29th June 2020

New South Wales Military

A Stokes & Martin button: 

The partnership between Thomas Stokes and G.F. Martin lasted from circa 1867 until 1893.  This button is from a New South Wales military uniform,  which dates the button from 1876 as that is when the emblem of  “a lion passant guardant on a cross  between 4 stars of 8 points”  with a Queen’s (Victoria) crown, was declared. It has a design error, in that the stars should have 8 points, but only have 5.

NSW military uniform badge.

This NSW military brass uniform button  is dated 1881-1901.  Made by C. Anderson, Sydney. This button has the correct 8 point star.

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