Dating buttons warren tice

15-Dec-2018 23:18

All in all, this is a wealth of information that no military button collector should be without.

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.

There are many different backmarks for US Navy buttons dating from the 1850’s and 1860’s, as well as many post-Civil War backmarks.

There were many different manufacturers, and different backmarks made by the same manufacturers due to different dies or special backmarks for a customer (with their name or company).

Many were American manufacturers; there were also several British and a few French manufacturers as well.

Note that it is very important in dating buttons to analyze the backmark.

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.There are many different backmarks for US Navy buttons dating from the 1850’s and 1860’s, as well as many post-Civil War backmarks.There were many different manufacturers, and different backmarks made by the same manufacturers due to different dies or special backmarks for a customer (with their name or company).Many were American manufacturers; there were also several British and a few French manufacturers as well.Note that it is very important in dating buttons to analyze the backmark.At the beginning of the book Tice delves into the history of button making, giving information on all known button manufacturers- including a listing of the buttons each manufacturer produced.