© "GOLDEN AGE BUTTONS":  COMPANIES & INSTITUTIONS

The lists are now updated on a day-to-day basis - not just at the end of each month.

There is a general information section at the bottom of the menu page for uniform buttons, and a “How
to Order” section on the Home Page of the website.      

References:  Gwen Squires "Uniform Buttons: a Guide for Collectors" [GS], "Docufiles" of the International
Uniform Button Collectors Club [DOC] and Dennis Blair "British Buttons" [DB]

See overseas companies in “Foreign”

COMPANIES & INSTITUTIONS

Alliance & Leicester Building Society. Five squares forming a cross
Chrome, two-piece convex, 16 mm. £0.75

Associated British Cinemas [1927-1967]. "ABC" in triangle above a wreath 
Backmarks: "Gaunt, London”
Chrome, one-piece convex, 25 mm. 
£4.50 

Associated Deliveries Limited [Cardiff].  "ADL" in serif print letters     
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £2.50

Barclays Bank [1690 on].  Eagle displayed
Chrome, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £2.50

Barnet Police Dog Section [Type 1]. Lined buckle around Old English “B”
Brass, one-piece low convex, 25 mm. £7.50
Brass, one-piece low convex, 17 mm. £3.50

Barnet Police Dog Section [Type 2]. Plain buckle around Old English “B”
Brass, one-piece low convex, 25 mm. £2.50
Brass, one-piece low convex, 16 mm. £0.75

Belfast City & District Water Commissioners [f.1888]. Name around “BC&D” monogram
Chrome, two-piece convex, 16 mm. £2.50

Birmingham & Dudley District Bank [1836 on]. Name and “1836” around two shields

Backmarks: “Extra Superfine, Best Quality”

Silver plated, one-piece convex, raised design, 24 mm. £7.50

Birmingham City Baths. Name around city crest
Horn, one-piece convex, 25 mm. £7.50

British Broadcasting Corporation [1922 on] [Type 2].  “BBC” monogram, lined field
Chrome, one-piece convex, 23 mm. £2.50

British Museum
[1754 on] [Type 1].  Name & national flowers around QVC
Brass, two-piece convex, 16 mm. £3.50  

British Transport Commission [Type 1]."BTC" below KC
Chrome, two-piece convex, 23 mm. £2.50
Chrome, two-piece convex, 16 mm. £0.75

British Transport Commission [Type 2]."BTC" below KC
Horn, one-piece convex, 23 mm. £2.50

British Transport Commission [Type 3].Wreathed QC, plain field

Chrome, two-piece convex, 23 mm. £1.00


City Bank.  
Oval with name in buckle around shield 

[Backmarks: “J. Platt & Co. St. Martins Lane”

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


City Offices Company Ltd. Name around City of London shield

Brass, one-piece convex, 29 mm. £7.50

Claridge's Hotel [1812 on].  Name in scroll below quartered shield, KC
Brass, two-piece convex, 26 mm. £7.50

Corn Exchange Company.  Name around classical figure of woman
Brass, two-piece convex, 16 mm. £3.50

Corps of Commissionaires [1859 on].  "Virtute et Industria" and crowns, anchor & sword
Brass, two-piece convex, 24.5 mm. £1.00
Brass, two-piece convex, 21 mm. £0.75
Brass, two-piece convex, 16.5 mm. £0.25

Cwmaman Coal Company [Wales].  “Egni a Lwydd” below colliery scene with pit shaft
Silver plated, two-piece convex, 26 mm. £12.50
Silver plated, two-piece convex, 16 mm. £6.00

Cwmaman Coal Company [Wales].  “Egni a Lwydd” below colliery scene with pit shaft
Brass, two-piece convex, 16 mm. £6.00

Dartford Tunnel Traffic Police. Bipartite design with Invicta and three scimitars
Chrome,
two-piece convex, 17 mm. £0.75

Dior.  “Dior” monogram in stylised serif letters
White metal, one-piece convex, 20 mm. £1.50

