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UPDATED 08/14/2018

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All excavated buttons are excavated from privite property with owners permission



Now Showcasing

A collection of War of 1812 Era Buttons

Here you will find a variety of war of 1812 buttons. Some before and after periods

As a button collector, i have focused most of my collecting efferts on confederate buttons. Mainly confederate locals. I have only recently expanded my interests to include these early beautifull buttons.

These buttons are some of the earliest ones that were made in America, and after we started to improve quality ,the beauty of them becomes evident. A lot of early makers and dealers also imported blank planchets, from Britian and put there own backmark on them or overstamped.They exude quality, excellant workmanship and American pride in a new nation being formed out of war.

Post revolution British and American buttons are also featured here.



We am pleased to now have a few of these in our collection

All items on this page are for historical reference and education

To further promote the hobby of military button collecting, history and preservation of our nations past.

***BUTTONS ARE CURRENTLY NOT FOR SALE, BUT I WILL CONSIDER SERIOUS OFFERS***


PLEASE ENJOY THIS VIRTUAL MUSEUM OF

*WAR OF 1812 ERA BUTTONS*


WAR OF 1812 BUTTONS


****AMERICAN ARMY****



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U. S. I Regiment Officers Button
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Backmark: ""H.WISHART/N. YORK"rm (24.5mm)
Super condition, pictures do not do justice, or come close to showing how outstanding this button is. A non excavated U.S.I. - 1st Regiment Officer's coat button. Flat, one piece, raised design, Sheffield silver plated copper. Made between 1808-1812 before the war of 1812. There is a whole line of these buttons with slightly different variations in patterns. This one shows in high relief and great detail, the roman letters "U.S.I." in the top legend. Below which is an arch banner with "E PLURIBUS UMUM" inscribed within. Below we have the spread wing eagle, head facing left, with the federal shield angled toward the left. Shield has 6- 3 lined vertical lines with, 8 single lines above running horizontally. In the eagle's left talon is an Olive branch with seven petals. In the eagle's right talon he holds a single arrow facing right. Below the eagle is the abbreviation for regiment "REGt." The back showing the full stand up shank, and in great and outstanding detail, the spectactular backmark of Hugh Wishart, who made this button. Above and below the backmark are two 5 pointed stars from which is eminating outword, arrows to dots, in a semi circle. On the very top of button back features what appears to be hand engraving, of a bug or fly sitting on top of a cascading array of petals along each side. Also if you look close the period is below the "N" and there is a x below the "T" .

This button is assuradly a Sheffield silver plated copper, blank planchat button, imported to the states, where Wishart put his die stamp impression and great early backmark on using the split mold process. Just a super cool button with great history to it.
Ref: Albert GI53A -



Infantry Officers Button
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Backmark: ""J. DELARUE NEW. ORLEANS" rm Script(22mm)
Stupendious, and rare, did i say rare as hen's teeth, unlisted in albert( A lot of buttons were). 1812 era Infantry Officer's button. Extremely well crafted by J. Delarue of New Orleans, who was a jeweler and made high end buttons from About 1811- 1814 period. This one piece raised design silver button shows ,extreme details in craftsmanship through out. Shows and open winged eagle facing right, with big puff clouds, Regt. below. Showing on the right talon 3 arrows, moving to the left talon an olive branch, with 6 leaves. Also under left wing an un-numbered shield. Very limited number of these were made and all well crafted, and almost always in super non excavated condition The back in bueutiful condition, with the solid stand up shank, and very nice script letter backmark in 2 solid rings. Did i say rare, you just never see these offered for sale. I recently got two of these.
Ref: Albert-Unlisted. -



Infantry Officers Button
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Backmark: ""SUPERFINE/WARRANTED" rm (24mm)
Spectactulor condition, non dug, 1808-18012 Infantry Officers Coat button.This button has a slight convex to it, with the raised design pattern. Made of copper with a Sheffield silver plate over. The face shows extreme detail and has an absolute gorgeous patina. The pictures do not do justice. The front shows the flying eagle atop of a forked lightning bolt, and within its one claw holds a petal olive branch. Below is the pointed shield, with the initails "Rt" at the bottom for Regiment. On the right side is three rifle bayonets, a spear ,and a sword, with below a forage cap with feather. The left side has an American flag draped over a sideways drum. The back has the full stand up shank intact, along with the very nice back mark "SUPERFINE/WARRANTED" each within its own ribbon. A very hard button to find.
Ref: Albert-GI51I. -



