Saturday, December 15, 2012

Rock crystal buttons

Rock crystal buttons are scarce. These small silver-mounted buttons, with red foil underneath the faceted rock crystal stone, were worn on a man’s breeches in the early-eighteenth century (Many collectors think that this type of button may actually date from the 1600’s

Friday, December 7, 2012

Goofie buttons

In the 1930’s, a mania began for realistically-shaped, small plastic, celluloid, or glass buttons. The fad was gone by the early 1950’s, but for 2 decades, countless sets of these buttons, known as GOOFIES, were manufactured. These are plastic with a self shank