​If you would like to sell a GWI Button for a Reasonable price, call Robert at 845-561-2375.

Button Questions or Button Picture Submittals


Please email me at : GW1789Buttons@verizon.net 


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18th Century Social Customs

 Two points about eighteenth-century English class behavior in British-Colonial societies are important to keep in mind when considering any type of public behavior. First, they were stratified societies, and the ways in which people interacted with one another reflected their relative social positions. Not only how something was said, but when it was said, was reflective of the social class position of the speaker. For example, it was not proper for someone of a lower social rank to offer a greeting to a person of higher rank without having been first addressed by that person. Nor was it proper for the social class inferior to end the conversation. Secondly, there was some fluidity between the the levels of society. Money was not enough to lift a person and to be acknowledged by the aristocratic class. However, deportment was customary in polite civilized society, and taught from a very early age. Deportment included dress, bodily carriage, and using the polite forms of conversation. During the course of the eighteenth century, the Landed Gentry were increasingly able to afford the trappings of gentile, and they were eager to acquire the tapestries of the aristocrats as well. By the late eighteenth century, many in the British Colonies in America had acquired the rudiments of polite conversation.


General George Washington 1775 Commander & Chief Uniform Button

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     Why use such a obscure passage to start telling you about me? I believe it is needed as a starting point to provide the proper context into the research and Engraving Identification work I have been doing into GWI & NNT buttons to keep ahead of modern day forgeries by computer and laser technology. In my blog pages there will be a reflection of the honorable network of the Enlightened (Artist Visionaries) Artisans who used their historical knowledge and weaved it into a multiculturalism harmoniously in concert with various world religions in order to forge a nation. A new societal structure that draws from the Bible’s Great Architect of the Universe, and uses it in an innovative way to build upon the prejudice and social biased societal structure of the various dominant European models. This is the beginnings of America that transformed during the post revolutionary war that is not told in history books. Hopefully, you will enjoy and learn through my button pages as I was able to unearth irrefutable evidence through the meanings behind the engraving symbols.  

     The Philadelphia Artisans of multi-nationalities under the direction of Robert Scot were able to successfully infuse America’s insignia with Scottish Royal culture, and incorporate Judaeo-Christian religions through a new societal construct known as the Grand Architects Design.  

“I was summoned by my Country, whose voice I can never hear but with veneration and Love.”- George Washington

The Silverstein Proposition: George Washington felt “Obligated” to become America’s first President not because of his love for the people, but because Prince Edward Stuart died in 1788. George Washington personal life was submerged in generational traditions of Scottish Royal culture. His relationships through Scottish Masonic Lodges who adhered to Strict Observance was his obligation, not the common person. The Zoroastrian Phoenix which transformed into an Eagle is where divine authority originates and this symbol belongs to Prince Edward Stuart. Born on December 31st 1720 in Italy on the new year his birth song celebrated by the Pope Cement XI was the Phoenix. This Transformational Phoenix was worn on Washington’s earliest Commander & Chief’s uniform in 1775. Meaning, this was his army, and his Scottish noble Jacobites out of power were the true movement behind America’s cause. 

The Allusion:  George Washington’s 1774/1775 Continental Army Uniform Button depicted the “Sons of Liberty 13 Stripes” on the Bonnie Prince’s Zoroastrian Pheonix insignia. As General of the Continental Army against the British empire, George Washington carried this Zoroastrian Crest on his buttons from the first battle in Cambridge when it broke out in 1775. Then 12 years later with the death of the Bonnie Prince in 1788, Robert Scot skillfully transformed the Scottish Zoroastrian Fire Alter with Prince Edward Stuart’s Phoenix into the American Eagle for the U.S. Federal government. This also placed Robert Scot into the position of being able to graft the Kings Right of Sovereignty ” E,” and through the Artisan allusion technique, he was able to lay it into the foundation of the Grand Architects Design for our government,- NOT into a representational symbol for George Washington. This is supported by the infusion of the letter “E” into 18th century governmental insignia and state relics which were created by the same Philadelphia artisans under Robert Scot’s Masters authority. 

