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Old 13-10-20, 05:10 AM
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Can anyone identify the maker of this British Military button from the backmark please ? For some reason the photo keeps appearing upside down - sorry about that.
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Old 13-10-20, 04:04 PM
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Hi,

I have an early Militia button with a similar mark (see below). I have a note that it may be related to W. R. Smith.

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I can date the button to 1901 or 1902 because the Regiment was disbanded in early 1902. The previous QVC buttons of the Regiment were made by Hobsons.
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So far I had seen the crown - wreath backmark on buttons from the 1820s to the 1870s. Your button seems to be much later. I do not know who used this backmark.

Is the shank's intersection circular or D-shaped?

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Not sure if it helps but the example I have shown dates from 1808-1816.

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From the dates could it be in special back mark in memoriam to the late Queen Victoria?

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