On offer here are four superb and original pieces of Connaught Ranger militaria.
1. A large sized Victorian crowned button over the Maid of Erin, this button has a scalloped circumference design. It is maker marked on reverse “Hawkes and Co Piccadilly London”
2. A similar sized and styled officer’s button but with a king’s crown (1902-1922), this button is maker marked “Jennens & Co. Ltd”.
3. Probably the rarest of this set – a King’s crown (1902 -1922) brass button worn by an other ranks member of the Connaught Rangers. It is very hard to find other ranks buttons as most were returned to stores and probably destroyed. This button is marked “Superior Quality” on the back.
4. A small sized officer’s quality button, King’s crown and maker marked Jennens London.