These are mainly collectible antique and vintage military uniform clothing buttons from the British Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and UK army regimental uniforms, including old military buttons from women's uniform clothing. These buttons are made from older materials such as brass, gilt, white met These buttons are made from older materials such as brass, gilt, white metal,silver-plate, plus plastic and military horn buttons. Some old-style buttons are current issue for those regiments that still use traditional buttons. In the British Armed Forces, buttons tend to be permanantly sewn onto uniform, but some uniforms that require more frequent washing have detachable buttons that are fastened using metal k-clips or button-rings. This might apply to tropical uniforms or chefs' whites.
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Most of our uniform buttons are British or British Commonwealth from to the present - we have some even older antique buttons, plus a good selection of worldwide buttons, especially overseas police and merchant navy tunic buttons. We are not tailors or military outfitters. The uniform buttons that we sell are mainly official-issue buttons, rather than the special blazer buttons favoured by some Regiments and Corps. Many people do wear ordinary- issue uniform buttons on blazers, but please be aware that there is sometimes a difference. Where we do stock special non-issue blazer buttons they will be clearly marked as blazer buttons, and are often more expensive than issue-pattern buttons. Vintage buttons are sold for collectors and whilst we may have some in large quantities, many are held as single items.
British Military Buttons
See link below back to Button Info. E-mail Carol at: carolc vintagebuttons. Birdcage shank on a c. Uniform type with non-verbal scrolling backmark and "self-shank".
Welcome to the online encyclopaedia of British and Commonwealth Military Buttons. This website is an evolving online database of military buttons. The database has full functional search capability to cater for your areas of interest be they specific to a region, military unit or regiment, branch of service or era. At present, the site has 3, entries.