Infantry Officers Button
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Backmark: ""*A.M.Peasley*/Boston" rm(26mm)
This is another super condition excavated War of 1812 era, infantry officers 1 piece button. Made around 1812-1815. Large coat size with extremely fine features. Showing in super detail, a little off center, the eagle holding in its beak a ribbon with "PRO PATRIA" and the trophy of flags below, with INFY. "PRO PATRIA" is latin and means one's country. Does have a few scuffs, but does not detract at all. The back has the great early backmark of Peasley over a ghost mark of "TREBLE GILT/ ORANGE. The shank is tight and complete. Does show some crusty tarnish on it. Rare in any condition.

This button is assuradly a Sheffield silver plated copper, blank planchat button, imported to the states, where Peasley put his die stamp impression and great early backmark on. Just a super cool button with great history to it.
Ref: Albert GI51J. -



U. S. Infantry Button
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Backmark: ""*GILES RICHARD/BOSTON."with eagle (20mm)
Real nice condition, non excavated infantry button from the 1812 period. Cast brass,One piece convex, with eagle standing on oval wreath, with olive branch in right talon. Has the US in script letters in the oval field. 17 five pointed stars encircling. The back has the raised mark of Giles Richards/ Boston, with eagle. This button was made by him @ 1810- 1813. Also of note this has the 1-piece wedge shank with the drilled eye, still very firmly in place. Real nice button for being over 200 years old.
Ref: Albert GI43a1. -



U. S. Infantry Button
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Backmark: ""BLANK" (22mm)
Superb condition non-excavated War of 1812 era, infantry officers button. Slightly convex, silver plated copper, 1 piece button. Made around 1812-1815. Coat size with very fine features. High raised relief pattern with plain background. Depicting a droop wing eagle that is facing left. Standing on an oval with open ends on top. Very thin 5 pointed star within the oval. In the eagles right hand it holds the olive branch. Encircling around the outer edge in large roman letters "UNITED STATES INFANTRY". With a raised dot at the bottom. There are a few different varieties of this button this one being the rarer of them all. The back has the full upright shank intact. No back mark on this one. As with all officers buttons this was made with a Sheffield Silver finish.
Ref: Albert GI40a. -



U. S. Infantry (I)Coat Button
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Backmark: ""Eagle/Factory"rm (20mm)
Here is a tough button to fine,a 1-piece convex pewter infantry coat button. With the front showing the union eagle with a shield on her left side. Inside is a script(I). The field is smooth and convex, with the raised back mark inside two circles. Solid stand up shank. This button was most likely made by the Philadelphia firm of Armitage around 1815-1822
Ref: Albert GI38A2. -



Very Early 2ND U.S. Infantry, 1798-1802 Coat Button
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Backmark: ""Blank" (20mm)
Excavated 2nd infantry regiment coat button. Made of cast pewter and is 1 piece WITHOUT border. The front has the "UNITED * STATES * encircling the regimental number 2 which is in the center. This is an unusual button in the fact that it is the only one in the series without a border along with the stars after United and States. The face is clear and legible, does not have the shank. Very solid early button Made around 1798-1802

This button was excavated long, long ago by John G Bowen at Fort Dearborn, Mississippi. Has accompanied by note from digger
Ref: Albert GI38A2. -



Marine Corps Button
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Backmark: ""Gilt*.*.*.*."rm (21mm)
Outstanding dug condition very early 1800's marine corp coat button. 1 piece with border, showing flying eagle facing down, with large slanted fouled anchor below. In an arc above has the 13- 6 pointed stars. Very irregular lined field. Back showing backmark with the solid soldered shank still in place. These buttona are hard to come by as there were not many men in the marine corp in the early days
Ref: Albert MC2. -



