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200 year old US Marine Corps button


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

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

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

 

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