Why I Love Buttons: George Washington’s Gilt  Zoroastrian Phoenix / Eagle Uniform button he wore as Commander and Chief would be the earliest “Artist Creation” of the Great Seal of the United States!  With Gary Gianotti’s irrefutable evidence that Robert Scot was the International Artisan Guild President directly from Scotland, he had behind the scenes influence and was behind the symbolism of the Scottish crown, and influence behind the Great Seal Design within Congressional Committees. This button engraved by Robert Scot to be worn by George Washington ended up being transformed into America’s Eagle, The Great Seal of the United States!

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 Me & Isabela at Mount Vernon in 2016
For Revolutionary War Weekend.


A little about Background Education


     My name is Robert James Silverstein, I received my Bachelors of Science Degree in Political Science from The Pennsylvania State University in 1989. I studied the formation of early State Governments post-revolution in the 13 Colonies, which turned into the establishment of the American Federal government in 1789. My main emphases was on understanding the development of the colonial business infrastructure outside of agriculture. This structure of aristocratic governance, class stratification led me on a path to research the Era’s environmental context with the undercurrent of Masonry, and role of the Scottish-Rite neighborhood lodges. With James Madison’s biography notations, I was able to clearly see how the Masonic Constitution of exiled European Jacobites was drafted into the U.S. Constitution. In the pursuit of profit, power, and positions of economic power, the so-called, “white collar business infrastructure” in the post colonial era was created by Scottish-American families with Royal-bloodline ties influential in the French, Dutch, Scottish, German, and English Crown Courts. Some of these Revolutionary families had direct Royal bloodlines to the Bonnie Prince.

      People say the American Revolution was an extension of the British’s Seven Years War with the France, but in truth it comes from an earlier time. With my journey in uncovering GWI’s Allusion symbols, I was able to create enough supporting evidence that in actuality the Revolution was a later date extension of Scotland’s Glorious Revolution with the dethronement of King James II in 1698.  Hopefully, you will enjoy my library of buttons, and take the journey back in history with me to uncover little known or forgotten facts. I will illustrate and decipher hidden meanings wrapped in masking Allusions to act as a fall back position if the experiment in self government failed. I will make mistakes in my work, and replace theories as new evidence presents itself. 

     I live in New Windsor, N.Y.. It is one of the major Revolutionary War areas in the Hudson Valley Region. I spend most of my recreational time with my daughter Isabela, and collecting Rattlesnake, GWI, and New Nation Tribute, and early American Military buttons. Meaning, I love to research and learn about the historical origins and ancient symbols secretly placed as an Allusion on George Washington Inaugural, New Nation Tribute buttons. I have done some other hands-on American Revolutionary War Relic research besides buttons on the various Revolutionary War sites in New York and New Jersey. I like to talk and work with historians, button collectors, and metal detector enthusiasts about their finds, and then post my learning experiences to my library’s website. I have given several lectures on GWI buttons and George Washington SPY buttons at Revolutionary War historical houses, Masonic lodges, and have been graciously invited to Metal Detecting clubs for educational purposes. My main goal is to share my passion and enthusiasm in hopes to promote the hobby of button collecting to our younger generation. 

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 Rattlesnake, George Washington Inaugurals, and New Nation Tribute Buttons


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My Proud Patriot, My Spy…

Isabela was the first Girl in history (235 years) to be photo’d with a “Documented Worn” Authentic George Washington Spy Button.
This American Variant George Washington SPY button belongs to H.K.Swan’s Personal Collection.

Isabela’s GW Inaugural Button Submission Mailing Address:

Isabela’s George Washington Inaugural Buttons
℅ Robert J. Silverstein
634 Little Britain Road
New Windsor, N.Y. 12553
Day Phone: (845) 561-2375
Cell Number (845) 745-0471

Email : GW1789Buttons@Verizon.net

Blue Belt 02-26-2018

*My best friend Zanzabar “Zanz” 2002-2018 
For 15 years we shared snacks and grew our family with his unconditional love.
When I bought him from the Breeders, they named him George Washington because of his marble crown and he was born on the July 4th weekend! 
Fated to my by the Grand Architect, no other explanation.
He lived his days with me in our house on Washington Lake in New Windsor, N.Y.
Yes, the true Birth Place of America & Sons of Cincinnati.
Oppps forgot, He loved watching me dig for GW Buttons.
Wish I could have trained him to dig, and not watch…lol
He will be truly missed by our family, RIP.