The Titusville Button Show September 2013

The New Jersey State Button Society held its meeting and show
in Titusville at the fire hall on Saturday, September 7.  I’ll share
with you the buttons I bought:
First, some glitz—that’s a heavy old rhinestone button, about
an inch in diameter (click on photos to enlarge).

Glitzy buttons©booksandbuttons

Glitzy buttons©booksandbuttons

And wasn’t I fortunate to find this nice group of crescents, moons and
stars?  The large button on left is about 1 3/8″ two piece metals.  If you
look carefully at button on right, you’ll see a flying owl . . .one of the little
ovals with stars is mother of pearl, the other plastic.  Boy, that mother
of pearl large crescent really steals the picture .  . .

night sky buttons ©booksandbuttons

night sky buttons ©booksandbuttons

I’m always drawn to the great celluloids and Bakelite buttons.  And I
added to my Marion Weeber collection with the little candle stand.
How do you like the golf bag??  That little red battleship is Bakelite.
The largest button is 2 1/2 inches.  Not sure what the fish is made of
but it’s nice.

Celluloids, Bakelite, early plastics ©booksandbuttons

Celluloids, Bakelite, early plastics ©booksandbuttons

The next photo is mostly buttons with “heads”.  Two are Liverpool
Transfer buttons—the white porcelain with Greek looking heads.
The brass one way up to the left is a little different–huge bonnet.
And those on the upper right are on velvet.

Early buttons with heads ©booksandbuttons

Early buttons with heads ©booksandbuttons

I’ll close with some miscellaneous metals.  I think the North and South
America button is from Colombian World’s Fair.   I like the “Jumbo
Make” button—don’t know what it’s from.  Someone will tell me.

Old metal buttons ©booksansbuttons

Old metal buttons ©booksandbuttons

Next show is in May 2014.  Fun little show for browsing and buying.

Thanks for visiting–




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6 Responses to The Titusville Button Show September 2013

  1. I lived in NJ for twenty five years and never knew about NJ State Button Society, not a collector but sew, thanks for sharing the event….just saying

  2. Me says:

    Oh, how I love buttons! Yours are great!

  3. Deb says:

    Wow! Those are some real finds. The flying owl with crescent moon and stars is really special. And I have one of those North and South America metals too!

    • I am still not sure if that “Americas” button is from the Chicago World’s Fair
      or not. Did you know that there is QUITE A READABLE book about that fair? It’s
      called The Devil in the White City. Once you’ve read it, you’ll never forget it.
      Half of the story is about the wonderful arrangements for creating the fairgrounds,
      and the other half is the true story about a serial killer roaming Chicago at the
      very same time. Thrilling!

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