Dear Members, First I would like to say Happy Birthday to my amazing daughter Isabela who is the light of my life, and the one who gives me the energy to do this massive project. Second, I would like to thank all my members for bearing with me over the last 14 months while I was unable to update my site with all your submissions. I was busy researching and trying to find out who engraved all the steel dies for these buttons. Your patience will be rewarded with my publication in 2015 if all goes well. I was able to learn the engravers names and who operated out of which city. We are now officially changing the button classifications because of this new information into three main categories. George Washington Inaugural Buttons, New Nation Tribute Buttons, and Jacobvite buttons. We will briefly touch on unknown Rattlesnake button information with makers ties in 3 different countries. I just started to do some web site updating on the New Nation Tribute buttons GWI 15 & 26, and also gave great historical unknown information on the rare GWI 3 Jacobvite button. The section changes will take me way into spring-summer of 2015. This is extremely time consuming and slow tedious research and work. So, please be patient with this one man band. I just added two more George Washington Inaugural sections, and also made a new Tribute button section: GWI 30 with the emphasis on ones made during celebratory periods 1801-1813... This section is definitely past due and needed for future button collectors so they will not be fooled or misled in pricing for their reproduction purchases. I can't emphasis enough how many people are swindled out of thousands of dollars believing they bought unknown or re-discovered GW Buttons. Buyers beware of auction houses. The are not knowledgeable and only looking to profit. Once again, Thank you for all your submissions, and if you are a digger or a collector new to the site that is fortunate enough to find or buy one, Please feel free to submit your picture for accurate numbers of known specimens and the knowledge of future collectors. I am always available and my Phone Number is listed as well as my email for any questions, documentations or sales. --Robert Silverstein Sept 2014


* U.S. Infantry * U.S. Artillery * Rattlesnake Buttons * George Washington Inaugural Buttons * New Nation Tribute Buttons * State Militia Infantry * State Militia Artillery * U.S. Navy * U.S. Riflemen & Dragoons * U.S. Diplomatic Service * Topographical Engineers * State Military Schools *

 

 





 

 

Welcome to the George Washington Inaugural & U.S. Military button reference site for collectors & enthusiasts. This sites main goal is to help people find out all the history and information they can on 1789 or 1793 George Washington inaugural buttons, or early 19th Century U.S. Military Buttons. My goal is to make this information available to everyone interested in the field of American Politicana. This site is designed to be completely interactive, and is user friendly between the sites librarian, and the collectors who are doing research, or seeking historical information. The Various George Washington Inaugural Buttons are displayed by each of the 26 known Varieties, which in-turn contain the 37 known Sub-Varieties. Finding your button, or the one you are researching should be easy with our picture reference layout. This site's main goal is to give the clearest possible images, and correct information so making identification, and matching buttons in our archives is straightforward, and uncomplicated. Over the last 20 years, the influx of new treasure hunter finds with Metal Detectors has turned up an unprecedented & undocumented number of George Washington inaugural buttons, as well as early U.S. Military buttons. This site will allow for these new buttons to be properly documented by just sending in an e-mail with an image of the obverse and reverse. If your fortunate enough to have a collection of early military buttons or your a custodian of a 1789 or 1793 George Washington inaugural button that is not shown in our historical library, we ask that you please add to our library to help make it complete, and more enjoyable for everyone. By the way, there is a real feeling of satisfaction and pride when you have contributed and can come to our library and see you button with your name underneath and relevant information underneath. With your help, we can make this web site's library a valuable tool for America's future historical button collectors.

 

 

 A Full Catalog of 1789 & 1793 George Washington Inaugural & New Nation Tribute Buttons
&
1775 to 1860 United States Military Buttons

 


* WI 1 *
MARCH THE FOURTH
1789 MEMORABLE ERA

 


* NEW NATION GWI 2 *
PATRIOTIC EAGLE WITH
E. PLURIBUS UNUM MOTTO
IN RIBBON

 

* NEW NATION GWI 3 *
THE MAJESTY
OF THE PEOPLE

(JACOBVITE)

* GWI 4 *
THE GW MONOGRAM
WITH THE LINKED
STATES BORDER

* GWI 5 *
THE GW MONOGRAM
WITH A SALIENT BORDER

* GWI 6 *
THE GW MONOGRAM WITH
CIRCLE AND CROSS BORDER

* GWI 7 *
THE GW MONOGRAM WITH A
 HEXAGONAL PUNCH
MARK BORDER

 

* GWI 8 *
THE PLAIN ROMAN
GW MONOGRAM CENTER

* GWI 9 *
THE DOTTED SCRIPT
GW MONOGRAM

* GWI 10 *
THE SCRIPT GW
WITH FOUR DOT
ORNAMENT BORDER

* GWI 11 *
THE GW MONOGRAM
WITHIN OVAL CENTER

 

* GWI 12 *
EAGLE WITH STAR

* GWI 13 *
THE EAGLE WITH A
HERALDIC ESTOILE

* GWI 14 *
COLONIAL STYLE BORDER
WITH AN EAGLE AND STAR

* NEW NATION GWI 15 *
EAGLE WITH
MORNING GLORY

* GWI 16 *
PEWTER FEDERAL EAGLE
WITH STAR ABOVE
 

* GWI 17 *
LONG LIVE THE PRESIDENT
WITH LAUREL WREATH/STAR

* GWI 18 *
LONG LIVE THE PRESIDENT
WITH FIFTEEN STAR PATTERN

* GWI 19 *
THE PATER PATRIAE

* GWI 20 *
THE ENGRAVED SCRIPT
GW MONOGRAM

* GWI 21 *
THE SWIRLY SCRIPT
GW MONOGRAM WITH EAGLE

* GWI 22 *
THE GW MONOGRAM
WITH A LIBERTY CAP

* GWI 23 *
THE GW MONOGRAM WITH
FEDERAL EAGLE
AND LIBERTY CAP

 

* GWI 24 *
HERALDIC EAGLE
WITH INVERTED DIAMOND
SHAPED INDENTEES

* GWI 25 *
ISABELA'S WAR EAGLE
WITH GW MONOGRAM

* GWI 26 *
LIBERTY CAP WITH DATE

(JACOBVITE)

* GWI 27 *
FEDERAL EAGLE
W/FIFTEEN STARS

 

* GWI 28 *
FEDERAL EAGLE WITH
15 STARS & LIBERTY CAP

 * GWI 29 *
1793 WASHINGTON
PORTRAIT CENT

1793-1797

* GWI & NEW NATION *
TRIBUTE BUTTONS
1801- 1814

* REVOLUTIONARY WAR *
BUTTONS FROM 1775-1802

* RATTLESNAKE * PATRIOT *
* BRITISH LOYALIST BUTTONS *

* U.S. RIFLEMEN & DRAGOONS *
* 1808-1861 *

* U.S. FEDERAL ARTILLERY *
AND ORDNANCE
* 1808-1850's *

 

* US FEDERAL ORDNANCE *
1812-1860's

 

* U.S. FEDERAL INFANTRY *
* 1792-1850's *

 
 
* U.S. STATE MILITIA UNITS *
* 1812-1850's *

*U.S. DIPLOMATIC SERVICE*

* TOPOGRAPHICAL
ENGINEERS *

* UNITED STATES *
NAVY & MARINE BUTTONS

U.S. MILITARY SCHOOLS
ACADEMIES INSTITUTES

* ISABELA'S RARITIES *

* ISABELA'S FAVORITE *
* METAL DETECTOR FINDS *

* ISABELA'S FAVORITE *
* CUFF LINKS *
 
 
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