Docks and Inland Waterways Executive [1948-1963].  "D&IWE" across waves & lifebelt
Brass, two-piece conex, 25 mm. £3.50
Brass, two-piece convex, 23 mm. £2.50
Brass, two-piece convex, 16.5 mm. £0.75

Docks and Inland Waterways Executive [1948-1963].  "D&IWE" across waves & lifebelt
Chrome, two-piece convex, 22.5 mm. £1.50
Chrome, two-piece convex, 16 mm. £0.75

Dorchester Hotel [1931 on].  "D" script letter in wreath.
Brass, two-piece convex, 26 mm. £7.50

East Midland Electricity Board [1947-1990].  "EMEB" in block print letters
Chrome, two-piece convex, 24 mm. £1.00  

Esso [1951 on].  Name in oval, lined field
Brass, two-piece flat, 24 mm. £4.50  

Express Dairy Company Limited [f.1882] [Type 1]. Name around locomotive 

Backmarks: "Firmin, London" and two stars

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

Express Dairy Company Limited [1882 on] [Type 2].  “Express” below “E” in a stippled circle
Chrome, two-piece convex, 23 mm. £2.50

Gas, Light & Coke Company [1812-1949].  Name above classical figure holding light
Brass, two-piece convex, 22 mm. £6.00
Brass, two-piece convex, 17 mm. £4.50


General Electric Company.
 “GEC” in block print letters below electromagnet

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

Copper, one-piece convex, raised design, 24 mm. £7.50

General Post Office [1660 on] [Type 1].  "GPO" script letters below QVC.
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm £4.50

General Post Office
[1660 on] [Type 1]. "GPO" script letters below QVC.
Horn, one-piece convex, 23 mm. £2.50

General Post Office [1660 on] [Type 2].  "GPO" linked script letters below KC.
Brass, two-piece convex, 23.5 mm. £2.50
Brass, two-piece convex, 16 mm. £0.75

General Post Office [1660 on] [Type 2].  "GPO" linked script letters below KC.
Horn, one-piece convex, 23 mm. £1.00
Horn, one-piece convex, 20.5 mm. £0.75
Horn, one-piece convex, 16 mm. £0.25 

General Post Office [1660 on] [Type 5].  “GPO” in print letters below QC
Horn, one-piece convex, 24 mm. £1.00
Horn, one-piece convex, 18 mm.
 £0.75 [red]

Gloucester & Berkeley Canal [1827-1948].  Name around sailing ship
Brass, two-piece convex, 17 mm. £3.50

Group 4.  Owl above crossed keys [GS 100-12 error]
Brass, one-piece convex, 24 mm. £4.50

H.M. Prisons. "HMP" in script letters below KC [cf. GS 92-21]

Brass, one-piece convex, 23 mm. £2.50


H.M. Prison Service [Scotland].Name around QC on St.Andrew cross [GS 92-26]
Chrome, two-piece convex, 24 mm. £1.00

House of Campbell [Fashion Design]. Name below large “C” and thistle

Brass, one-piece low convex, 19 mm. £1.50

Brass, one-piece low convex, 14 mm. £0.75

Hilton Hotel.  Stylised “h” & reverse “h” monogram [GS 50-29]
Brass, two-piece flat, 22.5 mm. £6.00

Imperial Chemical Industries [1926 on] [Type 1].  "ICI" in script lettering 
Chrome, two-piece convex, 32 mm. £4.50  
Chrome, two-piece convex, 24 mm. £2.50

Imperial Chemical Industries [1926 on] [Type 2]. "ICI" above two wavy lines

Chrome, two-piece convex, 32 mm. £4.50
Chrome, two-piece convex, 26 mm. £2.50

Inter-Globe Security Services.  Name around globe
Brass, one-piece convex, 23.5 mm. £1.00

Joseph Cyril Bamford Ltd. “JCB” in four sided irregular shape

Backmarks: None

Alloy and mounted enamel, one-piece flat, 17 mm. £2.50

Junior Army & Navy Stores Limited [pre-1860 on].  Name around lion & QVC above star 
Brass, one-piece low convex, 25 mm. £7.50

