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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 17-07-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 350
Posted By btns
To find this company one needs a Kelly's...

To find this company one needs a Kelly's directory for Warwickshire from the late 1930s or 1940s.
One has to find an incorporated company with the proper tools to make buttons active in a non...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 16-07-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 350
Posted By btns
Can we have a date for this badge, e.g. WWI?

Can we have a date for this badge, e.g. WWI?
Forum: Military Buttons 13-07-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By btns
I agree: C.I.V. - City Imperial Volunteers

I agree: C.I.V. - City Imperial Volunteers
Forum: Military Buttons 09-07-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By btns
letter from Joseph Starkey to button collector 1901

A nice letter from an outfitter to a button collector
https://www.ebay.com/itm/384109419163?hash=item596eb49a9b:g:q5UAAOSwUCdeuwJG


(Not affiliated with the seller)
Forum: Military Buttons 09-07-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 217
Posted By btns
All are fashion buttons, including no. 3

All are fashion buttons, including no. 3
Forum: Military Buttons 08-07-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 217
Posted By btns
You need to show their reverse.

You need to show their reverse.
Forum: Military Buttons 27-06-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By btns
Button No 1 is from around 1960. It is USA based...

Button No 1 is from around 1960. It is USA based Eastern Air Lines.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 16-06-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 504
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: 207
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: 368
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: 293
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: 688
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: 1,289
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: 231
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: 637
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: 637
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: 372
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: 372
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: 372
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: 125
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: 1,198
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: 683
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: 410
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: 129
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: 410
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?
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