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WI 24 A HERALDIC EAGLE WITH INVERTED TRIANGLES RJ Silverstein's Georgewashingtoninuguralbuttons.com O

     

 – The GW Portion of the Website Will Be Back online in the Spring of 2015 –
The Early Military Button Portion will be worked on and posted Weekly..

     Welcome to Isabela’s George Washington Inaugural button website. This website is not only going to study GWI buttons, but post-colonial U.S. Military buttons, and various 18th Century engraved objects. Through years of research into these historical GWI buttons, I found it just as important to study all the various engraved arts from the different cultures around the world. So this site will have a multitude of 17th & 18th century engraved objects that have associated links of symbolism to the various ancient cultures around the world.  I found it necessary to study all ancient engraved objects to unlock the hidden symbolism that is secretly embedded in George Washington Inaugural, New Nation Tribute, and Jacobite Secret Society buttons. As I studied all these various ancient engraved objects, I found the information and skills within the art of engraving to be tightly controlled by religions, birthrights-bloodlines, and Freemason guilds. So, not only will we study these adjacent engraved fields, but we will also have to briefly look into the men’s lives who created these engraved objects. I found it necessary to expand the study of the engraving arts into family bloodlines, nationality allegiances and religious beliefs. So, I will try to provide as much historical and pertinent information of each engraved artifact as I add it into my library’s reference section. I will be happy to work with any knowledgable person or button enthusiast that can offer their knowledge in their specialty field of engraving. Your picture contributions and information will help me create a worldwide public database that will enhance the knowledge of ancient engravings in various items. I will do my best to provide the most accurate information on any known engravings, makers, or manufactures. So, all collectors and researchers should note, this website is a “Work in Progress”, and I will update the website’s sections as new information presents itself. I specifically designed this website to be user friendly and completely interactive between others and myself researchers. So, if your a treasure hunter and find a really neat historical button or engraved object on a dig, or someone just looking to find out some historical information of interest, just shoot me a quick call or e-mail if you can not find it within the section of interest.

     I know people are very hesitant to share their own secret wealth of unknown knowledge. Obtaining this information is often the result of one’s obsessive passion which is usually at the cost of both personal and their family sacrifice. Some of you know exactly what I am saying as I utter the words repeatedly night after night, “God Bless my wife Debra and my daughter Isabela for their patience and understanding”. But this is the heavy burden obsessive researcher like myself live with day after day. I do not know If I can change your mind or attitude in the Spirit of Sharing with the world’s internet community with little reward or recognition; but let me say I understand the feeling of your selfishness that your personal sacrifice should not go free without a price! This is just another morality reminder of what our society has become with the selfishness of our own personal egos and greed. How often we are quick to condemn others for there untrustworthy actions, but we only contribute in ways we feel are acceptable to the false limits we place. So aside from ones own moral degradation in the Spirit of sharing, let me tell you what the real price is. It your children and your grandchildren’s future in knowing the real truth and not what others say is the truth in your hobby. You see, I understand this important point all too well, because I am fortunate enough to have stumbled upon unknown information through years of long study, which was at the cost of personal family sacrifice. To put it mildly, years of unnecessary roadblocks or false paths of incorrect information by scholars that was intentionally or inadvertently put in place. One can only use conjecture to surmise if this inaccurate information was to distract us or point us away in the wrong direction from the truth. This is the true cost of the future collectors in our favorite hobbies or areas of study. So for this reason I labor painlessly with some error, but in the correct Spirit of sharing knowledge for the advancement of truth in the hobby I have come to passionately love. So the next time your kids ask how much longer or your wife asks you when your coming to bed, let them be proud knowing that you are contributing outside of your own selfish pursuit to help better our society in the hobby community. – Robert J. Silverstein

