Originally Posted by tenacious But why would a button have designs on both sides? Usually the back of a button, the side you never will see, is blank. On older buttons the back side usually had the maker and their location.
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Originally Posted by Numismat On older buttons the back side usually had the maker and their location. Exactly! Most old buttons were marked by their manufacturer. They're called backmarks.