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Forum: Military Buttons Today, 05:16 AM
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Posted By btns
I think they are fox hunt buttons: H.... Hunt.

I think they are fox hunt buttons: H.... Hunt.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-08-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 184
Posted By btns
A button with exactly this design was in a...

A button with exactly this design was in a Belgian friend's collection and is in his book on Belgian Police buttons. The sword points downwards.
The button was for the Belgian Police music corps.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-08-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 184
Posted By btns
Could it be Belgian Police?

Could it be Belgian Police?
Forum: General Topics. 05-08-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 350
Posted By btns
Roy, This was the original link: ...

Roy,
This was the original link:
http://www.regiments.org/regiments/index.htm

but it has been preserved as: ...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-08-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By btns
I agree. It may have had a royal crown, now...

I agree. It may have had a royal crown, now mostly cut back, and the royal coat of arms on its chest.
Forum: General Topics. 04-08-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 350
Posted By btns
Dear Roy, In the early days of the web, there...

Dear Roy,
In the early days of the web, there liveth a chap who built himself the most wonderful website with British Regimental records. Everyone was using it and everyone was grateful it was...
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 03-08-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 66
Posted By btns
Great War Nurses in France and Flanders

I found this very nice website on WWI nurses.

http://www.fairestforce.co.uk/index.html
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 03-08-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 89
Posted By btns
Welcome to the forum.

Welcome to the forum.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 03-08-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 243
Posted By btns
The buttons are high concave. This means they...

The buttons are high concave.
This means they are not German, nor ocean liner of any country.

The Staff of Hermes appears on a lot of buttons related to trading: customs, schools, companies. ...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 02-08-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 243
Posted By btns
The buttons are not Kriegsmarine.

The buttons are not Kriegsmarine.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 01-08-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 154
Posted By btns
It is an excellent find, but the blocks of...

It is an excellent find, but the blocks of Canadian Pacific are all red and white.
If I am correct the centre top block of this badge is blue.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 01-08-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 154
Posted By btns
It may be a club badge. Staffordshire has a...

It may be a club badge.

Staffordshire has a number of sailing and boat clubs, but the steering wheel suggests a motor boat club.
Why not ask this club: http://www.staffordcoastalcruising.org/
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 30-07-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By btns
These pictures are excellent quality, but they...

These pictures are excellent quality, but they will soon disappear (they are in photobucket, not on the forum)
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 30-07-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 80
Posted By btns
Two orphans in one buy

Two orphans in one buy
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-07-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 99
Posted By btns
Here is mine. It is brass and is of Far...

Here is mine.
It is brass and is of Far Eastern construction (e.g. Japan, Malaysia, probably Thailand as well)
it is nice to see an anodised version.
Forum: Military Buttons 30-07-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 136
Posted By btns
Dennis Blair in his booklet "British Buttons" has...

Dennis Blair in his booklet "British Buttons" has the KC shamrock (R10) as H.M. Lieutenants of Counties for Northern Ireland and the one with the garter (R12) as Lord Lieutenant of Northern Ireland.
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 30-07-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 70
Posted By btns
volunteer ambulances in WWI

This link takes you to the 1914-1916 searcheable publication "First Aid & The St. John Ambulance Gazette"

It shows the massive effort to ferry wounded men from the French and Belgian battlefields...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 28-07-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 105
Posted By btns
Better replace the Getty Image with a link. ...

Better replace the Getty Image with a link.
Their bots are searching the web for illegal copies. They follow up with a hefty charge and legal threats.
Forum: Off topic 27-07-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By btns
Feel free to put your military buttons on this...

Feel free to put your military buttons on this forum.
For non military buttons join this forum: http://www.ukdetectornet.co.uk/
Forum: Off topic 27-07-20, 04:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By btns
Civilian, man's coat button, 1770-1780s.

Civilian, man's coat button, 1770-1780s.
Forum: Military Buttons 26-07-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 200
Posted By btns
Pre 1907 "English Make" was used by Carlyle. Post...

Pre 1907 "English Make" was used by Carlyle. Post 1907 I know of one Buttons Limited Geo V button using Carlyle's old trade marks crossed swords and English Make. It could be one of the workers used...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 26-07-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By btns
They changed in 1920.

They changed in 1920.
Forum: Military Buttons 25-07-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 200
Posted By btns
Can you add rear pictures?

Can you add rear pictures?
Forum: Military Buttons 25-07-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 200
Posted By btns
Older horn buttons often have 'pick marks' left...

Older horn buttons often have 'pick marks' left when a hot needle was used to take it out of the mold.
Forum: Military Buttons 25-07-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 200
Posted By btns
You nailed it with burnt hair. It is horn,...

You nailed it with burnt hair.

It is horn, i.e. buffalo hoofs and horns.
Your buttons are natural colour, most buttons have a black dye.
American bugs eat horn buttons, so most USA buttons are...
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