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Title Customs officer's button
Nationality British
Period c 1823-1837
Sold

This button can be dated because the Customs was formed as a single entity by Act of Parliament in 1823, but also because of the Georgian crown (Queen Victoria came to the throne in 1837), its size (16mm) and its one-piece construction. It is maker marked on the reverse: 'J.McGOWAN . LONDON'.

It is made of brass, which has about 70% of its gilding remaining to the face, with the original copper shank to the rear slightly distorted.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Militaria : Buttons : British : 19th Century]

testimonials

Chris, got the buckle thanks and what a beauty, posted it on the forum already (war relics forum) I mod the buckle forum I have put a thanks to you on there with your site title so might drum up a bit of business for you :)

B E, UK, 13.12.2011

Hanger arrived safe and sound 11.30ish today. Very pleased, it's as expected. Your excellent pics make all the difference in terms of confident buying over the net. As a matter of interest, the frog, which as you said is very a/f, is, as you thought, 'spot on'. On closer inspection it is a mk.1 Naval Frog, designated 'for cutlasses'. Date seems around 1860ish give or take.

By the way, I think your site is very user friendly. Seems to work much better than many and up to date, a rarity!!!

C W, UK, 20.04.2006

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