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Old 15-07-19, 11:48 AM
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Hello All,

I have just joined the forum as I have had trouble identifying a few buttons.

My father is currently setting up a display at Government House in Hobart, Tasmania.

All of the finds were found on the grounds of Govt. House and most have dated from 1800 - 1900.

The first 1 I think is a navy button but am finding it difficult to identify due to the script on the top. It has 6 letters from what I can see.

The seconds I originally thought was a royal marines button but there is no evidence of writing at the top.

The 3rd may be a livery button but I am unsure.

Thank you for any help in advance.
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Old 15-07-19, 01:50 PM
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Hello itgik, your account is active and open for posts. Hopefully the membership can assist you.
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Old 15-07-19, 02:01 PM
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Hi

1 Might be merchant navy as no crown
2 might be cunard line
3 looks like a fashion button

Backmarks might narrow the country

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Old 15-07-19, 05:14 PM
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In order of appearance
1. I agree on your assumption it could be an early Royal Marines button
2. British & North American Royal Mail (1840-1878, when renamed Cunard)
3. a fashion button
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Old 15-07-19, 09:33 PM
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Cheers for the help.
Don't think I would have gotten the Cunard Line ID without help.

As far as back-marks would have them but there is nothing left of the back of the buttons to get a back-mark. However, given where they were found I would say English as Hobart Town was an English colony.
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