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#1 nchistory

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 01:14 PM

Ca: 1820s US Marine button, unlisted particular BMed example (8 dots, and 8 (6) pointed stars or asterisks), excavated in Stafford, VA. Absolutely beautiful example and right at 200 years of Marine Corps history. Ooh RAH.. Semper Fi.
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#2 nchistory

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 01:17 PM

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#3 Patchcollector

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 01:18 PM

Wow,that is in great shape for being underground for the last 200 years!



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Posted 10 May 2018 - 01:19 PM

That is awesome!

#5 sundance

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 02:33 PM

Amazing how a button can be so neat and packed with so much history.



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Posted 10 May 2018 - 03:15 PM

Beautiful button! Thanks for posting.

#7 nchistory

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 03:35 PM

Thanks guys, indeed a beautiful button. Very scarce in 1 pcs., I've seen maybe 25 of various back marks in my life.

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 03:45 PM

Now thats Old Corps!

#9 nchistory

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 04:16 PM

Now thats Old Corps!


Yes pre 782 gear. LOL

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 04:47 PM

Stafford is 15 minutes up the road...excuse me while I dust off my metal detector



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Posted 10 May 2018 - 04:59 PM

Stafford is 15 minutes up the road...excuse me while I dust off my metal detector


Get your detector on Brig, I do using XP Deus these days, although this beautiful Marine is not my recovery, I have recovered a few ACW buttons this year.

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 05:04 PM

Historic Aerials has shown me some interesting buildings from the 50s-70s on my part of Camp that were long demolished...I have a target



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Posted 10 May 2018 - 05:26 PM

That is a gorgeous button! Thanks for showing it!



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Posted 10 May 2018 - 05:57 PM

That is a gorgeous button! Thanks for showing it!


Yes Sir, Thank you

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 05:58 PM

Historic Aerials has shown me some interesting buildings from the 50s-70s on my part of Camp that were long demolished...I have a target


Fortunate man, hope you are digging when time permits.

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 01:29 PM

Talked with old friend Dan Binder today, and it is of his opinion that the BM on this particular button likely a product of J. M. L. & W. H. Scovill.

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 01:31 PM

Most button collectors know the US didn't manufacture button till the 1820's, prior to that they were European manufacture or were actually re-used British-made civilian buttons as indicated by SALs, semi-eradicated English backmarks, and American overstamps.

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 01:33 PM

Found this early Marine today on line that recently sold. English maker of William Wallis.

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 01:34 PM

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 01:34 PM

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 01:35 PM

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 05:57 PM

Fantastic find




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