Liverpool Parks [Type 1]. Liver bird wreathed, rimmed

Chrome, two-piece convex, 23 mm. £1.00

Chrome, two-piece convex, 16 mm. £0.25

Liverpool Salvage Company [1842-1984].  "LSC" in Old English letters  
Brass, two-piece convex, 24 mm. £1.00

Lloyd’s. "Lloyds" and bound reeds around irregular shield with anchor
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £4.50

Lloyds Bank [1677 on]..  Border of beehives around winged horse & “1677” [DOC 154]
Brass, two-piece convex, 16 mm. £1.50

Lloyds Bank [1677 on].   Border of beehives around winged horse & “1677” [DOC 154]
Chrome, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £2.50

London and County Bank [1836-1923].  Name in serif letters
Brass, one-piece low convex, 25.5 mm. £4.50 [below average condition]

London and Provincial Bank Limited.  Name around “Limited”
Brass, one-piece low convex, 16 mm. £1.50

London and South Western Bank Limited. Name around maces and five shields

Brass, two-piece convex, raised design, 29 mm. £7.50 [wear]

 

London County Westminster & Parr’s Bank Ltd. Name in border around “Bank Ltd.”

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

London City & Midland Bank Ltd. [1891-1923].  “LC&MB” monogram above shields & motto
Brass, one-piece convex, 25 mm. £7.50
Brass, one-piece convex, 16 mm. £3.50

London Joint City & Midland Bank Ltd [f.1918].  “LJC&MBLtd” with shields & motto
Brass, one-piece convex, 16 mm. £3.50  

London Electricity Board [1947-1990].  "LEB" in horizontal serif letters
Horn, one-piece convex, 22 mm. £1.50

London Salvage Company [1866-1984].  See “Liverpool Salvage Company” above

Manchester Corporation Water Works
[1890-1973]. Name, shield & “Concilio et Labore”
Silver plated, two-piece low convex, 25 mm. £7.50

Manchester Parks [Type 2]. “City of Manchester” around shield

Chrome, two piece convex, 16 mm. £0.75 [used by police]

Manchester Ship Canal [1894 on].  Name around crest with lion & horse supporters.
Brass, two-piece convex, 16 mm. £0.25

Manchester Ship Canal Police.Name around crest
Nickel, one-piece convex, 24 mm. £2.50
Nickel, one-piece convex, 16 mm. £0.75

Marine Insurance Company Limited, London.  Name around sailing ship
Brass, one-piece low convex, 16 mm. £1.50  

Martins Bank Limited [1831-1969] [Type 1]. Grasshopper on mount 

Backmarks: “Firmin, London”

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

Martins Bank Limited [Type 2].  Grasshopper and bird in shield
Silver plated, one-piece low convex, 17 mm. £6.00

Martins Bank Limited (Type 3).  Grasshopper above bird in shield 

Brass, one-piece low convex, 17 mm. £3.50 

May & Baker Ltd. [pharmaceuticals] [1839 on].  “M&B” in block print letters
Chrome, two-piece convex, 24 mm.
£2.50

Mersey Tunnels [Type 1]. “MT” monogram within stylised “Q” design
Chrome, one-piece convex, 24 mm. £2.50 [used by traffic police]

Mersey Tunnels [Type 2].Crest with figure supporters and motto around shield
Chrome, two-piece convex, 24 mm. £2.50
Chrome, two-piece convex, 16 mm. £0.75 [used by traffic police]

Mersey Tunnels [Type 3].Shield with diagonal waves
Chrome, two-piece convex, 24 mm. £2.50
Chrome, one-piece convex, 16 mm. £0.75

Mersey Tunnels [Type 4].Name around stylised waves and twin tunnel design
Chrome, two-piece convex, 16 mm. £0.75

Metropolitan Water Board [1903-1974].  "MWB" monogram
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £4.50
  
