Hammond Turner button found in Victoria
The first button in the new Sporting gallery 4 is amazingly well-travelled. It was generously donated to my collection by Stan Purcell of Gordon, Victoria, Australia, seen here with his metal detector.
An amazing find!
Dug up by Stan Purcell while he was metal detecting in the Creswick Regional Park in Victoria, Australia. Having found this website, Stan generously donated his find to my collection: it has been a bit flattened but it shows a fox apparently lying down.
Made by Hammond Turner & Sons, between roughly 1820 and 1850, in Birmingham, England. Did a gentleman emigrating to Australia take a coat with this button on it with him? Did the button continue to be used long after it was made?