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Pre & Civil War Photo Gallery

Posted by on January 28, 2013
Warranted Rich Treble Front

Warranted Rich Treble

Warranted Rich Treble Back

Warranted Rich Treble

 

Warranted  / Rich Treble / *************

GS 8-A-2     GS-3L24S

1840s-1850s

Low convex with “chicken eagle”.

 

 

W.H. Hortsmann & Co. New York Extra Superfine

W.H. Hortsmann & Co. New York Extra Superfine

W.H. Hortsmann & Co. New York Extra Superfine

W.H. Hortsmann & Co. New York Extra Superfine

 

* W. H.  Horstmann & Co * / New York      Extra Superfine (inner ring)

GS-21

GS-5R24s-3P

1830s-1840s  medium convex. Heavy Guilt.

 

 

Horstman Bro. & Co. Phila

Horstman Bro. & Co. Phila

Horstman Bro. & Co. Phila

Horstman Bro. & Co. Phila

 

* Horstmann Bro & Co * / Phila      RMDC

GS-10

GS-4R21S-3P

18502 – 1860s  High convex.

 

 

Extra Gilt

Extra Gilt

Extra Gilt

Extra Gilt

 

. * Extra .* / Gilt

DM

GS-23

GS-4L30S-3P

Made by Steele &  Johnson

 

C.B. & Co. Baltimore

C.B. & Co. Baltimore

C.B. & Co. Baltimore

C.B. & Co. Baltimore

 

C. B. & Co / Baltimore           RMDC

GS-19

GS-4L23S-3P

1850s-1860s

 

 

 

Extra Quality

Extra Quality

Extra Quality

Extra Quality

 

* Extra * * / Quality              RMDC

GS-16

GS-4R27S-3P

1850s-1860s  made by Steele & Johnson.

 

 

Schuyler, Hartley, Graham New York

Schuyler, Hartley, Graham New York

Schuyler, Hartley, Graham New York

Schuyler, Hartley, Graham New York

 

Schuyler, Hartley, / * Graham / New York ****** (inner ring)        DM

GS 13

GS-4R24S-3P

1850s-1860s

 

 

 

Steele & Johnson

Steele & Johnson

Steele & Johnson

Steele & Johnson

 

Steele / . & . Johnson. *                 RMDC

GS-19

GS-4L23S-3P

1850s-1860s  High convex. Pointed top of shield.

 

 

George Floyd

George Floyd

George Floyd

George Floyd

 

* George Floyd *  /  Philadelphia                  RMDC

GS-13

GS-4R24S-3P

1850s-1860s  High convex.

 

 

 

Hostmann Bro. & Allien

Horstmann Bro. & Allien

Hostmann Bro. & Allien

Horstmann Bro. & Allien

 

Horstmann Bro & Allien / N.Y.           RMDC

GS-11

GS-4R22S-3P

1850s-1860s  High convex.

 

 

Horstmann & Bro. Allien

Horstmann & Bro. & Allien

Horstmann & Bro. Allien

Hortsmann Bro. & Allien

 

Horstmann Bro & Allien / N. Y.              RMDC

GS-11

GS-4R24S-3P

1850s-1860s Medium convex. Pointed top center of shield.

 

 

W.H. Horstmann & Sons Phi

W.H. Horstmann & Sons Phi

W.H. Horstmann & Sons Phi

W.H. Horstmann & Sons Phi

 

.W. H. Horstmann & Sons / Phi                RMDC

GS-11

GS-4R22S-3P

1850s – 1860s  High convex.

