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Confederate Excavated State Buttons
Great Looking Dug Confederate Solid Cast Infantry Coat Button
Item #: L921

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This is a beautiful Confederate coat button for the infantry branch of service. This is the classic solid cast version that was often worn by the Confederate foot soldier. The front of the button has the block style "I” that can be seen from across the room. This pattern of Confederate button is listed in Albert’s button books as CS184 and in Tice’s button book it is figure CSI275. It has a beautiful brownish green patina all over that is a little darker than in the pictures. This is a great looking original Confederate cast "I” button.

Shipping Weight: 0.4 lb
$145.00 USD

Rare Excavated Civil War Maryland Cuff Button
Item #: L664

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This is a tough to find dug button. It is an original Civil War cuff size uniform button for the state of Maryland. This is the version listed as MD11av in Albert’s button book and as MD200as5 in Tice’s button book. This is the correct Civil War version but with the backmark that reads "EXTRA * QUALITY *” still partially visible. 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 is partially visible. The face of this button is and it has some traces of the original gold gilding remaining down in the recesses. This is an attractive excavated Confederate cuff button with the correct Civil War era back mark.

Shipping Weight: 0.3 lb
$99.00 USD

NC16 Excavated Confederate Made "Sunburst" North Carolina Coat Button
Item #: L279

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This is a nice looking original Confederate made button for the state of North Carolina. This is the style referred to by collectors as the "Sunburst” because of the rays coming out from the center of the button. The center has the letters "NC”. These buttons were designed with just a simple shank soldered onto the back which came off very easily. This is the version listed as MC16 in Albert's button book and as MC242 in Tice's button book. This one is gone as is so often the case with these. This is a fine looking button for the price.

Price: $79.00 USD (Sale Pending)

Nice & Complete Excavated Civil War Virginia State Seal Coat Button VA15
Item #: v9079

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This is a very nice looking excavated Civil War coat size uniform button for the state of Virginia. It has fine detail to the face of the button with the Virginia seal has the motto of Virginia around the edge of "SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS" which is Latin and translates as "Thus unto tyrants". The original back and shank are present with the correct Civil War maker’s mark of Horstmann & Allien with the rays. This is the style listed as figure VA15 in Albert’s book and VA229a1 in Tice’s book. This is an attractive dug Virginia button for any collection.

Shipping Weight: 0.3 lb
$125.00 USD

Rose Gilded Excavated Virginia State Seal Richmond Backmark VA13
Item #: v8489

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This is a superb looking excavated Civil War coat size uniform button for the state of Virginia. It has very nice detail to the face of the button with a solid amount of the gilding remaining on the face. This is the tougher to find version with the rose toned gilding on the face. It makes the detail stand out superbly. The Virginia seal has the motto of Virginia around the edge of "SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS" which is Latin and translates as "Thus unto tyrants". The original back is present with the correct Civil War retailer's mark of the Kent, Paine Company of Richmond. This is a more scarce backmark as well. The shank is missing in action. This is the style listed as figure VA13 in Albert’s book and VA222 in Tice’s book. This is a fantastic looking dug Virginia button for any collection.

Shipping Weight: 0.3 lb
$175.00 USD

RARE Excavated Civil War V.M.I. Cadet Coat Button by Firmin
Item #: v8219

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This is an attractive excavated coat size button for the Virginia Military Institute Cadet. It has the proud lettering on the face that reads "V.M.I. CADET” and also has the Virginia motto of "SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS” which translates as "Thus unto tyrants”. In the center of the button it has the Virginia states seal. This is the style with the "FIRMIN & SONS / . LONDON .” backmark between the two rows of dots. This is the version that is listed as SU408 in Albert’s button book and VAS294E1 in Tice’s book. This is an extremely tough version of this button. These were ordered in 1863 and brought through the Union naval blockade. The face of the button has very attractive detail and lots of the original gold gilt remaining. There is an ever so slight push to the face that is mentioned for exactness and it is priced accordingly. This is a scarce version of the classic Civil War era coat button from the Virginia Military Institute by Firmin.

Price: $245.00 USD (Sale Pending)

Rare Version Dug Silvered Civil War Coat Size Virginia State Seal Button VA223
Item #: v7782

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This is a rare excavated Civil War coat size button for the state of Virginia. On the face is the classic Virginia state seal in the center with "VIRGINIA” at the top and "SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS”. This is the motto of Virginia which translates to "THUS UNTO TYRANTS”. The button has a wonderful look with a fine amount of the original silver on the button highlights making the detail stand out superbly. The original back and shank is present with the correct pre-Civil War era raised Mark depressed channel backmark of "W.H. HORSTMANN & SONS / PHILA". The back has the crack as you can see and it is priced accordingly. This is the version and this style is listed as VA223a1 in Tice’s button book. This is a fantastic silvered Civil War Virginia state seal.

Shipping Weight: 0.4 lb
$199.00 USD

Original Civil War Confederate Made North Carolina State Seal NC8
Item #: v5898

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This is an original Confederate made Civil War coat button for the state of North Carolina. It has the famous North Carolina state seal on the face of the button with the bold "NORTH CAROLINA” across the top edge. You can still read the letters of the North Carolina marking. The face of this one has of the a nice chocolate brown patina all over. It is missing the shank and is mentioned for exactness and priced accordingly. 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 intact but the shank is missing in action. You can also read traces of the the Richmond, Virginia maker's mark of the S.A. Myers. This is the pattern listed as figure NC8 in Albert’s button book and NC210 in Tice’s button book. This is a nice piece of Confederate workmanship and will be a solid addition to any Confederate button collection.

Shipping Weight: 0.3 lb
$85.00 USD

Confededrate Made Coat Size Civil War Georgia State Seal GA11
Item #: v5457

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This is a very attractive excavated coat size button for the state of Georgia. What is cool about this button is that it is the version that was made during the Civil War by Confederate makers. Collectors refer to this button as being a "local" manufactured button. On the face is the classic Georgia. The button has a nice look all over with good detail to the face. The original back and shank is present. These buttons were produced without a maker's Mark on the reverse. This is the style listed as GA11A in Albert’s button book and GA230A1 in Tice’s button book. The verbal history that accompanied this button is that it was recovered in Charleston, South Carolina by our relic hunter named Rocky Sommers. This is a very nice looking excavated Confederate made Civil War Georgia state seal coat button.

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Scarce Baltimore Backmarked Coat Size Virginia State Seal VA12
Item #: v5352

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This is a fine looking excavated Civil War coat size uniform button for the state of Virginia. It has very nice detail to the face of the button. The Virginia seal has the motto of Virginia around the edge of "SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS" which is Latin and translates as "Thus unto tyrants". The original back and shank are present with the scarce and correct Civil War maker’s mark of the Baltimore, Maryland retailer, Canfield Brothers. It is marked "CANFIELD BRO & Co. BALTIMORE”. The back is solid as a rock. This is the style listed as figure VA12 in Albert’s book and VA221a1 in Tice’s book. This is a great dug Virginia button with a scarce backmark that will be a solid addition for any collection.

Shipping Weight: 0.4 lb
$165.00 USD

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