© "GOLDEN AGE BUTTONS":  CIVIC CRESTS

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CIVIC CRESTS   

Basingstoke. “Town of Basingstoke, Hants” around figure of St.Michael and dragon 

Backmarks: “Firmin & Sons Ld. 108 St.Martins Lane, London”

Silver Plated, one-piece low convex, 27 mm. £12.50  

[Sources: None] [scan]

 

Bath. "Bath Corporation" around shield with castle wall and upright sword

Backmarks: None

Brass, one-piece low convex, raised design, 25 mm. £7.50
Brass, one-piece low convex, raised design, 16 mm.
£4.50

[Sources: None] [scan]


Birmingham
[Type 1]. Crest with workmen supporters, above “Forward”

Backmarks: “Jennens & Co. Birm’m”

Silver plated, one-piece low convex, raised design, 16 mm. £6.00

[Sources: None] [scan] 

 

Birmingham [Type 2]. Crest with workmen supporters, above “Forward”

Backmarks: “Superb Quality”

Brass, two-piece low convex, raised design, 16 mm. £4.50

[Sources: None] [scan] 

Birmingham 
[Type 3]. Crest with worker supporters, above “Forward”

Backmarks: “Briggs, Jones & Gibson Ltd., Man’r”

Chrome, two-piece low convex, raised design, 25 mm. £4.50

[Sources: None] [scan]  


Birmingham 
[Type 4]. Arm holding hammer above quartered shield

Backmarks: “Firmin, London”

Chrome, two-piece convex, raised design, 24 mm. £2.50

[Sources: None] [scan]  

 

Blackburn. ”Blackburn Corporation” around irregular tripartite shield 

Backmarks: “Wm.Dowler & Sons Ltd. B’ham”

Nickel, two-piece convex, 17 mm. £4.50

[Sources: None] [scan]  

 

Bolton. Elephant above crest and “Supera Moras” in ribbon

Backmarks: “Gaunt, London”

Chrome, two-piece convex, raised design, 24 mm. £4.50

[Sources: GB p.65] [scan]

 

Bootle. “Respice Aspice Prospice” below shield and lighthouse

Backmarks: “J.R.Gaunt & Son Ltd. London, Engl’d”

Brass, one-piece convex, raised design, 25 mm. £7.50

[Sources: None] [scan]  

 

Brighton. "Brighton Corporation" around fish, shield and "In Deo Fidemus"

Backmarks: None

Brass, one-piece low convex, raised design, 25 mm. £7.50

[Sources: None] [scan]  

 

Buckinghamshire. Tree above a shield with stag and swan supporters

Backmarks: “Gaunt, London”

Chrome, two-piece convex, raised design, 25 mm. £4.50

[Sources: GB p.83] [scan]

 

Canterbury. Coronet above shield with lion, three choughs and “Ave Mater Anglia” 

Backmarks: “Firmin, London”

Brass, one-piece flat, pressed design, 25 mm. £7.50

Brass, one-piece flat, pressed design, 16 mm. £3.50

[Sources: None] [scan]  

 

Cheltenham. ”Borough of Cheltenham” above shield and “Salubritas et Pruditio”

Backmarks: “None

Brass, one-piece low convex, raised design, 25 mm. £7.50

[Sources: None] [scan] 

 

City of London. “Domine Dirige Nos” below shield and wing, with winged supporters

Backmarks: “Buttons Limited, Birmingham”

Brass, two-piece convex, raised design, 25 mm. £12.50 

[Sources: None] [scan]

 

City of Manchester [Type 1]. Name and motto around globe, shield & supporters

Backmarks: None

Brass, two-piece low convex, raised design, 29 mm. £12.50

[Sources: None] [scan]  

 

City of Manchester [Type 2]. Name around globe on bipartite shield

Backmarks: None

Chrome, two-piece convex, raised design, 24 mm. £4.50

[Sources: None] [scan]  

 

City of Westminster [Type 1]. Name in buckle around wreathed portcullis 

Backmarks: None

Brass, two-piece convex, raised design, 25 mm. £7.50

Brass, two-piece convex, raised design, 16 mm. £3.50

[Sources: None] [scan]  

 

City of Westminster [Type 2]. Name in buckle around wreathed portcullis 

Backmarks: None

Chrome, two-piece low convex, 25 mm. £2.50

[Sources: None] [scan]  

 

City of Westminster [Type 3]. Name in buckle around wreathed portcullis 

Backmarks: “Firmin, London”

Horn, one-piece low convex, raised design, 25 mm. £2.50 

[Sources: None] [scan]  

 

Colchester. "Colchester Corporation" around oval with cross and three crowns

Backmarks:  None

Brass, one-piece low convex, raised design, 25 mm. £12.50

[Sources: None] [scan]  


