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Title KuK enamelled buttonhole, 19th infantry regiment?
Nationality Austrian
Period 1915
Price £30.00

This may be merely a commemorative buttonhole for the first two years of the war, but the central position of the number 19 on a red ground within a white cross and the colour of the wreath in white metal suggests that this might be Archduke Franz Ferdinand's regiment number 19, a Hungarian regiment based on Gyor.

It measures 2.2cm across and is made of base metal with a silver finish to the wreath and a bronze finish to the date numbers. Its condition is excellent for its age, with some imperfections to the enamel which do not appear to be damage, but rather something that was in the making of the piece, especially noticeable on the white arms of the cross.

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

[Militaria : Badges : Austrian : 20th Century]


Picked up the dirk this morning and actually waited until I got back home before unwrapping the package. It really exceeded my expectations...whilst the photos were good, to see and feel it in three dimensions was very exciting. A beatutful piece Chris, and worth the wait.

C C, Australia, 20.08.2010

Bayonet arrived safe + sound this AM Sat. Special delivery excellent again. Worth the few extra bob. To be honest it was better than I dared hope. I usually avoid polished bits like the plague!! Your price was a bit fierce!! - but a great marking I lacked... Please email me anytime you have anything that might be of interest.

C W, UK, 09.09.2006