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Recovered Buttons from the 1700s and 1800s

Below are actual photos of some of the many buttons I have recovered from old farm fields and 1700s/1800s home sites in New Jersey. I have included detailed sample photos for reference if my recovered item was in rough shape. All of these are "natural" finds. I have never participated in a seeded hunt.

1700s Tombac Button

1700s Tombac Button 1700s Tombac Button

1789 George Washington Inaugural Button

Identification source: www.georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com

1789 George Washington Inaugural Button 1789 George Washington Inaugural Button

Letter Carrier Uniform Button

The 1893 Postal Laws and Regulations introduced a new coat button style: in lieu of the post rider, the buttons could feature "a letter carrier in uniform with mail bag on shoulder and letter in uplifted hand." Both images appeared above the initials "P.O.D." The 1893 regulations also changed the vest buttons to read "P.O.D." instead of "P.O."

Letter Carrier Uniform Button Letter Carrier Uniform Button

Buttons, Buttons, Buttons

Dozens of tombac, flat and shoe buttons from the 1700s and 1800s. Military buttons can be found on the Military page.

Buttons, Buttons, Buttons Buttons, Buttons, Buttons

References - some of the great resources I used to help identify these buttons:

- www.georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com

Member of The New Jersey Historical Society and many local historical societies.

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