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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

Thanks very much for the bayonet. I am very happy, I think your photos of your items are great because nothing is hidden and you can clearly see them. (Unlike some other dealers.) Everything was as you describe, I will be keeping a eye on your site for any further bayonets for my collection.

S W, UK, 10.01.2013

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

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