 

 

Scovill MG CO

Scovill MG CO

Scovill MG CO

Scovill MG CO

 

SCOVILL  MG CO                DM

GS-13

GS-4R24S-3P

1850s – 1860s

 

 

 

W.H. Horstman/*Extra*      RMDC

W.H. Horstman/*Extra* RMDC

W.H. Horstman/*Extra* RMDC

W.H. Horstman/*Extra* RMDC

 

W. H. Horstman

GS – 13

GS – 4R24S – 3P

1850′S – 1860′S

 

 

 

P.W.G. / PAT JAN 19, 1864

P.W.G. / PAT JAN 19, 1864

P.W.G. / PAT JAN 19, 1864

P.W.G. / PAT JAN 19, 1864

 

P.W.G / PAT JAN 19,1864

GS – 13

GS – 4R24S – 3P

1850′s – 1860′s

 

 

ROBINSON, JONES, & CO/ * MAKERS*/ ATTLEBORO,/MASS*

ROBINSON, JONES, & CO/ * MAKERS*/ ATTLEBORO,/MASS*

ROBINSON, JONES, & CO/ * MAKERS*/ ATTLEBORO,/MASS*

ROBINSON, JONES, & CO/ * MAKERS*/ ATTLEBORO,/MASS*

 

ROBINSON, JONES, & CO/ * MAKERS*/ ATTLEBORO,/MASS*

GS-8

GS-3L24S-3P

1840′s-1850′s

medium convex

 

 

R & W ROBINSON/**MAKERS**/ATTLEBORO/MASS

R & W ROBINSON/**MAKERS**/ ATTLEBORO/MASS

R & W ROBINSON/**MAKERS**/ATTLEBORO/MASS

R & W ROBINSON/**MAKERS**/ ATTLEBORO/MASS

 

R & W ROBINSON/**MAKERS**/ATTLEBORO/MASS

GS-8

GS-3L24S-3P

1840′s-1850′s

silver plate

 

 

JENNENS & CO. / LONDON

JENNENS & CO. / LONDON

JENNENS & CO. / LONDON

JENNENS & CO. / LONDON

 

JENNENS & CO/LONDON (RIBBON)

GS-5R24S-2P

1850′s-1860′s         Exquisite import.

 

 

 

TREBLE/GILT (sprig)

TREBLE/GILT (sprig)

TREBLE/GILT (sprig)

TREBLE/GILT (sprig)

 

TREBLE/GILT (sprig)

GS-7

GS-3L22S-3P

1850′s-1860′s        Silver plate

 

 

J. M. L. & W. H. SCOVILL/ WATERBURY / EXTRA SUPERFINE

J. M. L. & W. H. SCOVILL/ WATERBURY / EXTRA SUPERFINE

J. M. L. & W. H. SCOVILL/ WATERBURY / EXTRA SUPERFINE

J. M. L. & W. H. SCOVILL/ WATERBURY / EXTRA SUPERFINE

 

J. M. L. & W. H. SCOVILL/ WATERBURY / EXTRA SUPERFINE

GS-13

GS-4R24S-3P

1850′s-1860′s   Early backmark, later die face

 

 

 

 

J. M. L. & W. H. SCOVILL/ WATERBURY / EXTRA SUPERFINE

J. M. L. & W. H. SCOVILL/ WATERBURY / EXTRA SUPERFINE

J. M. L. & W. H. SCOVILL/ WATERBURY / EXTRA SUPERFINE

J. M. L. & W. H. SCOVILL/ WATERBURY / EXTRA SUPERFINE

 

J. M. L. & W. H. SCOVILL/ WATERBURY / EXTRA SUPERFINE

GS-21

GS-5R24S-3P

1830′s-1840′s    Low convex.  “Chicken eagle”.

 

 

 

CHARLET & LAGESTE/ * PARIS *

CHARLET & LAGESTE/ * PARIS *

CHARLET & LAGESTE/ * PARIS *

CHARLET & LAGESTE/ * PARIS *

 

CHARLET & LAGESTE/ * PARIS *

GS-6

GS-3L20S-3P

1850′s-1860′s       Exquisite import.

