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 Revolutionary War Buttons


8009 - 23RD REGIMENT OF FOOT, Brass enlistedman's button 16mm with shank, B23-1, emblem of the Prince of Wales, motto ICH DIEN on ribbon, XXIII. The light infantry and grenadier companies of the Fusiliers saw bloody action at the Battle of Bunker Hill, the light infantry only had 5 men left un-wounded. All companies, except the grenadiers who were garrisoning New York City, at the Battle of Guilford Court House in the American War of Independence. The regiment participated in nearly every campaign from the Lexington & Concord to regiment participated in nearly every campaign from the Lexington & Concord to Yorktown. At the surrender of Yorktown, the Royal Welch Fusiliers were the only British Regiment not to surrender their colors; these were smuggled out tied around the Ensign's waist. This button was excavated at Yorktown, VA. Sharp details trivial edge bump..........................................................$250.00

8010 - 2ND MASSACHUSETTS ORDNANCE BUTTON OF 1778, 17mm, white metal, turret shank, AMO2.d, manufactured in France for the Colony of Massachusetts. Arabic 2 within broken circle, beautiful face with slight traces of plate. As nice as you will find! Found at Robinson's Farm, NY, in September 1971..................................................$350.00

8011 - 7ND MASSACHUSETTS ORDNANCE BUTTON OF 1778, 17mm, white metal, turret shank, AMO7.f, manufactured in France for the Colony of Massachusetts. Arabic 7 within broken circle, beautiful face with slight traces of plate. As nice as you will find! Found at Robinson's Farm, NY, in September 1971...................................................$350.00

8012 - 9TH MASSACHUSETTS ORDNANCE BUTTON OF 1778, 17mm, white metal, turret shank, AMO9.h manufactured in France for the Colony of Massachusetts. Arabic 9 within broken circle, beautiful face with very slight traces of plate. As nice as you will find! Found at Robinson's Farm, NY, in September 1971.............................................................$325.00

8013 - CONNECTICUT, 1st Regiment, large coat button, 1 CR, partial shank, excavated CT. Village, Cold Springs, NY. Great form and face, very bold details with high relief, no erosion to edges, 25mm, A1CR.d, as nice as the plate coin in Troiani, great surfaces. Finest we have ever handled, from an old collection........................................................$1,150.00


8014 - CONNECTICUT
, 2nd Regiment, large coat button, 2 CR, trace of shank, excavated CT. Village, Cold Springs, NY. Great form and face, very bold details with high relief, no erosion to edges, A2CR.e, 22mm, better than the plate buttons in Troiani................................
$1,095.00


8016 - NORTH CAROLINA
, USA N above and C below, no shank, superb face and rims, ANCUSA.c, excavated on Hay St. in Fayetteville, NC. Exact plate image in Troiani's Book page 238, cuff issue, lovely lime green patina, extremely rare..........................................
$1,895.00

8017 - USA CONTINENTAL LARGE COAT WITH RARE SHANK VARIETY, 24mm, AUSA.h, stylized USA letters, cast shank set in a hump [similar to the British style], excavated in CT. Village, Garrison, NY. Good scalloped borders, bold USA, great surfaces, unusually nice bright pewter fields. Trifle edge erosion that does not really affect the pie crust border.......................................................................$1,195.00


AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR BUTTONS

4088 - USA CONTINENTAL LARGE COAT BUTTON, 22mm, USA intertwined, block letters, pie crust border, complete with shank bent back, variant AUSA.b, dug 1980 Camp Robinson's Farm, Hudson Highlands, a very nice face that is sharp, slight erosion at 6pm at edge not detracting from the appearance of this button. A moderately priced nice example.................SOLD

4089 - USA CONTINENTAL LARGE COAT BUTTON, 22.5mm, USA intertwined, block letters, pie crust border, complete with standing shank, variant AUSA.a. A gorgeous button with a great face, lovely patina, sharp back seam, even ground action. The best one we have ever had. From a Virginia collection, better in hand than photo.................................................................SOLD


4090 - USA CONTINENTAL MEDIUM COAT BUTTON
, 18mm, USA intertwined, block letters, pie crust border, complete with shank bent back, variant AUSA.sc. Nice even ground action, from an old Virginia collection....................................................
$495.00

4093 - CONTINENTAL ARTILLERY BUTTON, 24mm, Officer's pattern button, ACA.f, French imported copper repousse, raised pie crust border. Cannon with Grand Union flag, originally had a wooden backing, an super excavated example without the usual bends and damage usually seen with these delicate examples. The nicest we have had. From an old Virginia collection..........................................................$750.00


4094 - CONTINENTAL ARTILLERY BUTTON
, 17mm, Enlisted man's button, ACA.d, cast pewter with shank, raised cohorn mortar, ring border, shank is straight, nice dark green patina to face, excavated south redoubt West Point, NY. The nicest of this type we have had...................................................
SOLD

4095 - 1ST SOUTH CAROLINA, 17mm, Enlisted man's pattern, A1SC.c, "leg-bone" style 1, with complete shank bent back. Great detail, smooth face, great form to edges. Operations in Savannah and Florida, also Charleston where it was captured in May 1780. One of the nicest we have seen for sale, from an old Virginia collection.......................................................SOLD

4096 - 3RD SOUTH CAROLINA, 19mm, Enlisted man's pattern, A3SC.e, raised Arabic numeral 3, great form and edges, bold 3, missing shank, smooth field, much rarer than the 1st SC and an exceptional specimen. Charleston, Savannah, Florida operations, captured at Charleston by the British in May 1780. From an old Virginia collection........................................................SOLD

FRENCH REVOLUTIONARY WAR BUTTONS


4097 - FRENCH NAVY/MARINE
, 17mm, Enlisted man's pattern, Anchor within two rope borders, turret back, found in Virginia, FCN.i. Light patina.......................................
SOLD


