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Old 12-05-18, 05:22 PM
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Anyone recognise this one? not even sure what the letters are; HFCC? Might even be upside down here

Very nice quality what ever it is.

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Old 12-05-18, 05:51 PM
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Hi Mike

Just a guess, Hayling Island Cricket Club?

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Old 12-05-18, 08:45 PM
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Various sources on the internet put Francis William Woodfall, tailor, 16 Waterloo Place, Pall Mall in the early 1840s.

The partnership between Francis William Woodfall and George Woodfall, business of a tailor at No. 16 Waterloo Place, Pall Mall was dissolved 24-3-1866. F.W. will carry on the business
on his separate account (London Gazette)

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Old 13-05-18, 12:12 AM
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Many thanks. Older than I expected unless 'F.W.' carried on with that reverse die.

I could not find any information on the origin / formation of Hayling Island Cricket Club so Rob's guess is still a possibility.
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Old 13-05-18, 09:19 AM
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Just another guess as I always find it very difficult to decipher these script letter buttons but I would suggest a hunt button. A few hunts used that curious 'double C' as an 'H'. The initial letter might be a 'T' (again a few T named hunts used a similar style letter).

Given btns' information on the probable date of the button, an early hunt button would make a lot of sense.

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