Early Revenue Marine Button
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Backmark: "".*.U.STATES.*./REVENUE SERVICE"rm (23mm)
Nice, but well worn, dug condition very early 1820's Revenue marine/Revenue cutter service coat button. Flat, 1 piece gilded button with border and rope edging. The front as you can see is pretty worn, but as these are hard to find this one is in good condition for being dug. Made during the 1820's and 1830's, these buttons are the earliest worn by Revenue Marine Personnel.The front shows a shield with balanced scales bearing 13 stars on the chevron. A key is found below with a horizontal foul anchor above. The field is lined and oval. The Back is also pretty worn, but has the clear raised mark backmark in a depressed channel with two inner and one outer solid rings.. The shank on this one is missing. The revenue service collected import duties and eventually became the IRS. This button was recovered at Hariott's Bluff, St Mary's River, Florida
Ref: Tice - RM200A2. -



1st Light Artillery Coat Button,

From The Uniform Of Gen Moses Porter
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Backmark: ""H.T.&D/*EXTRA SUPERFINE*" rm(19mm)
Here is a truly historic button from the uniform of General Moses Porter.This button is Ca. 1813-1814 and is of one piece gilded brass construction. The front showing the script letters "LA" and the number "1" below. This is all on a lined field surrounded by 16-5 pointed stars. The back of this very convex button has the full stand up shank, and the clear backmark. As you can see it has been very much used. General Porter began his career as an ensign of the 6th Mass. Regiment in Jan. of 1777. He was then commissioned 2nd LT.3rd Continental Artillery in 1779 and served through out the balance of the American Revolution. He was then retained for regular service and commissioned Colonel, 1st LT. Artillery in March 1812. Then brevetted Brigadier General in 1813 for distinquished service in the campaign of 1813.

The Porter Collection which included this button was acquired many years ago by Famed author/dealer Mr Jim Kochan. There were a total of 7 buttons, 5 of which were sewed onto a linen vest and two loose ones. This is one of the loose ones that was then sold to dealer and collector Cary Delery of The Historical Shop, who had it in his collection for a number of years. I purchased it not long ago from him, and It has now come to be in my collection. I am thrilled to have this very historic and wonderful butoon.
Ref: Albert AY44A. -



1808 - 1821 Artillery Coat Button,

Militia-General Use
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Backmark: ""A M PEASLEY./BOSTON" rm(23.5mm)
Exceptional non-dug Beautiful early artillery button, used by the militia or general service. This is a flat one-piece gilded brass button, with almost 100% of its original gilding. The front has the outer rope style edge, with a wide flat oval border. The pattern itself depicts a eagle with upraised wings, facing right, standing on a small old style cannon. This one has 3 decorative carriage bolts, rounded wheel with eight spokes. The cannon lies in a tall field. By the eagles side is the draped flag. The only one in this early series of artillery buttons to have the flag. Very Finely detailed in high relief on a lined background. The back has the original stand up shank. With the very early backmark of Aaron M. Peasley of Boston. This button was imported blank from England with a generic backmark and then stamped and backmarked by Peasley. This button assuredly is from the 1812 period. Outstanding condition and rare to find.
Ref: Albert AY50a. -



Regiment of Artillerists 1811-1813,

3rd Regiment
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Backmark: ""Blank"(20mm)
Very nice and finely detailed 1 piece non-dug federal Regiment of Artillerists coat button. An eagle standing on a cannon, with oval wheels with eight spokes. On the chest of the eagle is a Script(A) This is a flat one-piece button, with the solid stand up shank firmly in place
Ref: Albert AY34A1. -



EARLY U. S. NAVY
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Backmark: ""Blank" rm(25mm)
Very nice condition, early 1798-1810 period U. S. Navy coat button. Flat, one piece, raised design brass button. This pattern depicts an eagle facing left on a rise. The eagle's right wing holds the slanted oval shield. Inside is a large fouled anchor that is set on a lined field. The cable comes off the anchors top ring on the left side then wraps around and under the shaft and hangs loose under the left side fluke. Encircling the eagle is 13, six pointed stars. All of this is in high relief and set on a plain field without border. This one is struck off center and the star above the eagle's head is mostly worn off from use. There is also a stress crack above the eagle's right wing. The front has a good amount of the finish showing with the outer edges showing wear. The back has a smooth appearance with the mold seam prominent. The full shank is tight upright and solid. I believe this button to be non-dug which is far less common than excavated ones. A very sharp appearing button overall. More than likely made by "Wishart N. York" even though this one is blank.
Ref: Albert - NA7A1 -



