20th February 2022

Famous Button Fanciers

King Edward VII

Evening Journal (Adelaide), 6th November 1909 page 5.

Edward also collected other war relics, walking sticks, match boxes, caricatures, rare books, gold and silver plate, and model ships. His grandsons, Edward the Prince of Wales and brother George were also button/badge collectors.

The Ballarat Star (Vic), 5th August 1911 page 8.

Northern Star (Lismore, NSW), 23rd February 1920 page 5.

Edward was also a keen collector of stamps, old nautical prints, musical instruments and antique silver. His mother, Queen Mary collected a wide range of antiques; his father, King George, was a collector of stamps and curios.

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