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Old 18-04-21, 08:05 PM
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Hello everyone - my name is Miles, I have a few interesting badges and buttons I hope someone can help me with ID . I have an interesting old army button stamped to the rear SMITH AND WRIGHT PATENT BIRMINGHAM which I believe dates it to before or around 1881. It has the Honi soit qui mal y pense motto under Victoria's crown around a central panel with what looks like a Chinese character over a gothic D and G. Any clues anyone?
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Old 18-04-21, 10:30 PM
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Hello Miles, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
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Old 19-04-21, 04:50 PM
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Hi Miles and welcome to the forum - a photo would help identify the button - but I suspect its a Dragoon Guards button and the Chinese character maybe a roman numeral - or even a K ? For Kings Dragoon Guards - I'm sure the button experts will be able to nail it. Tim
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Old 19-04-21, 05:09 PM
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For sale on eBay :

Victorian QVC Kings Dragoon Guards KDG 25mm Tunic Button by Smith & Wright

British Legion/Royal British Legion , Poppy/Remembrance/Commemorative.

Poppy and British Legion Wanted & Spares for sale/swap
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Old 19-04-21, 07:04 PM
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That is it, the K on mine is worn but I see it now. Thank you !
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