A very rare example of a 2 piece Civil War school button for the Virginia Military Institute. Backmark reads " MACULLAR WILLIAMS & PARKER BOSTON MS ". I believe strongly that this is a pre Civil War backmark. All eagle buttons with the Macullar Willams & Parker backmark are Of the Civil War style not the 1872 style and several have been eagle buttons have been dug at various sites. I personally have an early NA-112 with the exact same backmark as this button with the word "BOSTON" on the inside of the mark.
Nearly all of the original gilded finish remains. See photos for condition details.
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The item "CIVIL WAR SCHOOL BUTTON VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE ALBERT# SU-408-TY RARE BACK" is in sale since Thursday, June 25, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Buttons".The seller is "oldmanpreble" and is located in South Portland, Maine. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, Russian federation.