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Article about: got a bunch of what i presume are tunic buttons, on the rear are stamps of a number of London button makers. Anyone know anything about them? 2nd image is just to show there colour rather th

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    got a bunch of what i presume are tunic buttons, on the rear are stamps of a number of London button makers.
    Anyone know anything about them? 2nd image is just to show there colour rather than for clarity.


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    I've seen these before somewhere I believe they are military just cannot remember what they are

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    I have a book somewhere that will tell me but I have no idea where it is, and when I find it it will take quite a while I think. I will get back to you within a month with a bit of luck

    It's a griffin I take it?

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    Royal East Kent? (Buffs) I'm not sure exactly how much the buttons differ from the cap badges. OK, I think I'm off track, that looks like a griffin, but East Kent has a dragon it seems.
    Best
    Paul

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    I have a feeling these are British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) buttons.

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    Looks more like cap buttons to me , and also thinking they are not militay!
    cheers
    |<ris
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    |<ris

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    Hi, on the back of the buttons are Lotery & Co London and J.C.S & W Ltd London if this is of any further investigative use.

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    They could be early London Transport buttons, circa 1960 ish. I remember LT used the griffin like the ones show, just a thought

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    I think you could be right about the London transport buttons, the late husband of my neighbour used to be a conductor on London transport. They even had to be licensed for that job back in the day.

    A quick search on ebay for "LONDON TRANSPORT GRIFFIN BUTTONS" confirms what they are. Thank you all so much for your information

    I assumed they might be military related .

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    Well nailed John.

    Andy

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