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Sgt Leprechaun
02-28-08, 04:18 PM
Since the topic was brought up, post pics of your buttons on your uniforms here.
This is a closeup of a brown USMC button on a Vandegrift (or 'Ike') jacket, circa 1950's.
http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/uploads//monthly_11_2007/post-1389-1194900584.jpg


Next up, something you will likely NEVER see....
It's real. After much discussion on one of my military forums, the experts decided it's a WWI or Pre-WWI. The EGA is from the Spanish American War period.

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/uploads//post-364-1181615213.jpg

Button close up:

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/uploads//post-364-1181615263.jpg

Sgt Leprechaun
02-28-08, 04:22 PM
EXTREMELY rare private purchase officer's buttons from WWI. These likely were for the summer tunic circa 1912 or so as they are removable.

http://img116.imageshack.us/img116/1219/buttonshq5.jpg

Here's how they are held to the uniform:

http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/2249/buttons2om0.jpg

Although private purchase, they are a composition 'vegetable' type and NOT made of metal or brass.

Sgt Leprechaun
02-28-08, 04:24 PM
The Marines in WWI had these made and issued. The regular snap was replaced on the canteen cover with:

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/uploads//post-137-1179189909.jpg

These covers are marked USMC and dated. Extremely rare but can still be found.

Sgt Leprechaun
02-28-08, 04:33 PM
The seller is saying these are reproduction Civil War USMC buttons. No doubt Union.

http://www.shipscompany.org/MCbutton.jpg

10.00 for a set of 6, BTW. Website is here, least I can do since I stole his image LOL
http://www.shipscompany.org/Buttons.htm



WWI issue button. Used for a long time after WWI as well:

http://bobhudson.com/ebay/button1125front.jpg

Reverse:
http://bobhudson.com/ebay/button1125back.jpg

These were used for a LONG time after the Civil War.

Sgt Leprechaun
02-28-08, 04:35 PM
NOTE: ALL IMAGES POSTED HERE (with the exception of the ships company button image) ARE NOT MINE BUT USED WITH PERMISSION OF THE USMILITARIA FORUM. PLEASE CREDIT SAME IF YOU USE THEM.

ibovnu
11-22-09, 08:43 AM
Hi, Can anyone tell me any information about a silver button that has an anchor with the letters S S H above? I have it with my vintage Marine buttons but I don't think it belongs there. Thanks in advance.

Sgt Leprechaun
11-23-09, 09:19 PM
Please post a profile. You can send me a pic of the button and I'll try and ID it for you.

ibovnu
11-24-09, 06:49 AM
Please post a profile. You can send me a pic of the button and I'll try and ID it for you.

It is silver, has a rope border and is on a lined field, maybe like a military school button? thanks ...

http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r196/ibovnu/th_IMG_7328.jpg (http://s144.photobucket.com/albums/r196/ibovnu/?action=view&current=IMG_7328.jpg)

Sgt Leprechaun
11-24-09, 05:30 PM
If you posted a pic, I can't see it, sorry. Sounds almost like a railroad button.

Rocky C
11-24-09, 07:15 PM
Sgt. Lep,
Always love these kinds of Threads you start.
Great History and Photos.
Thank you My Brother.
Semper Fi,
Rocky

Sgt Leprechaun
11-24-09, 11:38 PM
Anytime bro!

MontezumaCpl
11-25-09, 12:31 AM
Awesome Sgt. Leprechaun, thanks so much!