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Offline Tom 23

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Mid-Victorian Button ID
« on: Tuesday 31 July 18 10:07 BST (UK) »
Hi,
This mid 19th century button has the letters St (saint) J S O.

I thought it would be easy to find out what they stood for, but am struggling, any ideas gratefully received!

Thanks

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Re: Mid-Victorian Button ID
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 01 August 18 23:19 BST (UK) »
Possibly St. James, there's imagery of him with a staff and large hat as a pilgrim.
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Re: Mid-Victorian Button ID
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 02 August 18 12:13 BST (UK) »
Yes, I have googled an image of St James and think that you are onto something there.

So the 'O' could be 'Order'.

St James ... Order

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Add, just noticed there is a definite shape on the hat which I think is a cockleshell which he is associated with wearing on his hat