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Found this site on the A to Z military buttons https://asahelena.wixsite.com/militaryb ... contact-us
well trying to ID one of my finds might have to contact them as I think it’s one they could be missing :thumbsup: hope this helps
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Hello Ian, by all means contact s https://asahelena.wixsite.com/militaryb ... contact-us but if you get a reply you have done well.
Contacted them twice about my Wherwell Loyal Volunteers button, including photos, with no reply. This button was previously unrecorded, with no mention of the Volunteers on the net.
If you are talking about your Horsley button, send the photos and details to your FLO, although the button is less than 300 years old they should record it, especially as it appears to be unrecorded. You will also need a photo of the back and details of any letters to do with the button maker you can see.
Once again congratulations on your find. :thumbsup:
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The fella used to reply the same or the next day from this site but ive had no luck getting a reply lately either, dont know what it means, I dont know how long a site like that lasts if nobody is looking after it, or is it just floating round the internet forever ???
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alloverover wrote: Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:06 pm The fella used to reply the same or the next day from this site but ive had no luck getting a reply lately either, dont know what it means, I dont know how long a site like that lasts if nobody is looking after it, or is it just floating round the internet forever ???
This site is excellent and my "Go To" site for military buttons. A long time ago I contacted them and had a quick response, so its worrying if that is no longer the case (are people using the "Contact us" option, or the e-mail address?).

To answer alloverover's question I dont know how long a site like that lasts if nobody is looking after it, or is it just floating round the internet forever ???. The vast bulk of sites like this are hosted on large servers hosting a number of different sites (this avoids the person running the individual sites having the cost of purchasing a server and having to maintain it), the owners of the indivdual sites then pay a fee for the use of the server. Obviously if they then stop paying the fee the server owner is well within their rights to remove the site from the server.

This is why if anybody finds an item on the iternet that they are interested in, or want to use as a reference, I strongly recommend that they download it to their computer or print it. Obviously this only works for fairly small items, and can not be done for a large database like the military buttons.

I often use the Scam Advisor website https://www.scamadviser.com/ to check out a site I am not sure about and it gives a good guide to how safe the site is and other information about it (the detecting hub has a good rating :thumbsup: , but rightly a warning that its new as scam sites frequently are new and only run until they scam is sussed out!).
Worryingly it could not find https://asahelena.wixsite.com where the military button site is !. The server might have been down and bad timing, but due to lack of replies to recent contacts / e-mails I suspect that it might be dead. If anybody has an specific items on there which they are interested in I STRONGLY recommend that they make their of copy of the item.

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Hi Evan,
think i used both options to contact ,
https://asahelena.wixsite.com/.
Shame there was no reply.
Do use their site a lot for Id`s.
Therefore would suggest any early military buttons, especially those from the Napoleonic Volunteer era, that do not exist on the web anywhere, get recorded on the PAS website.
Reading an extremely long dissertation the other day, i`m sure there were a couple of thousand Volunteer units. Not all of them may have had named buttons. Few units had less than 40 men and as at the end of 1803, which was still fairly early, the lowest strength unit were the, Norfolk Mounted Rifles with a total of 24 men.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
Dave.
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