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Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 22-02-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 62
Posted By btns
R.P.L. uniform button

This R.P.L. button is on ebay occasionally, but never with a name.
It is white metal, 24 mm and has backmark Special Quality.
Does anyone know what it is?
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 20-02-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By btns
Here you go: ...

Here you go:

https://rubell.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/zeeland-zuid-beveland.jpg

They are traditional trouser buttons from the Zeeland area in Holland.
The two buttons are connected by a...
Forum: Military Buttons 18-02-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 233
Posted By btns
Isn't it William Willams?

Isn't it William Willams?
Forum: Military Buttons 18-02-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,632
Posted By btns
Thank you all for looking at my query. As there...

Thank you all for looking at my query. As there are no positive replies I assume the button was were never ordered.
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 18-02-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By btns
I agree with you: do not damage your...

I agree with you: do not damage your collectables.

Note that I have never tried this:
- cut away the styrofoam to accomodate a slider or the reverse of a button hole badge.
- reinforce the...
Forum: Military Buttons 18-02-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 103
Posted By btns
Thank you Artynut. I can see two verticals in...

Thank you Artynut.
I can see two verticals in the centre, but I cannot see any fine horizontal lining, which would indicate they are part of letters.
best regards,
Forum: Military Buttons 16-02-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 45
Posted By btns
button with Haberdashers' coat of arms and motto

Several schools share the coat of arms and motto 'Serve and Obey' of the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers, e.g. Monmouth School and Aske's Boys School.

This button does not look like a school...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 16-02-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 461
Posted By btns
Thank you. I have now found the school's logo on...

Thank you. I have now found the school's logo on their website.

The address is:

Emanuel School, Battersea Rise
London, SW11 1HS
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 16-02-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 115
Posted By btns
The button looks blackened or bronzed. If you...

The button looks blackened or bronzed. If you clean it you get a 'damaged' object without value.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 16-02-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 461
Posted By btns
Is this the button for Wandsworth College OTC?

Is this the button for Wandsworth College OTC?
Forum: Military Buttons 16-02-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 103
Posted By btns
badly damaged button with year(?) 1802

This high concave button is battered beyond recognition.
It has a Georgian crown over script letters H...G. <with one or two letters missing> over the year 1802.
The Treaty of Amiens was from...
Forum: Military Buttons 15-02-20, 11:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 253
Posted By btns
S.W. Silver was a major outfitter during the 19th...

S.W. Silver was a major outfitter during the 19th century.
Here is a Grace's Guide summary:
https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/S._W._Silver_and_Co
Forum: Military Buttons 15-02-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 253
Posted By btns
Using buttonman's information you can put a very...

Using buttonman's information you can put a very narrow 1852-1855 date on your other ranks' 40th foot button.

The new shipping line button you have posted is from Devitt & Moore, another British...
Forum: Military Buttons 14-02-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 253
Posted By btns
The flag button is from a British shipping...

The flag button is from a British shipping company: Shaw, Savill & Company. The name and address on the back belong to an outfitter. This address was used 1860-1876.
The same flag was used after...
Forum: Military Buttons 12-02-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,632
Posted By btns
Thank you Marc and D.J. for your replies. ...

Thank you Marc and D.J. for your replies.


Quoting Artynut: "The button may have been for a contingent of Artillery sponsored by a Nizam of an Indian state or territory"

You are right: it...
Forum: Military Buttons 12-02-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,632
Posted By btns
Asian artillery button

Here is another artillery button.

My question is simple: is this design known to collectors?

It dates from around 1910. It may have been offered or sold to an Asian state under British...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 01-02-20, 10:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 461
Posted By btns
City of Westminster uniform buttons

City of Westminster uniform buttons
Forum: Other Militaria 01-02-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 633
Posted By btns
working link:...

working link: http://www.regimentals.co.uk/viewphoto.php?shoph=74663&phqu=10
Forum: General Topics. 30-01-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 547
Posted By btns
Wishing you and your daughter all the best.

Wishing you and your daughter all the best.
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 28-01-20, 10:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 174
Posted By btns
A French general's epaulette. 2e & 3e Republique...

A French general's epaulette. 2e & 3e Republique & onwards.
Forum: Military Buttons 27-01-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 68
Posted By btns
They are interesting buttons. Thank you for...

They are interesting buttons. Thank you for showing them.
Forum: Other Militaria 25-01-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By btns
Thank you very much for your suggestions. I would...

Thank you very much for your suggestions. I would not have found them without your assistance.
They are chasseurs from "Le 157e régiment d'infanterie"
...
Forum: Off topic 25-01-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By btns
Reverse searching for a crest is not easy, but a...

Reverse searching for a crest is not easy, but a motto helps.
This motto has been used by many people.
Below is the list from Fairbairn's Crests.
You can query the website...
Forum: Other Militaria 22-01-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By btns
Thank you. I'll do more research.

Thank you. I'll do more research.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-01-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By btns
Attached is the National Cadet Corps button of...

Attached is the National Cadet Corps button of India.
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