Benton & Johnson! Yes, that was it. I couldn’t find them on the web any more - 
thanks for the info that I should be looking for Toye, Kenning & Spencer.

Not that I want anything, but I do like to keep up with who the suppliers are 
and where I can find them.


> Benton and Johnson are now part of Toye, Kenning, & Spencer, "By
> Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen, Suppliers of Gold & Silver Laces,
> Insignia, and Embroidery", since 1685. I didn't look hard for gold frogs,
> but they might still make them. Website:
> Monforte Systemfil in Spain makes gold passementaries (
>, but I doubt that the English royalty buy
> it from Spain now or in Queen Victoria's time....

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