4098 - FRENCH NAVY/MARINE
, 17mm, Enlisted man's pattern, Anchor within two rope borders, turret back, found in Virginia, FCN.i. Very sharp face.....................................
SOLD

BRITISH REVOLUTIONARY WAR BUTTONS

5000 - QUEEN'S RANGERS 1ST AMERICANS, 16mm, Enlisted man's pewter pattern, LQR.b, raised concentric ring, crown over an Arabic 1, over AMERICAN, Philadelphia Campaign 1777, Brandywine and Germantown, Monmouth, Siege of Yorktown, excellent face, missing shank, from an old Virginia collection, rare so nice.............................................SOLD

5001 - NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS, 3RD AMERICAN REGIMENT, 22mm, Enlisted man's pattern, large size, LYNV.d, raised crown over Arabic 3 AMERICAN within a concentric ringed border, no shank, excellent surfaces and detail. New York Campaign 1776, Fort Clinton, and Montgomery in 1777, Savannah and Charleston. Rare.........................................$595.00

5002 - 3RD REGIMENT OF FOOT, SCOTS GUARDS, 16mm, Enlisted man's pewter issue, rays from center 3G divided by a thistle, 1775-1783 pattern, no shank, B3G.e, Found in NY City. Nice face slight bend at edge but does not detract from face. Fought at the Battle of Brooklyn and the Battle of White Plains. The following year, in September, the composite Foot Guards took part in the Battle of Brandywine and the Battle of Germantown. Later at Guilford CH and Yorktown. Scarce...................................$225.00

5004 - 10TH REGIMENT OF FOOT, 17mm, pewter, plain face with incised Arabic 10, slightly domed, no shank, B-10.d, found Fort Haldimand, Lexington, Concord, Boston, NY Campaign 1776, Philadelphia campaign 1777, good form, ding at edge unaffecting the button's detail, a rare and desirable regiment..............................................$250.00

5005 - 29TH REGIMENT OF FOOT, 17mm, pewter, enlisted man's pattern, B-29.i, plain face and relief Arabic 29, no shank, pattern 1771-73, found in Florida, superb face. A small part of the 29th involved in the Boston Massacre in 1770, later companies captured at Saratoga, Carlton Expedition in 1780, great form and face..................................................$225.00


JUST OUT OF AN OLD REVOLUTIONARY WAR BUTTON COLLECTION

SOME OF THE NICEST USA BUTTONS I HAVE SEEN IN YEARS

2600 - USA CONTINENTAL BUTTON, REVOLUTIONARY WAR, 19mm with a straight shank, USA entwined, sharp face with good boarders, excavated New Windsor NY, great seam on verso, nice fields, an exceptional example, AUSA.sb..........................................SOLD

2601 - USA CONTINENTAL BUTTON, REVOLUTIONARY WAR, 19mm with a straight shank, USA entwined, beautiful face, smooth fields and great border. Excavated near Castine, Maine, shank bent back but firmly attached. AUSA.sp.........................................SOLD

2602 - USA CONTINENTAL BUTTON, REVOLUTIONARY WAR, 19mm with a straight shank, USA entwined, full standing shank, great face with smooth fields, AUSA.sb, excavated in upstate New York area, great button....................SOLD

2603 - USA CONTINENTAL BUTTON, REVOLUTIONARY WAR, 19mm with a straight shank, USA entwined, full standing shank, sharp face with a nice patina which makes the face really stand out, excavated Waters St. New York City. A great example, AUSA.sb.....................................................SOLD

2604 - USA CONTINENTAL BUTTON, REVOLUTIONARY WAR, 22mm with a straight shank, USA entwined, full standing shank, large coat issue, sharp USA and glossy surfaces, site unknown, AUSA.e, a beautiful example of the large USA coat............................................................SOLD

2605 - USA CONTINENTAL BUTTON, REVOLUTIONARY WAR, 23mm strong face with a bent shank, USA entwined, large coat issue, sharp USA and glossy surfaces, excavated in New York, great face, quite sharp with a super field, shank completely intact but bent back. Tremendous face. AUSA.e.......................SOLD


10606 - ROYAL PROVINCIALS, LRP.f, 22mm. pewter enlisted man's coat button, no shank but a lovely sharp face RP under crown, nice surfaces and edges firm and round, excavated at Fort Haldimand, an excellent example..............................$275.00

10607 - MASS. ORDINANCE BUTTON 2ND REGIMENT 1778, AMO2.d, small cuff 17mm, 2 within circle, with turret shank, imported in 1778 from France by Massachusetts. Bold features, excavated Hudson Highlands, Very fine.........................................$295.00

10608 - 84TH BRITISH REGIMENT OF FOOT, Royal Highland Immigrants, B48.i, 17mm, gilded brass, one piece with incised devise of a thistle surrounded by a crown and wreath. St. Andrew's cross with "84". Officers pattern, excavated at Fort Haldimand, ex. Don Troiani. Rare and very desirable.........................................$395.00

10609 - 80TH REGIMENT OF FOOT, FROM A CAPTURED PRISONER AT YORKTOWN, VA, B80.a, 20.5 mm, large officers pattern, one piece silver plated copper with flat plain face, incised number 80, excavated at Winchester, VA. Some traces of copper in incised numbers. Actual plate button in the Troiani Book. From the uniform of an officer captured at Yorktown and send to Winchester as a POW, with shank......................................................SOLD

10610 - 71ST REGIMENT OF FOOT, FRASER'S HIGHLANDERS, B71.n, 22mm pewter, wavy border with incised 71, missing shank but great face and surface. Ex. Troiani, exccavated in South Carolina. The 71st Regiment of Foot or 'Fraser's Highlanders' served in both the Northern and Southern Campaigns, participating in these major battles:  Brooklyn (1776), Brandywine (1777), Savannah (1778), Briar Creek (1779), Siege of Savannah (1779), Siege of Charleston (1780), Camden (1780), Cowpens (1781), Guilford Courthouse (1781), and Yorktown (1781)..............................................................SOLD

