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Excavated  Buttons  North and South


Please call there at (540) 371-7703 for information on what is in stock, as well as prices. A sampling of some of the nicer buttons is below.

EXCAVATED GEORGIA STATE SEAL BUTTON
B/M: Horstmann & Allien / N Y Coat Size, 23mm.  Perfect shank and nice dark brown patina.
Recovered in Spotsylvania County, Virginia
.
$ 185.00       
EXCAVATED CONNECTICUT STATE SEAL CUFF BUTTON, CT-13
B/M: Scovills & Co / ExtraCuff Size, 15mm.  Perfect shank and beautiful gold gilt!
Recovered in Spotsylvania County, Virginia
.
$ 55.00       
EXCAVATED SOUTH CAROLINA STATE SEAL BUTTON, SC-13 (Tice SC248)
B/M: Schuyler H & G / New York (RMDC).  Coat Size, 23mm.  No shank and a push in the back.
Just the perfect amount of gold gilt to highlight the details! Recovered in Spotsylvania County, Virginia
.
SOLD!!
       
EXCAVATED SILVER SOUTH CAROLINA STATE SEAL BUTTON, SC-13 (Tice SC248)
B/M: W. H. Smith & Co / N. York (RMDC).  Coat Size, 23mm.  No shank.
Recovered in Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
SOLD!!   
i EXCAVATED UNION INFANTRY OFFICER'S BUTTON
23mm Coat size. Backmark: Horstmann & Allien/ New York
Nice gilt surrounding the eagle and the "I".
Dug at Five Forks in Virginia.
$ 20.00 On Hold!!!
i EXCAVATED UNION INFANTRY OFFICER'S BUTTON
23mm Coat size. Backmark: Horstmann & Allien/ New York
No gilt but nice and solid.
Dug at Five Forks in Virginia.
$ 25.00 
i EXCAVATED NEW YORK BUTTON, NY-30
23mm Coat size. Backmark: Extra / Quality
Nice gilt with brown highlights!
Dug at Five Forks in Virginia.
$ 25.00 On Hold!!!
i EXCAVATED MASSACHUSETTS BUTTON
23mm Coat size. Backmark: Extra / Quality
Beautiful gilt with brown highlights!
Dug at Five Forks in Virginia.
$ 55.00 
i EXCAVATED UNION ARTILLERY OFFICER'S BUTTON
23mm Coat size. Backmark: Scovill Mfg. Co / Waterbury
Beautiful gilt surrounding the eagle and the "A".
Dug at Five Forks in Virginia.
$ 50.00 
i EXCAVATED RHODE ISLAND BUTTON
23mm Coat size. Backmark: Scovill Mfg. Co / Waterbury
Beautiful gilt with brown highlights!
Dug at Five Forks in Virginia.
$ 95.00 
Dug EG-6.JPG (131242 bytes) Dug EG-6 back.JPG (60767 bytes) EXCAVATED EG-6 ENGINEER'S BUTTON
23mm coat size. No shank, but tons of gold!!!  Scovill Mfg Co / Waterbury backmark.
$ 350.00
dugga-12.jpg (96604 bytes) DugGA-12back.JPG (67448 bytes) GEORGIA STATE SEAL BUTTON
GA-12.  B/M: Local.
Complete with light ground action 
$ 135.00
DugLA-6cuff.JPG (57217 bytes) DugLA-6cuffBack.JPG (36855 bytes) EXCAVATED LOUISIANA CUFF BUTTON
B/M: blank. 
Good condition, with great gold, this was dug in a Texas / Louisiana camp at Bowlers Mill in Louisia County, Virginia.
$ 275.00
EXCAVATED VIRGINIA COAT BUTTON, VA-7
B/M Scovill Mfg. Co / Waterbury RMDC.  22 mm coat button with nice patina and well placed gold gilt, this one comes from the "some guys have all the luck" department.  The digger dug this recently along with another Virginia button, a spur and lots of bullets and other items out of his own front yard in Catlett, Virginia!  
$ 225.00
 
EXCAVATED CONFEDERATE STAFF OFFICER'S BUTTON, CS-44 (Tice CS296)
B/M: local.  Coat Size, 22mm
Another extremely difficult to find from the Confederate Staff group.  Note the unique eagle with a series of stars on the shield. 
This rare button is seldom seen with any gilt, but on this one it surrounds the eagle.  The shank is bent over, but intact.
$ 2495.00   
    
EXCAVATED SOUTH CAROLINA STATE SEAL BUTTON, SC-13 (Tice SC248)
B/M: Smith Young & Co / N. York (RMDC).  Coat Size, 23mm
Recovered at the Battle of Mine Run campaign.
On Hold!!!
        
