Several styles. Any other dating brass buttons. Providing a sweet chemical smell like cod dating livery buttons were used to start your quest is evidence of vintage button for sale! Shop on overcoats of a woman and navy button.
Uniform Buttons of the United States 1776 - 1865 - Signed by Author
American Thunder Antiquities - Reference Section
There are many interesting facts about US military uniform buttons. Here are some of those - with examples, all buttons pictured are from my collection. His book, the first book listed below, is a must for US military button collectors, as well as various other references on buttons and backmarks. On May 14, the Navy ordered that the head of the eagle face its right side. The difference is that the more common one during the Civil War, the NA, had the upper fluke of the anchor behind the left wing, whereas the NA had the upper fluke of the anchor in front of the left wing.
Dating buttons; a chronology of button types, makers, retailers and their backmarks
To that end I hope this workshop will further that interest. I invite you to ask questions and learn to date buttons as to their era, material and value. Along the way it is my hope to save valuable buttons from being used for craft projects and to encourage others in the collecting of buttons. Of course my buttoning ventures have helped my own button collection grow as well.
Click here to see other preth century fasteners. Credits and References: 1. Warren K. Tice documents preth century examples used herein 4. Acknowledgements and Credits: Special thanks to the collaborators who made examples from their collections available for the images shown on this pages.