New! 1835 Republic of Texas Marine Corps Button

 

New for 2020!   1835 REPUBLIC OF TEXAS MARINE CORPS BUTTONS

A wide forked tail banner begins on the right hand side of the button, then, near the bottom of the button, large letters are stamped in the banner T.M.C., which stands for TEXAS MARINE CORPS.

As the banner progresses to the left side, it slowly turns into the sleeve of a military coat, with two tiny cuff buttons shown, then, at the cuff, a hand emerges which is holding a curved MARINE saber, a the curved saber progresses around the top of the button.  At the top center is a small inverted five pointed star, below that is an upright fouled anchor in the upright position, in the center, all with a lined background.

Similar in size to the TX NAVY BUTTONS, produced by Waterbury Button Co., stamped from brass then layered with 24k gold gilt, they are back stamped with the Waterbury logo, available with both coat and cuff/vest sizes.

These Marines buttons are the same size as the TX NAVY BUTTONS

Coat … $2.95 ea
Cuff/Vest … $2.50 ea

+ Ship & tax

These are only available here at Texian Traden Post!

 

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New Book: Texas Tales & Tall Ships, Republic of Texas History, Navy, and little known Facts, old letters, early settlements, & Texas early days

 


“Texas Tales and Tall Ships”, Vol 1 & Vol 2.
by Malcom Lee Johnson
TX Tales Tall Ships

Malcom Lee Johnson has spent nearly a lifetime exploring, researching, and studying history.  He has spent countless hours of digging through old Texas artifacts, museums/libraries, letters, photos, discussions with ol’ timers, and more … Vol 1 & Vol 2 are packed full of Texas history, including Republic of Texas battles!

Many of the Texas facts inside this book may surprise you!

Purchase AUTOGRAPHED books here!  The books sold online in bookstores are not autographed.

‘Texas Tales and Tall Ships’ Vol. 1, soft cover … $29
‘Texas Tales and Tall Ships’ Vol. 2, soft cover … $26.99
Both Vol 1 & Vol 2, soft cover … $55.99

+ Tx residents add 8.25% sales tax
+ shipping

Tate Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-63185-348-7
first printing
soft cover
456 pages

 

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Original 1836 Republic of Texas Button Like New Condition, EXTREMELY RARE!

This is an ORIGINAL 1836 ISSUE, REPUBLIC OF TEXAS NAVY BUTTON, with a POSSIBLE mfg. error.
This button has NO dings, dents, or visible scratches, and it retains 100% of its original 24K Gold Gilt finish – like new condition!
This is NOT a “found” or “dug” button.  It looks like its been kept in collections – since its still in like new condition.
BACKSTAMP:
“J.M.L. &  W.H. SCOVILL . WATERBURY . ” (In the outer circle), and “. EXTRA SUPERFINE .*.*.*.” (In the inner circle).SIZE:
The diameter is 23mm. dia., ACCORDING TO MY INEXPENSIVE CALIPER.

We’ve done some research:

1> According to the “TICE BOOK”, the backstamp of the Texas Navy button should read:
(which is only typed, no photo displayed), “. J.M.L. & W.H. SCOVILL. / WATERBURY / EXTRA SUPERFINE .”      They also state the button is 21.5 mm dia.
2> In addition, the book “UNIFORM BUTTONS OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS”, by Bob Shelton & Al Luckenbach, also has a photo of the backstamp of a Texas button that reads: “* J.M.L.  &  W.H. SCOVILL * WATERBURY *” (In the outer circle), and “EXTRA SUPERFINE *’ * “(In the inner circle). (They don’t indicate for certain “which” button it is from ) pp. 58.    Also, they have a photo of the front of a 1836 Texas Navy button, with the TYPED CAPTION : ” J.M.L. & W.H. SCOVILL,  WATERBURY / EXTRA SUPERFINE.   21.5MM   (FIG. 9)  on pp.. 42.
But, PLEASE NOTE:   In 1836 Scovill ALSO PRODUCED the first issue  “1836 STAFF OFFICER BUTTON ” with a backstamp that reads: (Typed) ” J.M.L. & W.H. SCOVILL,  WATERBURY / EXTRA SUPERFINE “, 23MM,  (FIG. 1)  on pp. 24.      And, on pp. 25 they state : “Albert’s only candidate for this button is TX5.   This button with a rim, is 23mm with a backmark  “J.M.L. &  W.H. SCOVILL * / WATERBURY / EXTRA SUPERFINE ” (Typed) in coat size.
** 1836 WAS THE “ONLY” YEAR THAT THESE PARTICULAR TWO ARMY AND NAVY BUTTONS WERE PRODUCED.
While I am CERTAINLY NO EXPERT, it seems to me that SCOVILL “may have accidentally” produced a Tx. Navy button, with a 23mm ARMY BUTTON BACK on it.    If I am correct, that makes it “ONE OF A KIND – AND EXTREMLY COLLECTIBLE”, by anyone’s standards!!!
Please review the photos and do your own research too!
THESE PHOTOS ARE OF THE ACTUAL BUTTON!
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PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT MALCOM WITH ANY QUESTIONS… See CONTACT PAGE

 

Photo credit:
Kathy Weigand Photography
www.kathyweigand.com

 

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