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Nice additions to your evergrowing collection, Marcus. Thanks for keeping this thread updated with Graham.

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Due to other commitments I have not been collecting much lately, But still add a piece when I can.

 

This is an officers gilt flat button to the 22nd Dragoons. By Pitt &Co.

 

Graham.

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A really cracking example, Graham. These Pitt buttons seem to retain their finish a lot more than the Gaunt manufactured counterparts - yours is stunning.

I've been quiet on the purchasing scene too, although the last two items I bought recently never turned up via the post and are declared as lost...!

Best,

Marcus

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The finish is pretty good and In fact I had difficulty getting a reasonable photo because of the reflection.

 

Marcus. Must be really annoying when items are 'lost' in the post. Were these ebay items ?

I must say I have been very lucky and have always received my items.  

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One eBay item (RAC ORs collars) and a Brit Forum purchase (shoulder title) all within the same week. I've never had any items go missing prior, with the exception of a couple items I actually sent to Europe and South America many, many years ago now.

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Yeah - I too, like to "play" with them and it is a bit of a problem taking them off; I'll have to have a think about those cases.

Your collection has substantially grown and you have some rather choice items regarding the condition and certainly scarcity, too! I'll PM you later with a link to a site that has a couple of Firmin 23H variations you don't have yet, and if you see any other 25D types, I consider them worth purchasing also - there doesn't seem to be too much about lately and they ain't getting any cheaper either.

Best,

Marcus

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Some new additions.

23rd Hussars officers silver plate and gilt collar badges.

Graham.

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A first pattern cast Indian made collar badge to the 26th Hussars

Graham

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Cracking additions, Graham.

The 23H are a lovely pair; the 1st Patt. 26H collar another worthy purchase, and at a fair price  too - a great conditioned example.

I thought the collars were a good price also. A good haul, mate.

When it comes to WRC badges, the "source" certainly knows his stuff and can find it like some super truffle sniffer dog; I'm awaiting my purchases eagerly lol?

Best,

Marcus

 

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These things just keep coming. A variation of the the Firmin made 23rd Hussars o/r's cap badge.

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Just picked up this maker marked 22nd Dragoons o/r cap badge by Firmin.

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In my descriptions of these buttons I will use 'large' 'small and 'cap' to describe the size.                                                                        22nd Dragoons. Officers large flat gilt button by Pitt & Co and small flat gilt button by J.R.Gaunt.

 

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23rd Hussars. Officers large and small domed gilt buttons by J.R.Gaunt & son. And a small unmarked silver plate button [probably/possibly for  blue patrols/mess dress].

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24th Lancers officers large and small gilt domed buttons by Pitt & Co.

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25th Dragoons officers small gilt button [Authorised version] by Pitt & Co  and unmarked Indian made [with cap badge design]. Worn by all ranks.

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26th Hussars officers small  flat gilt button by Pitt & Co.

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27th Lancers officers large and small domed gilt buttons by Pitt & Co. And an unmarked domed gilt cap size button.

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A fantstic selection, mate! All of the Regiments of the WRC represented, too!

The 26H and 25D are rather scarce examples to acquire. How will you display the buttons?

You've had a bloody good year with your additions.

Best,

Marcus 

 

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