
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$.50
EARLY U.S. AIR FORCE UNIFORM BUTTONS:  This is the design used when the Air Force separated from the Army into its own branch of service (1947) and was only used two years (1949). Four large and 6 small buttons backmarked Waterbury.
Item # 13512  $4.00
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U.S. ARMY 1902 RIMMED GREAT SEAL UNIFORM BUTTONS:  Seven bronzed buttons, 1 1/8" diameter.  Mixed backmarks (American/City/Scovill).
Item # 13513  $3.00
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U.S. ARMY 1902 RIMMED GREAT SEAL UNIFORM BUTTONS:  Five gilt buttons, 1 1/16" diameter.  Made by Rex Products, New Rochelle, NY.  Like new condition.
Item # 13514  $2.00
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Item # 13515  $2.00
WW2 U.S. NAVY OFFICER'S BUTTONS by H-H:  Two U.S.N. blackened buttons.  Made by The Hilborn-Hamburger Inc., Viking, NY. 15/16" diameter.
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GAR, CIVIL WAR VET'S BUTTON:  Grand Army of the Republic. 5/8" dia.
MISC. BUTTONS:  Three buttons as pictured.
Item # 13517  $1.00
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Item # 13516  $1.00
1840's BENEDICT & BURNHAM EXTRA:  Golden age button featuring a pineapple.  Made approximately 1843-1849 by BENEDICT & BURNHAM and back marked EXTRA.  Brass two piece construction 7/8" diameter..  Has not been cleaned.
Item # 13518  $20.00
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Item # 13519  $9.00
PINKERTON DETECTIVE AGENCY UNIFORM BUTTON:  Large 1 1/8" diameter. Silver-tone finish.  Back marked: "WATERBURY BUTTON CO. Conn." and will date 1900 or later.  Has not been cleaned.
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Item # 13520  $7.50
CIVIL AIR PATROL UNIFORM BUTTON:  Measures about 7/8" diameter with a Silver-tone finish.  Back marked: "*WATERBURY COS. CONN*" and will date 1944 or later.  Has not been cleaned.
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Item # 13521  $10.00
1898 SPANISH ARMY UNIFORM BUTTON, PARIS: Worn by the Spanish Infantry during the Spanish-American War of 1898.  Across the bottom it reads: "INFANTERIA". It is about 7/8" diameter. Back mark reads: "PERFECTION * PARIS". Nice button.
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