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WW1 Vintage Trinity House Pilots Large Pattern Gilt Button
Circa 23.5mm in diameter, fixed shank and maker marked C&J Weldon 130 Cheapside London to reverse. Gilt bright and button in very good condition.
Trinity House pilots were skilled mariners and provided a vital service to ships bound for British ports. The pilotage service usually operated from pilot cutters when transferring to and from vessels. A Trinity House pilot's licence was renewed annually at which time his eyesight, general health and knowledge of local waters were tested.
Code: 62366Price: 10.00 GBP
French Naval Officer 's Gilt Brass Button
Circa 19mm in diameter, shank slightly bent over, maker marked to the reverse G & C ie No 19 Paris. Some signs of service wear.
Code: 56619Price: 2.00 GBP
Unusual small flat gilt naval button - fouled anchor with crossed swords
Unidentifed, 14mm in diameter, flat, fixed shank, reverse marked English Made, with Registered Design No 241562 with crossed swords below (Wilkinson Sword fashion). This dates the design to 1894. Suspect it has something to do with a RN sword baldric. Reasonable condition.
Code: 56618Price: 5.00 GBP
WW2 Merchant Marine Gilt Brass Buttons for Battle Dress x 4
2 circa 19mm in diameter, 2 circa 20mm diameter, similar in all other respects, colouration, shanks and blank reverse.
Code: 56617Price: 5.00 GBP
Royal Navy ( RN ) Georgian Small Tunic Button
Flat design and circa 13mm across, a small brass tunic button from a Royal Naval tunic of the Napoleonic era. Complete with shank. Scarce.
Code: 56611Price: 5.00 GBP
Victorian Royal Marine Artillery ( R.M.A.) Large Pattern Brass Button - Excavated Condition
Dug up in a back garden in 1993, complete with original shank and maker's mark on reverse Smith & Wright Ltd, Birmingham. Circa 22mm in diameter. Victorian crown, Pre 1902.
Code: 56297Price: 3.00 GBP
Royal Marine Officer's High Gilt Large Pattern Button, King's Crown
Good bright condition gilt, with fixed shank. Back-marked with London maker, hard to read, but looks like Pitt & Co, Maddox Street, London W.
Code: 54872Price: 3.50 GBP
Napoleonic era Captain's Royal Navy Button - excavated condition
A scarce Georgian, 1795 - 1810 era Royal Naval Captain's Tunic Button. Circa 15mm in diameter. Some gilt still remaining and shank still present but bent over. Very scarce and quite reasonable condition for an excavated item.
Code: 53635Price: 25.00 GBP
Royal Marine Artillery ( R.M.A. ) Brass Ball Button
Signs of service wear but a scarce button to find. Maker marked company in Portsmouth.
Code: 53377Price: 3.00 GBP
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