Tuesday, May 17, 2011

V for Victoria and 'V' for Victory buttons

'V' for Victoria. There were two periods when buttons were rife with 'V' designs: first during Victoria's reign, and later at the end of World War II when the 'V' stood for Victory. The first one shown here dates 19th century, ('V' for Victoria) engraved brass with cut steels..a double 'V'. The others are World War II ('V' for Victory) 2 are plastic and 2 metals..notice the Morse Code.
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1 comment:

  1. You always amaze me with your buttons and
    your knowledge Peg...that's why I love to
    check out your blogs...I learn something
    and I'm sure to see some buttons I've
    never seen before now. That large brass
    with the steels for Queen Victoria is
    wonderful! and the morse code so interesting to see incorporated into the
    V buttons. .....be well.