Colne.
“We Long Endure” in ribbon, below crest

Backmarks: “Superior Quality”

Brass, one-piece convex, raised design, 25 mm. £7.50

[Sources: None] [scan] 


Congleton.
“Borough of Congleton” around lion on barrel, with conger eel supporters

Backmarks: “Wm. Dowler & Sons Ltd. Birmingham”

Brass, one-piece convex, raised design, 16 mm. £6.00 

[Sources: None] [scan] 

Cornwall.  “One and All” around shield with fifteen bezants in triangle

Backmarks: “Firmin & Sons Ld. St. Martins Lane, London”

Brass, one-piece convex, raised design, 25 mm. £7.50

[Sources: None] [scan] 

 

Coventry. Cat passant, above shield with elephant and “Camera Principis”

Backmarks: “Dowler & Sons Ltd., Birmingham”

Brass, two-piece convex, raised design, 26 mm. £7.50

[Sources: None] [scan]

 

Cumberland. “Cumberland County Council” around supporters, knight’s helm and shield

Backmarks: None

Chrome, two-piece convex, raised design, 24 mm. £7.50

[Sources: None] [scan]

 

Dłn Laoghaire [Ireland]. “Dłn Laoghaire Corporation” around a quartered shield

Backmarks: None

Brass, one-piece convex, raised design, 27 mm. £7.50

[Sources: None] [scan]

 

Ealing. “Borough of Ealing” above bipartite shield

Backmarks: “Made in England”

Brass, two-piece convex, raised design, 16 mm. £4.50

[Sources: None] [scan]

 

East Ham [Type 1]. “Progressio Cum Populo” in ribbon below shield

Backmarks: “Firmin, London” and two stars

Brass, one-piece convex, raised design, 25 mm. £7.50 

[Sources: None] [scan]

 

Edinburgh [Type 1]. Anchor above shield, with supporters, and “Nisi Dominus Frustra”

Backmarks: “Buttons Ltd. B’ham

Brass, one-piece convex, raised design, 25 mm. £4.50

[Sources: cf. GS 97-26; M&C p.26-2] [scan]

 

Edinburgh [Type 2]. Anchor above shield, with supporters, and “Nisi Dominus Frustra”

Backmarks: None

Chrome, one-piece convex, raised design, 25 mm. £4.50

Chrome, one-piece convex, raised design, 16 mm. £2.50

[Sources: cf. GS 97-26; M&C p.26-2] [scan]


Folkestone.
“Borough of Folkestone” around sailing ship

Backmarks: “Firmin, London”

Brass, two-piece convex, raised design,16 mm. £3.50

[Sources: None] [scan]

 

Huddersfield. “Huddersfield” and “Juvat Impigros Deus” around crest

Backmarks: None

Brass, two-piece convex, raised design, 27 mm. £12.50

[Sources: None] [scan]

 

Ilford. Crest with knight’s helm and supporters, above “In Unity Progress”

Backmarks: “Gaunt, London”

Brass, two-piece convex, raised design, 25 mm. £7.50

[Sources: None] [scan]

 

Jersey. Three heraldic lions, passant and gardant

Backmarks: “J.R.Gaunt & Son Ltd., London”

Brass, one-piece low convex, raised design, 23 mm. £4.50

[Sources: None] [scan]


Kingston-upon-Hull
[Type 1]. Shield with three vertical ducal coronets

Backmarks: “Buttons Ltd. B’ham, with crossed swords logo

Brass, two-piece convex, raised design, 16 mm. £3.50

[Sources: cf. DB G51] [scan]


Kingston-upon-Hull
[Type 2]. Shield with three vertical ducal coronets

Backmarks: “Smith & Wright Ltd., B’ham”

White metal, one-piece convex, raised design, 25 mm. £7.50

[Sources: DB G51] [scan]


Leicester
[Type 1].
“Leicester Corporation” above dragon and shield with cinquefoil

Backmarks: “Firmin & Sons Ltd. London” and two stars

Brass, two-piece low convex, raised design, 25 mm. £7.50

Brass, two-piece low convex, raised design, 16 mm. £3.50

[Sources: None]


Leicester
[Type 2]. “Leicester Corporation” around dragon and shield with cinquefoil

Backmarks: “Herbert & Co. London”

Silverplated, two-piece low convex, raised design, 16 mm. £6.00

[Sources: None]

 

Lewes. “Borough of Lewes” around checkered shield

Backmarks: None

Silver plated, two-piece flat, raised design, 16 mm. £3.50

[Sources: None] [scan]

 

Maidstone [Type 1]. Large mural coronet above triangular shield

Backmarks: “Firmin, London”

