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 Posted: Fri Sep 8th, 2017 01:35 pm
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This is another button I had a hard time classifying. Like the other one I posted, by definition this one doesn't really qualify as a sporting button because of its age. But, since it does depict a horse and rider, I decided the subject matter is more in line with sporting buttons, so I parked it here  anyway.  This one measures 17mm and dates to the 18th Century.  This may well be the oldest button in my remaining collection.  Because it is quite worn, I have included different photos in different lighting and from different angles so you can get a feel of what it looks like.
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 Posted: Fri Sep 8th, 2017 02:26 pm
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It looks like Paul Revere....nice button also...

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 Posted: Fri Sep 8th, 2017 03:42 pm
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I like those Rob I had no idea there were so many different buttons out there

Tom

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 Posted: Sat Sep 9th, 2017 12:20 am
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That is a really neat. I love that shank.....

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Not constructed like yours but the subject matter is similar, this is an old Post Office Dept. uniform button of three-piece "staff" construction. It says U.S.A at the top and P.O.D at the bottom  These are not highly collected but they should be. This design was made in a Saunders construction too (two piece) but this staff construction is harder to find.  I save these as holiday gifts for my favorite post office clerks and our carrier.  They seem to love them.



Side view of "staff" construction, I call this a "bowler hat" shape, ha!


And here's a favorite and quite rare antique "ivoroid celluloid" with brass horse/rider jumping over fence.  The background is molded sheet celluloid.  I love the moon and stars detail.  The back of this button is japanned metal with a wire shank. This one is considered a "deluxe" button as it's hard to find and measures a bit over 1-1/4" making it a "large" by NBS collecting standards.  In competition one could not use the uniform button shown above with a button from the other classes (pretty buttons) unless the award language allows for "Div II" (uniform) buttons to be used.  I like to show designs with a common theme in different materials, so here's the celluloid one with brass OME (other material embellishment):



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 Posted: Mon Sep 11th, 2017 09:50 pm
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I really enjoy seeing the different materials and different buttons, and appreciate your posting them. That is one thing I was hoping for when I started this forum ...that we could see and learn about them.  Those two are beautiful!

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That is one beautiful  button,

Tom

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I too like the stars and moon on the last button. I too appreciate seeing all the different buttons and materials used. This is getting good.

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