10611 - USA CONTINENTAL ISSUE, 18mm, USA entwined letters, no shank, quite clear USA on face, excavated Berryville, VA. A nice example at a moderate price...........................................................$225.00

10612 - 7TH REGIMENT FRENCH, EXCAVATED AT WILLIAMSBURG, VA, 17mm, 7 within partial circle, turret shank, nice smooth surfaces, a scarcer regiment than most found in the Yorktown theater.......................................................$185.00

10613 - 20TH REGIMENT FRENCH, 23mm, two piece brass plated officer's button 20 within partial circle, bone back with cat gut twine lace. Served at Savannah and Pensacola during the Revolutionary War, non-dug, not listed in Troiani, choice condition...............................................SOLD

10614 - RARE EXAMPLES OF BONE BACKING FOR REV. WAR BUTTONS DUG AT HUDSON HIGHLANDS, 4 bone cutouts from sections of bone that were remnants used in making bone backings for buttons in the Hudson Highland camp. Wonderfully preserved.......................................................$55.00


70602 - A VERY NICE LARGE USA CONTINENTAL BUTTON EXCAVATED AT CAMDEN, SOUTH CAROLINA, 24mm, coat button with large loop shank, very similar to T-AUSA.f. double scalloped border, very strong entwined USA, deep green patina, at 24mm quite large. One of the nicest we have had in awhile and will be hard to beat, probably locally invade in the Southern theater......................SOLD

70603 - CONTINENTAL ARMY ARTILLERY BUTTON, T-ACA.d, enlisted man's cast pewter with loop shank, raised cohorn mortar within double ring. 16mm, excavated near Hudson Highlands, excellent form with good details, quite nice..............................................................SOLD


70604 - CONTINENTAL ARMY ARTILLERY BUTTON
, T-ACA.d, enlisted man's cast pewter with loop shank, raised cohorn mortar within double ring. 16mm, excavated near Hudson Highlands, excellent form with good details, quite nice and somewhat nicer than 70603..............................................
SOLD

70605 - A GROUPING OF 48TH BRITISH BUTTONS, 4 buttons, three were excavated in the US, one in the West Indies. Although this unit specifically did not see service in America, examples of the 48th buttons have been found in Philadelphia and New Jersey due to most probably detached troops serving with other units. The three damaged buttons to be described were dug in the NY area and the 4th example in excellent condition dug in the West Indies. They are now listed in Troiani's book as B48.c. Buttons a & b, large coat issues piecrust edge, both partial buttons, button c, B48.c, chipped at edge, all the previous excavated in America. Button d, a very nice example of B48.c dug in the West Indies, the lot of 4 buttons................................................................$100.00

70606 - 70TH BRITISH REGIMENT, 27mm, 1768-83, pie crust border, incised large 70, no shank. Enlisted man's button, the largest of the British regimental issues at 27mm. Composed of lowland Scots, served in the West Indies with some service in New York and the South, nicer than photo, great rims.............................................................................$225.00


70607 - 2ND FRENCH REGIMENT
, Provence Regiment, 21mm large 2 within decorative circle, brass, enlisted man's issue, turret shank, F2 X size not listed in Troiani, served as ship's garrison at Yorktown, undetermined site, Very fine............................................
$155.00


70608 - KINGS 8TH REGIMENT
, B-8.i. Large coat button with shank; pie crust border with incised K's 8, 1768-1785, excavated in New York. Sharp details, dark black patina surface, some ground action blems by quite nice and has the complete shank...................................
SOLD


5102 - 60TH BRITISH BUTTON, ROYAL AMERICANS, B60-b, Enlisted man's pattern ,cable border with large raised Arabic 60, no shank, 17mm, found in the vicinity of Fort William Henry. This early style was used as early as 1772 to about 1776 when the wreath pattern came into use. Sharp face, some surface deposits. A very rare variety used early in the Revolutionary War......................................................SOLD

5192A - 14TH FRENCH REGIMENT, 17mm Agenois Rgt. Site of Pensacola, Savannah, Yorktown Campaign, pleasant brown patina, scarce button.......................................SOLD

2120 - USA CONTINENTAL BUTTON, small pattern R-AUSA.sl [variant without dots and dash], scalloped border, 15mm, strong USA with digging nick at bottom of USA, shank bent over on verso, high casting seam. Hudson Highlands. This small is pattern is quite rare.............................................$250.00

2121 - USA CONTINENTAL BUTTON, medium coat, with shank, nice edge form, clear USA with usual porosity but a decent example with a nice full straight shank and excellent edges, 20mm, [better than photo]......................................................SOLD

2122 - MASSACHUSETTS 1778 ORDNANCE 2ND REGT., 17mm, 2 within circle, turret shank, really a sharp 2 with glossy field, some verdigris to upper left that could be removed, an excellent buy on this nice button, ex. Wendell Lang Collection..................................................SOLD

2123 - MASSACHUSETTS 2ND REGIMENT, 1775 ISSUE, large coat with turret shank, Arabic 2 within circle with dots, sharp devise, edge chip to the left side, brown patina to surface. A very scarce button............................................$225.00

2125 - MASSACHUSETTS VII REGIMENT, large enlisted man's coat button, Arched MASS over VII, wreath below, full shank, issue of 1781. Perfect edges, second 1 of VII weak, you will never find a VII this large with shank so reasonably priced...................................................$250.00



2126 - MASSACHUSETTS IX REGIMENT
, 1781, large coat, MASS over IX, wreath below, clear IX, edge irregular, no shank.......................................$125.00

2127 - MASSACHUSETTS IX REGIMENT, 1781, large coat, MASS over IX wreath below, clear IX, edge irregular, no shank.......................................$145.00

