Monday, February 27, 2012

Men in Space my fun card

The top center large button is a pinback the others are buttons with a shank.
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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Project Mercury To The Moon button

Project Mercury was the first human spaceflight program of the U.S. It ran from 1959-1963 with the goal of putting a human in orbit around the Earth.
The Mercury-Atlas 6 flight on February 20 in 1962, was the first American flight to achieve this goal.
The button is pewter and backmarked Chr. It is much brighter than the image shows. I have 1 available under the metal category @ Pegs Buttons sorry its SOLD

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Sputnik card with buttons

The Space Age began on October 4, 1957, with the launch of the Soviet satellite SPUTNIK. Sputnik buttons are portrayed here. Top glass button and 4 of the brass buttons are showing both satellites.
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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Olympics games related button

The non-political image of the Games was shaken badly in 1980 when American President Jimmy Carter banned the U.S. team from competing in the Olympics in Moscow. The Soviets retaliated by refusing to send a team to the Los Angeles games four years later.
This small plastic button is available in my button store under the plastics category @ Pegs Buttons

Friday, February 3, 2012

Yin and Yang button

Yin and Yang, oriental symbols of the life force combinations and harmony, came back into popularity during the 1980’s.

This button is made of horn.