 

 

 

YOUNG, SMITH & CO./ NEW YORK

YOUNG, SMITH & CO./ NEW YORK

YOUNG, SMITH & CO./ NEW YORK

YOUNG, SMITH & CO./ NEW YORK

 

YOUNG SMITH & CO / NEW YORK

GS-5

GS-3R24S-3P

1840′s-1850′s      Low/medium convex, chicken eagle.

 

 

 

 

**EXTRA ** / QUALITY RMDC

**EXTRA ** / QUALITY RMDC

**EXTRA ** / QUALITY RMDC

**EXTRA ** / QUALITY RMDC

 

**EXTRA ** QUALITY             RMDC

GS-16

GS-4R27S-3P

1850′s-1860′s

 

 

 

SCHUYLER, H & G/ NEW YORK

SCHUYLER, H & G/ NEW YORK

SCHUYLER, H & G/ NEW YORK

SCHUYLER, H & G/ NEW YORK

 

SCHUYLER H & G / NEW YORK

GS-13

GS-4R24S-3P

1850′s – 1860′s

 

 

 

 

KENDRICK & CO

KENDRICK & CO

KENDRICK & CO

KENDRICK & CO

 

KENDRICK & CO

GS-5

GS-3R24S-3P

1830′s – early 1840′s    Low convex “chicken eagle”.  Ornate bm.

 

 

 

-W.H. HORSTMANN-/PHILADELPHIA

-W.H. HORSTMANN-/PHILADELPHIA

-W.H. HORSTMANN-/PHILADELPHIA

-W.H. HORSTMANN-/PHILADELPHIA

 

-W. H. HORSTMANN- / PHILADELPHIA

GS21

GS5R24S-3P

1830′s – 1840′s   Early Horstmann.

 

 

 

 

*HORSTMANN SONS & DRUCKER* / NEW YORK

*HORSTMANN SONS & DRUCKER* / NEW YORK

*HORSTMANN SONS & DRUCKER* / NEW YORK

*HORSTMANN SONS & DRUCKER* / NEW YORK

 

* HORSTMANN SONS & DRUCKER * / NEW YORK

GS-21

GS-4R24S-3P

1830′s – 1840′s       Early Horstmann.

 

 

D. EVANS & CO. / ATTLEBORO MASS

D. EVANS & CO. / ATTLEBORO MASS

D. EVANS & CO. / ATTLEBORO MASS

D. EVANS & CO. / ATTLEBORO MASS

 

D. EVANS & CO. /ATTLEBORO MASS

GS-7

GS-3L22S-3P

1850′s – 1860′s

 

 

 

 

*SUPERIOR * / QUALITY

*SUPERIOR * / QUALITY

*SUPERIOR * / QUALITY

*SUPERIOR * / QUALITY

 

* SUPERIOR * / QUALITY

GS-18

GS-4R30S-3P

1860′s – post war

 

 

 

THOMAS N. DALE & CO. / NEW YORK

THOMAS N. DALE & CO. / NEW YORK

THOMAS N. DALE & CO. / NEW YORK

THOMAS N. DALE & CO. / NEW YORK

 

THOMAS N DALE & CO / NEW YORK

GS-7

GS-3L22S-3P

1860′s – post  war.   Applied eagle, exquisite die work.

 

 

 

HORSTMANN BROTHERS & CO / PHIL.

HORSTMANN BROTHERS & CO / PHIL.

HORSTMANN BROTHERS & CO / PHIL.

HORSTMANN BROTHERS & CO / PHIL.

 

HORSTMANN BROTHERS & CO. / PHIL.

GS-17

GS-4R28S-3P

1859 – 1870

 

 

 

HORSTMANN & ALLIEN / N. Y.

HORSTMANN & ALLIEN / N. Y.

HORSTMANN & ALLIEN / N. Y.

HORSTMANN & ALLIEN / N. Y.

 

HORSTMANN & ALLIEN / N. Y.

