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Old 08-07-20, 08:30 PM
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Default 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?
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Old 09-07-20, 06:10 PM
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Default Griscti Embroidery, Valletta Malta

I have some Sealed Pattern cards which show on the back that they have been sent to Griscti as late as 1969. Member GTB commented that "Grixti's Embroidery", was a now defunct Military tailor's establishment in Valletta, Malta. An alternative, Italianate spelling was also "Griscti".

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Old 09-07-20, 07:29 PM
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Tim,
Thank you very much. It means the shop operated for at least 70 years.
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Just looked at the first card again and it shows sent to Griscti in 1978. There is also an Internet reference to Griscti Embroiderers producing ecclesiastical items.

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Griscti's Embroiderers later changed name of business to The Beret & Cap Manufacturing Co. Malta Ltd, with logo BCM. I have several peaked caps (mainly Police) but also No1 SD. with these labels .

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Further to above threads, am posting a scan of naval epaulettes showing the original premises address at Griscti's Outfitters, 302, Kingsway, Valetta, Malta. May be hard to read as gold on white

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Thank you all for this information. Much appreciated.
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