EXCAVATED SOUTH CAROLINA STATE SEAL BUTTON, SC-13 (Tice SC248)
B/M: Scovill (RMDC).  Vest Size, 19mm
Has an ever so slight push (can't be seen, but you can feel just a bit of a flat spot).
Recovered in a Confederate winter camp in Orange County, Virginia.
$ 110.00
   On Hold!!!
RARE PENNSYLVANIA STATE SEAL BUTTON, PA-18 (Tice PA203A3)
B/M: Horstmann Brothers & Co. / Phil  Coat Size, 23mm
Repaired rim, but still a beautiful button.  Recovered at the Battle of Mine Run mixed with
Confederate buttons at the scene of some very heavy fighting.
$ 395.00  
On Hold!!!      
EXCAVATED LOUISIANA STATE SEAL CUFF BUTTON, LA-3-Av
Backmark: Hyde & Goodrich / New Orleans.  Loaded with gold. No repairs and upright shank
Coat size, 22mm. Dug with the coat button listed above in the Orange / Culpeper area of Virginia
. 
Another beauty!!  $ 325.00
EXCAVATED SILVER NORTH CAROLINA STATE SEAL BUTTON, NC-8-D
Slick brown patina with a good bit of silver.  Shank is intact
Dug in Caroline County, Virginia
.
$ 175.00  
EXCAVATED NORFOLK MILITARY ACADEMY SU-390v   
16mm cuff size.  B/M: W. Scovills & Co. / Extra.
Once thought to be Transylvania University, has now been shown to be Norfolk Military Academy.
Perfect, with lots of gold!
$ 350.00
EXCAVATED LA-8-G LOUISIANA BUTTON
B/M: Local.  22
mm coat size. 
Slick brown patina with better than average gold highlights and no ground action. Shank is missing.
 
$ 325.00 
EXCAVATED LA-8-F LOUISIANA BUTTON
B/M: Local.  22
mm coat size. 
Slick brown patina with very strong gold highlights. No ground actin at all. Shank is gone.

$ 325.00 
EXCAVATED GA-4Av GEORGIA CUFF BUTTON
B/M: Blank.
14
mm cuff size. Brown patina with perfect shank. 
$ 125.00 
EXCAVATED CS-172Av CONFEDERATE INFANTRY CUFF BUTTON
16
mm cuff size. Brownish-green patina with dirt with perfect shank. 
$ 275.00   On Hold!!
EXCAVATEDCS-117A CONFEDERATE ARTILLERY BUTTON
B/M: blank tin back
23mm coat size. Brown patina with nice tin back and perfect shank. 
$ 185.00 
EXCAVATED CS-177 CONFEDERATE INFANTRY BUTTON
B/M: S. Isaacs Campbell & Co / London
22mm coat size. No damage at all!
$ 175.00 
DugNavyFront.JPG (61254 bytes) DugNavyBack.JPG (55857 bytes) EXCAVATED UNION NAVY BUTTON
Coat size 2-piece navy with straight shank and lots of gold.
$ 135.00
dug eagle a cuff.jpg (59460 bytes) Dug Eagle A Cuff back.JPG (65893 bytes) EXCAVATED UNION ARTILLERY CUFF BUTTON
16mm cuff size.  Scovill Co / Waterbury backmark, with tons of gilt and a perfect shank.
$ 55.00  
Dug Eagle A.JPG (69375 bytes) Dug Eagle A back.JPG (81250 bytes) EXCAVATED ARTILLERY OFFICER'S OVERCOAT BUTTON
23mm with perfect shank and lots of gold!!! 
$ 85.00
DugNC-16.JPG (164880 bytes) NORTH CAROLINA SUNBURST NC-16
B/M: Local
Brown with no shank.
$ 95.00
DugCV-1.JPG (150116 bytes) UNION CAVALRY CV-1 (style)
B/M: Steele & Johnson
Slick with gilt and shank.
$ 85.00
DugOC-4-Av.JPG (114749 bytes) UNION ORDNANCE OC-4-Av
B/M: Smith & Co.
Cuff Size.  Slick brown, with gilt, no shank.
$ 125.00