2138 - UNIFORM BUTTONS OF THE UNITED STATES, 1776 - 1865, Warren K. Tice. 519 pages 8 - 1/2" X 11", hundreds of pictures and descriptions of buttons! This book contains many buttons not covered in Albert's, and also lists every known back mark for each button. There are also chapters on four leading manufactures, with histories of the companies and great photos of their back marks. State buttons section includes buttons all the way back to the American Revolution, with the United State section starting in about 1830, and a section covering the completed period of Confederate manufacture. Out of print...have a few left...................................................$150.00 [have seen on Ebay at $200+] NEW - Still in cellophane wrappers


121800 - LARGE USA CONTINENTAL BUTTON, 22mm, enlisted man's pattern, raised pie crust border with block USA letters intertwined. USA has dot between letters most prominently after the U. Almost a match for T-AUSA-g with the metal slightly lighter than the usual pewter USA's. Found in a New York Camp near Newberg, NY. The shank is very unusual being a small raised shank with a hole drilled through. Strong USA with 75% of pie crust remaining. Minor erosion to right border at 1 to 3 o'clock. This is a rare example we have not see before..............................................SOLD

121801 - 3RD REGIMENT SCOTS GUARDS, 1775-1783, 24mm, enlisted man's pattern, T-B3G-e, motif of rays with 3G divided by a thistle, pewter, dug New York, with loop shank. Sharp face, mottled brown patina, nice form to edges, uncommon...................................$195.00

121803 - 18TH REGIMENT FRENCH, large coat, F-18-c, enlisted man's brass pattern, turret shank, Savannah 1779, Pensacola 1781, Yorktown 1781, light erosion at 11 o'clock, nice bold face..................................................$150.00


91305 - 2ND REGIMENT, FRENCH INFANTRY, REVOLUTIONARY WAR, 15mm, Picardie Regiment, cuff button, F2.d, excavated at Savannah, GA., served as "ship garrison" troops at Yorktown, choice, turret shank, smooth dark patina.........................................$150.00

91306 - 21ND REGIMENT, FRENCH INFANTRY, REVOLUTIONARY WAR, 16mm, F21.d, enlisted man's cuff cotton, brass, excavated Yorktown, VA. Turret shank, sharp face, very fine example.........................................................$150.00

91307 - 30TH FRENCH INFANTRY, REVOLUTIONARY WAR, F30.d, 17mm, cuff brass button, turret shank, excavated Yorktown, VA., "Dauphin Regiment." These buttons were used by the Soissonais Regiment in America. Very fine..............................................$150.00


91308 - 72ND FRENCH INFANTRY, REVOLUTIONARY WAR
, F-72.d, 15mm, brass turret shank, excavated at Savannah. Excellent face, Siege of Savannah, nice face............................................
$150.00

91309 - 64TH FRENCH ARTILLERY, REVOLUTIONARY WAR, FA64.d but single scroll and large coat, 23mm, brass with turret shank. Enlisted man's large coat button excavated Yorktown, VA. Slight trace of oxidation on back, smooth near perfect front, probably dug in sand, as nice as you can find.............................................................SOLD


JUST RELEASED THE NEW EDITION OF DON TROIANI AND JIM KOCHAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR REFERENCE BOOK ON BUTTONS, PLATES AND GORGETS...

Insignia of Independence includes 200 new buttons not found in Military Buttons of The American Revolution, 262 photos of accoutrement plates and gorgets, and 45 portrait images of officers and enlisted men, most of which are in color. Following decades of intense research, this is the final word on buttons, plates, and insignia of the American Revolution. The two most qualified experts in the in the realm of Revolutionary War militaria have joined forces to present the collecting community with this fabulous opus. Years in the making, it will not be surpassed; the finished product has proven greater than its parts. A delight to behold, its illustrations are exquisite, the design is engaging and it has been organized in a logical manner while avoiding the temptation to over-write. Don and Jim have proven themselves to be the preeminent authorities of our generation.                                          -- Mike O'Donnell, author

312 pages (8 1/2" X 11") printed on 70 lb gusto satin stock, Smyth sewn binding with 4-color printed hardcover. 

Available for immediate shipping. A must for the serious collector of Revolutionary War buttons and plates...................................................$75.00


80231 - YORKTOWN CAMPAIGN, 2ND REGIMENT FRENCH, 21 mm. Coat button, Parcardie Regiment, elements were at Yorktown as garrison troops, straight shank. Only a small cuff shown in Troiani noted as also coming from Yorktown. Scarce regiment.................................................$195.00

80232 - YORKTOWN CAMPAIGN, 59TH REGIMENT FRENCH, 22mm. Coat button, Rouergere Regiment, missing the straight shank, solid face with clear designs and 59, light green patina. A very scarce regiment.............................$185.00


2082 - USA CONTINENTAL BUTTON, THE FRENCH IMPORTED ISSUE, Small coat issue, 18mm, with a full straight shank. T-AFUSA.f, small letter variety. USA intertwined, sharp face, site not specifically known but most dug have been excavated in New York. Extremely rare and seldom offered................................................$795.00

1160 - 7TH REGIMENT US, INFANTRY, 1798 - 1802 BUTTON, R-7V, US Infantry, 7 within UNITED STATES, n/s, nice clear face with minimum edge erosion as usually seen, excavated Fort Adams, Mississippi Territory, overall fine for type.................................$100.00

11182 - 4TH REGIMENT US ARMY 1798-1802, 14mm, small vest, 4 surrounded by UNITED STATES, GI-28R4, with shank bent back, dark black patina, weak at edge, from an undetermined Southern site..........................................$75.00

11183 - 6TH REGIMENT US ARMY 1798-1802, 19mm coat issue, GI-28-R6, 6 surrounded by UNITED STATES, some edge erosion affects part of legend, light brown patina. No shank. From an undetermined Southern site. Details are very sharp.............................................................$125.00

122801 - USA LARGE COAT BUTTON, 23 mm with full standing shank. The large coat issue with a very strong USA. Some professional restoration to edge, shank standing. A nice representative specimen of the large coat that seldom comes with a shank and when can be found in perfect condition exceeds $900 - $1000. Usual porosity to the surface, but nice USA. Ex-Wendell Lang Collection, New Boston site. Sharply priced at...............................$295.00

