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Beautiful University of Alabama Cadet Button with Rose Gilt SU14
Item #: A720

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This is your opportunity to get a very elusive Civil War button. This is the coat size button that was worn by someone from the University of Alabama. These were made by the Scovill Firm in Waterbury, Connecticut in the 1850's. They were sold with the New York City retailer marking on the reverse from the firm of Young, Smith & Company. This is the version that is listed as SU14 in Albert's button book and as ABS280 in Tice's button book. The face of the button has the image of the seal of the University of Alabama and around the edge reads the Latin "UNIVERSITAT. ALABAM". This one has the original rose colored gilt remaining in the recesses and the gilt makes the detail really stand out. It has the original back and shank still nicely intact on the reverse.

Shipping Weight: 0.3 lb
$1,650.00 USD

Beautiful Excavated Original Coat Size Georgia Military Institute Button SU128
Item #: A716

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This is a rare original excavated coat size Civil War uniform button from the Georgia Military Institute or G.M.I.. This is the style listed as figure su128 in Albert’s button book and GAS287 in Tice’s button book. It has the Georgia Dome on the front with the G.M.I. letters and the 1851 date that the school was founded. There is a beautiful amount of the original gold gilding still present on the face down in the recesses. On the back of the button it has the original back present as well as the original shank. These are tough to find buttons and this one looks nice.

Shipping Weight: 0.3 lb
$895.00 USD

Rare Alexandria Virginia Episcopal High School Silvered Cadet Button
Item #: A647

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Here is a very tough button to find. It is the 17mm version of the uniform button from the Virginia school that went on to see service in the Confederacy. This is the uniform button from the Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia. This school was started in 1839 and the principal was William Pendleton. Pendleton would later serve as Confederate General's chief artillerist. During the 1850's, the school reopened after financial difficulties. During this time is when they school bought these buttons. The school uniforms were a black coat with a buff vest and black trousers. When Union Colonel Ellsworth was shot in Alexandria the school directors closed the school. 61 of the young men from Episcopal High School died serving the Confederacy. The button has the Maltese Cross in the center with "E H S" above and "Va" below. The button has the lined background on the face. This one has some of the original silver on the button face. It has the original back and shank intact. You can still see the backmark of "SCOVILLS & CO. / EXTRA" RMDC backmark. This is the version listed as SU105 in Albert's button book and as VAS270A2. It is a beautiful button in fine excavated condition.

Shipping Weight: 0.3 lb
$795.00 USD

Beautiful Dug "Extra Quality" Backmarked Civil War Maryland Coat Button
Item #: A625

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This is a great looking dug button. It is an original Civil War coat size uniform button for the state of Maryland. This is the version listed as MD11 in Albert’s button book and as MD200a4 in Tice’s button book. This is the correct Civil War version but with the backmark that reads "EXTRA * QUALITY *”. This version was made with this generic backmark so they could sell the button without advertising for the actual button maker. The face of the button has the Maryland state seal with a fine look. The seal shows the quartered coat of arms in the center with an eagle up above. There is a farmer supporting the shield from one side and the other side is held up by a fisherman. They both stand on ribbon with the motto of the state of Maryland in Latin. It reads "Crescite et Multiplicimini” which translates to "Increase and Multiply”. The word "MARYLAND” is in bold block letters across the bottom. The face of this button has a wonderful color. It has a nice amount of the original gold gilding remaining down in the recesses. This is a great Non-excavated Confederate coat button with the correct Civil War era mark.

Shipping Weight: 0.3 lb
$295.00 USD

Very Rare South Carolina "Northern Volunteers" Button in Excellent Shape SC24
Item #: A595

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What a great button!. This is the version that is listed as SC24 in Albert's button book and as SC288 in Tice's button book. It is the coat size uniform button that was worn by a member of the South Carolina unit known as the "NORTHERN VOLUNTEERS" and is so marked along the lower edge of the button. The center of the button shows the a flying eagle with a lined shield in her beak. It has a plain background and the "S.C.M." in a swallow-tail ribbon which stand for South Carolina Militia. As you see the face of the button is in excellent condition with a superb amount of the original gold gilding from the factory remaining in just the right places to make the detail jump out. Tice states that these buttons were manufactured during the 1840's by the Waterbury, Connecticut firm of Scovills. This one has the original back intact with their marking as well as the original shank that is in excellent shape. You seldom see this button and this one is in excellent excavated condition.

