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militaria item Surrey Imperial Yeomanry officer's tunic button
- British
This shows Lord Middleton's personal crest surrounded by the regimental title. He raised the regiment in 1901. This unit became Queen Mary's Own SY in 1911, receiving new badges and buttons reflecting the change of title. The tunic was patterned on that of the New South Wale Lancers - khaki with a scarlet plastron.
£30.00
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militaria item Surrey Yeomanry officer's tunic button, 2nd pattern
- British
This (19mm diameter) has a silver finish, and is marked 'Firmin' on the reverse. It replaced the earlier button with Lord Middleton's crest and would have been worn on dress uniform and mess kit right up to WW2, the regular Royal Artillery button replacing it on Field Service dress after 1922.
£10.00
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militaria item Surrey Yeomanry mess kit button, 2nd pattern
- British
This (13mm diameter) is the small button for mess kit (waistcoat and cuffs), also serving for the dress/forage cap. It is unmarked silver or heavily plated.
£10.00
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militaria item Assorted Surrey Yeomanry buttons, ORs
- British
These are are a representative selection of SY troopers' buttons from the early 20th century. The two large tunic examples are marked 'Gaunt' and 'Jennens' respectively, the smaller buttons are unmarked, the tiny cap button being the rarest of the lot.
£12.00
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militaria item Royal Navy officer's button, QVC
- British
This button (2.3cm) is marked on the reverse 'J.GIEVE & SONS PORTSMOUTH'. Trading under this designation from 1896 to 1903. As Queen Victoria died in 1901, this button would have been produced in a fairly short span of years at the end of the 19th century.
£5.00
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militaria item Queen's Own Regiment mess waiter's button
- British
This little button (2.6cm) is of two-piece construction with a face plate, originally gilt, folded over a backplate with the maker's name, 'WOODROW & CO. LONDON'. The image is that of the Paschal Lamb as stipulated by the 1900 Dress Regulations for the officers mess waistcoat and field cap.
£4.00
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militaria item 43rd Cameron Highlanders of Canada button
- Canadian
This regiment, raised in 1914 as the 43rd Infantry Battalion, also known as the Cameron Highlanders, served with great distinction on the Western Front in WW1 and one of the officers was awarded a VC in 1917. This is almost certainly an other ranks button by virtue of its construction and lack of any gilt finish.
£4.00
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militaria item Bronze finish Kriegsmarine ORs tunic buttons
- German
These are war service buttons in a pebbled die-struck, annodised finish. They would have been worn by shore-based units, e.g. coastal artillery on the Atlantic Wall and shore-based flak batteries at St. Nazaire, etc. They measure 20mm in diameter and are all in ex-stores condition.
£120.00
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militaria item Kriegsmarine tunic buttons, feldgrau finish
- German
All these buttons are marked FLL for Friederich Linden & Co of Ludenscheid. They would have been worn by shore-based units such as the coastal artillery on the Atlantic Wall and shore based flak batteries at St Nazaire, etc. I recently had a 1944 pattern tunic with these buttons on.
£95.00
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militaria item Parcel of Kriegsmarine gilt buttons
- German
Here are seven large KM gilt reefer/greatcoat buttons (24mm diameter), together with six tunic buttons (20mm diameter). The design dates back to 1925, when they were introduced in the period of the Weimar republic. The old imperial buttons had a crown on top of the anchor. The maker of some is Assmann, a famous German insignia maker.
£90.00
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Ultimately it's about trust. I should think that most prospective sellers have done their own research and therefore know roughly what their item is worth. You were the only dealer who had the integrity to concede that my valuation was approximately correct and I respect your comment that you can't offer this as you need to make a profit. Your honest approach is greatly appreciated and I felt comfortable taking the risk in sending it to you.

Thank you for a smooth transaction

C D, UK, 01.07.2015

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S W, UK, 10.01.2013

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