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

Just a brief note to confirm that the sabre has been delivered today. All is as it should be. I have to say I’m impressed with the ‘custom’ packaging, obviously essential in your line of business. I have made a very quick inspection of the sword & it fully lives up to your accurate description, very pleased with the purchase.

M B, UK, 18.06.2015

I am just dropping your company a line to say thank you for the 2nd WW Iron Cross, that my brother has purchased off your site Thursday evening. We received it 1st class today and it is in excellent condition. Many thanks again.

J B, UK, 15.10.2005

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