     Listed below are the various George Washington Inaugural buttons, Post-Colonial U.S. Military buttons, and 17th & 18th century engraved objects. All the various buttons and engraved objects are displayed within it’s own boxed section. When you click on the artifact section you are interested in, it will lead into the pages containing either all the known example types, or the examples I have been able to upload so far. I will do my best to provide you with the best quality photos utilizing real specimens from either my own collection or other people’s submissions. So, this should help you easily identify the various engraved objects from the website’s archives straightforward and uncomplicated. Most sections will not have reproductions, but some sections will. I believe it is important for collectors and researchers to study both!  Just remember to check the site often because collectors are constantly contributing information and pictures from their own collections. Also, metal detector enthusiasts have been graciously offering pictures of their new finds. One last note, anyone who own a George Washington Inaugural button I ask that you please take a few minutes and photo your button. I am trying to catalog every known specimen to exist! Since I began collecting GWI buttons 20 years ago there was only 650 known. By tracking over the years all the specimens that were either sold in auctions or private sales, I estimate there are around 1350. My goal for this website is to make the GWI library complete one day for future collectors, and also attract new collectors into the field of GWI button collecting.  Just remember once again, it is only with your help with contributions of information and pictures that I can turn this web site’s library into a valuable tool for all future American Political Button collectors and researchers of engraved historical memorabilia.

* GWI 1 & NNT 1 *
MARCH THE FOURTH
1789 MEMORABLE
ERA

* NEW NATION TRIB. 2 *
EAGLE W/ E. PLURIBUS
UNUM MOTTO IN
THE RIBBON

* NEW NATION TRIB. 3 *
THE MAJESTY OF
THE PEOPLE

( JACOBITE )

* GWI 4 *
THE G.W. MONOGRAM
WITH THE LINKED
STATES BORDER

* GWI 5 *   THE G.W. MONOGRAM  WITH A SALIENT STYLE   BORDER

* GWI 5 *
THE G.W. MONOGRAM
WITH A SALIENT
STYLE BORDER

WI 6-A GW BRASS 33 MM 36 IMPRESSIONSRJ Silverstein's georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com O

* GWI 6 *
THE G.W. MONOGRAM
W/ CROSSES INSIDE OF
A CIRCLE BORDER

WI 7-D BRASS 32MM RJ Silverstein's georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com O

* GWI 7 *
THE G.W. MONOGRAM
WITH A HEXAGONAL
PUNCH MARK BORDER

GWI 8-A 35mm GW Roman Monogram RJ Silverstein's geoorgewashingtoninauguralbutton O

* GWI 8 *
THE PLAIN ROMAN
G.W. MONOGRAM
CENTER

WI 9-B THE DOTTED SCRIPT 35.40MM BRASS RJ Silverstein's georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com O

* GWI 9 *
THE DOTTED SCRIPT
G.W. MONOGRAM
CENTER

WI 10-A BRASS 35MM R-7 WI 10-B RJ Silverstein's georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com B-1

*GWI 10 *
THE G.W. MONOGRAM
W/ THE FOUR DOT
ORNAMENT BORDER

ZE-WI 11-B GW IN OVAL BRASS 34MM RJ Silverstein's georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com O

* GWI 11 *
THE G.W. MONOGRAM
IN THE OVAL
CENTER

* GWI 12 *
THE EAGLE WITH
A HERALDIC ESTOILE
SQUARE PUNCH BORDER

WI 13-B BRASS 34MM R-6 (20 INDENT.) RJ Silverstein's georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com

* GWI 13 *
THE EAGLE WITH AN
EIGHT POINT ESTOILE
AND VARIABLE BORDER

WI 14-A 31.8MM 74.3 GRAINS WI 14-A 31.8MM 74.3 GRAINS RJ Silverstein's georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons O

* GWI 14 *
A FEDERAL TYPE EAGLE
WITH A SMALL STAR
AND COLONIAL BORDER

WI 15 B-1WI 15 B-1-RJ Silverstein georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com R

* NEW NATION TRB.15 *
A FEDERAL EAGLE
WITH 13 STARS
FORMING A GLORY

* GWI 16 *
A FEDERAL EAGLE
FACING LEFT WITH
AN 8 POINTED STAR

WI 17-B LAUREL WREATH SHEFFIELD SILVER 15MM RJ Silverstein's georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com O

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

WI 18-A FIFTEEN STAR PATTERN BRASS 20MM RARITY 7 1793 GEORGE WASHINGTON PD $2,250. 10-14-11 copy

* GWI 18 *
LONG LIVE PRESIDENT
WITH FIFTEEN STARS
* 1793 to 1797 *

WI 19-A BRASS 25MM R-7 PATER PATRIAE WI 19-B BRASS SHELL, PEWTER BACKED, IRON SHANK 25MM RJ Silversteins georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com O

