Thursday, October 29, 2009

Umbrella buttons

I collect umbrella buttons and these are some of my extras, see under plastics category @
Pegs Buttons

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

World War I Locket Button

The front and back pieces were fastened together with a hinge. When attached to the garment by its loop shank, this button appeared like any other WWI uniform button. The G.I. could place pictures of his loved ones inside. This is from my personal collection and not for sale. The other uniform locket button originated during WWII and had a compass inside. Both buttons are scarce.

Saturday, October 17, 2009


Kokopelli is a fertility deity, usually depicted as a humpbacked flute player (often with a huge phallus and feathers or antenna-like protrusions on his head), who has been venerated by some Native American cultures in the Southwestern United States.
This is a modern metal button @ Pegs Buttons

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Fable button..The Fox and The Stork

Many buttons have fables, majority I have in my personal collection are depicted on metal.
MORAL: "I can hardly criticize my host for paying me back in my own coin." @ Pegs Buttons

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Crosses Identified

Many buttons have the cross my personal collection I find the majority are on black glass and metal.

Gloved Hand Button

Volumes could be written about hands, seldom has one part of the human structure been so idealized, revered and held in awe as the hand; the hand has been lauded by poets, painters, sculptors and historians.
SOLD: The button is antique..brass with 3 steels and available in the metal category) @ Pegs Buttons

Monday, October 12, 2009

Shoe Button Covers vintage

Shoe button covers were used in the early part of the Twentieth Century into the 1920's. See @ Pegs Buttons

Friday, October 9, 2009

Dating Buttons by Materials: from Just Buttons magazine 1949

Also with the dating list this was written
"Since this is a brief outline I cannot possibly go into details on each materials. Dates given may not cover the earliest buttons known of that material, but rather will emphasize the dates when that material was most popularly in use-thus covering those an average collector would own. I trust that following table may help the novice date buttons by materials to his own satisfaction."

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Strawberry buttons

Did you know that strawberries are the only fruit that forms its seeds on the outside?
These buttons for sale (under plant life)@ Pegs Buttons

Monday, October 5, 2009

Button Poem

Today I was lonely, but not for long
For I looked at my buttons, my heart sang a song
Today I was tired and burdened with care
As I looked at my buttons, Peace took a place there
Today I was fearful--the world is so hard
But gazing at buttons, I seemed once more glad
Today I was worried about friends and foe
When I look at my buttons--these worries all go
Today, I'm happy and filled with good cheer
For I have my button treasures each day in the year
from Just Buttons