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A Flat Button That's More Than A Flat Button

miserman

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Today I was looking over the flat buttons that I have been fortunate to find this spring. Most of the flat buttons that I find have wording such as "Imperial" - "Orange" -"Gilt"-"London" and a few words. I came across this one that said "Jackson's Victory" around the outside rim, with "Standard Colour" around the shank and a plain front. Upon researching, it turns out to be a Presidential Campaign button from his 1828 campaign that was issued in 1829. It is catalogued in Albert's Button book as button # PC 78 and with a very high rarity value. This is another reminder for me to never assume what something is until it is given a thorough examination.....Thanks for looking.
 

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Blind Squirrel

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Today I was looking over the flat buttons that I have been fortunate to find this spring. Most of the flat buttons that I find have wording such as "Imperial" - "Orange" -"Gilt"-"London" and a few words. I came across this one that said "Jackson's Victory" around the outside rim, with "Standard Colour" around the shank and a plain front. Upon researching, it turns out to be a Presidential Campaign button from his 1828 campaign that was issued in 1829. It is catalogued in Albert's Button book as button # PC 78 and with a very high rarity value. This is another reminder for me to never assume what something is until it is given a thorough examination.....Thanks for looking.
Howdy miserman--
Congratulations on that historical find! The rarity and monetary value is just icing on the cake. Glad that you took the time to give it a more thurough examination. Best of luck and...
Happy Hunting!
Blind Squirrel
 

JimmyCT

Well-known member
Beautiful historical button!! Looks to be in excellent shape too! congratulations on a very rare button!
 

Odanscoils

Well-known member
Today I was looking over the flat buttons that I have been fortunate to find this spring. Most of the flat buttons that I find have wording such as "Imperial" - "Orange" -"Gilt"-"London" and a few words. I came across this one that said "Jackson's Victory" around the outside rim, with "Standard Colour" around the shank and a plain front. Upon researching, it turns out to be a Presidential Campaign button from his 1828 campaign that was issued in 1829. It is catalogued in Albert's Button book as button # PC 78 and with a very high rarity value. This is another reminder for me to never assume what something is until it is given a thorough examination.....Thanks for looking.
WoW
What a Fantastic Find.
Congratulations.
May I ask what part of this little world you found it ?
 

Ronstar

Well-known member
Lessons learned and shared! Just never toss anything until you thoroughly inspect and clean. Thats s very nice recovery and a neat piece of history to share!!
 
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