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Forum: Military Buttons 31-01-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By hkbuttonman
Hi Simon, Yes - I noted that a number of his...

Hi Simon,

Yes - I noted that a number of his HK related buttons were wrongly attributed and could see no identifiable link with these buttons to Hong Kong. Just wondered if there were any experts...
Forum: Military Buttons 29-01-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By hkbuttonman
Mystery Buttons ?

These buttons appear to be Naval / Maritime related. Can anyone identify them ? It was suggested that they are Hong Kong related but I cannot find anything to back this up.

hkbuttonman
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 29-01-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 122
Posted By hkbuttonman
Mystery Buttons

Can anyone identify the two buttons - pictures attached. One has the letters I and K on either side of an anchor, QVC above. The second has the letters I and R on either side of an anchor, QVC above....
Forum: Military Buttons 16-11-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By hkbuttonman
Great pictures. If anyone comes across any...

Great pictures.

If anyone comes across any Jelly Belly buttons I would be interested in purchasing them.

hkbuttonman
Forum: Military Buttons 13-11-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By hkbuttonman
Jelly Belly Naval Tailor & Outfitter

In the early 1900's Sin Jelly Belly operated a Naval Tailors and Outfitters in Wei Hai Wei and Shanghai. His naval buttons were always back-marked with the either *Jelly Belly* Wei-Hai-Wei or *Jelly...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 14-10-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By hkbuttonman
Thanks for your help and also Leigh Kitchen. ...

Thanks for your help and also Leigh Kitchen.

KS
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 14-10-21, 01:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By hkbuttonman
Hi Mike, The medal is officially impressed ...

Hi Mike,

The medal is officially impressed

O.2378 CHON. YAT. SANG. SHPT.3. RN

I am presuming it was to one of the Hong Kong enlisted RN crew.

KS
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 13-10-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By hkbuttonman
Royal Navy Korean War

Though this is not a badge question - I am hoping that the RN experts might be able to help me.
Can anyone tell me what SHPT. 3. R.N. would have meant on a Korean War Royal Navy medal please ?...
Forum: Indian Badges 13-10-21, 03:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 420
Posted By hkbuttonman
Hong Kong Regiment 1891 - 1902

The Hong Kong Regiment (The Swagger Regiment) was recruited from Upper India in 1891. After serving in HK and China during the Boxer Rebellion the Regiment was disbanded in 1902. Attached is a...
Forum: All other Colonial Badges 31-07-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,165
Posted By hkbuttonman
Singapore Volunteer Corps Machine Gun Company cap badge 1928 to 42.

Hi Mick,

A nice badge - it reminds me of the Tientsin Volunteer Corps Machine Gun Company badge (poor scan attached) and the Shanghai Volunteer Corps Machine Gun Company badge (photo attached)
...
Forum: Colonial Police and Paramilitary Badges 25-06-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 444
Posted By hkbuttonman
New Purchase - Shanghai Municipal Police

Recently purchased this large white metal Shanghai Municipal Police helmet plate in excellent condition. It is the first time I have seen this badge in white metal having previously owned two made of...
Forum: All other Colonial Badges 08-06-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 956
Posted By hkbuttonman
Shanghai Light Horse

The cap badges and the collar badges were of the same size. The locally made ones were usually by HC (Hung Chong) a Shanghai Silversmith who made many of the local Shanghai badges.
I have attached a...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 27-04-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By hkbuttonman
Hong Kong Volunteer Repros

I don't suppose you kept a photo ? I would like to see it if you did.

KS
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 26-04-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By hkbuttonman
Hong Kong Volunteer Repros

I have attached the photo from Ebay - I didn't take a photo after receiving them. They were very light, no makers mark, and with very wiry fixed lugs. It was hard to tell that they were copies from...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 25-04-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By hkbuttonman
Hong Kong Volunteer Repros

I bought a Royal Hong Kong Defence Force cap badge, 2 HK Volunteers buttons and an Efficiency Decoration with Hong Kong bar from an Ebay seller - all of which turned out to be reproduction. Luckily...
Forum: All other Colonial Badges 29-03-21, 01:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,375
Posted By hkbuttonman
The silver Anzac HKVDC Company 'kiwi' collar. ...

The silver Anzac HKVDC Company 'kiwi' collar.
Please PM me.
Forum: All other Colonial Badges 28-03-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,375
Posted By hkbuttonman
If anyone who has this collar badge is interested...

If anyone who has this collar badge is interested in selling it - please let me know.
PM me
Forum: Military Buttons 19-11-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 347
Posted By hkbuttonman
Have now got them all - thanks.

Have now got them all - thanks.
Forum: Other Military Topics 05-11-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By hkbuttonman
I believe these medals were issued from some time...

I believe these medals were issued from some time in the 1930's up until the late 1950's early 1960's. The reverse was similar design to the Hong Kong Police Merit Medal and the Hong Kong Royal Naval...
Forum: Other Military Topics 04-11-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By hkbuttonman
Thanks to both of you. The medal is actually an...

Thanks to both of you.
The medal is actually an extremely rare Hong Kong Watchman's Force Merit Medal 2nd Class. According to the records the ribbon is 'very dark green with a central deep red...
Forum: Other Military Topics 02-11-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By hkbuttonman
Irish (Eire) Medal Ribbons

Does anyone know where I can get medal ribbons from the Irish Republic (Eire). I need a dark green ribbon with a central red stripe similar to the Military Medal for Gallantry 1st Class (Eire).
Forum: Colonial Police and Paramilitary Badges 29-10-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 680
Posted By hkbuttonman
The bronze / brass ones were Indian Army and the...

The bronze / brass ones were Indian Army and the silver ones are most likely Hong Kong Police.
Forum: Military Buttons 26-10-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 347
Posted By hkbuttonman
HK Volunteer Corps GRI Button

I am looking for a large size brass / white metal /silver Hong Kong Volunteer Corps GRI pattern button - with a gap between the legs of the 'R'. See attached photo. Could trade a large size silver KC...
Forum: Colonial Police and Paramilitary Badges 24-10-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 680
Posted By hkbuttonman
Silver KC GRI Cypher Cap Badge

Does anyone have a spare of either of the attached badges in marked or unmarked silver ?
Forum: Military Buttons 14-10-20, 01:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By hkbuttonman
I can date the button to 1901 or 1902 because the...

I can date the button to 1901 or 1902 because the Regiment was disbanded in early 1902. The previous QVC buttons of the Regiment were made by Hobsons.
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