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 Posted: Thu Feb 8th, 2018 01:45 pm
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I have a Steel Eagle Button that doesn't have a back mark.  The back is painted black and the shank is loose and apears to be made that way.  20mm.  Is this a military or fashion button.  Sorry I can't seem to get pictures loaded here.

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 Posted: Thu Feb 8th, 2018 04:11 pm
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1946gvf wrote: I have a Steel Eagle Button that doesn't have a back mark.  The back is painted black and the shank is loose and apears to be made that way.  20mm.  Is this a military or fashion button.  Sorry I can't seem to get pictures loaded here.

I would really need to see a photo of the front and back. What sorta problem are you experiencing when you try to load your photos?

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 Posted: Thu Feb 8th, 2018 06:58 pm
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 Posted: Fri Feb 9th, 2018 11:21 am
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Well it is a pretty button. Rob will have your answer soon, he is good.

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 Posted: Sat Feb 10th, 2018 12:49 am
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Sorry for the delay in responding. I am fairly certain that your button is a japanned fashion button, similar to the ones on this site:

 https://guide.alibaba.com/shopping-guides/blazer-buttons-silver.html

Since I haven't been able to find an exact match to yours, I have sent off a few emails to see if I can find the age and origin of yours.  So far though, I have not received any replies.
 

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 Posted: Mon Feb 12th, 2018 08:27 pm
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Thanks Rob. Hate to see all the repo's.

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 Posted: Wed Feb 14th, 2018 11:58 am
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One of my contacts on this button finally replied and had some interesting insight. Here is his reply:

  I’ve never seen another example of your iron-backed Indian Wars eagle-button.  In addition to having an iron back, the presence of what button collectors call a “floppy shank” means it is not up to Military specifications.  As with the “false 3-piece” US Staff Officer buttons, my theory is that this floppy-shanked iron-backed eagle button was made for Indian-Wars/Span-Am-Wars Veterans’ uniforms in the years after production of army “eagle buttons” ceased (1902).

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 Posted: Fri Feb 16th, 2018 09:41 am
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Thanks for the info.

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