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  • Compass in Military button

    I was shown an item I have never seen before. It was a Military button that screwed off at the back to reveal a compass.It was obviously meant to be secretly hidden.
    Does anyone know how many of these were made?
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    I've got 6 beautiful miltary buttons with horse heads on them - now rushing off to see whether the backs screw off any of them! lol
    Yesterday I was clever and wanted to change the world.
    Today I am wise and am changing myself.

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    • #3
      List it,might have some value for WW2 collectors

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      • #4
        Originally posted by hannesg2006 View Post
        List it,might have some value for WW2 collectors
        I would love to list it but the lady did not want to sell it.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by hannesg2006 View Post
          List it,might have some value for WW2 collectors
          If I were to list my military (horse) buttons, where do you suggest I should put them so they get proper exposure? (I must go and find them before I can list them but I think I know where they are!) I think the buttons I have could be from WW1 but don't know anything about them, I have to admit.
          Yesterday I was clever and wanted to change the world.
          Today I am wise and am changing myself.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by lilythepink View Post
            If I were to list my military (horse) buttons, where do you suggest I should put them so they get proper exposure? (I must go and find them before I can list them but I think I know where they are!) I think the buttons I have could be from WW1 but don't know anything about them, I have to admit.
            Put some photo's on here. The military guys may have an answer,. I would surf the web--so can you
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            • #7
              Brilliant idea, geewhizz. Just to find the time ....
              Yesterday I was clever and wanted to change the world.
              Today I am wise and am changing myself.

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              • #8
                Some Info from British Militeria Forum

                It sounds like an RAF Tunic button devised for escape and evasion on event of capture. Is there an RAF crest on it?



                Here is a link about these. http://snyderstreasures.com/pages/compass.htm#soe There must have been thousands of these made. There were, after all, thousands of aircrew. I have never thought about collecting these, maybe because I don't remember seeing them for sale.

                Bosley's Buywyze site has one listed, though it has been sold. If memory serves me right it was about 400.



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