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Old 18-02-21, 10:16 PM
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Hi have this button from the 59th 2nd Nottinghamshire Regiment but I am unsure of the markings on the back of the button Iíve not seen it before... is it a makers Mark or is it just part of the decoration of the button?

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Old 19-02-21, 10:18 AM
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This is the front of the button.
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Old 19-02-21, 12:13 PM
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Pre 1881, 59th Regiment of Foot. I cannot tell you anything about the back mark, but it is a quality button.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/59th_(...giment_of_Foot
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Old 19-02-21, 12:54 PM
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Thank you for the link and date. I am stumped by the mark on the back. its a really nice button 😊
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Old 19-02-21, 05:57 PM
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I think its a mess waiter button to the 2nd 59th.
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Old 19-02-21, 07:33 PM
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Thanks have you seen markings on the back before? Do you know what they are?
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Old 20-02-21, 03:38 PM
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Hi there,

As Lazio says the button is a Mess Waiters Button for the 59th Regiment of Foot and subsequently post 1881 the 2nd Battalion Lancashire Regiment. These buttons come in large (approx 25mm) & small (approx 16mm) size in both Gilt and Silver plate.

What size is the button please?

I have seen the silvered version of the button in both large and small sizes with that backmark but so far have only seen the large Gilt button with that backmark. But that is probably just down to bad luck on my part rather than any omission by the manufacturer.

As to which button manufacturer/Military Tailor used that backmark and during which timeframe I am afraid that I don't know.

Ian
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Old 20-02-21, 05:42 PM
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Hi Ian

Thank you for your info itís a 25mm, not see a smaller one itís an interesting mark on the back which I hadnít seen before... as itís post 1881 would you know roughly year range for it... having a makers make would make dating it a lot easier perhaps...
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