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"Nairn Golf Club"

Button # 434
Image submitted by Dixon Pickup

Button # 434a
25mm Flat no back marks except mold mark

Button # 396
Image submitted by Dixon Pickup

Button # 396a
22mm no hallmark 'FIRMIN & SONS Strand St LONDON'

Button # 784
Image submitted by Johnson Frazier

Button # 784a
22mm no back mark

Nairn Golf Club - The club was founded in 1887 and is based at West Shore, Nairn, Inverness. The button in my collection is a fine and very large (29mm) early uniform example in copper gilt. The central figure is taken from the Seal of the Burgh: a saint (Ninian?) vested and crowned with a nimbus, holding in his dexter hand a staff terminating in a cross, and in his sinister an open book. The legend Sigillum commune burgi de Nairne was not used on the button, just the club title. Though without a back mark, the quality overall would indicate manufacture during the early period of the Club’s existence. The silver award type that will be shown at a later date varies slightly in design.

Information is from an article in "The British Golf Collectors Society" written by Dixon Pickup.

Nairn Golf Club

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