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Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 16-06-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 384
Posted By btns
repeat offender

He was on my 'ignore list' before he started this thread.
He has been at it before and I took offence.
Forum: The Home Front 09-06-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By btns
There may have been more than one production run....

There may have been more than one production run.
My 16 mm button has backmark: Wm. Dowler & Sons Ltd, B'ham

Note: It is possible that they pulled backplates from one big box with mixed...
Forum: Off topic 30-05-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By btns
an old veteran

He is for sale.
I have no connection to the seller. Seller expects lots and lots of peanuts.
Buttons are brass QVC general service.
In need of a good care home. :)
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 24-05-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 185
Posted By btns
Nice, Here are details from Wikipedia: ...

Nice,
Here are details from Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barnardo%27s

best regards,
Forum: The Home Front 12-05-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 547
Posted By btns
link to the film: ...

link to the film:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ1NT6xp5GE
Forum: General Topics. 08-05-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,131
Posted By btns
You do not need a shake up of Australia Post etc,...

You do not need a shake up of Australia Post etc, but the Universal Postal Union needs changing. We are all paying high postage to enable Chinese factories to compete with local factories.
...
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 07-05-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 173
Posted By btns
The SB badge is identical to the buttons. These...

The SB badge is identical to the buttons. These are known as "Siemens Brothers", but this may well be wishful thinking.

Have you gone through the National Maritime Museum's House Flags?...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 27-04-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By btns
Thank you, I checked 6 past auctions and did...

Thank you,
I checked 6 past auctions and did not find a trace of shill bidding.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 27-04-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By btns
I could not find the seller, but in general a...

I could not find the seller, but in general a large number of bids by a small number of 'bidders' means shill bidding. Beware.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 27-04-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By btns
Regrets, I did not.

Regrets, I did not.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 26-04-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By btns
Hi HKbuttonman, Thank you for the pictures....

Hi HKbuttonman,

Thank you for the pictures.

I am aware of cheap chinese manufactured uniform buttons produced for the fashion industry.
I once noticed Police buttons for a French "one...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 25-04-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By btns
Hi, Can you show the fake buttons please? ...

Hi,
Can you show the fake buttons please?
best regards,
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 21-04-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 116
Posted By btns
The other one is a cheap fashion button.

The other one is a cheap fashion button.
Forum: General Topics 21-04-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,039
Posted By btns
Well said. Thank you Walt,

Well said.
Thank you Walt,
Forum: Military Buttons 09-04-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 631
Posted By btns
Here you go: top row: 1. Royal Yacht...

Here you go:
top row:
1. Royal Yacht Squadron, crew
2. Other ranks on the Staff
2nd row:
1. need a better scan
2. generic maritime design
3. generic early 19th century design George Rex
...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-04-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 388
Posted By btns
It is indeed a tough one to ID. The 'roundel'...

It is indeed a tough one to ID.
The 'roundel' is a heraldic fountain:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fountain_(heraldry)

"roundel barry wavy argent and azure"
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 08-04-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 123
Posted By btns
Air Force List Jan. 1939

While searching for an item I came across this book:
https://digital.nls.uk/dcn23/9594/95947713.23.pdf

It is the Air Force List January 1939.
I hope someone finds it useful.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-04-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 388
Posted By btns
Hi, Is it possible to add a picture of the...

Hi,
Is it possible to add a picture of the buttons and their latin motto?
Forum: Off topic 03-04-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By btns
Wow, Thank you!

Wow, Thank you!
Forum: Off topic 03-04-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By btns
non-military bronze tablet 5x5 cm, information requested, Indian?

This small metal tablet is 5x5 cm and 2 mm thick and looks cast bronze.
The animals are a tiger, Indian lion, elephant, swine, fox and others.
My feeling is that it is from the sub-continent...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 01-04-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 132
Posted By btns
Dutch collar badge. ...

Dutch collar badge.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regiment_Infanterie_Johan_Willem_Friso
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 30-03-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 754
Posted By btns
It is described as "Athentic", so why are you...

It is described as "Athentic", so why are you guys so enthousiastic? :p
Forum: Military Buttons 25-03-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By btns
The second one is a stock design if it has a high...

The second one is a stock design if it has a high quality back. If it has a tinned back it is a fashion button.
The fourth one is German navy. A picture of the reverse will help to date it.
The...
Forum: Military Buttons 25-03-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 295
Posted By btns
It is a poor quality blazer button.

It is a poor quality blazer button.
Forum: Military Buttons 22-03-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By btns
These are so called 'sporting buttons'. They were...

These are so called 'sporting buttons'. They were used by civilians.
The back mark dates from around 1900.
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