5th September 2016

The ‘Button Gods’ have delivered me buttons from within a decade to over 100 years old.

Wooden Koala from Oz Dye-Art Fabrics; the company is listed as defunct, but there is still a Facebook page.

Wooden Koala from Oz Dye-Art Fabrics; the company is listed as defunct, but there is still a Facebook page.

1950's style Walkers buckles. I have 5 of each...so if anyone is interested I'll sell you one for $5 plus postage.

1950’s style Walkers buckles. I have 5 of each…so if anyone is interested I’ll sell you one for $5 plus postage.

1950's Beutrons

1950’s Beutrons

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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/

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The Cumberland Argus and Fruit Growers Advocate (Parramatta) 15th February 1902

The Cumberland Argus and Fruit Growers Advocate (Parramatta) 15th February 1902

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