"GOLDEN AGE BUTTONS": OMNIBUS COMPANIES

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 are to: Gwen Squires "Buttons: a Guide for Collectors" [GS] and John Richman "Bus and
Coach Services' Buttons" in Button Lines No.80 pp.6-8 [BL80]

See also "Corporation Transport", "Tramways" and "Railways"

OMNIBUS COMPANIES

Black & White Motorways Limited.Name around winged shield with "BW" monogram.

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

Brighton, Hove and District Omnibus Company. "BH&D" in print capital letters
Chrome, two-piece convex, 25 mm. 4.50

Crosville Motor Services Limited [Type 1]. "CMSL" in monogram [BL80 7-2]
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. 7.50

Crosville Motor Services Limited [Type 1]. "CMSL" monogram [BL80 7-2]
Nickel, two-piece convex, 24 mm. 4.50

Crosville Motor Services Limited [Type 2]. "Crosville" in print letters [BL80 7-3]
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. 7.50

Crosville Motor Services Limited [Type 2]. "Crosville" in print letters [BL80 7-3]
Chrome, two-piece convex, 25 mm. 2.50

Cumberland Motor Services Limited [1932-1939]. "CMS" script letters [BL80 7-4]
Chrome, two-piece convex, 25 mm. 4.50

Devon General Omnibus & Touring Company. "DG" monogram in crown design [BL80 7-5]
Chrome, two-piece convex, 25 mm. 2.50

Eastern Counties Omnibus Company. "Eastern Counties" & arrow [BL80 7-8]
Nickel, two-piece convex, 25.5 mm. 4.50

Eastern Counties Omnibus Company. "Eastern Counties" & arrow [BL80 7-8]
Chrome, two-piece convex, 25.5 mm. 2.50

Eastern National Omnibus Company. "EN" in large print letters [BL80 7-9]
Chrome, two-piece convex, 22.5 mm. 2.50

East Kent Road Car Company. "EK" in large capital letters [BL80 7-6]
Nickel, two-piece convex, 25 mm. 4.50

East Kent Road Car Company. "EK" in large capital letters [BL80 7-6]
Chrome, two-piece convex, 25 mm. 2.50

East Midland Motor Services. "EM" in stippled print letters [BL80 7-7]
Chrome, two-piece convex, 25 mm. 2.50

East Surrey Motors. “East Surrey” in block print letters

Brass, two-piece convex, 23 mm. £7.50

General Issue [Type 1]. Plain convex design with scalloped border [GS 96-16]
Brass, two-piece convex, 23.5 mm. 1.00 [used by Mansfield & District Traction Co. and others]

General Issue [Type 2]. Plain convex design with raised border [GS 96-15]
Brass, one-piece convex, 23 mm. 1.00 [used by Lincolnshire Road Car Company and others]

Hants & Dorset Motor Services. "H & D" in scalloped border [BL80 7-10]

Nickel, two-piece convex, 25mm. £4.50

Hants & Dorset Motor Services. "H&D" in scalloped border[BL80 7-10]

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

 

Lancashire United Transport Company. "LUT" thirties lettering in monogram [BL80 7-12]
Chrome, two-piece convex, 25 mm. 2.50
Chrome, two-piece convex, 18 mm. 1.00


London General Omnibus Company
[Type 1]. “General” in cursive letters [BL80 7-13]

Brass, two-piece convex, 24mm. £7.50

London General Omnibus Company. "General" in print letters [BL80 7-14]
Nickel, two-piece convex, 22 mm. 4.50


Maidstone & District Motor Services.
"M&DMS" serif letters, in scrolled border [BL80 7-15]
Nickel, two-piece convex, 25 mm. 4.50

Maidstone & District Motor Services. "M&DMS" serif letters, in scrolled border [BL80 7-15]
Chrome, two-piece convex, 24 mm. 2.50

Midland Red Omnibus Company [1945-69]. "Midland" in print letters, in a scroll [BL80 7-17]
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. 4.50

Midland Red Omnibus Company [1945-69]. "Midland" in print letters, in a scroll [BL80 7-17]
Nickel, two-piece convex, 25 mm. 2.50

