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​At the price he is selling this button, I would ask for a more specifics. Size of the button and straight on photos. The anchor looks larger than others I see pictured, maybe it is the angle. I would suggest you look on some Civil War Dealer sites and see if you can match. I have never seen an actual Civil War Marine button. I would see if you find anymore Hortsmann marked to compare. I wondered about the amount of verdigris also, on dug buttons I find by the time I clean the dirt off most of the verdigris is gone.

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I personally like it I have dabbled in Civil war buttons for years! The amount of ground affect really varies based on the location it was found! I would say its good but defiantly do your research before you buy!

Please Remember the Following Service Members who have passed on!

 

Manley S Webb- 1925-2006 US Navy WW2

James W Boutilier - 1921-1983 US Navy Seabees WW2

Russell W Haight - 1876-1953 Spanish American War, Cuban Pacification, Mexican Border War NYNG

Lt Colonel William H Warren 1921-2014 USAF

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The backmark suggests it is post WW1

100% not true sir!

W. H. HORSTMANN / PHILA. 1820-1850

W. H. HORSTMANN / NEW YORK 1820-1837

W. H. HORSTMANN & SONS 1843-1863

W. H. HORSTMANN & CO. / PHILA. 1864-1866

W. H. HORSTMANN & CO. / NEW YORK 1837-1847

HORSTMANN BROS & CO. / PHILA 1859-1863

HORSTMANN BROS & CO. / NEW YORK 1850-1852

HORSTMANN BROS & ALLIEN 1852-1877

HORSTMANN BROS & DRUCKER 1844-1850

HORSTMANN / PHILADELPHIA 1893-1935

 

​I believe this example to be 1859-63

Please Remember the Following Service Members who have passed on!

 

Manley S Webb- 1925-2006 US Navy WW2

James W Boutilier - 1921-1983 US Navy Seabees WW2

Russell W Haight - 1876-1953 Spanish American War, Cuban Pacification, Mexican Border War NYNG

Lt Colonel William H Warren 1921-2014 USAF

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In looking at the pictures of the Horstmann backmarks in William McGuinn & Bruce Bazelon's book " American Military Button Makers and Dealers; Their Backmarks & Dates", the button posted here matches up closely with what Horstmann used for backmarks from 1870-1893.

Of course a better image of the front and back would be helpful.

Kim

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In looking at the pictures of the Horstmann backmarks in William McGuinn & Bruce Bazelon's book " American Military Button Makers and Dealers; Their Backmarks & Dates", the button posted here matches up closely with what Horstmann used for backmarks from 1870-1893.

Of course a better image of the front and back would be helpful.

Kim

When I return home in May, I'll take a trip to the shop and take some better pictures. I'm not in a hurry to buy it as I am in college right now but I'll make some money this summer to hopefully get it. I'll email the seller to get some better pictures.

 

Jacob

 

Check out my website: http://www.pofmilitaryantiques.com/

 

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