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Foreign military button finds

French, German, USA etc

 

French Army buttons

French Infantry Button
19th Line Regiment
Circa 1803-1814
French Infantry Button
52nd Line Regiment
Circa 1803-1814
Early French Napoleonic 82nd Line Regiment
Circa 1803-1814
'troops middle-class woman and irreguliéres 1790
there is the name of the “district” written above “the nation the law the king” '

French Infantry Button
69th Line Regiment
Circa 1803-1814
64th Regiment French button

'Militaines Ineiamiers'

Early French

'it is a button of military male nurses (1875-1914)',

French civil button

Infanterie de ligne (1871-1916)
Infanterie de marine (1870-1916)

52nd French regiment button

Circa 1803-1814

June 1835 to 1884 French
French artillery after 1914-18
French Napoleonic artillery button - one piece
???
French Napoleonic artillery button - one piece
Bouton d'officier du 1er regiment à pied et des compagnie d'ouvriers et d'armuriers de l'artillerie
1804-1811

French Infanterie de ligne (1871-1916)

AM & Co Paris

This is an old Army Engineers button, either French or Italian.
French Infantry Button
119th Line Regiment
Circa 1803-1814
French Napoleonic artillery button
French Infantry Button
115th Line Regiment
Circa 1803-1814
This is an old Army Engineers button, either French or Italian.

French Infanterie de ligne (1871-1916)

AM & Co Paris

French police

GEMDARMERIE NATIONALE NATIONALE

Back mark

AM&Co

23 M Paris

34th French regiment of the line - Napoleonic period Post revolution Republic of France Army button
French Infantry Button
67th Line Regiment
Circa 1803-1814

 

 
French Infantry Button
26th Line Regiment
Circa 1803-1814
Early French Napoleonic 67th Line Regiment
Circa 1803-1814
 

 

Non European Army buttons

WWII USA GI buttons
WWII Canadian military button
WWII New Zealand Forces button

 

The states of Pennsylvania and New York had a "State Fencible" military unit. (Sort of a State Militia regiment). They date from the War of 1812 and onward into the 2Oth-century. For example, they served in the Spanish-American War. Your button is shown as PA45 in Alphaeus Albert's button-book ("Record of American Uniform and Historical Buttons, with Supplement")

 

USA Marine button

1941 - 1960

WWII USA GI button
WWII USA GI button
WWII USA GI cuff button
WWII USA GI button
WWII USA GI cuff button
Very likely to be a Royal African Regiment (needs confirming)
New York Militia probably of the 1812 era
 
United States Air Force
WWII USA Royal marines button
1865 USA civil war block I button  

Prussian 1870-1914

 

 

'This is a Bavarian reservist, called up for service late in 1914. He is wearing the standard 1910 Fieldgrey wool uniform with Brandenburg cuffs, piped in red, and the Stehumfallkragen (stand and fall collar), a very uncomfortable back pack and leather jackboots, unchanged since 1870. The outside seam of his Fieldgrey trousers would also have been piped in red. The buttons on his tunic have the Bavarian rampant lion in place of the Prussian crown'

 

Prussian NCO Imperial Eagle WWI one piece button
Prussian NCO Imperial Eagle WWI one piece button

Prussian NCO Imperial Eagle WWI one piece button

GEFREITENKNOPF

WW1 to II German 10th Company
WW1 to II German 7th Company
WW1 to II German 13th Company

Danish Army

 

Prussian NCO Imperial Eagle WWI one piece button
WW1 to II German 7th Company
WW1 to II German 4th Company
Neat button - Lion in shield - not researched it yet
     
German 29th Company ?      

Foreign Navy button finds

French, German, USA etc

WWII German Navy Kreigsmarine Button
French Navy

USA Marines button

Boston Elevated Bowe & Seligman as a backmark from 1880's to 1920

WWII German Navy Kreigsmarine Button

USA Marine button

1941 - 1960

French Navy - 1920's
'Further research on this button reveals this button appears to be relate the French 2nd Empire. My sample is of French Maritime Customs. Note the similarity'.
French Navy - 1870's
French Navy - 1920's
French Navy
WWII German Navy Kreigsmarine Button
?
German Navy pre 1918

WWII French Navy button

Back mark , M &CE Paris

   
Napoleonic Navy button ?
   

 

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