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Old 22-11-20, 08:41 PM
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Question French button

I bought this with a lob lot of bits, any idea as to it's origins, obviously French.

Thanks for looking

Rob
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Old 22-11-20, 09:35 PM
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It is a livery button. It fits into the subgroup monogram buttons.

These were for servants of wealthy people who did not have a coat of arms or who wanted a liveried servant without the high costs of coat of arms dies.
The letters E.L. could be the names of husband & wife or husband only.
These monogram buttons were custom ordered as well, but not as expensive. The cheapest variety were one letter buttons. Button shops would stock these.

High quality, but not very collectable.

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Old 22-11-20, 09:48 PM
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Many thanks Btns, I did not think they were military, I have four of them, so I will move them on sometime in the future.

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