6th Gurkha ( Queen Elizabeths Own ) Rifles Set of two Unmarked Silver Mufti Blazer Buttons (QEII crowns)
Each battalion of Gurkhas somewhat uniquely in the British Army had its own silversmith. These buttons were made by the regimental silver smith of the 6th Gurkha Rifles. They are flat, cast in silver and both have a silver shank. The larger of the two is circa 19mm in diameter and the smaller 12mm in diameter.
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QVC Victorian Cambridge University Rifle Volunteers Large White Metal Button
Large pattern white metal QVC 2nd ( Cambridge University ) Rifle Volunteer Corps re designated the 4th ( Cambridge University ) Volunteer Battalion the Suffolk Regiment in 1887, circa 23mm in diameter with fixed shank, and maker marked " 36 Rich Quality " on the reverse.
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6th Gurkha Rifles Officer 's Blackened Small Pattern Brass Button
Circa 15mm in diameter, fixed shank and maker marked J.H. Johnson & Co. An early looking semi-domed button possibly for wear on officer 's cap. This maker was based in Aligarh, India. Worn circa 1903 to 1947. Scarce. Some wear to finish. read more
Georgian Warwickshire Yeomanry Small Coatee Button - Excavated Condition
Small button, now missing shank, metal dectecting find. Circa 15.5mm in diameter. Darkened from being in soil, but details still clear. Possibly other units would fit the bill, but certainly a yeomanry item from circa 1793 - 1820.
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Oxfordshire County Cadets Large Pattern Brass Button
Circa 25mm in diameter, floating shank and maker marked JR Gaunt & Sons Ltd, London, England. Some polishing and loss of detail to the bull in the centre, but a rare button.
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Taunton ( Somerset ) Volunteers Tunic Button, circa 1794 - 1802 ( Revolutionary / Napoleonic Wars)
Scarce, circa 22mm in diameter. Flat button with shank still in tact but fragile and with one crack. Excavated condition, but better than one usually finds. Some small splits, copper, would originally have been gilt washed. Worn circa 1794 - 1802. Detail in part is feint and it is hard to read the motto strap below the crown and my thanks to Kevin for confirming that from an example known... read more
6th ( Warwickshire ) Regiment of Foot Officers Medium Pattern GIlt Button, 1855 - 1881
Circa 19mm in diameter, gilt in good condition, fixed shank and backmarked Firmin & Sons, 153 Strand and 17 Conduit St, London. Very good condition with sharp detail, with very minor wear to highlights.
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106th Bombay Light Infantry ( 2nd Bn DLI ) Officers Medium Pattern Gilt Button
A stunning gilt button, circa 19mm in diameter, fixed shank and backmarked Jennens & Co, London. Worn circa 1855 - 1881. Gilt in tip top condition.
Ripley No 196 refers.
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Warwickshire Rifle Volunteers White Large Pattern Metal Button
Circa 23mm in diameter, white metal large pattern button, fixed shank and backmarked Dowler, Superior Quality. A little bit grubby but would clean up. read more
The Royal Berkshire Regiment ( Princess Charlotte of Wales 's ) Anodised Large Pattern Button, King's Crown
An early and scarce anodised aluminium button, gilt coloured, circa 26mm in diameter. This pattern was only worn until 1959, but with a King's crown this is probably pre 1953. Fixed shank. Backmarked Firmin, London.
Ripley No 273 refers. read more