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On my visit to the Portobello Rd. market on Saturday, I found a stall which sells old coat buttons, from various types of official uniforms (mostly of pre-1940s vintage) for £1, and consequently bought 5.

The inscriptions read "BRITISH RAILWAYS", "ROYAL ENGINEERS" and "POLICE FORCE".

The fifth button, a Staffordshire County Police one, is not shown, as is it attached to an old overcoat I have (believed to be of some European military issue) which had lost one of its buttons.

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On November 29th, 2004 11:08 pm (UTC), givemethegun commented:

They're gorgeous - nice score.

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On November 30th, 2004 08:33 am (UTC), kineticfactory replied:
Thanks. I could probably get you some if you wanted them.
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On November 30th, 2004 01:34 pm (UTC), givemethegun replied:

It's a lovely and generous thought, and indeed i'd be tickled, but wait until you're firmly entrenched (...) in a job first...then, maybe.

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On November 30th, 2004 02:07 pm (UTC), kineticfactory replied:
Fair enough. Hopefully in a few weeks...
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On November 30th, 2004 05:03 am (UTC), boof_boy commented:
Are you going to sew them onto a coat or something?
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On November 30th, 2004 05:33 am (UTC), kineticfactory replied:
I bought them mostly to replace lost buttons from other items of clothing. I only needed one for that, but I bought several (a) to choose the best-fitting one, and (b) just in case I need the others at some future date.
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