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Saw it before but can't find it now ! Need Help

Steve(Can)

Well-known member
Marching band buttons, maybe cufflinks like these with the post broken off...

J. H. Wilson Button Cufflinks
Lyre Harp Philadelphia 1800s Brass
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Steve(Can)

Well-known member
Hey @Confetrit, any more information on these? Military Band? Civil War?
 

Confetrit

Well-known member
I'm not a button expert, and unfortunately I don't have the button book. I wish I did. When I first saw this though, I was thinking it was a musician's button. It could have belonged to a member of one of the Regimental Bands. It was a nice save. Someone here will hopefully be able to put a positive ID on this soon. Great looking button.
 

fyrffytr1

Active member
My old eyes can't make out the top word(s) in the backmark. It is not like any of the band or musical related buttons I can find. I went through Albert's book and didn't see the first lyre button.
 
I found out that is is a Lyre Harp Military Button because of the 3 pieces in the middle of the harp being seperate. Also, pretty sure it is a JH Wilson, Philadelphia. But I can't find a specific date yet..
 

fyrffytr1

Active member
J.H.Wilson was in business from 1873 to about 1907 when sold to William Lehmberg who is first listed in 1908. For my education, what reference did you use to determine it is a military button?
 

Steve(Can)

Well-known member
some good military band info here:
 
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