Ian Kelly (Militaria) - Mail Order Insignia Dealers since 1990
Original uniform buttons & insignia bought and sold with money-back guarantee of authenticity
Please be patient whilst pages load - around 3700 different uniform buttons - well worth waiting...

Priority Order Form

This is a shortened version of our online Order Form - it may be used by existing customers who can quote their 4-figure 'Client Reference'.  If you ordered items from us in the past, we gave you a 'Client Reference' consisting of 2 letters followed by 2 numbers.  It appears on all invoices, receipts and postal catalogue mailing labels. 

Quoting your Client Reference on this shortened version will allow us to get your details from our customer records, this saves us time and in return we will give you faster service.

If you do not have (or cannot remember) your 'Client Reference', please use our Online Order Form - full version or Order by Post - these other methods are similar but ask for full address details.

Please provide the following contact information:

Client Reference:
(Click here if you do NOT know your Client Reference)
First Name:
Last Name:
Post Code / Zip Code:
E-mail address:

I wish to pay using:

Please provide the following ordering information.  The descriptions MUST include the 6-figure stock code shown at the start of each catalogue line.  The descriptions may be copied (Ctrl+C) and pasted (Ctrl+V) from our online catalogue. Search Catalogue


Fastenings: Back-Plates, Clutch-Grips, Split Pins, etc.

Due to established practice and customer preference, our stock is sold without fastenings such as back-plates, clutch-grips, split pins or shoulder shanks for screw-fit buttons, however these are (usually) available separately.

Please note that the following pictures are just examples, and the actual items may be slightly different.  At these low prices, we are not able to supply specific sizes.  These are sold in packs of 10 items of various shapes and sizes. 

Please bear in mind that many badges (such as cap badges with vertical 'slider' fittings) do not require these fastenings, and for many older badges, fittings such as a matching back-plate simply do not exist.  With the exception of screw-fit buttons, uniform buttons are normally sewn onto uniforms with a needle and thread and do not usually need special fastenings.

Split pin / cotter pin Back-Plate For Collar Badge Back-Plate For Trade Badge Or Cap Badge Clutch Grip For Spike-Fit Shoulder Titles Shoulder-Shank For Screw-Fit Buttons K-grip or ring for buttons

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Postal Catalogues

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Costs for Supplementary Lists are:

  • £3 in the United Kingdom & British Forces Post Office
  • £6 in the European Community
  • £8 for the Rest of the World

Comments / Alternate Choices

Use this box for comments or iinstructions such as:

  • alternative delivery address,
  • alternative stock choices if your first-choice is not available,
  • different e-mail address for PayPal invoicing or
  • special instructions such as wanting a specific size or quantity.  For example you might want 14 matching buttons - what do you want us to do if we only have 4 in stock - do we cancel the order or should we send what we have?

DO NOT send credit card information with this online order form.
When we have received and processed your order, we will send you a PayPal Money Request showing the total cost including postage.

Challenge Box

This is a test to show that you are a human, rather than a computer program which is sending us spam. To reduce our junk mail, please type the letters that you see in this picture of a brass army shoulder title:

Brass Shoulder Title

Other Uniform Insignia For Sale - Badges & Patches

Click here for our online militaria shop - about 4500 different items including cap badges, collar badges, shoulder titles and arm-badges.

We have NO WW2 German items, NO medals, NO g uns, NO knives and NO bulky equipment. Whatever we sell must be small enough - and legal enough - to be posted by mail.

Button Catalogues

We publish button catalogues by post about 10 times per year. These cost £1.50 each and include fresh stock before it appears on this website.  In effect, postal subcribers get first-pick of the rare items.

Button Identification

The British Button Society has an identification service.

The British Button Society

British Button Society logo

The British Button Society was founded in 1976 by a group of people interested in collecting buttons and researching their history. The Society has collectors of all types of button and publishes 4 excellent journals per year called 'Button Lines' - click for details

Button Images

Pictures of insignia on this website are taken from items owned by Ian G Kelly (Militaria). Images and text are copyright © Ian G Kelly (Militaria)