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Tuesday, March 25, 2014
About Those Buttons
Time to show you the buttons I teased about in this post. These are the "keepers" I picked out of the pile to add to my accumulation.
A wonderful, big, celluloid with an applied bird and a set of buttons with a raised green center. Love it when I find this type! I don't think they are technically "hat" buttons but that is what they remind me of.
This rose is applied, too, not molded inside. I am always happy to find vintage buckles in the poke sack.
The purple and black button is a dome-shaped tight top. I should have taken a picture from the side. It is at least 1/2" high. I think the two gear shaped buttons are likely Bakelite.
The button at the top is wood. The set at the bottom is plastic and they feel like Bakelite but I have never seen it with streaks like that. Maybe a reader will enlighten me! They are about 14" thick and perfectly straight sided with no taper of any kind.
I apologize for the crummy picture here but the button right below the buckle is a dark, stunning, carved MOP. I don't usually like the dark ones but I do when they are carved like this! The silver floral buttons are plastic, not metal.
Plastic rhinestones. This is the first time I have found the ones with the white border.
Glass and china. Sadly the Calico is pretty worn out but I will take them most any way I can get them. At least when they show wear it is a fair bet they are old and not reproductions.