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Button [New Zealand Forces]; J R Gaunt & Son; past 1911; CT84.1148g

Button [New Zealand Forces]; J R Gaunt & Son; past 1911; CT84.1148g
Button [New Zealand Forces]
About this object
Button; a button from a New Zealand military uniform. It is made of brass and embossed with four stars surrounded by the words: "New Zealand Forces".
This button design was introduced after 1911 and used by all volunteer corps except the naval artillery.

Maker Role
Date Made
past 1911
Medium and Materials
processed material, metal, alloy, copper alloy, brass.
Inscription and Marks
Embossed: 'NEW ZEALAND / FORCES' and stamped on the reverse: 'J R GAUNT / LONDON'
di 26mm

Subject and Association Keywords
military science, maintenance and transportation, clothing and equipment
Credit Line
From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey".
Object Type
Object number

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Bubba Smith11 May 2015 16:26 PM,UTC
I too, have recently come across 3 of the buttons along with a larger button which appears to be a "medic" symbol. Are these worth anything to anyone ???
Edith15 Jul 2014 06:44 AM,UTC
Have 12 large and 8 very small ones. These are from my father collection who served in WW2.Does anyone collcet them?
Barbara16 Nov 2013 02:23 AM,UTC
I have just found a wooden version of the above button. When were these used?
Corey15 Feb 2012 07:20 AM,UTC
Hi The kids and i were walking along Muriwai beach and found one of these bottons in the sand.Are they common, and are they worth anything?
Sophia Woods21 Jan 2012 06:49 AM,UTC
My grandad passed away a year ago and I have been cleaning out his garage, today I came across some of these buttons along with others by the same maker. Are they of any value or do they have any history behind them. Thank you for the time, and your response would be greatly appreciated.
Sophia Woods