122802 - US LARGE COAT BUTTON, 23 mm with shank, but bent back to button. A very strong USA. Some professional restoration to the edge. Some usual porosity to surface, but not obtrusive. Button is better in hand than photo which we blow up that accentuates the porosity. Ex-Wendell Lang Collection, New Boston site. A good value at...........................$365.00


123002 - USA MEDIUM COAT BUTTON
, 18 mm shank bent back. Button has a strong USA devise and decent edges. Mottled brown patina, better in hand. Ex-Wendell Lang Collection, New Boston site....................................
$245.00


123003 - USA MEDIUM COAT BUTTON
, 18 mm with full standing shank. Mottled patina, good USA devise. Button is better in hand. Has full shank which is scarce. Ex-Wendell Lang Collection, New Boston site.................................................
$225.00


123005 - USA MEDIUM COAT BUTTON
, 18 mm no shank. Nice sharp USA devises, glossy patina, has nice form with some irregularity. A good specimen with such a sharp USA. Ex-Wendell Lang Collection, New Boston site...............................................
$285.00


123006 - USA MEDIUM COAT BUTTON
, 18 mm full standing shank. Well defined USA devise, irregular edge. Ex-Wendell Lang Collection, New Boston site. A bargain at..............................................
$235.00


123007 - USA MEDIUM COAT BUTTON
, 18 mm no shank. A very sharp USA with nice rounded edges, a sharp example. Ex-Wendell Lang Collection, New Boston site...............................................
$295.00


THE FRENCH AT YORKTOWN 1781

11175 - 8TH FRENCH REGIMENT, 17mm, cuff button. F8.e, Bearn Regiment later Agenois Regiment, turret shank, nice face, excavated near Yorktown, VA, fine.............................$145.00

11176 - 8TH FRENCH REGIMENT, 23mm, large coat button. F8.e, Bearn Regiment later Agenois Regiment, turret shank, nice face, excavated near Yorktown, VA, fine-VF, much scarcer than the cuff issue.......................................................$225.00

5180 - FRENCH 8TH REGIMENT, YORKTOWN, F8.e, The Bearn Regiment, large 8, cuff button with turret shank excavated at Yorktown, small size cuff flan. Ex - Robert Thebert, Sr. Collection.................................................$140.00

5182 - FRENCH 8TH REGIMENT, YORKTOWN, T-F8.e, The Bearn Regiment, 17mm cuff size, 8 within a partial circle, turret shank, nice sharp surfaces. Excavated at Yorktown, VA, nice green patina, exceptionally sharp.......................................$185.00

5183 - FRENCH 21ST REGIMENT, YORKTOWN, F21.e, Te Guyenne Regiment, 18mm small cuff button, 21 within a partial circle. Excavated at Yorktown, VA shank....................................................................$200.00


BRITISH UNITS

11180 - 1ST REGIMENT OF FOOT, ROYAL SCOTS, 16mm, 1 within concentric circles, found in New York. No shank. While the 1st Foot did not officially serve in America buttons from that regiment have been found in American sites. This one is a variable of B1.a seen in Don Troiani's book of a similar American find. Detached soldiers serving with other units, fine...........................................$150.00

156 - ROYAL PROVINCIALS, LRP.k, 16mm. Small enlisted man's button, crown over RP. Edge chip, devises clear. Used by Loyalist units in the British Army throughout the war. Ex - Robert Thebert, Sr. Collection...........................SOLD

158 - BRITISH ROYAL NAVY, BNC-n, 24mm. Copper with loop shank, incised anchor with rope. Scarcer larger button, officer's pattern with shank. Attractive face with nice patina. Ex - Robert Thebert, Sr. Collection...........................$150.00

168 - 21st REGIMENT OF FOOT - REV. WAR, B21.aa/v, 25mm. Enlisted man's large size button, with incised thistle, crown and Arabic 21, Saratoga campaign 1777, excavated in New York. Nice face and small part of shank, above average, possible from a local mold due to the crust edge without pie crust. Ex - Robert Thebert, Sr. Collection........................$275.00

171 - 29th REGIMENT OF FOOT - REV. WAR, B29.n, 23mm. Large enlisted man's pattern double cable border with incised 21, n/s pattern 1773-87. Small part involved  with the Boston Massacre in 1770. Some served as Marines on Valcour Isle, some captured at Saratoga, Carleton expedition of 1780. Good face some edge chipping. Ex - Robert Thebert, Sr. Collection.........................$225.00

180 - 49th REGIMENT OF FOOT, B49.c, 16mm. Small enlisted manís button, devise of raised Arabic 49 on a plain field, n/s, found in NY, trifle edge chips n/s, sharp face. Engagements at White Plains, Long Island, Brandywine and Germantown, Jersey & NY Campaign of 1778. A much rarer size than the smaller version...............................$150.00

181 - 53rd REGIMENT OF FOOT - REV. WAR, B53.d, 21mm. N/S. Large enlisted manís pattern with raised scroll and dot 53 Arabic numerals within. Burgoyne Campaign of 1777, Mount Independence, Fort Ticonderoga, NY. Clear devises and nice edge form. Ex - Robert Thebert Sr. Collection.....................................$250.00  another slightly nicer, dug near Saratoga, NY............................................$300.00


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182 - 54th REGIMENT OF FOOT - REV. WAR, 16mm. Unlisted early style with Crown over 54 within wreath, n/s. Very sharp devises. Siege of Charleston, Battle of Long Island, Raid on New Haven . Style identical to numerous Rev. War units and definitely not post war. Excavated in NY. Ex - Robert Thebert  Sr. Collection...............................$225.00

183 - 60th REGIMENT OF FOOT, 3rd BATTALION - REV. WAR, 16mm. Officerís plated button LX 3. Excavated near Ft. Ticonderoga , NY . A much more ornate button is shown as post War in Trioani but this button is from a Rev War site - 3rd Bat. Sent to NY in 1781-1783. A possibly unique example of a transition button that dates to the moving to NY in 1781, no shank, incuse designs..................................WAS $695.00     NOW $550.00


