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Old 29-10-19, 02:46 PM
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Default VICTORIAN SHOULDER BOARDS

I'm helping a friend identify these so any help will be appreciated.
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Old 29-10-19, 02:49 PM
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Would the design of button identify the unit?
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Old 29-10-19, 04:52 PM
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Would the design of button identify the unit?
It is a specific design, so it should.
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Old 29-10-19, 05:25 PM
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I'm probably "seeing things", but possibly a stringed bugle in the centre of the button?
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Old 30-10-19, 12:38 AM
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Without being able to see the buttons, it would appear that they are not military, but perhaps diplomatic?

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Old 30-10-19, 10:26 AM
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Thanks everyone, I'll see if he can send me a shot of the buttons.
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Here is the button on the boards.
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Old 14-11-19, 07:07 PM
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The button appears to say "Commissariat Staff".
1850's - 60's?

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...ad.php?t=60117

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Old 14-11-19, 09:50 PM
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My records say for this design:
lined background: 1820-1826
plain background: 1826-1850
lined background: 1859-1869 (see scan)
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Old 18-11-19, 02:42 PM
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Thank you for your help so far. From what I can deduce, these were uniformed civilians but I would assume that there had to be some sort of hierarchy. Would these indicate a particular "rank"?
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