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Old 06-06-17, 08:25 PM
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Default chinese made uniform buttons by "Royal Pewter" IRIS

In case you come across buttons marked "Royal Pewter" "Iris", be aware that they are a chinese product.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1725580846...060&rmvSB=true

http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/iris/item/230124/

Now, who used the gorged, double headed eagle design?
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Old 07-06-17, 08:20 AM
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Hi Btns,

Nice bit of detective work there, tracking down the backmark.

No idea on usage of that design of button though.

Cheers

Ian
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Old 07-06-17, 09:06 AM
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Yes, thanks for the warning.

So far button collectors are relatively safe from the fakers (unlike badge collectors). There are a few out there but they are either fairly obvious fakes or well known.

Hopefully we can keep one another up to date if more fakes appear on the market.

Roger
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