Engineer Cuff Button,

Early 1800's
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Backmark: "".SCOVILLS.WATERBURY" rm(15.2mm)
Here is a super cool little cuff or hat engineer button. Very, very early, and rare, possibly 1810-1820. Worn by the Corps Of engineers. The front showing very fine details, depicts the flying spread wing eagle holding in its beak a scroll with the word "Essayons", a bastion with embrasures in the distance, surrounded by water. Has the rising sun in lower left. Single line border. The back is the neat part, has the full integral shank, slightly bent with the raised backmark, and outer ring and double inner rings. Showing split line mold lines with offset connections in the middle. This cuff size button differs in the die pattern slightly from the coat size and may have been used only for them

This button most likely started out as a blank planchat, imported to this country and then the front stamped. The back then was stamped using a split mold that folded around the shank, and then stamped, which resulted in this misalignment.
Ref: Albert - Unlisted -



Early Navy Button,


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Backmark: "".William.Wallis./Extra.Rich" rm(23mm)
Spectacular early navy non dug coat button. Virtually flawless, with 100% gilt finish. you will not see many in this condition. The front showing in bright detail an eagle facing right, a lined spade shaped shield on the left wing. Foul anchor inside shield. Surrounding is 13-6 pointed stars. All on a lined background. One piece button with border. The back has the full stand up shank, with raised backmark , inner and outer rings. Made by William Wallis, who was from Birmingham, England. His marked buttons are believed to have been blank and re-used by U. S. Manufacturers. Super cool button in great condition.
Ref: Albert - NA62E.-


****MILITIA'S***

***STATE & OTHER UNITS****


-General Militia - Pewter
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Backmark: ""*G.Smith*/Manufacture"rm,(20mm)
Here is a button you will not see much. This is a scarce non dug coat button made of pewter, for the general infantry, militia. Very good condition, showing fine detail,for a pewter button. The front depicts the eagle facing right, with the shield on the left wing, shield has a lined top portion. 7- 5 pointed stars on top and 6-5 pointed stars below. All on a lined background. Wide oval inner border. The back has the full stand up brass shank. Also unique is the raised center for the shank. The raised backmark is inside and inner and outer ring. Rare and in super nice condition. General Gerrit Smith made this button in Watertown, Ct between 1815-1829
Ref: Albert GI58A. -



-General Militia - Non Dug
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Backmark: ""IMPERIAL/*STANDARD*"rmdc, stippled channel-(22mm)
While this is a fairly common button, the quality of it is not, almost 100% gilt, hardly any loss at all, with very crisp details. There are also a lot of slightly different die patterns

This is a non dug early General Service or Militia button. Could be purchased by any militia unit during the 1830"s and is most likely of English manufacture. This is a gilted button and has strong features. Depicts a patriotic eagle facing right, beside a somewhat pointed shield, which has 8 stars within top portion. 16 stars encircling, wide oval inner border, outer rope border, on a lined background. The back has the full shank with the backmark of "IMPERIAL/*STANDARD*" which is a trademark and denotes the quality, gilting of the button. This is a one piece coat size flat button. An overall very good showing button, measures @ 22mm.
Ref: Albert GI61A -



-General Militia - Non Dug
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Backmark: ""LONDON/BEST PLATED"script, dm,-(23mm)
While this is a fairly common button, the quality of it is not, this one is of high quality with almost 100% gilt, hardly any loss at all, with very crisp details. There are also a lot of slightly different die patterns

Here is another one showing a different die variation and quality, a non dug early General Service or Militia button. Could be purchased by any militia unit during the 1830"s and is most likely of English manufacture. This is a silver plated, copper button and has strong features. Depicts a patriotic eagle facing right, beside a shield, which has 9 stars within top portion. 16 stars encircling, wide oval inner border, outer rope border, on a lined background. The back has the full shank with the backmark of "LONDON/BEST PLATED" which is a trademark and denotes the quality, gilting of the button. This is a one piece coat size flat button. An extremely good showing button, measures @ 23mm.
Ref: Albert GI61A -



