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    Can anyone confirm that this (attached file) is a WWII Polish military uniform button, or perhaps assign a different time period to it? Any other related information would also be much appreciated.

    Thanks.
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    Hello and welcome ..

    That's a Polish WW2 or pre-WW2 button ok ...

    Note the Eagle is crowned .. which is the giveaway to it being pre-communist.

    Are there any markings to the rear ??

    Regards

    Gary J.

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    Thanks Gary,

    Here's a picture of the back...no markings on it. Is there any way to tell if it's pre-WWII? Based on what I know of the family immigration history, I can't imagine how I'd be in possession of WWII button from Poland since the Polish relatives came to the U.S. no later than 1919.

    Thanks.
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    GAP6200, the eagle design is very similar to the Ď1927 patterní, that was adopted as Polandís national symbol in that year and has largely carried over until today unchanged (the crown was removed during the Soviet occupation years). Therefore, the eagle is not likely to be from the WWI era.

    Button collecting is a whole field unto itself. Polish made buttons were very typically marked, as were most British and even French made buttons for the exile forces. Judging from your family story I suspect that this button may be of US production, possibly for a veteranís uniform. Just a hunch.

    Regards,
    Tony
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