* 1775-1784 *
George Washington
Revolutionary War Spy Buttons

George Washington Judaeo-Christian Spy Buttons

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Back in 2013, I was only able to document Seven known Spy buttons used in George Washington’s network. I believe from the design, the 1st is a French Style, the 2nd is attributed to Scottish Royal Culture, and the 3rd a plain Judaeo-Chritian style used by natural born colonists (Americans). One of two Spy button known to be worn & used is being held by my daughter Isabela during a lecture to the true use and nature in the Bound Brook museum in New Jersey. The Spy button happen to have a Beautiful fire red patina to the pewter. The other five American variants which were brought by H.K.Swan were found on a card unused in a Revolutionary War Officer’s home in Connecticut. The Inanna Ishtar Spy button was only confirmed as being used and an in-hand inspection showed visual wear. Records indicate it was used by Scottish-Rite Revolutionaries in their pursuit of gaining information from British officers who were working with colonial officials. This specimen was dug in New Jersey outside of Philadelphia by Ken Lembo.

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This depiction 1st Appeared on the Merovingian King’s Sarcophagus 7 Dots on a Crown representational of Clovis I Converting to Catholicism in 496



     Right from the early onset of the American Revolution one of the most crucial important steps undertaken was the incorporation of Judaeo-Christian symbols along with their numeric values representing all the ineffable names of God. The Enlighten Visionaries realized setting up their Grand Architect’s Design for a new societal construct post revolution, they would have to use Judaeo-christian symbol  representations that would be recognized by all the cultures of the world. These numeric values combine with their reflective symbols would be the foundational cornerstones of a New Republic which offered colonists a hopeful future free of the self serving corrupt nature to better himself over his fellow man. Using the foundation of the bibles Great Architects Universe’s Design provided the Council of Revolutionaries foundational morality elements to underpin their various forms in their war of propaganda.

     Robert Scot and his Philadelphia Artisans were able to combine these underpinning religious foundational elements, and place them in their war against the British in limited fashions. George Washington was the first to be able utilize these religious symbols in his Spy Network to underpin their relationship in the future with their new societal construct of the Grand Architects Design. Knowing that colonists were not ready for this stage of a new era of enlightenment through a new societal construct, Robert Scot and his Philadelphia Artisans skillfully created Allusions cloaked in other known historical propaganda vehicles used by the Egyptians and Romans. The George Washington Spy button’s symbol is a reflection of the underpinning foundational cornerstone of the Enlightened Visionaries new societal construct for the New Republic.  George Washington was able to use these religious symbols as masks cloaked as plain stars to deceive the British and American Patriots in their true intended meaning of religious significance. 

Robert Scot’s Artisans supplied George Washington with Religious motif buttons for his Spy Network 

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Isabela Holding an early ” Revolutionary War Period ” George Washington American Style Spy Button

This American Style Spy button was Cut Off the Jacket of a Loyalist Spy who was Captured at Queens Bridge.


GW American Spy Button Pewter 17.19mm Orig. Shank intact W/ Knife Mark.

Isabela at the Abraham Staats House where Frederich Von Steuben was Drillmaster at the time of the second Middlebrook encampment of the American Revolutionary War 1778-1779.

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       This picture above was taken years back when I was asked to give a lecture at the Abraham Staats House by Harry K-Swan on George Washington Judaeo-Christian & Inanna Ishtar Spy buttons that were used during the American Revolution. In return for my services, H.K. Swan & his Foundation granted my request to study all their collected George Washington Judaeo-Christian Spy buttons in their possession. So, I was able to grant authenticity by an up-close in-hand examination to the pewter buttons. I was able to photo their collection with a conditional signed release by me I was allowed to review their vast collection of Revolutionary War relics. So, they were gracious enough to bring out their card of five un-used pewter Judaeo-Christian Spy buttons. Part of the arrangement was I would furnish Harry Kehls-Swan a full report in a timely manor after my lecture.

       Harry was most likely looking to understand the Scottish religious aspect of the use of the Judaeo-Christian Star in relation to the spy buttons use of the symbol. So, i submitted a detailed report to Harry and the Swan foundations for review. Afterwards, I insistently asked on several occasions ( probably as a nuance to Harry) to release or sell some of the unused spy buttons into the community of relic collectors. Unfortunately, my request fell on deaf ears. It was my hopes to get at least 2 or 3 into the Public Button Collecting community for enthusiasts of the Revolutionary War period.

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George Washington Spy Button
Judaeo-Christian Symbol

     As of 2013, all but 2 of the known Spy buttons were owned by H.K. Swan, and resided in his private collection out of the publics view as some of his relics are through the Swan foundation. This means if I didn’t show him mine, and give him supporting evidence for his own spy buttons, they would have remained unseen by the public. Thankfully, through my library and the use of my own private photos, I was able to release the first known pictures into the button community and to the general public. Since, that lecture in the Abraham Staats House, I was able to obtain a dug specimen out of Virginia, but there remains a question due to corrosion condition of it’s surface if it is a 100% a Judaeo-Christian Spy button. Since there remains a small shadow of doubt, I have decided to keep the button under wraps until better anti corrosion techniques could be applied. 

     A year later I was only able to view the Spy buttons once more and plea my request at the Crossroads Museum in Bound Brook, N.J., but my request was evaded because I was their to review Revolutionary War Powder horns with the other artifacts that were held in trust by the Swan Foundation. After these two instances, Harry has never displayed or brought out to show in his lectures any of the George Washington Spy buttons. It appears these were the only two instances when I was present that he felt comfortable taking them out into the public. Most likely upon my forceful plea / request of appreciation. Nevertheless, I was called by an esteemed button collector from Rhode Island asking to buy my spy buttons, along with Dale’s graph and my full report to the Swan foundation. I turned down his request because I believe this is a stewardship of responsibility, not something the wealthy should buy for self gratification.

       In conclusion, pertaining to the photo’s above, I was fortunate enough to get a signed picture release from Harry to photograph and then use my own personal photo’s to demonstrate on Isabela’s Library website crediting Harry K.Swan. Becuase of my stubbornness on the Day of Lecture at the Abraham Staats house, the Revolutionary War button community was able for the first time in history to see and understand the why the Judaeo christian Star symbol was chosen. My friend and partner Dale Hawley was gracious enough to illustrate the most significant diagram showing the origin of the American Spy button symbol. We believe it was copied from the sarcophagus of the 1st Merovingian King who converted to Catholicism!

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Isabela holding Six Judaeo-Christian George Washington Spy Buttons

Isabela is the 1st Girl in 235 years to actually hold Authentic George Washington Spy buttons! 

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Harry use to tell me some stories how he thought these men acted like America’s Secret Service by eavesdroping on British Officers.


Harry K. Swan & Me with a Choice Selection of George Washington Inaugural Buttons 

*The Religious Graph above was made by Dale Hawley, as well as appreciative directional observations into the reasoning behind why the Judaeo-Christian star was used.