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"Isle of Wight Golf Union"

Isle of Wight Golf Union

Image from the Collection of Dixon Pickup

Isle of Wight Golf Union

Isle of Wight Golf Union - IW-012 - This was the earliest of the English county unions, being instituted in 1896 in conjunction with Hampshire and the Channel Islands. The 23mm example is in copper gilt with raised design showing the ancient and correct heraldic display of Carisbrooke Castle, the single two-storey tower standing on a torse. The abbreviated title is around the rim. The back mark, ‘Firmin & Sons Ld 47 Warwick St Regent St London’ was in use from 1880 to 1915 only. The button may be for uniform and/or dinner tailcoat use.

Image submitted by Dixon Pickup

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

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