Took them to a couple jewelers. They weigh right at 26 grams of 14k gold. Looked online for "scrap" calculation and they would come out around $700. First jeweler said he would give me $500 for all of the buttons, another offered $400 and said they are Florentine design and to not let anybody test them because it could damage them. Another jeweler said that if you find the right buyer, should be able to get more as "buttons".
Spoo figured scrap/jeweler price probably best since you don't know what the gold button market is like.
Thinking could go BIN for $1500-1600 (which is about half of retail) and would take best offers. Would need to get an offer of around $700-$800 (because of fees, time, potential problems) to make it worthwhile. There are three other gold buttons on the bay right now and I'm watching them to see what happens.
Suggestions would be appreciated.
Did run into a friend who is an outfitter (elk, deer hunts, archery etc,) here in AZ and the southwest (he's very good at what he does if anybody wants to come to AZ or NM to hunt). He said he could make me a set of Elk horn buttons for the Oxxford SC...