Shipping Weight: 0.3 lb
$975.00 USD

Very Scarce "SOUTHERN CONFEDERACY" Cuff Button
Item #: A564

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When was the last time you got a chance at one of these rarities? This is one of the coolest of all Confederate manufactured buttons ever made. It is the "SOUTHERN CONFEDERACY" 16mm cuff button. It has that bold wording around the edge of the button. In the center of the button it has the star design. Inside the star it has the coircle with the "SC" lettering that stands for Southern Confederacy. This is the version that is listed as TX29 in Albert's button book and as TX249As2 in Tice's button book. The original back and shank are intact and in nice shape. This is a very elusive Confederate button.

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19mm Civil War South Carolina "EXTRA QUALITY" State Seal
Item #: A551

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This is a beautiful Civil War Confederate South Carolina State Seal 19mm coat button. This one has the palmetto tree on the face of the button with the "SC" lettering on the sides. It has the motto around the side. The motto reads "Animis Opibusque Parati” which translates as "Prepared in mind and Resources.” This is the style that was made by the Scovill firm just before the War. They used the generic backmark so that any retailer could sell the button without advertising for the actual maker. On the back of the button it has the remnants of the "EXTRA QUALITY” backmark. The back is intact and in fine shape but the shank is missing. The face has a superb amount of the gold gilt remaining in the recesses. This pattern is listed in Albert’s button book as SC15b and in Tice’s button book as CS262am7. This is a beautiful button that would be a superb addition to any collection.

Shipping Weight: 0.3 lb
$89.00 USD

Beautiful Confederate Made Louisiana State Seal Coat Button LA8
Item #: A467

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This is a beautiful displaying original excavated Confederate manufactured coat size uniform button from the state of Louisiana. The front of the button has the mother pelican feeding her young, which is the state seal of the great state of Louisiana. The face has a nice dark tone to the brass with a clear pelican. There is a beautiful amount of the original gold gilding remaining on the face of the button in the protected areas that gives it a fine look. These are listed as LA8 in Albert’s button book. It is purely 100% Confederate in use and manufacture. The original back is present as well as the shank. The back of the button still retains a fine amount of the original silver wash from the factory. This is a wonderful displaying original Confederate made Civil War Louisiana coat button.

Shipping Weight: 0.6 lb
$350.00 USD

The Most Desirable of all Confederate Buttons J.E.B. Stuart Coat Button CS144
Item #: A419

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This is the best known and desirable of all Confederate buttons. That is a direct quote from Tice’s button book. This is the pattern listed as figure CS144 in Albert’s button book and CS250a in Tice’s book. It is the pattern known to collectors as the "JE.B. Stuart” Button. It has always been reported that these buttons were made for J.E.B. Stuart and a select few of his men but I have never seen documentation to back that up. The button has the "CSA” letters around the top. There is a first national pattern Confederate flag in the center and below it has the crossed cavalry sabers. It ahs the push to the face as almost all of these patterns have and that fact is even notated in Tice’s book. When this one was excavated the fragile zinc back and brass shank was missing in action so we had both of them restored for display purposes. A non-excavated button like this once brought well over $40,000.00. You can own this very attractive displaying button for less than 15% of that price.

Price: $4,950.00 USD (Sale Pending)

Very Scarce Dug Cuff Size CS Made North Carolina State Seal Button
Item #: L4282

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Here is one that you very seldom see offered for sale. It is the rare cuff size version of this button. This is a very nice looking original excavated Confederate made Civil War cuff button for the state of North Carolina. It has the famous North Carolina state seal on the face of the button with the "NORTH CAROLINA” across the top edge. The great seal of North Carolina depicts the female figures, Liberty and Plenty. Liberty is holding a liberty pole with her right hand and in her left is a scroll inscribed "Constitution". Plenty grasps a cornucopia with her left hand and wheat with her right hand. The face of this has a nice untouched patina with the figures being clearly visible on the face. These were well made buttons made in the Confederacy for use by the North Carolina troops. The reverse of the button has the original back and shank nicely intact. This is one of the better variations that they made. It was made without a maker mark and production location in the channel of the back but it does have the single star in the channel. Authorities say this is the mark of the firm of Wildt & Klein of Columbus, South Carolina. This is the pattern listed as figure NC8 in Albert’s button book and NC210Cs1 in Tice’s button book. The verbal history that accompanied the button is that it was recovered years ago in a Confederate campsite in Fredericksburg, Virginia. This button shows fine Confederate workmanship and will be a solid addition to any Confederate button collection.

Shipping Weight: 0.3 lb
$395.00 USD

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