* GWI 19 *
GEORGE WASHINGTON
THE PATER PATRIAE
FATHER OF FATHERLAND

WI 20-A 25MM R-6 COPPER RICH CHOC. PATINA DEEP STRIKE ORIG SHANK AMERICA FALLS NOV 15 2002 $2415. O

* GWI 20 *
THE ENGRAVED SCRIPT
G.W. MONOGRAM
W/ BAY LEAVE SWIRL

WI 21-A 25MM R-6 DALE EXC. NY:MASS not for sale BORDER

* GWI 21 *
FEDERAL EAGLE WITH
SWIRLY SCRIPT AND
G.W. MONOGRAM

ZL-WI 22-A GW WITH LIBERY CAP 22MM RJ Silverstein's georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com O

* GWI 22 *
THE G.W. MONOGRAM
W/ PHRYGIAN CAP &
BAY LEAVE SWIRL

WI 23-B 14mm Gilt Brass Dave Dug in South Carolina 5

* GWI 23 *
THE FEDERAL EAGLE
W/ G.W. MONOGRAM
AND PHRYGIAN CAP

ZH-WI 24-A THE EAGLE WITH INVERTED DIAMONDS 35MM. GILDED BRASS 20-20 NOTCHES-INVERTED DIAMOND SRJ silverstein's georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com O

* GWI 24 *
THE HERALDIC EAGLE
W/ INVERTED DIAMOND
BORDER INDENTEES

WI 25 28MM SILVER FLORIDA

* GWI 25 *
ISABELA’S WAR EAGLE
SCRIPT GW MONOGRAM
RAISED CIRCLE BORDER

WI 26-A LIBERTY CAP WITH DATE 34mm Copper RJ Silverstein's georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com O

* NEW NATION TRB 26 *
PHRYGIAN CAP
ON LIBERTY POLE
WITH 1789 DATE

GWI 27 RJ SILVERSTEIN'S GEORGEWASHINGTONINAUGURALBUTTONS O

* GWI 27 *
CRUDE FEDERAL EAGLE
WITH FIFTEEN STARS
REV. POLITICAL CUFF

WI 28 Federal Eagle with 15 Stars 23mm Gilt Brass rj silverstein's georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com O

* NEW NATION TRB 28 *
CRUDE FEDERAL EAGLE
WITH PHRYGIAN CAP
AND FIFTEEN STARS

GWI 29-A MASTERS copy

* GWI 29 *
DATED 1793
GEORGE WASHINGTON
PORTRAIT U.S. CENT

GWI 30-A 33mm Bronze HAND ETCHED U.S. National Museum-Smithsonian GEORGE WASHINGTONINAUGURALBUTTONS.COM O

* GWI 30 *
GEORGE WASHINGTON
PROFILE WITH
INAUGURATION DATE

GWI 21 TRIBUTE BUTTON RJ Silverstein's george washingtoninauguralbuttons.com O

1801 – 1814
GEORGE WASHINGTON
INDEP. & INAUG. ANNIV.
BUTTONS

1788-89 Englands Long Live The King 35mm Silver Wash RJ Silverstein's Georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons O

* 1788 – 1789 *
LONG LIVE THE KING
ENGLISH ROYAL CROWN
ROSE AND THISTLE

KINGS AMERICAN REG. BUTTON 25MM GILDED BRASS RJ SILVERSTEINS GEORGEWASHINGTONINAUGURALBUTTONS.COM O

* 1776 – 1783 *
AMERICAN TORY &
BRITISH CROWN LOYALIST

1789 French LA LIBERTE RJ SILVERSTEIN GEORGEWASHINGTONINAUGURALBUTTONS.COM O

* 1789 – 1792 *
KING LOUIS XVI

VIVE LE ROI
LA LIBERTE BUTTONS

WI INDEPENDENCE RJ Silverstein's georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com O 2

* 1775 – 1789 *
AMERICAN PATRIOT
INDEPENDENCE &
PROSPERITY BUTTONS

1777 Continental Army Enlisted Man's Pattern USA Pewter RJ Silverstein's Georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com O

