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Title Queen's Own Regiment mess waiter's button
Nationality British
Period c 1900
Price £4.00

This little button (2.6cm) is of two-piece construction with a face plate, originally gilt, folded over a backplate with the maker's name, 'WOODROW & CO. LONDON'. The image is that of the Paschal Lamb as stipulated by the 1900 Dress Regulations for the officers mess waistcoat and field cap.

This is most assuredly the mess waiter's button, inasmuch as the design is that of the livery buttons of the period and not a military uniform button per se. Interestingly enough, this image of the Paschal Lamb replaced the earlier design on the cap badge after the Great War, when the regimental title was done away with.

The gilding has faded entirely, but the design is still reasonably sharp, with the wool effect of the lamb's fleece still in evidence.

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

[Militaria : Buttons : British : 19th Century]


The buckle arrived today in good order, many thanks for the speedy delivery. A nice buckle, as described, and a welcome addition to my collection. Will revisit your website regularly for other items of interest.

L M, Channel Islands, 30.01.2009

Hi Chris, medals arrived safely and I am very pleased, will leave a mention for you on a military collectors forum and hopefully you may pick up some business.

Once again thank you.

Wayne Sinnot, UK, 04.08.2005