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Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges Yesterday, 07:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 294
Posted By btns
The dry-stamp of the photographer is at 4...

The dry-stamp of the photographer is at 4 o'clock.
He is J.M. Chew of Aldershot.
Forum: Other Militaria 22-11-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By btns
The picture is a bit fuzzy, but I can read a few...

The picture is a bit fuzzy, but I can read a few words:

Sende Ihre ganzen Familie ... .... Grüsse
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-11-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 67
Posted By btns
It is a livery button. It fits into the subgroup...

It is a livery button. It fits into the subgroup monogram buttons.

These were for servants of wealthy people who did not have a coat of arms or who wanted a liveried servant without the high...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 22-11-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 341
Posted By btns
Ouch, Thank you for the replies. It is now...

Ouch,
Thank you for the replies.
It is now in the repair/scrap box with broken buttons and other junk.
best regards,
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 21-11-20, 10:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 341
Posted By btns
While reading this thread I remembered I have an...

While reading this thread I remembered I have an AAC badge. It came on a tray with buttons (and I wanted the buttons)
May I ask if it is genuine?
Die struck, with slider.
I am really looking...
Forum: Military Buttons 21-11-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 123
Posted By btns
Not Cunard (cat with nut), but the crest is for...

Not Cunard (cat with nut), but the crest is for the Honourable East India Company (cat with basket)

A similar design without QVC is known as a general design for army officers.
This design could...
Forum: Military Buttons 16-11-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 135
Posted By btns
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Army_Ordnance_Corps_...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Army_Ordnance_Corps_(India)
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 14-11-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By btns
The third button has been sold on e-bay as...

The third button has been sold on e-bay as Trinidad Volunteer Guard
Forum: General Topics. 13-11-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By btns
The rules for shipping goods into the European...

The rules for shipping goods into the European Union are also changing:

1. On Low Value goods under € 22 VAD is going to be charged from 1-7-2021 onwards.
2. A non EU business shipping goods to...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 11-11-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,147
Posted By btns
Thank you for responding to my complaint. I agree...

Thank you for responding to my complaint. I agree I gave you a harsh treatment. As a long time collector and member of forums I know the huge impact of forums on auction items.

Once a link is...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 09-11-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 334
Posted By btns
Here it is: ...

Here it is:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PLEASE-READ-British-WW1-Tank-crew-Mask-Tankers-Tankie-Splatter-Veil-FREE-GUIDE/324358663072?hash=item4b85486ba0:g:7Z8AAOSw4C5fKdMr
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 09-11-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By btns
Hi GTB, I agree with you that it looks very...

Hi GTB,
I agree with you that it looks very Russian.

However, all Russian helmet plates I found have the proper escutcheon
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_Russia.

This...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 09-11-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 77
Posted By btns
French Garde Nationale helmet plates m/1812 genuine?

These are 3 French Garde Nationale helmet plates model 1812.

I think they are genuine, but their quality is so poor.
However, they are from 2 different dies, which makes me think they are...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 09-11-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By btns
unknown double headed eagle helmet plate

I have not been able to identify this helmet plate.
It is 13 cm across the wing tips and it has a 1 cm deep curvature.
My guess it was made between 1800 and 1900.
It is not very high quality,...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 07-11-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,147
Posted By btns
My tone is more accusatory. I think you are being...

My tone is more accusatory. I think you are being selfish. Some members of this forum operate on a low budget which they compensate by searching long and wide. They are hoping to find misrepresented...
Forum: Military Buttons 06-11-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 149
Posted By btns
Haberdasher Aske Boys School

bump
Is this the OTC button for this school?

See:
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 02-11-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By btns
I have used google to search French sites, using...

I have used google to search French sites, using "boucle de ceinturon" and Spanish sites using "hebilla del cinturón" with and without Borbon.
It remains a mystery.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 01-11-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By btns
mystery waist belt plate

Identification of this buckle has eluded me.
It is 58 mm wide and 65 mm high, the fleur de lis may have a white metal coating.
I think it is military, 2nd part of the 19th century and from a...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-10-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By btns
I think Carriage Club buttons may be quite early.

I think Carriage Club buttons may be quite early.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-10-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By btns
Could it be a cycling club? As an example...

Could it be a cycling club?

As an example (WBCC not listed):
https://irishconstabulary.com/the-royal-irish-constabulary-cycle-clubs-t744.html
Forum: Military Buttons 23-10-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By btns
What are you looking for?

What are you looking for?
Forum: Military Buttons 21-10-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By btns
The letters are for the Royal Corps of Invalids. ...

The letters are for the Royal Corps of Invalids.
(not Royal Chelsea Infirmary or Royal Chelsea Invalids)

The buttons are worn by the Chelsea Pensioners, living at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.
...
Forum: Military Buttons 14-10-20, 06:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By btns
So far I had seen the crown - wreath backmark on...

So far I had seen the crown - wreath backmark on buttons from the 1820s to the 1870s. Your button seems to be much later. I do not know who used this backmark.

Is the shank's intersection circular...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 08-10-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By btns
I agree on H.A.M.

I agree on H.A.M.
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 05-10-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 354
Posted By btns
My dad would have been able to give more...

My dad would have been able to give more information, but he passed away on Saturday. His mum threw out all badges he brought back, both Japanese and TNI. My avatar items were my dad's, issued in...
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