Friday, September 17, 2010
Ceramic buttons with transfer designs of eight of the most beloved Mother Goose Tales. These sets, with four buttons apiece, were made in Japan for American button dealer Lois Calkins. Lois advertised these buttons in the National Button Society booklet..the first ad appears in the March 1955 issue for Hey Diddle Diddle, $1.00 per set. Lois died in 2002.
Here are the 8 sets (click on picture to enlarge) Hey Diddle Diddle, King Cole, Jack & Jill, Humpty Dumpty, Three Little Kittens, Mary Had a Little Lamb, Goose that Laid the Golden Egg, Sing a Song o'Sixpense