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These 19th century buttons have intriguing designs, rooted in the histories of the noble families of Great Britain. We sell these buttons under the themes of "Animals", "Birds", "Coronets", "Crests & Shields", "Human", "Mottos", "Mythology" and "Various" at 3 - 15 per button. Click on the links below to see buttons currently available for sale. The scans of buttons are updated on the first of every month.

Identified buttons are listed separately on the "Uniform" section of the website.

   
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ANIMALS:

Animals were often used as the main design on livery buttons because of their association with courage, strength, speed and other qualities.

Find out what’s currently available for sale by clicking on the picture or on the link below.

LIVERY ANIMALS

   

BIRDS:

Eagles and other birds of prey were commonly used as designs on livery buttons. Some birds had direct associations with the family name, such as a swan for Swan, cockerel for Cockburn, dove for Doveton and a hawk for Hawksley. Prices range between £3- £15 per button depending on size, condition and scarcity.

Find out what’s currently available for sale by clicking on the picture or on the link below. Prices are shown underneath each button.

LIVERY BIRDS

   

CORONETS:

Coronets are used on livery buttons to show the status of the family. It includes Dukes, Earls, Barons and Viscounts all of whom used different types of coronets. These distinguished buttons vary in price from £3 - £15.

Find out what’s currently available for sale by clicking on the picture or the link below. In your order include the scan and number next to the buttons.

LIVERY CORONETS

   

CRESTS & SHIELDS:

Crests show the full heraldic design for a particular family. Buttons with "shield" designs show only an important part of the crest.

Find out what’s currently available for sale by clicking on the picture or the link below. Scans of buttons for sale are updated on the 1st of every month.

LIVERY CRESTS

   

HUMAN:

This group of buttons shows figures or parts of the body - such as an arm holding a weapon or other device. These buttons make a fascinating area of collecting because of the wide variation in design.

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LIVERY HUMAN

   

MYTHOLOGY:

This group of livery buttons includes such creatures as griffins, dragon, unicorns, wyverns and other fabled animals.

Find out what’s currently available for sale by clicking on the picture or the link below. In your order include the scan and number next to the buttons.

LIVERY MYTHOLOGY

   

VARIOUS:

The buttons offered for sale have various inanimate devices as part of the design. Monograms and designs with buckles are also included in this group.

Find out what’s currently available for sale by clicking on the picture or the link below. Scans of buttons for sale are updated on the 1st of every month.

LIVERY VARIOUS

 

Please contact us by e-mail us if you have any queries or wish to order:-

Roger@GoldenAgeButtons.co.uk

 

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