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Forum: Military Buttons 17-02-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By Cribyn
Hello Roy Another lovely button for your...

Hello Roy

Another lovely button for your collection.

I have no documentary evidence but from a study of backmarks I believe the crown and wreath device was used by Hammond, Turner & Dickinson...
Forum: General Topics. 04-02-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By Cribyn
Hello all As I understand it, no decision...

Hello all

As I understand it, no decision has yet been taken, the matter is to go before the Annual General Meeting in April. The Committee, who will have considered all options, will be making a...
Forum: Military Buttons 04-02-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,992
Posted By Cribyn
Hello Rob Interesting button but not, I...

Hello Rob

Interesting button but not, I would suggest with that backmark, a genuine WW2 example.

The KC version of the button was, of course, produced for years after the end of World War 2. ...
Forum: Military Buttons 27-01-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 289
Posted By Cribyn
Hello Jonathan The firm of George Kenning...

Hello Jonathan

The firm of George Kenning was established in about 1857 and was originally based in Little Britain, London. By the turn of the century they had offices around the country...
Forum: Military Buttons 26-01-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By Cribyn
Hello Toby Sorry to disagree but I do not...

Hello Toby

Sorry to disagree but I do not think the Worcestershire button is a mess waiters button.

Mess waiters buttons were usually very good quality, gilt or silver plated buttons. The...
Forum: Off topic 21-01-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,556
Posted By Cribyn
I agree 100% with Nozzer. It always used to...

I agree 100% with Nozzer.

It always used to be standard practice to spell out a term/expression in full in the first instance and then abbreviate to initials after that.

I was recently...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 14-01-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By Cribyn
Well done! Roger

Well done!

Roger
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 13-01-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By Cribyn
Hello Simon I would tend to go for it being...

Hello Simon

I would tend to go for it being a livery or other civil button, possibly a club.

Roger
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 10-01-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By Cribyn
That's a lovely piece of history, unique as you...

That's a lovely piece of history, unique as you say. Many thanks for sharing,

Do you know who the 'Misses Dryden Lewis' were?

Roger
Forum: Military Buttons 09-01-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 281
Posted By Cribyn
Hello It looks to be a 'mounted' button in...

Hello

It looks to be a 'mounted' button in which case I would suggest a Royal Court or Household button and possibly one for 'Officers at Arms' to Queen Victoria, with probably other users as...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-01-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 596
Posted By Cribyn
Wink Hello Sock Monkey I really don't think there...

Hello Sock Monkey

I really don't think there was any need for your last paragraph. Up to that point I could agree to disagree with your views but that last bit was uncouth and uncalled for.
...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-01-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 596
Posted By Cribyn
Hello Sock Monkey I respect your comments...

Hello Sock Monkey

I respect your comments and agree most of us are within a commercial arena but I don't think that makes it right just to ignore Forum rules we disagree with - if you don't like...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 04-01-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 596
Posted By Cribyn
Another batch of buttons identified by Forum...

Another batch of buttons identified by Forum members that have now appeared for sale on ebay.

I do wish members would abide by the rules when asking for help identifying items. Is it just me or do...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-12-18, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By Cribyn
Hello Geoff Your button appears to be that...

Hello Geoff

Your button appears to be that for the Chelsea Pensioners - a crown over the initials 'RCI'.

Roger
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 18-12-18, 01:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 596
Posted By Cribyn
No. 9 is a bit of a mystery. Prior to 1900...

No. 9 is a bit of a mystery.

Prior to 1900 the Suffolk Regiment used 'SR' below a crown, mounted in silver on their mess dress buttons (Parkyn, page 108). After this they adopted the more usual...
Forum: Military Buttons 16-12-18, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By Cribyn
Hello Rob I have been trying to find...

Hello Rob

I have been trying to find reference to this topic on the Forum as I think it has come up once before. Unfortunately I have failed dismally so far!

I think Leigh is right though,...
Forum: Army 09-12-18, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By Cribyn
Hello Alex The early pattern Prince Alfred's...

Hello Alex

The early pattern Prince Alfred's Guard button had a lion over a coronet, not a crown. I think your button with a QVC is Royal West Kent, post 1881.

Roger
Forum: General Topics. 28-11-18, 10:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By Cribyn
The wearing of the 'Royal Arms' pattern button...

The wearing of the 'Royal Arms' pattern button between about 1871 and 1924 mainly applied only to other ranks in infantry regiments. Cavalry, Engineers, Artillery, Guards and others continued to...
Forum: Military Buttons 26-11-18, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By Cribyn
According to an article in the MHS Journal...

According to an article in the MHS Journal written by Howard Ripley and illustrated by Denis Darmanin the button is for the Chasseurs Britanniques. Formed in 1801 and disbanded in 1814.

Roger
Forum: Military Buttons 25-11-18, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By Cribyn
First photo - 2nd button is Hampshire Police, 3rd...

First photo - 2nd button is Hampshire Police, 3rd button is West Kent Yeomanry Cavalry, 4th button is Lieutenant of the City of London.

Can't make out the details on the 1st and 6th buttons, too...
Forum: Military Buttons 15-11-18, 06:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By Cribyn
Hello It is not a name I have come across...

Hello

It is not a name I have come across before. I suspect they were a tailor/outfitter rather than the actual maker of the buttons.

Roger
Forum: Military Buttons 10-11-18, 05:11 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,992
Posted By Cribyn
Hello Rob I don't think there is going to be...

Hello Rob

I don't think there is going to be a straightforward answer to your question!

According to Howard Ripley's book this pattern of button was used up until 1993 when the Regiment...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-11-18, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By Cribyn
Hello Rob Griff is spot on, 1st Life Guards....

Hello Rob

Griff is spot on, 1st Life Guards. The '1' is either just not well defined due to the size of the button as Griff says) or polished out.

Roger
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 09-11-18, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 268
Posted By Cribyn
Button No. 2 is Women's Royal Army Corps. ...

Button No. 2 is Women's Royal Army Corps.

The others seem to be a mix of police, railways (6 & 7), what appears to be a modern 'fashion' button (4) and so on. No doubt someone will be able to...
Forum: Off topic 01-11-18, 08:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,506
Posted By Cribyn
Very nice, Roy. I love the view of the...

Very nice, Roy.

I love the view of the lake through the trees but I wonder how long they will stay standing! A few feet of snow and you may need to get your chainsaw out and have those trees...
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