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Georgian Irish Preventative Water Guard (Forerunner of the Coast Guard) Button

Georgian Irish Preventative Water Guard (Forerunner of the Coast Guard) Button

Circa 19mm in diameter, fixed shank and maker marked E. Jones. Dublin. Shows considerable wear but a rare button. There is lots of information about both Edward Jones and William Jones both button makers in Dublin during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars and the Regency period which followed it. At some point they joined forces but local Dublin papers confirm that on 1st January 1822 th... read more

Code: 64755

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QVC  Scotland Queens Body Guard RCA (Royal Company of Archers) Large Pattern Gilt Button

QVC Scotland Queens Body Guard RCA (Royal Company of Archers) Large Pattern Gilt Button

Circa 23mm in diameter, fixed shank (bent over), maker marked P & S Firmin 153 Strand London. Queen Victoria's Body Guard, Scotland's Royal Company of Archers (RCA) pre 1901 as QVC crown. Sadly some black staining to the gilt finish otherwise in very good condition. A scarce Scottish button.

H60.2 read more

Code: 64752

18.00 GBP

1st West India Regiment Officers Large Pattern Mounted Gilt Button

1st West India Regiment Officers Large Pattern Mounted Gilt Button

Circa 22mm in diameter, fixed shank, maker marked P&S Firmin, 153 Strand, London. A two part mounted button of superb quality. A few marks but gilt bright and in very good overall condition. WIR in ornate gilt script with the number 1 below.

H60.3 read more

Code: 64749

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WW2 Ministry of Supply / Government Car Service Large & Medium Pattern Bronze Buttons - Gaunt

WW2 Ministry of Supply / Government Car Service Large & Medium Pattern Bronze Buttons - Gaunt

King's Crown Art Deco style button, circa 27mm and 18mm in diameter respectively with fixed shank and maker marked Gaunt London. Bronze finish in good condition (some minor edge wear) and with sharp detail. Scarce and unusual buttons.

Worn by female drivers. Depicts a motor car tyre with a king's crown to the top.

Comm StWi (264) read more

Code: 64359

18.00 GBP

37th Regiment of Foot (North Hampshire) Officers Large Pattern Button

37th Regiment of Foot (North Hampshire) Officers Large Pattern Button

Circa 25mm in diameter, fixed shank and maker marked Jennens & Co, London. Gilt now mainly worn back to the dark toned brass below, otherwise in good condition. 1855 - 1881.

Ripley No 125 refers.

Comm ADSM read more

Code: 64009

18.00 GBP

5th Battalion Kings Liverpool Regiment (Territorials) Black Composite Button for Battledress, 1950s

5th Battalion Kings Liverpool Regiment (Territorials) Black Composite Button for Battledress, 1950s

Circa 18.5mm in diameter, fixed shank, maker marked, looks like JG & Co. 1 LRV On Rose. In excellent condition.

This button was adopted to commemorate the battalion's origins as the 1st Lancashire Rifle Volunteers. Made in the 1950s for wear on battledress.

See Peter Brydon's "Insignia of the King's Liverpool Regiment, Volunteers, Territorials and Cadets", fi... read more

Code: 64243

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Royal Lincolnshire Regiment Pair of Officers Mess Dess Style Buttons - 2 patterns

Royal Lincolnshire Regiment Pair of Officers Mess Dess Style Buttons - 2 patterns

First pattern and more usually encountered, silver plated device on flat gilt button, fixed shank and maker marked Gaunt. Some tarnishing and spotting to gilt. Ripley No 600 refers.

Second and more unusual pattern bronze version of above, also by Gaunt.

DRW 34 read more

Code: 62658

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Corps of Royal Engineers EDVII Edwardian Issue Officers Large Pattern Button

Corps of Royal Engineers EDVII Edwardian Issue Officers Large Pattern Button

Circa 25mm in diameter, fixed shank, maker marked Jennens & Co (PoW feathers) to reverse. Gilt now back to the brass but otherwise in very good condition. Worn 1902 - 1911. Scarce.

See also my items 55935 and 55936 for EDVII issues to Volunteers and Other Ranks respectively.

Ripley No 67 refers.

Comm FB read more

Code: 63015

8.00 GBP

9th Lancers Officers Gilt Medium Pattern Button, Kings Crown.

9th Lancers Officers Gilt Medium Pattern Button, Kings Crown.

Circa 19mm in diameter, fxed shank and maker marked Pitt & Co, Maddox St, London. Gilt bright and in good condition.

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Code: 63134

3.00 GBP

Royal Welsh Fusiliers (RWF) Gilt Hunt Livery / Blazer Button

Royal Welsh Fusiliers (RWF) Gilt Hunt Livery / Blazer Button

Owner claims this is a hunt livery button, pre 1970s and that the regiment was mad on hunting. Circa 21mm in diameter, gilt bright, fixed shank and maker marked Gaunt London.

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Code: 64642

12.00 GBP