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Found at the weekend and it would have been quite a nice button back in the day.

It has traces of Gold guilding, with what I think is a bird(?) perched on a crown. I've looked on the Google Livery button site, but I haven't found a match so far. I wondered if anyone might be able to point me in the right direction? :Thinking: Is it meant to be a bird of prey?

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You should ask Kev Woodward, he hosts the livery button ID site. I'm not sure he's on this forum? But I know he's an admin on another MD forum :thumbsup:
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Is that a griffin on a crown?
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Blackadder43 wrote: Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:47 pm Is that a griffin on a crown?
Well it's got ears and was my first thought too!
Not sure if it is holding a branch?
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Could this be the crest from the "College of arms"? It's very similiar.

I believe this is a dove rising or a dove wings expanded

But, I do believe its holding in its mouth a branch...
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Saki wrote: Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:13 am Could this be the crest from the "College of arms"? It's very similiar.

I believe this is a dove rising or a dove wings expanded

But, I do believe its holding in its mouth a branch...
The search continues....
Often a dove with a branch but that is surely not a dove's head?
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Not my ID - given by the very talented Kevin Woodward:

This button shows the crest of the Davison family, 'Out of an Earl's coronet a dove rising holding in it's beak a wheat-stalk'. One other description says 'three ears of wheat'.

If you can say where it was found I may be able to say which branch of the family it is from. Also, anything that is written on the reverse will help date it.


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I think that's the one Shaggy. :thumbsup:

It was found between York and Malton if that helps.

Thanks very much for all of your help folks!
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Most probably from Kippax Hall (Near Leeds / Wakefield), home of the Davison-Bland family. It was demoloished in the 1950s :thumbsup: Again I can take no credit for this. :D
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Great stuff, is it possible to estimate and age of the button? I suppose early 1900s, poss late 1800s? :thumbsup:
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