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Can Anyone Identify these German and Austrian Buttons?
Old 08-30-2017, 11:54 AM   #1
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Default Can Anyone Identify these German and Austrian Buttons?

Just picked these up at an estate sale. The guy was a WW2 flying tiger pilot. Anyone know what uniforms and time periods these are from?







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Old 08-30-2017, 01:43 PM   #2
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Hello,

You have a mixture of three country's buttons. The first photo shows imperial German Reichs buttons, probably worn by a state official. Some branches of the military wore the Reichs eagle, such as colonial troops, but I think these are more the official's style.

In the second photo, the four buttons to the right are Tsarist Russian. The one on the left is an imperial Austro-Hungarian button.

All these are private purchase buttons and likely came from either an official's or a military dress tunic.

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Are the first ones Colonial ? Rob
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Old 08-31-2017, 02:35 PM   #4
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I'm leaning towards them being Reichspost (post office) buttons
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