Very nice buttons! Both are of the flat, one-piece variety with a braised on shank loop , and should date late 's to early 's. It's my understanding that before many of the button companies were established Guilt-1, Double Gilt-2, Treble Guilt-3 times dipped. I have some that say "Guilt" and have a wreath or an Eagle on them, but no company name.
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Vintage Pinback Market Remains Vibrant - Antique Trader
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Vintage Pinback Market Remains Vibrant
It was in his junior year of high school when he discovered the little metal disks with interesting sayings or promotional images. Since then, he has gone to manage the sale of some of the largest and most important collections of pinback buttons to ever come to market — and he says that market remains strong and vibrant. The pinback button has been used in the United States since the first presidential inauguration in , as George Washington supporters produced a slogan button which was designed to be sewn to the lapel of a coat or worn as a pendant.
The marking is invariably produced by die stamping, which is an inherent part of the manufacturing process, and backmarks produced in this way continue to be used to the present day. The list that follows identifies British manufacturers and the backmarks they used from the earliest ones recorded until about the middle of the twentieth century. They have been collated from a large number of sources over a long period of time, both documentary and from the buttons themselves, most of which have been recovered by metal detectorists. In general, dates should be regarded as approximate, and not exclusive unless the context indicates otherwise. It is also the case that there are some differences in respect of dating between the secondary sources that have been consulted.