"GOLDEN AGE BUTTONS": MISCELLANEOUS

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], Howard Ripley
"Buttons of the British Army 1855-1970" [HR] and Dennis Blair "British Buttons" [DB]

ARTILLERY

Honourable Artillery Company. KC above foliate shield with three cannon [HR 375]

Brass, two-piece convex, 24 mm. £4.50
Brass, two-piece convex, 19 mm. £2.50


Honourable Artillery Company.
KC above a foliate shield with three cannon [NL p.26 T37]

Brass, two-piece ball, 18 mm. £4.50

 

Royal Artillery [Salisbury Plain] Hunt. Monogram with "RA and "RA" reversed
Brass, one-piece flat, 22 mm.
£2.50

Brass, one-piece flat, 19 mm. £1.00

Brass, one-piece flat, 15 mm. £0.75


Royal Regiment of Artillery [1802-1830]. Name in buckle around GeoIII cypher [NL p.4 R7]

Brass, one-piece convex, 14 mm. £12.50


Royal Regiment of Artillery
[1855-1873]. QVC above three cannon [NL p.5 R15]

Brass, one-piece convex, 23 mm. £7.50


Royal Regiment of Artillery
[1873-1901]. QVC above single cannon [NL p.5 R16]

Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £4.50

Brass, two-piece convex, 16 mm. £1.50

Royal Regiment of Artillery [1901-1952]. KC above single cannon [NL p.5 R17]

Brass, two-piece convex, 24 mm. £1.00


Royal Regiment of Artillery
[Mess]. KC above single cannon [cf. NL p.5 R17]

Gilt mounted on brass, two-piece convex, 19 mm. £2.50
Gilt mounted on brass, two-piece convex, 15 mm. £1.50


Royal Regiment of Artillery
[1953 on]. QC above single cannon [NL p.6 R19]

Brass, two-piece convex, 15 mm. £0.25


Royal Regiment of Artillery
[Blazer]. QC above single cannon, with motto in full [NL p.32 MI26]

Brass, one-piece flat, 20 mm. £1.00

Brass, one-piece flat, 14 mm. £0.25 [small buttons are without motto]


Royal Regiment of Artillery
[Blazer] [OFF]. QC above single cannon, with motto in full [NL MI27]

Brass, one-piece low convex, 20 mm. £1.00

Brass, one-piece low convex, 15 mm. £0.25


Volunteer Artillery [1855-1873]. QVC above three cannon [NL p.12 V1]

Silver Plated, two-piece convex, 22 mm. £7.50


Volunteer Artillery
[1873-1901]. QVC above single cannon [NL p.12 V2]

Silver plated, two-piece convex, 24 mm. £4.50

INFANTRY [pre-1881]


1st Royal Veterans Battalion [other ranks] [1804-1816]. “1 RVB” in circlet below crown [cf. BL85 11-12]

[Backmarks: “I. McGowan, London”]

Pewter, one-piece flat, raised design,15 mm. 12.50 


10th
[North Lincoln] Regiment of Foot. “10” wreathed, QVC [HR 97]

Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £20.00


14th
[Buckinghamshire] Regiment of Foot [OR] [1856-81].“India”, “14”, “Waterloo” around tiger [HR2] 129]

Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £7.50 [wear]
Brass, two-piece convex, 18.5 mm.
£8.50

 

15th [York East Riding] Regiment of Foot [Type 5] [1855-1881]. “15” in closed wreath on star, loop border

Backmarks: “Foley & Croker, Dublin”

Brass, two-piece convex, 16 mm. 6.00


15th [York East Riding] Regiment of Foot [Type 9] [1855-1881]. “York East Riding” around “XV”, on star

Backmarks: “Pitt & Co. London”

Silver plated, one-piece low convex, 16 mm. 6.00 [mess waiter’s buttons]


20th 
[East Devonshire] Regiment of Foot [Type 2]. “Omnia Audax” in buckle around “XX” wreathed, below Royal crown

Backmarks: “Firmin & Sons Ld, London”

