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Old 14-09-20, 12:54 AM
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Default Unknown button found Ontario,Canada .

Hello . We found this button in antique shop , Ontario , Canada .
9 stars in top semi-circle , same on bottom .
Seems to have a somewhat off centre stamping.
No contour , just flat .
Back has extremely faint lettering surrounding loop . At least we
think there is a makers stamp .
We're not sure if it's Canadian , American or British .
Any suggestions , thoughts ?
Thank You .
Robert.
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Old 14-09-20, 06:53 AM
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It is a US Rifles Militia button, listed in Albert's book (Record of American Uniform and Historical Buttons) as RF28a, 20 mm, backmark may be Fine, Quality, but there are more 'quality' texts.
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Old 14-09-20, 12:28 PM
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Good Morning . Thank You btns for the information .
We were thinking of US origin for this due to the stars .
Not having access to Alberts book here, could you post a date
for when this button was in use ? That'd be wonderful .
We thought perhaps the number of stars might coincide with
the number of original US states at that time .
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In another book, written by Warren Tice, it is numbered RM190A1.
That backmark is C.& P. / New York.
These buttons were imported in the 1820s and "examples are occasionally found at Civil War sites".
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Thanks btns . We'll see if we can obtain those books through our
inter-library loan once things get back to normal .
They are rather expensive but I'm sure they are
worth the cost .
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