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Posted by: Sheldon Levy
Date: November 10, 2008 12:01PM
I hope this photo has uploaded and that you can see .... it is a smaller metal button with four items separated by crossed "sticks". In the top section, it appears to be a crown with a cross over the top of it ... moving clockwise, the next section appears to be a thistle, the bottom section may be a canoe with two balls on it and the last section is a person sitting while holding their knees within the confines of their crossed arms. The outer band of the button has symbols or letters around it but I cannot make them out. The back of the button is pretty rusty but it has the remnants of a center stem for attachment to a garment.

I found this button in Midland, Michigan ... in the spring of 2008 ... at a city park. Didn't find any other similar items.

S. Levy




Re: button
Posted by: slowmotion
Date: December 28, 2008 07:40PM
It's A 1987 penny made to look like a button!

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Re: button
Posted by: GoGoGopher
Date: December 29, 2008 04:15PM
It is from a golfer's jacket I would presume...

HH,

Re: button
Posted by: Still-looking
Date: January 18, 2009 07:38AM
I think it looks older especially if you found it in a city park in michigain. There were alot of British forts in that area during the post revolutionary war era.. you might want to check on it.. it has a very old looking patina.. My guess is British or Scottish in origin possibly off of a uniform. Carefully check the back for any markings and write them down then do a web search.

Thistle = Scotland, crossed golf clubs, golf balls?
Posted by: 1859large
Date: January 18, 2009 08:26PM
Some made up button theme that looks military?

That is not a bag-piper?

The crossed golf clubs looks very much like something you would find on a mans blazer?

HH

1859

First item Googled:
http://cgi.ebay.com.my/1800s-Coat-Button-with-Crossed-Golf-Clubs-and-Balls_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQitemZ250316356840

PS: the only place 2 balls would lie side by side is on a green. I have never seen it anywhere else.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 01/18/2009 08:33PM by 1859large.

Re: Thistle = Scotland, crossed golf clubs, golf balls?
Posted by: Sheldon Levy
Date: January 19, 2009 09:06AM
Yes, you are correct ... that is it ... hmmmmm, a fashion button. Sure wish that the words/letters/symbols on the outer edge of the button was readable.Thanks for the ebay item. That photo was better than mine. Sheldon

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British golf club button...
Posted by: Steve(Can)
Date: January 19, 2009 07:12PM
...of the Royal Blackheath Golf Club. This is the oldest golf club in Britain, instituted in 1608.
http://www.scottishgolfhistory.net/royal_blackheath_golf_club.htm

The crown on your button is of Queen Victoria, dating it some time during her reign (1837 to 1900)

A pic of your button on this page, #117

http://www.golftracer.com/golftracer.org/buttons/buttdsplpage1.html

also, variations and copies of the button here:

http://www.golftracer.com/golftracer.org/buttons/clothing/royalblackheath1.html

Appears these are highly collectible buttons. On these pages are also links for collectores to sell, trade and display.



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Re: British golf club button...
Posted by: 1859large
Date: January 19, 2009 08:15PM
Well that is the definitive answer to where that button came from.

Very informative.

thanks & HH

1859

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