GS-5

GS-4R24S-3P

1860 -1865

 

 

 

R & W ROBINSON* / MAKERS* /ATTLEBORO MASS

R & W ROBINSON* / MAKERS* /ATTLEBORO MASS

R & W ROBINSON* / MAKERS* /ATTLEBORO MASS

R & W ROBINSON* / MAKERS* /ATTLEBORO MASS

 

R & W ROBINSON * / MAKERS * /ATTLEBORO MASS

GS-8

GS-3L24S-3P

1840′s – 1850′s

 

 

 

 

**********

**********

**********

**********

 

**********

GS-5

GS-4R24S-3P

1860′S – Post war.

 

 

 

*TIFFANY & CO * / NEW YORK

*TIFFANY & CO * / NEW YORK

* TIFFANY & CO * / NEW YORK

* TIFFANY & CO * / NEW YORK

 

* TIFFANY & CO * / NEW YORK

GS-15

GS-4R25S-3P

1850′s – 1860′s

The  ”Tiffany’s”

 

 

 

S. J. & CO. / *LONDON (applied eagle)

S. J. & CO. / * LONDON (applied eagle)

S. J. & CO. / * LONDON (applied eagle)

S. J. & CO. / * LONDON (applied eagle)

 

S. J. & CO. / * LONDON

DS-11

GS-4R22S-3P       APPLIED EAGLE

? CIVIL WAR – INDIAN WARS.   Beautiful button.

 

 

 

* STEELE / JOHNSON

* STEELE / JOHNSON

* STEELE & JOHNSON

* STEELE & JOHNSON

 

* STEELE / JOHNSON

GS-13

GS-4R24S-3P

1850′s – 1860′s          DM

 

 

 

STEELE & JOHNSON RMDC

STEELE & JOHNSON RMDC

STEELE & JOHNSON RMDC

STEELE & JOHNSON RMDC

 

STEELE  &  JOHNSON             RMDC

GS-15

GS-4R25S-3P

1850′s         Lined stipled base to RMDC

 

 

 

. STEELE & JOHNSON RMDC

. STEELE & JOHNSON RMDC

. STEELE & JOHNSON RMDC

. STEELE & JOHNSON RMDC

 

STEELE  &  JOHNSON               RMDC

GS-19

GS-3L23S-3P

1850′s – 1860′s       Dot stipled base to RMDC.

 

 

 

W. G. MINTZER * / PHILa RMDC

W. G. MINTZER * / PHILa RMDC

W. G. MINTZER * / PHILa RMDC

W. G. MINTZER * / PHILa RMDC

 

W. G. MINTZER * / PHILa                 RMDC

GS-19

GS-4L23S-3P

1850′s.      Odd 4 arrows Left.

 

 

 

 

" W. G. MINTZER " / PHILD

” W. G. MINTZER ” / PHILD

" W. G. MINTZER " / PHILD

” W. G. MINTZER ” / PHILD

 

” W. G. Mintzer” / Phila                          DM

GS-4L26S-3P

1850′s – 1865     Steele & Johnson die

 

 

 

 

EXTRA FEIN

EXTRA FEIN

EXTRA FEIN

EXTRA FEIN

 

*EXTRA FEIN*

GS-13

GS-4R24S-3P

Civil War German import

 

 

T. W. & W. (anchor/bomb) / PARIS

T. W. & W. (anchor/bomb) / PARIS

T. W. & W. (anchor/bomb) / PARIS

T. W. & W. (anchor/bomb) / PARIS

 

T. W. & W. / PARIS

gs-13

gs-4R24S-3P   shank type

Civil War era

 

 

 

T. W. & W. (anchor/bomb) / PARIS

T. W. & W. (anchor/bomb) / PARIS

T. W. & W. (anchor/bomb) / PARIS

T. W. & W. (anchor/bomb) / PARIS

 

T. W. & W. / PARIS

GS-13

GS-4R24S-3P      SELF SHANK

Civil War-Indian War period

 

 

 

HORSTMANN BRO & ALLIEN / N. Y. RMDC

HORSTMANN BRO & ALLIEN / N. Y. RMDC

HORSTMANN BRO & ALLIEN / N. Y. RMDC

HORSTMANN BRO & ALLIEN / N. Y. RMDC

 

HORSTMANN BRO & ALLIEN / N. Y.                     RMDC

GS-3L0S-3P    No stars or lined field

Pre Civil War, rare configuration.

