A glint of silver ... a glint of gold ...but only markles!

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Another reason I hate buttons. Not only do they give good signals, they hide in the dirt and reveal just enough to raise the pulse. Then, disappointment :(

A glimpse of silver mid week and a glimpse of gold this morning .... but just a couple of markles - or is it avocados :lol: I wouldn't mind so much if they were in great condition :thumbdown:
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A button is better than a lump of rust or a shottie.
The Boars head button looks interesting.
Cheers, or should i say, a-voca-doo :lol: :thumbsup:
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Not an Id for your button.
Tapped in Boars Head button on the PAS website, 10 results.
Two of which were examples , with a totally different connection.
https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/792997
Is this from where the slang term originated from ?
By the way my daughter is a serving Special, so i have respect.
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Just editing this now after looking at another similar design which does in fact look more like a boar but I didn`t notice the end of the snout on this one which now looking at that other one does probably give it up as a Boar ,so that`s why I've edited this post .The pointy - up ears I think threw me as Most "Boars" have droopy ears . That`s my get out excuse anyway . :D
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Now, at the risk of possibly regretting asking... what's a markle (current ex- Royalish Household aside)?
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figgis wrote: Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:37 pm Now, at the risk of possibly regretting asking... what's a markle (current ex- Royalish Household aside)?
markle:

noun

a thing or person that presents itself as something it isn't; generally leading to disappointment or distrust.

example:
i. it looked good on the website but when it arrived it was a markle or "some 'b' sent me a markle"
ii. it looked like gold in the hole, but just another markle
iii. "found anything?" - reply - "markles!"

example past tense:
I believed everything they said and then realised I'd been markled

Old Bow London. "Bit of paste" - Paste and sparkle - markle.

With a bit of luck I think I can get it into the next round of the OED :lol:
And why would you leave the ex-household aside ;)
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Great things buttons, if you can ID them. Have a look on ‘Livery Buttons Identified’ check ‘BOARS’
1st one on the list. Pretty sure it’s a match except yours has no thing around the edge. Maybe yours is an early example.
No idea how some of them get to where they’re found. I live by Tenby in S/W Wales and have one that found its way from London area.
Long time after I found it I read there used to be a famous Race Track nearby.
Closed down after a huge fraud ring was uncovered.

I always said an outing was not a total waste if you came home with just one interesting find. Nice find.
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Ladybird66 wrote: Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:45 am Great things buttons, if you can ID them. Have a look on ‘Livery Buttons Identified’ check ‘BOARS’
1st one on the list. Pretty sure it’s a match except yours has no thing around the edge. Maybe yours is an early example.
No idea how some of them get to where they’re found. I live by Tenby in S/W Wales and have one that found its way from London area.
Long time after I found it I read there used to be a famous Race Track nearby.
Closed down after a huge fraud ring was uncovered.

I always said an outing was not a total waste if you came home with just one interesting find. Nice find.
Although sadly often giving that glint of gold or silver that then disappoints I fully agree with Ladybird, livery buttons are a great find that can be researched and normally have a local connection.

In this case it is a boars head (Sorry Bors, but if you look it has a tusk!).

But in some cases you wonder how they got there, Ladybird might have found a prime example did her button relate to somebody that had come down from London to Tenby as part of the infamous "Oyster Maid Affair"?. I doubt it, but who knows and what a story you make connecting the button with the finds location.

Ladybird, thank you.
I enjoy my racing, and have been known to risk the odd £1 here and there (including a long drive every now and again to help "liberate" a few pounds from the care of bookies :Party: :Party: ) so it was nice to hear about Tenby and what after a quick search was the "Oyster Maid Affair" http://www.greyhoundderby.com/Tenby.htm
But back then in the 1920s many towns had small racecourses that only held a few meetings a year, normally only supported by locals. Then as travel became easier, and racing more professional, most of these sadly closed - that is more likely the case with Tenby rather than relating to the "Oyster Maid Affair".

As an example "The Lincoln" is one of the classic flat races and run at Doncaster, but it used to be run at the defunct Lincoln racecourse, here is a bit of background about some of the closed courses since WWII
http://www.barburyraces.co.uk/latest-ne ... nnovation/

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DaveP wrote: Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:28 pm I believed everything they said and then realised I'd been markled
Oh, boy. :lol:
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Quote Efan,...." In this case it is a boars head (Sorry Bors, but if you look it has a tusk!)".
Yes I did concede and edit my post if you notice soon after I had said it looked more like a Fox.
Actually come to think of it I think it looks like "Wile-e- Coyote" out of the Road Runner cartoons now . :lol:
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figgis wrote: Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:37 pm Now, at the risk of possibly regretting asking... what's a markle (current ex- Royalish Household aside)?
Glad you asked, John because i did not have a clue either.
You took one for the team there, like a No11 going in as Nightwatchman against Malcolm Marshall et al. :clapping:
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Bors wrote: Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:22 am Quote Efan,...." In this case it is a boars head (Sorry Bors, but if you look it has a tusk!)".
Yes I did concede and edit my post if you notice soon after I had said it looked more like a Fox.
Actually come to think of it I think it looks like "Wile-e- Coyote" out of the Road Runner cartoons now . :lol:
Sorry Bors, when I read your post it said you thought it was a fox. I had not read it again after your edit.

I do like the idea of Wile-e- Coyote out of the Road Runner cartoons on a livery button, now that would be unique. Come on Bors, can't you get a coat of arms and livery buttons with him on.

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Saffron wrote: Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:41 pm Sorry Bors, when I read your post it said you thought it was a fox. I had not read it again after your edit.

I do like the idea of Wile-e- Coyote out of the Road Runner cartoons on a livery button, now that would be unique. Come on Bors, can't you get a coat of arms and livery buttons with him on.

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Well Efan ,It has to be said, some of those designers of livery buttons sure did have a vivid imagination of certain animals & other depictions they did. :D When I first saw the Button and it had been described as a Boar, I looked and I actually did see the "tusk" but then I thought , No it can`t be not with those pointy ears and those T Rex teeth. :lol:
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