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Forum: Military Buttons Yesterday, 08:30 PM
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Posted By btns
QVC Royal Navy button, from Malta

New to the collection is a 19.5 mm Royal Navy button (QVC, cabled rim, plain field, i.e. 1891-1902)
Backmark is Vincent Griscti, Malta

Does anyone know about this man?
Forum: Military Buttons 05-07-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,474
Posted By btns
I have found it on 9 buttons, most of them are...

I have found it on 9 buttons, most of them are these small mounted mess dress buttons
Forum: Military Buttons 04-07-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 185
Posted By btns
While you are hunting for buggers using the forum...

While you are hunting for buggers using the forum to identify their items, have a look at this...
Forum: Military Buttons 02-07-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 209
Posted By btns
Like you I have looked at the Hindi, Urdu and...

Like you I have looked at the Hindi, Urdu and Arabic meanings and I feel it is more a name for a trader than for a ruler of a Princely State. The agent or trader can visit a court and show the box of...
Forum: Military Buttons 02-07-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 209
Posted By btns
Have you had a look at the meaning of the word...

Have you had a look at the meaning of the word Wallah?
Forum: Military Buttons 01-07-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 76
Posted By btns
Both are fashion buttons.

Both are fashion buttons.
Forum: Military Buttons 01-07-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 209
Posted By btns
It was commercial, worldwide competition which...

It was commercial, worldwide competition which had these buttons made. The Princely States were targeted in an attempt to get a foothold in British India. The sales pitches started during Queen...
Forum: Military Buttons 20-06-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 769
Posted By btns
Yes, it is the repro button. I recorded them when...

Yes, it is the repro button. I recorded them when they were first offered.
They are exact copies of the button shown on page 182 of Botones de Uniforme (or that one is a copy as well)
Forum: Military Buttons 19-06-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 145
Posted By btns
So the attached button is the 1928 successor to...

So the attached button is the 1928 successor to these buttons.
It is for the 3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards)
although the title on the card is slightly different 3rd D Gds...
Forum: Military Buttons 19-06-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 92
Posted By btns
Both buttons you show have been made for the...

Both buttons you show have been made for the fashion industry.

An original button is extremely high quality and has the maker's name on the reverse. See attachment.
It was made for the...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 16-06-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 221
Posted By btns
correct, that is what the Danish collectors'...

correct, that is what the Danish collectors' forums state.
Forum: Military Buttons 14-06-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 586
Posted By btns
Here are my IDs: 1. is Q.L. with another Q...

Here are my IDs:
1. is Q.L. with another Q mirrored
Note: 2 Qs with the 2nd one mirrored is 7th Queen's Own Hussars
2. EH - Essex Hunt (Squire 65-17)
3. 6th Dragoon Guards, (McShane...
Forum: Military Buttons 13-06-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 163
Posted By btns
The name Royal Aircraft Factory was used from...

The name Royal Aircraft Factory was used from 1912 until 1918 only.

This button is also known to collectors as civilian drivers RAF 1918-c.1950.

I anyone able to supply proof of either name?...
Forum: Military Buttons 12-06-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 586
Posted By btns
Here it is. It is identical to Mrs. Squire's...

Here it is.
It is identical to Mrs. Squire's 74-24. Her 74-23 has R over 102 over D.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 11-06-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 74
Posted By btns
New Zealand Railways

New Zealand Railways
Forum: Military Buttons 10-06-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 586
Posted By btns
Chris, If you post good pictures of your...

Chris,
If you post good pictures of your unknowns and uncertains from your tray I'll have a go to ID them.
best regards,
Forum: Military Buttons 10-06-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 586
Posted By btns
Military Hunt From: Buttons for the Collector ...

Military Hunt
From: Buttons for the Collector
by Gwen Squire
page 74
1. 1st Life Guards
2. 2nd Life Guards
3. The Queen's Bays (2nd Dragoon Guards), black vulcanite
4. 5th Royal Inniskilling...
Forum: Military Buttons 10-06-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 586
Posted By btns
A selection of military hunt buttons From: Hunt...

A selection of military hunt buttons
From: Hunt Buttons by Neil McShane
page 335

3rd King's Own Hussars
4th Queen's Own Hussars
7th Queen's Own Hussars
8th Kings's Royal Irish Hussars
10th...
Forum: Military Buttons 09-06-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 586
Posted By btns
Thank you all for replying. Just now I went...

Thank you all for replying.
Just now I went through the images of the Pitt sample book (ca. 1900 - 1960) which was broken up and sold off in 2009.

I found over 60 flat military buttons. Not a...
Forum: Military Buttons 08-06-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 586
Posted By btns
Hi John, Thank you for your message. I have...

Hi John,
Thank you for your message. I have found that website in the past. As far as I can see it does not answer my question.
best regards,
Forum: Military Buttons 08-06-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 586
Posted By btns
Hi Chris, Can you explain to me the difference...

Hi Chris,
Can you explain to me the difference between military hunt and military blazer buttons?
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 04-06-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 200
Posted By btns
I have this one listed as ZAR Artillery.

I have this one listed as ZAR Artillery.
Forum: Army 04-06-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 119
Posted By btns
Thank you Milmed, This link leads to a page...

Thank you Milmed,

This link leads to a page with an interesting PDF.
https://www.ajol.info//index.php/smsajms/article/view/89557
There were 4 Dutch army observers, all officers.
The article...
Forum: Army 04-06-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 119
Posted By btns
Boer artillery button?

Hi,
This question in the mystery section remains unanswered.
https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=79031&highlight=boer

Were there Boer artillery units equipped with...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 03-06-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 200
Posted By btns
It is an Other Ranks Artillery button made for...

It is an Other Ranks Artillery button made for the Dutch Army.
They were used 1860s - 1910s.
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