Circa 26mm in diameter, floating shanked and maker marked DOLAN & Co ST MARTINS LANE LONDON (Military clothing retailer 1835-1888 at the St Martins Lane address). Gilt 50% remaining and the button is of a semi-flat style rather than high domed.
Each red pensioner uniform had and has nine brass buttons (now anodised). Even today their buttons display the relevant monarch's crown and the letters RCI, the initials of the 'Royal Corps of Invalids' to which the Chelsea Pensioners were once a part of.
Circa 25mm in diameter, fixed shank, reverse marked Special Quality. In very good condition.
A scarce early police button, circa 26mm in diameter, fixed shank and maker marked Gardiner and Company, London. The central device of bear and tree is the town's crest.
The Berwick-upon-Tweed police were merged into Northumberland Police in 1921.
Circa 24mm in diameter, fixed shank, maker marked Hobson & Sons, Lexington St, London W. This is not military but civil button used by, amongst others, Deputy and Vice-Lieutenants of Counties, Metropolitan Police Commissioners and Assistant Commissioners, Chief Constables and some other senior Police Officers. Thank you to Roger for the information.
With fixed shanks, the large pattern has a blank reverse and is circa 26mm in diameter, and the medium pattern maker marked Gaunt London and is circa 18mm in diameter. Some service dings and polishing to highpoints.
Two buttons in good condition, each circa 17mm in diameter, with fixed shanks, but different makers. one by Firmin the other by Gaunt.
Circa 26mm in diameter, shank present, maker marked Firmin, London (very feint in parts). General pattern fireman's button.
Circa 25mm in diameter, shank present, maker marked Morton & Crowder, Birmingham. Scarce maker.
Circa 24mm in diameter, shank present, no maker's mark. WW2 economy version?
Circa 24mm in diameter, fixed shank and backmarked Firmin, London. In good condition.
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