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Forum: Military Buttons 15-08-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By 4966Ian
Hi All, Not a manufacturer that I was aware...

Hi All,

Not a manufacturer that I was aware of either. A quick look at Google would seem to indicate that he was a Tailor rather than a button manufacturer.

Google shows this entry in the...
Forum: Military Buttons 13-07-19, 09:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 430
Posted By 4966Ian
Hello Pete, Sorry to say, that I don't have...

Hello Pete,

Sorry to say, that I don't have a copy of the photo. I made a note of the fact that there was two sizes, but now can't remember where I got the info or saw the info.

The use of...
Forum: Military Buttons 09-07-19, 09:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 430
Posted By 4966Ian
Hi Pete, David and all, Yes, you are correct...

Hi Pete, David and all,

Yes, you are correct this is a Mess Waiter's button to the 35th (Royal Sussex) Regiment of Foot.

I also have a similar large open backed button with the same backmark...
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 11-06-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,201
Posted By 4966Ian
Hi Again, With regards Button 17 in Post #3...

Hi Again,

With regards Button 17 in Post #3 (1st Page)

17. monogram letters L.C., silver plated 17 mm, no backmark .

I think it maybe for 'Lowther College".
Having searched on-line, I am...
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 09-06-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,201
Posted By 4966Ian
Hi Again, Sorry, it has taken a while to go...

Hi Again,

Sorry, it has taken a while to go through all the pictures. Thanks for showing them, and putting the sizes and backmarks. As it will make future reference so much easier and useful.
...
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 06-06-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,201
Posted By 4966Ian
Hi All, With regards to Button 159. - Crown...

Hi All,

With regards to Button 159. - Crown over "R.A.C. / B".

This is a Hunt Button to the Royal Agricultural College (Beagles) [circa 1889-1914 & 1923-1939 & 1945-Current]. It is one of six...
Forum: Military Buttons 15-04-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 506
Posted By 4966Ian
Hi All, I bought mine as "Royal Naval...

Hi All,

I bought mine as "Royal Naval Barracks". A description, I wasn't totally sure of or happy with, but they were cheap and worth taking a punt on.

I bought them as I collect Mess Waiter...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 17-03-19, 01:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By 4966Ian
Hi Rob, Looks alot like the Birmingham Fire...

Hi Rob,

Looks alot like the Birmingham Fire Brigade collar badge shown in this post.

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=64682&highlight=birmingham+fire+brigade

Cheers...
Forum: Military Buttons 04-02-19, 12:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By 4966Ian
Yes. . as Toby suggests, this is a small...

Yes. . as Toby suggests, this is a small Officers' Mess Waiter's Button to the Connaught Rangers.

The button shown by Toby in his second post (QVC atop Harp surrounded by a large wreath of...
Forum: Military Buttons 26-01-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By 4966Ian
Hi All, I think it is either an Officer's...

Hi All,

I think it is either an Officer's Mess Dress button or possibly a Blazer button.

In Roger Bennett's book "Badges of the Worcestershire Regiment", under the section on buttons (page 104)...
Forum: Military Buttons 27-10-18, 12:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By 4966Ian
Very nice Roy. You have certainly got a good...

Very nice Roy.

You have certainly got a good eye for these buttons.

Cheers

ian
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-10-18, 11:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By 4966Ian
Hi there, It looks like an "S" to me. ...

Hi there,

It looks like an "S" to me.
Which would make it "NSY" - North Salopian Yeomanry?

Attached is a photo of the "North Salopian Yeomanry" button. Similar - but not a perfect match.
...
Forum: Military Buttons 26-08-18, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By 4966Ian
Hi Kingsley and Roger, The Top Button is...

Hi Kingsley and Roger,

The Top Button is described in an article by Denis Darmanin on Telegraph Company Buttons in Button Lines (#107 /page 22 ) as belonging to the "Pacific Cable Board".

All...
Forum: Military Buttons 03-06-18, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By 4966Ian
Simon, Very kind of you. PM sent. ...

Simon,

Very kind of you.

PM sent.

Many thanks

Ian
Forum: Military Buttons 01-06-18, 11:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By 4966Ian
Hello Simon and Roger, Apologies, somehow I...

Hello Simon and Roger,

Apologies, somehow I missed this post.

I am of the same opinion as Roger, that the Berkshire button is a 'Blazer' button for the Berkshire Yeomanry. I haven't heard of a...
Forum: Military Buttons 21-02-18, 11:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,115
Posted By 4966Ian
Hi all, Just to add to this post, I have...

Hi all,

Just to add to this post, I have also acquired a button with the same design as shown in earlier posts.
However, this is a flat gilt (blazer/mess dress) type button rather than the...
Forum: The Home Front 05-01-18, 11:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 729
Posted By 4966Ian
Hi Charliedog, Many thanks for the reply and...

Hi Charliedog,

Many thanks for the reply and the links, all very interesting.
I can only assume that the Disabled Soldiers Bureau was a very short lived organisation that merged with one of the...
Forum: Military Buttons 04-01-18, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By 4966Ian
Hi there, No problems at all, totally...

Hi there,

No problems at all, totally understand wanting to keep it.

Thanks for the size and backmark info, that will enable me to update my notes and I now know what I am looking for.

All...
Forum: Military Buttons 04-01-18, 07:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By 4966Ian
Hi GTB, It is a mess waiters button to the...

Hi GTB,

It is a mess waiters button to the 28th and subsequently the Gloucestershire Regiment. The backmark may give a clue as to which it is.

They come in 2 sizes the small (approx. 16mm) and...
Forum: The Home Front 03-01-18, 02:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 729
Posted By 4966Ian
Disabled Soldiers Bureau

Hi all,

I recently acquired this badge (collar/lapel or even cap?) to the "DISABLED SOLDIERS BUREAU" in with a bag of buttons.

It is 30mm in diameter and has the look and feel of a WW1 type...
Forum: Military Buttons 28-12-17, 01:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,261
Posted By 4966Ian
Hi Roy, Hope this finds you well. I use...

Hi Roy,

Hope this finds you well.

I use these to store my buttons....
Forum: Military Buttons 20-10-17, 07:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By 4966Ian
Hi there, Button nos. 8 - "CHINA" over a...

Hi there,

Button nos. 8 - "CHINA" over a Dragon, is the Border Regiment, not the Royal Berkshire Regiment.
(sorry Roger - probably the first and only time I will get to correct you :D )
...
Forum: Military Buttons 02-10-17, 10:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 369
Posted By 4966Ian
Hi Kevin, You have shown some nice photos of...

Hi Kevin,

You have shown some nice photos of the various Berkshire Militia buttons.
Yes, I agree with you, the "BERKS"on the flat button is the 1st pattern, whilst the Silvered version with the...
Forum: Military Buttons 30-09-17, 09:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By 4966Ian
Hi there, It is a Mess Waiters button to the...

Hi there,

It is a Mess Waiters button to the 1st or Royal Regiment of Foot/Royal Scots Regiment of Foot.

The backmark dates it to circa 1875-1894.

There is a later version which is similar...
Forum: Military Buttons 21-09-17, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By 4966Ian
PM sent. Thanks Ian

PM sent.

Thanks

Ian
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