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    Hi all. I am trying to ID this button, but am having trouble doing so. Does anyone recognise the crown? I think it is foreign but it is made by Firmin. Any ideas would be great. Cheers.
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    Sorry for the late reply!
    But to me it is a button used by nobility, generaly for the household staff uniforms.
    Silver would be for out side staff; chauffeur, garden, forestry. Gold for the staff that work inside the house.../castle/manor(!).
    cheers
    |<ris
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    sorry for this even more delayed reply, stuka is correct.
    It is a livery button, the "crown" is the marking for a "coronet" of a Viscount.
    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    It's a livery button as already said, the crown is that of a Viscount and the letter appears to be a 'C'. That might very well indicate Viscount Cobham, as Firmin & Sons are known to have produced livery buttons for that family. Which Viscount of the lineage I can't say, there's been 12 up until now, and the design has changed over the various generations.

    Regards, Ned.
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    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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