Newcastle Volunteer Artillery Corps
Here is another button on my wish list. It is of the same basic design as many artillery uniform buttons, with one field gun facing left, ; but this time with the letters N V A C above. An example is shown on Cossum page 8, labelled as from c.1875 with the backmark Stokes Maker, Melbourne. The Newcastle Volunteer Artillery Corps existed from 1855 through to 1887. However, the backmark ‘Stokes Maker’ dates the manufacture prior to his partnership with George Martin, i.e. pre 1867, otherwise it would be marked Stokes & Martin.
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