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Old 06-05-19, 07:50 PM
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No. 58 shows a design similar to the badge of the Indian army "Grenadiers", the old pre- independence 4th Bombay Grenadiers.
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That is a match. Thank you so much.
I assume it is a blazer or mufti button.
Looking at the construction: yes, it could be Indian, but I did not recognise it when I bought them many years ago.
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Old 06-05-19, 07:54 PM
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Button 61 who is the manufacturer please?
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It is a small size (19 mm) anodised aluminium button and it does not have a backmark.
Attached is a new scan.
Do you know what it is?
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Old 06-05-19, 08:26 PM
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Thank you for looking and for your assistance.
Here are another 5 unknowns.

64. letters N.I.B or N.F.B., brass 17 mm; Firmin & Sons Ld, London
65. QVC over letters A.V., engraved 15 mm; Firmins Ld, London
66. hummingbird, gilt 16 mm; Firmin, London
67. a rose with a wreath of half oak and half laurel leaves; mounted gilt 22 mm; Hammond Turner & Sons <crown>
70. N.C. or A.C. on a star; Silver plated 22 mm; G. & H. Bullivant, Birmingham
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Old 08-05-19, 09:30 PM
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I think the black JMT button might be the bus operator Jersey Motor Transport.
Hoot,
A long internet search gave me plenty of pictures of buses and their drivers but no picture of a JMT inspector and his black buttons
However, Jersey Motor Transport makes sense and I am moving it to my transport section.
Thank you!
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Old 08-05-19, 09:34 PM
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Here are five more unidentified buttons:

71. a maltese cross, gilt 22 mm, backmark Firmin, London
72. letters C.H., could be a hotel, gilt 26 mm, no backmark
74. letters G.H., ditto, gilt 25 mm, backmark Firmin, London
79. Nelson, it could be a souvenir button, but it is high quality, backmark J.R. Gaunt & Son Ltd, London
86. KC and St. George's, and no text on the remainder of the ribbon, gilt 24 mm, backmark: Firmin, London
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70. N.C. or A.C. on a star; Silver plated 22 mm; G. & H. Bullivant, Birmingham
The design has a Scottish connotation so possibly the C could stand for Celtic?

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The design has a Scottish connotation so possibly the C could stand for Celtic?

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GTB,
I agree. C could be Celtic.
The Star of the Order of the Thistle makes it a Scottish button.

Like most of my unknowns the information one can gather from the button itself is not enough for finding an ID on the web.
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Hi btns,
An interesting lot of buttons, thanks for showing.
Sorry, I cannot help with identifications so far.
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No. 86 has been identified in the Newsletter of the International Uniform Buttons Collectors Club as St. George's English Rifle Regiment, Australian Army. Would be glad of confirmation though as I also have one of these.
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The design has a Scottish connotation so possibly the C could stand for Celtic?

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Further to my speculation, NC could stand for Nairn Club, a home of Celtic Golf

More speculation, I'm afraid, but may lead somewhere

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No. 86 has been identified in the Newsletter of the International Uniform Buttons Collectors Club as St. George's English Rifle Regiment, Australian Army. Would be glad of confirmation though as I also have one of these.
David.
David,
I have a decent set of these, but I may have overlooked the button.
Can you let me know if it is in a News-Letter or in a Docu-File?
What is the number of the issue?
If it is a Docu-File can you put a scan of the top inch of the sheet on the forum?
(I'll explain later, because it is quite complicated)
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Further to my speculation, NC could stand for Nairn Club, a home of Celtic Golf

More speculation, I'm afraid, but may lead somewhere

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Thank you!
Searching for the Nairn Club I landed on the National Library of Scotland's Scottish Post Office Directories
https://digital.nls.uk/directories/b...ced_search=yes

The chapter with Edinburgh clubs (1898/1899) gave me two entries:
- new club, 8-5 princes street, established 1787
- northern club, 91 george street, now the Royal Northern Club, founded 1854.
Both are contenters for this button.
The backmark is in a wide range: 1845-1907.
As you wrote: 'more speculation'.
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I think 61 could be T&TCF and might be for the Trinidad and Tobago Cadet Force.
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I think 61 could be T&TCF and might be for the Trinidad and Tobago Cadet Force.
Thank you. With so many letters it is a guaranteed match.
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Another 5 unidentified buttons, 12th group of 5.

89. letters A.K., black horn 26 mm; no backmark
93. coat of arms; the letters on the ribbon are illegible, a school button?, gilt 15 mm; no backmark
94. B.N. and mirrored I's?, chrome 26 mm; Pitt & Co, Maddox St. London
95. Tower of London on top of sun? (fire insurance co?), gilt 17 mm; Firmin, London
96. winged lion; gilt 24 & 17 mm; backmark Gaunt, London
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