27th February 2022

Around the World with One Button

An Australian themed button made by a French company sold by a German trader to an American Collector! It says “Blue Mountain Sydney”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Although it does not show clearly in the photos, there is a backmark of an “anchor and bomb”; the mark of Coinderoux who bought out Trenton, Weldon & Weil in 1904 and traded until around 2008. It was then taken over by Janvier.

Although the lady who bought it wondered if it was a park ranger’s button, I think it must be a souvenir button, as rangers would have one with the name of the government department on it, e.g. http://www.austbuttonhistory.com/14th-may-2021/

I contacted Janvier, but they had no records relating to this design. Doe anyone know about his button? Do you have any other ‘foreign’ Australian souvenir buttons?

Check out her blog: http://flyingbuttonranch.blogspot.com/

Knox Grammar School Cadets

Backmarks Small: Stokes & Sons, Princes of Wales plumes. Large Stokes & Sons Melb

 

 

 

 

 

 

Knox Grammar opened in 1924 in Wahroonga, Sydney as a day and boarding school. it has run a cadet program since 1929, with girls from the sister school of Ravenswood eligible for the last decade.

The Sydney Morning Herald, 21st August 1923 page 9.

For all comments and questions, please use the Contact page.