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Two great books.  Be sure to ignore the price values in the Albert's book.  Those were a long time ago.  Also, there are some changes.  One is the button attributed to Transylvania University is actually Norfolk Military Academy considered to be a Confederate button.

 

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2 hours ago, LadyofDoune said:

The button shown is a fashion button copy of a British military button. You can tell by the indistinct artwork, the shank, the lack of a backmark, and the general way it is made.

Thank you! I wasn't able to find it at all!

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21 hours ago, LadyofDoune said:

The button shown is a fashion button copy of a British military button. You can tell by the indistinct artwork, the shank, the lack of a backmark, and the general way it is made.

Concur. It appears to be a fashion copy of The Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Attached is my button from that British (Scottish) regiment.

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21 hours ago, mds308 said:

Two great books.  ...

 

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Yes, great books - I use them both VERY often!! But yes, Albert's book is a little out-dated, and a few (very few) errors. 

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Hi again, I found a whole bunch more! I was able to identify about a dozen from WW1. There's a handful that are still eluding me.

 

One is a copper 2 piece with just the number 9. on the front and what I believe is EXTRA FEIN on the back spaced by 2 diamonds.

 

The second is a brass or gold colored single piece with what looks like a suit of armor helmet and chest piece. The back doesn't have a mark, but has an unusual 4 way ring/cage. 

 

The other 4 are all lighter weight 2 piece.

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