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    I have little or no knowledge about British Uniforms and buttons but I have the chance to obtain a a small box of stuff and included are these buttons. The original collector of them had them in a packet with "Rare" written all over it but I am doubtful. I know that Edward VIII abdicated before his coronation (1936?) but are these really that rare and although I hate asking, what are they worth?
    Cheers.
    Rob
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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Hi Robbo,

    I believe these buttons were produced and issued for use at the Kings coronation, but as this never occurred they were never worn and were not recalled from the soldiers they were issued to. I have no idea as to their value I'm afraid.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    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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    Hi Rob,

    You should post some of your U.S. collection here too.

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    Will do just a soon as I get some time! Thanks for the replies btw. I didn't think they would be that rare or valuable

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