Brass, two-piece convex, raised design, 25 mm. £7.50

[Sources: None] [scan]


Maidstone
[Type 2]. Small mural coronet above triangular shield

Backmarks: “J.R.Gaunt & Son Ltd., London, Engl’d”

Brass, two-piece convex, raised design, 25 mm. £7.50

[Sources: None] [scan]


Mansfield.
”Mansfield Corporation” around quartered shield & "Sicut Quescos Virescit Industria" 

Backmarks: “Wm. Dowler & Sons Ltd., Birmingham”

Brass, one-piece convex, raised design, 25 mm. £7.50

[Sources: None] [scan]

 

Margate [Type 1]. ”Borough of Margate” around shield and “Porta Maris Portus Salutis”

Backmarks: Greek key design

Silver plated, two-piece convex, raised design, 25 mm. £7.50

[Sources: None] [scan]

 

Margate [Type 2]. “Porta Maris Portus Salutis” below shield surmounted by sealion

Backmarks: “Firmin & Sons, Ld. St. Martins Lane, London”

Brass, one-piece convex, raised design, 25 mm. £7.50 

[Sources: None] [scan]

 

Middlesex [Type 1]. “County of Middlesex” around shield with three scimitars

Backmarks: “F.Newton, London” and two stars

Brass, two-piece convex, raised design, 16 mm. £3.50

[Sources: None] [scan]

Middlesex [Type 2]. Shield with coronet above three scimitars
Horn, one-piece convex, 20.5mm. £4.50
Horn, one-piece convex, 14.5mm. £2.50
[Sources: None] [scan]

Newcastle. KC above “Newcastle-upon-Tyne” in oval around crest  

Backmarks: scrollwork border

Brass, two-piece convex, raised design, 24 mm. £4.50

[Sources: None] [scan]

 

Norwich [Type 1]. Lion passant below castle with three towers

Backmarks: “Firmin & Sons Ld., St. Martins Lane, London”

Brass, one-piece convex, raised design, 25 mm. £7.50

[Sources: None] [scan]

 

Norwich [Type 2]. Lion passant below castle with three towers

Backmarks: None

Horn, one-piece convex, raised design, 22 mm. £3.50

[Sources: None] [scan]


Norwich
[Type 3]. “Norwich Castle” around castle with three towers

Backmarks: “Tipson & Newby, Birmingham”

Brass, one-piece convex, raised design, 27 mm. £12.50

[Sources: None] [scan]


Nottingham
[Type 1]. “Vivit Post Funera Virtus” below shield with ragged cross & coronets

Backmarks: “Buttons Ltd., Birmingham”

Brass, one-piece convex, raised design, 23 mm. £4.50

[Sources: None] [scan]


Nottingham
[Type 2]. Shield with ragged cross and three coronets, without motto

Backmarks: “G.Kenning & Son, London E.C.”

Brass, one-piece convex, raised design, 23 mm. £4.50

[Sources: None] [scan]


Nottingham
[Type 3]. Shield with ragged cross and three coronets, without motto

Backmarks: “G.Kenning & Son, London E.C.”

Silver plated, one-piece convex, raised design, 23 mm. £7.50

[Sources: None] [scan]


Nuneaton.
“Foliate crest above “Pret D’Accomplir”

Backmarks: None

Silverplated, one-piece convex, raised design, 25 mm. £7.50

[Sources: None] [scan]

 

Plymouth. Crest with flags and beacon above shield with lion supporters above hull

Backmarks: None

Brass, two-piece convex, raised design, 30 mm. £12.50

[Sources: None] [scan]

 

Preston. “County Borough of Preston” around shield with pascal lame, above “PB”

Backmarks: “Special Quality”

Brass, two-piece convex, raised design, 25 mm. £7.50

[Sources: None] [scan]


Reading.
Foliage around shield with five maidens’ heads

Backmarks: “Special Quality”

Silverplated, two-piece convex, raised design, 25 mm. £7.50

[Sources: GB p.319] [scan]

 

Renfrewshire. “Avito Viret Honore” above knight’s crest 

Backmarks: “Buttons Limited, Birmingham”

Brass, two-piece convex, 23 mm. £4.50  

[Sources: GS 53-16] [scan]

 

Royal Tunbridge Wells. “Do Well, Doubt Not”, around demi-lion above shield

Backmarks: “Sword Make” and “Crossed Swords Trade Mark, Made in England”

White metal, two-piece convex, raised design, 25 mm. £12.50

[Sources: None] [scan]

 

Ryde."Borough of Ryde" around horizontal seahorse on torse

Backmarks:  Firmin & Sons Ld., 47 Warwick St. Regent St. London

Brass, one-piece convex, raised design, 26 mm. £7.50

[Sources: NL 158] [scan]

 

