Tice dating buttons chronology

16-Feb-2018 19:18

Backmark: "EXTRA / (star) QUALITY (star) " dm small letters between rings of dots, no well for shank, Scovill produced ca 1860, (Extra Q02). Backmark: "EXTRA / (star) QUALITY (star)" dm inner solid ring, letters are not evenly spaced, used for small button only, Scovill manufacture ca 1860, (Extra Q04Small).Three part high convex officer staff button, coat size. Three part high convex officer staff button, hat or sleeve size. Maine button, state seal husbandman and seaman with white pine, officer staff, , Extra Quality, dm, (14.7mm) Button depicts the state seal of Main, the north star with a husbandman and seaman standing beside a white pine, intended for officers of Maine militia units.

Three part high convex officer staff button, hat or sleeve size. Ref: Albert ME1, Tice ME200As7., (21.6mm) Button depicts the north star, symbolism prevalent for Maine until the 1830's but never officially adopted as the state seal, intended for Maine Militia units.

All items listed are believed to be authentic to the Civil War or as otherwise described.

Any excavated relics have been recovered from private property with owners permission. Record of American Uniform and Historical Buttons, Bicentennial Edition, by Alphaeus H. Pictures are generally by the author, unless otherwise indicated...

Thus, many buttons do not reveal their true character and appearance in the photos or scans.

When uncertainty exists, ask a fellow collector, club member or a dealer to show you an actual example of the button in question.

Three part high convex officer staff button, hat or sleeve size. Ref: Albert ME1, Tice ME200As7., (21.6mm) Button depicts the north star, symbolism prevalent for Maine until the 1830's but never officially adopted as the state seal, intended for Maine Militia units.

All items listed are believed to be authentic to the Civil War or as otherwise described.

Any excavated relics have been recovered from private property with owners permission. Record of American Uniform and Historical Buttons, Bicentennial Edition, by Alphaeus H. Pictures are generally by the author, unless otherwise indicated...

Thus, many buttons do not reveal their true character and appearance in the photos or scans.

When uncertainty exists, ask a fellow collector, club member or a dealer to show you an actual example of the button in question.

This is a work in progress, I list items as I get to them, there are many patterns that are not listed yet, this list will be regularly updated as I get pictures and descriptions for more items.