-General Militia - Non Dug
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Backmark: ""IMPERIAL/.STANDARD."dm, within solid rings-(22mm)
While this is a fairly common button, the quality of it is not, this one is of high quality with almost 100% gilt, hardly any loss at all, with very crisp details. There are also a lot of slightly different die patterns

Here is a totally different die variation and quality, a non dug early General Service or Militia button. Could be purchased by any militia unit during the 1830"s and is most likely of English manufacture. This is a gold plated, button and has strong features. Depicts a patriotic eagle facing right, beside a shield, which is lined within top portion. 7 upper stars and 6 lower stars, wide oval inner border, outer rope border, on a lined background. The back has the full shank with the backmark of "IMPERIAL/.STANDARD." which is a trademark and denotes the quality, gilting of the button. This is a one piece coat size flat button. An extremely good showing button, measures @ 22mm.
Ref: Albert GI59A -



-Massachusetts- INDEPENDENT CORPS of CADETS
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Backmark: ""BLANK", (25mm)
Here is an outstanding flat, one piece button. When you see these they are usually in non dug condition and in good shape. This one is just loaded with shinney gold gilt, almost makes it hard to see the face of the beautiful design in the face. The crude hand engraving appearance is just superb and crisp. This Massachusetts button was made for the Independent Corps of Cadets, around 1800. They were formed around 1741,and reorganized in 1776 and had a few different style buttons. This one has the eagle holding a ribbon inscribed “E. PLURIBUS UNUM” meaning “ one out of many”. Outer ribbons with “MONSTRAT VIAM” or “ he shows the way” and “INDEPENDENT CADETS” are above and below. A flag with the commonwealth arms is inscribed “INSTI 1786”. The back has the full stand up shank and does not have a back mark.
Ref: Albert MS59, TICE MS042a1 -



-Massachusetts - Non Dug
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Backmark: ""WARRANTED/(double solid ring)/TREBLE/PLATED"dm, (24.5mm)
While this is a fairly common button, the quality of it is not, this one is of high quality with almost 100% gilt, hardly any loss at all, with very crisp details.

Here is a real nice non dug Massachusetts, early state seal. The button depicts a native american holding bow and arrow on a lined oval field. A star lies over his right shoulder, with "MASSACHUSETTS" above. Outer rope border The use of this version of the state seal dates from the colonial period. This button has good strong features and is made of copper, and is silvered. The back has the full straight, solid shank, with the backmark of "WARRANTED/(double solid rings)/TREBEL/PLATED", which is a trademark and denotes the quality, gilting of the button. English manufacture @ 1830's. This is a one piece coat size flat button measures @ 24.5mm.
Ref: Albert MS19, TICE MS036Q8 -



-Massachusetts - Non Dug
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Backmark: ""BEST PLATED(script)/LONDON/(solid ring)/8 florets"dm, (24.5mm)
While this is a fairly common button, the quality of it is not, this one is of high quality with almost 100% gilt, hardly any loss at all, with very crisp details.

Here is another real nice non dug Massachusetts, early state seal. The button depicts a native american holding bow and arrow on a lined oval field. A star lies over his right shoulder, with "MASSACHUSETTS" above. Outer rope border The use of this version of the state seal dates from the colonial period. This button has good strong features and is gold plated. The back has the full straight, solid shank, with the backmark of "BEST PLATED(script)/LONDON/(solid ring)/8 florets ", which is a trademark and denotes the quality, gilting of the button. English manufacture @ 1830's. This is a one piece coat size flat button measures @ 24.5mm.
Ref: Albert MS19, TICE MS036A1 -



-New York Militia-General Use - Non Dug
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Backmark: ""SUPERB IMPERIAL STANDARD*"(inner solid, dotted rings)dm, (22mm)
While this is a fairly common button, and was made in large quantities during the 1830's, the quality of it is not, this one is of high quality with almost 100% gilt, hardly any loss at all, with very crisp details.

