24th July 2019

New find:

1980s Maxart

Seen online:

1950s Woolworths and 1960s Beutron.


Tailor’s button:

Chas. Jones & co, Brisbane:

Detectoring find by Tim Jellicoe.

This company of drapers first advertised in 1878. They were located in the Kingsford’s Buildings, Queens Street, Brisbane. In 1890 the ‘bankrupt stock’ of the firm was being sold.

Mr Jones was Charles Henry Jones, born in 1848 in New South Wales. He moved to Brisbane in 1873 and stayed there until perhaps the time of the bankruptcy in 1890, before moving back to Sydney where he died in 1898, aged only 50 years.

2 thoughts on “24th July 2019

  1. Sue Modra

    Don’t know who Alwatco was but any thing with the crown on it was usually military. The military museums archives may give you a clue


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