2124 - MASSACHUSETTS VII REGIMENT, small enlisted man's coat button, Arched MASS over VII, wreath below, with shank, good edges, clear face with some light brown verdigris that could be removed...................................................SOLD

91303 - 63RD REGIMENT OF FOOT, BRITISH REVOLUTIONARY WAR, B63.C, large cast pewter enlisted man's button, 22mm, sunken star, Arabic 63. Boston 1775, Bunker Hill, Capture of Ft. Montgomery and Clinton, Monmouth, Siege of Charleston. Excavated at Charleston, no shank, perfectly round with no edge erosion, 3 of "63" somewhat weak, dark patina. A very popular regiment serving in America from 1775-82............................................SOLD

11174 - EXTREMELY RARE 13TH CONTINENTAL REGIMENT COAT BUTTON, 19mm with a partial shank. Clear "13", erosion at left edge not affecting the regimental number. Excavated at Kingsbridge, NYC, Fort #4, ex Vernon Moss Collection. 13 in center with no border. Unit served in NYC and Princeton-Trenton. The unit disbanded at Morristown, NY January 1777. AC13.a. Extremely rare................SOLD

11181 - 2ND REGIMENT US ARMY 1798-1802, 15mm, small vest, 2 surrounded by United States, GI28-R2, with shank bent back, nice brown patina, from an undetermined Southern site. Unusually nice for the type.........................................SOLD

121802 - 3RD REGIMENT SCOTS GUARDS, 1775-1783, 24mm, enlisted man's pattern, T-B3G-e, motif of rays with 3G divided by a thistle, pewter, dug New York, no shank, face is clear with 40% original plate left, good edge form, uncommon, better than photo..............................................................SOLD

80230 - YORKTOWN CAMPAIGN, REVOLUTIONARY WAR, 85TH FRENCH REGIMENT BUTTON, 85th Regiment French, cuff button 15mm. Excavated near Yorktown, VA with turret shank. Bold regimental numerals on face. During the American Revolution, the 85th Saintonge Regiment was part of the expeditionary forces under the command of General Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, Compte de Rochambeau. In July of 1780, this force landed at Newport, Rhode Island and during the following year marched to join with Washington's patriot forces above New York City for a projected attack on that place. After determining that New York was too risky to assault, the allied force conducted a skillful march across New Jersey and into Virginia to bottle up another British force under General Cornwallis at Yorktown. After being reinforced, by the French fleet under Compte de Grasse with further troops from the West Indies, the allies laid siege to the British who had fortified their position. On October 19, 1781, the British forces surrendered insuring American Independence two years later. Fine....................................................SOLD

80233 - YORKTOWN CAMPAIGN, 64TH REGIMENT FRENCH, 16mm. Excavated Yorktown, turret shank. A superb cuff button with satiny fields. This example must have been dug in sand as it is in exceptional condition, as nice as could be found excavated, French artillery unit........................................................SOLD

52220 - A SUPERB LARGE US CONTINENTAL BUTTON, REVOLUTIONARY WAR, 23mm large coat issue with a nice complete shank. This nice example has almost all the pie crust edge decoration and a beautiful USA intertwined. A nice smooth field with a mellow light patina to the pewter. There is a very trifle mark on the "A" resulting from the diggers shovel but hardly worth mentioning. This button was excavated in Western Massachusetts, Berkshire County, Hinsdale, Mass. only one quarter mile from the Israel Bissell homestead. Israel Bissell (1752 - 1823) was a post rider in Massachusetts who alerted the American colonists of the British attack on April 19, 1775. He rode for four days and six hours covering the 345 miles from Watertown, Massachusetts to Philadelphia along the Old Post Road, shouting "To arms, to arms, the war has begun," and carrying a message from General Joseph Palmer which was copied at each of his stops and redistributed. A Wonderful Example...................................................SOLD

Wednesday morning near 10 of the clock - Watertown.

To all the friends of American liberty be it known that this morning before break of day, a brigade, consisting of about 1,000 to 1,200 men landed at Phip's Farm at Cambridge and marched to Lexington, where they found a company of our colony militia in arms, upon whom they fired without any provocation and killed six men and wounded four others. By an express from Boston, we find another brigade are now upon their march from Boston supposed to be about 1,000. The Bearer, Israel Bissell, is charged to alarm the country quite to Connecticut and all persons are desired to furnish him with fresh horses as they may be needed. I have spoken with several persons who have seen the dead and wounded. Pray let the delegates from this colony to Connecticut see this.

J. Palmer, one of the Committee of Safety.

2080 - USA CONTINENTAL BUTTON, Large Coat Issue, 22mm. Intertwined Letters USA, pie crust border. Excavated at Lucketsville, VA. A portage across the Potomac River opposite the Maryland shore. With full shank slightly bent [trifle]. A great face with lots of pie crust on the border. A most difficult issue to obtain this nice................SOLD

2081 - USA CONTINENTAL BUTTON, Small coat, 18mm. USA intertwined, with full straight shank, excavated Charleston, SC. The USA is extremely bold and sharp, nice round edges with some pie crust. The surfaces have a coal black patina and is most definitely better than our photo................................................SOLD

11173 - USA CONTINENTAL BUTTON, 19mm with shank, medium coat button. Sharp USA letters with a nice round edge. Some pie crust still on the edge. This button is nicer than out photo with a smoother field. Excavated in New York State, scarce with the shank remaining.................................................SOLD

8200 - USA CONTINENTAL BUTTON, Medium Coat button, USA intertwined, great face with lots of pie crust edge, unusually nice, no shank, excavated Newbern, NC, better in hand, way above average and difficult to find this nice.............................SOLD