Here is a nice non dug New York, early state seal, with eagle over a globe, in a lined oval field, with rope border. Below which is the word "EXCELSIOR". This style button was very populal in the 1830's. There are many different die variations. This button is gilted and is in excellent condition. The back has the full shank with the backmark of "SUPERB IMPERIAL STANDARD" which is a trademark and denotes the quality, gilting of the button. English manufacture @ 1830's. This is a one piece coat size flat button measures @ 22mm.
Ref: Albert NY10, TICE NY100A24 -



-New York Militia-General Use - Non Dug
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Backmark: ""+IMPERIAL+/STANDARD"(6 flourishes radiating from shank)dm, (22mm)
While this is a fairly common button, and was made in large quantities during the 1830's, the quality of it is not, this one is of high quality with almost 100% gilt, hardly any loss at all, with very crisp details.

Here is another nice non dug New York, early state seal, with eagle over a globe, in a lined oval field, with rope border. Below which is the word "EXCELSIOR". Has a slight blemish above the "I" otherwise very fine. This style button was very populal in the 1830's. There are many different die variations. This button is gilted and is in excellent condition. The back has the full shank with the real neat backmark of "+IMPERIAL+/STANDARD" which is a trademark and denotes the quality, gilting of the button. English manufacture @ 1830's. This is a one piece coat size flat button measures @ 22mm.
Ref: Albert NY10, TICE NY100A5 -


****BRITISH BUTTONS****


War of 1812 Era

4th British of Foot

Officer's Button
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Backmark: ""LAMBERTS & MACLAURIN (LONDON)"rm(19mm)
- Very, hard to find, dug British Officer's coat button. This is a 4th British Regiment Of Foot Officer's Button. This convex one piece button shows a rampaging lion, facing left, with the IV below. Has about 50% gold gilt left. The back is some what crusty with dirt, shows the raised backmark in raised circles. The outside is somewhat flat. Has the full shank but bent and tight. The button again shows the exceptional workmanship the British had in the early 1800's

The 4th Regiment of Foot first fought in the attack on Washington and then at the attack upon New Orleans in January of 1815. This particular button is one of two excavated in the Washington- baltimore Corridor(1814)

This is a scarce button, and to be excavated in America, even more so.
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War of 1812 Era

King's Own Royal Bucks Button
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Backmark: ""I NUTTING & SON/KING. S. COVENT GARDEN"rm(23mm)
- Outstanding, hard to find, dug British Officer's coat button. The Royal Bucks were a militia unit that had some service against Napoleon. This King's Own Militia Royal Bucks button features the British Crown over top a centered raging lion with KINGS OWN /MILITIA star below ,within circled border. Bottom Features, ROYAL BUCKS. Back showing the early 1810 period backmark of Nutting. Has the fullshank intact and a slight concave to the back. The button is of one piece casting and shows the exceptional workmanship the British had in the early 1800's
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British 5th Regiment of Foot
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Backmark: ""BLANK"(23mm)
Enlisted mans large-Coat size, British 5th regiment of foot button,non dug, from an old collection in upstate New York. Named the "Northumberland Regiment" The button is of one piece casting and shows the exceptional workmanship the British had in the early years. This is the post war type, with inner circle broken and dot. With Arabic "5". This pattern dates @1790-1797. Shank is gone. Slight wear on the front, but otherwise nice patinia. When these buttons were in use, the 5th was stationed in Canada From July,1787, to 1797, serving at Fort Niagara among other places. Then in 1814,participated in the Plattsburg,NY campaign.

This button came my way through the collections of Robert silverstein, who got it from Mr William Leigh, who got it from the old collection in upstate NY.
Ref:Troiani -B5.p. -


British 5th Regiment of Foot
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Backmark: ""BLANK"(17mm)
Enlisted mans cuff size, British 5th regiment of foot button,non dug, from an old collection in upstate New York. Named the "Northumberland Regiment" The button is of one piece casting and shows the exceptional workmanship the British had in the early years. This is the post war type, with inner circle broken and dot. With Arabic "5". This pattern dates @1790-1797. Shank is gone. Slight wear on the front, but otherwise nice patinia. When these buttons were in use, the 5th was stationed in Canada From July,1787, to 1797, serving at Fort Niagara among other places. Then in 1814,participated in the Plattsburg,NY campaign.

This button came my way through the collections of Robert silverstein, who got it from Mr William Leigh, who got it from the old collection in upstate NY.
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