Midland Red Omnibus Company [1945-69]. "Midland" in print letters, in a scroll [BL80 7-17]
Chrome, two-piece convex, 25 mm. 1.00

National Omnibus Company. "National" in script letters [BL80 8-37]
Brass, two-piece convex, 22 mm. 4.50

North Western Road Car Company. "Northwestern" in print letters, underlined [BL80 7-19]
Chrome, two-piece convex, 25 mm. 2.50


North Western Road Car Company.  "Northwestern" in print letters, underlined (BL80 7-19)

Backmarks: “Special Quality”

Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. 4.50 


Potteries Motor Traction Company
[Type 1]. "PMT" in script letters [BL80 7-20]

Chrome, two-piece convex, 25mm. £4.50

Potteries Motor Traction Company [Type 2]. "PMT" block letters within parallel lines [BL80 7-21]
Chrome, two-piece convex, 25 mm. 2.50

Red & White Services Limited."R&W" in large print letters [BL80 7-22]

Nickel, two-piece convex, 23 mm. £2.50

Red & White Services Limited."R&W" in large print letters [BL80 7-22]

Chrome, two-piece convex, 23 mm. £1.00 [slight dent in back]


Rhondda Transport Company.
"RTC" in large thirties letters [BL80 7-23]
Chrome, two-piece convex, 25 mm. 2.50

Southern General Omnibus Company. "SG" monogram in large serif letters
Chrome, two-piece convex, 26 mm. 2.50

Southdown Motor Services. Large ornate "S" script letter [BL80 7-26]
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. 4.50

Southdown Motor Services. Large ornate "S" script letter [BL80 7-26]
Chrome, two-piece convex, 25.5 mm. 2.50

Southern Vectis Omnibus Company."SV" monogram in serif letters [BL80 7-27]

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

Stratford-upon-Avon Blue Motors. Magnet and wheel design [BL80 7-18]
Chrome, two-piece convex, 25 mm. 2.50 [also Northern General Transport Company and B.E.T.]

Tees-side Railless Traction Board."TRTB" in print letters

Chrome, two-piece convex, 22.5 mm. £4.50

Thames Valley Traction Company [Type 1]."Thames Valley" in thirties script around cross

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


Thames Valley Traction Company
[Type 2]. "Thames Valley" in thirties script [BL80 7-28]
Chrome, two-piece convex, 25 mm. 2.50

Trent Motor Traction Company. "TMC" block serif letters in monogram [BL80 7-29]
Chrome, two-piece convex, 25 mm. 2.50

United Automobile Services [Type 1]."United" in serif letters, between parallel scrolls [cf. BL80 7-30]

Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £7.50

United Automobile Services [Type 2]. "United" in horizontal print letters [BL80 7-30].
Chrome, two-piece convex, 25 mm. 2.50

United Counties Omnibus Company. Large "UC" monogram [BL80 8-31]
Chrome, two-piece convex, 25 mm. 2.50

United Welsh. “UW” in large serif letters

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


Westcliff-on-Sea Omnibus Company.  Name in cursive script [BL80 8-36]

Chrome, two-piece convex, 25 mm. 4.50 


Western National Omnibus Company.
"National" in script letters [BL80 8-37]
Brass, two-piece convex, 22 mm. 4.50

Western National Omnibus Company. "National" in script letters [BL80 8-37]
Chrome, two-piece convex, 22 mm. 2.50

Western Welsh Omnibus Company [1930’s] [Type 1]. "WW" monogram in crown design 

Brown painted brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. 4.50

 

Western Welsh Omnibus Company [1930’s] [Type 2]. "WW" monogram within crown design

Chrome, two-piece convex, 25 mm. 2.50


West Riding Automobile Company. Name in horizontal script letters

Silver plated, two-piece convex, 25mm. £4.50

West Yorkshire Road Car Company Ltd. "West Yorkshire" around "RCCoLtd" [BL80 8-34]
Brass, two-piece convex, 28 mm. 7.50

Wiltshire & Dorset Motor Services. "W&D" large print letters, scalloped border [BL 8-35]
Chrome, two-piece convex, 25 mm. 2.50