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


24th 
[2nd Warwickshire] Regiment of Foot [Type 3] [1855-1881]. Numeral “24”, wreathed, scalloped border

Backmarks: “C. Jennens, London” with plumes trademark

Silver plated, two-piece convex, 15 mm. 6.00


25th
[King’s Own Borderers] Regiment of Foot. Name and “25” around QVC [HR 113]

Brass, two-piece convex, 19 mm. £7.50


31st [Huntingdonshire] Regiment of Foot [Type 3] [1840-1855]. “Huntingdonshire” around “XXX1” wreathed, QVC 

Backmarks: “Jennens & Co. London”

Gilt, two-piece convex, 23 mm. 5.00 [repaired shank] 

 

35th [Royal Sussex] Regiment of Foot [Type 5] [pre-1855]. Royal crown above name in buckle around “35”

Backmarks: “Jennens, London”

Brass, two-piece convex, 16 mm. 5.00


42nd 
[Royal Highland, The Black Watch] Regiment of Foot [Type 3] [1855-1881]. "42" in circle on star 

Backmarks: “Stephen Simpson, Preston”

Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. 4.50

 

72nd [Duke of Albany’s Own Highlanders] Regiment of Foot [Type 3] [1855-1881].“72” below QVC, in inner circle

Backmarks: “Firmin & Sons, 153 Strand & 13 Conduit St. London”

Brass, two-piece convex, 18 mm. 6.00

76th Regiment of Foot
 [Type 7] [1830-1855]. "Hindoostan Peninsula" and wreath around QVC, elephant and “LXXVI”  

Backmarks: “Firmin’s, London”

Brass, two-piece convex, 20 mm. 12.50 


MILITIA

3rd West York Light Infantry Militia. Rose inside tied bugle [without bow], QVC [HR 502]
Silver plated, two-piece convex, 22 mm. £7.50

Bedfordshire Militia [Type 3] [1760-1852]. “Bedford Militia” around VR cypher, QVC

Backmarks: “Smith & Wright, Birmingham” around radial design

Pewter, two-piece convex, 24 mm. 12.50


Guernsey Militia [Type 6] [1834 on]. “1” in stringed bugle below leaves

Backmarks: “W. Jones & Co, 7 Golden Square, London”

Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. 20.00

[Sources: HR7-113] [1st East Regiment, Royal Guernsey Light Infantry]


West Kent Militia. Royal motto around script “WK”, on star [HR5 #102]
Silver, one-piece flat, 16 mm. £4.50 [no shank]


OFFICER TRAINING CORPS

Aldenham School O.T.C. "Aldenham" below foliate crest with knight's helm

Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £7.50


Bradfield College O.T.C. [Berkshire]. “Bradfield” and wreath around saltire

Brass, two-piece convex, 19 mm. £4.50

Bridlington School O.T.C. Name around shield with "BBB"

Brass, two-piece convex, 24 mm. £2.50 [shallow dent in back]
Brass, two-piece convex, 17 mm. £3.50

Cambridge University O.T.C. "Universitas Cantabrigiensis" around shield, QVC

White metal, two-piece convex, 24 mm. £4.50

White metal, two-piece convex, 17 mm. £1.50 [also 2nd Cambridgeshire Rifle Volunteers]

Cambridge University O.T.C. "Universitas Cantabrigiensis" around shield, KC

White metal, two-piece convex, 24 mm. £4.50

White metal, two-piece convex, 17 mm. £1.50 [also 2nd Cambridgeshire Rifle Volunteers]

Cambridge University OTC. "CUOTC" below university shield, KC
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £4.50

Dover College O.T.C.
Name around triangular shields

Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £4.50

Brass, two-piece convex, 19.5 mm. £2.50

Downside School O.T.C. Name in ribbon below shield with cross moline

Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £7.50


Duke of York's Royal Military School [Type 1].Name around KC

Brass, two-piece convex, 16 mm. £3.50

Edinburgh University O.T.C. Name around diagonally quartered shield with book, thistle & castle
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £1.00 [dent in back]