Salford. “Borough of Salford” around crest with animal supporters

Backmarks: “William Dowler & Sons Ltd., B’ham”

Brass, one-piece low convex, raised design, 17 mm. £6.00

[Sources: None] [scan]

 

Sheffield [Type 1]. Knight's helm above crest, supporters & "Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit"

Backmarks: “J.R.Gaunt & Son, Ltd. London”

Brass, two-piece convex, raised design, 23 mm. £7.50

[Sources: cf. GS 99-4]


Sheffield
 [Type 2]. Knight's helm above crest, supporters & "Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit"

Backmarks: “Special Quality”

Chrome, two-piece convex, raised design, 25 mm. £4.50

[Sources: cf.GS 99-4] [scan]

 

Sheffield [Type 3]. “City of Sheffield” around shield with workmen supporters 

Backmarks: “Special Quality”

White metal, two-piece convex, raised design, 25 mm. £7.50

[Sources: cf. GS 99-4] [scan]

 

Somerset [Type 1]. Dragon rampant in shield, above “Sumorsaete Ealle”

Backmarks: “Superior Quality”

Brass, one-piece low convex, raised design, 19 mm. £4.50

[Sources: GB p.361] [scan]

 

Somerset [Type 2]. Dragon rampant in shield, above “Sumorsaete Ealle”

Backmarks: “Superior Quality”

Chrome, two-piece low convex, raised design, 24 mm. £4.50

[Sources: GB p.361] [scan]

 


Southport [Type 1].  "Salus Populi" below cross, and shield with boat, wave and crosses

Backmarks: None

Chrome, two-piece convex, raised design, 25 mm. £7.50

[Sources: cf.GS 61-26] [scan]


Southport 
[Type 2]. "Salus Populi" below cross, helm and shield with boat, wave and crosses

Backmarks: None

Chrome, two-piece convex, raised design, 25 mm. £7.50

[Sources: cf.GS 61-26] [scan]

 

St.Helens. Lion passant above quartered shield and “Ex Terra Lucem”

Backmarks: “Gaunt, London”

Chrome, two-piece convex, raised design, 26 mm. £4.50
Chrome, two-piece convex, raised design, 23mm. £3.50

[Sources: cf. GS 99-2] [scan]

 

Surrey [Type 1]. “Surrey County Council” around three shields and "1889"

Backmarks: “H. Lotery & Co. Ltd.”

Brass, two-piece convex, raised design, 16mm. £3.50

[Sources: None] [scan]

 

Surrey [Type 2]. Shield with sprig of acorns and crown of King Edgar

Backmarks: None]

Chrome, two-piece convex, raised design, 23 mm. £4.50

[Sources: GB p.377]

 

Sussex. Five martlets, forming a triangle, lined field

Backmarks: None

Horn, one-piece convex, raised design, 24 mm. £4.50

[Sources: None] [scan]

 

Swindon. “Borough of Swindon around crossed hammers above irregular shield

Backmarks: “S” shapes

Chrome, two-piece convex, raised design, 25 mm. £7.50

[Sources: None] [scan]


Torbay.  
Bird supporting anchor, above helm, shield and “Salus et Felicitas”

Backmarks: “Firmin & Sons Ld., St. Martins Lane, London”

Brass, one-piece convex, raised design, 25 mm. £7.50

[Sources: None] [scan]

 

Waterford. “Waterford Borough” in band around crest with lion and fish supporters

Backmarks: “Firmin’s London”

Brass, two-piece convex, raised design, 16 mm. £6.00

[Sources: None] [scan]

 

West Bromwich. “Borough of West Bromwich” around shield and “Labor omnia Vincet”

Backmarks: “Special Quality”

Brass, two-piece flat, raised design, 25 mm. £3.50 [below average condition]

[Sources: None] [scan]

 

West Ham. “West Ham” and “Deo Confidimus”” around irregular shield

Backmarks: “Wathen Gardiner & Co. Bristol”

Chrome, two-piece convex, raised design, 24 mm. £7.50

[Sources: GS 53-26] [scan]


Winchester
[Type 1]. “City of Winchester in buckle around shield with five towers

Backmarks: “Firmin, London”

Brass, two-piece convex, raised design, 24 mm. £7.50

[Sources: None] [scan]


Winchester
[Type 2]. “City of Winchester in buckle around shield with five towers

Backmarks: “Pearson & Higgins”

Silverplated, two-piece convex, raised design, 16 mm. £6.00

[Sources: None] [scan]

Wolverhampton [Type 2]. Crest above “”Ex Terra Lucem” in ribbon
Backmarks: “Gaunt, London”
Chrome, two-piece, raised design, 25 mm.
£4.50
[Sources: cf. GS 99-21] [scan]