* 1776 – 1783 *
The American Army
- Continental Army -
- State Militia -

1775-83 3RD FOOT GUARD SCOTS GUARD 24MM RJ SILVERSTEIN'S GEORGEWASHINGTONSINAUGURALBUTTONS.COM O

* 1767 – 1783 *
The British Army
Royal Artillery &
Regiment of Foot

Continental Navy & Marienes 24mm Pewter dug in Mass. Dales Officers Pattern 2

* 1748 – 1787 *
Continental Navy
The Royal Navy and
French Navy Buttons

1792-98 Infantry GI 25-c RJ Silverstein's georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com O

* 1787 – 1808 *
Post Rev. War
- Waynes Legion -
Infantry Regiments

1799 2nd Regt. USA & E Artillerist & Engineers 22mm Gilt Brass AY 9 Robert J. Silverstein georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com O4

* 1776 – 1840’s *
– Continental -
Artillerist & Eng.
Corps of Engineers

1812-13 Regiment of Riffleman rj silverstein's georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com O

* 1777 – 1854 *
- Dragoons -
Regt Of Riflemen
* Militia Rifles *

1799-1812 Ancient & Honarable 25mm Brass rj silversteins georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com O

* 1776 – 1865 *
Various State
Militia Buttons
Infantry * Artillery

GI 53 INFANTRY RJ SILVERSTEIN'S GEORGEWASHINGTONINAUGURALBUTTONS.COM O

* 1808 – 1854 *
Federal Infantry
Army Regiments
Officers & Enlisted

1808-11 Artillery Regiment 23mm. Gilded Brass rj Silverstein's georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com O

* 1776 – 1865 *
Continental Army
To
US Artillery Regt’s.

* 1812 – 1851 *
The Federal Army
Ordnance Dept.
Artillery & Corps

1832 Topographical Engineers 23mm convex brass georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com O

* 1813 – 1863 *
- Topographical -
Orig. General Staff
Engineers to Corps

1812 Official Diplomatic Corps Navy 22.11mm Gilt Copper 17 Stars Albert's OD 5 RJ Silverstein's georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com O

* 1790 – 1820’s *
U.S. Federal Official
& Diplomatic Service
Army * Navy

1798-1810 US NAavy 23MM Gilded-Brass Carin & Co Treble Gilt Albert's NA 6-A-georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com

* 1794 – 1865 *
-United States Navy-
Republic of Texas
Confederate Navy

Revenue Marine 1820's Albert' FD1-Tice RM200A21 rj silverstein's Georgewashingtoninaugralbuttons.com R-20

*1790 – 1863 *
- Dept of Treasury – Revenue Marine
Buttons

1820's Marines Albert's MC 2 RJ Silverstein's Georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com O

* 1798 – 1865 *
– U.S. Marines -
Navy Department’s
Naval Infantry

1840-50's USMA  RJ Silverstein's Georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com O

* 1816 – 1865 *
Military Academies
Schools & University
Northern * Southern

Jacobite Superior Button RJ Silverstein's Georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com O

* 1745 – 1775 *
Merovingian Liberty
Royal Bloodline
Hidden Superior

c

* 1789 *
Scottish Bloodline
Grand Master
Freemason Button

* 1778 – 1781 *
George Washington
Spy Button With
8 Point Star & Crosses

1790-1815 Corps of Artificers RJ Silverstein's georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com O

* 1790 – 1815 *
Corps of Artificers
– Master Masons -
Guild Professions

Revolutionary Flag Shaw RJ Silverstein's Georgewashngtoninauguralbuttons O.

* 18th Century *
Secretly Embossed
Painted Flags With
Hidden Symbolism

1792-95 Silver P{lated Copper Officer's Shoulder Belt Plate for Waynes Legion Infantry 3 5:8 x 2 5:8 lacks studs and hook $9,480. Skiiner Auction

* 1790 – 1865 *
U. S. Cap Plates
Shoulder Plates
Belt Buckles

GWI 12-C 35mm Brass 64 Indentees! RJ Silverstein's Georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com A-7* 2014 *
The Isabela Collection

*
BartonGreatSealDesignObverse-1 2

*America’s Great Seal *
Scottish Royal Bloodlines
Ancient Roman & Egyptian
Depictions Considered

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