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Old 15-04-18, 01:20 AM
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G/day All, I have a bronze button approx 25mm Kings Crown and Anchor in the center,"ROYAL MARINES "around that. Laurel wreath around the outside front of the button.. On the back is "C&J WELDON LONDON"
Could you experts tell me what era the is from please.
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Old 15-04-18, 10:35 AM
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Old 15-04-18, 10:45 AM
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More likely 1923 to 1952 as in 1923 the Royal Marine Artillery and Royal Marine Light Infantry amalgamated to become the 'Royal Marines'. Prior to 1923 the two branches had their own individual design of button.

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Old 15-04-18, 02:08 PM
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Was C & J Weldon still producing by the 1920's?

Edit: a quick check indicates that C & J Weldon operated 1850's - 1910's.
No additional Artillery or Light Infantry wording on the button?

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Old 15-04-18, 04:22 PM
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[QUOTE=leigh kitchen;441157]Was C & J Weldon still producing by the 1920's?

According to my records 'C & J Weldon London' can be found as a backmark on buttons dating long after the 1920s.

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Old 15-04-18, 04:46 PM
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Interesting, I referred to print outs of button collectors web site info, stating they'd ceased production by then, so perhaps hardly definitive sources.
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Old 16-04-18, 08:11 AM
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Many thanks for the comprehensive reply's only "Royal Marines" on the front
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Old 16-04-18, 09:53 AM
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Joe, Have a look at www.rmhistorical.com some useful info there on all manner of things RM.

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