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    Van Buren Backname Button 21mm. Sullivan-DeWitt MVB-1840-18 in gilt brass. In contrast to many backname buttons, this one has a rather ornate raised and matte finish design on the front. The reverse is inscribed "Martin Van Buren Excelsior." The word "Excelsior" likely refers to the quality grade of the button, although it may refer to the state motto of New York, Van Buren's home state. This button may date from 1836. Gem condition, like new!

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    December, 2005
    15th-16th Thursday-Friday
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