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Included are designer/vanity/blazer, uniform-look, work/overall and other look-alike types to help you identify the differences. Index to see some face designs of similar types (uniform, work/overall). This is a Scovill backmark, one of the most prolific button manufacturers in the U. These examples show how the shank is brazed at the base which is an older construction method compared to the inserted shank types where you cannot see any brazing compound.

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To see how much it will cost to ship your item, open your shopping cart and click the "estimate shipping" button. Select the shipping service that best fits your delivery needs and budget. I have more vintage buttons in this shop, you can find them here: O8UUs Just contact me within: 60 days of delivery Ship items back to me within: 90 days of delivery Request a cancellation within: 12 hours of purchase Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs.If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.To proceed with your purchase, click on the Pay Pal Express button to pay by credit card, or if you want to pay by cash, check, money order, click on the "Pay by Check or Money Order" button and enter your shipping information. Welcome to Livery Buttons Identified, a website that will be a growing reference of identified livery buttons.Previous years have included authentic perfume buttons from the Civil War period, French cut steel buttons and Victorian metal picture buttons.

Each piece is one of a kind and is given with details on the age and origin of each button so the recipient can have the history behind their piece.

I've been told that a very small, very round shank "eye" could be a good sign of a Civil War period button as well.

Here are various tinned iron back buttons (TIB), some are uniform and some are political types.

Those who collect and study Civil War period uniform buttons also look to see if there is "mushrooming" around the base of the shank.

The button above on the left shows mushrooming where the shank meets the back of the button. Although lack of mushrooming is not "proof" that your button is Civil War period, this factor along with understanding of certain backmarks, face designs and other construction methods can help determine the age of a uniform button.

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