5th February 2022

New Finds

Mid 1965 Leda and late 1960s-early 1970s Beutron.

Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron

All things come to those that wait … two years ago I detailed a wish list of several colonial era buttons, including this:


Backmark: J. W. Reynolds & Co., 50  St Martins Lane London C. 1865
Whilst most of the uniform buttons in my collection were made by stamping the design using dies, this has a plain gilded face with the whole design attached as an escutcheon ( a metal ornament applied to the centre of a button face). See also http://www.austbuttonhistory.com/7th-september-2021-2/

J. W. Reynolds was in partnership with William Boggett from 1844-1860 then continued under the name Joseph William Reynolds from 1860 until circa 1874.


A Remounted button: possibly by General Plastics.

General Plastics re-used its rose design by embedding the whole button into a (possibly) Lucite surround:  http://www.austbuttonhistory.com/18th-august-2021/, so perhaps this is also a General Plastics button. However, it is possible this was executed by Beutron once it took over General Plastics.







Here is the same button without the extra mounting:

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