123000 - USA LARGE COAT BUTTON, 23 mm large coat button with bent back shank. Just as it came out of the ground. Some piecrust remaining on edges. A nice bold USA devise. This button was excavated near Charleston, SC. A nice specimen with gold rims as most large issues are severely eroded from soil acids and moisture....................................SOLD


123004 - USA MEDIUM COAT BUTTON
, 18 mm with full standing shank. Good strong USA devise, some irregular edge, but still quite nice. Ex-Wendell Lang Collection, New Boston site.......................................
SOLD

188 - USA CONTINENTAL, 23mm. Large coat issue with full shank. Button had 70% edge beading with some edge chips most noticeable at 2 o'clock, but does not really detract from the button's overall appearance. Strong USA devises with a pleasant light brown patina. Excavated at Charleston, SC. Complete shank................................SOLD

190 - USA CONTINENTAL, 18mm. Medium coat, chipped edges close at U of USA, but very clear USA. Getting tough to find in any condition. A good buy at...............................SOLD

191 - MASSACHUSETTS XI REGIMENT, Pewter XI button. Excavated from New Boston site. Clear IX, partial shank, cuff button. Scarce and decent. Ex-Wendell Lang Collection.....................................SOLD

192 - 3rd NEW HAMPSHIRE, Ahh3.A, 17mm. Enlisted man's pewter button, complete with shank, Arabic numeral "3". Excavated New York state, West Point area. Clear and defined 3. Ex-Robert Thebert, Sr. Collection............................SOLD

193 - 2nd MASSACHUSETTS ORDNANCE BUTTON OF 1778, AMO2.c. Arabic 2 within a partial circle, turret back, French Imported button, turret shank. Some edge chips with bold 2, brown patina. Hudson Highlands............................... another nicer...........SOLD

195 - 7th REGIMENT MASSACHUSETTS 1778 ORDNANCE BUTTON, AMO7.F, 17mm. Turret shank 7 within broken circle, raised border, serif's separated by a dot, Hudson Highlands. Nice face and nice edges, above average. Ex-Robert Thebert, Sr. Collection....................................smooth patina, ex-Wendell Lang Collection, Hudson Highlands............................SOLD

196 - 9th REGIMENT MASSACHUSETTS 1778 ORDNANCE BUTTON, AMO9.H, 17mm. Turret shank 7 within broken circle, raised border, serif's separated by a dot, Hudson Highlands. Nice face and nice edges, above average. Ex-Robert Thebert, Sr. Collection.........................................SOLD

11177 - 10TH FRENCH REGIMENT, 17mm, cuff button, turret shank. F10.d, Flandres Regiment, later 10 assigned to Bourbonnais Regiment [13th Regiment] while stationed in Rhode Island, excavated near Yorktown, VA. Very fine..................................SOLD

11178 - 41ST FRENCH REGIMENT, 24mm, large coat button, turret shank, enlisted man's brass, Soissonnais Regiment, Siege of Yorktown Sept-Oct 1781, excavated near Yorktown, nice face, one of the scarcer units there....................................... SOLD

11179 - 60TH BRITISH REGIMENT OF FOOT, B60.h, 21mm partial shank, enlisted men's coat issue, nice surfaces, dark patina. A nice representative example of a button of the Royal Americans Loyalist Regiment, that served all over North America during the Revolutionary War. A very nice example...................................................SOLD

8201 - BRITISH ROYAL PROVINCIALS, Coat button, RP Crown, really a nice face, no shank, nice dark patina, excavated Savannah, GA. British Loyalist unit........SOLD

801920 - BRITISH 70TH REGIMENT OF FOOT, large coat button 70 incised numerals, no shank. Excavated in St. Augustine, FL. Several companies of this regiment served in the Southern colonies, brownish patina, clear 70, better in hand than photo..................SOLD

801922 - BRITISH REVOLUTIONARY NAVY LIEUTENANT'S BUTTON, large coat issue repose button with complete bone back. Excellent face, excavated in New York.........................................................SOLD

157 - QUEEN'S LOYAL RANGERS, LLR.c, 24mm. Enlisted man's cast pewter, large size. Crown & trophies, a very rare issue. No shank, details clear, trifle cavity. A very difficult example to obtain.........................SOLD

163 - 16th REGIMENT OF FOOT, B16.e, 17mm. Incised 16 on a plain field, pie crust border, some edge chips, sharp 16 in face. Several units captured at Baton Rouge 1779, defense of Savannah, Cowpens, SC in 1781.  Ex - Robert Thebert, Sr. Collection.......................... SOLD


164 - MILITARY BUTTONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
, by Troiani, 180 pages. Hardback. An excellent guide to Revolutionary War buttons. Covers British, American, and French. A must for the Rev. War button collector with hundreds of excellent photographs on American, English, French and Hessian buttons.....................SOLD

165 - 20th REGIMENT OF FOOT, B20.j, 16mm. Raised wreath surrounding XX, enlisted man's pattern. Excavated in NY - Lake Champlain 1776, Burgoyne invasion of 1777, Freeman's Farm, Saratoga, NY, n/s, very scarce. Ex - Robert Thebert, Sr. Collection........................SOLD

166 - 21st REGIMENT OF FOOT - REV. WAR, B21.c, 25mm. Enlisted man's large size button. Pie-crust border with incised thistle. Crown and Arabic 21. Saratoga campaign 1777. Excavated in New York. Nice face, small edge chip. strong face and good devises...................................................SOLD

169 - 22nd REGIMENT OF FOOT - REV. WAR, B22, 21mm. Large enlisted man's pewter issue Arabic raised 22. Good face with some edge chips, landed in Boston 1775, New York campaigns, Elizabethtown, NJ, some were captured at Yorktown. Uncommon button. Ex - Robert Thebert, Sr. Collection...............................SOLD

172 - 29th REGIMENT OF FOOT - REV. WAR, B29.p, 16mm. Incised Arabic 29, double cable and leaf border, no shank. Small part involved with the Boston Massacre in 1770, some served as Marines on Valcour Isle, some captured at Saratoga, Carleton expedition of 1780. Good face, strong devises...........SOLD

