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#1 gpspartans

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Posted 22 December 2015 - 06:35 PM

attached pin looks copper or bronze & marked U.S.V. on top with 1898 on bottom. No marks. Pin catch does not unscrew so should be button pin or what ever they are called. have no idea of maker or date.

 

any help will be appreciated greatly.

 

David

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Posted 22 December 2015 - 07:16 PM

I think lapel button might be the right term.

 

U.S.V. would be for US Volunteers.  1898 was the year they were recognized by the US Congress.

 

https://en.wikipedia...ates_Volunteers

 

Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders were technically US Volunteers.



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Posted 22 December 2015 - 11:58 PM

I suspect this lapel button was made for a veterans association or reunion. It's not an insignia, but a good looking piece nevertheless.

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Posted 23 December 2015 - 02:48 PM

many, many thanks




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