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Commonwealth (of Australia) Peace Officer Large Pattern White Metal Button
Circa 25mm in diameter, floating shank and maker marked Stokes & Sons, Melbourne ( Australia ). King's Crown issue. In good condition.
Originally established in 1935, the Peace Officer Guard organization was set up as a section of the Commonwealth Investigation Branch (CIB), the first national (rather than State) police organisation. The Peace Officers provided personnel for the guarding of Commonwealth establishments, and were the first uniformed element of national law enforcement. In 1960, they combined with the plain clothed element, the Commonwealth Investigation Service, (CIS) to form the new Commonwealth Police, which in 1979 became the Australian Federal Police (AFP).
Code: 59029Price: 6.00 GBP
South Africa - Natal Officer's Medium Pattern Button, King's Crown
Circa 19mm in diameter, fixed shank, marked Extra Superb to the reverse. Gilt now worn back to brass otherwise in good condition. Mounted Rifles?
Code: 58939Price: 3.00 GBP
Victorian 9th Regiment of Bengal Lancers, Officer's Large Pattern Gilt Button, pre-1901. - Calcutta Maker
Circa 22mm in diameter, fixed shank, and maker marked Ranken & Co, Calcutta, with crossed lances, unit initials, 'BLC', surmounted by a flat topped Victorian crown.
The 9th Bengal Lancers evolved from Hodson's Horse, an irregular cavalry unit raised by Brevet Major William Hodson during the Indian Mutiny (1857-1859). The 9th Bengal Cavalry was one of three regiments formed from Hodson's Horse. Converting to the lance in 1885, the 9th served in the Sudan campaign (1885-1886) and on the North West Frontier from 1895 to 1898.
Code: 58743Price: 35.00 GBP
WW1 Lord Strathcona's Horse ( Royal Canadians ) Militia Officer's Large Pattern Gilt Button
Circa 25mm in diameter, fixed, shank, maker marked Jennens & Co Ltd,, London , which means it was made prior to 1924.
Code: 58715Price: 10.00 GBP
East Africa - Victorian Uganda Protectorate Colonial Officer's Large Pattern Gilt Button
Circa 26mm in diameter, fixed shank and maker marked V& R Blakemore, Birmingham. A scarce maker mark. Slight dulling to gilt on strap otherwise in very good condition and ding to underside of button edge. Scarce.
Code: 58667Price: 16.00 GBP
Victorian West India Regiment Officer's Larrge Pattern Gilt Button
Circa 26mm in diameter, fixed shank, maker marked Pitt & Co, 31 Maddox Street London W. In very good condition.
Garrison troops raised for the defence of the West Indies, Caribbean and St Helena. Worn circa 1888-1901.
Code: 58665Price: 24.00 GBP
WW1 Indian Army Large Pattern Officer 's Brass Button
Circa 26mm in diameter, fixed shank and maker marked Pitt & Co, 31 Maddox Street, London W. In very good condition.
Code: 58408Price: 15.00 GBP
West African - Gold Coast Defence Force ( Volunteers ) Officer 's Large Pattern Gilt Button , c1927 - 1939
A stunning and scarce button worn by this all white volunteer unit, fixed shank, circa 22mm in diameter, reverse states " Extra Superb " - says it all really! Some minor wear to gilt.
See Renfrew el al Vol 1 no 367 for a picture of the cap badge which is identical to the motif on the button.
Code: 58120Price: 35.00 GBP
Shanghai Volunteer Corps ( SVC ) Large Pattern Blackened Brass Button
A blackened brass button, circa 22mm in diameter, fixed shank and back marked Hobson & Sons, London W. Letters SVC within a garter strap containing the date April 4th 1854, the year of its incorporation. Scarce.
Code: 57944Price: 45.00 GBP
Victorian East India Railway Volunteer Rifles Medium White Metal Button
19mm in diameter. Fixed shank, Backmarked "J. Platt & Co, St Martin's Lane" (London). In good condition. See also item 50876 for the larger pattern button and also item 50389 for a matched pair of collars to this scarce unit.
Code: 56692Price: 5.00 GBP
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