174 - 34th REGIMENT OF FOOT - REV. WAR, B34.H. Officerís pattern, leaf border, Arabic 34 on a lined field, 1776-86, New York. Nice face, n/s. With Burgoyne in 1777 and taken at Saratoga, NY, Fort Haldimand, later known as the ďCumberland RegimentĒ. Scarce with nice plate. Ex - Robert Thebert Sr. Collection.............................SOLD

175 - 34th REGIMENT OF FOOT - REV. WAR, B34.i. Enlisted manís large pattern, large leaf border with raised Arabic 34,  partial shank, slightly domed, nice black patina, With Burgoyne in 1777 and captured at Saratoga , NY , Fort Haldimand. Ex - Robert Thebert Sr. Collection.................SOLD

178 - 37th REGIMENT OF FOOT - REV. WAR, B37.e, 16mm. Enlisted manís small size pewter, crown, wreath, ribbons, and Arabic 37, n/s, nice face with all devises strong, Charleston 1776, Long isle and Fort Washington, Brandywine and Germantown, Monmouth. Ex- Robert Thebert Sr. Collection............................. SOLD

179 - 46th REGIMENT OF FOOT, 19mm. Officer's plated button. Unusually nice, full plate Incuse 46 in a plain face. No shank. New York Campaign of 1776, Philadelphia Campaign of 1777, Monmouth Court House, Brandywine & Germantown. Rare...................SOLD

11180A - AN UNUSUALLY NICE CHICKEN-EAGLE COAT BUTTON 1792-98, Albert GI-25d, 21mm. Wayne's Legion, coat issue WITH SHANK. Found Peekskill, NY. This button has some usual erosion at the edges but has unusually nice field with a sharp Eagle with excellent pewter plate. This shank is perfect. Nice gun gray patina to the surfaces. This is the best I have seen on the market in years. Try and find a better example at this price...................................................... SOLD

801921 - AMERICAN ARTILLERY BUTTON, REVOLUTIONARY WAR, cuff button with coehorn mortar, complete with shank, pewter. Excavated at West Point, NY. Excellent face, have seen offered as high as $800 this nice. A great example............................SOLD

8001 - USA CONTINENTAL BUTTON, Large coat issue with original shank. USA Continental issue dug in the Hudson Highlands [NY] a very sharp USA. Button has been professionally restored at some edge points, extremely well done. This example is offered at a fraction of a perfect button and the repair is difficult to see. Only............................SOLD

184 - USA CONTINENTAL, 19mm. Regular sized coat issue, with shank bent back, but intact. A pleasant button with some edge chips, but with about 80% of beading at edge. Unusually smooth fields and sharp USA devises. Excavated at Charleston, SC without the slight edge chips would be a $650 button. An excellent example................................SOLD

160 - 5th REGIMENT OF FOOT, B5.p, 23mm. Large pattern, 1790-97, pewter enlisted man's button with inner broken circle. Excellent face, Canadian frontier issue, n/s. Ex - Robert Thebert, Sr. Collection......................SOLD

161 - 5th REGIMENT OF FOOT - REV. WAR, B5.e, 23mm. Pre-1778 large pattern, Roman Numeral V and cable border. Enlisted man's large coat button, Lexington - Concord, Bunker Hill, Long Isle, White Plains, Brandywine. Nice face some edge bend, scarce button. Ex - Robert Thebert, Sr. Collection.............................SOLD

162 - 8th REGIMENT OF FOOT - REV. WAR, B8.i, 24mm. King'S Regiment. Enlisted man's large size, New York area. Incised K over an Arabic 8. Excellent face with great patina, n/s - Fort Niagara, Detroit, Vincennes. Often with Indian or Troy Allies. Ex - Robert Thebert, Sr. Collection.........................SOLD

167 - 21st REGIMENT OF FOOT - REV. WAR, B21.c, 25mm. Enlisted man's large size button, pie-crust border with incised thistle. Crown and Arabic 21, Saratoga campaign 1777, excavated in New York. Nice face and small part of shank, above average. Ex - Robert Thebert, Sr. Collection...............................SOLD

170 - 24th REGIMENT OF FOOT, B24.c. Large enlisted man's with raised Arabic 24. 1777 Burgoyne Campaign, Saratoga, NY. Nice button with strong face, n/s.....................SOLD


173 - 29th REGIMENT OF FOOT, B29H, large enlisted man pattern, large 29 Arabic numerals. Superb face, Bunker Hill Regiment, n/s.....................SOLD

176 - 34th REGIMENT OF FOOT, B34.d, 18mm. Arabic 34 on a plain face, n/s, superb face and surface for pewter, with Burgoyne in 1777, captured at Saratoga , NY , Oswego in 1780, an outstanding example HHB..................................SOLD

177 - 34th REGIMENT OF FOOT, B34.c, 22mm. Arabic 34 on a plain face. Superb face and surface for pewter, with Burgoyne in 1777. Captured at Saratoga, NY, Oswego in 1780. An outstanding example with nice plate, n/s.................................SOLD

9222 - 12TH REGIMENT FRENCH INFANTRY, Cuff button with turret shank. Excavated in Georgia near Savannah where the 12th Regiment was stationed during the Revolutionary War. Very scarce as no example is seen in the standard reference of Rev. War buttons [photographed]. Nice face............................SOLD


123001 - USA MEDIUM COAT BUTTON
, 18 mm no shank. Nice sharp USA devise with a nice edge form. Button is better in hand than photo. Ex-Wendell Lang Collection, New Boston site......................................
SOLD

122800 - USA MEDIUM COAT BUTTON, 20 mm with full standing shank. A great button with nice rims with 60% piecrust edge. A trifle professional restoration to edge at one spot that most would not notice. Great raised USA and nice fields. Much better and a $500+ button if you can find one. Ex-Wendell Lang Collection, New Boston site...............................SOLD

 

 
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