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whats your favourite button find

Post by kopparberg » Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:01 pm

hi all its probably been done before but as we tend to find a lot of them whats your favourite button find he is mine to date. looks like they have all had a bit to much ale
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Post by Gary_Graham » Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:06 pm

This is my favourite so far.

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It was still wrapped in leather.
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Post by Danzigman » Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:31 pm

Must be my "Town Car" button form this year late September..
Button is made by CC SPORRONG & Co STOCKHOLM.

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Post by KeithM » Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:42 pm

Two favourites:-
Button and fabric firmly embedded in lead!
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About 10mm. Almost dumped until closer inspection
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Post by coil » Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:54 pm

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16th century silver button
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Post by Doug » Wed Dec 09, 2015 11:33 pm

This is the only button I have found with a porcupine(?) on.
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Post by felixferal » Thu Dec 10, 2015 12:53 am

Royal Manx Fencibles button - only around from 1793 to 1811, found in Douglas, Isle of Man.
Pretty rare I'd imagine, and probably one of the nicest buttons I've ever found. :D
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Post by lord lovell » Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:25 am

mine was a rare military button of the Taunton loyal volunteers

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Post by Fisher1266X » Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:37 am

I'm not into buttons too much but I did recover one that had my DB jumping around the field when I showed it to him...... a mid C17th piece c.1645 AD :D
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Post by snark1-2 » Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:57 am

Has to be crazed lion holding diamond for me :D
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Post by yeti » Thu Dec 10, 2015 1:12 pm

Doug wrote:This is the only button I have found with a porcupine(?) on.
Probably the crest for the Sydney/Sidney family...Mick ::g

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Post by Danzigman » Thu Dec 10, 2015 3:16 pm

yeti wrote:
Doug wrote:This is the only button I have found with a porcupine(?) on.
Probably the crest for the Sydney/Sidney family...Mick ::g
Yes I linked to them by pm in the morning.. But not totally match. I suggested to get hold or DiOz to see if he could ID it..
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Post by JBM » Thu Dec 10, 2015 4:50 pm

Russian button made in Paris. :) Jerry.
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Post by vikingwarrior » Thu Dec 10, 2015 6:47 pm

kopparberg wrote:hi all its probably been done before but as we tend to find a lot of them whats your favourite button find he is mine to date. looks like they have all had a bit to much ale
funnily enough when I saw this post I was thinking of this very button that I found a few years ago ::g sadly I don't have a picture of it at the moment.
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Post by JunkFinder » Thu Dec 10, 2015 7:04 pm

This, just because its so massive and different to every other button I've found.

Victorian heraldry button. Approx 2" diameter:
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Post by Lowland » Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:38 pm

Hi
Stumbled across this thread while googling up button related stuff!
Well worth dusting down for a look.
The livery button still in leather is amazing.
Now all I have to do is add one of mine...tough choice could take a while.
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Post by Lowland » Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:43 pm

After ten seconds deliberation it’s got to be this one.
Strong evidence for it being specifically made for king George IVs visit to Scotland In 1822.
Cheers saki for the bloodhound work on digging up the info...
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Post by stargazer » Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:24 pm

My favourite button(s) all in poorish condition, are all from the Manchester Regiment. On one of my permissions, they encamped in 1914 before embarking for Egypt and thence to Gallipoli .

The 5th, 7th, and 8th Battalions - plus support.

Not many came back.
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Post by Lowland » Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:27 pm

stargazer wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:24 pm
My favourite button(s) all in poorish condition, are all from the Manchester Regiment. On one of my permissions, they encamped in 1914 before embarking for Egypt and Gallipoli .

The 5th, 7th, and 8th Battalions - plus support.

Not many came back.
As you say not many came back-your finds are truly poignant and historic.
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Post by smudge.g » Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:43 pm

Thus is my favourite so far- button of 2nd Earl of Clare, son of the Attorney general of Ireland in early 1800s. Not sure how if found its way into our fields in NE Scotland but its a corker!!
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Post by Lowland » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:41 pm

smudge.g wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:43 pm
Thus is my favourite so far- button of 2nd Earl of Clare, son of the Attorney general of Ireland in early 1800s. Not sure how if found its way into our fields in NE Scotland but its a corker!!
That’s a bonny livery button with a great background.
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Big up Kopparberg for starting this thread
It’s a cracking gallery of lovely buttons.
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Post by Swany » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:17 pm

I like the older gear to be honest. :D
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Post by Onchanman » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:23 pm

Found this on farmland and from what I gather it’s the livery of a chap called Ceaser Bacon a relative of Sir Francis Bacon.
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Post by stargazer » Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:16 pm

smudge.g wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:43 pm
Thus is my favourite so far- button of 2nd Earl of Clare, son of the Attorney general of Ireland in early 1800s. Not sure how if found its way into our fields in NE Scotland but its a corker!!
IIRC when the Irish potato famine broke in the 1840's, some fled to that part of Scotland. Unfortunately, they also had the potato blight and it was even worse there, but on a smaller scale.
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Post by Lowland » Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:08 am

Onchanman wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:23 pm
Found this on farmland and from what I gather it’s the livery of a chap called Ceaser Bacon a relative of Sir Francis Bacon.
That is a crackling button :D
Like that a lot.
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Post by Lowland » Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:09 am

Swany wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:17 pm
I like the older gear to be honest. :D
Some beauties ::g
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Post by kenleyboy » Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:27 pm

I find plenty of buttons mostly the Tombac style but every now and again some more interesting buttons appear like these two .
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