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fleur de lis, french or boyscout?

Article about: @Collectorww2 sorry, won't happen again we were just talking about which forums we are, and stuka thougt he knew me, which isn't. imo nothing important, you've missed nothing.

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    found me this thing with a fleur de lis.
    it's made of cupper, and it is not total flat.
    i think it could be the above part of a 2 piece button.
    as it was found on a spot where french fought next to the dutch (also found dutch) in 1940 against occupation it could be of a french army button.

    but it also could be something boyscout ......
    searched much, but can't find a determination myself.

    does anybody recognise? got references for me?

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    Last edited by Colin; 12-06-2011 at 09:22 PM.

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    nobody?

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    Have a try here;
    knopen verzamelaars boutons de collection buttons :: Index
    the guys might help.
    cheers
    |<ris
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Very hard question there, it will be quite hard to answer since the bottom part is almost missing, but from the age and since it was found on a battlefield, it might be a WWII uniform button. Please note it might also be a boyscouts button, they look VERY similar.
    Best Regards

    Vegard T.
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    Looking for militaria from 38. Batterie, Heeres Küsten Artillerie Regiment 977, also from 31, 32 and 36. Batterie.

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    thanks Collectorww2
    there's as far as i know no regular relation between boyscouts and this spot. although definate excluding is no option because boyscouts could always have been somewhere for some activity.
    i will keep it anyway, so perhaps in the future i'll find the answer. it would be nice to know, but no must.

    @stuka
    ik zit al bij een aantal fora. als er nog meer bij moeten wordt het zeker en vast een dagtaak en blijft geen tijd meer om op jacht te gaan
    maar in elk geval wel mijn hartelijke dank

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    I don't think the French Army has used the Bourbon fleur-de-lys since circa 1830, and I rather doubt the button is Boy Scout.

    It looks much older than 1940, although corrosion is often determined by the environment as much as age.

    I think you might find that the 18th century French armies operated in the Netherlands, and in those days buttons were often built around a wooden core which would decay more readily than the brass cover.

    I'm just guessing, but I think you might have something that is at least two hundred years old.

    Pat

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    that would be very nice and welcome too pat
    your reaction makes me think, would i find this one in like a "napoleon-button" book!? that's what i will try

    that would be a very nice coincidence to find this one exact on a spot where lateron the french were again in 1940 during occupation.

    references are welcome, and i will look at it too. if i find something i will let it know here too.
    Last edited by Colin; 12-09-2011 at 08:51 AM.

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    Quote by Colin View Post
    thanks Collectorww2....
    @stuka
    ik zit al bij een aantal fora. als er nog meer bij moeten wordt het zeker en vast een dagtaak en blijft geen tijd meer om op jacht te gaan
    maar in elk geval wel mijn hartelijke dank
    Er zijn keuzes die men moet maken in het leven!! ;-)
    Toevalig op "oorlogsvondsten" ? Kocht ik geen helmen en gasmaskers van jou een tijdje geleden?
    ;-)
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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    @ stuka
    Ik zit niet op oorlogsvondsten. Dit is het eerste militairiaforum waar ik me aanmeldt.
    Met andere fora bedoel ik andere detectorfora. Militairia is een oude interesse van me die nog wat is blijven hangen en door detectorzoeken weer wat aangewakkerd is. Verrassend hoe dat toch blijft hangen

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    I wish I spoke Dutch Hint hint...
    Best Regards

    Vegard T.
    -------------------------------
    Looking for militaria from 38. Batterie, Heeres Küsten Artillerie Regiment 977, also from 31, 32 and 36. Batterie.

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