Glenalmond Rifle Volunteer Corps. "GHRVC" around 6-pointed star

Brass, two-piece convex, 24 mm. £4.50

Brass, two-piece convex, 16 mm. £1.50

Gordon’s School O.T.C. “Gordon” and “Semper Fidelis” below knight’s hem and raised arm

Brass, two-piece conex, 24 mm. £7.50
Brass, two-piece convex, 20 mm.
£4.50


Leys School O.T.C. [Cambridge]. “In Fide Fiducia” and “Leys” around crest
Brass, two-piece convex, 19 mm.
£2,50


London University O.T.C.
University shield on star below KC [cf. GS 27-28]

Brass, two-piece convex, 24 mm. £2.50

Brass, two-piece convex, 19 mm. £1.00

Brass, two-piece convex, 17 mm. £0.75

Northumbrian Universities O.T.C. Curved four-armed cross

[Backmarks: “Gaunt, London”]

Anodised metal, two-piece convex, raised design, 25 mm. 1.00


Oundle School O.T.C. Name below crest with wyvern supporters & camel

Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £4.50
Brass, two-piece convex, 17 mm.
£1.50

Oxford University O.T.C.“OTC” above “Dominus Illuminatio Mea” in shield and coronet [DOC 22]

Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £2.50
Brass, two-piece convex, 16 mm. £0.75

Paston School, North Walsham O.T.C..Name around shield with fleur-de-lis.

Brass, two-piece convex, 24 mm. £2.50

Repton School O.T.C."Repton OTC." below shield with three birds

Brass, two-piece convex, 21 mm. £3.50

 

St.Andrews University O.T.C. Name in ribbons around university shield
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £7.50

Sheffield University O.T.C. Name around shield with open book, coronet and rose

Brass, two-piece convex, 23 mm. £4.50
Brass, two-piece convex, 16 mm. £1.50


Shrewsbury School O.T.C.
"SS" and "OTC" below quartered shield with lions and fleurs-de-lis, KC

Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £4.50

Brass, two-piece convex, 16 mm. £1.50


Stowe School O.T.C. Name around quartered shield & motto

Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £7.50

Brass, two-piece convex, 19 mm. £3.50


RIFLE VOLUNTEERS


1st Dumbartonshire Rifle Volunteer Corps.
“Fortitudo et Fidelitas” and wreath around elephant and howdah [HR4 61]

Nickel, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £12.50


1st Sutherland Rifle Volunteer Corps.
"Sans Peur" around cat on torse & coronet [HR4 293]
Nickel, two-piece convex, 23.5 mm. 7.50
Nickel, two-piece convex, 17 mm. 3.50


2nd
[Cambridge University] Cambridgeshire Rifle Volunteers. [see Cambridge University O.T.C. above]


15th [London Scottish], Middlesex Rifle Volunteers. “London Scottish Volunteers” around QVC on St. Andrew cross[HR4 205]

Silver plated, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £4.50 [dent in back]


Bury St. Edmunds [Suffolk 13th Corps] Rifle Volunteers. Name around shield, QVC [HR4 275]

Blackened brass, two-piece convex, 24 mm. £15.00


Cornwall Rifle Volunteers [1859-1908]. “Cornwall” in scroll below Prince of Wales plumes [HR4 –34]

[Backmarks: “Samuel Brothers, London”]

Brass, two-piece convex, 24 mm. £12.50


Rifle Volunteers
[General Pattern] [QV]. Tied bugle below QVC, plain field [HR4 337]
Nickel, two-piece convex, 24 mm. 7.50


Rifle Volunteers
[General Pattern]. Bugle with tied bow below QVC, stippled field [cf. HR4 337]

Brass, two-piece ball, 18 mm. £7.50

Thames Rifle Fencibles.  Name around crossed rifles on anchor, QVC

Backmarks: “Jennens, London”

Brass, two-piece convex, 16 mm. 12.50 

[Sources: GS 9-1] [gilt buttons]