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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 01-02-21, 10:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By btns
The world has not changed since then Huge...

The world has not changed since then
Huge demand, cheap fakes :)
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 25-01-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 471
Posted By btns
I agree with cbuehler on the poor quality of the...

I agree with cbuehler on the poor quality of the button.
Can you let me know the size of the button? It may help to date it.
Forum: Military Buttons 22-01-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By btns
It is a high quality button with a generic design...

It is a high quality button with a generic design (stock design). I think it dates from around mid 1850s. I know chiseling (the 3 shiny dots on the band) was common for civil servant's buttons on...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 15-01-21, 10:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By btns
I think the image shows "Le Petit Poucet",...

I think the image shows "Le Petit Poucet", "Little Thumbling"

https://nat.museum-digital.de/index.php?t=objekt&oges=261722

and an example holding a staff: ...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 15-12-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By btns
It was common to use an engraving machine which...

It was common to use an engraving machine which cuts a die by manually tracking a large plaster or wooden sample mould. If possible parts of such a mould would be retrieved from the stores and...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-12-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By btns
I think it is a lead casting used for quality...

I think it is a lead casting used for quality control and approval.
Such castings are made after engraving the die and before hardening it.
For a sandcasting one would use an original badge.
Forum: General Topics. 12-12-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 472
Posted By btns
welcome back

welcome back
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-12-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By btns
It is a livery crest belonging to a member of the...

It is a livery crest belonging to a member of the The Most Noble Order of the Garter.

The crown belongs to a child of a Sovereign or a child of Heir Apparent...
Forum: General Topics. 04-12-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,494
Posted By btns
I am very pleased with a small album of British...

I am very pleased with a small album of British mess dress buttons. They are gilt on mother of pearl. Attached is an example.
Forum: General Topics. 04-12-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,494
Posted By btns
Thank you for showing. Because of the high...

Thank you for showing. Because of the high quality I think it was made by a professional. It may have been a purchased item. Does it open up?
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 01-12-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By btns
Thank you button

Thank you button
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 01-12-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By btns
buttons on these 2 pictures

The Lancashire Fusilier has general service buttons on his tunic.

The Coldstream Guards man does not seem to have general service buttons. They could be regimental buttons.
Are all other ranks...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 01-12-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 727
Posted By btns
The crossed swords logo was a trademark owned by...

The crossed swords logo was a trademark owned by Buttons Limited (founded 1907) and earlier by Thomas Carlyle, one of the founding companies of Buttons Limited.
Forum: General Topics. 27-11-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,787
Posted By btns
script monogram letters PvO surmounted by a...

script monogram letters PvO surmounted by a European Royal crown and a text in Dutch. I do not expect the badge to have the text.
Forum: General Topics. 26-11-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,787
Posted By btns
I see you want me to list a badge. :) Here...

I see you want me to list a badge. :)

Here goes:
From Wikipedia:
After Napoleon's defeat at Leipzig (October 1813), the French troops retreated to France from all over Europe. The Netherlands...
Forum: Navy 26-11-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By btns
It is a tin-back fashion button.

It is a tin-back fashion button.
Forum: General Topics. 26-11-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,787
Posted By btns
I used to have a wish list. It was wiped out...

I used to have a wish list. It was wiped out during one late night auction last century. I arrived back home in the middle of the night, very tired, very happy and very poor. Boy, did I get yelled at.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 23-11-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 572
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: 311
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: 108
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: 15
Views: 708
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: 15
Views: 708
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: 6
Views: 372
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: 270
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: 175
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
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