9th June 2018

New finds:

Some loose, mainly by Beauclaire.

And some buckles; one of my suppliers assures me they are Beutrons or Beauclaires, although I haven’t seen a carded example. Can anyone confirm this?

Here are some examples of ‘Trench Art’ and sweetheart’ jewellery¬† from the collection of the National War Memorial.

A soldier from a Coast-watchers Battlion making buttons from cowrie shells at Port Hedland, West Australia during WW2.

Uniform buttons made into hatpins.

Embroidered buttons made by a POW in Sumatra.

A canvas German MG08 machine gun belt that has been converted for wearing on the waist. It is adorned with British, French, German, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand and U.S buttons and badges. Made by  an AIF sapper.

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