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519 pages 8-1/2" X 11" full of pictures and descriptions of buttons!This book has become one of the "must haves" as it contains many buttons not covered in Albert's, and also lists every known backmark for each button. All four in superb untouched condition with sharp details, straight shanks and gold plating. Strahl’s Staff who later became Governor of Tennessee. Non excavated example in perfect condition with light service wear an an untouched bronze patina. Perfect non dug example of this large “stippled I” with the proper “H. Most excavated examples come from Carolina Coastal sites. Nice looking Script “I” with blank back and untouched patina. 0.00 These buttons came off of a Confederate Naval Officer’s Coat that was found long ago in an attic. These have been left uncleaned and just as they were found. Originally purchased from a Texas Family whose ancestor had worn them on his coat. This is the same type of button that was worn on the uniform of John Davidson Porter of Otto F. Most excavated examples come from Carolina Coastal sites, particularly Fort Fisher, NC. Perfect non dug example of this rare Script “I” produced by William Bird of London. The uniform was beyond salvaging except for the buttons. The most common shape of this time period was a rounded or slightly flattened ball with a shank.The evolution of buttons has some bearing on the resultant buttons from the above noted time period.
Detailed information on Enfields, Handguns such as Kerr, Beaumont-Adams, Le Mat, Tranter and more, Ammunition (cartridges, caps, molds and more) Swords, Accoutrements, Artillery, Uniforms and all with great detailed color photos!
Nice example of this “HT&B MANCHESTER” marked Army Staff Officer button. Coat 0.00 Vest 0.00 Cuff 0.00 These buttons came off of a Confederate Naval Officer’s Coat that was found long ago in an attic.
Coat 0.00 Vest 0.00 Cuff 0.00 CS 151 A, 26 mm. Experts speculate that these did not make it across the blockade in time to see service in the war as there are no known excavated examples.
Profuse with color photos of the knives and other artifacts, as well as copies of old photos of men carrying the Bowie Kife.
A must have for anyone interested in this legendary American blade!