Brass, two-piece convex, 16 mm. £1.50   

Metropolitan Water Board [1903-1974].  "MWB" monogram
Horn, two-piece convex, 21 mm. £1.50  

Midland Bank Ltd. [1836 on] [Type 1].  Name, 2 shields & "Vis Unita Fortior"
Brass, one-piece convex, 26 mm. £7.50  

Midland Bank Ltd. [1836 on] [Type 1]. Name, 2 shields & "Vis Unita Fortior"
Chrome, one-piece convex, 25 mm. £4.50
Chrome, one-piece convex, 17 mm. £1.50

Midland Bank Ltd. [1836 on] [Type 2]. Name, single shield & "Vis Unita Fortior"  
Chrome, one-piece convex, 25 mm. £2.50
Chrome, one-piece convex, 17 mm. £1.00

Midlands Electricity Board [1947-1990].  Name around “MEB” in thirties lettering
Horn, one-piece convex, 28 mm. £4.50
Horn, one-piece convex, 23 mm. £3.50

Ministry of Defence.."EIIR" cipher below QC.
Chrome, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £1.00
Chrome, two-piece convex, 18 mm. £0.50
Chrome, two-piece convex, 15 mm. £1.00 [cap button]

Ministry of Supply [1939-1959].“MOS” in Old English letters
Chrome, two-piece convex, £2.50 [used by fire brigade, inter alia]

National Bank Limited [Ireland].  Name around Irish harp
Brass, one-piece low convex, 16 mm. £3.50

National Benzole Co. Ltd. [1919 on].  Name in border & horizontally
Chrome, two-piece low convex, 28 mm. £2.50 [some wear]

National Car Parks [1931 on].  "NCP" block serif letters in vertical rectangle
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £4.50

National Provincial & Union Bank of England [1918-1924].  "NP&UBE" script letters
Brass, two-piece convex, 27 mm. £12.50

National Provincial Bank [1833-1918] [Type 1]. Plumes, supporters, cornucopias, around shield

Backmarks: “Firmin & Sons Ld. 153 Strand & 47 Warwick St. London”

Brass, two-piece convex, raised design, 28 mm. £12.50

National Provincial Bank [1833-1968] [Type 3]. "NPB" in ornate script letters
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £4.50

Nationwide Building Society.  Stylised house design
White metal, one-piece low convex, 15 mm. £0.75

North Thames Gas Board [1949-1973].  Name around seated figure holding light
Brass, two-piece convex, 23 mm. £2.50
Brass, two-piece convex, 16 mm. £0.75

North Thames Gas Board [1949-1973].  Name around seated figure holding light
Horn, one-piece convex, 22 mm. £2.50

North Western Electricity Board [1948-1995] [Type 1]."NWEB" print letters in diamond
Chrome, two-piece convex, 28.5 mm. £2.50

Nottingham Water Department [1912-1974].  “Water”, shield & “Vivit Post Funera Virtus”
Brass, one-piece convex, 26 mm. £7.50  

Nottingham Water Department [1912-1974]. “Water” above shield and “Vivit Post Funera Virtus”
Nickel, one-piece convex, 18 mm. £3.50

Prisons Department. Name in buckle around QVC
Brass, two-piece convex, 24 mm. £9.50

Race Course Police. Name in band around serif “RCP” monogram
Nickel, two-piece convex, 22 mm. £7.50
Nickel, two-piece convex, 22 mm. £3.50 [dent in back]

Rank Organisation [1937 on].  Man striking gong
White metal, two-piece convex, 19 mm. £4.50

Ritz Hotel, London [1906 on].  Name in scroll below crest with lion supporters
Chrome, two-piece convex, 30 mm. £7.50

Ritz Hotel, London [1906 on].  Name in scroll below crest with lion supporters
Silver plated, two-piece convex, 30 mm. £12.50
Silver plated, two-piece convex, 20 mm. £6.00

River Wear Commissioners [1840-1961].  "RWC" in serif letters
Brass, two-piece convex, 16.5 mm. £3.50

