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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]


Chris, got the buckle thanks and what a beauty, posted it on the forum already (war relics forum) I mod the buckle forum I have put a thanks to you on there with your site title so might drum up a bit of business for you :)

B E, UK, 13.12.2011

Found the item a little on the expensive side and a bit disappointed that you were unwilling to bend a bit on the price of the Officer's Tunic Eagle (half the fun of buying, after all, is the haggling), but impressed by the speed of delivery and the quality of the item. Was well worth it in the long run...

G F, UK, 30.08.2005