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Forum: Military Buttons Yesterday, 08:06 PM
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Posted By btns
Rob, It is a great find. Not many button...

Rob,

It is a great find.
Not many button collectors would have noticed it is a bit of an oddball.
It is a pity the shank has gone. Can you confirm it was once soldered?

I have been...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 92
Posted By btns
After enhancing the image I think I see a KC over...

After enhancing the image I think I see a KC over crossed anchors (or at least one half of each)
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies Yesterday, 11:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 382
Posted By btns
MarkGD, I have added you to my Ignore List. :D

MarkGD, I have added you to my Ignore List. :D
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies Yesterday, 10:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 382
Posted By btns
And I am not going to be bullied by you or anyone...

And I am not going to be bullied by you or anyone else on this forum.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies Yesterday, 10:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 382
Posted By btns
There are many threads on this forum by members...

There are many threads on this forum by members asking for explanations of abbreviations.
I think it is demeaning to put 'insider only' messages on this forum, not to complain about it.
...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies Yesterday, 07:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 382
Posted By btns
Not all members are collecting badges.

Not all members are collecting badges.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies Yesterday, 06:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 382
Posted By btns
Thumbs down use of unknown abbreviations

Why not ask a question all of us can understand!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HPC
Forum: Off topic 12-08-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 628
Posted By btns
I have my own rant :mad: I had an original...

I have my own rant :mad:

I had an original research article held by a magazine's editor until one of the board members was able to publish his version of the same. My article was printed in the...
Forum: Military Buttons 10-08-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 99
Posted By btns
In case of doubt, trace the letters.

In case of doubt, trace the letters.
Forum: Military Buttons 10-08-20, 05:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 99
Posted By btns
I think they are fox hunt buttons: H.... Hunt.

I think they are fox hunt buttons: H.... Hunt.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-08-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 186
Posted By btns
A button with exactly this design was in a...

A button with exactly this design was in a Belgian friend's collection and is in his book on Belgian Police buttons. The sword points downwards.
The button was for the Belgian Police music corps.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-08-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 186
Posted By btns
Could it be Belgian Police?

Could it be Belgian Police?
Forum: General Topics. 05-08-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 352
Posted By btns
Roy, This was the original link: ...

Roy,
This was the original link:
http://www.regiments.org/regiments/index.htm

but it has been preserved as: ...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-08-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By btns
I agree. It may have had a royal crown, now...

I agree. It may have had a royal crown, now mostly cut back, and the royal coat of arms on its chest.
Forum: General Topics. 04-08-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 352
Posted By btns
Dear Roy, In the early days of the web, there...

Dear Roy,
In the early days of the web, there liveth a chap who built himself the most wonderful website with British Regimental records. Everyone was using it and everyone was grateful it was...
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 03-08-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 71
Posted By btns
Great War Nurses in France and Flanders

I found this very nice website on WWI nurses.

http://www.fairestforce.co.uk/index.html
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 03-08-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 94
Posted By btns
Welcome to the forum.

Welcome to the forum.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 03-08-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 244
Posted By btns
The buttons are high concave. This means they...

The buttons are high concave.
This means they are not German, nor ocean liner of any country.

The Staff of Hermes appears on a lot of buttons related to trading: customs, schools, companies. ...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 02-08-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 244
Posted By btns
The buttons are not Kriegsmarine.

The buttons are not Kriegsmarine.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 01-08-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 160
Posted By btns
It is an excellent find, but the blocks of...

It is an excellent find, but the blocks of Canadian Pacific are all red and white.
If I am correct the centre top block of this badge is blue.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 01-08-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 160
Posted By btns
It may be a club badge. Staffordshire has a...

It may be a club badge.

Staffordshire has a number of sailing and boat clubs, but the steering wheel suggests a motor boat club.
Why not ask this club: http://www.staffordcoastalcruising.org/
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 30-07-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 263
Posted By btns
These pictures are excellent quality, but they...

These pictures are excellent quality, but they will soon disappear (they are in photobucket, not on the forum)
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 30-07-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 82
Posted By btns
Two orphans in one buy

Two orphans in one buy
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-07-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 99
Posted By btns
Here is mine. It is brass and is of Far...

Here is mine.
It is brass and is of Far Eastern construction (e.g. Japan, Malaysia, probably Thailand as well)
it is nice to see an anodised version.
Forum: Military Buttons 30-07-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 140
Posted By btns
Dennis Blair in his booklet "British Buttons" has...

Dennis Blair in his booklet "British Buttons" has the KC shamrock (R10) as H.M. Lieutenants of Counties for Northern Ireland and the one with the garter (R12) as Lord Lieutenant of Northern Ireland.
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