River Wear Police. Name, without band, around fouled anchor

Nickel, two-piece convex, 21 mm. £2.50


Royal Parks. “Royal Parks Constabulary” in band around QC
Chrome, two-piece convex, 24 mm. £4.50
Chrome, two-piece convex, 16 mm. £1.50 [HR2 261]

Sheffield Water Works [1888 on].  Name around irregular shield
Chrome, two-piece convex, 23.5 mm. £1.00
Chrome, two-piece convex, 16.5 mm. £0.25

Shell-British Petroleum Ltd. [1931-1971].  Shell emblem above BP in shield
Chrome, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £4.50

Shell-Mex & British Petroleum Ltd. [1931-1971]. Name & shell emblem
Brass, two-piece convex, 24 mm. £4.50  

Shell-Mex & British Petroleum Ltd. [1931-1971]. Name & shell emblem
Chrome, two-piece convex, 24 mm. £2.50

Sheriff High Court, Glasgow. Name around QVC
Brass, two-piece convex, 17 mm. £3.50

South Eastern Gas Board [1948-1974].Name around crest with figure supporters

Horn, one-piece convex, 27 mm. £4.50
Horn, one-piece convex, 22.5 mm. £2.50

Stock Exchange [1698 on].  "SE" monogram in stylised thirties lettering
Brass, one-piece convex, 25 mm. £2.50

Strand Palace Hotel [1909 on].  Name below crest with unicorn & greyhound supporters
Brass, one-piece convex, 25 mm. £12.50

Sun Alliance & London Insurance Company. Three tessellating hexagonal shields

Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £7.50

Terry’s of York Ltd. [f.1823].  "Terry" script signature below palm trees
Chrome, two-piece convex, 16 mm. £1.50

Thames Conservancy Board [Type 1].  Slanting shields below QVC
Brass, two-piece convex, 27 mm. £7.50 
Brass, two-piece convex, 15 mm. £3.50 

Thames Conservancy Board [Type 2]. Slanting shields below KC

Brass, two-piece convex, 28 mm. £4.50]


Thames Conservancy Board
[Type 3]. Slanting shields below KC

Nickel, two-piece convex, 16 mm. £1.50

Thomas & Evans Ltd. [f.1930’s].  "T&E" print letters
Chrome, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £4.50  

Union Discount Company of London [1885 on].  Name in a border and horizontally
Brass, one-piece convex, 16.5 mm. £3.50  

Union of London & Smiths Bank Ltd. Name in border
Brass, one-piece low convex, 16 mm. £7.50

Vickers-Armstrong Ltd. [1927 on] [Type 1].  "VA" monogram in serif letters
Chrome, two-piece convex, 24 mm. £2.50

Vickers-Armstrong Ltd. [1927 on] [Type 2].  "VA" monogram in print letters
Chrome, two-piece convex, 24 mm. £2.50

Wall's Ltd. [1786 on].  Name in horizontal letters
Nickel, two-piece flat, 22 mm. £1.00 [poor]

War Department [Type 1]."GVR" cipher below KC
Nickel, two-piece convex, 26 mm. £2.50
Nickel, two-piece convex, 14 mm. £1.00

War Department [Type 2]."GVIR" cipher below KC
Nickel, two-piece convex, 26 mm. £2.50
Nickel, two-piece convex, 18 mm. £0.75

West Midlands Gas Board [1948-1974].  Name around flame & "WM", cogwheel border
Chrome, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £4.50

Westminster Bank Ltd. [1836-1968].  Name as a border and horizontally
Brass, two-piece convex, 26 mm. £4.50
Brass, two-piece convex, 21 mm £3.50

West of England Fire Insurance [Type 2] [1807 on]. Figure of King Alfred

Chrome, two-piece convex, 19 mm. £2.50


Wills Tobacco Limited [f.1786] [Type 3].  "W" across stylised tobacco leaf motif
Brass, two-piece convex, 23 mm. £2.50 
Brass, two-piece convex, 16 mm. £0.75