 

 

 

GEO. W. POHLMAN./ CIN. O. RMDC

GEO. W. POHLMAN./ CIN. O. RMDC

GEO. W. POHLMAN./ CIN. O. RMDC

GEO. W. POHLMAN./ CIN. O. RMDC

 

Geo. W. POHLMAN. / CIN. O.          RMDC

GS-

GS-3L23S-3P    DOT STIPPLED BASE

1853 – 1865

 

 

 

SCOVILLS / WATERBURY

SCOVILLS / WATERBURY

SCOVILLS / WATERBURY

SCOVILLS / WATERBURY

 

SCOVILLS / WATERBURY

GS-21

GS-5R23S-3P   Low convex, silver back.

1830′S – 1840′S

 

 

SCOVILL MG CO / WATERBURY

SCOVILL MG CO / WATERBURY

SCOVILL MG CO / WATERBURY

SCOVILL MG CO / WATERBURY

 

SCOVILL MG CO / WATERBURY

GS-13

GS-4R24S-3P

1850′S – 1860′S

 

 

 

SCOVILL MFG CO / WATERBURY

SCOVILL MFG CO / WATERBURY

SCOVILL MFG CO / WATERBURY

SCOVILL MFG CO / WATERBURY

 

SCOVILL MFG CO / WATERBURY            DM

GS-13

GS-4R24S-3P

1860′S

 

 

 

* SCHUYLER, HARTLEY, & GRAHAM / * N-Y

* SCHUYLER, HARTLEY, & GRAHAM / * N-Y

* SCHUYLER, HARTLEY, & GRAHAM / * N-Y

* SCHUYLER, HARTLEY, & GRAHAM / * N-Y

 

* SCHUYLER, HARTLEY & GRAHAM * / N-Y

GS-17

GS-3L22S-3P

1850′S – 1860′S

 

 

 

ACKERMAN & MIXER * / NEW-YORK EXTRA SUPERFINE

ACKERMAN & MIXER * / NEW-YORK EXTRA SUPERFINE

ACKERMAN & MIXER * / NEW-YORK EXTRA SUPERFINE

ACKERMAN & MIXER * / NEW-YORK EXTRA SUPERFINE

 

ACKERMAN & MIXER* / NEW-YORK     EXTRA SUPERFINE

GS-13

GS-4R24S-3P

1850′S – 1860-S

 

 

 

 

* CHESHIRE MFG CO * / CHESHIRE

* CHESHIRE MFG CO * / CHESHIRE

* CHESHIRE MFG CO * / CHESHIRE

* CHESHIRE MFG CO * / CHESHIRE

 

* CHESHIRE MFG CO * / CHESHIRE                       DM

GS-13

GS-4R24S-3P

1850′S – 1860′S

 

 

 

*** SUPERIOR *** / QUALITY RMDC

*** SUPERIOR *** / QUALITY RMDC

*** SUPERIOR *** / QUALITY RMDC

*** SUPERIOR *** / QUALITY RMDC

 

*** SUPERIOR***/ QUALITY                           RMDC

GS-17

GS-4R28S-3P

1860′S       STEELE & JOHNSON DIE

 

 

 

JACOB GMINDER / ***

JACOB GMINDER / ***

JACOB GMINDER / ***

JACOB GMINDER / ***

 

JACOB GMINDER/ ***

GS-13

GS-4R24S-3P

1860′S – POST WAR

 

 

 

* EVANS & HASSALL * / PHILA

* EVANS & HASSALL * / PHILA

* EVANS & HASSALL * / PHILA

* EVANS & HASSALL * / PHILA

 

