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Title Indian Medical Corps officer's button
Nationality British Empire
Period c 1880-1900
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This is an Indian Medical staff officer's button (2.5cm), which dates from about 1880 to about 1900 when the crown may have been changed to a king's crown version. The crown on this button is the imperial crown of India, which Disraeli had a hand in promoting as the gift of the Indian princes when Victoria accepted the rank of Empress from them.

Maker marked 'FIRMIN & SONS LD. // 108 ST MARTINS LANE // LONDON', this is a fine example of a Victorian officer's button and retains all its original gilding (it is a yellow gold, rather than a red gold, as might appear in the photos).

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


[Militaria : Buttons : British Empire : 19th Century]

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The 3 medals have just arrived safely - very interesting. (From your description I was expecting ribbon to be dreadful; personally, I think that the "Russian Front" is beautifully 'aged'.)

M M, UK, 12.02.2013

The dirk arrived this morning and I could not be happier with it! Excellent little piece, most unusual... I look forward to doing more business with you, as finance permits; rest assured you will be highly recommended to my collecting colleagues.

C C, Australia, 15.04.2009

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