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Identifying military buttons

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Re: Identifying military buttons

Posted: 30 Sep 2012 7:32PM GMT
Classification: Query

For the first 2 I believe the lack of a crown on such “clean” items indicates they are not royal navy; that's just my opinion.

1 = Merchant Navy Officer (possibly waistcoat button or collar stud) generic

2 = Merchant Navy Officer generic type

3 (Crown, Lion + Globe) = Cunard Line Ship’s Officer badge (1879? to 1900+) Crown permitted as company ran Royal Mail Ships.
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CarolynGibbes... 30 Sep 2012 12:56PM GMT 
JeffH01 1 Oct 2012 1:32AM GMT 
CarolynGibbes... 1 Oct 2012 7:46AM GMT 
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