* EVANS & HASSALL * / PHILA

GS-13

GS-4R24S-3P

1850′S – 1860′S

 

 

 

EXTRA / QUALITY

EXTRA / QUALITY

EXTRA / QUALITY

EXTRA / QUALITY

 

EXTRA / QUALITY

GS-13

GS-4R24S-3P                       LARGE LETTERS, UNION SHIELD

1860′S

 

 

 

EXTRA / QUALITY

EXTRA / QUALITY

EXTRA / QUALITY

EXTRA / QUALITY

 

EXTRA / QUALITY

GS-13

GS-4R24S-3P         EARRED SHIELD

1860′S

 

 

CANFIELD. BRO. & CO / BALTIMORE

CANFIELD. BRO. & CO / BALTIMORE

CANFIELD. BRO. & CO / BALTIMORE

CANFIELD. BRO. & CO / BALTIMORE

 

CANFIELD BRO & CO / BALTIMORE                             DM

GS-13

GS-4R24S-3P

1850′S – 1860′S

 

 

 

*** TREBLE *** / GILT

*** TREBLE *** / GILT

*** TREBLE *** / GILT

*** TREBLE *** / GILT

 

*** TREBLE *** / GILT

GS-17

GS-3L22S-3P

1850′S – 1860′S

 

 

 

* EXTRA * / QUALITY

* EXTRA * / QUALITY

* EXTRA * / QUALITY

* EXTRA * / QUALITY

 

* EXTRA * / QUALITY

GS-13

GS-4R24S-3P

1850′S – 1860′S

 

 

 

EXTRA / QUALITY (floral design)

EXTRA / QUALITY (floral design)

EXTRA / QUALITY (floral design)

EXTRA / QUALITY (floral design)

 

: EXTRA : / QUALITY

GS-13

GS-4R24S-3P          FLORAL DM

1850′S – 1860′S

 

 

 

* Wm. H. SMITH & CO * / NEW - YORK

* Wm. H. SMITH & CO * / NEW – YORK

* Wm. H. SMITH & CO * / NEW - YORK

* Wm. H. SMITH & CO * / NEW – YORK

 

* WM. H. SMITH & CO * / NEW-YORK

GS-13

GS-4R24S-3P

1850′S – 1860′S

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Responses to Pre & Civil War Photo Gallery

  1. Dr. Michael Cunningham

    Greetings,
    I am currently researching the use of Federal officer buttons with applied/affixed/riveted eagles
    during the Civil War. I appreciated your site, which included an S & J London applied eagle Staff button(DS-11) that I had not seen before. Thanks for showing it!
    Although Tice seems to have excluded all buttons with applied eagles from being war-time (with the exception of Washington Grays), I believe that was a mistake. MG. George Custer’s 1864 frock coat in the Smithsonian has Thomas N. Dale applied eagle Staff buttons (unlisted, similar to GS7B). In addition, Col. Orlando Risdon’s/53rd USCT (discharged 4/1866) frock coat has S & J London applied eagle Infantry buttons (GI92A5).
    I wondered if you were aware of other examples of Civil War uniforms bearing affixed eagle buttons. I’m also interested in hearing about affixed eagle buttons that were dug in Civil War campsites and battlefields. Finally, I’d be interested in acquiring a Dale, S & J London or D. Evans Staff button with an affixed eagle, if you happen to have a spare to sell.
    Best wishes,
    Michael

    • Bill Stafford

      Dr Cunningham;
      Sorry to be so late responding. Completely missed your note. Interesting to hear of the S & J/ London and Dale buttons. I tend to agree, as do many collectors, that these are war period buttons that continued as quality items for officers into the Indian War era.
      I have another applied or riveted eagle ; “John G. Haas / Lancaster Pa . Should be listed in the post war buttons. I’m sure I can find you an example . If not in my possession, I can steer you to one. Please re contact me and I’ll give you address and # for direct contact.
      Thanks for your kind words;
      Bill Stafford

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