Old and collectible, this sale is offering four different types of Belfast Corporation buttons, various metals and makers but all with the Coat of Arms of the City of Belfast. The Coat of Arms was officially granted to Belfast in 1890. All the buttons on the circumference has the words “Belfast Corporation”
1. Back left in image 1: white metal, tarnished silvery colour, officer quality closed back with maker’s name on reverse – “Purdon Belfast”
2. Front left in image 1: shiny gilt button – marked on reverse “Special Quality”
3. Back right in image 1: brass, loose shank type button named on reverse “Purdon Belfast”
4. Front right in image 1: white metal/chromed button with indistinct London maker mark on back.
All four buttons are in very good condition.