The ‘Button Gods’ have delivered me buttons from within a decade to over 100 years old.
I now have my own NSW Mounted Rifles button dating from 1892-1901 (QV crown) in beautiful condition. I don’t have to be jealous of Carol anymore! Just love the spotty leopard head. This may have been the buttons worn by the troops going to the Boer Wars. It is my first button by Charles Anderson. The Paramatta Woollen Mills also made similar buttons. I spotted this picture on a military sales web page, but unfortunately it is out of stock. For interest I have included below a newspaper report of C.Anderson and the Mills both winning a tender for military uniforms, including for the Mounted Rifles. For for about the Parramatta Woollen Mills see http://arc.parracity.nsw.gov.au/blog/2015/11/17/parramatta-woollen-mills/