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Title Indian Medical Corps officer's button
Nationality British Empire
Period c 1880-1900

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]


The day the blunderbuss arrives I could not stop looking and feeling the gun for at least one hour. My wife told me that I was sick........ I am very happy, it is a piece of craftsmanship! Well made! I have 5 blunderbusses but all iron barrel, also from England but this one is gorgeous with the Brass Barrel.

Please keep me informed when you have any other type of blunderbuss. Thanks my friend!

M R, USA, 04.08.2011

The goods are safely in and I am delighted. Many thanks for the outstanding handling of this order and I hope we can do many more.

M R, USA, 03.04.2009