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Old 05-07-19, 08:17 AM
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Default Meer Jones & Co

A have a couple of other ranks quality "Meer Jones Birmingham" marked buttons in my collection, but I have just spotted a nice poster on ebay with the same name on it.

So who were Meer Jones, Button Makers, Taylors, Badge Makers or poster makers?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RARE-ANTI...53.m1438.l2649

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Old 05-07-19, 08:52 AM
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Someone bought it pretty quick, any chance of some decent scans when it arrives please?

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Old 05-07-19, 08:55 AM
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Certainly (made an offer far lower than the buy it now price).
If Meer Jones produced badges I hope they were more accurate than some of those shown on the poster.

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Old 05-07-19, 09:31 AM
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Well done Leigh.

It will be interesting to see how they came up with exactly 300, presumably with a selected representation of Canadian badges?

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Similar/Same poster previous sold at auction for 45.00
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Same one by the looks - whoever bought it that time around wasn't looking for a profit then.
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Old 05-07-19, 09:48 AM
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Well done Leigh.

It will be interesting to see how they came up with exactly 300, presumably with a selected representation of Canadian badges?

Rob
SA and NZ too. I'm guessing a 'tween the wars poster, rather than a WWI production, 1920's-30's.
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The late lamented Cribyn / Roger very kindly sent me a list of (military) button makers a few years ago.
I just looked for Meer Jones but he only had "Birmingham, 20th century"
He had said that there was much more research to do - which I hope someone could take over that mantle.
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Meer Jones is mentioned in one or other of the forum's badge or buttons manufacturers albums but only by name, no images or any other detail.
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Well done Leigh.

It will be interesting to see how they came up with exactly 300, presumably with a selected representation of Canadian badges?

Rob
A check on forum indicates that Meer Jones may have made Canadian military buttons.
There was a KLR button by Meer Jones for sale on eBay at some time.
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Old 05-07-19, 08:02 PM
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I have only one such button: Meer Jones, Birmingham

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The poster seems to show a (badly illustrated) Royal Sussex Regt OR's cap badge, a Sussex Yeomanry badge and interestingly, for me at least, the Sussex VTC badge which I had not expected from its title.

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London Gazette 7-5-1909
Notice is hereby given that the partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned Herbert Gee Meer and Arnold Gilbert Jones, carrying on business as Merchants at 191, Corporation-street, in the city of Birmingham, under the style or firm of MEER, JONES and CO, has been dissolved by mutual consent as and from the 31st day of March 1909. All debts due to and owing by the said late firm will be received and paid by the said Arnold Gilbert Jones, who will continue to carry on the said business under the said style of Meer, Jones and Co, Dated 4th day of May 1909.
Herbert Gee Meer, Arnold Gilbert Jones

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Old 06-07-19, 08:12 AM
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London Gazette 30-12-1924
Jones, Arnold Gilbert, 93 Sandon-Road, Edgbaston in the city of Birmingham, manufacturer
court-Birmingham
no. of matter 99 of 1924
Date of first meeting Jan 5, 1925 11 a.m.
Place - Official Receiver's Offices, Ruskin chambers 191, Corporation Street, Birmingham
Date of public examination - Feb. 4, 1925 2.30 p.m.
Place - Court House, Corporation Street, Birmingham
Date of Order for Summary Administration Dec. 23, 1924

The Edinburgh Gazette, 2-1-1925
The bankruptcy act 1914
from the London Gazette:
Receiving orders:
... Arnold Gilbert Jones, 93 Sandon Rad, Edgbaston in the city of Birmingham, manufacturer ...

London Gazette 1-4-1927
Jones, Arnold Gilbert, 93 Sandon-Raod Edgbaston in the city of Birmingham, manufacturer
court-Birmingham
No. of Matter 99 of 1924
Day fixed for hearing - May 12, 1927 10.45 a.m.
Place - the Court House, Corporation - street Birmingham

London Gazette 10-6-1927
Jones, Arnold Gilbert 98 Sandon-Road Edgbaston, Birmingham, manufacturer
court - Birmingham
No. of Matter 99 of 1924
Date of Order May 12, 1927
Nature of Order made - Discharge suspended for three months. Bankrupt to be discharded as from Aug. 12, 1927
Grounds named in Order for refusing an absolute Order of Discharge - Proof of Facts mentioned in Section 26, sub-section 3 (A, C. and K.) Bankruptcy Act 1914

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Thanks button.
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