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This 7/8" button appears to have been issued during tough times - like the Great Depression.  The message is to share with others who are needy.    It is an open pin back and has a paper maker's label in the back that reads: "The Whitehead & Hoag Co.  Buttons, Badges, Novelties, and Signs.  Newark, N.J.'

 

I have this button that is made by whitehead & hoag ,that I am looking for information on.On the back of the button it has the mfg.`s name and a date of april 14 1896,but no clues to the meaning of the initials on the front of the button.I have added 2 links to get a close up view.I would be very appreciative if you have any information.
Thanks
 
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This Santa button is made by the St. Louis Button Co. Date unknown, if you know anything, we'd love to hear!

In Hake's Auction #184, this button sold for almost $1,500.

aleph button

I collect (American) Judaic lapel buttons
I have approximately 3000 unique items. Each one represents a different moment in the American Jewish life and offers a way to learn about the Jewish experience.

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