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Original Confederate Virginia Staff Officer’s Coat Button with thread/fabric


Product Description

This is another beautiful button being offered, it is a Virginia Staff Officer’s Coat Button, 23mm. On the face is the classic Virginia state seal and within a ribbon near the bottom is "SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS". This is the motto of Virginia which translates to "THUS UNTO TYRANTS".

What is very unique on the reverse is the remnants of the thread/fabric on the stand-up shank from the soldier’s uniform (see pictures). It has the rare and desirable backmark of “CANFIELD. BRO. & CO. BALTIMORE”.

Like I said, this button is a real beauty and pretty close to mint condition, the full gold gilt on the face really pops. I have been trying to figure out the scenario of why this button has fabric on the shank, obviously, this is not a dug button. Maybe the officer wearing the coat was captured and the button just pulled from his coat as a souvenir. Anyway, no one will ever know for sure. A Confederate button such as this would be impossible to upgrade.

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